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”

Zero Carbon Textiles

Brass Tacks’ commitment to natural textiles was, truth be told, more a function of our aesthetic rather than a commitment to sustainability. At least it began that way (I have an affinity for natural textiles because of their texture and feel), but since then I’ve developed an interest in sustainability and finding innovative ways to … Continue reading “Zero Carbon Textiles”

Bringing Architectural Sketches To Life – Chat With Anna Cherian

Where and when do you do your best work? Well, I don’t know if I have accomplished my best yet, but I can tell you that I am happiest when I am on-site and getting things done with my team. It is so much better than sitting in front of my computer and wondering if … Continue reading “Bringing Architectural Sketches To Life – Chat With Anna Cherian”

Skinny Jeans, Mithai and Sales Skills – Catch Up With Ranjini Ramachandran

Ranjini is the Director – Client Development (APAC Region), at Unmetric.  How do you start your day to ensure productivity? An early start with my cup of coffee to mentally plan out my day before the hustle bustle begins – That 20 minutes of “Me Time” is crucial to my productivity. You are known to live life … Continue reading “Skinny Jeans, Mithai and Sales Skills – Catch Up With Ranjini Ramachandran”

Celebrating Milestones

We’ve been ready for Bengaluru for a long time. In the last few years we’ve done 10 pop-ups and exhibitions in Bangalore, and we’ve had a great response every time. This store has been in the works for many months, from scouting out places in Indiranagar to working on the renovation design. We’re really pleased … Continue reading “Celebrating Milestones”