Contemporary Craftsmanship

Fusion of Imagination, Tradition and Innovation

Indian craft is soaked in culture, textures, palettes and formats. What makes the current pool of Indian contemporary designers stand out is the novelty of thoughts they bring in, effortlessly blending the characteristic traditional elements and fresh air of modernity that takes on culture. The journey of conceptualization to a finished product delivered with a premium label is tedious. Designers from India have their roots steadfast ingrained in the timeless traditions and cultural aura, whilst perpetually working in tandem with trending styles and luxury branding of products.


Creativity takes shape from the surroundings, developed with personal thoughts and overall formative style that needs to be clearly defined and reflect on the outcome, whether a fashionable piece of clothing or a lavish Home décor item. What is most revered and appreciated about Indian weaves and craftsmanship is the distinct earthiness and rich sense of belonging presented in various artforms, such as the incense stick holders that reverberate the architectural and religious sentiments or the handmade soaps and cosmetics formulated from completely natural products to cater to the need of socially giving and beauty-conscious niche audience.


Indian workmanship is being discussed, liked and recognized across the Western countries and the reason is the consistency, vitality and impactful contemporary seriousness in the expression of art, while preserving the old-world handmade ethics and cherishing the history of timeless civilization. The complexity of life form and wide understanding of the regional artisans influences their work, thus making India a melting pot of cultural and artistic luxury products.

OneVeranda is one such destination, an online gallery, where premium products from various parts of India have been curated under varied designer labels. Our shout-out is to visit the e-store and celebrate the contemporary form of Indian artwork to breathe the nascent contemporary Indian whiff in UK.

Beauty Products

Shine Within, Reflect on skin

Beauty is skin deep, the urge to keep yourself young and pretty arises from the depth of heart. Women from all walks of life, be it a corporate diva or home maker, love to celebrate their space they have earned in each form as it comes. Beauty arrangements are an integral part of the innermost desires while pampering for a sparkly ravishing look. OneVeranda has exclusively curated beauty products from Wild Earth, a brand that has given handcrafted, completely natural and eco-friendly aspects a new definition of luxury. The label also believes in social awareness and giving back to the society. So, when cosmetics entail ethics, aesthetics and noble cause, there is more than one reason to buy and use them.

 

Soaps are not only to cleanse, but also help de-stress through their fragrance and touch. When a daily ritual of bathing incorporates the luxury spa treatment with goodness of natural ingredients, then you ought to choose from one of the handmade soaps. Oatmeal, honey, neem, turmeric, Aloe Vera and milk are rich source of nourishment to the skin, some being natural exfoliants too. The special collection of soaps made with wholesome 100% natural extracts will not only leave you feeling rejuvenated but retain the charm as a customary endeavor.

Face is the index of mind, skin the yardstick to age. Together, they need extra care for every woman worthy of featherlike care and consistent beauty regime. Peek into the Wild Earth anti-ageing cream and saffron almond body lotion. Unlike the Botox and Chemical Peels, these products are gentle on skin, mild in composition and rich in all the goodness without causing any harm. Ageing is a natural phenomenon. These beauty substances help you do that with grace and in all your true skin, helping fight the factors that accelerate the process and leave you with a nostalgia of sylvan redolence.

Products used on skin made from natural ingredients are a part of our daily life and most susceptible to our body. What remains imperative is the authenticity, outcome indicated and achieved, and most of all the affirmation to re-use them. The beauty products at our online gallery have a nascent aroma and cultural connect with an unsaid bond and promise to remain honest to environment and equally delicate to your skin.

 

Home Décor

Tranquility of Past, Harmonious Present, Future in mind

‘Home is where the heart is’ a saying that never lost its sheen with time, only reinstates itself in newer forms and trends. Mainly required potion into the making of a home is love and bonding. However, the wall art, furniture & furnishing, kitchen ware, a vibrant corner and various other items that you throw in to decorate, outlines your otherwise mundane interiors and spark the soul of your very own heart. OneVeranda as a retailer understands the emotions that are poured into while each piece around the shelf and counter is chosen with care to blend in with a personal connect.

