Interior Trend of the Month – STRIPES

“People who love stripes are sorted for life.”

The month of March has been over taken by stripes for Peeli Dori, for two simple reasons: It is both lazy and chic. If you love this trend then Peeli Dori Flagship Store will be the right destination for any home decor product.

Stripes have been conquering the fashion industry since a very long time and they will for some time to come. Now is the time for interiors to get influenced by this trend. And why not, since the play of lines have so much emotion involved in it. You can feel a lot of things with different placement of stripes. Various ways that stripes are placed, intricate, vertical versus horizontal, everything has a different story to narrate.

Where there is a story, Peeli Dori  always marks its presence in order to present it to the world in the most unique and creative manner possible. How can this story be narrated best in terms of Interiors shall follow.

Every time we see a stripe or wear a striped t-shirt, the simplest thing to image in this case, we always have a character to outcast. We want to look bold or may be elegant, both can be done by stripes but how is a technique to understand. Let us understand with some examples of interiors how a character is related to each stripe and what difference it makes for an individual. It might help you choose the perfect stripe for yourself or your space, the next time you consider going for it.

 

BOLD

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You don’t need a word to define bold. Stripes which are just in the face and which catch a lot of attention in the first go will be something considered as bold.

Bold lines with a bold contrast will be the appropriate stripe for this character.

 

INTROVERT

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These people have a lot hidden inside them and are very creative for that matter. The character shows a lot of intricacy and depth.

Lines very intricately striped or complimenting each other which do not exactly look very defined can go for this character.

 

CAREFREE

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The casual and not caring kind of people would go for this one. The stripes are very comfortably placed at a distance with each other and do not really attract any eye. It is a good way to hide chaos inside (Pun intended).

 

OUTGOING

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The stripes a well-planned but carefully placed. They are on their way to become bold but are not exactly there. The balance between bold and classic is clearly visible. You would probably be a fashionista, if you go for this stripe.

 

CONFIDENT

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Somebody who knows exactly what they are doing or going for a very confident in nature. These people can opt for a variety of stripes depending on their mood but will be sure of that the thing comes out right and perfect.

 

STRONG

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Well defined lines with a lot of strength visually would go for this kind of stripe. The character will go for something which has neither colour lacking in domination.

 

TRENDY

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It is an amalgamation of a lot of things and characters together. The lines are very scheduled at definitive distance and majorly both the contrasting colours have the same place on the visual in terms of the area.

 

ELEGANT

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It appears to be very soft and graceful in visual appeal. The dominating colour lines are usually thin.

 

CHARMING

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Both the colours play a very significant role in making something look charming. The character is also very soft spoken and delicate and pretty. Same goes with the stripes.

 

CLASSIC

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It is the most mainstream face of stripes that we can remember. Something that Picasso used to wear is what I would call classic. It’s in trend since then.

 

SPONTANEOUS

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It turns out to be the most fun loving of all. These people are very cheerful and always on the go. Something that has the darker colour to be having an upper hand is right kind of stripe for them. The look give them an edge and enthusiasm since they love a lot of energy.

DESIGN INTERVENTION – Peeli Dori

DESIGN INTERVENTION

What is the real meaning of the term, ‘Design Intervention’ ?

As discussed with the lead design team of Peeli Dori, Design Intervention is something which we call as modifying things to allocate them for a better and modern purpose. Rather than innovating completely, you modify and enhance the functional and aesthetic characteristics of a product. It is design intervention.

Peeli Dori offers bespoke design services. They deal with handcrafting techniques of India and therefore use design intervention as the major technique to make crafts or handcrafting techniques more purposeful in the urban scenario.

A creative design is one with functional aesthetics. We consider a collection of Peeli Dori to understand the design process followed by them.

 

Vann Collection – Deck Pillows and Cushion Covers

Product Realization

The first step which takes place is the analysis of product requirement in the niche market. With time people preferences and habits change. The mode they are following at a certain point of time determines the product that they would readily want to go for. A consumer analysis is done to figure out an oppurtunity area/sector. This determines and indicates major insights for the process ahead. It also gives a fair idea of the product category. This is the stage where maximum research takes place.

