Pillows!

Love Pillows?  Love soft, touchable ultra-suede?  Love unique, original art pieces?

These babies are for you!  The start of a line of original photo pillows, that will be available in several sizes made to fit the wonderfully affordable IKEA sized inserts.

We will also be making customized pieces for you!  Send us your photo, let us know your ideas and we’ll work to make them realized.

The pillows should be officially launched early in 2015, but till then, let me know what you think!

Final Tote Design: Tiger Sass!

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Leaving my favourite for last!  The final Canvas Photo-Print Tote Bag of the New Collection!

Tiger Sass!  Love this photo, in no small part due to the fabulous Moment it brings to mind, of time spent in the company of this young adolescent wild tiger, wandering off from his mother and siblings to stretch his wings and explore.

Available through my Etsy Shop or by contacting me directly for a paypal link.
If you are a first time Etsy shopper, check our Facebook Page for a $5 off coupon! 

 

Climbing 6000 Stairs!

First trip into Meghalaya in the Northeast of India

Not too long a wait this time!  We veer off the wildlife hunt and venture into one of the lesser travelled areas of India… the Khasi Hills of Cherrapunji.

The Khasi Hills near Cherrapunji in the northeast state of Meghalaya are a wonder! Meghalaya means “the abode of the clouds,” and is estimated to have just over three million people at latest count, with over 70% of the state covered in forest.

Also here are the fabulous Living Root Bridges, which have only recently become known to the world outside this region – one of the most spectacular engineered natural wonders I have ever seen.

To read more about this wonderful, and painful, adventure, click here…

Sunset over the Khasi Hills in Cherrapuji

Launching our PhotoFab Kaftans

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Made of super soft 80% cotton / 20% silk, these wonderful tops combine luxury and practicality!  Machine washable, and quick to hang dry, these tops are truly versatile and travel friendly, heading with you from beach to jungle to city.

Currently 10 of our PhotoFab designs have been printed and sewn up in this wonderful design.  One has already sold out, so don’t wait for the others!!

Check out our PhotoFab Kaftans!

Kaziranga Days, Hollongapar Nights

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Seems like I’m constantly playing catch up these days! Since my second visit to Kaziranga in late March 2013, I’ve since returned in late February 2014 for a third sojourn into the forest. This entry will combine the two visits!

When we last left off, we were wrapping up a short but beautiful stay at Nameri National Park in Assam. As we were leaving, we got word from the incredibly helpful Manju at Wild Grass Resort in Kaziranga National Park that the forest department had just decided it must do the annual rhino census! On the last weekend of the regular season of the park!!! Yeesh! Two choices here: be really upset about the meticulous and time-involved planning, not to mention the cost involved to make this trip to Kaziranga; or… make the best of it and have a fantabulous time! Guess which one I did? OK… I’m not a saint; I was pretty upset for a few hours. But, in the end it reinforced my desire to revisit in 2014 and provided unexpected and wonderful adventures I wouldn’t have experienced without this hiccup.

To continue reading, click here…

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Magnificent Manas!

+ Nameri ~ Adventures in Assam (and momentarily Bhutan)

I had been to Assam only once before. In April of 2010 I’d had a brief a 3-day visit to Kaziranga and although I enjoyed that trip, nothing prepared me for the wonder we experienced in this longer visit; which might just be the best overall wildlife trip I’ve taken, among so many remarkable ones. Manas in particular seemed somehow more ‘wild’, and so wonderfully tranquil.

To see the full article, please click here!

PhotoFabs: Our Newest Line in our Wearable Art

As an avid traveller and photographer (especially wildlife photography), and a fabric-aholic, I was looking to create something that involved both my passions.  The increasing affordability of digital printing has allowed me to do that.  Taking some of my favourite photos over to photoshop, I created 8 wonderful fabric designs that I’m very excited about!  In some instances, the resulting fabrics are virtually unrecognizable from the original image after I played! others are more closely aligned.  The pieces are printed on gorgeous heavyweight silk crepe as well as a more wearable soft Indian Viscose, which is made from renewable eucalyptus trees.

Each piece was then sewed into a simple Butterfly Top, designed to showcase the fabric.  We call them Butterfly Tops, because of the wonderful way they flutter and flow with the simplest movement or breeze.  Each PhotoFab piece comes with a photo of the original image as well as the story behind that Moment.

These are brand new!  And therefore, photography of the pieces are ongoing but should be complete soon.  In the meantime, click on the thumbnail above to take a look at the computer file contact sheet for preview of what you’ll see.  The top portion is the back of the garment, although I’ve deliberately not sewn in a label, so you can wear the piece either way, with a lower neckline or a lower back.  Depends what you want to show off!