Architect Shreya rao bags 3rd position in FBB Colors Femina Miss India World 2018

Jun 23, 2018

 While Anukreethy Vas crowned FBB Colors Femina Miss India World 2018, and Meenakshi Chaudhry was declared first runner-up;

The second runner-up spot and the Miss Multimedia title was attained by FBB Colors Femina Miss India Andhra Pradesh 2018, Shreya Rao Kamavarapu. An architect by profession, Shreya is currently working as a Head Strategic Planner in an architecture firm in Hyderabad.

The two runners-up will now represent India at Miss Grand International 2018 and Miss United Continents 2018 respectively.

Shreya also has a sporty side to her. She has played basketball at the state level and is a total fitness freak. Moreover, she is a complete movie enthusiast and loves to paint.

Mark Wallinger and Studio Octopi unveil labyrinth and reflective pool at Runnymede

Jun 23, 2018

A labyrinth and reflective pool, called Writ in Water, has opened on the site near where the Magna Carta was signed, in Runnymede, England.

Set in a meadow near the River Thames, the building has been designed by artist Mark Wallinger and architects Studio Octopi.

Visitors enter through a doorway and can turn either left or right to walk around a labyrinth leading to a central space where a circular pool sits below a skylight.
A reversed and inverted inscription running around the interior of the pool spells out Clause 39 of the Magna Carta in the still reflection of the water.

Menu reissues classic mid-century chair designed for knitting

Jun 19, 2018

Danish brand Menu has reissued a lounge chair designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen in 1951, which has cut-outs for resting the elbows when knitting.

Suitably named the Knitting chair, the design debuted in 1951 at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Furniture Exhibition, where it was shown alongside works by Hans J Wegner, Finn Juhl and Nanna Ditzel.

The sculptural chair has an exposed, triangular construction, a gently curved seat, tilted back and a back rest with distinctive cut-outs for resting the elbows when knitting or reading.

Its enveloping form has a relatively small footprint making it suitable for compact interiors.

Jacob Jensen Design creates minimalist bathroom collection for Cotto

Jun 19, 2018

Danish studio Jacob Jensen Design looked to modern Scandinavian design to create this minimalist bathroom collection for Cotto.

The collection features a washbasin, faucet, toilet and shower panel.

While the toilet has a geometric, minimalist appearance with a white ceramic finish and a black flush, the shower panel is described as an "ultra-modern, streamlined, monolithic piece", it features a matte-black coating and is operated via a touchscreen controller that allows users to choose and save preferred temperatures and water flow.
It has both an overhead shower with multiple nozzles and a head shower that attaches to the main structure using magnets.

Interior Define adds a dining set to collection

Jun 19, 2018

Interior Define just launched a dining collection and it too comes with a helpful degree of personalization.

The dining series is anchored by a streamlined table and an upholstered chair, but you can tweak the options to come up with a specific set that better fits your space. For example, the smallest round or square Hayes table (it also comes in rectangle) seats two to four people and would be suitable for tiny apartments.

The chairs get a little more interesting with three plush styles—the Art Deco-inspired Audrey, clean and simple Dylan, and kite-inspired Kit—each available in dozens of fabrics. Dylan and Kit also come in three leg styles (round dowel, tapered, and antenna) and finishes (matte black, matte brass, and chrome).

Dining tables range from $900 to $1,400 while the chairs range from $350 to $600.
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Forbo launches Flocked Technology Carpet

Jun 19, 2018

The Flotex collection is a flocked technology carpet, which is glued down to a levelled floor using adhesives and comprises of seven design categories, each of which draw reference from different patterns and imagery.

This includes Flotex Vision, which offers over 500 printed designs based on the rich-hued floral and graphic patterns. The company also produces a Flotex Designer collection, which includes paintings by Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh.

Having more than 70 million nylon fibres per square metre – It is achieved through a state-of-the-art digital printing technology that the company has developed in its factories.

Crafted with noise-control and slip resistant qualities, flocked flooring is intended to be used in offices, education, retail, leisure and hospitality spaces.

