Weaving Stories for Children

UK based author Nizrana Farook publishes her second book while her first book is optioned for British TV. Meshing her own childhood exp...

Changing the fortunes of Sri Lankan crafts - Victoria Walker

Shining a spotlight on the need to preserve the cultural heritage of local artisans while empowering them through design Sri Lanka Desi...

Uniting design and music - Sharmini Pereira

Press Play is billed as one of the most interesting aspects of The Sri Lanka Design Festival which runs from 15th-17th January. Hosted ...

Designer 1-2-1 - Shimalka Bodaragama

One time model and former air stewardess at Sri Lankan airlines, Shimalka’s travels across the world encouraged her love for fashion....

Helga De Silva Blow Perera - A House of Colour

oday we feature the house of Helga De Silva Blow Perera who lives at Helga’s Folly in the mountains of Kandy. Her house, designed by ...

Kavindya Thennakoon - Flying The Flag For Change Makers

Kavindya Thennakoon is a positive change-maker that looks at solving problems in a practical way, especially when it comes to education...

The Craft of Architecture - Ruchi Jeyanathan

Drawing parallels between traditional crafts and architecture and exploring the challenges both face in this age of extreme consumerism...

Anoma Wijewardene

SLDF 2021, billed as Sri Lanka’s first ever virtual design festival to showcase and highlight ‘Designed and Made in Sri Lanka’ wi...

2021: The new normal in travel

The year that concluded was catastrophic for the travel and tourism industry. The pandemic saw many planes grounded, fleets reduced and...

Designer 1-2-1: Sajee Seneviratne

Having launched her brand Mendes in 2018 Sajee had made great strides in Colombo’s fashion sphere. Her designs are fresh, cool and co...

’Tis the Season for Giving

Christmas is the season for giving, sharing and spreading love. Almost all communities are engaged in some sort of giving during Christ...

Designer 1-2-1: Araliya Thevapalan

Necessity is the mother of invention and that is what drove Araliya to launch her eponymous brand earlier this year. A graduate in Inte...

All I want for Christmas is……..

We are just days away from Christmas, one of the most joyous festivals of the year which brings hope and happiness to many. Christmas f...

Designer 1-2-1: Sathomi Ekanayake

Based in Japan, Sathomi is heavily influenced by Japanese culture and customs. A graduate of the AOD, Sathomi creates looks that fall i...

Designer 1-2-1: Gayanth Karunarathne

Swapping his knowledge of legal jargon law student Gayanth Karunaratne could not resist the calling to be a fashion designer and after ...

Veganism: A growing way of life

With increasing numbers of people becoming more aware of their diet and lifestyle, veganism as a way of life is being embraced especial...

Design 1-2-1: Uddami Wijesekara

Living by her personal motto of ‘being brave, facing challenges and a never-give-up on your dreams’ attitude has helped designer Ud...

Designer 1-2-1: Natalie Cathryn Goonetilleke

Graduating from AOD with a degree in Graphic Design, Natalie’s underlying passion veered towards fashion design. After graduating, Na...

Georgia wins Junior MasterChef Australia

Dubbed by the UK’s Guardian newspaper as “an 11-year-old dynamo with a passion for her grandma’s Sri Lankan curries” Georgia e...

Designer 1-2-1: Najila Ablej Sharhan

Transitioning from a teacher to a fashion designer, Najila made her entry into the industry in 2009. Having first launched her brand KO...

Designer 1-2-1: Kasuni Rathnasuriya

Embracing the use of Beeralu or bobbin lace in her creations, designer Kasuni Rathnasuriya holds the distinction of belonging to an exc...

W@W - Shanika Amarasekara

With a clutch of professional qualifications including a Masters in International Finance Law (University College London), LLB (Univer...

WORX - A tranquil workspace in Colombo

With businesses downsizing in the wake of the pandemic, the search for shared workspaces at affordable prices is on the rise. Using his...

Designer 1-2-1: Heshanie Ileana Tennekoon

Following her motto of “your actions need to map out what you want” designer Heshanie launched her brand Ileana in 2019 at a pop-up...

Designer 1-2-1: Akhila Liyanage

Torn between a career in engineering and fashion design, enterprising Akhila managed to complete degrees in both. Hailing from a family...

Battling Breast Cancer

Natalie Soysa shares perspectives of her courageous journey

Designer 1-2-1: Subha Grassi

Creative Director and CEO of Salvage Recycle, Subha Grassi also runs her own design company in Sri Lanka, Ruby Studio, which partners w...

An experiential weekend with Gratiaen Winners

Presenting literary aficionados with an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the past winners of the Gratiaen Prize, B...

Tara Pascale Germani

Wearing many hats including that of an interior designer, spatial stylist, yoga teacher and jewellery designer, Tara is the Creator and...