• The Landscape Of Dreams

    The Landscape Of Dreams

    Universal to the human experience is the language of dreams; they bring a sense of purpose and signify what we as individuals believe to be valuable.
  • What It Means To Be Free

    What It Means To Be Free

    Freedom. A seven-letter word that means different things to different people. Whether we dress and act in certain ways, travel to far-flung destinations, identify as a night owl or an early bird, freedom exists in every choice we make. The liberty to lead the life we want, to speak the language we choose. As India’s 75th year of independence dawns, we dream on through...
  • Around the World with Akanksha Himatsingka

    Around the World with Akanksha Himatsingka

    Whether daydreaming from home or seeking new experiences with the eased restrictions, we’re keeping our imaginations bright and alive. August begins with travel memories from Himêya’s CEO & Creative Director, Akanksha Himatsingka. Through her literary, music, design recommendations and inspirations, we invite you for a mini trip across the world…
  • In Bed With… Ditty

    In Bed With… Ditty

    As an independent artist and urban ecologist, Ditty’s music is inspired by the natural world. Her insightful lyrics and sublime timbre are compelling enough, yet what resonates most with us is her coupling of sustainability with creative expression. Whether raising funds for water conservation or charting a conscious touring model for artists that offsets carbon emissions, she is pitch perfect and a girl after our own...
  • The Sun, Moon & Power of Yogic Rituals

    The Sun, Moon & Power of Yogic Rituals

    The word ‘balance’ has its roots in Late Latin, the combination of bi (“twice, having two”) and lance (“scale pans”). It conjures the image of weighing scales, often associated with ideals of justice, order and harmony.
  • Shower Thoughts & the A-Ha! Connection

    Shower Thoughts & the A-Ha! Connection

    Shower Thoughts & the A-Ha! Connection   Legend has it that Greek scholar Archimedes had an idea so revolutionary he shouted “Eureka!” (from the Ancient Greek word that translates to, “I have found [it]”) while running naked through the streets. The idea was discovered in the bathtub, calculated roughly as June 14 those many years ago.  Whether the story holds good or not (1),...
  • Redefining Work-Life Balance

    Redefining Work-Life Balance

    Redefining Work-Life Balance   Mental Health Awareness month comes at a critical moment this year. It’s difficult to put words to the multitude of emotions many of us are experiencing, and tougher still is balancing the professional and personal. We consider it a privilege to be able to think about this amidst the crisis India is enduring and have put together a few resources that...
  • At Home With… Wendy Graham

    At Home With… Wendy Graham

    At Home With… Wendy Graham   In keeping with Himêya’s global launch, we’re delighted to include international voices that resonate with our philosophy. Wendy Graham runs Moral Fibres, a green lifestyle blog, vested in her belief that “sustainable living should be hip, not hippie.”  We enjoyed hearing about how she balances her passion for the environment with raising a young family. An insightful read any...
  • What Makes Himêya Earth-Friendly

    What Makes Himêya Earth-Friendly

    What Makes Himêya Earth-Friendly   Typically assigned a different area of focus each year, 2021’s Earth Day theme is “Restore Our Earth”. Most years, events range from neighbourhood cleanups to removals of invasive plants, but with social distancing still in place for many of us this April, events have gone digital. It’s a good year to think about what you can do at home,...
  • Better Health At Home

    Better Health At Home

    Better Health At Home   It’s been exactly a year since our lives became more intrinsically connected to home. This month, as restrictions due to COVID-19 are reestablished, we thought it apt for a refresher on better health indoors. World Health Day, being April 7, is another timely reminder! Here are three ideas you might not have tried at home – but should:   01. Use...
  • An Ode to Spring

    An Ode to Spring

    An Ode to Spring Succeeding winter and preceding summer, Spring is one of four temperate seasons, with various technical definitions. Its occurrence interchanges between the North and Southern Hemisphere, and differs according to local climate, cultures and customs. What we can universally agree on is that this time symbolizes rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. Our curation of art, design, film and poetry explores this...
  • In Bed With… Gauri Devidayal

