TAKING SPINS AROUND THE HALLWAY

6th December 2016 by SURBHI GANDHI
TAKING SPINS AROUND THE HALLWAY

Embrace the phrase “LESS IS MORE” with these routing tips into a lacklustre hallway - essential style tricks to give your foyer a boost. A good first impression is key in all things and your hall is no exception. They serve a specific purpose in that of having to direct you from one room to another and as such, need to be functional. The right paint or wallpaper can lift the darkest or narrowest of spaces, an entryway is no small deal. Include elegant storage to cut down on clutter, enliven floors with rugs or carpets, or use the walls for displaying your favourite art - we’ve found the most delightful design ideas from our #archives to inspire you. STORAGE ACCENT Often, halls can be quite devoid of storage solutions-the ultimate necessity on entering or leaving home. Don’t just think long and narrow, how about...

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The Third Dimension

26th November 2016 by Sohiny Das
The Third Dimension

3D printing technology is not a current phenomenon. It was first invented in the 1980s for specialised industrial usage. But recent innovations plus increased availability of the know-how and machinery have popularised its commercial applications. Advanced programming has aided its rapid development over the last decade; it is now used in ways that we could only imagine in the past. From housing to food to biotechnology – everything has felt the touch of 3D print. Design is infatuated with this new toy: micro-precision, reduced wastage and high portability have transformed the manufacturing process. Architecture, interiors, product, apparel, accessories, footwear and even fine jewellery – designers and brands are exploring craft from a different viewpoint. We list the global game changers who have fronted the revolution. ZAHA...

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THE GIFTING GLOSSARY

19th October 2016 by Sohiny Das
THE GIFTING GLOSSARY

Whether picking out gifts for friends and family, or refurbishing your personal space, a little bit of extra knowledge about what you are buying is always helpful. A basic understanding of popular patterns, crafts, finishes and techniques will enrich the gifting experience. Our glossary simplifies the origins of these terms, and also connects their broader, modern interpretations in art and design. This will be your handy guide through the festive season.   LACQUER Historically, the sap of the lacquer tree or secretions by the lac insects was used as a finishing coat on wood. The protective sealing also enhanced the surface with a soft sheen and a reddish tint – a natural varnish. Over centuries, lacquer came to be made from several different substances – both organic and chemical – and the palette expanded to a...

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