Dallas’ Design District Embraces The Largest Branch Of The ‘celebrity Café & Bakery’!

Jan 31, 2017

The world is about to get another branch of Celebrity Cafe & Bakery, and by the world, we mean Dallas' Design District. The restaurant will open at the International at 150 Turtle Creek Blvd. in March.

The International in Dallas’ Design District marks the sixth location, joining five other locations in Highland Park, North Dallas, Frisco, Plano, and Colleyville. At 3300 square feet, the Design District branch will be the largest to date. 

"We think the International on Turtle Creek is a premier location for us to put our brand on display and look forward to becoming an integral part of the neighborhood," says Owner Brian Livingston.

Maddhome Now Enters The Home Furniture Category!

Jan 31, 2017

Maddhome, a well-established name in the home decor space, forays into new category of “home furniture”. These timeless pieces of furniture will add a touch of luxury and sophistication to your home. Maddhome’s new range includes sophisticated upholstered chairs, ottoman, cotton rug iron and wooden stools, cotton rug pouf, cotton rug benches, accent stools etc. in different designs, shapes, patterns and varied colours and material of wooden furniture that upgrade the look of the interiors.

You can also find the classic and modern designs of recycled natural wooden stools with iron and steel base. Each piece of furniture is easy to move although constructed in durable material with natural shades. Each design is hard to find, hard to classify and hard to miss. Maddhome tables are made from mango wood top that can double up as coffee tables, kitchen tables or simply decorative side tables!

You Cannot Miss The ‘mapping Culture’ Art Exhibition Taking Place In New Delhi!

Jan 30, 2017

Artist Madan Meena is organizing an exhibition titled “Mapping Cultures” from 27th Jan to 5th Feb 2017 at Triveni Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi. The artist will exhibit sets of paintings and silk-screen prints that focus on the lost cultures of Rajasthan.

According to Madan Meena, Visual Artist and Researcher - Mapping Culture Exhibition is about artist quest to identify the lost of cultures of Rajasthan. Once known for traditional art and crafts Rajasthan is on the threshold of losing their prized entities and this is what I tried to show the through the set of paintings. The set of paintings are quite fascinating and interesting as it is exhibited with full of exploration and documentation through colours.

The work on the paintings is symbolic and represents 'change'. Raja Jai Singh II, Ruler of modern Jaipur, who also happened to keep keen interest in architecture, had allotted places to his craftsmen to stay and work. The eponymous paintings Amber, Ranthambore Dreams, Jalmahal, Rajasthan, Moonless Night and many more, focus on the actual value of the monumental places.

Franke Launches Elegant & Antibacterial ‘mythos Fusion’ Sinks

Jan 30, 2017

Franke, one of the oldest and most renowned brands in the manufacturing of sinks and other kitchen appliances, launches Mythos Fusion Sinks, which is an exclusive combination of steel and Fragranite. Three elegant steel details fuse perfectly with Fragranite, making the dream of combining different materials and colours a reality.   

The revolutionary new Fragranite+ technology takes care of the cleaning issue related with composite sinks, and is now available on all Franke  Fragranite and Silk Sheen Fragranite sinks, which now enjoy ultra-smooth surfaces.

Kitchens can be a critical location for spreading bacteria (multiply every 20 mins) and demand special attention to hygiene, in this case taken care of by the integrated ‘Sanitized’ hygiene function in a Fragranite sink. Tests have proven that Fragranite treated with Sanitized reduces bacteria and microbe growth by 99%.

Harvard University Now Offers Free Online Architecture Course

Jan 30, 2017

Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design will soon offer a free online architecture course titled ‘The Architectural Imagination’.

The course is a 10-week program designed to give students an introductory level of understanding about architecture, including how to read and analyze architecture and learn drawing and modelling techniques.

The course will be divided into three parts and will be taught by K. Michael Hays and Erika Naginski (Professors of Architectural History), and Antoine Picon (Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology).

The course, in all, will introduce students to perspective drawing and architectural typologies through video presentations and hands-on exercises, and challenges involved in writing architectural history. It will also address technology and materials of construction, and explore architecture’s relationship to social and historical contexts.

The course will be offered on the EdX platform, a massive open online course (MOOCs) provider founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 

According to the latest report from MOOCs aggregator Class Central, an estimated 58 million students world-wide are enrolled in 6850 courses offered by more than 700 universities.

Graff Introduces Topaz Collection As The Crown Jewel Of The Bathroom!

