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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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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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‘Art of Drafting’ workshop with Designer Janki Prakash

‘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. […]

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Italy – Art and Architecture

Italy. A small country in Europe packed with amazing experiences, art, architecture and design. Design in terms of Interiors, design in sculptures, clothes and even food! With so many artists, painters, sculptors, designers and scholars, Italy is a haven for exploring medieval as well as modern art and design. As an architect, it was my dream […]

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How to chose a Design Thesis Topic!

All you design students, it’s that time of the year again! The pressure is building up, and there are prime decisions to be taken. Whether you are an Architecture student, interior design, fashion or graphic design, end of semester project or thesis is a tough task to select. Challenging yourself with a suitable project and […]

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How to design a Museum

India has a rich cultural and social history. The various dynasties which ruled our country, their tradtions and values, rituals, dances and folklores have been being practiced here since times unknown. The treasure of music and cinema is huge and precious and people would want to experience it for their own. Owing to all these […]

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Retail Design : A Market on its Own!

Retail sector in India is one of the fastest growing sector which is undoubtedly an experimental motley consistently going through a trendy transformation. One can always visualize, new store formats, new customer – product interaction technologies, revamped business strategies etc. to create more self-serving and personal experiences for the customer while shopping. We have seen […]

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