The pandemic-induced lockdown that forced us to stay indoors did not just push us to take stock of our health, but also our homes. And amidst all this, we realised that as much as luxury is about owning a home that is opulent and comfortable, it is also about thoughtful interiors, the usage of sustainable materials, and access to nature. And one such fine example is Svamitva Terravana—a project designed by Mindspace Architects, with interiors by Svamitva Architecture Studio in Bengaluru, Karnataka—part of a 21 acre project comprising 155 Villa’s and Row Villa’s.
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SONAM KAPOOR AHUJA
Intensely intimate. Filled with art. A little bit of London. Plenty of India. Some velvet Rose Uniacke and gorgeous de Gournay on the walls. Magic finds from Paul Bert Serpette and solid wood floors. Love, laughter, and life. Imagined, curated, and choreographed by the actor herself, under the expert eye of Rooshad Shroff | A Rana Begum on the wall. A Jeanneret desk for the husband. And a B&B Italia sofa for naps, ideas and conversations. Ten minutes away from her sumptuous Notting Hill home, she set up a creative studio, a workspace with a very different interiors story, yet signature Sonam still
LOULOU VAN DAMME
THE INIMITABLE LOULOU VAN DAMME OPENS THE DOORS TO HER MOST BELOVED PROJECT, A HOME SHE LOVINGLY DESIGNED FOR HER SOUL SISTER, AND OWNER OF THE FORMER BUNGALOW EIGHT, AHLUWALIA MAITHILI
BLENDING AESTHETICS WITH FUNCTIONALITY
The single largest space devoted to luxury interiors in India, FCML provides a harmonious integration of unique interior home design ideas and versatile living inspiration
IF HYGGE WERE A SOFA
THE NEW QUILTON SOFA BY DOSHI LEVIEN FOR HAY IS DELIGHTFUL, VERSATILE AND AN AD FAVOURITE
Nelly Sethna (1932-1992) is a name we’ve all heard of but not enough has been written about the depth of her contribution and talent. So, we at AD jumped at the opportunity offered by Mumbai-based gallery Chatterjee & Lal, as they planned a retrospective of the artist’s three-decade-long career. Through these images of Sethna’s historical tapestries and a deeply insightful essay by Nancy Adajania, we hope to offer a glimpse of the scale and materiality that Sethna’s art embodied. Her philosophy was drawn partly from Scandinavian modernism, courtesy of her Nordic mentors at the Cranbrook Academy, and the Arts and Crafts lineage of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, and it all came together in Sethna’s warps and wefts in the context of India. A six-foot textile mobile sculpture made in wool, wire and glittering Lurex; a three-story wall-hanging in the stairwell of the Ford Foundation in Delhi, ceramic murals for the lobby of Joseph Allen Stein’s Express Towers in Bombay—Nelly Sethna’s excellence is present for us to view, touch and marvel at.
CIRCLE OF LIGHT
ARTIST-ARCHITECT VISHAL K. DAR’S RENOVATION OF THE KLOVE GALLERY RESULTS IN A SPACE THAT IS PART ART, PART CANVAS AND A WHOLLY POETIC ODE TO LIGHT
DESIGN, WITH A CONSCIENCE
Superior design, contemporary aesthetics, sustainable elements, and an eco-friendly approach to construction blend seamlessly in a lavish residential project designed by Mindspace Architects in Bengaluru. AD offers a glimpse into Svamitva Group’s latest project—Svamitva Terravana—homes for your mind, body and soul
THE SARTORIAL SENSATION AND INSTAGRAM FAVOURITE UPDATES A CONNECTICUT HOME FOR HER GROWING FAMILY—AND DISCOVERS SHE’S A COUNTRY GIRL AFTER ALL
BRASS DETAILS, MOSAIC FLOORS AND AN OBSIDIAN–BLACK LINE OUTLINING EACH ROOM, MANSI PODDAR’S MUMBAI APARTMENT IS AN EXTENSION OF HER OWN FASHIONABLE MINIMALISM
THE PURSUIT OF BEAUTY
BIJOY JAIN CRAFTS TWO PIECES OF FURNITURE IN HIS LATEST COLLABORATION WITH HERMÈS
BELLANDUR LAKE FROTH - Debasish Ghosh
Bangalore, India, was once known for its interconnected lake systems, which provided a reliable water source. As the city grew, these lakes have encroached, and the water became polluted day by day. The largest, Bellandur Lake, now carry huge volumes of snowy froth, which block the adjacent canals.
SHUTTING DOWN STUNTS
Bengaluru is going all out to thwart bikers from racing and performing wheelies on public roads
Karnataka CM takes U-turn on ‘moral policing'
CHIEF Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who had said his government will deal with ‘moral policing’ with an iron hand following an incident in Bengaluru a month ago, did a volte-face in Mangaluru on Wednesday saying, “Action and reaction are bound to happen when there is no morality in society.”
“Always Let People Do Their Job”
“It’s hard to let go when you are still young. We managed to do really well in hiring the first core team, and that is the most critical part of our story.”
Rasode me kaun tha? Robot chef
The pandemic has led to an uptick in sales of kitchen gadgets. Now, a bunch of startups are trying to persuade restaurants and home cooks to embrace automation
RPF women's team seizes crystal meth worth ₹3.2 cr
IN one of the biggest drug busts made in the country inside railway premises, an all-women team of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Friday seized 640 grams of the recreational drug, crystal Methamphetamine, worth nearly ₹3.2 crore from a train passenger.
Let your kids get bored to nurture their creativity
It’s not uncommon these days to‘structure’ your children’s free time.
44% millennials skipped breakfast amid pandemic
A recent study has shown that 44 per cent of urban millennials skipped breakfast in times of COVID and delayed meals due to increased household chores and late start to the day.
इंडिगो को महंगे तेल से लगेगा झटका
इंटरग्लोब एविएशन (इंडिगो) का शेयर बीएसई पर सोमवार के कारोबार में 2.76 प्रतिशत गिरकर 2,080 रुपये पर आ गया था, क्योंकि तेल कीमतों में तेजी और विमानन उद्योग में अधिक आपूर्ति की स्थिति से बाजार की चिंता बढ़ी है।
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