Ciclo Calling/ Cycles and Cafes

Faustina Johnson checks out Sector 29’s newest, breeziest restaurant, the cycling-themed Ciclo Cafe.   A sweat-soaked friday afternoon found me in the gracious refuge of Ciclo Cafe in Sector 29, Gurgaon. My legs swinging happily  from my tall stool, my teeth sinking readily into an exquisite mango tart, I felt quite contented, and playfully deconstructed my beeline scramble into the one restaurant I did not know on this street.   The full street view through the steel-framed glass window store front was my first clue: I was practically sitting on…

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Design Diary August 2017

Samsung’s Stylish New TVs Sleek is beautiful, but might not always fit in with the rest of your living room. Samsung’s new range of TV sets herald the move to more aesthetically pleasing designs for technology. Samsung’s newest is a collection of three TV designs that feature discreet wires, no gap wall mounts and a number of stand options to help them blend into various settings.   The Frame TV can be customised to the frame colour, and the art that shows up when the TV is inactive, which will…

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In the Realm of Nature

From animals to plants, humans have used elements of existence as an inspiration for their architectural creations – one of the most recent and popular entry in this classification is – The Harbin Opera House based in Heilongjiang province, Northeast China Good architecture and design are the keywords of a sustainable future. And if the design is sustainable, it responds to its surroundings in a harmonious way. In Bio-mimicry the premise is similar but it uses nature as a benchmark. In the built environment the tenets of bio-mimicry are used…

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The Cradle of Luxury

Modern amenities and international designs come together at Nahar Group’s luxury villaments says Ms. Manju Yagnik, Vice- Chairperson of Nahar Group. What according to you is the brand USP of Nahar? Creditability plays an important role in determining brand strength and acceptance. Commitments fulfilled in the past serve as yardsticks to future development. Nahar Group continues to win over new customers in generations to come owing to our past prowess in delivery.  We seek to build a better future for our customers by leveraging our expertise and by collaborating with…

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Next Stop Asia!

Grammatically speaking Bangkok and Wrangler are two nouns. One, among other things, is a favourite destination for bachelor parties while the other is known for its denims and cowboys. With increasing globalisation brands are moving much beyond their geographical borders. The hope of finding access to larger markets and increasing profits has seen major brands execute this exercise and brand Wrangler is one such brand. Since its inception Wrangler was associated with the cowboys who would wear the denims in a rodeo and with time its popularity soared beyond the…

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An Immersive Workspace/ The Office Space as Art Installation

“Making art involves an emotional journey”, Calcutta based artist Narayan Sinha tells me. He is describing to me the rather fascinating process of designing the office of renowned production house SVF Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. As an artist who self identifies as a sculptor, he hesitates to classify what he has made simply as ‘interior decor’. This would be to reduce what he has visualised on the same lines as his other installation art work. “An immersive installation, then”, I offer, “exactly”, he quips.   Mr. Sinha, the man who conceptualised…

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