Over at M + A this month we are celebrating the longer days that come with spring, and the wonder of light in general. We are so happy to shed the layers and weight of winter, and ease into sun soaked days ahead.
These days, nearly everything we buy is mass produced and machine-made. It’s difficult to imagine the days when garments were sewn by hand and cloth was block printed. But in some small workshops and villages in Jaipur, India and elsewhere, there is a commitment to keeping the centuries old tradition of block printing alive. Block printing is known to have been used in India since at least the 12th century, although this method is thought to be around 2,000 years old. First the artwork/design is drawn onto a translucent butter paper which acts like a guide for the block maker to carve from. The papers then transferred to a perfectly smooth block of wood. The block can be sourced from many types of trees but...
It's been years in the making but on Friday November 23 at 7:30-8pm, still wearing pjs, we opened our virtual doors! Thanks to all for bearing with us throughout this time. We so look forward to giving you the best and telling our story to you.
I guess at this point you wouldn't know it, but we love color. I think for both of us, we like to start with simple neutrals. Keeping it simple is everything to us. We are inspired by the materials, so this is why we are starting out with such a simple palette. It's the materials that speak to us. Paper, pencil, charcoal, cotton, silk, wood, metal, stone.