Sussanne Khan designs the new show residence at Rustomjee Elements

Oct 18, 2017

It was a glitzy affair as the who’s who from Mumbai’s elite visited the luxury gated community, Rustomjee Elements, to view the signature show residence designed by Sussanne Khan. She is the owner of The Charcoal Project and has brought her own unique sense of style and flair to the design of the spacious home at Rustomjee Elements, Off Juhu Circle. The project that is spread over 3 acres is a bespoke development planned especially for those who appreciate the finer things in life and are looking for a home that not only matches their exalted status but also provides for an elevated, exclusive lifestyle. Rustomjee Elements comprises of apartments that are available in 3, 4, and 5-bed variants. Its impeccable luxurious amenities include a landscaped podium garden, sky lounge, business centre, infinity pool, preview theatre, spa, concierge, fully equipped gymnasium, multi-purpose court and a library. The homes have also been designed to provide the residents with something quite priceless, ‘My Space’, an opportunity and the space to explore their talents and pursue the hobbies and interests that had been waylaid on the path to success. About Rustomjee: Rustomjee has carved a niche for itself in the ever-growing real estate sector, with a portfolio that includes 14.32 million square feet of completed projects; 12 million square feet of ongoing development and another 28 million square feet of planned development in the pipeline, spanning across the best locations of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). Their portfolio currently includes two very large townships, residential spaces, office complexes, retail developments, spaces for healthcare and education spread across BKC Annex, Khar, Off Juhu Circle, Kandivali, Borivali, Virar and Thane. 


Jaipur Rugs strikes a chord with buyers at the Indian Carpet Expo

Oct 18, 2017

Jaipur Rugs, India’s leading manufacturer of hand knotted carpets, showcased a plethora of hand-woven rugs along with some of their award-winning designs at the India Carpet Expo (ICE), 2017. Asia’s largest carpet expo, ICE was held in Varanasi and saw some of the most premium rug manufacturers exhibit their collections at the 3-day event. ICE provides a platform for buyers to procure the most beautiful handmade carpets, rugs and other floor covers from across India. This biannual fair, which is also hosted in Delhi, has become a global event. Installed in Jaipur Rugs’ business model, is the endeavour to build a connection between their customers and the weavers. In furtherance of that objective, the Jaipur Rugs installation at the ICE featured award-winning rugs that convey the story of this connection and attracted the gaze of many visitors. Integrating current designs with the sustenance of the communities, Jaipur Rugs offers a curated line-up of contemporary to transitional and eclectic carpets handmade in rural India. Jaipur Rugs works with close to 40,000 artisans in 600 villages in India, providing families with sustainable livelihood at their doorsteps. Each of their rugs passes through 180 hands, that have perfected the art of hand-knotted rugs. Organized by CPEC, ICE, Varanasi is one of the largest events in the industry and sees a massive footfall every year. Over the past few years, the Indian Carpet Expo has established itself as one of the major sourcing platforms for buyers from around the globe. It invites visitors from countries like USA, Germany, Russia, Turkey and Australia amongst others.

Earthly Creations launches their Green Head Designer Pots

Oct 18, 2017

Diwali leaves the city with a lot of pollution. Take Post Diwali action against pollution with the newly launched Green Head Designer Pots by Earthly Creations. Fighting against pollution you can also make your home more stylish and more attractive. The pots are available in many different designs and styles which will enhance your home's look so change your old pots with the new designer pots launched by Earthly creations.

