A New Year’s Resolution for Designers

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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 climate change, micro plastics and

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Light and Shadow in Interiors

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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 effect of light is shadow,

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Bengaluru by Design – Design Takes Over

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Design is the script used in many languages. Be it clothes, food, art, animation, buildings, furniture, landscape or craft, design becomes the seamless flow of lyrics which turns simple things into beautiful songs. Bangalore, the cosmopolitan hub of the country, has always been the epicentre of good design. From handicraft markets to innovative urban planning features, art installations to exceptional

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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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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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Designing for Elderly and Handicapped

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We tend to take everyday living for granted. Simple tasks such as walking to your kitchen to grab a snack, getting comfortable on the couch for a movie or going to the toilet, are never given attention to. But, what if, you are unable to do these tasks? What if your house and your space isn’t favourableto help you in

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Ar. Sanjay Mohe – A lesson in Architecture

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Ar. Sanjay Mohe was born and brought up in Mumbai, with the seed of architecture sowed in him early in life. An enigmatic personality, he graduated in architecture from Sir JJ College of Architecture in 1976 and went on to work with the likes of Ar. Charles Correa. Mindspace, the brain child of Vauki Prakash, Suryanarayanan and Sanjay Mohe was

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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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9 Apps Every Designer Needs

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The life of a designer is filled with colors, choices, options, ideas and patterns, but at the same time it is also very hectic, has a lot of deadlines and comes with a lot of pressure. In times like these, when mobile phone, computer and tablet applications, are making everyone’s life easier by making things simpler and more convenient, it

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