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All About Columns – Interior Column Treatments

Interior spaces are a reflection of the architectural planning and civil engineering required to erect a building. In modern day construction, the column beam method is used for creating structures, and as a result we see many pillars, columns, beams etc. in interior spaces. In ancient times, these supporting members were embellished with beautiful carvings, […]

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Interior Design – Premium potential career for aspiring students

Choosing a career after High School or after 12th Board Exams in India is tricky business. Most students fall in the trap of herd mentality and end up choosing a stream for which they don’t have aptitude. The old career choosing formula in India; If it’s a boy – Engineer, if it’s a girl – […]

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Graphic Design – Expressing through Design and Imagery!

The art of communication is what led humanity to greatness. The simple fact that we can express ourselves, paved the way for great successes and is the key for human survival. However, speech isn’t the only way we communicate, there are several factors such as expressions, gestures, body language, art and artistic expression. One such […]

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Luxurious Living – Indoor Pools in Residences

Lately, incorporating a private gym or an indoor exercise or yoga room has become a trend in interior design in India. An exclusive space to exercise and keep fit has obvious health benefits but also allows the owner to have flexible timing to exercise. To take it one step further, indoor pools in residences are […]

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Light and Shadow in Interiors

Can Light and Shadow govern a building design? Beautiful interior spaces boast not just of excellent use of colors, themes and materials but also on how they collectively integrate to form a useful aesthetic space. An important aspect of this integration is the light, be it natural or artificial which pours in any space. An […]

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Bengaluru by Design – Design Takes Over

Design is the script used in many languages. Be it clothes, food, art, animation, buildings, furniture, landscape or craft, design becomes the seamless flow of lyrics which turns simple things into beautiful songs. Bangalore, the cosmopolitan hub of the country, has always been the epicentre of good design. From handicraft markets to innovative urban planning […]

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‘Art of Drafting’ workshop with Designer Janki Prakash

‘People with great Passion can make the impossible happen!’ This quote couldn’t be more true than in the case of Cindrebay’s recent guest lecturer and host of the ‘Art of Drafting’ Workshop, Ms. Janki Prakash. The 27 year old Janki Prakash, who hails from Kozhikode, Kerala is a homeopathic doctor, who was a closet designer. […]

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Gayathri & Namith Architects – Adding New Perspectives in Bengaluru

Architects aim to make a difference in the way society lives and it is their constant effort to influence lifestyle through their design. This couldn’t be more true than in the case of Bengaluru based architecture firm ‘GNA’, Gayathri and Namith Architects. Founded in 1993 by Ar. Gayathri Shetty and Namith Varma, their experimental designs […]

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Italy – Art and Architecture

Italy. A small country in Europe packed with amazing experiences, art, architecture and design. Design in terms of Interiors, design in sculptures, clothes and even food! With so many artists, painters, sculptors, designers and scholars, Italy is a haven for exploring medieval as well as modern art and design. As an architect, it was my dream […]

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