The Great Indian Kitchen director Jeo Baby discusses developing a story around everyday struggles of women



a man looking at the camera: The Great Indian Kitchen director Jeo Baby discusses developing a story around everyday struggles of women


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The Great Indian Kitchen director Jeo Baby discusses developing a story around everyday struggles of women

Ten minutes into the conversation with Jeo Baby and I am completely floored. He is talking in detail about the time he spends in the kitchen, about the endless process of making a meal, cleaning and tidying, feeding children, about avoiding dinner invitations by friends, simply at the thought of women slaving in the kitchens and advising nieces about the patriarchal traps awaiting them in a marriage and I feel like I am talking to a woman friend or as if I am hearing excerpts from a conversation I had with a woman friend. It’s uncanny how deeply and profoundly this man has understood and empathised with women.

What you are hearing is not a pretentious, pedantic observation of a newly baptized woke man, but that of someone who has lived and experienced the drudgery of domesticity, like a woman. By choice, of course. That’s exactly why he was able to make a film like The Great Indian Kitchen with such nuance. And why a large number of women are writing heartfelt essays about the film which they feel are

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Anthropologie, Wayfair Interior Designer Discusses ‘Decade of Home’

All eyes are on retail’s “hot spots” as the market has cooled — and for creatures of comfort during COVID-19, that means steeper spending on athleisurewear, alcohol, and, naturally, interior design and home furnishings.

Coined “the decade of home” by designer, entrepreneur, investor and author Christiane Lemieux, the concept is that consumers can engage in a “360-degree view” of interior design that involves a deeper, more sensory experience woven throughout purchases, renovations and other aspects of creating or changing a space.

That’s why Lemieux’s soft-toned, minimalist collection “Artisanal Modernism,” which recently launched at Anthropologie under her brand Lemieux et Cie, is apropos. The designer is also the founder of Dwell Studio, which she later sold to Wayfair; founder of The Inside, a direct-to-consumer home furnishings brand, and a three-time published author.

Now Lemieux looks ahead to a double debut of a New York-based in-person atelier à la showroom and design laboratory, alongside an “amped-up” virtual showroom, where consumers can shop directly with a personalized look and feel, sans decorator. Both projects are in the works, and slated to launch later this year under the Lemieux et Cie brand.

Lemieux told WWD, “As we entered 2020 and the

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