Paaduks: Creating footwear out of tyre scraps

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Designers are a funny lot. They are the innovators of the highest order. Give them a piece of tyre, and they will give you an eco-friendly, trendy footwear. That is exactly what Paaduks, an enterprise based out of Mumbai is doing. The company collects upcycled tyres, and with the help of cobblers transforms those pieces of scrap into beautiful footwear.

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Architecture: Finding the right job? Remember these points

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The first job in a good architectural studio is extremely important for up and coming aspiring architects. It sets the basis for the future. But before the all-important interview, a thorough research of the firms, and their philosophy is extremely important.Khushboo Agarwal, Asst. Prof. in Jhulelal Institute of Architecture, Nagpur has some pointers to help you zero in on the right

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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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Join Cindrebay ‘SketchUp Marathon’ – 3 Day Workshop on SketchUp

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Technological innovations are the very backbone of the dynamic world of architecture. Those unwilling to learn the latest tech releases or are ignorant of the same will find themselves lagging far behind in the race towards creating the perfect structure. After AutoCAD 2D-3D, 3DsMax, Revit, ArchiCad and other similar tech inventions, the simplest to enter the market was the SketchUp.

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Features: India Modern, the buzzword that truly defined Indian fashion in ’16

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“This brand does not define you. But damn you look good in it”. Preeti Verma’s postscript-like message, imprinted on the tag of every one of her fashion label Runaway Bicycle’s floaty, sorbet products, echoes the sort of sweet and sassy exchange that forms the heart of female friendships: “N’aww! Really? It’s not too tight?” The young offshoot of Indian luxury

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Being comfortable is my fashion mantra: Honey Rose

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She is a gorgeous woman, a versatile actor, and an absolute pleasure to talk to. Honey Rose is undoubtedly one of the most well-known faces in the South Indian film industry. Starting her career in 2006, she reached newer heights with the controversial, yet well—received film, Trivandrum lodge. Long after the credits roll out, Honey’s characters stay with you thanks

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The ARCASIA Awards: recognising the best in Asia

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The prestigious Arcasia awards (Architects Regional Council Asia) are back! And, for the first time, the same is being hosted by the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA). The award, rebranded as AAA in 2013, was initiated to acknowledge the inspirational and exemplary work done by architects in Asia.  It also recognises the efforts undertaken by architects to implement important architectural

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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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