Bandhani

By The India Craft House The history of dyeing can be dated back to prehistoric times. This art finds its mentions in the Alexander the great time texts about the beautiful printed cottons of India. As per evidences in Historical Texts, the first Bandhani saree was worn at the time of Bana Bhatt`s Harshacharita in…

Earth Day – 22nd April

The movement continues. We are now entering the 46th year of a movement that continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action. In 1970, the year of our first Earth Day, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy toward environmental issues. Forty-six years later, we continue to…

DIY – WASHER NECKLACE

I love to make something out of an unsuspected material. It’s so much more fun then just buy beads and make a necklace. Today I’m going to show you how to make a necklace out of washers. Do they sell pink washers? You may ask. Well no, but they do sell pink nail polish! Learn how…

Dharamshala & McLeodganj

The trip continues… Moving on from our paragliding adventure to a slightly more grounded state of mind, a little bit of time needed to be spent in Dharamshala and Mcleodganj. We left Bir around 4:30 in the afternoon on a bus, it was our first experience in one of these on a mountain road and…

How to Take Gorgeous Product Photos

The way you present your products online has a significant impact on sales. Amateur-looking product shots erode consumers’ trust and could send them fleeing. Fortunately, you don’t need to spend $10,000 on equipment or hire a professional to create beautiful product photography that will instill faith in your online store and get results. In this…

Featured – Felt Paper Scissors by Dhaara

Felt Paper Scissors is the handmade brainchild of Dhaara Kumar. Inspired by her little one, Dhaara started making delightful hair accessories like big size roses and animal-face hair pins, quirky collar clips and brooches, bow ties and lot more . Her collection will be sure to take you for a joy-ride.   Check out her…

Channapatna

The floor is surfaced with sharp wood splinters and sawdust. Unlike other work-sheds, afternoons here are swift & hasty and the noise from turning of wood through overhead belt-drives fills the compound. Symmetrical pieces of wood colored in vibrant shades are stacked on the worktable; by evening, these will be assembled and made into simplistic…

Earrings with bead caps and spacers

Emma @ http://www.makeandfable.com I sometimes find my brain getting caught up in creating ever more elaborate projects, so it’s nice to make something that might look elaborate, but is actually very simple. Step up your DIY earrings by using bead caps and spacers. Just adding some decorative spacers and bead caps can make plain beaded…

Paragliding in Bir, Himachal

Leaving Mumbai feels good, even if it is only for a few days. The city throws at you a whole lot more than you came looking for, that’s what cities do though. New York was the same, why would Mumbai be any different. Well, I am heading to the top of the country – Bir,…

How to Write eCommerce Product Descriptions that Sell Like Hotcakes

The best eCommerce descriptions create an impression at once. They communicate value, get people excited, and make them switch from browsing mode to paying customers instantly. Although it’s not fair to give all the credit for conversions to product descriptions, but they do play a key role (after the images). Still, so many eCommerce site…

Featured – Chiria, Handmade Jewelry by Simrat

Chiria has been associated with Oomro since its inception, one of the first artists to sign on and showcase her creations with Oomro.    Chiria – Handmade jewelry created by Simrat. She has a background in jewelry design and she has completed her studies at the National Institute of Fashion Technology. She has always had a…