    In Bed With… Gauri Devidayal

    In Bed With… Gauri Devidayal   As co-founder of Mumbai’s The Table, Magazine Street Kitchen, Miss T, Mei 13, Iktara and Toppings, Gauri Devidayal’s serene expression belies the monumental effort she pours into her diversified culinary offering.  We’ve watched her power through as a frontrunner of the city’s farm-to-table initiatives and make it to GQ’s list of 50 most influential young Indians. With a podcast –...
  • Meaningful Ways to Connect for a Love-ly Weekend

    Meaningful Ways to Connect for a Love-ly Weekend

    Meaningful Ways to Connect for a Love-ly Weekend  Galentine's, Valentine's or well, Sunday? It’s a hallmark weekend, and whichever side of Cupid’s arrow you sit, take it as a sign to get your heart rate up and fluttering. Love is a many splendored and complex thing – but we’ve got three ideas that simplify the journey to intimacy: 01. GET COOKING Featured: Vitamin D multipurpose, fast-drying...
  • All You Need To Know About Biophilic Design

    All You Need To Know About Biophilic Design

    All You Need To Know About Biophilic Design   Being cooped up indoors more often than customary has probed many of us to reevaluate our relationship with the environment. Launched mid-pandemic, our latest collection, Vitamin D, speaks of this very sentiment – the deficiency of sunlight in urban realities and interventions through design to bring vibrancy back into our homes. Biophilia is humankind’s innate...
  • Happy New Year/You!

    Happy New Year/You!

    Happy New Year/You!   Clarified intentions at the beginning of a year offers the leverage of a head start. While it seemed like time stopped for a bit in 2020, the opportunity to carry our learnings into 2021 is precious.  Preparing for – while leaning into – uncertainty can be a delicate challenge. The trick lies in keeping it clean and simple. Ever heard...
  • To 2020: A Year of Hidden Blessings!

    To 2020: A Year of Hidden Blessings!

    To 2020: A Year of Hidden Blessings!   Like many of you, I started this January – the first of a new decade – with great expectations. By March, things had started to look very different. Amidst the uncertainty and grappling with entirely novel circumstances, Himêya responded to the urge to slow down and recalibrate. Looking back on 2020, it’s been a year of hidden...
  • At Home With... Nimish Shah

    At Home With... Nimish Shah

    At Home With… Nimish Shah   As Creative Director of homegrown fashion and lifestyle label, Bhaane, Nimish Shah has his finger on the pulse of a youthful India. From his Instagram account alone one can tell he is in fine form.  Between the bustle of wrapping up a busy year at work, we spent a Saturday with him reflecting on habits, lightness and post-isolation pleasures. Especially...
  • The Himêya Holiday Gift Guide

    The Himêya Holiday Gift Guide

    The Himêya Holiday Gift Guide   We’re looking forward to winding down 2020 on a hopeful – and grateful – note. Whether for yourself or loved ones, what could be more deserving than gifts we can actually use – that will bring joy and make a difference for years to come?  Read on for our Holiday Gift Guide curated with six essentials for the...
  • To Love, Light & Less!

    To Love, Light & Less!

    To Love, Light & Less!   As our favourite time of year approaches, we’re looking forward to a festive refresh. The scale of events might be altered this season – yet – in a year of uncertainty, the need for spiritual light to shine through is ever present.  We’ve put some thought into how we’d like to celebrate the five happy days that make...
  • At Home With... Lotta Agaton

    At Home With... Lotta Agaton

    At Home With… Lotta Agaton   October brings fresh perspective from one of Scandinavia’s leading interior design studios. We are delighted to have chatted with Founder, Lotta Agaton, a friend and collaborator of Himêya, whose body of work extends to a wide range of commercial and private clients worldwide.Her singular yet signature Nordic sensibility attracts Instagram fiends in droves, but what we admire most is...
  • A Mental Health Check-In

