Author Archives: shanti
It has been a while… Just over a year to be precise. And though our blog has admittedly been neglected while we tend to the projects, homes (in some cases homes-to-be) and the people (aka clients) who inhabit them, we are still inspired – with greater frequency than is evidenced here – and often intend to share those […]
after the trash talking…Nate-bashing…Broooooooklyn-chanting…BELIEVE-ing… after whipping the air of the Barclays Center into a frenzy during the all-important game 5 of the playoffs and being worn as Miyagi-esque head bands (yes we did; no I’m not posting evidence)… now serving as dish towels (and a reminder that hope dies last).
I gradually became aware that my interiority was inseparable from my exteriority, that the geography of my city was the geography of my soul. Physically and metaphysically, I was placed. In the Sarajevo I knew, you possessed a personal infrastructure: your kafana, your barber, your butcher; the landmarks of your life (the spot where you fell and […]
via More Brooklyn love? Yup. I can’t help it. Indigo and Ochre Design has been many things in the 6 months since Courtney and I first embarked on this (ad)venture; in this instance, a prism through which to see/learn about the incredible artisans crafting their skills all around us in our borough. One of our tenets […]
Today, the day after the first full moon of Spring (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), marks Holi. Celebrated throughout India and Nepal – and wherever diaspora communities dwell around the globe – this festival of colours boisterously & jubilantly celebrates the emergence of Spring. I know there are valid concerns now (environmental – the […]
So this is part lament, part inquiry, part music review, part Brooklyn-love story (yes, another)… My husband and I love music. Not always the same music mind you (huge generalisation, but what is it about American men and their fondness for guitar-based rock from 40+ years ago?). Nonetheless, it’s a joy and appreciation we share and […]
but not really. I’ve just returned from a few days on the other coast. And it was lovely. San Francisco’s charms are myriad…as evidenced below: clockwise(ish) from top left: 1. blue bottle coffee 2. oyster picnic at the Tomales Bay Oyster Company 3. Gandhi ji overlooks the farmer’s market at the Ferry Plaza 4. iconic […]