Thursday, April 17, 2014

Salone Internazionale del Mobile/Milan Design Week 2014 - Post 2

Glimpses from the ever-green Vitra and what was un-missable at Vitra was the graphic work of Alexander Girard at Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Salone Internazionale del Mobile/Milan Design Week 2014 - Post 1

Milan Design Week 2014 did'nt fail to impress.
Year after year it churns out the best in design. Whether it was the bling of Kartell or Particia's Rugs for Gan…

Philippe Stark for Kartell

Precious Kartell

Philippe Stark for Kartell


Patricia Urquila for Gan

Patricia Urquila for Gan
 *I would be covering some images of the Milan fair on this blog the next couple of weeks

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Min resa i design / My journey in Design - Simi Gauba

It was a wonderful-special day yesterday when I was invited by the Association of women in Malmö to talk about my journey in design. I felt so special, so humbled. 
I felt as though I had achieved something in my life that was worth sharing.

My presentation was about 'my journey in design' which of course started in India.

An excerpt from my speech :

In English :

My name is Simi Gauba and I am a designer by profession

I come from India and have lived in Sweden for the past 8 years. If you don’t know India then let me describe India in a nutshell. India is the land of hope, limitless energy, love, faith that can move mountain. In pain we pray. In sadness we pray! We pray for people we don’t know. We pray for people we know. We pray because we know prayers can heal. They really can. Any word spoken with the right energy, right frequency and faith in the beyond, is more powerful than an army in a nation. We are poor country but a happy one. We are happy because that is our only option. We find happiness in being alive everyday and anything over that is a bonus! We live our lives for others happiness and smiles. It could be our parents, our siblings or our friends. We huddle close together in pain and cold as that’s the only medicine we know. Yes that’s the country I was born in. My India

In Swedish:

Jag heter Simi Gauba och jag arbetar som designer. 
Jag kommer från Indien och jag har bott i Sverige i 8 år. Om ni inte känner till Indien, så låt mig beskriva Indien i ett nötskal. Indien är hoppets land, den gränslösa energins land, kärlekens och tillitens land, den tillit som får oss att flytta berg. Vi ber i smärta. Vi ber i sorg! Vi ber för människor vi inte känner. Vi ber för människor vi känner. Vi ber därför att vi vet att böner kan hela. Det kan de verkligen. Ett ord som sägs med den rätta energin och den rätta frekvensen och tron på det gränslösa är starkare än en armé i vilket land som helst.
Vi är ett fattigt land men ett lyckligt. Vi är lyckliga för att det är det enda alternativet som finns. Vi finner lycka i att leva varje dag och allting utöver det är en bonus! Vi lever våra liv för att se andra människors lycka och leenden. Det kan vara våra föräldrar, våra syskon och våra vänner. Vi är nära varandra i smärta och kyla eftersom det är den enda medicin vi känner. Ja, detta är det land jag föddes i. Mitt Indien.

What is the most amazing bit about the day was that we organised a lottery with scarves donated by the owner ( and my very good friend) of Alice&Fay and were able to collect 1264 SEK=11,580 Rupees for The Ranjan Project.
The money collected will go into education of underprivileged children in India through The Ranjan Project.

My presentation

Lottery organised for The Ranjan Project

Owner, Alice&Fay : Cecilia Alatalo

Lottery Winner

Thank you everyone for making the day unforgettable!
Have a wonderful week ahead my dear friends. Stay Blessed!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Rugs at SimiDesign Society 6 shop

Hello Monday!

Hope everyone's had or are having a great start to the week
New product added to the simidesign shop at Society 6-Rugs
Starting at an affordable 28$/190Sek they are 100% worn polyester, soft and highly durable!

* All designs are copyright SimiDesign

Sunday, March 30, 2014

'….you ate my sandwich...MYYYY SANDWICH %&#!!''

I am sure many of us remember this line from 'Friends' when someone steals Ross's sandwich at work. 
Only if Ross had these Anti-theft lunch bags. They are genius and I love them.
Designed by the, they have green splotches to simulate moss---just what your lunch-snatching theif needs to see

Monday, March 17, 2014

French Girls - Great Portrait App!

One of the best drawing apps that I have come across of late is French Girls! Hang on..don't stop reading..the name is simply taken from the movie Titanic - ''draw me like one of your french girls'' 

You can crowdsource portraits of yourself. Its simple--upload your photos, and people draw it--and yes it sometimes could be the worst portrait you have seen of yourself ;). To join the game it asks its users to create the content.So if you make your best friend look like a clown--beware! The best part of the app is, that it builds an artistic community without being brash or boastful like Facebook or twitter. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

12 Designers from all over the world for 2014

March is here and its time again for the FREE downloadable calendar for 2014

We are a group of 12 international designers brought together by the fabulous designer Maria Jose' or simply Majo BV who lives in Italy. Take a look at Majo's work and her blog.

Last month's, February calendar, was by the talented Emma Hawman,

This month is my design is called Floral Sprigs inspired with from the first blooms of the season

You can download the calendar for any device
widescreen 1 // widescreen 2 // fullscreen 1- iPad landscape // iPad vertical // fullscreen 2
iPhone3 - iPhone4 // iPhone5 // Samsung Galaxy

We also have some printable planners for the month designed by Lindsay Buck. Hop over to Majo's Blog over here and get your's now!

Have a wonderful week ahead!