| by Jamila Sidhpurwala | 7 comments

The right & wrong reasons to choose Architecture!

(WARNING: In case you are afraid to get your nails chipped, or hate the pungent smell of fresh paint, your eyes burn with the smell of freshly polished wood or need 8 hours of sleep every night, don’t choose architecture. If however, the sound of metal getting cut, the sparks of welding torches, the sound of cranes, […]

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| by Team Cindrebay | 11 comments

The Dress Bank: Rent, wear, flaunt high end fashion

Diana Vreeland, the noted fashion columnist had put it succinctly when she made this famous remark “I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.” Vreeland’s love for vanity is shared by many of us. However, though high-end fashion products maybe pleasing to the eye, it doesn’t have the same effect on our wallets. Enter 28-year-old […]

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| by Team Cindrebay | 2 comments

The Void I: Two Day Furniture Design Workshop on ‘Bio-Mimicry’ at Cindrebay Nagpur

  Asad Firdosy – In pursuit of Art. Asad Firdos – An Architect by qualification, furniture designer as his vocation and a craftsman at heart.  He took architecture as a profession as his father suggested that it is ideal for him. He accepted the decision and completed his graduation from VNIT in 1992. However, Asad’s […]

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| by Team Cindrebay | 26 comments

AURA 2017- A Magnificent Manifestation of Creative Arts and Design

According to the theorist Walter Benjamin, the concept of ‘aura’ refers to the authenticity and originality of an art work which is often lost in the modern world where there are technological reproductions of almost everything. So Aura is the unique aesthetic quality of an art work. Aura 2017, an Art and Design Exhibition organised […]

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| by Team Cindrebay | 1 comment

Expert corner: Spatial Nature of windows

Windows are surface elements with great presence on both exterior and interior sides. It is fairly a complex entity against the comparatively simplistic wall, but a surface that is penetrable. Its surface is very dynamic, due to the continuous variations in views through it and the vivid reflections on the glass surface. The contextual conditions […]

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| by Team Cindrebay | 10 comments

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016: From Kochi with love

Fort Kochi exudes a certain romanticism, maybe it is the beauty of the Arabian sea neighbouring it, or the old narrow lanes that are constantly jostling for a place with the new. It is the amalgamation of many elements that lends Fort Kochi its distinctiveness. No wonder then that one of the biggest art festivals […]

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| by Gayatri Nair | 1 comment

‘Desically’, it’s time to go Ethnic!

There’s something absolutely magical about ‘Desi’ (Indian) products; the kalamkari and ikhat prints, beautiful handmade silver jewellery that are sold in small shops across many streets in the interior parts of the country, weaved garments that are emblematic of a colourful India. However, it is not easy to find these products, as commercial shops selling […]

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| by Team Cindrebay | 2 comments

Expert Corner: The romance of the Sheer Fabric

There’s nothing prettier and more subtly enticing as a sheer fabric in the fabric world. It is complete in its simplicity and yet manages to charm anyone who comes in close contact with it. Sheer is tactile feeling that is satisfying and delightful. It is a feeling or a state of experience. Sheer fabric is […]

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| by Team Cindrebay | 1 comment

Shalini James: Celebrating the vibrancy of Indian colours

By her own admission, she is a raconteur who believes in using Indian cultural motifs, incorporating them into textiles and converting them into stories embedded in fashion. Shalini James is undoubtedly one of the best-known faces of Indian fashion today. Her fierce Indianness oozes out of everything she touches. Her theme for Amazon India Fashion […]

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