 

Trend Study

After it becomes clear which product category we are dealing with, trend study takes place. The forecast is referred to. In case of the VANN collection, forests and their shades were taken from the trends of 2017 as inspiration. Trends give a lot of detailed information about what people will like in a certain time from now.

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Theme

The collection now comes down to the conceptualization stage. Every insight till now is put together to form a story and which is then taken as a theme for the final design.

Here the forests were taken as the theme. The colours and the patterns, extracted from forests were put together to create a theme board/inspiration board.

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Mood-board

Mood-board is the stage where the look of the product is determined. How the product shall feel like as an end result and what kind of vibes it will give is stated in visual format. The Mood-board of VANN collection states features like minimalism, green shades, geometric and tactile. It gives insights to decide on the design conceptualization.

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Design Conceptualization

After the above stages, starts the real design. It is where the real conceptualization happens to form the real design. From the choice of materials to the form and structure, everything is decided and given a real body. How the technique will follow the modern design is the major manifesto of Peeli Dori design team at this stage.

Peeli Dori designs to intervene the roots of the technique used to completely change the look of it as a final outcome.

In VANN collection hand knitting is used to give a tactile service and its a complete new look in terms of knitted products.

The collection will be available on their website soon!

Demonetization-For the better or worse?

Demonetization has been a lot talked about a lot lately. People of different backgrounds, generously have given their views on it and  on various platforms. Being a citizen of India, one has every right to do the same. Both negative and positive feedback were recorded.

Tycoons have played an important role in terms of being affected by the decision.

Opinions were shared, protests were done but the real people facing it to the core had no power to do anything. As every other time they were content with whatever they have, or even if they don’t have anything. The real business cores of India, our artisans faced demonetization and did not even complain about the hardships they had to and are still facing because of it. Their revenue went down in huge numbers, because people choose to better pay in digital money, than cash. They say something good might happen and are still hoping for the best future as a society. These people have a positive ray of hope in their eyes and that is why they are a part of the Peeli Dori family.

Every artisan connected to us was taken care of, still they had to face certain challenges on a personal level. It becomes difficult for an individual who is very exposed to the forward banking systems, to handle such a hassle.

Being a viewer of what they were doing to earn their daily living and also facing the impact of demonetization, I was astonished by the kind of positivity by which everyone looked forward to by that act. Every artisan was dealing in cash. All they earned in a day was enough for their livelihood for the next day. For them the economy of the country and the so called GDP growth did not matter. Suddenly everything was affecting their daily ‘Dhanda’. That’s what they call their daily activity as.

”I am a common citizen of India like all the other artisans of the country and I still tell myself- Let’s take a risk and follow this decision also. Who knows it might just change the face of India. There were days during this tenure of demonetization when a lot of people in this country slept with just a mere hope of a better future and no food.” Says one artisan and entrepreneur connected to Peeli Dori. This was her view point on the topic of demonetization.

Peeli Dori wanted to put forward their take on it as everybody else has done.

We hope you agree with them.

 

Hot Cocoa on Knits.

“Hot cocoa and fuzzy socks, it’s winters already.”

Winters are here with a whimsical warmth to make you want a cozy and comfy place to dig in yourself. When I say dig in, you literally want to do so, in heavy knits and a hot cup of coffee. A soft seating with a couple of throws can make it sound more tempting and workable.

 

Knitted Decor

We all follow that heavy lifestyle of shifting from our comfy beds to office chairs and then to magnificent armchairs. It is winters and we look for “cozy comfort” everywhere we sit. Why not have the warmth in our seating. The knitted ottomans and poufs work the best in this scenario.

 

Why Knits?

Knits are a traditional technique of crafting woolens for winters. They keep you warm and cozy. This technique is now taken to do interiors and the world is loving it!

We find a lot of luxury goods in soft home furnishing to be hand-knitted. This term has a lot of worth in it so it is quite soft to imagine the warmth behind the whole product itself. The biggest trend setters are the hand-knitted poufs to dig in yourself completely.