    A Mental Health Check-In

    A Mental Health Check-In   Cultivating our health - physical and mental - requires additional attention this year.  Says WHO: “This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past months have brought many challenges: for health-care workers, providing care in difficult circumstances, going to...
  • At Home With… Mira Nair

    At Home With… Mira Nair

    At Home With… Mira Nair   This incredibly special conversation with Mira Nair warms our hearts as we enter the year’s final, cooler quarter. A filmmaker who needs little introduction, we were fortunate to catch her at home, during what would have otherwise been a busy time for her.  On the tail end of wrapping up A Suitable Boy – the television drama miniseries she...
  • Night Owl Or Early Bird?

    Night Owl Or Early Bird?

    Night Owl Or Early Bird?   Ever wondered at what time of day you hit your stride? Or felt - that despite efforts to rise and shine - your best ideas come to you after sunset? With our circadian rhythms adjusting to working from home, it might help to give some thought to your natural patterns of productivity. Daniel H. Pink, author of When:...
  • At Home With… Ruchika Sachdeva

    At Home With… Ruchika Sachdeva

    At Home With… Ruchika Sachdeva   For young role models who breeze through life at a comfortable and confident pace, there are few quite like Ruchika Sachdeva. As Founder of Bodice, the womenswear label that got her listed on Business of Fashion (BOF 500) and won the prestigious International Woolmark Prize in 2018, her achievements are extraordinary.  Yet, it is her demeanor of serenity and strength...
  • In Search of Sunshine

    In Search of Sunshine

    In Search of Sunshine A fact we always knew, but have felt with certainty this year, is the value of sunshine in our days. Eternal source of energy through warmth, light and life, we’ve equally come to appreciate its role as clock and truth teller, indicating when it’s time to unwind, rest and recover. Little wonder that sunlight has inspired everything from art and...
  • In Bed With... Rahul Khanna

    In Bed With... Rahul Khanna

    In Bed With… Rahul Khanna   Rahul Khanna needs little introduction, and yet, his self-descriptor ‘Boutique Bollywood Actor’ tells only half the story. Distinguished sensibilities - thespian, sartorial, humanitarian - fill in the sketch, rendering him a sought-after candidate for this series. Below, with equal parts wit and candour, he is eloquent about bedroom habits and the extended time at home:    What does life feel...
  • An Ode To Monsoon

    An Ode To Monsoon

    An Ode to Monsoon The term ‘Monsoon’ was first used in English in British India and neighbouring countries to refer to the big seasonal winds blowing from the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea, bringing heavy rainfall to the area.  Today, it’s come to symbolize much more: a blessing, of course for fertility and cultivation, but equally a sensation that embraces daydreams, clarifies a mood,...
  • At Home With… Radhika Chopra

    At Home With… Radhika Chopra

    At Home With… Radhika Chopra   It’s been our pleasure connecting with Radhika Chopra, of No. 3 Clive Road, whose hand blended teas and bespoke accessories offer a rarefied experience, for precious moments of solitude or while entertaining at home. Her aesthetic sensibility also manifests in a role of advocacy at The Foundation For Indian Contemporary Art (FICA). Subtle, refined and utterly natural, Radhika adds...
  • A Meditative Guide to Your Subconscious

    A Meditative Guide to Your Subconscious

    A Meditative Guide to Your Subconscious    Arpita Bhandari is a Design Energist, Life Strategist and founder of Arpita B Design Studio. A certified Theta Healing practitioner, this modality was instrumental in helping her discover herself through real life challenges.  Below, she elaborates on her gift of activating emotions, feelings and intuition through guided meditations, and shares a daily mantra for us to try:...
  • At Home With… Akanksha Himatsingka

    At Home With… Akanksha Himatsingka

    At Home With… Akanksha Himatsingka   With much unpredictability in our present due to COVID-19, the looming question is whether life – as we know it – has irrevocably changed. Needless to say, we must evolve; a practice close to our hearts and intentions at Himêya. For those of us with the privilege, home has been a centering force. Here, Akanksha Himatsingka, Himêya’s Founder...
  • At Home With… Rina Singh

