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Design should be democratic, not discriminatory: Takbir Fatima, DesignAware

In the extremely dynamic world of Design, a company like DesignAware that dabbles in 3D and digital fabrication, and employs technology to create futuristic designs takes the game a notch higher. DesignAware believes in the democratisation of design. In other words, designs should be created in a way that would impact and be accessible to […]

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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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Eclecticism –A Mismatch solution

Eclecticism is a fairly new term to most of us. But unbeknown to the beautiful space seekers, we have all been treading this path since long. We have encountered eclecticism while doing up our homes and while attempting to mix and match furniture, furnishings, and accessories. We have unconsciously employed eclecticism when decorating our homes […]

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Prasanth Mohan: an ardent architect, a passionate photographer

It is hard not to take an instant liking to Prasanth Mohan. Armed with a disarming smile, and a humble persona, this lanky, bearded Kollam resident is a hesitant architect and a passionate photographer. Behind that unassuming façade, lies a sharp, creative mind that is trying hard to make architectural photography – still in its […]

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Courtyards and the life within

A courtyard can be described in many ways; an open relaxation spot, a meeting-place, or a common ground. But if pushed to define, then a courtyard is an open space within the interiors that is partially or completely supported by walls. Many a time both designers and residents are forced to deal with challenges that […]

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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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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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