Meet the DIY baker who demands all your Insta attention right now
It’s difficult not to feel a little envious when you stack the accomplishments of 22-year-old self-taught baker Shivesh Bhatia against your own. But look, not everyone can run a successful Instagram account (with a whopping 118,000 followers) in their early 20s, or bake the most photogenic apple-blueberry pie we’ve ever seen. Capitalising on his new-found stardom as one of India’s foremost millennial bakers, Bhatia is releasing his first bake book, titled Bake with Shivesh, this month.
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SOUNDTRACK TO THE SUMMER
This music collective spills the details on their third album
Female athletes are set ting new benchmarks for sports in the country
LOW POWER MODE
Drained social batteries have led to very little tolerance for social interaction. How can we recuperate?
HERE TO PLAY
The face of gaming is changing, literally
Avid readers, writers, and literary agents weigh in on this year’s edition of the Booker Prize longlist
Get ready to meet your most flattering lipstick shade yet
NEXT IN FASHION
The collision of two cultural identities can often lead to an interesting outcome. While London-based Namita Khade is of Indian origin, she channels her heritage into her work through a nuanced approach to design. The 24-year-old student from Central Saint Martins came into the spotlight for her experimental take on knitwear, diaphanous dresses featuring sensual cut-outs crafted in a gamut of fabrics – mohair, merino yarn, and delicate linens.
All Hail Couture
Dynamic dressing returns to the runway with Fall Couture 2021, a season of pathbreaking debuts and collections that broke convention; a breath of fresh energy into otherwise tired dress codes. Here’s what stood out for us
In today’s world, design ceases to be only about functionality and creativity, it’s now also about creating a new perspective, feels Bloni’s Akshat Bansal
THE PRICE OF LIBERATION
Meet the first trans woman to be longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Simple Craftsman Roots Revived
A “clean but sterile” 1914 kitchen is treated to bungalow-era design.
Changing energy markets and evolving technology make it possible to heat, cool, and ventilate homes of any age with (mostly) clean, all-electric power—and less of it. Heating home water, formerly an energy hog, is turning into an energy sipper, too.
The Rescue of Portland's FIREHOUSE 17
IN WHAT BECAME THE PROJECT OF A LIFETIME, THE REHABILITATION OF A 1912 FIREHOUSE IS ADAPTIVE REUSE WITH HEART AND SOUL. DECOMMISSIONED IN 1968, ALLOWED TO DETERIORATE AND LATER REMODELED, THE OLD FIREHOUSE HAD BEEN BUILT DURING THE DAYS OF HORSE-DRAWN ENGINES. THE PROJECT WAS SPEARHEADED BY RESTORAT ION CONSULTANT KARLA PEARLSTEIN, IN PORTLAND, OREGON. SHE NOW CALLS THE FIREHOUSE HOME.
Caring for Silverplate
Whether the design is Rococo, Aesthetic, or Art Deco, silverplate is collectible—and needs care.
MANTELS in a Holiday Mood
Pretty things from nature are always in style.
An eternal motif for objects around the house.
A Surprisingly Authentic Bath
The replicated, late-Victorian master bathroom is in an 1892 brick manse in St. Louis, Missouri.
A HOME FULL OF CHARACTER
Smaller homes like this 1920s Dutch Colonial so often get overlooked as worthy of restoration. Owners don’t think they’re special . . . or they add on or remodel until the original is unrecognizable. This owner saw the potential.
A Furnished Bath
This elegant bathroom has fixture panels fabricated from parts of a Victorian armoire.
Q&A with Miami Dolphins Legend Richmond Webb
I was lucky enough to interview the legend, Richmond Webb. For those Dolphins fans who live under a rock, Webb is one of the greatest Miami Dolphins players ever and their greatest left tackle of all time.