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Lessons from the Grand Anaicut of Tamil Nadu

One rainy evening almost 2000 years back, a dark, well built man with a distinctly thick beard walked up to the banks of the River Cauvery near modern day Tiruchirapalli, deep inside the then Tamil country. He looked across the vast river anxiously. Rough white water raged through with such fury that it threatened to [...]


 
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Prohibited by Santosh More

We were sent the work of Santosh More recently. Given its architectural and urban overtones his work resonated with us. Santosh’s work is being exhibited at the Jehangir Art Gallery & Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai from 22nd Jan to 20th Feb 2013 by independent curator and arts representative Shraddha Purnaye. Here is the [...]


 
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Tainted Water

Tainted Water is a beautiful interactive installation by a group of designers from NID who call themselves ‘Digital Jalebi’.Here are some insights from Nikhil Joshi who is one of the creators of the project.  How was tainted water conceived? The initial idea was born as an installation for NID’s annual festival RGB. We took inspiration from [...]


 
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Typerventions: Where Typography Goes Beyond The Page

The next time you are wondering around city of Delhi, don’t be surprised if you come across a typography installation right in the middle of the road or garden or wherever you happen to be. ‘Typerventions’ is the brainchild of the Delhi based graphic designer Kriti Monga, more fondly known as Turmeric Design. I have been a fan [...]


 
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Studio Incept

Jaisika and Nidhi, co-founders of Studio Incept chat with Maitreyi about their studio, their projects and future plans.


 
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SwayamGhar – Designing your home for your`self’; by you

Have you ever wondered, about the living room layout that hasn’t felt right since you moved in? Why is it that some spaces feel more livable than others? Why is it you always feel completely lost in stores with a million choices but instantly see a roadside furniture piece and feel it is so YOU? [...]


 
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Germany India- Infinite Opportunities. A labour of love

This blog post is reposted from Jyotika’s blog -Follow my recipe I very rarely talk about work on my blog. Mostly because my blog is an escape from my work. But in true follow my recipe style I felt this project had a place on the blog for all its heart and warmth. The Germany India- [...]


 
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Urbanized: The Design of Cities

A few weeks ago, Gary Hustwit kept his promise and sent me a DVD of his new movie Urbanized. No, I don’t know him personally but I backed his Kickstarter campaign and hence got the DVD. Having seen the movie now, I am glad I made that investment. Urbanized completes Hustwit’s design-themed trilogy after Helvetica [...]


 
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Lets design low-income housing

House and flat hunting have become a nightmare these days for all of us. Imagine how challenging it must be for the low-income people. It is important to find smart and meaningful, solutions for one of the basic human necessities, “Housing”.


 
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Reinventing Public Spaces in India

I miss going for a walk in the park! When I was small I used to go and play in the park near my home. Gardens and parks were a very important part of my life when I was growing up. Having lived in different cities in the US and traveled extensively abroad I believe [...]