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Home Design India: Landmark KAF

| 28 November 2014 | 0 Comments

This contemporary apartment designed by Kembhavi architects is a showflat for the Landmark group in Chennai. So, here we have two variants of apartments with different layouts and interior design. The flooring and ceiling are the same in both the apartments. Home Design India One of the interesting aspects that immediately catches your attention is […]

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Bangalore apartment design: Shantinagar by COS architects

| 27 November 2014 | 0 Comments

A sleek, contemporary style apartment designed by COS Architects in Bangalore, this home is clutter-free andmodern, with splashes of colour keeping it from being entirely minimalist. The emphasis of design in on functionality and sharp contrasts using the juxtaposition of materials and colour. Bangalore apartment design The open plan kitchen and living dining space, trick […]

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Luxury Resort Vietnam–Vinpearl in Nha Trang

| 25 November 2014 | 0 Comments

Vinpearl Luxury Resort in Nha Trang, Vietnam, is truly a tropical paradise far superior to many of its contemporaries in the region. Let’s find out what this “pearl of the ocean” has in store for its guests. From the moment you land at the Cam Ranh International Airport, you’re made to feel like a VIP, […]

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Eco-lodge in Honduras: Pico Bonito

| 23 November 2014 | 0 Comments

Are you bored of the usual holiday destinations? Can’t seem to figure where to travel to next? Looking for a vacation that’s different yet adventurous? Don’t I know just the place; pack your bags, carry your camera and brush up on your Spanish because we’re going to Honduras! Pico Bonito is a  luxurious eco-lodge at […]

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Turkish architecture: Efendi Hotel in Acre

| 19 November 2014 | 0 Comments

The Efendi Hotel and its base—Acre, both have rather fascinating stories behind them.  Acre or ‘Akko’ situated in Israel and just 12 miles short of the Lebanese border, is a place that has a history spaning almost four thousand years. Many civilisations, starting from the Bronze Ages, have left their mark on this intriguing city. […]

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Cane and Bamboo Furniture India

| 18 November 2014 | 0 Comments

Gone are the days of getting top quality timber for furniture. With years and years of forest cover depletion, it comes as no surprise that there’s a general lack of timber resulting in very high rates for what is available. Although responsible steps are being taken to curb deforestation, our environment is still in danger […]

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Luxury boutique hotel: Dar Said

| 17 November 2014 | 0 Comments

Tunisia is a nation where a new and positive approach to tourism has helped it blossom into a place worth visiting as it is steeped in history, culture and arts — who hasn’t heard of Carthage?! Sidi Bou Said, a town situated a few miles up from the coast of Carthage is an enchanting little […]

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Wildlife Sanctuaries India: A new kind of tourism

| 16 November 2014 | 0 Comments

Remember ‘The Jungle Book’ by Rudyard Kipling?? How can one forget the legendary characters like Sher Khan, Bagheera, Baloo, Hathi, Bandar-log and Ka; they’ll forever remain etched in our minds! Only the forests of India could have inspired such a classic! In fact the term ‘jungle’ is a Hindi word for wilderness which soon got […]

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Wedding Photography India: Rohan Mishra

| 15 November 2014 | 0 Comments

  Wedding Photography India Rohan Mishra comes from the new brand of wedding photographers who like to incorporate a little bit of the old with new photography concepts into their work in order to make wedding memories for their clients all the more special. This mechanical/ software engineer started photography as a hobby and before […]

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Online Shopping Sites India

| 15 November 2014 | 0 Comments

 Win this gorgeous terracotta tea-light holder Leave a comment with one of the following: Tell us about your experience shopping online for your home. Tell us about a home decor product you found online. Tell us about an online shopping site related to home living. One winner every week. We will choose our favourite comment every week. […]