Each of the products whether kitchenware or home accents, they have a unique appeal and are designed with a philosophy and tale of rich heritage and cultural lush without being too obvious. A pepper mill at the dining table not only serves the purpose but also has a stylish architectural robustness as an assorted décor. Similarly, the Closh that evokes roaring of the twenties is not a mere piece to cover food items, it carries a folklore of the nuptial of reigning Western jazz and burlesque Indian handicraft.

Moving to the living room, candle holders might be a cliché, yet the timeless designs such as the Umaid Candle holder is altogether a figment of restrained, splendid and balanced art. The distinctly constructed vase seems simple yet a sophisticated display that entirely reflects and implies your choice in exclusivity. These hand-made contemporary designs are an epitome of humble art-bound approach, affirming that luxury comes in several sizes and shapes. OneVeranda is one of its kind platform with its signature collection for a confident affluent shopper, just a click away.

The eclectic collection of home décor products at our online store is so much more than an applied label. The product range entails a core journey, starting from meticulous designing by contemporary art connoisseurs, labor of indigenous artisans to curating them at our destination gallery for unsurpassed customer engagement.

 

Wear & Accessorize

Let Luxury be your second nature, OneVeranda be the guide

Shop for the soul, whether at finest stores in London or at a boutique gallery like OneVeranda with premium collection of outwear and accessories from leading contemporary designers of India. The thumb rule is the right pick in-sync with your persona and trend. Likewise, it is imperative to choose appropriate bags and jewelry from your wardrobe that can make your look, a lasting impression. We decided to take a step further in our endeavor in assisting you and put together our best for a distinctive galore.

 

The Ice blue flower bead sheer crop top by ILK is a total envy, wear it with their very own delightfully designed ice blue comfort trousers. Let your heavily embroidered top be the highlight by keeping the makeup nude. Put on the statement cube earrings, double cube necklace and triple slash ring from Studio-Kassa for the zing of yellow. Complete your runway look with our ethnic Rattan Clutch by 500 B.C and you are all dressed to the T. Keep the shutterbugs busy in awe.

 

Now for some more treasure for that ravishing ramp walk look to take the world in your stride. The V Neck sleeveless world cloud dress by ILK is an out-and-out take on latest fashion. Slip into their World Cloud embroidered Jacket for added glam quotient. All you need next is copiously handcrafted upcycled jewelry Studio- Kassa has to offer. The charm bracelet, flora slash necklace and the nugget ring are chic and will blend in impeccably with the attire 100%, match made in heaven.

That was just a glimpse into the world of finest collection of clothing line and accessories to give you the enthralled diva look. We have more to be explored at our online store. You can choose from our wide range to stock your wardrobe and become your own style guide. Watch this space for more…

 

Own a piece of Indian Culture draped in Luxury

Indian culture is ageless, yet ever evolving, embodying a nuanced taste of contemporary art without losing its historic vibrancy. OneVeranda, a premium brand, invigorates the dwindling emotions associated with those long passage of time that witnessed all the clamor and rattles of the folklores, forgotten amidst the sophistication of modernity. Be it an exquisite candle holder, a jewelry or a finely weaved silks and cottons or the vibrancy of colors, at OneVeranda every piece represents a riveting story of finesse and authenticity.

The creativity of Indian artisans and delicacy in their craftmanship transpires into every handmade item they churn out from the depth of their soul, whether shaping a colorful lacquered bangle, carving a box case or weaving a magnificent handloom jacket from fine threads. The raw materials such as linen, copper, brass or silk used in the making of these various home décor products, clothes and accessories are 100% environmental friendly and non-hazardous. The visceral story of their industrious toil and scorching painstaking process within minimal resources, without the technological edge, is brought together from various nooks and crannies of India. The humble undertone and detailed workmanship culminates into the finest luxury label, reaching out to the faraway niche customers.