A window spreading rays of morning sunlight with a warm hot chocolate and a comfy hand-knitted pouf, this is what Peeli Dori describes as Peeli Dori winters. The exclusive collection launched for this style and feel are already out for sale. Each following the colour trend of ‘Midnight Garden’ and how the beautiful flowers emerge out as stunning beauties.  The poufs are similar in their language. The colours will settle the winter blues and make the activities more energetic.

The poufs are like a cup of coffee and will provide the same comfort differently.

 

Behind the Scenes

The collection is handcrafted by the ladies of Sanghoi Village,Karnal, India. They are skilled with the technique and with a two week training program they were all set to provide the finest of details to Peeli Dori products. The sole owner of these poufs, they are hoping for the best results.

Let’s give them an answer to their hope. Check out the link below and tell us what you feel about the collection.

Link- http://bit.ly/2hItcdh

 

THE URBAN MAN

“Men with style are great because they have a sense of self” 

– Lexa Doig

 

Hiding behind the screen of a Mac book, an urban man is a phase, getting all decked up with gadgets day by day. With the increasing length of their beards and decreasing length of their pants, they proclaim to acquire a “cool” dignity.

Different personalities with a similar look on the outside, an urban man pursues to be different. He is fast, he is clever, he is smart but he is lazy. His lifestyle is defined by his schedule. He is a man of substance, taking care of everyone but ignoring his own self.

An urban man knows who he is in real, what he wants other than what the main girl in his life wants him to be. A man, who has a typical urban lifestyle of a 9 to 5 job and then an outing at night lets his style reveal his personality.

Peeli Dori has come up with an exclusive menswear collection, a contemporary wardrobe that perfectly adapts to the busy life. The collection is filled with a variety of colours and prints, which are not limited to stripes and checks. We:Chitra, the menswear collection, as the name speaks lets one to stand out in a crowd.

An urban man cannot be categorized. A business meeting, an interview, a presentation, or even a casual hangout, a soiree, there is something for everything. Go crack that deal with We:Chitra.

You can have a look here – http://peelidori.com/t/clothing

 

THE PEELI DORI WOMAN

Who is she?

Outgoing and classy, the woman who understands herself, is the Peeli Dori woman. The generation you belong to does not define your attitude, rather it’s the confidence and awareness that you possess, it’s the poise that you have in your style, it’s the fun that you have in while you are being yourself, in your perfect attire for the day.

There are some common complications that one faces in her day to day life, and here are the answers to them, by a Peeli Dori woman.

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A great look can actually make your day.

But how do you define that great look for yourself? The definition varies with every individual since every woman on this earth is different with different set of values and understanding. A great look on any one is the real self of her own character. The origin of one can make her define her style, sometimes it is also the environment that makes one develop it. In short a lot of factors related to your personal character and personality are the reason you have a particular style.

And just in case you don’t have a personal style that clearly states that you somewhere lack an understanding of your own self. It is the right time to understand, define your likes and dislikes, get a reason for your actions and then initiate them. Only that can help you develop a personal style that you will feel comfortable in.

What should I wear today?

This is one question that will hover over your mind every morning when you are getting dressed for office and every time there is a special occasion that you have to attend. Wardrobe is filled of variety of clothes and is still empty. This is the feeling that every woman has come across at least once in the seven days of a week.

How to decide what to wear can only be answered when you know what looks good on you and not only the fact ‘what looks good to you’. The statement has a meaning to be understood deeply enough and it can surely turn around the way you dress up.

Awareness can be the next thing that is important and plays a major role in this process. You should be aware of what the trends are in, how and what kind of clothes are required to enhance your personality and which brands go along with the same. Going for something which is decent, smart and ‘in-trend’ is always the best idea. Mix and match some ethnics with a pair of denims and maybe a basic tee-top with a nice flared pant. It will give you that perfect look you aspire for.

Where can I wear ethnic?

