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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Interior Design Details

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Mies Van Der Rohe, the great architect and artist once said, “God is in the details” and he couldn’t be more spot on. A space is made up of the dozens of thoughts, ideas and concepts architects and interior designers conjure. These brainwaves of design, are then translated into reality, using minute interior design details. This attention, given to the

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Why you need an Interior Designer

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Spaces literally envelope us, and create a solid refuge around all living and thinking. Thus, it is essential to treat the void that surrounds us beautifully, as well as the facade that covers the void. Confused? In simple terms, not just the exterior of the built form, but also the space within needs a designer’s touch. Let me break down,

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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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Cindrebay Kochi presents – ‘ART SPLASH’

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Art Splash An environment engulfed in color can create emotional effects such as strong psychological influence on individuals. It can be referred to as an important tool in guiding and induction of specific mental states to individuals and communities. Hence, colors are an important aspect of urban life and are known to be an international visual language understood by all,

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How to chose a Design Thesis Topic!

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All you design students, it’s that time of the year again! The pressure is building up, and there are prime decisions to be taken. Whether you are an Architecture student, interior design, fashion or graphic design, end of semester project or thesis is a tough task to select. Challenging yourself with a suitable project and delivering it with equal finesse,

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