Three stores

 Each fabulous and unique in it’s own little way!

Sanctum, the quaint shabby cum industrial chic store in Bombay, is a much loved retail project for it’s owner – Sandhya Gorthi. Sandhya has created a happy home for all things vintage, relaxed, less than perfect, and ugly-beautiful. Sandhya’s vision for Sanctum is to fill the gap between high end lifestyle store and the profusion of stores offering rich, ornate, ethnic or kitschy offerings. At Sanctum’s outlet in Bandra, Bombay, you will find washed, distressed and industrial furniture, cheerful and unusual home accessories, candles, mirrors, lamps, crockery and furnishing, apparel, jewelry, and work by new and established designers. 

So if you are in Bombay, or visiting Bombay, do walk into this fabulous store today! And, for the next two weeks, just mention your favorite blog [An Indian Summer!] to get a 10% discount on your purchases! 
[Sanctum’s location and address, and Sanctum on facebook]
Studio Azzurra

Aninda Singh, design graduate from NIFT, thought of starting Studio Azzurra when her friends and family started buying jewelry pieces designed by her, literally off her neck! Aninda has always been artistic, dabbling in different mediums and materials, creating some very unusual pieces of jewelry. Her jewelry is influenced by her travels, and the little things she loves. Studio Azzurra’s work is characterized by finely worked elements in sterling silver and semi-precious stones sourced from across the globe. Using artisan craft techniques to create designs that are timeless and insusceptible to fleeting fashion trends, jewelry at Studio Azzurra , is individually and affectionately made by hand, emphasizing colour, texture and tone. 

You can also buy these drop dead gorgeous pieces from Studio Azzurra’s online store. And you being who you are, my favorite peeps, you get a 15% discount for the next two weeks when you shop here. Just use the code AIS015 when making the purchase!
[Studio Azzurra online shop and Studio Azzurra on facebook]

CraftCanvas is Nisha Vikarm’s attempt at making crafts accessible, usable and affordable to the urban audience. Nisha quit her corporate job in 2009 to focus on her passion of developing home decor products and services, working with handicraft artisans. And also get an opportunity to satiate her need to travel while doing so! 
CraftCanvas, in partnership with artisan communities across the country, explores ‘handicraft-inspired’ interior design. Acting as a link between the artisans and the urban customer, CraftCanvas translates age old craft into something modern and relevant to the urban audience. Nisha believes that there is a place for India’s traditional crafts even in the most modern of spaces, whether it’s in the form of a monochrome pichwai embellishing and minimalist living room wall or beautiful athangudi tiles in a Mediterranean style porch.

CraftCanvas retails via online stores like Shopo, Craftsvilla and Artsy. And specially for An Indian Summer readers, Nisha would like to offer 20% off on your purchase till Sept 24th when you shop right here! Just use the code INDSUMMER at the checkout.
[CraftCanvas, CraftCanvas on facebook]
Thanks to all Sandhya, Aninda and Nisha for being such inspiring creative entrepreneurs.  And for so graciously offering such lovely discounts to An Indian Summer readers!
On another note, do check out the winners of the giveaway by Sir Alistair Rai and Island company later in the evening today! There’s still some time and if you haven’t entered yet, make sure to enter the giveaways here and also here!
Come back tomorrow for some delightful rooms, right here on this bloggie blog!


  1. Tanya

    The earrings at Studio Azzurra are particularly beautiful. Am ordering a few pairs for my mum and myself 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing these.. Craftcanvas is a lovely find! Interesting work.

  3. Olá, amei conhecer seu blog. Gosto dessa arte indiana. Muito colorida e os tecidos maravilhosos.
    Obrigada por compartilhar essas preciosidades.
    Have a nice week.
    Minha vida de campo.

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