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The ARCASIA Awards: recognising the best in Asia

The prestigious Arcasia awards (Architects Regional Council Asia) are back! And, for the first time, the same is being hosted by the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA). The award, rebranded as AAA in 2013, was initiated to acknowledge the inspirational and exemplary work done by architects in Asia.  It also recognises the efforts undertaken by […]

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Expert Speak: The evolution of kitchens

Gautam Shah looks at the evolution of kitchens through the decades. Shah is a consultant Interior Designer based at Ahmedabad, India, since 1970, and a highly respected former faculty member, School of Interior Design – Faculty of Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad. His blogs on Interior Designing and Architecture are among the most widely read literature on these […]

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Allen Claudius George: A sneaker fanatic and a dog lover

Allen Claudius George still uses Yahoo Mail. And, that is probably the only aspect of his life that is anachronistic. Everything else about this 34-year-old fashion blogger –his style statement, his blog, and his styling advice- is modern and edgy. Allen is the founder of the hugely popular blog, Bowties and Bones; one of the […]

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The Indian design industry has potential to grow over Rs 18,800 crore by 2020

The Indian design industry has a potential to grow over Rs 18,800 crore by 2020, of which industrial design segment is expected to be at Rs 11,000 crore, according to industry body CII. The potential size of the design industry is Rs 11,681 crore and is expected to be Rs 18,832 crore by 2020, of […]

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How are trends created in the fashion world?

Ever wondered how trends come into being? Trends, an amalgamation of colours and moods, end up dictating the style for every season. But what maketh these trends? A simple mechanism; the Trend Mood Boards. Every new season collection is often forecasted by a group that studies the current market and styles in detail, and the […]

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Cindrebay students capture the various moods of Calicut

Alfred Stieglitz, the American photojournalist internationally recognized as the pioneer of modern photography had this to say about the art of taking pictures, “In photography, there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” As young, up and coming Architecture and Design students, it becomes imperative to grasp that subtle reality […]

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NID Bengaluru all set to celebrate World Bamboo Day

The largest member of the grass family, Bamboo, is slowly but steadily finding itself in the middle of debates around sustainability that has gripped the design world. The Bamboo has been all pervasive in various parts of Asia since time immemorial, quietly finding its way into Asian homes, fabrics and even food. With the sustainability […]

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Expert Speak: What ails Interior Designing in India?

The field of Interior Designing, like is the norm, has seen numerous changes; be it in its aesthetics, its style or the message it wants to deliver. And, what about the scene in India? Gautam Shah, a highly revered academician, and Architect weighs in on the trajectory of Interior Designing’s journey; what ails it and […]

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Go hunting antiques this monsoon!

Love Antiques? Then this article is just for you. Architectural Digest with inputs from architects, designers, antique dealers, and tastemakers has complied a list of 25 stores and dealers across India for rare and one-of-a-kind pieces. Read and indulge yourself in the ultimate luxury. ROYALE TREASURES ALIBAG The owners of Royale Treasures have acquired their […]

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