London is one of the world’s leading design capital and haven to illustrious fashion brands. The affluent population in UK who long for uniqueness still crave for exotic piece of work across the border. The customers who are superior in their choices quite often long for eco-friendly, traditionally intriguing and culturally opulent paraphernalia, one of their kind. The allure of shopping a splendid top and pairing it with an equally brilliant jewelry is heightened when the brand entails a telltale of immense detailing and essence of ethereal naturality behind every product on display. OneVeranda is answer to those desires that goes beyond the boundaries of Europe, equating mystic colors and glimpses of day-to-day life with a magical element of exclusivity.

The spirit of earthiness of the craft-persons and grandeur of indigenous designers is brought together under one roof by our team at OneVeranda. With an eye for detailing and knowledge of majestic lifestyle our choicest designers infuse the high-end cutting-edge demand into those otherwise traditional artifacts and weaves. Bonding art and life seamlessly is the mantra at OneVeranda, arduously curating to surmise under the coveted brand at their online store. Let our products do the talking, when the snootiness and inimitability of their distinct semblance touches the cavernous persona of exquisite clientele, exemplifying the classic legacy of rich ethos.

OneVeranda, a luxury brand, a curator of best-in-class furniture, apparel and accessories, offers exclusive collection to celebrate, wear and decorate the artform in its different tenets and hues without a place for mediocrity.

Exquisite Upcycled Jewelry from India’s Master Craftsmen Available Online

Are a modern UK woman bored of the humdrum practical business casuals and sharp work jewelry? You, my valued reader, have come to the right article today. What’s more,you are extending a helping hand to the metal upcycling industry of the world’s second most populated country India!

Yes, we are talking about upcycled Indian jewelry that would not cost you a fortune owing to the traditional metals like Copper, Bronze, Brassware and others that are being reused in them. It’s not only eco-friendly to give your environment conscious soul a sigh of relief, but also gives you the satisfaction of buying it directly from the Indian artisans who deserve to be paid for their skills and craft and creativity and sweat they put into it for you to rock that modern Indian vibe.

nuggetOneveranda’s Finest Collection of Earrings and Necklaces
The collection has pieces ranging from Earrings, Necklaces of various lengths and some gorgeous Rings. Want more accessories? We heard you! Your work-wear would thank you! Such are the masterpieces you just can’t stop buying only one but leaves you wanting more…

Bring India Home (well, almost)!
Now we also have in stock specially designed Boutique items such as handbags and Indian Embroidered apparels. Do not blame us if you fall in love! Blame it on the creative masterminds at work, our artists!

India is known for his rich cultural heritage and traditions of colours, sound & aroma. Among these traditions are very specific gift giving guidelines concerning wedding gifts and wedding jewelry. Gifts of jewelry are not just appreciated but practically expected as part of proper Indian etiquette, indeed among friends and family world over.

Recent hikes in gold premiums have really put a damper on purchasing plans for many who are planning upcoming events. Even people, that in the past had no difficulty investing in the costly items that go along with a wedding, birthdays have to reconsider some of their past habits and come up with new, and creative ways to fulfill their desire to gifting the loved ones without going broke themselves.

Upcycled Jewelry that doesn’t cost a bomb
Budget friendly options are herewith our recycled jewelry …. While you may wonder if it’s a compromise but we definitely do not see them as compromise, given the grace at these pieces add to your aura. Not only that, when you are wearing one of these, you are rightfully wearing jewelry that has some personality!

Adorning these pieces of artwork not only enhances strong emotional feelings but also completes a one’s appearance – it makes you feel indulgent, beautiful, successful, confident and alluring. Women who wear thismodern jewelry consider it to be an integral part of their appearance, and consider it as a necessary item rather than just an accessory, irrespective of their country of origin. Due to this you should consider gifting them…

Upcycling not only saves our precious earth space, it helps fulfill many women’s aspirations of wearing exquisite jewelry. As these shining pieces add to your aura, we don’t see anyone complaining for any reason. And when master craftsmen are benefiting monetarily and by recognition, why step backwards?

Blow Away Your Host with Handcrafted Blouses

What you wear matters and most importantly how you do it. More often than not tops & blouses are taken for granted. Sometimes you yourself are oblivious to the fact that one small change can have a  effect on your image…

It is not just the fabric but the type, the patterns it carries, the designsand the way you accessories. But how would you react if we told you there are exclusive blouses & tops to impress are now available at OneVeranda’s Exclusive Blouses & Tops Collection.

