Artist, designer, educator and a Silambam practitioner – Aishwarya Manivannan

We’ve been a fan of Aishwarya Manivannan for a long time now. Bringing the art of Silambam in a beautiful handloom saree is an unheard combination, but she got us hooked when she did this. As she’s an artist, designer, educator and a Silambam practitioner, we had so many questions to ask her about her … Continue reading “Artist, designer, educator and a Silambam practitioner – Aishwarya Manivannan”

Tête-à-tête with designer & maven Rashi Agarwal

  When we met Rashi Agarwal, we met a true maven of food, fashion, beauty, culture and millennial trends! She lives in the quaint town of Pondicherry and runs her own leather accessories brand, Raff. We instantly connected with her design aesthetic and her free spirit. Get to know more about her in our chat with … Continue reading “Tête-à-tête with designer & maven Rashi Agarwal”

With the magnetic Madhavi Rongala from House of Taamara

  We met Madhavi Rongala at Yellow Button in Bangalore which was a popular, whimsical shopping spot in the city. When she co founded House of Taamara, a one-stop-shop for hand-crafted sarees curated from around the country, we were in complete awe of her and her business skills! Find out everything about her, from how … Continue reading “With the magnetic Madhavi Rongala from House of Taamara”

Buncke on Brass Tacks!

We sat with Aarabi Veeraraghavan a.k.a. Buncke, classical dancer, blogger and cake eater (as she calls herself on her Instagram), and asked her numerous questions about her day, her practice, her blog, time management, and what keeps her going. Read on! BT: What’s your typical week day like? How many hours a day do you exercise/train/dance? … Continue reading “Buncke on Brass Tacks!”

Summer 2017 Collection: The Khadi Special

We are extremely excited to launch our new Summer line this year. We wanted to see how you would react to our departure from Brass Tacks’ typical aesthetic of fitted silhouettes.  And clearly, you loved it! The silhouettes in this collection are airy, with a relaxed, resort vibe to them. There are loose jumpsuits, dhoti-inspired pants, … Continue reading “Summer 2017 Collection: The Khadi Special”

The Art Of Print Making – With Sonali Manavalan

What inspired you to become a textile designer? I’ve got this memory of eyeing my grandmother’s beautiful saris, cutting them up in my head and converting them into dresses or pants, even gowns! I must’ve been 8 years old at the time. If one went through my textbooks from school and college, they’d find more … Continue reading “The Art Of Print Making – With Sonali Manavalan”

Design Is In The Details – Chat With Pooja Jagadeesh

How do you make creativity and productivity complement each other? I come from a school of thought where the process that leads to the design solution is as vital as the solution itself. So while one can be intuitive and creative about this process, there are no shortcuts and one cannot arrive at an effective design solution based on … Continue reading “Design Is In The Details – Chat With Pooja Jagadeesh”