    At Home With… Rina Singh

    As we adjust to the challenges of life during a pandemic, being in touch with dear friends is paramount.   Rina Singh – the creative force behind Eka, an apparel label drawn to natural fibers and traditional techniques — collaborated with us last year on Himêya’s launch collection.
  • 5 Must-Watch Conscious Documentaries

    5 Must-Watch Conscious Documentaries

    5 Must-Watch Conscious Documentaries This March, we’ve rounded up five documentaries that made us sit up and take notice. From mindfulness to sustainability – these thought-provoking films share insight into important issues of our time. So get into your pajamas, and turn tonight’s binge into a moment of inspiration: 01. Brene Brown: The Call to Courage  In this soul-stirring documentary, Brene Brown leverages the power...
  • In Bed With… Annika Fernando

    In Bed With… Annika Fernando

    In Bed With… Annika Fernando This month, we veer off India’s coastline to catch up with the lovely Annika Fernando, a multifaceted designer-entrepreneur from Colombo. One of Sri Lanka’s most sought after interior designers, she’s also the founder of concept store PR, and a director at the iconic Paradise Road Group of Companies:   What keeps you awake at night?A busy mind planning. Occasionally, my husband’s snoring and our...
  • Esther Perel’s Guide to Happy Relationships

    Esther Perel’s Guide to Happy Relationships

    Esther Perel’s Guide to Happy Relationships   This Valentine’s Day we’re focusing less on chocolates and roses, and instead, examining what makes relationships special – with our partners, and (perhaps more importantly) ourselves.    Esther Perel, renowned relationship psychologist, author and therapist, firmly believes that “the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives”. We love her suggestions on how to create meaningful...
  • In Bed With… Samyukta Nair & Pooja Dhingra

    In Bed With… Samyukta Nair & Pooja Dhingra

    In Bed With… Samyukta Nair & Pooja Dhingra   January has us intimate with two powerful entrepreneurs… who happen to be great friends!  Samyukta Nair’s upbringing in hospitality has prepared her well. She forges her own path with sleepwear label, Dandelion, a concept store in Mumbai called Clove, and London restaurants Jamavar and Bombay Bustle. Pooja Dhingra, Founder and Head Chef of cult patisserie and cafe, Le15, has built a mini empire...
  • New Year’s Resolutions Worth Keeping

    New Year’s Resolutions Worth Keeping

    New Year’s Resolutions Worth Keeping It’s those first sparkling days of the New Year, and our hearts are full with the endless possibilities that come with this fresh start. The turning of a New Year is a time to reflect on how far we’ve come, and how much we have yet to achieve. If you’re like us, you’ve probably set multiple resolutions over the...
  • In Bed With… Prateek Jain & Gautam Seth

    In Bed With… Prateek Jain & Gautam Seth

    In Bed With… Prateek Jain & Gautam Seth  Prateek Jain and Gautam Seth are the creative forces behind Klove: a Delhi-based boutique luxury practice that specialises in custom lighting solutions. We enjoyed being let in to their gorgeous 4,000 sq. ft home-studio which reflects their deep knowledge of light, form and space:  What gets you out of bed every morning?Prateek: We’re morning people. I wake...
  • The Year That Was: To 2019, With Love!

    The Year That Was: To 2019, With Love!