’16’, a solo show by contemporary artist Sunaina Bhalla

Oct 17, 2017

Using the background narrative of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, Sunaina has deconstructed the characters of key women in these epics. These 16 women are examined through paintings, sculpture and installations, with the focus being on the relative balance between the three colours of black, white and red. it represents the three different emotions that are experienced – with the balance of the palette denoting degrees of the dominant emotion. About the artist: Sunaina is a contemporary artist of Indian origin, who lives and works in Singapore. Educated in India, she moved to Tokyo in the late 90’s and has spent the last two decades in various parts of north and south Asia. Having completed her formal education as a textile designer specializing in print, she chose to pursue an immersive education in the traditional art form of Nihonga in Japan, where she spent 5 years studying under Ohta-sensei of the Kyoshin-do school. Her work currently, revolves around the repetitive and ritualistic nature of gestures and their traces. She explores the transformative effects of the deliberate infliction of pain on the human body during the curative process of alleviating disease and decay. By using industrial materials analogous to the fragile nature of the body, she examines the passage of time and the mark making that documents this process. Using colour as a basis for exploration, she contemplates the various connotations of colour and its effect on the human psyche. Sunaina has exhibited in Japan, India, Singapore, Europe and the Middle East. Her works are in the permanent collections of the ESSL Museum, Vienna and Mumbai Airports Authority, India and in various private collections globally.Date of the exhibition: 16th November to 25th November 2017. Time: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Venue: "Art Konsult” a/22, Hauz Khas village, deer park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi -110016


Residency Overseas - Sole representative of Aristo Developers in India, For Indians wanting to invest in Cyprus

Oct 17, 2017

Residency Overseas, one of the country's leading Property Consultancy and Estate Agents, has been appointed as the Sole representative of Aristo Developers with offices at NCR, Chandigarh and Mumbai etc.  The Company is expanding its business operations in all major cities throughout India thereby providing support to Indians interested to invest in Cyprus – a European member state with excellent incentives that derive from the acquisition of the Cypriot Citizenship by Exception through property investment programme. As the safest country in the European Union, and the fifth safest country in the world, Cyprus is an attractive place to do business and a unique place to reside.  Individuals looking to invest through real estate, take advantage of the island’s unique strategic location, enviable Mediterranean lifestyle, warm climate, excellent infrastructure and first-rate tourism.  Cyprus also offers the most favourable incentives in the area of taxation. As a thriving European destination, the island of Cyprus presents many business opportunities. Once a person has Cyprus EU Citizenship, they are eligible for all benefits offered by the European Union (EU), available to all EU residents, including higher education at reduced fees in any European country.  Cyprus has already seen a surge of international investors settling on the island, predominantly from China, Russia and the United Kingdom. It is one of the largest ship management centres in the world, and its strategic location – at the crossroads of three continents, offers connectivity to all corners of the globe. Its location is also ideal for one wishing to establish trading facilities in the country.

Lladro launches its new collection

Oct 17, 2017

The Hitoiki collection (Hitoiki means “moment of relaxation” in Japanese) continues to grow with new pieces which are perfect both for the Japanese and the Western markets. They make ideal complimentary gifts for Japanese weddings or corporate events. The element they share in common is the ornamentation in the form of circles and diamonds, inspired by the traditional Japanese patterns known as “asanoha”. Both pieces have a flat unornamented bottom which can be customized with a decal, an exclusive service Lladro provides to its customers. These can be placed differently to the usual manner, to have the dedication always on view.

Peninsula Land announces the launch of the last phase of Peninsula Heights

Oct 16, 2017

Real estate developer Peninsula Land Limited, part of the Ashok Piramal Group, has announced the launch of the last phase –Ascent Tower for Peninsula Heights, its flagship project in Bengaluru. Peninsula Heights consists of two Towers namely Crown & Ascent and the project aims at providing buyers with the body of an apartment, but the soul of a villa located in the heart of the city – J.P. Nagar. The project offers sophisticated architectural detailing and interiors and will have only one apartment per wing and a private elevator to each apartment to ensure maximum privacy to its residents. Apart from these, Ascent Tower will also provide provisions for home automation and efficient power back-up, within the apartments. It also enjoys close proximity to several lifestyle amenities including Bengaluru Central Mall, Ragigudda Temple, Manipal Hospital, St. Paul’s English School and Apollo Hospital, all of which are within a 1km radius from Peninsula Heights. The reputed IIM Bangalore is also a short less than 4 km drive away. Further, these uber-plush vaastu complaint homes overlooking a serene garden are provided with amenities like a separate facility for domestic help, a breakfast bar, family lounge room and a puja space, which are generally needed in contemporary homes. And within the complex are additional facilities like a gym, multipurpose hall, spa, club house and a mini theatre. Theses ‘villas in the sky’ have been designed with utmost thoughtfulness and attention to detail keeping in mind cross-ventilation, splendid views and natural lighting, by award-winning architects – HB Design Studio (Singapore/HK). 

