50 Contemporary Interior Design Ideas!

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The month of June, is already upon us and it Spring feels are in the air! There are rains pouring in different parts of India, the wet mud smells magical and the atmosphere is suddenly a bit more colorful. Driven by this happy feeling and all the shades and hues around me, I have been inspired to start a series

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AURA 2018 – Celebrating “The Creative Vibe”

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When the doodles in the mind receive a blank canvas to express itself, the joy is unbound and the creative mind is satisfied. As a design student it is important that along the curriculum there should be an opportunity to let go off your imaginative ideas and give them life. Cindrebay School of Design – Trivandrum hosts an art and

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Romancing the Facade!

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Have you ever reminisced those sights when you’d just stop by and observe birds hovering over that beautiful old rustic window? Or seeing a granny across the street sitting in front of a colourful door enjoying the sun? These frames get registered into our memory, sometimes because of our interaction with them, or for the remembrance of time, place or simply

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How to combat heat in Interiors

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It’s India and it’s naturally a million degrees out there. People are constantly looking for shade and breeze in the sweltering summers, and as designers we can’t just sit still! A lot of people out there, think the only way to cool their spaces is by installing an AC. For those people, I have three words, ‘YOU ARE WRONG.’ Using

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5 ways to promote yourself as an Interior Designer

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Colleges and design institutes breed hundreds of designers and architects every year. They are all taught the basic principles of interiors, thumb rules, technical aspects of design and so on. Each one is creative in their own way and has personal taste and design style. So, what sets you apart? How are you different from the herd? Why should someone

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Plants in Interiors

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It is so obvious, isn’t it? Plants and greens are the quickest, easiest and cheapest ways to literally bring life into your homes and spaces. Plants in interiors, although a grossly overlooked element in design, can be really great dominant parts of our spaces. Not only do they purify the air we breathe and cool the house, but also add

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5 Books every Designer should read!

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Never underestimate the power of a good book! It has the power to move you, make you feel a thousand fold and leave you with an unsettling feeling of wanting more. The thing about books, as Jhumpa Lahiri rightly says, is they let you travel without moving your feet. Designers, in their quest for birthing new ideas everyday, should ideally

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Why get a Masters in Design?

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As a Masters in Architecture aspirant, I have been asked this question multiple times in the recent past. Apparently, getting a masters in design is not something easily digestible by all. You get to hear questions like, “You’ve already studied for 5 years? Why study for 2 more?” or “What extra are they going to teach you, that you don’t

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Making Mars a Reality!

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In umpteen movies it has been depicted that the downfall of Earth is near. The call to sustainability has been answered by some, but not all of humanity. The planet is failing, and we are not doing nearly enough to save it! Penny wise, pound foolish man, tries to reduce his carbon footprint by walking to the industry he works

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