EAT, STAY, LOVE

4th January 2017 by SOHINY DAS
EAT, STAY, LOVE

The teardrop-shaped emerald island south of the Indian peninsula is breathtakingly beautiful. Lush forests, pristine beaches, sparkling lakes, majestic hills – no matter what you seek, you find it here. The loveliness of the land is matched by the warmth of its people. The ultimate detox destination is the best therapy for your soul, senses and stomach. Our list of recommendations is collated from personal, first-hand experiences of the THOT team, and we are happy to share these with you. EAT Sri Lanka is gastro heaven, especially for seafood lovers. Dutch, South Indian and Malay influences make the local cuisine a heady concoction of complex flavours. The taste is enhanced by fresh, local produce and the alchemic air. Ministry of Crab in Colombo is regularly featured as one of Asia’s best restaurants in magazines and web...

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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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