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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THE GEM PALACE- DISTINCTLY LUXURIOUS

9th April 2016 by Karnika Mahiyaria
THE GEM PALACE- DISTINCTLY LUXURIOUS

Jewellers to India’s royalty, the Mughal emperors and noted celebrities around the world, the 162 year old empire of the magnificent Gem Palace is celebrated internationally for its bewitching bijoux. Combining history, art, tradition and expression, this flourishing brand has journeyed from being the creators of traditional jewellery to becoming the architects of contemporary heirlooms.  The newly opened 1200 sq. ft. shop-in-shop of The Gem Palace at the Le Mill store, Mumbai is one of pure indulgence. Architect and interior designer, Ashiesh Shah who is credited for the store’s interiors, says that the beautiful jewellery store brings a Rajasthani influence, which enhances the aesthetic of the place. This can be seen in the especially made drapes, flooring, and the burst of deep, rich colours. Here, emeralds, sapphires,...

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