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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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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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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Ar. BV Doshi wins 2018 Pritzker Prize

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There’s been no budding designer, architect or environmentalist in India, who hasn’t idolized Ar. BV Doshi! At 90 years old, Ar. Doshi has been awarded the highest Architectural honor, equivalent to a Nobel Prize in the field, “The Pritzker Prize, 2018.” Having worked with the likes of Ar. Le Corbusier and Ar. Louis Kahn, his designs and thoughts are a

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India Fashion Summit : Kochi 2018

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In an attempt to bridge the gap between fashion industry in India and abroad, it was essential to initiate a kind of meet and greet between the world and Indian fashion. The initial thought was to create a platform for designers from all over the world and India, to network, bounce ideas, ponder upon the various issues affecting the fashion

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The story of IKEA!

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“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like, Design is how it works!” It is true what they say about necessity being the mother of invention, when a boy of 5, started selling matches to make some money. That same boy expanded his business to sell christmas decorations, pens and pencils by the time he was 10,

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LE’ORA 2018 – The Avant Garde Couture

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Deep down the heart of every plain Jane is a desire to crack the mundane shell of ordinary clothing and portray an irrational trend to the world of fashion. But how often do they make the slightest effort to crack open? Sadly a very few break the stereotypes and stride forward. But Fashion is like a no-rule book that can

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