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September 28, 2015

Tech Talk With Payal Singhal

Text by Tanisha Choudhury

What does Payal Singhal want on her phone?

Remember the days when artists had to sit around waiting for inspiration to strike? Then, designers would spend their lives in search of a muse; today, creators have turned to platforms designed to help you curate your own epiphanies. Payal Singhal, who is out with a collection of gadget accessories (in collaboration with Macmerise), describes the role of technology in her life…

1. A gadget you can’t do without… “My phone.”

2. The last gadget you bought…“iPhone 6+.”

3. Your favourite apps… “Repost, Photogrid and Pinterest.”

4. Most preferred social media platform and why… “Instagram, because I am a very visual person.  I like to see and learn through images and I feel I express myself better through them too.”

5. You favourite fashionistas on Instagram… “Sonam Kapoor, Neha Dhupia and Nicole Richie.”

6. Instagrammers who inspire you… “Maria Goretti, Martha Stewart, Tori Spelling.”

7. If you could make anyone in the world your Facebook friend, it would be… “Narendra Modi.”

8. A social media pet peeve… “Weirdos trying to act over familiar.”

9. The most pointless gadget… “Music system.”

10. Your favourite blogs… “www.blog.bodieandfou.com and www.designismine.blogspot.in”

11. Your preferred way to kill time on your phone… “Stalking people on Instagram and looking for home décor ideas on Pinterest.”

12. Your take on wearable technology…“I loved old fashioned hand-made clothes; technology is to use not to wear.”

13. Websites you regularly visit… “Style.com, WWD, Pinterest.”

14. Biggest advantage of technology… “Connectivity and productivity.”

15. Biggest disadvantage of technology… “Lack of human contact.”

Of course, if you’re going to spend so much time looking at your gadgets searching for beauty, those gadgets better look pretty! Check out Payal Singhal’s signature versions below:

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