We got together with the Soda Bottle Opener Wala team and picked out our favorite monsoon snacks. Talk about the Right Season, the Right Ceramic Dinner Plates, and the Right Time! Check out our favorite pics from our day staying in plating up with the Rainshine Dinnerware Collection.

 

 

CHECK OUT THE FULL RAINSHINE COLLECTION HERE

So, what was on the menu?

Pakoda:
Chilli cheese pakoda
Mangalorian prawns /veg
Chutney paneer pakoda
Teen daal ka bhajiya
Twisted papeta bhajiya

Chaat:
Palak chaat
Raj kachori
Classic ragda pattice
Delhi aloo chaat
Makai ki chatpatti chaat

Mmm....hungry yet?

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SHOP RAINSHINE TO KEEP THE JOY GOING

There are people who love summer; others come to life in the bracing chill of winter. The monsoons, a wet grey time, are such a relief and hold a special meaning for us Indians. The rain is rendered in music, art, food and emotions. We must be the only nation that romanticizes the season. More so in the first week of its onslaught.


We all love the monsoons. The dramatic clouds building up, ominous and grey. The tall buildings catching a flash of light and shining pallidly in a brave sliver of sun. Most of all, there is the efflorescence of green. Even before the first drops of rain fall, the vivid transparent green of plant life is pregnant with the promise of new life.


“Slanting silver ropes slammed into loose earth,
ploughing it up like gunfire.”

— The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy

 

  

Freedom Tree joyfully celebrates its Monsoon 2019 Collection - Secret Garden - marking the return of the rains, with its lush greenery and abundant moisture. Savor the discovery of Pockets of Green in the urban environment, the moments where rain and wind rustle through the palms outside your window, and you snuggle in with a warm snack after a day of play. Secret Garden evokes the small spaces of cool and green you might find at the end of a quiet by-lane or create in your home against the background of rainy skies.

Secret Garden invites you to create Pockets of Green in your home. Quiet corners where you can retreat and snuggle up with a cherished book, surround yourself with Lush Greenery, and while away the hours contemplating the monsoon skies. The range features over a dozen new Textiles prints and illustrative designs for the bedroom and living room, raw and natural furniture including the explosive Molotov Bar and Sideboard Series. Rainshine is a playful range of handpainted ceramic dinner and serverware with freewheeling strokes that evoke a day of playing in the rain. Deliciously colored ceramic desk planters make the perfect addition to your kitchen window or veranda. A miniature forest comes indoors and we live again in an enchanted world!

As always, the hero of our collection are our Screen Printed Textiles - all designed in our trend studio in Mumbai, and printed locally.  The textural feel of different fabrics and hypnotic illustrations transport you to your Secret Garden in the monsoons, with options for everyone!

The lush botanical look features the sensational Panai print, named after the celestial palm in Tamil. Sink into a moss and leaf covered forest floor with our textured tweeds and green prints. To bring an urban and modern touch to a tropical home, look no further than the Salaka print, which is reminiscent of timeless handmade weaves. The Secret Pool print invites you in with cool water lapping gently on this modern design. Liquid graphic forms catch the glint of light.

Secret Garden Cushions

The Rainshine dinnerware collection encapsulates a trend for healthy eating and casual dining. Each piece is hand painted in the colors of life giving rainwaters, and bursts of sunshine. Designed in watery colors of liquid blue, glazed green, delicious mango, lush lime and indigo infusion, the strokes freewheel across the handpainted ceramic line. A happy collection that speaks of family meals and transitions of time;  of growing up and greening, of playtime and plating up.

Rain and water is also about reflection and mirror images. A quiet internal reflection, a moment of contemplation. It is mesmerizing to stare into ponds and see the mirrored image of a landscape, extending it in more than one dimension. When the sun shines through clouds, light reflects off pools of water, filling the atmosphere with unexpected passing reflections. Secret Garden also features an all new series of Lighting and Mirrors to cut the gloom and reflect light into your indoor sanctuary. Superbly crafted modern industrial lights with touches of nature and fluid whimsy will add an elegant frame to any modern home.

Monsoon is here with its operatic theater that pours down with glint of grey gunmetal in quick, silvery smooth action. It not only is a visual sensation but assaults the auditory and relentlessly infuses our senses with fragrance. It is time to renew, to explore, and celebrate cozy moments in our homes and in our hearts. Join us in this ode to the Great Indian Season with Secret Garden Monsoon 2019. 

 

Secret Garden is available in Store and Online now.


