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Our Golden Time

Posted by Eilidh Donaldson on

Our Golden Time

This is not meant to sound depressing, but there's nothing in my life I could really say "I have to do that everyday." But, so often I hear people tell me the opposite: I have to run everyday, I have to read everyday, paint, bake, write, meditate... Other than the obvious necessities for life, there isn't one specific thing that I couldn't go a day (a week, a year...) without. And I feel a little sense of jealousy over all these people who seem to have found their groove in life. Forgive me, I'm going through a "what is the...

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The Eternal Happiness of a Child's (crafter's*) Mind

Posted by Eilidh Donaldson on

The Eternal Happiness of a Child's (crafter's*) Mind

I've been realising a lot of things lately, that turn out to be the very advice I was given growing up. The simple truths in life; always be kind, never give up, believe in yourself, etc. They're probably some of the best things a child can ever learn, but we only really learn them when we're adults. It's easy as adults to forget what it's like to be a child; the bright colours and glitter everywhere, the funny faces and silly songs, the happiness in everything. So perhaps our messages get a little lost. But there's one thing I've learnt...

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Big Dreams Come in Small Packages

Posted by Eilidh Donaldson on

Big Dreams Come in Small Packages

We all have hopes and dreams for the future. Not necessarily the Hollywood-esque type of becoming the next Taylor Swift, but definitely in the realm of doing something more with our lives. Personally, those dreams range from ticking-off a travel destination to maintaining a far more philanthropic lifestyle. I think I'll make a decent effort to reach the far corners of the Earth, but truthfully, I'm not so sure I'll succeed on the philanthropic side. Partly because I can be a real downer sometimes, but also becomes it seems like such a daunting challenge.   But, here's a little tip...

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Taking Time with Meraki

Posted by Eilidh Donaldson on

Taking Time with Meraki

We're back! The remainder of the Ramadhan and Eid celebrations have pretty much worn away now and we're back in full swing at Satva. Back so strong that we've already launched a new lifestyle brand, Meraki. Meraki is based in Bangalore with production lines in Jaipur and  Karnataka and creates a range of ethically-produced home and fashion products, using raw fabrics and natural dyes. Anusha, Meraki's founder, creates unique and contemporary home products, inspired by travel and people. She says when she thinks about her art, why she's driven to do this, everything comes back to the way she was...

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Potli Kits, Colouring-In and TV Alternatives

Posted by Eilidh Donaldson on

Potli Kits, Colouring-In and TV Alternatives

In the last year or so I've started getting in to colouring. Yes, like, stay between the lines, using colored pencils, type of colouring. I bought a colouring-in book, for adults of course, and it's surprisingly fun. I can't help but feel that it's somewhat therapeutic and you definitely don't feel guilty about spending an hour or two colouring because it's 'art.' Win-win. I've been looking for more things like this to do. Things that don't require huge amounts of effort but are equally fun and don't add to my (long) list of 'Useless Activites That Achieve Nothing.' So one...

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