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TEXTILE TRADITIONS: PICHVAIS OF NATHDWARA

8th August 2017 by SURBHI GANDHI
TEXTILE TRADITIONS: PICHVAIS OF NATHDWARA

“Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.” -         Shri Krishna India, home to one of the most ancient civilisations in the world, continues to be a treasure trove of diverse art forms. Original essays by eminent scholars of Indian art focus on the style of worship, patterns of patronage, and artistic heritage that generated one of these forms – the “Pichvais”, large paintings, hand painted or hand woven on cloth, employed as wall hangings in temples. Pichvais are exquisitely devotional paintings illustrating scenes from Lord Krishna’s life; these were hung behind the idol to heighten a shrine’s splendour. A pichvais represents an exuberant outpouring of adoration for Krishna that is part theatrical, part devotional: it is designed to create an...

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FATHER-SON ARCHITECTURAL LEGACIES THROUGHOUT HISTORY

16th June 2017 by SURBHI GANDHI
FATHER-SON ARCHITECTURAL LEGACIES THROUGHOUT HISTORY

Some families witness the passing of creativity and passions from generation to generation. From internationally acclaimed landmarks built by I.M. Pei and his two sons, to the historic works of Cesar and Rafael Pelli, these father-son legacies have left an indelible mark on the architectural world. Father’s Day is fast approaching, which offers us a prospect to reflect on the paternal bequest that has connected dynasties of noteworthy architects – Let’s travel back in time to see the ancestral threads of architectural history.     ELIEL AND EERO SAARINEN     Helsinki Railway Station, by Eliel Saarinen                                           St. Louis Gateway Arch, by Eero Saarinen...

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10 MUST-FOLLOW INTERIOR DESIGNERS ON INSTAGRAM

9th May 2017 by SURBHI GANDHI
10 MUST-FOLLOW INTERIOR DESIGNERS ON INSTAGRAM

When scrolling through a surfeit of  homeinspo and elegantly spread furnishings on Instagram, seeking inspiration to update your space can be quite a task. Whether aiming for a corner overhaul or just a total redesign, these design-centric Instagram accounts serve up little snippets of insights daily and never fail to whip a quick visual pick-me-up - hit that follow button now, you need these on your home feed. ORLANDO SORIA Image @mrorlandosoria The Los Angeles-based creative founder of Homemaker and premier designer at Homepolish has a feed that hilariously shares his life, work, and personality. Skewing mid-century modern in aesthetics, Orlando Soria’s work is covetable and liveable, all at once. With clients like Kelly Oxford and Whitney Port, you’re bound to see a famous-faced L.A. cameo every once in...

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