    The Year That Was: To 2019, With Love! Eventful to say the least, this year has been about burning the midnight oil towards a vision for Himêya and trusting the process along the way. It’s been a worthwhile challenge of finding a fulfilling balance between work and play. 
  • In Bed With… Vinita Chaitanya

    In Bed With… Vinita Chaitanya

    In Bed With… Vinita Chaitanya   Interior designer Vinita Chaitanya’s impeccable taste lends her the ability to transform any space. It’s only natural that her Bangalore residence and holiday home in Coorg have an unmistakable warmth and character that feed off her infectious energy.  At her home in the city, Vinita talks sleep, the pleasures of slow living on her estate and more: Your relationship...
  • An Ode to Fall

    An Ode to Fall

    An Ode to Fall The leaves are turning, and there’s a nip in the air. With the arrival of fall comes the feeling of change: a gradual transition into winter and the close of another year. Shorter days and longer nights, for us, means time for introspection and rest in between social markers of the season. Yet, like for many a poet, artist and...
  • In Bed With… Tishani Doshi

    In Bed With… Tishani Doshi

    In Bed With… Tishani Doshi  Poet, novelist and dancer Tishani Doshi’s home in the fisherman’s village of Paramankeni has a mythical quality. With the Bay of Bengal on view from every room, it is filled with natural light, birdsong and the bark of her three dogs – Bagheera, Buggy and Zelda.  Serving often as a haven for writers, the atmosphere invites an unhurried pace...
  • Keeping it Together: A Guide for Modern Times

    Keeping it Together: A Guide for Modern Times

    Keeping it Together: A Guide for Modern Times   “Only you know when you’re using things to protect yourself and keep your ego together, and when you’re opening and letting things fall apart, letting the world come as it is – working with it rather than struggling against it.”  These words of Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron have tided us over many a rollercoaster moment....
  • In Bed With… Kaneez Surka

    In Bed With… Kaneez Surka

    In Bed With… Kaneez Surka Kaneez Surka has been changing the face of Indian comedy, specifically improv, since her arrival on the scene a decade ago. An active mind, constantly editing and creating new material, feeds her vivacious personality.  Off stage, in her Bandra bedroom, the noise fades and she is most at ease. She lets us in, describing Pancake Sundays, deep sleep and...
  • Bedroom Magic: The Mindful Mix & Match

    Bedroom Magic: The Mindful Mix & Match

    Bedroom Magic: The Mindful Mix & Match Amidst brimful schedules, home is the sanctuary we can’t wait to return to. We look to our bedrooms as a space for solitude and rejuvenation, and the bed, an invitation to rest and dream. Minimalist, maximalist or something in between? We’ve decided to embrace dualities within our aesthetic preferences, underscored always with utility as priority. Enjoy our...
  • In Bed With… Ashiesh Shah

    In Bed With… Ashiesh Shah

    In Bed With… Ashiesh Shah Ashiesh Shah has a talent for making interior design and architecture appear effortless. His home is every indication: of his taste that spans centuries and continents and a love for geometry, materiality and the Japanese wabi-sabi philosophy.  Despite being one of India’s biggest names in his field, Ashiesh strikes a balance in his personal life that appeals equally.
  • Tame Your Wandering Mind

    Tame Your Wandering Mind

    Tame Your Wandering Mind   Like a dog trying to catch his own tail, we’re all guilty of coming in the way of our own progress sometimes. Often, this is because we’re mired with stress or chasing one thought after another without pause for clarity. What we forget is that there are simple techniques available to improve our concentration, and strengthen our minds. Here are...
  • In Bed With… Zoya Akhtar

    In Bed With… Zoya Akhtar

    In Bed With… Zoya Akhtar Between the successes of Gully Boy and Made in Heaven, it’s been a busy and exciting year for film director and screenwriter Zoya Akhtar. With a career that requires her to regularly harness creative energy – her own and that of those she works with – how does she stay centred? Below, she chats with Himêya about self care, pet peeves, and...
  • The Unexpected Joys of Bathing

    The Unexpected Joys of Bathing

    The Unexpected Joys of Bathing The bathroom is a personal space, one that has the possibility of offering more value to your life and day (other than being clean, that is). It’s a place to wash away your troubles, and soothe the senses. To help you make bathing a source of daily pleasure and self care, below are some thoughts on making the most...
  • Composer Jeevan Antony talks Sounds of Himêya