Our offerings of “Net Silver Zari & Bead Cloud Flower Embroidery Shirt” which is elegant and packs enough oomph. Designed from black cotton net and fabric traditional Indian hand embroidery and beading technique. This is the latest emerging pattern, sourced from India’s master craftsmen.

Net Silver Zari & Bead Cloud Flower Embroidery ShirtSilver Zari embroidery is in vogue since decades and often associated with chic and luxurious attire. Contemporary designs have since replaced with synthetic threads but we have preserved and nurtured the artisans who have spent their life weaving magical patterns.

Try this shirt once and we guarantee, you won’t find a better show stopper.

Moss Crape Bead Clouds Flower Embroidery Shirt
Moss Crape Bead Clouds Flower Embroidery ShirtFor navy blue color fans, we have Moss Crape Bead Clouds Flower Embroidery Shirt. It is designed from crape fabric with traditional Indian hand embroidery and beading technique which is uncommon yet in the UK. This embroidery is very rare and only a handful of artisans are keeping this tradition alive. (We are just doing our bit in patronizing these poor artisans).

Both the shirts are custom made designer wear – stitched by experts and imported from India.

Styling Suggestions
As a fashionista, you know what works best with black and navy blue colored tops. Try these shirts and will change your image. You can ware anything for the bottoms, but ensure your footwear matches to the occasion, it is easy to ignore.

Usually necklines define the dressing purpose. Closed neck or V-neck makes a different styling statement. We recommend you to keep your neck closed so that the embroidery is visible in its full glory with no sagging collars make the look.

Accessorizing will Defeat the Purpose
The idea is to let the shirts and the embroidery does all the talking. Any accessory, however small will mar the exotically designed shirt. If you can’t leave out your earrings, make sure they match the shirt’s fabric. A wrong combination could destroy all your hard work you did to lay your hands on this exotic dress.

This shirt is available in all the four popular sizes Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large. You can always contact us for this shirt’s exact measurements.

Mood Lighting Ideas for Your Home

Old is gold and despite progressing in the digital age, many of us cherish everything vintage but looking for a contemporary design input. There is a certain charm, purity and some down to earth quality that encompassed everything nearby. These qualities are, sadly missed in all the mass-produced fancy products. For example, glassware still holds its fort and we just cannot get the same feel with any other material. We at Oneveranda.com bring you the marriage of metal, glass, stone and wood crafted translated in to a range of lighting that reflects the bygone crafts that translate in to contemporary range to adorn your home.

Lighting is one of the first consideration for homeowners to subtly but effectively influence the ambience of your home. This could either be for your own comfort & convenience or to set the mood for your guests. When skillfully applied, lighting can elicit a wide range of emotional responses. Mood lightings have the added advantage of posing as a talking piece and showcase the host in a different light altogether.

Ring Tea Light HolderOur collection can serve many purposes. The range includes Votive cluster made of sustainably harvested wood lacquered with shellac, naturally perfumed glass candles, Lacquered Ring Tea Light Holder featuring banana fiber paper, Oil based lamps with patterned shadows, Candle holder boasting of glass tube & wooden pedestal, and Soot free steadily illuminated glass lamps.

Benefits of Mood Lighting

It’s a given that switching off the electricity and lighting up either candles or oil-based lamps, is an instant way to add some “mood” to your space.  Candlelight softens your features and adds a warm, alluring glow to any space.  Dinner parties, outdoor soirees, casual evenings in with friends all assume a different meaning and have a positive effect.

Hang an oil-based glass enclosed lamp on a thin string in the room. The glass sides, the wick flame would remain steady and brightly illuminate your room, creating light and shadow enhancing the space. When gentle breeze flows, the slowly oscillating pendulum will mesmerize your audience. Maintaining pin-drop silence will create an aura engulfing all around. This setting is great for any religious or mythological discourse.

If you have white walls, you can use the Votive for a soothing effect. Put off all electrical lights and these small shimmering lights will add dash of elegance.

