Visual Communication for Designers

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If I ask you what this is, the majority of you will answer, ‘It’s a Car.’ Some might call it an orange car, a few may say it’s a car on the road, some might even tell me it’s a Lamborghini. However, there is something very basic wrong with that answer. Think harder, think diagonally. The answer is simple, really.

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Ar. Sanjay Mohe – A lesson in Architecture

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Ar. Sanjay Mohe was born and brought up in Mumbai, with the seed of architecture sowed in him early in life. An enigmatic personality, he graduated in architecture from Sir JJ College of Architecture in 1976 and went on to work with the likes of Ar. Charles Correa. Mindspace, the brain child of Vauki Prakash, Suryanarayanan and Sanjay Mohe was

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The Curves of Oscar Niemeyer

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A lot of Brazil’s distinctive modernist architecture and the style it exudes can be credited to the Brazilian Architect, Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, or simply Ar. Oscar Niemeyer. His buildings and public spaces are considered till today, works of art, inviting visitors to admire the landscape and the construction techniques, sometimes even inspiring reflections about Life and

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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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