Inspiration & Design

When creating any design, a wide range of art inspires me: whether it is traditional craft from around the world or architecture, or interiors, or colour combinations. Most of all, I enjoy adapting details from any source of inspiration that holds a story.

Paper Art works from around the world


My fascination for handicrafts and paper art is no secret. Since I was young I created crafts and later, after settling in Nepal I began to design and manufacture lamps and other home deco made from the incredible sustainable Daphne paper.

Who Made Your Journal? | A campaign dedicated to the artisans


Since the beginning, I surrounded myself with a production team made up of Nepali artisans and craftsmen. Just as we ought to know who made our clothes, we should also be aware about how each product we use and purchase came into our hands. Who made your Journal?

Journaling, A Portal For Healing and Creativity


Writing can really help to clarify your ideas. The action of writing down thoughts and ideas with pen on paper has helped many in healing; for me it helps in developing my creativity and expression.

Do you feel more connected when writing with pen on paper?

A New Year, A Tibetan New Year!

Living in Nepal, a multi-cultural and multi-religious place, means we get to celebrate the “new year” on multiple occasions! We celebrated the Gregorian calendar New Year just over a month ago and now, the Tibetan New Year, which is particularly …

The Golden Temple’s hidden Daphne paper scripture


Have you ever entered a place, which is not just beautiful to the eye but an enchanting experience that words cannot describe? This is exactly what I feel when entering the gate to the Kwa Baha – The Golden Temple in Patan (Nepal) – home to an interesting Daphne paper book preserving ancient Buddhist scripture.

Salinar Journal’s Inspiration from Peru

In a recent interview with Positive Luxury I was asked ‘where does your inspiration come from?’ This is difficult for me to say, it seems to come from outside of me. Elisabeth Gilbert defines this best in her Ted Talk “Your …

Butterfly Mark awarded by Positive Luxury

Our aim is to inspire and motivate consumers to make responsible choices about the products they buy. Everyday actions however small, when repeated, make a big difference to the world. We are very proud to have received the Butterfly Mark …

Newar Artisans & Craftsmen

Newari Artisans Brass Smith

Kathmandu valley is home to the Newar community, guardians of some of the oldest traditions in Nepal. Among the multi-ethnic populations of Nepal, the Newar Artisans emerged very early with a distinct identity. In Newari language, Kathmandu valley is called …

Daphne Paper and Nepalese Tradition

Daphne Paper Old Documents

Specimen of newspaper, official documents, tibetan banknote, tibetan buddhist text, all printed on Daphne paper as per earlier tradition.

Nepal’s dependence on monsoon rain continues to intensify in agriculture, spirituality, social culture and art. In today’s modern life and ongoing threats from natural disasters and climate changes, this dependence is equally evident. On the fifth day of the month …

Burmese Naga Tribe – A creative force

Burmese Naga Tribe

Burmese Naga Tribe

During my travels in Thailand some years’ back, I went to Chiang Mai and my eyes were drawn to some beautiful fabrics with bold yet intricate patterns originating from the Burmese Naga Tribe (of North-Western Burma). From the marvelous Naga …

Sustainable Natural Textiles

From top to bottom, in the image above: Nettle, hemp and Daphley

From my earlier days, when creating designs, I was always attracted to the use of natural textiles such as hemp, nettle and linen, which happen to be the most sustainable textiles. So much so, that this led me to create my own textile, a vegetal leather which I named Daphley.

Writing on Handmade Paper


Many of my customers and friends ask me about writing on handmade paper; with all the long fibres one may think the pen would not write smoothly, or that the ink will run though the fibres. Imagine having a cotton …

A Symphony of Daphne

My idea for this unique opportunity was to create a book, which would act as the container as well as the contents. The book, being the necessary space for the advent of creation, would itself become the actor of its …