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A chance encounter on my way to Queens convinced me to go to the extraordinary #Noguchi museum by the extraordinary maestro......who worked in areas beyond art craft design and performance art.... he collaborated with #Martha Graham "...I hope I convey something which may be of value to others concerned with bringing alive, for ourselves & our times, the countless nuances of life from other times & places which otherwise are likely to pass away everywhere under the impact of our western 'progress'. 1954..... an absolute joy to see his works in #stone and #paper..... .. didn't want to leave ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
A chance encounter on my way to Queens convinced me to go to the extraordinary #Noguchi  museum by the extraordinary maestro......who worked in areas beyond art craft design and performance art.... he collaborated with #Martha  Graham "...I hope I convey something which may be of value to others concerned with bringing alive, for ourselves & our times, the countless nuances of life from other times & places which otherwise are likely to pass away everywhere under the impact of our western 'progress'. 1954..... an absolute joy to see his works in #stone  and #paper ..... .. didn't want to leave ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
#NewyorkNewyork the views..... the vibe..... the voice......a morning walk across the Brooklyn bridge..... and a first ever trip to Queens to see the MoMA PS1. Which is an eclectic series of shows in an amazing old building. The highlight for me was the courtyard installation 'Hide and Seek', by young architects & the Raza Abdoh retro-life .....1/2
#NewyorkNewyork  the views..... the vibe..... the voice......a morning walk across the Brooklyn bridge..... and a first ever trip to Queens to see the MoMA PS1. Which is an eclectic series of shows in an amazing old building. The highlight for me was the courtyard installation 'Hide and Seek', by young architects & the Raza Abdoh retro-life .....1/2
2/2. The #metbreuer continued.... down in the courtyard....sits #Humabhaba piece.... this fabulous building was once the #Whitneymuseum .... relocated since to Chelsea
2/2. The #metbreuer  continued.... down in the courtyard....sits #Humabhaba  piece.... this fabulous building was once the #Whitneymuseum  .... relocated since to Chelsea
The #metbreuer ..... the structure itself is worth a visit..... the lighting the sunken patio below street level..... currently showing #picasso #egonschiele #Klimt drawings from the #thayercollection .....
At #metmuseum in #NYC...... these r truly #heavenlybodies ..... the curators have done a marvellous job...... #fashion inspired by religious vestments ..... juxtaposed with #treasures in the museum..... the feeling is that of a #pilgrimage ..... with music to complete the atmosphere....the #RobertLehman wing is an absolute treat for the senses #sharewiththeworld
#milano๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น the #duomomilano is just st amazing from every angle.... enjoying the views from terraces and the bar balconies across. ... then #como and #belaggio .... amazing #italy๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
#milano ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น the #duomomilano  is just st amazing from every angle.... enjoying the views from terraces and the bar balconies across. ... then #como  and #belaggio  .... amazing #italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
"Empire of the Sikhs" ... amazing show at the #bruneigallery #SOAS very well curated & displayed.... many unseen photos maps and objects....... essentially an exhibition with a huge deep and meaningful link to #Lahore.... this is #heritage too... #remember ......what a #history .......#punjabarchives @sabaqizilbash @saamiavine @zamalkaweyya #history #historians
2/2 ..... continuing the mud bricks with blue-tile series..... Sufi shrines in and around Multan.... 11to14 century..... for details #HollyEdwards "of Brick & Myth..... does a fantastic job of the whole genesis of these pre-Mughal wonders......
2/2 ..... continuing the mud bricks with blue-tile series..... Sufi shrines in and around Multan.... 11to14 century..... for details #HollyEdwards  "of Brick & Myth..... does a fantastic job of the whole genesis of these pre-Mughal wonders......
Beauteous!!๐Ÿ˜This is #style not #fashion ...... somewhere in the #Bahawalpur countryside.... women carry on with their daily #business quite unaware of being photographed.... and they don't have Instagram #whocarriestheburden #water #houseandhearth #stopmeifyoucan
Getting back to work.... #Mondaymorning .....#inspiration .... a trip to The mosque in #Thatta in #Sindh #Pakistan  one winter...built by the #Mughal Emperor #ShahJehan ... has to be the best #brickwork marriage to #blue #kashi glazed tile work.... still done in the area.... the dome is exquisite and the light at different times of day.... #magnificent
Yesterday a friend reminded my.... how it's plastic-free July... and we should be making an effort to minimise its use in our lives & instead use recycled /upcycled products as much as possible..... so collected all our paper products .... so people know what's out there..... there's plenty we can do: #Reuse paper bags, envelopes, put stickers on if needed, use cloth #bags & #baskets as carriers. (our Environment Day post) if necessary use #biodegradable plastic only. Checkout our paper #bowls, woven paper #placemats, trivets, printed newspaper gift #bags, & money envelopes made of fabric remnants..... pastel notepaper crafted in Multan #APWA #Punjab #Lahore #RLCC #CRAFTCOLONY
Yesterday a friend reminded my.... how it's plastic-free July... and we should be making an effort to minimise its use in our lives & instead use recycled /upcycled products as much as possible..... so collected all our paper products .... so people know what's out there..... there's plenty we can do: #Reuse  paper bags, envelopes, put stickers on if needed, use cloth #bags  & #baskets  as carriers. (our Environment Day post) if necessary use #biodegradable  plastic only. Checkout our paper #bowls , woven paper #placemats , trivets, printed newspaper gift #bags , & money envelopes made of fabric remnants..... pastel notepaper crafted in Multan #APWA  #Punjab  #Lahore  #RLCC  #CRAFTCOLONY 
Life in a typical hamlet ..... in .....#Badin......#Sindh.......#smiling faces #tbt
"And the bounties that are yours......", which of these are you in denial of .......#lychees #mangoes #stone fruits #peaches #apricots #plums #cherries and finally the #jaman ..... the variety, the colours ...... and the inimitable flavours ........ nothing to beat the subcontinental ๐Ÿ‰ fruit baskets of the season......