Plüsch launches +STAGE by Poggenpohl in India

Oct 16, 2017

Plusch brings Poggenpohl’s +STAGE design to the Indian market. The German kitchen-design house’s new range is replete with multi-functional models that stand apart through their focus on innovation and quality. +STAGE is a unique work of design innovation and notable for being light, flexible, yet strong. The highly functional theme units are equipped with slide-in hinged doors, designated as ‘pocket doors’. +STAGE can be easily integrated into a tall unit line and thus blend harmoniously into both kitchen and living areas, it may also be visually accentuated as a stand-alone unit. The functions of +STAGE can be individually defined and grouped together by means of specially developed equipment features. The +STAGE unit by Poggenpohl is exclusively available at all Plüsch showrooms in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. In developing +STAGE, Poggenpohl deliberately focuses on contemporary living, concentrating on all that is essential and valuable within home life. Activities formerly carried out in different areas are grouped together within a compact space of 120 cm wide, creating an elegant setting. +STAGE lets you give your unit an individual theme. The unit also blends perfectly into existing architecture through a standard depth, four possible heights and a choice of all available fronts. With +STAGE, the emphasis is on complete design freedom, allowing creation of a highly functional piece of furniture with unique theme worlds. For a distinctive, unmistakable ambience focused entirely on individual requirements. When the slide-in doors (pocket doors) disappear into the side walls, an interior arrangement unsurpassed in its uniqueness comes into view. Specially developed equipment elements can be stylishly and functionally combined, resulting in themes defined by personal choice of the elements. Poggenpohl offers the complete theme packages of bar, office, breakfast, wardrobe, kitchen and tea as a design basis.

Duravit celebrates 200 years

Oct 16, 2017

Duravit AG is a leading international manufacturer of designer bathrooms. Duravit has carefully managed its brand, which is synonymous with holistically designed bathrooms. As is well-known, it all began in the Black Forest. Initially, the Steingut-Fabrik Hornberg, founded by Georg Friedrich Horn, produced tableware. 25 years later, in 1842, the company’s production was broadened to include the first sanitaryware products that have been sold under the Duravit brand name since 1960. During one and a half centuries, as part of the industrial revolution, the technical possibilities, basic scientific principles and the commercial environment changed so much that an evolution of the bathroom and its products finally became possible in the second half of the 20th century. In this way, the company meets the present and future requirements of its clients in all areas. Frank Richter emphasises: “The brand triad of quality, design and technology is what distinguishes Duravit”. Today there are 5 product areas: Ceramics, furniture, wellness technologies (including shower-toilets, whirlpools, saunas), tap fittings and accessories. The company produces at eleven locations around the world. Duravit has some 6000 employees around the world, and in 2016 the turnover was 450 million Euros.

U-Like Fabrics launches its Tuscan Collection

Oct 13, 2017

Centering on the theme of ‘everything natural’, the Tuscan collection is perfect to add a grand decorative feel to the homes. Using abstract design, stripes and style direction that draw from rich cultural heritage, it smartly celebrates the earthy tone. The Tuscan collection is made using premium quality, high-end materials. Its variations of colours exude a neutral feel, which ensures it gets along perfectly with practically every kind of furniture. Vouching for a dash of calm and relaxing feel, it further ensures to enhance the living space with contrasting light and dark details. Plenty of custom choices available assure one mix-match and experiments luxuriously to suit distinct needs adequately. About the Company: U-Like Fabrics comes into the picture in the year 1980 under the esteem guidance of Parmod Goyal, with the vision of universally accepted belief in a change in the furnishing industry. We conduct every process to give the international standard quality to our fabrics. Many of the renowned designers brushed shoulders with the U-Like Fabrics. We retained services of experienced and competent consultants from various fields like Interiors, Architect, and Acoustics.