Tom Dixon: Beat Collection

Named “Beat” for their hand-beaten production method, A bit further down the island, Moss is now featuring his expansive Beat collection. The collection got its start with the Beat Lights, a series of hand-hammered, patinated brass pendants inspired by typical water carrying receptacles found in India. Dixon has been wise not to just draw inspiration from the culture, but to employ its skilled artisans in …

Tata Nano: The $2,550 Car

Tata Motors, India's largest automaker, unveiled today what could become the Ford Model T for the 21st century, the $2,550 car. Marketed in India as the “one-lakh†(100,000 Rupee = $2,550) car, with a two-cylinder 623 cc gasoline engine, the world is reacting to what has been touted as a “people's car†for the developing world. The announcement is making waves in India with the …

Daily Dump Home Composting

Based in Bangalore, India, Daily Dump (an unfortunate but memorable name) offers designer clay composting containers that are a lot more rustic and stylish than the green plastic bins generally available in the West. Composting is a great way for both rural and urban households to minimize garbage while also producing nutrient-rich soil that can be used for household plants and homegrown produce. They also …