SHOP THE COLLECTION

#monsooniscoming #pocketsofgreen #paintwiththerain #forestfloor 

COOL AND COLLECTED

May 16, 2019

As another leaf of the season turns, summer sunshine knocks on your door and blushing gulmohar curiously glances from the windows. It’s time to dream away of a vacation in the mountains or by the beachside – Freedom Tree’s COOL AND COLLECTED range has got you covered. With wistful memories of the ocean, the sea breeze calling your name, fields of swaying flowers and grounding elements of the earth, welcome the fresh hues of blues.

A medley of abstract lines, handsome checks, and florals will add playfulness and sophistication to your space, with unabashed verve. Allow the impeccable craftsmanship and global aesthetics to naturally and effortlessly style your space.

It’s time to pause, put your feet up and sip on aam panna in your very own summer home – one that is chic and cozy in equal measure. Our range features breathable fabrics, vibrant and down-to-earth wood, cane and rope furniture, intricate ceramics and contemporary lamps – with denim and indigo hues playing hide and seek across each category.

Snuggle into the soft colors of our Mohur cushions or take a ride back to your childhood with our frayed Denim Drift cushions. Mohur is a hero print from our last collection HERE IS NOW, and makes an appearance in this one as well – in calming hues of blue. Soften the mood of your study with the Urban Cool throw, with reversible fine pin stripes. Tie it all together with the Bluesette rug, or a daring floral look. The conventional charm of ticking stripes and tartan checks is hard to miss – our upholstery, sheers, throws and cushions are absolute head turners you may want to introduce in your space. Our versatile yet cohesive collection gives you the flexibility to experiment and create different looks for your nooks time and again.

 

Considering blue is the color of this collection, there’s a lot you can do – think deep blue rugs with soft denim floor cushions propped on the floor, soft floral sheers and hand painted ceramics for your living room. Dress down your bedroom into sea stripe linen in white and blue, and you wouldn’t want to step out of the cozy haven. Sit by the window seat munching on your favorite watermelon and feta salad from our Kobe salad plate – as the Inky Blossom sheers allow the sunlight to just tip toe in.

The delicately contoured ceramicware with organic strokes are set to add joy to everyday moments and make special occasions even more memorable. Whether it’s a small gathering, your family or just you looking to savor a cup of coffee, our collection takes care of all. Bold strokes make an appearance in the server ware, whimsical patterns are the defining feature of our vases and the classic style lends élan to our glassware. Pass around the Malabar and Andaman snack platters cum cake stands, and contrast them with the delicate Kyoto ceramics as you host that tea party you’ve been waiting for.

 Every summer day by the breezy seaside can be a reality – create a canopy in your balcony with sheers from our collection, bring out our Tropica chairs, stretch your toes and listen to your peppy playlist. Our minimalist rope furniture is an ode to the 60s, with a modern twist of delicious color. Now curl up and bring out your favorite summer read, or invite friends over for an evening of hors d'oeuvres and coolers. It’s time to embrace the covetous looks that come your way for the Hypnotique bar cabinet in weathered blue, a vintage chic show-stealer from our collection – so Friday night get-togethers don’t have to wait any longer! 

The COOL AND COLLECTED look is available in stores and online, ready to call your home its own. Dream in colors borrowed from the sea, sky, and earth this summer. Feel truly at home, with Freedom Tree.

 

GET THE LOOK: 

Continuing our newest tradition, Freedom Tree is proud to announce our latest seasonal Trend Guide is now available. Spring-Summer 2019 invites you to embrace the feeling of living in the moment, and enjoy every second of being HERE, IN THE NOW. 

 
Spring Summer 2019 Trend Guide From Freedom Tree

Download the Trend Guide Here

Let us help you re-imagine your home with
lightness, color, and joy this season, so you can live Here, In The Now!

It's that time of year when everyone is on the move. School's out, and it's time to escape the heat, or head straight towards the beach! Whether it's the waves you seek, or the quiet calm of nature, or discovering new cultures, we're all feeling that wanderlust.

 

In a textile production unit such as ours, making cushions, bed-covers, and other home linens leave behind "off-cuts" of small pieces of fabric that often go unused and are eventually sold for scrap. In a bid to achieve zero-waste, we're up-cycling our cut fabrics into one-of-a-kind kits for all your travel needs. 

Our beautiful prints are about to get a new lease on life.
 
 

Mohur Ceramics

Happy splashy polka dots pattern remind of the carefree days of childhood, when everday was celebrated. It's time again to pause and play. A reminder of carefree days of childhood, where every day was celebrated. It’s time yet again to pause and play. Even pausing to grab your cup of tea and foxnuts to munch is much needed but seldom made possible. Why is that so? Why do you wait for a special occasion to bring out that exquisite dinnerware, when every day can be one. 

