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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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Bengaluru by design – Design takes over

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 […]

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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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Gayathri & Namith Architects – Adding new perspectives in Bengaluru

Architects aim to make a difference in the way society lives and it is their constant effort to influence lifestyle through their design. This couldn’t be more true than in the case of Bengaluru based architecture firm ‘GNA’, Gayathri and Namith Architects. Founded in 1993 by Ar. Gayathri Shetty and Namith Varma, their experimental designs […]

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Co-working spaces – the new way to work?

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 […]

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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 dress this winter! – Winter fashion ideas with Vogue

Winter is coming. As per usual, Mothers around India are fetching the old suitcases stuffed with sweaters, shawls and jackets from their attics. The same button ups, the same mufflers bought once in Shimla and the polo necks that uncle from Switzerland gifted you that one time! Why and till when? Lets say no to […]

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Unconventional homes for the homeless

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 […]

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Designing for elderly and handicapped

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 […]

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