Homesake is an interior decor online shop from India. How I found out about them was through their blog post that featured India’s 10 Best Home Decor Bloggers which included Chuzai Living! It was a humbling experience to be selected as one of the 10 picks of Home Decor Bloggers in India by the Homesake team. These are the words I received in the email from Homesake. “The main idea behind the article was selecting a few prominent professional bloggers like yourself, who are also Home-makers and really understand and communicate their ideas on Beauty and Home. Also, since images say thousand words, beautiful and live images was another factor in the listings.” I was honored to receive these kind words because what I aim when creating my interior design posts are exactly what was said “communicating the ideas on beauty and home”. Thank you so much, Homesake!
From then dialogue with Homesake started. I was gently asked to review their products on my blog by receiving their actual products and use them myself. This was the first time that I was offered to actually receive products for review in India. Ever since I came to India, I started to receive numerous email inquiries for a free write-up to feature and review companies and their products, which I do not take. Homesake stood out among them because their approach was different. I could also tell from the email correspondence that they were sincere. After several email discussions and negotiation, Homesake agreed on a blog giveaway, the very first giveaway in my 5 plus years of my blog career! Thus, I am very excited to tell my readers that I will publish information on a giveaway on CHUZAI LIVING next week on October 19, Monday. There will be TWO winners for the giveaway! I hope many of you will come back to enter for the giveaway!
*Unfortunately, this upcoming blog giveaway is offered only for India residents due to the shipment limitation. I apologize…
CHUZAI LIVINGでは、ホームセークというインドのオンラインインテリアショップの商品のギブアウェイを2015年10月19日から25日の間に行います。ギブアウェイとは、ブログ上の懸賞イベントです。応募いただく読者の方から2名当選した方に、ホームセークの商品を差し上げます。今回のギブアウェイは、インド在住の方に限らせていただきます。ご了承下さい。10月19日にこちらCHUZAI LIVINGのブログ上に、応募に関してまた記事を載せますので、是非期間中にブログにいらして下さいね！
HOMESAKE BLOG GIVEAWAY
OCTOBER 19 – 25, 2015
I received the vase in turquoise and diyas (Indian candle holders) in sea green from Homesake. They picked turquoise because for Indians the color means calmness and friendship. I was touched!
Homesake was founded and started in India in 2014. Homesake describes home as follows. “Home is a place where you live, love, and laugh. It is your workstation as well as your playground. Your whole life revolves around it, starting from your morning tea to your night sleep/sweet dreams. It is a place where you live those happy and not so happy moments with your loved ones and that’s what makes “a” house “your” home.”
How Homesake Was Started
“India is a hub of Handicrafts, providing Home Decor & hand-crafted products across globe and livelihood to millions at home. With a 5000 year old civilization, the art & craft underwent many changes and modifications. The idea of Homesake is very central to this theme, of providing authentic traditional craft, with a touch of contemporary lifestyle. This makes handicrafts more acceptable into modern lifestyle, while at the same time maintaining the exclusivity and uniqueness of Handicrafts.
Homesake acts as a bridge, connecting consumers to this contemporary craft. The online only model helps us connecting Pan India and also making the products available at the cheapest cost possible.”
In September 2015 Homesake launched an online magazine, which is India’s first crowd-sourced e-magazine, with contribution from bloggers and home makers across the Globe. The Homesake magazine can be downloaded for free from Homesake Magazine site.