    Composer Jeevan Antony talks Sounds of Himêya

    Composer Jeevan Antony talks Sounds of Himêya   Jeevan Antony is a Bangalore-based songwriter and producer, best known for his dreamy shoegaze band, Madràs. His introspective music made him our first choice for creating a soundtrack for Himêya. Below, he talks to us about Sounds of Himêya (SOH): a soundtrack crafted for rest, and an aid to meditation and dreaming.  
  • In Bed With… Gayatri Rangachari Shah

    In Bed With… Gayatri Rangachari Shah

    In Bed With… Gayatri Rangachari Shah  Having grown up amidst ‘Type A’ notions that glorified sleep deprivation, Gayatri Rangachari Shah is now clear about addressing stress and balance head on. We enjoyed her self-assured views and useful recommendations. Shah is a contributing writer and columnist to publications such as The Hindu, Vogue India, Architectural Digest and India Head at Tina Brown Live Media, which...
  • In Bed With… Dhruv Sehgal

    In Bed With… Dhruv Sehgal

    In Bed With… Dhruv Sehgal  For actor-writer-director Dhruv Sehgal, restful sleep and a decluttered mind is an ongoing challenge. From his early career days working on independent films and web series’ at Dice Media to his current gig as the perfect Indian boyfriend in Netflix’s Little Things, the 28-year-old has found ways to deal with stress along the way. At Himêya, we’re inspired by young talent like Dhruv,...
  • #SelfCare with Eve Thomas & Brie Code

    #SelfCare with Eve Thomas & Brie Code

    #SelfCare with Eve Thomas & Brie Code   #SelfCare, an interactive app that combines game theory and wellness, has our attention – commendable, given the plethora of wellness apps in the running today. Its creators, Eve Thomas and Brie Code, while mindful of the dangers of infinite scroll addiction, are confident of its promise: rest, recharge and realignment. Brie is the developer, and founder...
  • In Bed With… Elton J Fernandez

    In Bed With… Elton J Fernandez

    In Bed With… Elton J Fernandez  Between running India’s first YouTube beauty channel and a profession as hair / makeup artist for high profile clientele, Elton J Fernandez gets his fair share of sleep and sunlight – two essentials for survival in his line of work. His cozy Mumbai apartment is his refuge, especially at night when he unwinds by filing his nails or preparing for...
  • Sounds of Himêya – Volume I

    Sounds of Himêya – Volume I

    Sounds of Himêya – Volume I An original soundtrack: to sleep, live and be better. Listen/Buy Spotify Apple Music iTunes Arise Sweet sunlight, morning freshness. Spirits lifted. Preview Composed by Jeevan Antony Vocals, Synthesizer, Bells, Bass Jeevan Antony Cloudless Water flows amidst clear skies.An uncluttered mind connects to a heart filled with song. Preview Vocals, Strings, Bass, Synthesizer Jeevan Antony Piano, Bells Mathew Antony...
  • In Bed With… Kiran Rao

    In Bed With… Kiran Rao

    In Bed With… Kiran Rao Kiran Rao is admirable for many reasons. As an independent filmmaker, producer and storyteller, she questions the status quo; in her personal life, she embraces her role as mother to Azad and wife to Aamir Khan. Our fascination, not in the least, is with how she makes it all seem effortless. As she lazes about in her Bandra home,...
  • A Lived-in Bed: Comfortable & No Fuss

    A Lived-in Bed: Comfortable & No Fuss

    A Lived-in Bed: Comfortable & No Fuss Statistically, humans spend a third of their lives in bed. On average, that is nearly 26 years of one’s life. Naturally, the bedroom plays a big role in how we prioritise rest and sleep. Research and personal experience shows that when one wakes up refreshed and relaxed after a good night’s sleep, the day is already off...
  • Hot Baths Across the World

    Hot Baths Across the World

    Hot baths across the world For centuries, water has been seen as the elixir of life, and used in numerous therapies to rid the body and mind of ailments. References to the primordial connection between water and spirituality have existed since time itself. Across the world, the belief in holy water and sacred springs continues to hold sway. Reasons to take a dip vary...
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