GET THE LOOK: PARIS FASHION WEEK FALL/WINTER 2017-18

15th March 2017 by SURBHI GANDHI
GET THE LOOK: PARIS FASHION WEEK FALL/WINTER 2017-18

As Fashion month draws to a close, we track the standout runway looks from the top Fall/Winter 2017-18 collections at Paris Fashion Week. From Chanel’s inter-galactic, star-spangled look to Balmain’s Savannah-inspired silhouettes, from Rahul Mishra’s elaborate embroideries to Haider Ackermann’s serene and controlled austere elegance; we explore the hottest runway trends and share tips on how to incorporate them in your interior revamp. Here’s a rundown of the chicest styles from PFW. CHANEL Karl Lagerfeld took the audience on a space odyssey – final day of Paris Fashion week saw the Chanel rocket take off from their Fall-Winter show at the Grand Palais. A voyage through space filled with constellations of galactic motifs thrown to a new dimension. Make the cosmic look your own with specially curated...

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HOLE UP WITH HYGGE: THE DANISH CONCEPT OF WELLBEING

18th February 2017 by SURBHI GANDHI
HOLE UP WITH HYGGE: THE DANISH CONCEPT OF WELLBEING

The nights are drawing in on a world which seems to get busier and more hectic every day and the need to sit back, relax, and enjoy the small things in life has never been more prevalent. Political uncertainty always incites the most significant cultural movements just like the Danish concept of coziness, ‘hygge’. Pronounced ‘hoo-guh’, this lifestyle trend of the Danes emphasizes all things cozy and insouciant. Think warm-and-fuzzy, delicious-and-hearty, mulled-and-aromatic. A national manifesto, nay, an obsession expressed in the constant pursuit of homespun pleasures involving candlelight, fires, cashmere, coffee, mulled wine, cake, wellbeing, and the company of friends. The Danes have established themselves as lovers of calm and in turn, consistently top the polls as the happiest people on earth. The age-old...

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THE SIMPLE ART OF DECANTING FINE WINES

14th January 2017 by SURBHI GANDHI
THE SIMPLE ART OF DECANTING FINE WINES

"Age improves all wines except the whine of man." - Anonymous Elaborate swirls of crystal, regalia reminiscent of secondary chemistry and studious pouring; decanting can seem a mysterious business. Thehouseofthings demystifies the art of the decanter – and lists the process, simplifying its ambiguity for you this New Year.  The art of decanting a wine is in simple terms, transferring the wine from the bottle into another vessel, either for the purposes of removing something (sediment) or adding something (oxygen) to the wine, both of which aim to give the best possible experience for the drinker, not to forget alleviating the taste. As wine ages, especially full bodied red wines, they throw off sediment. Some is in the form of large, solid, tartrate crystals; some is complex tannin and other phenolic compounds, while...

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