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Harini Chandrasekar is an Industrial Designer with a specialization in textiles from India’s premier design school, The National Institute of Design. The prestigious Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Sweden as well as the Politechnico Di Milano in Italy added to her education and international perspective. She then went on to teach courses such as design concepts and concerns, print-making, sustainability and craft and strategic design thinking while working with several global clients across Sweden, Italy, Finland and India. She is currently enrolled in the Global Marketing Communication & Advertising program at Emerson College to add a new dimension to her skills. Harini hopes to integrate creativity with management to create new and engaging ideas in the field of marketing communication.


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Days 6 -25 Days of Christmas trees

Harini Chandrasekar


"By perseverance the snail reached the ark." Charles Spurgeon This last week my husband and I saw Christmas trees everywhere! From the fog-filled bathroom mirror to morning coffee spills and in the potato and onion peels as we fixed dinner. We crossed the mid-way mark of our self challenge this week which was definitely a highlight.  There were days when we were super tired or relatively uninspired but part of why it's called a challenge is to plod on especially on days like that, right? In this short time, I've learned that it's not always about doing something phenomenal. Sometimes its just about persevering and to keep on keeping on.


Cover story postcard panel.

Harini Chandrasekar

My husband, a writer, returned from a recent trip with this beautiful collection of book cover postcards. Fresh from the experience of an exhibit by Barry McGee at a museum nearby, I decided to try my hand at decorating our bedroom and workspace with these beautifully illustrated covers rich with storytelling. 2aThe postcards have been stuck with removable painters tape in a random assortment extending from the ceiling to the vertical wall. Painter's tape was a cost-effective (and easier) alternative to frames for putting up so many different images and the pop of blue color that holds it all together does provide some edginess. The imperfect pixel postcard composition with colorful covers instantly converted our routine space into something dynamic and fun!1a3a
6"It's pure chaos, claiming a territory that doesn't belong to you to state your own identity. It's like saying, 'I've got no other way to say I exist." Barry McGee Below are images clicked from the extremely memorable and inspirational Barry McGee Exhibit at ICA in Boston a few weeks ago. Enjoy!:)Barry McGee1

Conversing with clouds.

Harini Chandrasekar

As a student in Sweden, one brand that really left an indelible impact on me was the Finnish brand Marimekko which stood out in startling happy hues against the severe winter backdrop. The mural detailed below with pictures of the process has been created by re-purposing a Marimekko newsletter filled with their characteristic vibrant patterns & palette. These repositionable cut-out patterns have been commissioned by a client to be hung above a baby's crib. I can't wait to see what they look like in their final home!5. conversations with a cloud3Process1Process2Process4Process35. conversations with a cloud5. conversations with a cloud25. conversations with a cloud44.Marimekko newsletters utilized to create conversations with a cloud