Rr Décor Launches Its New Collection - Bukhara

Dec 29, 2017

RR Decor the brand which has given a new dimension in luxury home fashion textile, has unveiled its latest furnishing fabrics collection called “Bukhara”.Their collections are exclusively developed by their design department, with passion and innovation, inspired by art, and always in tune with fashion and design trends.

A modern interpretation of Golden Age artistry is inherent in this evocative collection. Vivid and masterful florals, decorative jacquards with rich, brooding textured effects on grounds are visible in this stunning collection. Modern yet sophisticated, this collection offers geometrics to floral patterns, heavy embroideries, digitally printed fabrics in rich, vibrant colors combined with the latest innovations. Suitable for all applications from upholstery to luxurious curtains and cushions, the collection makes a contemporary statement for high end interiors.

Havwoods Pureplank Collection Brings Classic Charm To Modern Spaces

Dec 29, 2017

When it comes to dressing up spaces, there’s nothing quite like wood. Its versatility, both in application and looks, is incomparable. Havwoods International, the UK-based wooden flooring giant, has been offering its patrons the best choices one could ever need. It recently announced the launch of its bespoke PurePlank collection that is perfect for premium homes and workspaces alike.

The PurePlank collection comprises FSC-certified 14mm engineered planks that are made from two layers of softwood and topped with a solid oak surface. The triple-layered engineered construction makes PurePlank extremely durable. The collection is available in 130mm, 180mm and 207mm planks as well as a number of 3-strips. You can choose from matt lacquered, oiled and UV-oiled finishes to match the theme of your special space. The planks have beveled and square edges with a 5G click-lock mounting clip that makes installation a breeze.  The PurePlank collection fits as easily into compact urban homes as it does in sprawling bungalows, lobbies and offices. Amongst all its signature collections, Havwoods offers the most number of color options in the PurePlank range, with 50 different shades of grading. For all its beauty and versatility, the collection offers great value for money. As with all other Havwoods lines, once you have these in your home and office, you don’t have to worry about flooring for years to come.

Sunaparanta, Goa Centre For The Arts, Presents Sensorium

Dec 29, 2017

Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts, is proud to present Sensorium, its annual festival of art, literature, music and cinema. Sensorium was founded by Sunaparanta founder Raj Salgaocar and Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi (also Sunaparanta’s Honorary Director). Titled ‘The End is Only the Beginning’, the upcoming edition opens on 19th January 2018 and runs until 1st March 2018.

A constellation of Indian and International contemporary visual artists, some emerging, others museum level stars, from Indian galleries Jhaveri Contemporary, Chatterjee & Lal, Project88, Chemould Prescott Road, Tarq, Vadehra Art Gallery, Experimenter, Volte Gallery as well as International galleries Saskia Fernando Gallery (Sri Lanka) and Fotografiska & Galleri Kontrast (Sweden) will appear in Goa at Sunaparanta.

Sunaparanta will once again come alive with installations, sculptures, paintings, videos, mixed media work, site-specific interventions by some of the world’s most celebrated Indian & International artists which include:

The 3rd edition of Sensorium examines how the apparent conclusions in our life - the end of a relationship, the betrayal of faith - become starting points for us. What appears as a wall turns into a threshold – unseen worlds await, even death loses its aura of finality. The End is Only the Beginning is all about conclusions turning into commencement.

Sensorium will host a wide range of collateral events as part of its program. This will include the acclaimed Shanghvi Salons, lectures, electronic music performances, jazz concerts, film festivals, workshops by well-known names such as Shilpa Gupta, Reena Saini Kallat, Mithu Sen, Devdutt Patnaik, Lady Kishwar Desai. All events are free and open to the public. 

Godrej Lockss Puts Design-led Innovation At The Heart Of Its Business Strategy

Dec 28, 2017

Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems (Godrej Lockss), the 120-year-young locking systems and hardware solution manufacturer and part of the Godrej Group, has announced that design-led innovation will be one of the core pillars of its business growth strategy along with new product offering, increased reach within domestic market and expansion to several key international markets. The company aims to cross a business revenue of Rs. 1000 crore by FY 2020.

Commenting on the importance of a design-led innovation strategy, Mr. Shyam Motwani, Executive VP & Business Head, Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems said, “Consumers across the world are increasingly getting design conscious. They want to design their home and ensure that the whole house syncs in both design and functionality. The design thinking and technology expertise has helped locking solutions emerge from the shadows of being a functional product to a technology and safety driven product. Therefore, design-led innovation and customer centricity will continue to be our core focus areas. We plan to introduce several new products under different categories which will be an amalgamation of aesthetics and performance.”

Under its rurban (rural and urban) initiative, Lockss plans to develop specific products for rural and urban markets (with over 100,000 population or less) as it believes that it has the technical knowhow and wherewithal to enter these markets with the right products that meet the demands of the region.

Shades Of India Launches Its New Collection – Petals & Roses

Dec 28, 2017

------- This is the time of the year when you have the chance to convey your love to your beloved. By February, spring is already in the air. With Valentine’s Day in mind we have thus imagined a woodland setting for our new Home Collection. Amid the trees and sprays of hanging branches, there is a place for romance, pleasure and relaxation. 

The focus is on colours – blues, greens and red combined with the natural tones of the earth. A silk/cotton bedcover in lapiz blue has been contrasted with a quilt in velvet lightly printed in a floral design. The soft layering of the bed gives promise of ease and luxury. Cushions are in charcoal and embroidered in zari and silk cutwork give texture to the layering. 

