Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Make Something out of Nothing

The best art piece/installation this year; 2013; for me has been by Mc Nabb & Co
The City Series is a collection of wood sculptures that represent a woodworker's journey from the suburbs to the city. 
Made entirely of scrap wood, this work is an interpretation of making something out of nothing.The result is a collection of architectural forms, each distinctly different from the next.




* All work is copyright Mc Nabb&Co
Making something out of nothing : what a wonderful thought to end the year by and start a fabulous New Year.
Wishing you a Happy New Year and all that's good, happy, fun and healthy in 2014.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Flora in Femina

This is a first for me. 

My scarf Flora is in the latest issue of Femina, thanks to Alice&Fay and Femina. 
Brimming with excitement and immense gratitude.
Thank you Alice&Fay for making me a part of your wonderful journey!



Sunday, December 22, 2013

Alice&Fay available at CDon

So as the year comes to a close, the good news just keeps flowing in..

The fantastic clothing company in Sweden, Alice&Fay, that I have designed scarves for is now retailing through the Brand Giant - CDON

Take a look at the collection here


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Simi Design Keka Cases available on Amazon

Some Great News to share !!


All my Kekacases for iPad, kindle and many more devices, are now available at Amazon. You can go to www.amazon.co.uk, type 'Simi Gauba' and can select from the range
or 
simply click on the link below..
'Kekacases at Amazon by Simi Gauba'

What more ???...All of them qualify for the FREE super saver delivery!!

P.S : Also ignore 'Out of stock' its a label we give when we do not want to mass produce and stock. Place your order and we promise to deliver asap!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pantone Color of the Year 2014

So Pantone recently announced the Color of the Year 2014
Its Radiant Orchid - 18-3224 TPX.
I cannot say its my favorite..I would have loved a fiery Orange. But then if I were to choose, it would be fiery Orange every year…

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Ambiente Trends 2014

Ambiente just released the new trends for the year 2014 and top of that list is 

Stunning Temper

An imaginative, whimsical, cheerful palette. Monochromes with a mix of imaginative patterns lend a surreal appeal to the surroundings




Subtle Spirit

This theme is more about craftsmanship and harmony. Lights and accessories lend an Asian touch to the theme




Serene Nature

Serene Nature celebrates the magic of the pristine. Natural materials and a smooth transition between the indoor and the outdoors*

*You might recollect that I had spotted this trend emerging last year when I had written about how the outdoors are the new indoors. Check out the old post right here





Striking mind

Striking mind is all about clearcut lines, strong graphics, 3 dimensional shapes and a play of strong monochromes




Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Where India met Sweden...

When I'm walking the streets and looking for something fantastic to catch my eye or to inspire me, I know of place that never fails me--Gudrun Sjöden. She has stores all over the world but the one I lurk around is at Lilla Torg here in Malmö. The colours dance through her shop windows and the patterns are mesmerising.
I can see where India met Sweden long time ago...







*All images are copyright Gudrun Sjöden

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Before Pantone..

So while I was designing in India some 12 years back, access to pantone was limited to only a few. Only those 'few' who could afford the fancy book of colours. But then what did we use back then--
The magical yarn book called the Neelam Thread Card
Last month when I was in India I picked one of these and gosh do I love it more than Pantone..




Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Simi Design in a New Design Directory

Simi Design is listed in the Little White Book of Surface Pattern Designers. It has listings from designers all over the world. 
Another first. Do visit our page by clicking on the above link.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Inspiration is everywhere

Inspiration is everywhere. Just came across these beautiful yarn bobbles and yarn bundles..
I see stripes and paint splashes, what do you see ?



* All images are copyright SimiDesign

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Simi Design for Alice&Fay

My scarves designed specially for Alice&Fay are in the stores now. 
Its been a wait, but so worth it! Its been a fantastic experience working on this fabulous project since Dec 2012. 

Flora, Fay, Happy and Polka all have stories to tell...





Want to know more...see us at the webshop: Alice&Fay

Friday, September 27, 2013

Paola Navone for Crate and Barrel

Paola Navone collection for Crate and Barrel is fresh, contemporary and speaks many languages. 
In her words : ''The collection is dedicated to different houses : Joyful, dedicated, timeless, classic and poetic''





Friday, September 13, 2013

Flying Carpets

Recently I got out of my comfort zone and designed some carpets for a competition hosted by Carpet Vista and what next...
I received an email saying that I am one of the finalists!! For my design to really fly, the public voting gallery is open.

Do vote for me if you like what you see :)
Im here






Friday, August 30, 2013

Ferm Living - New Catalogue.

Ferm Living's new catalogue is out and what can I say---Its visually a delight! Its simplistic, clean and exquisite in its form. The products well-displayed and its inspiring just to leaf through the catalogue.

Its a designer's dream to be a part of Ferm. Atleast its mine, there I said it.






To see the whole catalogue, click here 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Spotted-Ian Stell

This year at the Milan furniture fair I had the privilege of seeing Ian Stell's latest work-Femten Chair
A collapsible chair that can also be folded inside out..




Sunday, August 11, 2013

Kekacases and Simi Design

My collection for Kekacases is now avaliable.


The Journey : It has been really a wonderful experience designing for Kekacases; a company that makes Ipad and Kindle cases handcrafted in San Francisco. They use traditional binding techniques which is what makes a Keka Case unique. Using eco friendly inks, they start by printing the designs onto a vinyl, which is also used for race cars! Then they add a cast overlaminate to make the case resist water, stains and tears. Then they take the vinyl and warp it around recycled book boards. Fascinating eh ?

Some of my design avaliable at Kekacases :

Leno

Indigo

Kashmir

Cinnamon

Want to see the rest of the collection, click here

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Happy, Flora, Fay and Polka

Happy, Flora, Fay and Polka. The journey has been simply amazing and today felt like an achievement. 
Alice&Fay launched its fab online clothing store and my first contemporary scarf collection designed just for them. 

Simi Design's first retail presence in Sweden. Gosh..yes its an achievement!
Cheers!


Happy

Flora


Fay

Polka