‘Art of Drafting’ workshop with Designer Janki Prakash

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‘People with great Passion can make the impossible happen!’ This quote couldn’t be more true than in the case of Cindrebay’s recent guest lecturer and host of the ‘Art of Drafting’ Workshop, Ms. Janki Prakash. The 27 year old Janki Prakash, who hails from Kozhikode, Kerala is a homeopathic doctor, who was a closet designer. However, she realized her true

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Gayathri & Namith Architects – Adding New Perspectives in Bengaluru

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Architects aim to make a difference in the way society lives and it is their constant effort to influence lifestyle through their design. This couldn’t be more true than in the case of Bengaluru based architecture firm ‘GNA’, Gayathri and Namith Architects. Founded in 1993 by Ar. Gayathri Shetty and Namith Varma, their experimental designs has created a benchmark for

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Co-Working Spaces – The New Way to Work?

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As more and more offices around the world are trying to make workspaces more interactive and fun, with nature integrated planning, leisure spaces, relaxing nodes and trying to harbor more team building practices, the concept of Co-working Spaces resolves almost all of the above. For startups and bootstrapping companies, this new way to work has opened the door to a

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How to dress this Winter!

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Winter is coming. As per usual, Mothers around India are fetching the old suitcases stuffed with sweaters, shawls and jackets from their attics. The same button ups, the same mufflers bought once in Shimla and the polo necks that uncle from Switzerland gifted you that one time! Why and till when? Lets say no to the drab old winter fashion

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The Responsibility of an Architect

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I decided to write something quite personal in this article, to write about my access to architecture and the question about the responsibility as an architect towards the society. When I started to study architecture I thought my responsibility is to design nice buildings. That was five years ago. The more I got to know about the various fields of

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Unconventional Homes for the Homeless

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We have discussed Interior Design for millionaires, the wealthy, middle class, students, offices, retail spaces, schools, theatres and even the elderly. Today, let’s talk about an uncomfortable topic. Giving and improving the homes of people who already have a home, is an achievable task. However, what happens to the people who do not have a home? People for whom the

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Evolution of Indian Fashion in 71 years!

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15th August – The Day India got Independence from the British Raj. A day of pride for all Indians and 2018 marks 71 years since we got freedom. A lot has changed over the last 7 decades and so has the fashion industry in India. Like all major fields, Indian fashion and clothing too has seen a lot of highs

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Bonito Designs – Survival of the Hardworking and Gutsy!

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Home is where the Heart is, but the Indian mentality forces us to create homes to impress others. “When guests come to our house, they should stare in awe!” is what most clients brief their designers. However, our home is our abode, our safe haven and it should speak more about our character than just be a museum for others

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The Curves of Oscar Niemeyer

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A lot of Brazil’s distinctive modernist architecture and the style it exudes can be credited to the Brazilian Architect, Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, or simply Ar. Oscar Niemeyer. His buildings and public spaces are considered till today, works of art, inviting visitors to admire the landscape and the construction techniques, sometimes even inspiring reflections about Life and

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