So I went to this really cool Bandra-artsy India Design Forum event last night co hosted by Belvedere Vodka at Arch. Ashiesh Shah and Tejas Mangeshkar‘s office – the Bhavishyavani Backyard in Bandra. First up guys, what a killer spot!!! How you get any work done at that “office” I have no idea! I’d be sitting in the garden day-dreaming all day… Anyway, the full who, what, “wear” debrief is coming up shortly but here’s what I took away from the night, in Instragram and other animals :)
Nandita Kumar – News from Nowhereland. Isn’t that beautiful? From what I grasped this installation was powered by light and attempted to broadcast the frequency in a global movement of love.
Did you know? Broadcasting the right frequency can help open your heart, prompt peace, and hasten healing. “We now know the love signal, 528 Hertz, is among the six core creative frequencies of the universe because math doesn’t lie, the geometry of physical reality universally reflects this music.” – Dr. Horowitz
And as I was telling the always charming Yudhishtir Urs my new-found piece of fascinating trivia, he thanked me for the tip and dropped some wisdom on me himself…
Yudi, I love that! What a great life mantra :)
Would you believe this installation of woven tapestry was made entirely of magnetic tape? Yes the kind we grew up listening to on our walkmans, that kind.
She told me that her fascinators had little action figures on them because those hats were being made when 26/11 happened.
Created by Giantwalls, who had them in the likeness of Shiv & Parvati, a whole bus stop story and even Rajnikanth! The awesome thing is you can have a set of two customised in your own likeness for approximately 1200rs (I think!) and proudly display your very own artsy mini me :)
They do come with this Budu warning: You can do practically anything you like with your durable-fibre Budu, but you probably shouldn’t test them from a height lest they go suicidal!
And you had to be there, but it was kinda cute how an incredulous Hrithik Roshan piped up (during a lull between claps) that the ambient sound at the party never dropped below 80 dB.
…totally different from the way more fou-fou town-arsty. They chilled and chatted and mostly nobody even bothered to wear heels.
The cool set included Hrithik & Sussanne Roshan, Mehr Jessia, Kiran Rao (sadly without Aamir Khan), Zoya Akhtar, Abhishek Kapoor, Ayan Mukherjee, Poorna Jagannathan, Kim Sharma, Homi & Anaita Adajania, Mozez Singh and even Chetan Bhagat!
Bulb – Thierry Betancourt & Ashiesh Shah
When formulating an idea for a light, two core values came to mind: it had to be simple and to speak of India. Diya meet Edison.
OTLO is a a collective design project curated by Arch. Ashiesh Shah & Tejas Mangeshkar.
As a satellite to the main IDF and the kick-off to India Design Week, OTLO is conceptually and literally an open space where new, forward-looking projects can be shared. They thought it would be interesting to get a bunch of their artistic pals together and curate this eclectic evening with a splash of vodka to keep things cool. Their goal: serious, honest engagement in an environment that is both casual and fun. #FTW gentlemen, #FTW.