"And the bounties that are yours......", which of these are you in denial of .......#lychees  #mangoes  #stone  fruits #peaches  #apricots  #plums  #cherries  and finally the #jaman  ..... the variety, the colours ...... and the inimitable flavours ........ nothing to beat the subcontinental ๐Ÿ‰ fruit baskets of the season......
Gems from the #GPO in #Lahore the International Mail Office to receive old books sent by student child .....to a question regarding use of technology.... "madam no need.... as we will need to physically verify everything...." ๐Ÿ™„..... have to say I loved the red tags in coconut coir tied to parcels........ then was asked to sign an undertaking saying nothing in those books is anti-Islam nor anti-Pakistan ......and if so.... I'll be responsible.... yikes ๐Ÿ˜ณ.....the joys ......
Gems from the #GPO  in #Lahore  the International Mail Office to receive old books sent by student child .....to a question regarding use of technology.... "madam no need.... as we will need to physically verify everything...." ๐Ÿ™„..... have to say I loved the red tags in coconut coir tied to parcels........ then was asked to sign an undertaking saying nothing in those books is anti-Islam nor anti-Pakistan ......and if so.... I'll be responsible.... yikes ๐Ÿ˜ณ.....the joys ......
We still make them like they used to..... #cheent or #chintz #ghararas ..... #shadow work #kurtas #tarkashi & #bandhani Dupattas for #Eid .... #happy #customers #chilling on the hot day this day .... a #collaboration  #IHT #IndusHeritageTrust #BetterTomorrow #KurtaKahani ..... the look curated by #Jadeed ...... #Art #Craft #Design ..... all at #APWA (Punjab) Crafts ......
Bring the colours of  #festivity on #EidulFitr into your home .... the #Eid table is to #celebrate and share the bounties we enjoy .tableware #handembroidered by IHT... natural fibre #baskets #white Malmal kurtas traditional cotton #ghararas, reminiscent of 'cheent' worn by our mothers & grandmothers; cut without any shortcut & lovingly hand sewn by the ladies of #BetterTomorrow. #handcrafted tops #tunics by #Indusheritagetrust #IHT #tarkashi or drawn thread #bandhani in #naturaldyes ... and much more. Pls visit the #APWA-Punjab crafts .... extended hours on Fri 8 June & Sat 9 June till 9 pm. Look forward to welcoming you.
Bring the colours of #festivity  on #EidulFitr  into your home .... the #Eid  table is to #celebrate  and share the bounties we enjoy .tableware #handembroidered  by IHT... natural fibre #baskets  #white  Malmal kurtas traditional cotton #ghararas , reminiscent of 'cheent' worn by our mothers & grandmothers; cut without any shortcut & lovingly hand sewn by the ladies of #BetterTomorrow . #handcrafted  tops #tunics  by #Indusheritagetrust  #IHT  #tarkashi  or drawn thread #bandhani  in #naturaldyes  ... and much more. Pls visit the #APWA -Punjab crafts .... extended hours on Fri 8 June & Sat 9 June till 9 pm. Look forward to welcoming you.
LalaLajpat Rai #hero of #Lahore #sonofthesoil .....sad his statue left the city he called #home ....... in the division of #land came the separation of the #soul .... #statues divided #heroes divided ....... โค๏ธ hearts divided. .... . Wonder where it stood in Lahore ? @migrantherstory #subcontinent #heroesofindependence
#Baskets are #unique in the realm of #craft in that their #materials remain unchanged in finished form.... says the writer on craft. They are not #artefacts to be protected or hung on the wall, instead they are #functional objects for use: to carry #groceries #vegetables #chicken & #fish.... .... but at some point we abandoned them & plastic nearly killed them off. Here's a dedication to #worldenvironmentday 2018.... let's revert to #natural materials #stopplastic #stopplasticbags #stopplasticpollution #stopplasticwaste which is suffocating the earth ๐ŸŒ the ๐ŸŒŠ and every living thing...(including #girraffe s) baskets as #handbags as #carriers for food #shopping #mall shopping & a #trip to the #beach #yellow & #green #amaltas #libernum #samarbahisht #mangotime #summerbag grab yours soon......
#Baskets  are #unique  in the realm of #craft  in that their #materials  remain unchanged in finished form.... says the writer on craft. They are not #artefacts  to be protected or hung on the wall, instead they are #functional  objects for use: to carry #groceries  #vegetables  #chicken  & #fish .... .... but at some point we abandoned them & plastic nearly killed them off. Here's a dedication to #worldenvironmentday  2018.... let's revert to #natural  materials #stopplastic  #stopplasticbags  #stopplasticpollution  #stopplasticwaste  which is suffocating the earth ๐ŸŒ the ๐ŸŒŠ and every living thing...(including #girraffe  s) baskets as #handbags  as #carriers  for food #shopping  #mall  shopping & a #trip  to the #beach  #yellow  & #green  #amaltas  #libernum  #samarbahisht  #mangotime  #summerbag  grab yours soon......