Rediscover the old..

It is really heartening to see Indian and Asian influence on international design and products. Things that are used on a daily basis, or some that have been forgotten as ‘old style’ or ‘traditional’, are now being feted in international boutiques as the latest in chic home possession. Take a look at the latest catalogue of Toast to re-discover Indian utilitarian items – from the ubiquitous dibba (lunch box) to colorful lanterns to the humble madras checks to steel dinnerware ๐Ÿ™‚
(All images: Toast catalogue)

On another note, also sharing with you a quick dose of goodness from the hammams of Turkey, brought to us by Tad’e Pays du Levant. This mouthful of a boutique has a range of products inspired by ancient traditions of hammam (Turkish bath), keeping in line with ethical and ecological trade. Take a look at Tad’e Pays du Levant for its delicious sounding products and lovely pictures… [Read more on Hammam…]


  1. Thanks Nicolette! Keep dropping in for a lot more from India!

    Thanks F&D

  2. 'A life more fabulous' : love your name :)! Thanks for dropping me a note

    Thanks Jane! I love Atticmag!

    Thanks for dropping in Ships! Well, I have started to see the change – whether its fashion, or home decor, or even arts – global trends and design thought process has started influencing almost every creative sphere. More power to One world (while independent identify and heritage is sustained) ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Thanks Paavani!

    Welcome to An Indian Summer Vasudha! ๐Ÿ™‚

    You can say that Kcalpesh! Thanks for dropping by ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Hope to keep hearing from you Nicole! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks Celine! Yes, I know…I couldn't figure out myself how you can buy stuff off the site..

    Good to be back Arch! And yes, I love all your brass urlis and containers! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Ah! Thank you Aditi…wish I could provide a daily dose of An Indian Summer, but got loads of other worldy responsibilities ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I get so happy when I inspire someone for vacation! I love vacations myself Patricia ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks ~mE!

  6. Thanks Twisha! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah…reminds me of the mumbai dibbawallas Sreelu! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Gracias Yoli! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Interesting!
    Eastern influences have been a inspirational focus for europeans since Marco Polo times.

  8. I love the Indian decors. They are simple, elegant, and truly beautiful.


  9. Lovely write up.
    I always feel a tiny rush of joy when I see traditional Indian prints/ products inspiring the creative geniuses of the world. One thing I miss is the same instinct for creative exploration within India. Maybe I haven't searched hard enough, but I haven't found a representation of other cultures in the Indian home industry. Yes its a nascent industry, I agree, and maybe that's why I need to be patient ๐Ÿ™‚
    Your blog fills in this hole- it brings together the world on a platter..and that's a great start for cross-cultural assimilation and inspiration!

  10. Oh, to have a few of those madras pillows for my sofa and a box of those lovely olive oil soaps! Thanks so much for sharing the wonderful sources and photos. It makes me want to open a fragrant-smelling boutique!

  11. These photos are amazing!

  12. Very colorful!

  13. Indian collectibles are always very very colourful and most importantly practical….the west have always admired them….sometimes….i feel sad that we Indians do not respect it as much as it deserves….this post is so very enlightening…thank u…

  14. very beautiful collection! Indian style rocks!

  15. Oh yes, I have always treasured my traditional vessels and containers and when I look at these I have a smile on my face;-)

    Nice to see you back in action:-)


  16. I have been visiting your Blog for a while and today I really to tell you how your Blog makes me travel in those beautiful exotoc place thank you for sharing this last 2 address where we can order great unusual beautiful stuff for our home. Even if Tad’e Pays du Levant is a little complicated … you need to be a member or something…not very clear.
    Beautiful pictures, a great sense of beauty. Merci

  17. i just found your blog and i am HOOKED!!! love it.

  18. Anonymous

    Please increase the frequency of the posts!

  19. ~mE

    i love that tiffin carrier and those lovely moroccon cups ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. oh.. how nice!! such pretty colours.. the kettle.. the dabba.. so cool!!!!

    The turkish bath pics are lovely!! I’m on a holiday mission now!! More inspired by your pics..

  21. Thank you for sharing so much beauty with us today! I love the dibba!

  22. All I need is a cup of tea and a daily dose of the Indian Summer and I am all set for my day ;)) Loved the eye candy!

  23. wow these really look so rustic, a tiffin carrier in botiques its funny.

  24. WOW!WOW!WOW!!!!Sigh:-)

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