Friday, June 26, 2015

Flavour of the year

Food books, cookery shows, food festivals, food magazines….they are the new 'trendsetters'. Since the past few years, we have finally realized how important it is to take it slow, to breathe, to relive old memories, making the food a star trend. To eat is no longer to gobble away food in 30 minutes, to eat is to relive memories, to taste, to smell, to see and to enjoy....enjoy life's fleeting moments with family and friends.
I chanced across this wonderful magazine called Chickpea.
What a visual feast this magazine is. Its a free food magazine scribbled with a wonderful warm font and the food pictures are to die for! I'm off to the farmers market….






*All images are copyright chickpea

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Herbs in my garden for Minted

Inspired by herbs thyme, lavender, dill, parsley I made this fabric 'Herbs in my garden' for Minted. Now 4 months and 10 sales later I know its being very appreciated. Would love to know how everyone is using it. I would love to use this fabric for cushions on my garden furniture.




Monday, May 18, 2015

The making of Shiva I and II

Since childhood, Shiva has always intrigued me. Shiva has a mysticism that just cannot be unravelled. Be it his third eye on his forehead or the snake Vasuki around his neck; the adorning crescent moon in his hair or the holy river Ganga flowing from his matted hair; the trishula as his weapon or the damaru as his musical instrument. 
But the most powerful of all images for me is 'Shiva the dancer' also called Nataraja. They say in hindu mythology, that when evil becomes so strong and takes hold of the universe then Nataraja dances to destroy the universe, urging Lord Brahma, the creator, to create a new universe…enthralling!
I have been trying to demystify Shiva in sketches….

Shiva series available in my Society Store now..







Shiva I

Shiva II

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Won the Red Dot Product Design 2015 and the Golden A design award for Pebble Bagasse!

Its an amazing feeling when someone recognizes your work and likes what you do.  
''You like my work, reallyyy?…you do?'' 

But its whole path to self-discovery when the appreciation comes just not in words but in the most recognized and respected product design award!  
Its a first for me and I am over the moon..I won the the Red Dot design Award 2015 and the Golden A design Award 2015 for my product - Pebble Bagasse plate and bowl designed for Duni

I can't believe it that Im sharing the space with design idols whom I have admired from companies like   Volvo XC90, Sennheiser, Kia motors, Blackberry Passport,Intra Mölntorp AB Design…

My interview about Pebble Bagasse you can read here


Pebble Bagasse for Duni AB

Pebble Bagasse for Duni AB

Pebble bagasse designed by Simi Gauba for Duni





Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Simi Design and Fun Wheels of Sweden - New Collaboration!

Announcing a fantastic new collaboration I have been working on the past year -
Fun Wheels of Sweden and Simi Design!

Fun Wheels of Sweden is wonderful swedish company based in Malmö, specializing in stylish and well designed accessories for wheel chairs. Their goal has been to enable everyone using a a wheel chair to style and express themselves the way they like, without the boundaries normally implied when one is confined to a wheel chair! How inspirational!  explains the synergy between Simi Design and Fun Wheels of Sweden.
My Pop collection for Fun Wheels of Sweden is an expression of freedom and thought with a splash of vibrant colors


Chill

I'm Awesome

Save the World


Friday, March 20, 2015

Yuken Teruya's Paper Trees


Recently I came across the work of a japanese artist called Yuken Teruya, The Paper Trees.  Yuken uses old newspapers, toilet rolls to make these beautiful paper trees that are works of art. He recently
made a commission piece for The New York Times Magazine article 'The Green Economy'


Commisson Piece for The New York Times - The Green Economy


Corner Forest - Yuken Teruya

Corner Forest - Yuken Teruya



Like he rightly puts it --It seems as though the paper comes to life!

Have a wonderful weekend my dear friends xx

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Your closest ICA store in Sweden has Simi designs!

My collection of Napkins and Plates that I conceptualized and designed for YR 2015 sortiment of Duni is finally in stores and man, am I proud and happy!
Drop in to your closest ICA store and take a look…
(not all designs are from me in the store, below I have images of the designs that are from me)

Its been so much fun making these collections and could not have been possible without the team effort of my wonderful colleague - Jennie Johnson, (she's a gem!)

The Pebble Bagasse is a collection of Bowls and Plates made in eco friendly material called Bagasse. Pebble bagasse is inspired by the organic shape of the humble pebble
The design has been nominated for the A design award and Red Dot ! (fingers crossed)


Take a look at the entire YR2015 collection I designed for Duni here on youtube.



City Beach Collection

Tropical Summer

Shining Brights and Uncovered

Uncovered



Back to Nature

Pebble Bagasse Plates

Pebble Bagasse Bowls

Hero Cup