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Mixing materials in interior design with panache

Young design firms are breaking stereotypes by mixing interior styles, building techniques and materials in interior design. Bold patterns, colors and inventive material palettes are being used to achieve more futuristic interiors which make a statement. The usual material combinations of brick and plaster, cement and wood, glass and steel are being challenged. Be it stylistic or sustainable interiors, […]

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How to become a professional fashion designer in India

Clothes and couture have always been synonymous with India as we’ve had a long history of unique fashion contribution to the World. India has given many global fashion trends like the quintessential Sarees, ethnic wear, Ghagra-Cholis and fusion western wear. Fashion design is a highly reputable and lucrative career in our country where the market for […]

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Re-visiting spaces – Interior design overview

History has proven over the years that humans fulfill their needs by creating a comfortable space/environment by everything possible available in its vicinity. Space is the most versatile extent that can be transformed into a multi-functional area by designers. Human centered designs applied to physical spaces improves the utility and purpose of the work-place and […]

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Furniture Fashion – Exceptional chair designs

Design is such a fun medium to express and create. Ideas take center stage in the form of spaces, facades, furniture and products. Functionality and aesthetic go hand in hand when it comes to usable art – statement pieces which trigger conversations. Art comes alive in the form of these exceptional chair designs from furniture […]

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Co-existence – Efficient shared spaces

For many years now, humans have been encroaching on the planet, claiming for themselves the biggest chunk of Earth. Differentiation has become the practice wherein everyone wants to disregard the needs of the ‘others’. This other category encompasses people from other places, nationalities, color or caste, nature, wildlife, ageing population, disabled or poor. However, co-existence […]

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Architecture which heals – The influence of spaces on mental health

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us”, Winston Churchill’s famous quote rings true for so many of our structures. Architecture is an important tool which heals, evolves and spreads cheer. Mental health and stress need to be openly spoken about and designers should take into account how the spaces they create dictate a person’s mental health […]

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Vishnu M Nair: Illustrations that evoke myriad emotions

A man falling through paper planes against an azure sky, moldable orange pencils, bright coloured tangerines, a giant skull on a small cross-legged body, a coy moustachioed man, Vishnu M Nair’s art, like a pirouetting ballerina, moves gracefully between the goofy and the sombre. The illustrator and graphic designer who has been in love with […]

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Vital Architecture – Planning for the next 100 years

Frank Gehry, one of the greatest architects of our time has rightly said, ‘Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.’ A building is a big economical, social and cultural investment. A piece of structure which adorns the city streets and stands there for an average 60-80 years, needs to be […]

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Kajal Deth: Artfully balancing the socio-political with the metaphorical

Affable, instantly warm and an impassioned conversationalist; Kajal Deth doesn’t understand the mores of formal interactions. The painter, photographer and graffiti artist is not one for small talks, instead – often at the first meeting – sets the ground for a more intimate discussion on life, art and philosophies; sharing artwork and seeking more in […]

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