Aerin Lauder of Estée Lauder Companies starts an interior designing collaboration

Jun 30, 2017

Aerin Lauder, the granddaughter of the owner of Estée Lauder Companies enters the interior design segment. After two decades of a cosmetic company, Aerin explores new frontiers for the company which stems from her own hobbies. In her new collaboration with Willams-Sonoma inspired by the effortless, beachside aesthetic of Lauder’s Palm Beach pad, the collection features a variety of fresh prints and patterns to beautify spaces. The tabletop items clad in breezy blues and white designs to florals on linens, lighting, and china, each piece delivers a sophisticated feel reflective of the beach house. 

Bradley Corp wins 5 awards for new washing solution

Jun 30, 2017

Bradley Corp developed an all in one washing system that offers a touchless solution. The products have been introduced to the commercial washroom industry. The product called Verge has a wash bar with intuitive handwashing space. The products have so far won the platinumAward for Design Excellence ), a gold award for Best of NeoCon, a Gold Excellence in Design award, a silver Product Innovation Award, and a finalist Product Award/Bath Category. The rinse, clean and dry technology provides an innovatively luxurious experience. The WashBar also features a one-gallon soap container that requires fewer refills. When the low level LED indicator illuminates, the soap container is replaced with a new full container. The dryer is engineered to balance airflow and noise and works in tandem with the bowl to minimise water splashes on the user and floor, maximising user safety.

Livspace opens four offline centres

Jun 30, 2017

Livspace, a home interior design and execution platform has opened four flagship Design Centres. By integrating thousands of online Livspace looks, visualisation through virtual reality and an offline, tactile experience, the company expects the Design Centers to solidify its leadership position in the home design space in India. A sum of Rupees 25 crore has been set aside for this expansion through 2018 which will expand the brand's reach to around 25 centres in the next 18 months. These flagships serve as an addition to the existing network of a total of 11 Design Center and Experience Apartments, spread across Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru, and Mumbai. 

Bluetooth enabled light sensor unveiled by Eaton

Jun 30, 2017

Eaton has unveiled the All-Pro MS180BT sensor, a Bluetooth-enabled motion sensor for controlling outdoor security lighting from an iOS or Android smart device mobile app. The Bluetooth-enabled sensor allows users to conveniently adjust motion and photocell sensitivity; duration settings; and to control a fixture wirelessly, including bypassing the motion function to temporarily put the fixture in flood mode, without touching the light fixture or a switch. The sensor offers an 180-degree detection area and is compatible with most Eaton outdoor LED security lights, as well as other compatible security floodlight fixtures. The product comes in white or bronze.

Indiabulls acquires entire minority stake in Indiabulls Infraestate

Jun 30, 2017

Indiabulls Real Estate on Tuesday declared that it has obtained the whole minority stake of 10.08% in Indiabulls Infraestate Ltd. (IIL), a majority share possessed auxiliary of the organisation. The organisation has procured IIL from IL&FS Fund substances specifically IIRF India Realty XXI Limited, Little Fairy Limited and Vistra ITCL (India) Limited, its minority investors. The total money paid for the procurement was Rs 358.44 crore, which incorporated interests of Rs 94.85 crore as against their total aggregate venture of Rs 250 crore. 

Knock On Wood wins the best stall at Heimtextil 2017

Jun 28, 2017

Knock on Wood won the prestigious Best Stall Design Award for RR Decor, one of India's leading textile designers and exporters at the renowned Heimtextil 2017. The expo was held in Delhi from June 20-22, 2017 at Pragati Maidan. The Expo saw over 180 companies participate from all around the world. The stall presented an industrial look with a nine-feet-long shuttle at the entrance. The steel along with raw burnt wood was a perfect foil against the velvets used in the stall. The raw look was accompanied with a tall ceiling and dim lighting. 

IT hubs to see a decline in housing rentals

Jun 28, 2017

India's software and services hubs are expected to witness a 10-20 percent reduction in housing rents over the next three-quarters beginning July, as the IT sector experiences a slump. Tenants are seeking better options and no hike in the monthly outgo, quoting the adverse industry state. With better options, the market is tilting in favour of the tenants, especially those paying rent above Rs 50,000 per month. Going forward, the rentals may ease at least by 10-15 percent in Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad, while the decline may be steeper, up to 20 per cent in Pune, in the next three-quarters. 

The Y Combinator, furniture rental store opens in New York

Jun 28, 2017


Rent Feather, a New-York based rental furniture platform started a new rental company for millennials called the Y Combinator. The store will put together modern and mid-century furniture pieces to rent out.The sleek and modern furniture options are suitable for those looking for a short term solution. Feather’s shortest lease period is three months, and there is a $99 delivery fee, a minimum picks up fee of $99, and a required $99 refundable deposit. So, for a nominal cost, Feather can give you a temporary CB2-like home paradise, provided you live in one of its two operational cities: New York and San Francisco.

Tallest tower in Los Angeles officially opened

Jun 28, 2017

America's tallest building west of the Mississippi River officially opened in Los Angeles. The Wilshire Grand Center is by AC Martin has a spire that takes its height to 1,099 feet (335 metres), overtaking the US Bank Tower by more than 80 feet (24 metres). The 73 storeys include retail and office spaces, and an Intercontinental hotel. It is situated at 00 Wilshire Boulevard. The US Bank Tower, which held the title since completed in 1989, recently opened a viewing deck and was fitted with an external glass slide 1,000 feet up.

Zaha Hadid designed China airport to become the largest aviation hub in the world

Jun 27, 2017


The ‘world’s largest airport passenger terminal’ designed by Zaha Hadid will complete the airport complex of Beijing. The new passenger terminal will serve China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines respectively and exclusively. This will double the flight capacity of the regular airport carriers capturing largely on the Europe and US slots for flights. The airport terminal is to face stiff competition in and out of the Chinese capital, which is set to open in 2019.