Category Archives: Play

Today’s Special: Paper Masala

The Purple Frog likes people who get hurt by spicy reactions or can get moist-eyed with something many others find easy to digest. What seems juvenile can also be seen as someone having been able to protect a sweet, sensitive part of themselves which is what makes their presence that much more comforting on an everyday basis.

And everyday life is what counts the most. Adding to the charm of everyday life is Sky Goodies with its DIY Paper Craft Kits.

After meeting Misha & Amit in their workshop (which they often call Santa’s workshop) and hearing stories about how many people write back to them about how much they enjoyed their DIY kits, the feeling was YAY.

That’s what the heart cherishes. MAKING.

So The Purple Frog has been hopping around to see what all is going on in this planet and how the hell do they do it. This hop was right here at Khar West, Mumbai.

Mavericks This Week

Misha & Amit who love the colour and chaos of India. However, here, they do miss that spirit of making cool stuff that’s quite visible in other countries.

Their Thing

Sky Goodies. They do wild stuff with paper. Lol.

For Now

DIY Paper Craft Kits. Within that, the Gift Boxes are adorable. One suitcase box looks like Louis Vuitton-gone-kitsch.

The latest DIY Tank Box is Misha’s favourite. She feels this urge to create value through her work and this Tank is her way of spreading the message Make Happy, Not War.

Can’t resist telling this. When she went on and on about how much she wants to do meaningful work and someday give people a shop where they lose themselves to the fun things she will keep there, it was heartwarming : )

For Ever

Apart from being together, the two want to just create so many things in so many varied directions. There is paper at one end and then there is technology that has been their bread and butter since forever now.

The Purple Frog prediction: Intricate products made from simple material will get them to stand out in the future.

 Where Can You Spot Them

Exhibitions are hot with them. It’s their thing. They just pick their Taam-Jhaam and team and just leave for any place that’s called exhibition. So it was easy to figure. Their favourite vacation spots are The Lil Flea and the Kala Ghoda madness. That’s when they actually turn into Santa’s workshop.

Apart from that, they have a website where you can see the entire catalogue and order what you like:

You can also chase them through their Facebook page like other obsessed customers who sound like DIY Zombies. They have tried all the kits and keep asking for more and more and more. Lol.

The Purple Frog | Sky Goodies DIY Paper Craft

Oh Boy, What a Toy

Got two, tried one. Really enjoyed.  Got tired. That’s the joy of DIY. Good Sleep. Woke up. Added strings and figured this way of using the ornaments.

The Purple Frog | DIY Festive Ornament kit

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Happy Children’s Day

It’s an important day today. Children’s Day, by far, is the most relevant occasion that has been passed on to us. At whatever age or place we are in, two things we all can think of on this day…

— Raising a human life, is it even my cup of tea?

— If I have one in my hands, am I subjecting my child to be me or my idea of perfect?

For the first one, if the answer is no. That’s honesty.

If the answer is yes, definitely you are better than many. So just a thought – how about making someone else’s mistake right. Bringing home who has already come to the world. Obviously, it’s a hard irreversible tabooed choice that can change your life dramatically. Yet, for someone who is confident of raising a human life, may be the next distance that can be thought about being covered is to make such a choice.

So what Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have done ain’t a branding tactic. They have made it big. They can afford raising many children. How many who can afford have the heart to do it! Even if, deep inside, their biological children hold a dearer place, they are giving home care, education, family time, warmth and their wealth. All of this is better than that child having got none of it ever at all. Heartwarming : )

And for the second question, just being able to face that question is enough. Lol.

Thing for the day

Favourite childhood memory is wearing lotsa bangles, chunky chan-chan payals, with a dupatta clad like a sari. Two favourite girls are named Desire and they love bangles. Keeping them in mind, that’s the thing today.

The Purple Frog | DIY Bangle

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It is not outside. It’s within. Not so clean and clear on the surface. But as more time is spent thinking and staring within, it starts to become clear. Like vaccum cleaner spick and span. The good part is one can only see within self and show or hide the findings based on your audience type. Unfortunate part is that the audience may have dust-loaded mirrors of their own. So they see you and not themselves. That’s when games begin and playfulness gets lost.

And that’s where, The Purple Frog thinks, creating helps.

Let’s create and play a bit with mirrors. The ones on the outside, in front of which you can make faces, act funny, sexy, or even go all voyeuristic. Lol.

Mirrors are a great way of doing up a space. Apart from adding that fourth dimension, playing with the frame makes it a non-expensive way of adding character to any place that has a bit of your heart in it.

Here are a few pics of a lovely resort in Masai Mara that used mirrors with a touch of tribal. I think, it’s exoticaaaaaa

The Purple Frog | Mara Serena Safari Lodge Mirrors

Someday, The Purple Frog will bring beauty from Africa. That continent is fascinating. They are BIG on art and DIY. Their hands are magical.

Can’t resist telling this one awesome thing about them…Their signboards talk in the language of latitudes and longitudes. And I had my moment with my favourite latitude, Equator. And I walked that line too, so many times. Lol.

The Purple Frog| Nanyuki Kenya Equator

Thing this Week

Mirror Mosaic for the first time on a tiny glass bottle

Realisation: Mosaic is a beautiful, simple-sounding, hard-to-pull-off art form. Hats off to those who do it for a living. Not a great job here. But then, experimentation shouldn’t just be a word. The Purple Frog is trying to get an expert to tell us the tricks of mosaic. Keep watching this space!


The Purple Frog | Mosaic Mirror Bottle

When this work was happening, Forrest Gump and Active Javed Akhtar were taking turns with their words in the background. Lol. Both are sweethearts with such a clear mirror within…

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