In conversation with Ar. Lumina Phylis Cleetus

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Ar. Lumina Phylis Cleetus, the chief architect of one of the most well-known studios in Bengaluru, Fulcrum Studio is as practical as spontaneous. She’s a beautiful culmination of the best of both worlds of architecture and literature; a trait that is abundantly displayed in hers works. In an interview with Cindrebay, this Kerala-born architect speaks about her experiences, and love for

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Takbir Fatima gets NDTV’s Emerging Architect of the Year award

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Takbir Fatima, the 32-year-old London-educated founder of DesignAware, a company that creates awareness through liveable, wearable, usable, accessible and responsible design, has been awarded the Emerging Architect of the Year 2016 by the NDTV Design & Architecture Awards. Takbir is the only woman to have received this award. The ceremony took place on Friday, 20 January, in Mumbai.  NDTV launched its

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Expert Speak: The evolution of kitchens

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Gautam Shah looks at the evolution of kitchens through the decades. Shah is a consultant Interior Designer based at Ahmedabad, India, since 1970, and a highly respected former faculty member, School of Interior Design – Faculty of Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad. His blogs on Interior Designing and Architecture are among the most widely read literature on these topics.  Kitchen as a space

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The Indian design industry has potential to grow over Rs 18,800 crore by 2020

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The Indian design industry has a potential to grow over Rs 18,800 crore by 2020, of which industrial design segment is expected to be at Rs 11,000 crore, according to industry body CII. The potential size of the design industry is Rs 11,681 crore and is expected to be Rs 18,832 crore by 2020, of this presently only a market

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Alicia Souza: Taking the doodling world by storm

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Alicia Souza and her work are evocative of a new and emerging India. Quirky, funny, independent, courageous, and fiercely creative, Alicia belongs to the growing tribe of youngsters that do not wait for someone to create a path that does not exist. Instead, they create their own road inspiring like-minded creative individuals to follow. Doodling, in India, is still a

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Deepak Guggari, a passionate architect and lover of the Zen philosophy

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Khushboo Agarwal, Asst. Prof. in Jhulelal Institute of Architecture, Nagpur had done her apprenticeship with Varsha and Deepak Guggari Associate (VDGA). This piece speaks about her experience and contains her personal views about the organisation and its Principal Architect, Deepak Guggari.  During my final year of apprenticeship, I got the opportunity to work at Varsha and Deepak Guggari Associate (VDGA),

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Eclecticism –A Mismatch solution

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Eclecticism is a fairly new term to most of us. But unbeknown to the beautiful space seekers, we have all been treading this path since long. We have encountered eclecticism while doing up our homes and while attempting to mix and match furniture, furnishings, and accessories. We have unconsciously employed eclecticism when decorating our homes and not sticking to any

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