Beyond Bricks- Tribute to Laurie Baker and Us

Attukal Pongala is the biggest gathering of women in the world. Each year millions of people come to Trivandrum for Pongala offerings, they do the Pongala and go back, leaving Lakhs and lakhs of bricks and brickbats on the streets. 
This year Pongala happened on  2nd of March and that day coincides with the 100th birth anniversary of Laurie BakerIndian Institute of architects organised this mass public installation a tribute to the legendary architect Laurie Baker.

Vijith (Vijith Kumar Kavinthazha) was part of this mass installation and I was happy to assist him. 
A glimpse of the event

Inaugurated by Dr Shashi Tharoor. Photo courtesy Rekha Menon

Vijith's  Installation 'CROWD'

installation art
Vijith had conceptualised this based on the recent incident where an Adivasi man who was beaten to death because he couldn't resist hunger.

Installation- Work in Progress

brick installation

public art work on progress
 Vijith was assisted by his student and young artist Aparna Nair.

painting the installation

installation conducted by IIA

young artist on work

budding artist

sculptor Vijith Kumar Kavinthazha

close up of brick

public art trivandrum


Project 'Hi Trivandrum'

Back to the roots

5 years😧 it is being a really long time I posted on my blog. I am really surprised and grateful to see people still visit my blog.This motivated me and  I promise you that I will update this regularly.
      Well, past five years a lot happened. Me, Vijith, little boy Kashi moved to Trivandrum, we set up a branding agency Andmore. The amazing thing for me is that we(Me & Vijith) started working together on projects.

'Hi Trivandrum'

After coming to Trivandrum our maiden project was 'Hi Trivandrum' which we had on the walls of Spectrum Graphics Office.

We have illustrated 21 landmarks from the royal capital city.
  1. Secretariat
  2. The Napier Museum
  3. University College
  4. Padmanabhaswami temple
  5. Palayam Mosque
  6. Palayam church
  7. Finearts college
  8. Public library
  9. Kanakakunnu Palace
  10. kowdiar palace
  11. Central Railway station
  12. Airport
  13. Technopark
  14. University College
  15. Sankumukam beach & Kanayi kunjuraman Matsyakanyaka
  16. Corporation Building
  17. Kovalam beach
  18. Kuthiramalika
  19. Indian Coffeehouse at Tampanoor
  20. Legislative assembly
  21. West fort
Our Project was covered in the newspaper  Click here to read online version

We were extremely happy when 'Hi Trivandrum' got popular and the same illustration came on CII -Confederation of Indian Industry Annual report 2014-2015

And one of the most surprising as 'Hi Trivandrum' was selected to be part of a  public art project called 'Arteria " by Kerala tourism and District Tourism promotional council. We were so happy to work along with amazing artists like BD Dathan, Kanayi Kunjuraman, KatoorNarayana Pillai, NN Rimzon and many others

'Hi Trivandrum' Orginal Version 

'Hi Trivandrum' originally was done digitally and the Illustration was printed at Spectrum. Spectrum's  Hp Latex printer is ideal for wall graphics and is odour-free and since the vinyl is PVC free that it is even ideal in hospital and Kindergartens. 

We are happy to share printed illustration with you. It is ideal for Wallpaper or Posters.
For enquiries mail me at rachanavijith@gmail.com




My little prince's 1st birthday party

I am so excited to share Kashi's first birthday party with you, because it’s far and away the prettiest party we’ve organised .
 All of the details were thoughtfully pulled together from the baloons to the special cake ,from the green-blue color palette to the  yummy food –  party was just amazingly cute. And Kashi my little prince ,he’s the cutest of all.


Party Highlights

  • Kashi's little party hat, hangings on back  , welcome sign ... all are hand made . It was really fun doing decorations by our self

  • Yummy yummy home made cake  by Karina Jacob .
  • Baloons'  it was difficult finding polka dotted ballons... even in Bangalore. I was lucky to find some in 'Apple of my eye' store  in Indiranagar , Bangalore.

Party photo stills and behind the scenes on next post
c ya


Wall display at aashi

This is the last work i did  on 2012. A wall display . Aashi a new venture by Mr Ratheesh. .He have seen my blog  and wanted something like 'Catch the Star '  which i did long back  He want to fill  empty space in his  reception with a graphical display.And he also want that as a portable  display which he can move while shifting.
I did an illustration depicting their services in the shape of their logo. Photo Print was taken  from  Spectrum Graphics and  pasted on forex sheet. Forex is a good medium to paste adhesive photopaper. U will find a variety of such mediums from Spectrum Graphics



'Catch the star' wall painting

I'm so excited about my new project.It's a wall painting!!

Here is the sketch.
Things I used for painting

Even though I wasnt able to complete that work here is the unfinished part.


Beyond Bricks- Tribute to Laurie Baker and Us

Attukal Pongala is the biggest gathering of women in the world. Each year millions of people come to Trivandrum for Pongala offerings, ...