The answer to this would be, ‘anywhere’. Yes, if the teaming up is rightly done, any nice bright kurta can make you look stunning even in an evening party. Wearing things the right way is the key. For this, one can look at a lot of styling options available online these days. They can be of great help. Best is to go for a modern silhouette in an ethnic style.

Understand the reason of your purchase.

We usually have a habit of buying things randomly without even thinking about the impact of that purchase. An action of purchasing something is not just related to your bank balance; rather it has a lot of other things which are being affected. One is the very aspect of where is it coming from, how is it made, why is it made that way, everything takes its place on the list.

So, think and analyse before you buy, because everything is an investment for you and if it is not, then don’t buy it.

Peeli Dori offers an exclusive collection for such a woman who is aware, and understands her style statement. She believes in her real-self and her simplicity. She is a modern woman with sustainable actions.

 

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A Modern Woman.

“I can openly talk about sex, and still have the conscience to decide smartly, which is worth experiencing it with. My words might have an influence of western vocabulary, but the thoughts behind them are still authentic to my traditions”.

With this very powerful statement, Miss Ishita Bajaj, takes all my bias towards her while interviewing her. A very strong yet elegant personality, with finely eye lined eyes, gracefully blinked after completing every statement. We started with a casual discussion about her lifestyle and her choices meanwhile also understanding her reasons of doing and adapting the same.

What her as a subject of interview is the question that might arise here?

She because,

…………She has a sense of power in her dressing, in her thoughts that captures minds instantly that make one halt and know about her.

………….. She defines herself as a modern woman by her actions and her re-actions.

………….. She is successful because of being in love with herself as a person.

As we moved forward with the interview, I asked her about ‘What inspires her to be a personality of such nature?’

To which she says, “My upbringing has always taught me generosity and made me capable enough to have a sensitive attitude towards my environment. I always feel and talk about a positive step towards life and what to contribute for the same in whosoever is related to me in any manner. So for instance, if I go and buy a nice pair of shoes for myself, that would make me happy and also if the same action can add a hint of smile in somebody else’s life maybe the artisans who have generously crafted that pair.”

Her concerns towards her actions and how they would in turn affect the society make her class apart.

‘What is that one thing that comes on your regular buying list?’

“For this I would say there are a couple of skin care products that I buy regularly. Being very careful with myself I go for things I am very sure would work. Most of them are organic and herbal products, since I know they will be friendly to my skin. All of these are easy on my pocket to make me invest in a good range for the best I can offer to my skin.”

‘Why and how do you define yourself as a conscious buyer?’

“I would want to start with a short example here. While in my working hours, whenever I have this urge for a nice hot tea for refreshment, I ask my office pantry guy to get me some from the street side stall. There being a reason for this, I would want to explain. The essence and authenticity they have on the flavour, no one can capture. Now in this case I make sure that I go for the one who serves in a kulhad (earthen cup) and not in a plastic cup.

I think I have made my point.”

‘Who do you think is your role-model for life?’

“My role-model for life are my own values. You would think that I am self-obsessed and yes I am because I am very confident of the values and the attitude of life that I follow and pursue.”

How inspiring that answer was!

‘What influences your buying habits?

“There are a lot of factors which influence the same. The latest trend that I constantly scroll down on my instagram is a huge influence. Then, obviously the budget I can spare for the activity also matters a lot. Another important aspect I always take care of is, from where my product is coming. How it will behave with my body or environment, if I invest in it. Other than that I always take care of possessing an exclusive collection with me.”

‘’Can you name some of your favourite brands’

“I don’t have very fancy brands in my favourites, rather the ones which are very authentic to their roots. They are: Anokhi, Bombay pasely, FabIndia and in the product sector I would say Goodearth, since they define Indian aesthetics in a very beautiful manner.”

‘What is your take on the brand Peeli Dori?’

“It is already on the way to have a place in my favourites list. Peeli Dori has a fantastic take on modern aesthetics with easy reach-ability through their online presence. Their products convey how rich our roots are and how beautiful a common craft can be. The products add on to the customer’s happiness.”