Hello Friyay , yes the weekend is almost here. What better start than playing the music Saanwari chose for us. Its a happy happy song . And if this doesn’t cheer you enough … read on to see some more happy , colorful and crazy decor by PoppadumArt.
She’s mad but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire. – Charles Bukowski.
It kinda summarises what PoppadumArt is as well! Says their founder Saanwari ! Well ahem if we may add their founder too !;)
“Ever since I can remember, I always wanted to be in a creative career. Before I started PoppadumArt, I was an account director in advertising and worked on some of the best brands in the business . At that time,we we looking to do up our house in a fun, quirky way that reflected our personalities.But as we discovered, there was a complete lack of home decor options for people like us in the market. There was just nothing that called out to me. I had been wanting to do something more creatively satisfying and having always been interested in interiors, I realised that I should take this opportunity to start a line of happy home decor and lifestyle accessories that would hopefully change the perception of what home decor should be, and made homes happier and more fun. And so, PoppadumArt was born !”
”A little away from lifestyle accessories, but in line with the core of happy things, we’ve recently launched Write-on-Me t-shirts for kids which are an absolutely unique and super fun product. They’re tees with a little chalkboard patch that kids can write on with chalk! They’re my current favorite:)
Blending with the aroma of the tea,
Taking him back to his childhood days,
When his mother sang him to sleep,
And there was always a bigger bed to crawl into,
The rain and the memories whisked, away all the exhaustion and solitude.
“Honestly, when I started, quirky wasn’t really an accepted design genre in our markets. There were hardly any brands that were in the quirky space. But now more than ever the audience is being exposed to this design aesthetic and it is beginning to embrace it. Finally we’re taking ourselves less seriously when it comes to doing up our homes and I’m so so glad to be part of this change. I only see the space growing by leaps and bounds in the coming years.”
“I get my inspiration from things around me. I’m hugely influenced by the whole ‘jugaad’ phenomena that we see around us in India. I’ve seen it in my house growing up, I’ve seen it outside in shops and at street vendors, in ultra urban set-ups and at grass root levels – it’s just about everywhere. That, I think, is what has shaped my design sensibility to quite an extent and contributes immensely to my creative process. I’m always looking for what a usual object can be if it weren’t itself. It does make me sound crazy, I know but well….”
( sneak peek into their new collection )