Mohur-collection

Hand painted organic strokes bring our Here Is Now Ceramic Collection to life. It is charming enough for that long-due get together with friends. At the same time, it is all set to make everyday moments memorable. Whether you are a family of two or are a large bunch, our collection takes care of the demands, whims and ease of everyone.
Be it our cheery snack plates for a movie night with family, our gorgeous hand painted tea pot and the striking nut tray for a perfect soiree, the generous sized Java mug for that sinful hot chocolate on a nippy day - each piece is created with love to serve up joy.

Tea-Pots                        Snack-Plate


The present slips easily into nostalgia for the past. We always tend to find comfort in the old and familiar, things that remind us of childhood, of treasured memories.

Sunlight streaming in through the windows, flaming gulmohar flirting with the breeze, you at the window seat reading a heart-warming book as a smile lingers on your lips... Such moments away from the frenzy of modern life are the ones that truly make one grateful and present in the now.

That old picture that you use as a bookmark, the hand sewn tablecloth by your mother that still adorns your side table go on to convey that no matter how modern our homes may be, handcrafted and familial gems always complete the picture.

Freedom Tree’s vivacious spring summer collection HERE IS NOW takes from the essence of nature to convey the feeling of nostalgia and of being grateful for the present moment. It seamlessly brings together craftsmanship, creativity and verve, ideal for a modern home. Nuances such as weaves and bold floral prints will make you nostalgic. Global aesthetics such as mixed materials, inlays and enamel finish will bring effortless style to your space.

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Every time we plan a new eclectic collection of handcrafted furniture, fabrics and ceramics for you, we get the opportunity to co-create each product with craftsmen from across the country. Did you know our ceramics are hand painted as well? It’s pure delight to learn from them and share our expertise with them as well. That’s one of the processes we look forward to, as much as we await launching a new collection that moulds itself to your home and brings you happiness and a sense of pride.

Our team of designers and creative partners are so excited to share our Here Is Now Collection, featuring entirely new ranges of furniture, textiles, and ceramics. Let us help you re-imagine your home with lightness, color, and joy this season.

Mohur, the hero print of the Here Is Now Collection is a bold and vivid representation of the turn of the season. We’ve crafted over a dozen bold prints floral and geometric prints, and stiper patterns for this collection. Imagine them on everything from upholstery, curtains, cushions, bedcovers, dohars, and rugs.

Our new furniture range plays with mixed media in ways that are contemporary yet timeless. Raw and asymmetric, our Live Edge furniture range is sleek and minimal in equal measure, ideal for a modern home and living. Don’t miss the cheer and the chutzpah of our rope furniture! It’s the perfect summer furniture, your indoor-hammock, a statement for a relaxed home and lifestyle.

An of course, our glorious Mohur range of ceramic dinnerware, snack and tea-time servers, and decorative vases take pride of place! Hand painted organic strokes gleaming playfully are set to make everyday moments memorable.

It’s time to pause and play. The Here Is Now Collection is available in stores and online, ready to call your home its own. Dream in colors borrowed from nature and enjoy the moment. Feel truly at home, with Freedom Tree.

 

Roping you in with our new furniture range!

 While modern homes and trends are ever-evolving, many styles make a comeback time and again. We’re most excited by the natural textures and relaxed style of rope furniture. Handwoven, striking, embraced by a sturdy metal under structure, it is durable as well as easy to maintain. Freedom Tree is re-interpreting this blend of modern and traditional in your home with a burst of bright and fluorescent colors.   

Don’t miss the cheer and the chutzpah rope furniture would add to a modern living room. It’s the perfect summer furniture, your indoor-hammock, a statement for a relaxed home and lifestyle. Pair it up with furniture in pastels or go all out with pieces in colorful upholstery. Choose from a variety of accent sofa cushions from our range and get ready to play.

Affordability and comfort come together in rope furniture, and our range from the Here Is Now Collection is a visual treat as well. It’s perfect for entertaining guests in your lounge or curling up with a book in your patio or garden.

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With breezy sheer curtains in the background, the colorful furniture would be an ode to the verve and hues of nature.When all by yourself, lounge in our modern and contemporary woven rope chair - Tropica Chair or stretch your toes on the Vasco Lounger after a long day. This white and blue lounger takes inspiration from deck chairs to transport you to a summer holiday by the beach. So stretch your toes, sip a cooler and wash the blues away, sitting at your patio. Even those days when you work from home can now be a luxury. Bring the outdoors in, pause to appreciate the moment and live in the now.

