Himanshu is a professional origami artist who has enjoyed folding many paper sculptures over the past three decades using origami techniques. Himanshu says, “Origami is all about having infinite patience, a mind for mathematical equations and strong visualisation powers.” The artist reveals that he was first bitten by the origami bug in 1989 when gifted with a book on paper planes. Since then it’s been a magical adventure of learning to fold two-dimensional sheets of paper into three-dimensional butterflies, frogs, lizards and other animals. While elaborate, large-scale origami models are Himanshu’s forte; his elegant horses, birds and other creatures too frame a vision of loveliness. His approach is very simple - tools: hands, medium: paper. It wasn’t easy getting here though, he confesses. “The biggest challenge for me was lack of instruction, interaction, books and material. Over the years, I built up my origami library one book at a time, and today I have more than 1,500 books. I have papers collected by me from all over the world, but I actually began with the humble notebook paper, bus tickets and the like.”
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EMBRACING SOOTHING MINIMALISM
Amidst the bustle of the city, Sand Storm is a minimalist abode with open simplicity, that is designed keeping in mind the specific needs of its owners. Light and with each element carefully considered, this Mumbai home is the spacious vastness of a sand dune realised.
UNIQUE IN DESIGN
These four decor brands are betting on creativity and innovation to impress the home enthusiasts
CREATING THEIR OWN RULES
A woman can certainly turn a house into a home and these decor brands led by some amazing females can make any idea doable! Our design industry has always been supportive of new skills and these trailblazers are perfectly setting stones of success in the field. Let us discover a bit more about them along with their brand's strength and journey.
Brick By Brick
Bricks are a traditional medium for design and yet they carry within them the potential to bring together the old and the new in innovative ways. The seven projects featured here represent beautiful designs created by understanding the aesthetics, history and yet untapped potential of this incredible element. And rather than hide it, they celebrate it, just like us!
A PERFECT BLEND OF OLD & NEW
The recently completed three-bedroom apartment in the capital showcase the designers clever approach towards DIY, colours and geometry
Staying indoors all the time lately might make you want to change up your space, especially in the new year. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our list of five decor portals and their best-sellers.
URBAN JUNGLE FEVER!
Trapped in the chaotic concrete buildings of city life, there is nothing better than bringing the refreshing positive energy of the lush greens, right inside your home. Together with their aesthetic and healing presence, both your space and your experience of it will be transformed in the best possible way. Flip the pages for 5 inspirational urban jungles that have been care for and assembled together by genuine plant lovers, who share their motivation behind creating their own green paradise and impact that it has had on their life.
Rooted in Kolkata
Giving a window into the rich inspiration offered by the incredible city of Kolkata is Textile Designer and Decor Blogger Neha Jhunjhunwala, sharing five brands that have blossomed incredibly from their roots here
THAT SERENE WHITE CALM
Form and function come together in an expressed calm design where the colour white informs and transforms this home into a space that gloriously caters to the needs of its owners.
MINIMALIST & MONOCHROMATIC
With careful consideration of form and colour, interior designer Ali Baldiwala has designed a home in South Mumbai that highlights monochrome as the celebrated palette.
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Arm-wrestling goes from college canteen tables to a league of its own
The sport now has a competitive avatar, drawing both male and female athletes who let their forearms do the talking
Dedicating a Sonnet to Fashion
The Fashion Design Council of India presented its first ‘phygital’ edition of Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021 (LMIFW SS 2021) from October 14 to October 18, 2020, where 43 designers unveiled their collections at 34 shows in a mélange of colour, style, fabrics and well-directed videos. Meher Castelino writes more…
Along For The Ride
Navigating Indian streets as a woman is hard enough. But what is it like while riding a bicycle? Bengaluru-based Shreya Dasgupta, a regular cyclist, speaks to five urban women about the pros and cons of this increasingly popular means of transport.
Retailers see 'Lowest Platinum Rates' as Golden Oppurtunity
Platinum prices tends to be as much as double the gold prices but for some time now the platinum prices have been fallen down. The 23rd edition of Platinum Quarterly report commissioned by World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) published on 18th May 2020 says, “While the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major negative effect on the platinum market including price, demand and supply - the results for Q1 2020 show the net effect is less than feared, and the outlook for 2020 is better than expected.”
Redefining speed in the fastest car made in India
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Glitz and glamour
The sixth edition of Femina Stylista South 2020 celebrated some of the finest in fashion and beauty, reports Madhu Daithota
FLYING IN THE FACE OF AUTHORITY
The most persuasive curators at the annual Experimenter Hub in Kolkata believe in dismantling structures of power and prejudice, finds Chintan Girish Modi.