Amaya LampPlace a few of Amaya lamps on your residence gate to welcome guests. The entrance of your home is a great way to welcome guests and set the tone for the evening. The lowly flickering flames’ dim lighting serves the purpose beautifully by transitioning visitors from bright streetlights to the conversation pieces’ magical appearance.

Handmade new collection coming soon…

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jjNew Image3Tulsi collection of fashion accessories are handmade by women artisans and it involves the same age old delicate and traditional methods which were almost lost and very few artisans remain, who are skilled enough to make these wooden lacquered beads for fashion accessories like necklaces, earrings. This collection is almost a revival of these beads in today’s fast moving fashion world to give you something earthy and everlasting…

Only the large bangles in this collection are crafted by skilled men.

dvInspired by natural elements like creepers. Even the colours are symbolic to natural surroundings like blue is extracted from indigo, the same indigo gives other tones like olive green and more. Yellow comes from Turmeric and reds are tones of pomegranate.

This collection is almost like a second skin due to weightlessness. We believe that you will wear the pieces of this collocation with pride knowing that you have contributed to reviving of the age-old craft.

Exquisite Indian Crafts Now Available in UK

Blank walls, are they waiting for some eye-catching object?

Boring tabletop, is it looking for a conversational piece?

There is some good news.

Over a few dozens of exquisite, handcrafted artifacts imported from India are waiting for you to pick them up. No more procrastination as the unique Indian artworks are now available online, for the discerning buyers.

Present Yourself as Art Protector

The 8 point Star Plates made of Brass, with over half a century old traditional Tin-plating is proof positive. BTW, tin-plating makes the objects resistant to citrus fruit juices and protects food.

Bring out the designer in you…

  1. Pair them in a pattern and they look an irresistible centerpiece.
  2. Use them as the serving platter.
  3. Hang them on walls and instantly grab visitor’sattention.
  4. Serve something directly on them forcing the visitor raise eyebrows.

Bring the erstwhile “British Raj” Artifacts in your Living Room

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The British, while ruling India had easy access to many beautiful, exquisite and wonderful artifacts from the local artisans. One such example is the Kharadi Community of teakwood turners who created masterpieces. The Pen-stand, the Tape-dispenser and Paperweights speak for themselves. Purchase them and hold them in your hand to see how exquisitely crafted pieces are enhancing your home. And learning how, Kharadi Community has the expertise in making delicate spindles out of teakwood. Our representatives have already engaged with this community and busy finding other “forgotten” beauties and encouraging them to bring to fore such objects d’ Art for our esteemed clients.

Great Posters for your Foyer

Indian cows are already dwindling and the long horned pretty much faster. Our collection of posters boasts the long-horned cows worshipped in India in full fervor. Depicting NANDI, the pious bull, Lord Shiva’s vehicle bedecked with saffron colour. We have displayed just six of these Nandi Bull posters and one of them stands off with just a hint of colour, in the form of a BINDI on the forehead.

Adorn your Tabletop with Beautiful Talking Pieces

Guests will get curious looking at the Horseshoe Crab at your table, when you announce it as a bottle opener, they cannot help exclaiming… They might never imagine the Gecko Bottle Opener doing the same but nevertheless keep thinking about and viewing from all sides.

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One thing is sure, they will surely question about the spherical Sandook (or the storage box). For connoisseurs we have three varieties in brass: plain, silver & gold finish. We recommend raising their inquisitiveness by storing some surprising items, not normally found on a tabletop.

zafar-jaali

For those having a connect with erstwhile Mogul rulers, the Zafar Jaali, carved stone screens of the Royal Palaces replicated in aluminum is the perfect display option. Named after the last Mogul Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, this lightweight carving will surely attract many eyes.

Large Vases with in-between See-through section

Beautifully lacquered vases with wooden legs have a see-through middle section. It makes pretty sensible seeing the flowers and the stem & leaves. Available in different colours, they adorn your room like no other.

Conclusion
Online shops often confuse buyers with overwhelming choices, but not so at OneVeranda. We prefer displaying a few items per category which makes choosing easy. No more head spinning as you can easily decide and take your pick quickly.