Sunday, October 24, 2010

you know its true...

"Make me believe dreams come alive"

Aeiman is wearing a tunic from Colaba Causeway with a 'karan berry' waistcoat and a Debenhams bowtie. Her watch is a Titan Chronograph and the badge is her New York souvinier gifted by Karan. The bag is a proud 'a.k.a. bespoke'!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

bananas & berry...

Karan brightening things up on a.k.a. day!

Karan is wearing a Gap T-shirt, 'karan berry' Pants with a Playlife jersey bag. His favourite 'Persistence of memory' badge from Geneva and a Teddy bear badge from Archies.

Wingtipped shoes with broguing detail and nautical stripes from Diesel.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

a girl to birth, a lady to live, a woman to death, a soul to divine, a 'mademoiselle' to relive.

Friday, October 8, 2010

what i really want right now.... EAR CHAINS!

this AND that...

Design is art with a function. The mass produced T-shirt that covers my back AND the hand crafted shoes that shod my feet both serve equally important purposes.
A lot of times I have had people mistake my choice to create a bespoke product that is hand made and hence expensive, as design snobbery. I feel design has the power to go beyond and touch the soul. And if something I create can function for your emotional being and help you express yourself a little more, it is a successful design. But that does not mean that I think any less of design that is mass produced. I believe they both feed different parts of our being and both must co-exist "like water and air", as Naz says because they offer freedom of choice.
Design is art with the function to set you free.

This is a little preview of something that a.k.a. put together. Our first little endeavour at creating beautiful design together.


Friday, October 1, 2010

Jonathan Linvingston Seagull by ~Richard Bach.

“This book marks a time of the lowest of lows and the biggest highs that followed!”  it inspires~
I read this book when a dear friend gifted it to me recently on my 21st birthday, after hearing for years that it was great and life-changing. I expected at worst that it wouldn't be quite as good as advertised. Dude! was I in for a surprise! Because Jonathan’s adventure, if you’ve ever had flying dreams, is the adventure we all want to have.
I adore this book. The fact that this story comes in the form of such a tiny book makes me gleeful and being almost so miraculously, the best thing that happened to me NOW!.  
The idea of fat novels makes me runnn!!

Like it’s truly said "Big things come in small packages" .This little story contains big messages. So big, to me, that they cover every message I ever want to remember. The story covers the rat race of life, being different, learning, living true to one's self, being here and now, teaching, and recognizing that none of us is divine yet we are limitless to be what we want to be……
 … It made me realize am at a stage in life where just living is not enough.  One must have love, sunshine, colors of freedom, and a little flower too.  ;0)