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Pop up your Festive game!

It’s that time of the year to get your dusting equipment out along with the knick knacks from the closets for their annual cleaning rituals. The festive season is upon us! Every year we agonize over how to decorate our homes, and make it look different and unique to the visitors. This year, let’s go […]

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| by Nimi Sanjith | 1 comment

Artifacts : Art for art’s sake?

Picture this: you are in your favorite home décor store and your eyes fall on a beautiful art object. It could cost you a fortune but you are sure that it fits well into the style of your home. However, there’s no purpose that the expensive artifact would serve beyond the idea of beauty or […]

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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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| by Nimi Sanjith | 3 comments

The idea called Chair, its evolution and stagnation

Stare, sit and get conquered – the simple logic to a comfortable chair. All furniture designers struggle to realize and understand this lucid thought. And, it sure is a complex process to those who have delved deep into designing a successful chair. With the emergence of the idea of anthropometry or what they call the […]

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Vernacular architecture is the flag bearer of a culture: Dr. AnilKumar

Postmodern structures have often been burdened with numerous skewed expectations. Stylish, trendy, international appeal, different, are just some of the many objectives that these structures are forced to fulfill. The pressure to look distinct has compelled architects to opt for more international themes for buildings, rejecting the indigenous for good. Thus, postmodern architectures have not […]

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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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| by Team Cindrebay | 2 comments

Feng Shui, Then and Now

The practice of feng shui is not a new one to many of us. From interior decorators trying to define the ‘spirit’ of a space, to a college student picking out pretty knick-knacks for her room, everyone has some idea as to what feng shui is, and how it is said to bring us good […]

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What is Interior Designing?

Interior Designing is an extremely misunderstood term. Some confuse it with Interior Decoration, while others think it is an extended arm of architecture. If you are also confused then let one of India’s leading architects solve the issue for you. Gautam Shah is a consultant Interior Designer based at Ahmedabad, India, since 1970, and a highly respected […]

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