Jan 25, 2017

Graff, the worldwide manufacturer of innovative faucets, introduces the newest gem collection for the bathroom. The complete collection includes a lavatory widespread, wall-mounted faucets, deck-mounted roman tub sets and thermostatic shower systems. The lavatory and roman tub spouts feature a smooth curve that ends with a hexagonal base framed by the two handles carved like jewels. The levers of the handles are slightly waved with shaped like a leaf in art-deco style. The showerhead presents a hexagonal shape echoing the line of the collection spout and handles. The series is available in olive bronze, antique copper, polished nickel and Steelnox finishes. 

The Topaz collection is part of the ‘Timeless’ selection, which includes all Graff collections with an everlasting appeal. The magnificence of this collection is making people worldwide fall in love with its combination of traditional American technology and European design. Topaz is able to satisfy the need for a bathroom with classic style and a touch of modernity in it. This collection is perfect to furnish modern and timeless bathrooms, which will never be out of fashion.

Marshalls Launches New Collection Designed By Krsna Mehta!

Jan 24, 2017

Marshalls, India’s No.1 wall coverings, has launched its new collection of ‘Indian Fusion 2’ in collaboration with renowned interior designer, Krsna Mehta. Owing to modern Indian sensibilities, this collection was made to reflect the fusion of traditional with contemporary art. The assortment is designed keeping in mind the Indian culture, tradition and sensibilities. This collection is the second in the Signature wall couture by Marshalls. 

This magnificent series consists of Elegant Elephants Designs, Kerela Theme, Lotus Artwork, Buddha Artwork, Miniature Raas Leela Art, Street View and Pinjara that makes one immerse into a beautiful dense forest setting. Inspired from Kerala, one of the most artistic places in India, these designs create a sense of absolute calm, tranquility and serenity of nature around you.

Have You Seen George & Amal Clooney’s Glamorous, New Apartment?

Jan 24, 2017

Did you know George and Amal Clooney, one of the hottest and most happening couples of Hollywood, just bought a glamorous apartment right in the heart of the Big Apple? The apartment is in One Hundred East Fifty Third Street, in a gorgeous residential glass tower that is scheduled to complete in December 2017!

This Norman Foster-designed Midtown skyscraper appealed to the couple for several reasons, such as the design and amenities offered, and also its close proximity to the United Nations – winner with the stunning human rights lawyer, Amal Clooney! 

According to design plans and estimates, the glass tower’s high-end amenities will include a wonderful in-house restaurant, to be led by the skillful chef Joël Robuchon; a 60-feet swimming pool; a library; a full-service fitness facility; and special concierge services.

Since the above luxury services weren’t enough, the building’s lobby is valuated to be a real treasure in itself, featuring a bronze fireplace, fluted Calacatta marble, and a Rachel Feinstein art!

With the facilities this building has to offer, the residential rates start at $2.6 million!

Grohe Wins Four Iconic Awards: Interior Innovation At Imm Cologne 2017!

Jan 23, 2017

Grohe, one of the leading providers of luxury bathroom faucets, showers and kitchen accessories, has received the Best of the Best Iconic Award: Interior Innovation for GROHE Blue Home. This is only one of totally four awards by the German Design Council, which have been accepted by Grohe’s Chief Designer, Michael Seum, ahead of the opening of the imm Cologne. Beside Blue also Sensia Arena, AquaSymphony and SmartControl have been awarded by the Iconic Awards. Given the stiff competition, this is in particular a fantastic achievement. 

The awards show is tightly linked to the imm Cologne, the most important interiors trade fair in the world.

Leading in kitchen appliances, Grohe will showcase their ‘smart’ solutions for the modern kitchen at their exclusive booth at the Living Kitchen 2017 trade show! 

Evidence Of Tengalana’s Kakatiya Dynasty’s Architectural Excellence Uncovered!

Jan 19, 2017

Warangal and Hanamkonda in Telangana had a circular city plan, with a Shiva temple in the center, making them crucial archaeological evidences of the architectural expertise of the Kakatiya kings, reported Dr. George Michell, founder member of the Deccan Heritage Foundation, on Monday.

Michell being an expert in South Asian architecture, pointed out how the Kakatiyas had made their military plan as a symbolic base with swastika, used the city as a cosmogram (a flat geometric figure depicting cosmology, which is the science of the origin and development of the universe) and also uniquely constructed the city in three concentric circles.

He called for more research in the area and the need for aerial mapping and architectural documentation of the historic sites in Telangana.