Riddhi Desai's Notebooks

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I know I've kind of dropped off the blogging map- lots of excuses- lots on my mind, lots of work, lots of things cooking behind the scenes. But we will leave all that for a moment. I have something I'm super excited to share with you'll- some really kickass books designed by my close friend Riddhi Desai. All these are personalised books custom made to the individuals preferences or at the least its Riddhi's take on these people and what they will like. And for once I won't save my most favourite image for the last but show it 1st. I was completely touched and dumbstruck when I saw my book. Guys, here's the 1st piece of art artnlight has earned.

The cover is wood and is hand painted by Riddhi. I *LOVE* the hinges!
Unconventional hand done binding by Riddhi
Inside of the back cover says 'Create'. I've been carrying a regular book where I jot down my ideas and scribbles. I can't wait to start using this one :) The best is I spoke to Riddhi and I can re-use the cover with a fresh lot of pages when this lot gets used :)
The back, again painted on wood by Riddhi.
I absolutely *heart* this cover. I love the way she has written 'sunshine'
The sunshine book with sunny bright pages in it. If you will notice she has used coloured paper for the inside ages to go with the theme of the cover.
This is another very special book cover designed for a friend who is a brilliant designer ( I will be sharing her work her on this blog- SOON!) Its based on her favourite Beatles song "Across the universe"
Isn't it neat how she has visualised "Thoughts meander like a
restless wind inside a letter box
they tumble blindly as
they make their way across the universe "
I love this eclectic mix of colours for the inside pages.
"Choose what you want...."
And "you get what you choose"
Bright red felt cover with sunny yellow pages within.

This is another book that I really loved. A beautiful handdrawn butterfly on pretty pink.
Interestingly spreads across the spine

This one is for a friend who is a complete style Diva and specialises in make-up :)

This one for a nature lover
For the story teller among us :)

This colourful cover has the letters 'Abundance' floating in between the happy dots of colour.

This makes such a colourful picture.
A raw silk cover with an elegant key as book mark.
And look at these darling minis. They are little books Riddhi has made from left over paper.Lovingly collected fabric goes on to make a brilliant book cover.
Little animals hand-drawn by Riddhi
And I love the back cover with one person atop an animal- cute!
This elegant cover simply says love, much like who the book belongs to.
And this book belongs to 10 month old Grace.
And isn't this the cutest thing you've ever seen? :)

Now for some great news! Riddhi is taking orders to make these brilliant books, so you can contact her at 'riddhi@theblueskys.com' for your very own customised book :)

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