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Somany Ceramics launches Smart WC – Evita i-Gen Toilet in India

Jun 19, 2018

Somany Ceramics has just introduced their technologically integrated Evita i-Gen toilet. The company claims that with this launch it will offer top-of-the-line smart sanitary ware solution at a reasonable price for the discerning Indian consumers.

With the launch of Evita i-Gen toilet priced at INR 99,999/-, Somany Ceramics aims to reach out to consumers who seek increased functionality with optimally integrated solutions for every corner of their house.

The star of the Somany Signature Collection, Evita the i-Gen toilet is designed to ensure there are minimum pressure points to enhance overall comfort and features - Smart seat rim with temperature control; Warm rear wash; Ezee close mechanism for the automatic opening and closing of the lid; User-defined energy save mode that saves water through efficient flushing and powerful water flow; a fully customised remote control that offers all of the aforementioned features at the touch of a button; Minimises touch points in the bathrooms to avoid spreading of germs as standards for personal cleanliness and hygiene increase.

Evita intelligent WC will be available across India at all Somany franchisee stores and Experience Centers.

Helle Mardahl designs Candy Collection lamps based on childhood memories

Jun 19, 2018

Launched at 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen, the Candy Collection lights are based on Mardahl's memories of the "rich and playful" sweet shops she visited as a child and dreamed of one day owning herself.

The collection features designs in variety of shapes and sizes, based on the different sweets that might be found in a confectioner's glass containers, known as bonbonnières. Mardahl hand blows each one and, rather than creating perfect spheres and ovoids, she allows slight imperfections so that each one is unique.

This results in natural, blob-like forms in vibrant shades of orange, blue, pink and pale yellow, reminiscent of delicate and delicious jelly-beans and bonbons. 

Century-Old Kerala Boathouse Unveiled as India’s First Ever Biodiversity Museum!

Jun 13, 2018

The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSSB) has taken the lead and opened the doors of India’s first ever biodiversity museum at the Vallakadavu Boathouse in Thiruvananthapuram, to the public. The museum was inaugurated by Pinarayi Vijayan, the CM of Kerala.

The museum is spread across the 5,000 sq. ft. boathouse building which was built in the early 19th century. It has features ranging from a 50-seater 3D theatre, scale models, interactive kiosks and LCDs to galleries showcasing biodiversity-related themes and informative panels explaining Kerala’s traditional rice varieties, marine diversity, and marine life.

However, its star attraction will be the Science on a Sphere (SOS) system.

The unique technology is claimed to be third of its kind in the country. Incorporating multimedia projections to stimulate animated images of earth on a sphere akin to a giant globe, it provides real-time data directly accessed from NASA on weather and biodiversity conditions across the world.


Energy Sistem Launches New Range of Bluetooth Speakers in India

Jun 13, 2018

After launching in India in Mar’18, the company has now expanded its product portfolio in the country with its Music Box Bluetooth speakers and Tower System speakers.

The range consists of 6 models - the Energy Tower 8g2, Energy Tower 5, Energy Tower 3g2, Energy Tower 1, Music Box BZ6 and the Music Box BZ3. The products have been brought to India by Alchemie Commerce Private Limited and are priced between Rs. 4,999 and Rs. 18,999.

The Tower 8g2 delivers 120 W of power and supports a multitude of connectivity options including Optical, RCA, and Bluetooth. It has been priced at Rs. 18,999 and is available in two colour options, namely Black and Wood.

The Tower 5 delivers 60W of power and comes with FM radio support, a USB port, and an SD/ SDHC card reader. It is priced at Rs. 13,999 and is available in Black and White. The Tower 3g2 can play back mp3 files from USB sticks as well as microSD cards and also supports Bluetooth. It has been priced at Rs 10,999 and is being offered in Black and White.

The Energy Tower 1 rounds off the Tower Speaker range and delivers 30W of power. It supports Bluetooth 4.1 and is priced at Rs. 7,999. The Music Box range starts off with the Music Box BZ3, which is a 6W Bluetooth speaker priced at Rs. 4,999. It features FM radio support and can play back songs from a USB drive as well an SD card.

The Music Box BZ6 is rated at 12W and is priced at Rs 7,999. It has a subwoofer built-in and supports playback via SD cards and USB drives. Energy Sistem claims the speaker can last 24 hours on a single charge.