The pool outside the house we rented in Bentota, Sri Lanka. It was designed by Geoffery Bawa, one of the original proponents of Tropical Modernism.
Domino & I exploring the gardens.
Entry to the house
Bentota beach at the Indian Ocean
Me at the beach
Bentota Beach and the Indian Ocean
Closet at the Bawa House
Wearing his loungewear on a rattan chaise.
Chicken after getting into a fight with a guinea fowl.
Fresh fruit and Sri Lankan hoppers for breakfast every morning.
Wearing silk mashroo samples out to eat Sri Lankan dhal curry dinner
Before our flight to India, we stayed at Geoffery Bawa's own apartment, Number 11, in Colombo.
Hanging out on the rooftop of Bawa's Colombo apartment while Domino naps.
A playing card tower and pleated plastic lampshade in the apartment.
An antique textile hides the bathroom in the apartment.
Ladies at our workshop in Patan working on hand-embroidery
Domino hanging out with our production manager, Radhika
Visiting the homes of our hand-embroidery and hand-applique ladies in Rama Pir No Tekro area of Ahmedabad
Hand-painted silk chanderi on the roof of our workshop in Ahmedabad
Our silk mashroo being woven on a 150 year old loom in Patan
New mashroo colors for Winter 2018 collection
Making silk mashroo smoking suit samples in Ahmedabad
Trying on samples at the workshop
The radio playing in the sewing workshop.
Making color stories from leftover fabrics for patchwork quilts
Tuk tuk ride through old city Manek Chowk to source trims
Beautiful paper patang kites found at a shop in Manek Chowk. This shopkeeper made the most amazing kites for Uttarayan, the kite festival that marks the end of winter and harvest of winter rabi crops.
Kite maker's shop in Manek Chowk