Another play of colour combines a jade green matlesse bedcover with cushions in saffron worked in a kantha stitch. To enrich the setting, a decorative cushion in a hand foiled gold print embellished with metal sequins and decorative stones have been added.

Shades of India values it’s detailing and small touches distinguish the collection. Bees, often symbols of royalty, have been intricately worked on a cushion. A hand quilted white bedcover has been combined with a cushion in mustard in a jali pattern.

The challenging play of mint with saffron or a mustard yellow with blues and charcoal provides an unusual contrast. The softness of the fabrics gives a feeling of ease and comfort with which to celebrate St Valentine’s Day. 

Sodabottleopenerwala In The 30 Top Restaurant Awards 2017

Dec 28, 2017

SodaBottleOpenerWala Hyderabad has been ranked amongst the top 30 restaurants at the first-ever  Himalayan Sparkling Top Restaurant Awards2017.

Hosted by hospitality sector veterans AD Singh and Rahul Akerkar, the glittering event witnessed the presence of some of the most prominent names in the hospitality industry along with food writers, critics, influencers, and opinion makers from the city’s swish set.

The judging panel included 100+ food writers, critics, influencers, serious food enthusiasts, and all-round tastemakers from across the country.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. AD Singh - Managing Director, the Olive Group said, “We are delighted that SodaBottleOpenerWala is ranked 30th. For a long time, chefs and restaurateurs have not been adequately recognised. The job opportunities we create and the value that we add to a marketplace goes unnoticed. It is therefore lovely to have more awards and  recognition for our work,  as chefs and restaurateurs are still finding their rightful place in India Inc.”

The Whiteteak Introduces New Industrial Themed Crystal Floor Lamp Collection

Dec 27, 2017

Modern style meets vintage appeal in The White Teak Company’s new Industrial Themed Crystal Floor Lamp Collection imparting a retro vibe that’s pretty and practical. Featuring antique rust or distressed finishes, each piece has been crafted with crystals; this collection combines natural warmth with industrial durability.

The White Teak Company is a luxury home decor online shopping store in India offering designer lamps, hanging lights, wooden decor and more. The beauty of the newly introduced Industrial Themed lamps is that they are timeless, neutral, simple and natural.  The look is simple and clean with a focus on function, which lends it to looking a bit more masculine than other design styles. The design incorporates distressed finishes, cage lighting, and Edison-style filament bulbs simplistic in form and utilitarian appeal.

Axor One: Perfect Unity In The Shower

Dec 27, 2017

AXOR announces its latest hand-held shower - AXOR One - designed by the London-based design duo Barber & Osgerby. The minimalist, AXOR One hand-held shower with its two spray modes is all set to revitalise your showering sessions. It is a perfect complement to you bathroom too. A Wide Band of Water The unique design of the hand-held shower combines angles and curves in perfect unity. The high-quality and precisely manufactured metal corpus with a fully integrated handle is positioned vertically in the porter unit of the shower rod. A 90-degree turn of the retaining element allows for a selective neck or head massage with the revitalizing waterfall spray type. This wide, soft band of water intensifies its wellness effect through the horizontal positioning of the hand-held shower. With a soothing spray for body cleansing, the AXOR One hand-held shower offers another spray type that can be selected easily and intuitively by the push of a button.

Green Floormax Flooring Offers Floors With The Permaclick Advantage

Dec 27, 2017

Green Floormax Flooring offers Laminate and Wood Veneer Flooring for residential and commercial applications. Laminate Flooring consists of a high abrasion resistance top layer, followed by a decorative design layer. The laminate flooring also comes with a HDF core which forms the middle layer and the Moisture resistant backing layer. Wood Veneer Flooring has a special UV cured lacquer coating to protect the wood veneer from scratches and stains. The wood veneer is made from the finest sliced lumber to protect the natural texture and colours of the wood. The HDF based core made from the hard wood fibres helps manage both impact and humidity variations. The floors come with the Permaclick interlocking system, by virtue of which the floors are installed seamlessly providing them with an unmatched quality and finish. Besides the floors are also equipped with Max-Shield-a unique scratch resistant protection technology that shields it against wear and tear. Moreover, the floors are engineered with Sonic Sponge, an advanced technology that allows the sound absorbent backing layer to reduce sound transmission and produce only a sound and pleasant sound.

Cp Kukreja Announces Photography Awards 2018

Dec 26, 2017

CP Kukreja Photography Awards 2018 is a prestigious photography competition conducted by Foundation for Design Excellence. The award attempts to honour varied visual styles and interpretations by photographers, architects, designers and enthusiasts to acknowledge disciplines as diversed as Architecture, Urban Design, Interior Design, Public Art, Construction Engineering, Urban Sociology and Landscape Design. The theme of the competition is “Celebrating Architecture”

The competition invites innovative shots of architectural works designed by CP Kukreja Architects with a subjective conceptual imagery of its own. The photographs should express architectural or aesthetic idea or ideas. The images will be considered for their degree of freshness, aesthetic qualities, intention and charm. TIMELINE: Registrations begin on 10th January 2018. The last date of Registration is 10th February 2018 while the last date for submission of entries is 25th February 2018. A Cash Prize of Rs 50,000 will be given and 3 selected entries to be declared as Special Mentions on jury’s discretion. For queries write to cpka.awards@gmail.com