Aranya Phookan | est living contributor

Growing up in India, Aranya has always nurtured a deep love for colour and craftsmanship. Her family is heavily involved in the preservation of indigenous handspun textiles and affording opportunities to rural weavers to hone their craft – a legacy that Aranya hopes to uphold in the future. In the meantime, Aranya works in digital marketing in Melbourne and enjoys writing about design, travel and lifestyle.

I live in...Melbourne, Victoria.

I really love living in Melbourne for...its insider secrets in every suburb, the Royal Botanical Gardens and people.

I love the breakfasts at...Le Miel et la Lune for its Asian fusion fare.

My favourite colour palette at the moment is... palm-leaf green with cream, inspired by this clutch.

My favourite travel destination is...Rome. It feels like an ancient city that has been shoved into the modern age.

My favourite armchair would have to be...the Wireframe Club Chair by Herman Miller – I love its sturdy yet minimal frame.

I am currently saving for...a year of travel.

I would describe my style as... minimal with a tribal/oriental bent.

In my next life I want to come back as...Elon Musk.