VASCO-OFFWHITE-CHAIR                   VASCO-OFFWHITE-CHAIR

 

Pair up different modern furniture pieces such as the Baga Loveseat and the Tree Chair from the rope collection for a burst of color and gaiety. Wine and dine with friends, throw the perfect Holi bash, play a game of Scrabble with your children or even grab a movie with your significant other, the fun lingers on when you are comfortable and at ease.   

Mohur Ceramics

Happy splashy polka dots pattern remind of the carefree days of childhood, when everday was celebrated. It's time again to pause and play. A reminder of carefree days of childhood, where every day was celebrated. It’s time yet again to pause and play. Even pausing to grab your cup of tea and foxnuts to munch is much needed but seldom made possible. Why is that so? Why do you wait for a special occasion to bring out that exquisite dinnerware, when every day can be one. 

Mohur-collection

Hand painted organic strokes bring our Here Is Now Ceramic Collection to life. It is charming enough for that long-due get together with friends. At the same time, it is all set to make everyday moments memorable. Whether you are a family of two or are a large bunch, our collection takes care of the demands, whims and ease of everyone.
Be it our cheery snack plates for a movie night with family, our gorgeous hand painted tea pot and the striking nut tray for a perfect soiree, the generous sized Java mug for that sinful hot chocolate on a nippy day - each piece is created with love to serve up joy.

Tea-Pots                        Snack-Plate

EXCLUSIVE INVITE!

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here is now


You’re invited to an OPEN HOUSE to meet the Designers of our Spring-Summer ’19 Collection: #HereIsNow.

Subscribe to confirm your spot at our event!

 

 

Every time we plan a new, eclectic collection of handcrafted furniture, fabrics and ceramics, we get the opportunity to co-create each product with craftsmen from across the country.

   

It’s time to pause and play.
 
 
#HereIsNow #ComingSoon #SS19
Subscribe for a special preview of our upcoming collection!


B2B-INFOGRAPHIC

January 03, 2019

B2B, the year that was! 2018

LOOKING BOTH WAYS:

As a trend studio we are very lucky to be looking both ways! When we look at future directions, they are always rooted in early signals, in the here and now. What a rollercoaster year of change it has been! Continuing polarities in political, economic and environmental changes leave their mark on culture, people’s behavior and in emerging trends. As we all seek to navigate the future, let’s see what went down with color and style this past year! We have some visual graphs of what people looked at, liked and loved to take home with them all of this past year.

LIVING ROOMS

Color always makes people happy. Even living rooms have seen amplification in use of hues! People have used deep relaxed blues with an Artistic styling for living rooms. Tropical Modern homes have been a big trend, with lighter natural light filled spaces, using fresh greens and prints full of foliage and botanical references. This year we also wove neutrals into our color schemes. Trendy yellows with graphic neu neutral. We saw a softer styling of industrial furniture with woods stained down to a soft colored grey. Neutral tones gave the rooms an instant contemporary chic. 

DINING ROOMS

Trends in food are a great marker of what is becoming mainstream. People just can’t seem to get enough of the sweet-stuff. Delectable colors of mint, coral and cream were top picks by chefs and home cooks alike. Cake stands, ramekins, jugs and mugs made table settings oh so pretty! A flip side saw a huge interest in regional cusine and specialty cooking. So small plates, unusually shaped unfurling white platters, became the canvas for degustation. Studio pottery, with sumptuous glazes that looked like cosmic orbs, in rich reds and mossy grey greens were a dramatic backdrop to food; with shimmering cutlery in copper and iridescence the highlight!

BEDROOMS

To some, bedrooms are a silent private zone, while to others a cozy, intimate den. This remains the room in which we are most ready to experiment with colors. Harmonious rooms, with a close color connect seemed to be trending. Bedrooms have become so personal, that almost all color families abound, the reds, the greens, blues yellows and neutral tones. For a silent zone, smoky cerebral colors of grey black and white gave us all the neutrality required. A need for rest coupled with radiance took us to a fresh palette of yellow and greens. Bedrooms are about intimacy and also about caring. Soft colors of peach and aqua together are like a tender touch to the skin and a gender-neutral combination. Quirky color pop accent in reds on the bed became a talking point for when we were ready to break silence!

For The Seasons - Designers

December 27, 2018

 

Graphic Visuality and Chief nurturer

My favorite thing to bake is a tart. Lemon, chocolate, peach - I love to marry the vivid colors with freshness from fruits to create a feast for the eyes.

Nothing makes me happier than serving my vanilla souffle with mulberry coulis oozing out of that remekin.