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Dining in Spring – Outdoor Cafes and Rooftop Bars!

Spring is Nature’s way of saying, “Let’s Party!” Spring is definitely the best time of the year! The soft warmth in the air, flowers blooming, greenery everywhere and the liberating feeling of the incoming summer! It is the perfect time to step outdoors, to refresh yourself from winter blues and experience some of the best […]

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Wardrobes – Crafting the perfect World for your belongings!

Wardrobe, Almirah, Closet, Cupboard, call it what you will, a home is incomplete without good storage. A well designed home or space, has ample storage area, and allows proper stocking of everything you own. Back in the days, storage was limited to a single door almirah in the bedroom, and some shelves in the living […]

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Landscapes – The inter relationship of Greens and Built

The popular notion when someone says landscape is gardens and parks, however as metropolitan cities spread wider and wider and become more fragmented, it is time to ask ourselves whether trees and lawns are the only landscapes, or do they comprise of something more? Landscape is officially defined as “all the visible features of an […]

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Amphitheaters – New Public Forums?

Conventionally, Amphitheaters have been an open air theater, freestanding, usually circular, steps leading down to a stage or arena. Amphitheaters, historically were designed for spectator events, such as gladiator fights in Early Rome. They were also used for other sports, public events and performances, like plays and music. Amphitheaters now, have become a new public […]

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Interior Design – Premium potential career for aspiring students

Choosing a career after High School or after 12th Board Exams in India is tricky business. Most students fall in the trap of herd mentality and end up choosing a stream for which they don’t have aptitude. The old career choosing formula in India; If it’s a boy – Engineer, if it’s a girl – […]

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Graphic Design – Expressing through Design and Imagery!

The art of communication is what led humanity to greatness. The simple fact that we can express ourselves, paved the way for great successes and is the key for human survival. However, speech isn’t the only way we communicate, there are several factors such as expressions, gestures, body language, art and artistic expression. One such […]

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Luxurious Living – Indoor Pools in Residences

Lately, incorporating a private gym or an indoor exercise or yoga room has become a trend in interior design in India. An exclusive space to exercise and keep fit has obvious health benefits but also allows the owner to have flexible timing to exercise. To take it one step further, indoor pools in residences are […]

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A New Year’s Resolution for Designers

In 1962, biologist Rachel Carson published ‘Silent Spring’ – arguably the first rather convincing book about environmental damage. In the decades since, unprecedented scientific research and discourse revealed how homo sapiens’ numbers and modern lives are affecting planet Earth. Relentlessly, the consequences of our disruptions of environmental cycles and processes are making themselves felt. As […]

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Light and Shadow in Interiors

Can Light and Shadow govern a building design? Beautiful interior spaces boast not just of excellent use of colors, themes and materials but also on how they collectively integrate to form a useful aesthetic space. An important aspect of this integration is the light, be it natural or artificial which pours in any space. An […]

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