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Traditional Kerala Architecture: Veena Beach Villa

| 14 November 2014 | 0 Comments

Hotels India: Amritara Resorts The Veena Beach Villa on Marari Beach in Kerala is part of the Anantara Hotels and Resorts Group which is one of the leading boutique hotels development ventures in India. This company was established in 2005 with a motive to inspire vacations in private-hideaways in breathtaking locales such as India, Sri-Lanka, […]

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Spanish Villa: Winding Way residence: Jeffrey Tohl

| 31 October 2014 | 0 Comments

Spanish Villa — California Mediterranean style Situated on a picturesque 6-acre knoll, the Winding Way residence is a 9800 square feet house which has breathtaking views of the coastline and offered Jeffrey Tohl tremendous potential for architectural expression primarily because of the topography and scope of the project. The original home had several aspects that […]

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Designer Flooring India: Firdaus Variava

| 30 October 2014 | 0 Comments

Firdaus Variava admits that the most challenging aspect of the business is to ensure that market standards are maintained while increasing the range of designs available but the even bigger challenge is to encourage customers cast apprehensions aside and experiment with designer flooring options. He talks to us about the flooring industry in India and […]

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Mumbai interior design: Kulkarni residence

| 29 October 2014 | 0 Comments

The Kulkarni residence in Thana is another one of Kaamya Design  Studio’s projects. You are greeted by a Lord Ganesha image at the entrance, etched onto a gold-finish metal sheet and fitted on the main door. Once you’re inside you’ll see a ‘baithak’ or a traditional Indian seating with turquoise blue upholstery and a texture […]

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Modern beach house: Malibu Colony: Jeffrey Tohl

| 28 October 2014 | 1 Comment

This house was originally built in the 1930s, located on the beach in Malibu Colony in California. The plot is narrow and Jeffrey Tohl was initially commissioned to carry out a partial renovation restricted to the kitchen and master bath. This soon became a complete renovation project, the aim being to convert the structure into […]

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Mumbai home design: Kaamya Studio: Sarabhai

| 25 October 2014 | 0 Comments

The Sarabhai residence in Goregaon East is another one of Gauri’s favourites. The client seemed quite open to new ideas and experimentation, starting with the entrance door, which has an old fort kind of look with corner brackets and a laser cut golden metal ‘jaali’.  The living room showcases  the clients precious collections from various […]

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Traditional Diwali Food Recipes

| 25 October 2014 | 0 Comments

  A wrapped pastry filled with coconut Karanji (also popularly known as Gujiya) is a traditional Diwali sweet prepared in Maharashtra.   Shakar Para is a square of rectangular or diamond shaped pastry coated in sugar syrup. It is a popular Diwali recipe.   A popular Maharastrian recipe served on many festive occasions, Til ka […]

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Diwali Recipes: Bengali Cuisine specialities

| 23 October 2014 | 0 Comments

Bengali traditional cuisine during Diwali 14 SAAGS EATEN DURING DIWALI Mulo shaak (radish greens) Lau shaak (gourd greens) Kumro shaak (pumpkin greens) Pui shaak Rai (Lai) shaak (Mustard greens) Laal shak (red greens…how funny that sounds!) Dhayki shaak (looks like curled tips of ferns) Kolmi shaak Notay shaak Helencha shaak Kulaykhara shaak (it has a […]

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Mandore Rajasthan: Shalini Digvijay

| 23 October 2014 | 0 Comments

Mandore — 8 kms from Jodhpur. It was from this place that Rao Jodha contemplated shifting his fort and headquarters to Mehrangarh, the fort of the sun.There are many folklore and legends. Each person we encountered added his own two bits . The result was an amazing tale. We were greeted with a typical small  […]

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Diwali Sweets and Savouries

| 22 October 2014 | 0 Comments

Diwali is widely celebrated in India as well as some other countries; many Indians living all over the globe celebrate this festival as well. Celebrated in autumn, the date being decided by the Hindu Lunisolar calendar, Diwali is a celebration of light, knowledge, goodness and hope. The festival of Diwali falls eighteen days after Dussehra […]

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