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Ideas / Trends
The Red Studio: by Prof. Percy Adil Pithawala
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge April 03, 2019 at 01:12 PM
Sometimes, even the best of ideas die an untimely death; either due to lack of commitment, or half-hearted pursuit or then, paucity of funds. The Red Studio by Prof. Percy Adil Pithawala from Baroda, is a spectacular example of an unusual idea coming to life – as an integrated home-cum-studio-cum ga... read more ›
Ideas / Trends
Taking Workplaces beyond the New Age Office Cliché
Aparna Rao February 25, 2019 at 01:16 PM
Yes, the new age office has also come to be a cliché in the design world. It boils down to a mere rearrangement of  hackneyed elements like the breakout area with beanbags and foosball table, swings and slides, pop coloured comfy daybeds, quaint shaped privy cabins. These and such others form ... read more ›
At Home
Décor Ideas to Support the ‘Work-from-Home-ers’!
Aparna Rao January 31, 2019 at 02:12 PM
As digitisation and telecom technology advance to enable logging in to work from remote locations, the home appears to be the most preferred work location. Not that the idea is entirely new as some businesses were always run from home, but the culture of working from home was never as popular as it is tod... read more ›
Ideas / Trends
Basurama: Where Waste takes Centre-Stage
Aparna Rao January 28, 2019 at 06:56 AM
Hiding waste from the visible mainstream, keeping it out of sight till it is disposed of via a backdoor has been standard approach to waste management in most parts of the world so far. We don’t want to see the waste we generate even if it builds up to mountainous volumes, which is exactly what happ... read more ›
Cultural Flavours
Mumbai Shilpgram: Rural Theme Park Injects Usable Open Space in Choking City
Aparna Rao October 29, 2018 at 10:40 AM
A city usually pictured as crammed with people, numbed by concrete and jammed with traffic, choking with pollution and gasping for breath, yet forever on the move with no time to stand and stare, is still looking out for fresh air to breathe and open space that supplies it. The oft repeated clamour for pu... read more ›
Cultural Flavours
Designing for Yoga: Inspirations From Around The World
Aparna Rao July 27, 2018 at 01:12 PM
On the occasion of Guru Purnima and with the International Yoga Day just gone by, we decided to round up some fascinating meditative spaces from around the world! In these times, as the world tries to look inwards for wellbeing, the mind is inadvertently drawn towards spaces meant for these higher experie... read more ›
At Home
Ar. Ranna Parikh’s Home in Ahmedabad: a haven of peace and tranquillity
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge July 06, 2018 at 02:33 PM
If someone asked me to describe Architect Ranna Parikh in one word, I would have to choose ‘passionate’. Though the lady has a multitude of talents and skills, what really sets her apart from the milieu is her passion! Whether she is at work, or entertaining guests at her home, or attending a ... read more ›
Inside Outside Spaces
Green Coffee... Served at Some Groovy Garden Cafes
Aparna Rao April 11, 2018 at 02:45 PM
One would wonder at the eternal charm of garden cafes, of picking up your evening coffee and sandwiches with a wholesome dollop of green surrounds and fresh air! But, the attraction is all too visibly evident, and the reasons why it is thus can go find themselves out as garden cafes get ever more happenin... read more ›
Ideas / Trends
Vintage Minimalism - Timeless or Trending?
Ar. Heli Haribhakti February 15, 2018 at 03:42 PM
Ar. Heli Haribhakti works at an architectural studio in Baroda and is passionate about blogging. In this introductory piece she has written for TFOD, she is seen musing over design genres; with particular focus on Vintage Minimalism. So here’s a quick round-up of décors that seem to fit into ... read more ›
Design Destinations
Heritage High with Contemporary Comfort: Flow Hostel, Budapest
Aparna Rao February 03, 2018 at 01:05 PM
‘To travel is to live’, said Hans Christian Anderson, the 19th century Danish creator of the world’s most loved fairy-tales, in his autobiography. The present generation of world citizens certainly seems to have imbibed his sentiment, given the enormous amount of travel they fill their l... read more ›