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#PoV – Our speaker for day 14: Founder of The Busride Studio, Ayaz Basrai

A young generation of designers want to focus on the fun aspect of the craft. Instead of being part of the rat race, they are more inclined in exploring the future built environments, creating utopian designs for films, videos or entertainment, challenge pre-existing notions of design and break away from the stereotypical. Taking this challenge […]

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The vintage magic wand – tips for retro interior design

Just like in fashion and clothes, vintage style is making a come back in interior design. This means that old treasures stashed away in attics and storage units can now have a spot in your homes. Combining new age pieces with touches of antique furniture or artefacts is a fun challenge which we will discuss […]

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in remembrance

Sometimes a loss is so great, that it’s difficult to put it in words and is rather better conveyed with art, sculptures and architecture. Words play a lesser role and emotions are described in material and ambience. Memorials help us to confront our feelings and heal. They act as standing reminders to the follies of […]

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For old times sake – Cesky Krumlov

Architecture is a spectator to history. Old buildings and heritage structures tell stories of times long gone, the chronicles of our ancestors and therefore need to be respected and preserved. As an Indian architect in Europe, this has been my biggest takeaway so far. The Europeans respect their culture and heritage, not just on dinner […]

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Reduce stress levels with these Interior Design techniques

The second wave of Covid 19 in India is adversely affecting mental health. Stress levels are at an all time high with people scrambling to protect themselves, friends and family. Tough times are ahead of us and it is imperative to protect ourselves from the pandemic as well as the after effects its causing. Young […]

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Design ideas for a private home bar

With Covid-19 still looming above us, we might have to spend a few more months indoors. The second wave has brought on lockdown in many parts of the country and as a safety measure we need to comply with the Covid-19 regulations. People are getting more accustomed to working and learning from home, but today […]

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To school or not to school – the design aspirants debate

The notion to ‘Un-school’ is rife amongst millennials and Gen Z. There are good arguments made by both sides regarding the advantages of self learning and the extra edge gained via design schools. Some believe unlearning or self-learning is the way to go forward whereas others assert the importance of design institutions. As is the […]

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Of mood boards and color schemes – creating interior design concepts

Designers often struggle with the idea of how much to deliver before acquiring a new project whereas clients would like to see options and ideas before they can finalize the team. The tussle between what the clients can expect and how much they can give away, before signing the papers, is a real one. This […]

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Taking the metallic route in Interior Design

Metal is a popular material choice for space designers. It is one trend which has withstood the test of time – both in terms of style and durability. Iron, steel, gold, bronze, copper or silver – metals can add a glossy touch and elevate the look of any space. It is a versatile material and […]

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