#MakersWeLove Vol. 1

At Engrave, we love our makers. As a matter of fact, our makers make us. That’s why we make it a point to keep an eye out for makers around us doing interesting things. Today, we’re going to talk about four people who aren’t on our site, but would sure love to have on board.

At Engrave, we love our makers. As a matter of fact, our makers make us. That’s why we make it a point to keep an eye out for makers around us doing interesting things.

Today, we’re going to talk about four people who aren’t on our site, but would sure love to have on board.

The fiery Jheel

Meet Jheel Goradia, a 21 year old multimedia designer from Mumbai. Jheel is a graduate from Raffles Design International and works for a design agency called Base 501.

Jheel uses iconic Bollywood moments to comment on the status of women In India. She uses wheat paste to put up her posters around the city’s walls.

“I used street art as a medium to convey my message because I wanted my messages to be rebellious, unavoidable and in the face for everybody. All of this inspired me to create this campaign, which would be a voice for all those women, whose voices have been suppressed by the society. I named it #BreakingTheSilence since my campaign’s main objective was to break the silence and stand up for the rights of the women in India and make it a safer place for them to be in”, says Jheel.

Enough said. You must check out Jheel’s work here.

Here’s to Jheel Goradia. #MakersWeLove

News Source: BuzzFeed

The maker of the AC sofa!

“Guj mechanic, with help from NID alumnus, designs ‘AC sofa’“ screams the headline. This we had to take a closer look at.

We discovered a repairman from Gujarat who designed ‘an AC sofa’ that can be used even outdoors and consumes less electricity than the tower air-conditioners.

Gandhinagar resident Dashrath Patel is the man. He repairs ACs. He came up with the idea some years ago. And was helped by the National Institute of Design to develop the product.

“I first thought of installing air-conditioner in a sofa in 2008 and started working on it. But the first sofa I made weighed around 175 kg, which was way too heavy,” Patel said.

“Then I heard of ‘Design Clinic Scheme’ of MSME ministry and I approached them. They provided me a designer who modified the design and changed the material, reducing the weight to 35 kgs,” Patel said.

Here’s to the makers of the AC sofa! #MakersWeLove

News Source: Times of India

Manan, the guitar ‘Godman’

Now we don’t stock music, musical instruments or musicians yet, but surely there will come a day we will, we hope. That’s why the need for this one dedicated to a maker of breathtaking music.

Meet Manan Gupta, a guitar godman who uses the pseudonym Max Godman.

“The style in which I play the guitar is called percussive acoustic finger-style. You can play pretty much any genre in this style because it’s just a way of playing the guitar. I personally prefer to experiment with world music in this style.”

“I saw this very popular video of a guitarist name Andy McKee playing his original tune called ‘Drifting’. He was playing bass, rhythm & a beautiful melody all at the same time and it completely blew me away.” – Manan Gupta/Max Godman

Get blown away with more from this Mumbai maestro here. Here’s to Manan, maker of fine music! #MakersWeLove

News Source: IBN Live

And finally we have the Indian couple and their ‘magic jacket’

When the idea starters at Kickstarter came together to raise more than 4 million dollars (US) in funding for a travel jacket curated by an Indian couple, we knew this had the makings of something very interesting.

Meet Hiral Sanghvi and Yoganshi Shah. Here are two folks who know what travellers want, i.e., everything! In fact, almost everything travellers carry, they want it to be multipurpose. Taking off from this germ of a big idea, Hiral and Yoganshi came up with the the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of travelling jackets and went to kickstarter to fund it. And, boy, did Kickstarter fund it! Within less than a month their creation became the most funded item of clothing in Kickstarter’s history.

Here’s to Hiral and Yoganshi, makers of Kickstarter history! #MakersWeLove (link)

News Source: MensXP

Avinash Subramaniam

Avinash has been an advertising writer, fiction writer, poetry writer, freelance writer and serial wronger. Other roles he has been in include those of an editor, brand builder, and teacher. His interests include advertising, scrabble, body building, chess, cinema, making money, reading, internet culture, cricket, photography. To hear him air his thoughts, follow him on Twitter @armchairexpert.

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