Hi, I am Nisha John, founder of Of Indian Origin. Born into an Indian Naval Family, I travelled and lived in various parts of India experiencing the various cultures on the way. On completion of my postgraduate degree in advertising and marketing, I joined advertising agencies like MAA Bozell and O&M where I worked with some of the best creative talents around.
In the year 2005 I moved to London, a melting pot of cultures where I am exposed to design styles from various countries. I noticed that the perception of Indian art and design was still ridden with clichés. Thus, Of Indian Origin was born, with the aim to showcase to the world what Indian design and art really look like today.
Launched in July 2010, Of Indian Origin received immense support and encouragement from the art and design world leading to the launch of the Shop Of Indian Origin . It was the first and only global curated resource and platform for creative products from artists and designers linked to India by body, mind or soul. With a strong curatorial approach, the products showcased and sold hoped to break clichés about Indian art and design and brings contemporary and unique offering to those who seek different, yet cool art and design products.
Unfortunately in 2013 the e-commerce site was brutally hacked. No harm came to any of our customer’s details, however the codes were badly damaged leading to taking the site offline. At the same time life had a different path laid out for me and I just did not have the time to revive the shop.
I have revived the blog though and continue to work on it whenever I can. I hope you enjoy your time here as much as I enjoy discovering and sharing the various creative work by such talented folks. Thank you for coming by and I hope to see you more often as Of Indian Origin continues to grow.