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Home & Design Trends

Vol. 8 No. 3

Home & Design Trends is one of the most widely read architecture and design magazines in the world today. The Indian edition launched as the Home TRENDS series, the magazine aims to meet the demand for a world-class reference source on architecture and design for the both professionals and home makers alike. With its outstanding and pertinent features, Home & Design Trends raises the bar by catering to the varied and evolving design sensibilities of today's India. This is Bookazine for professionals and is a very practical source of ideas and inspiration with comprehensive details of each project featured. "

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1 min.

What we, until now, called an unprecedented situation has become a way of life. Each one of us responded differently to the pandemic, some fretted, some panicked, some discovered a renewed sense of positivity and optimism, while some resigned to the situation. As for us, at Trends, we plotted and planned the D/code Design Biennale, the country’s first virtual art and design festival. And what a response it has been! Might I say, it is our most ambitious project yet! Curated by architectural designer Shantanu Garg, Casamia presents D/code Design Biennale will bring together over 100 creative minds on a virtual platform. It’s a mammoth! Now this, is unprecedented. I’m sorry, but I can’t talk about anything else, except that I’m consumed, or rather the whole team is consumed, by DDB. As…

2 min.
editor’s note

For some reason, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of budgeting, this last month. If you ask me about myself, that’s quite out of character – considering I’m not a big spender in the first place. Come to think of it, I’ve never been a money-minded person, either. Quite the opposite, in fact! In hindsight, I think “conscious” fits better with my current frame of mind. I feel the need to explain. It’s one of those periods in my life when I’ve become poignantly aware of everything I’m doing. And I’d like to thank the’Rona for it; because I don’t ever remember not being impulsive before this. Some of you may argue and say that it’s a sign of maturity. May be. I still believe it’s got something to do with…

5 min.
design in context

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE “Play is a natural instinct and when given enough time to self-direct, all children naturally slip into free play. They can spend hours in a magical world of their own making.”– Isha Gopal, Founder, Bloon Toys BLOON TOYS Children learn in so many different ways - by being taught, by observing, and by playing. But in these methods, there is always something or someone directing the child. Intuitively, however, children are capable of free play - a self-directed, imaginative world where they make the rules. Feeding this innate ability is Isha Gopal of Bloon Toys, which works at the intersection of education and design to make Waldorf classroom-inspired toys that invite open-ended play. Crafted from natural materials, Bloon Toys are minimal, sustainable and gentle, making them perfect for…

2 min.
excellence through design

Soon after graduating from the Academy of Architecture in 1997, Architect Girish Patil started working in the civil architecture sector; he also dabbled in residential and commercial projects. However, over a period of time he developed an inclination towards designing state-of-the-art commercial spaces. “The projects are fast-paced and challenging. But I also realised that most of the works being done in this segment were stereotypical, with hardly any thought given to detail and aesthetics in design,” says Girish Patil. Understanding this lacunae, and in an attempt to bridge this void between functionality and aesthetics in the commercial segment, Mr. Patil started his on practice in 2002. Since then, he’s added to his repertoire some really prestigious projects including Barclay’s Bank, Ascendas, NSE etc. Talking about his design philosophy, Mr. Patil says,…

2 min.
in conversation with shantanu garg

Shantanu Garg is the undisputed champion of modern Indian design. Through his eponymous design practice, Shantanu Garg Design, he advocates transforming design into idiosyncratic concepts, turning them into compositions derived largely from customisation. He is on a quest to create spaces that are an amalgamation of international design aesthetics and functionality, whilst catering to native sensibilities and demands. Shantanu took on his first project when he was barely 18. Since then, he’s worked on numerous prestigious commercial and residential projects not just in India but internationally as well. His designs, whether seen in residential, commercial or retail spaces, or even the exhibitions or experiences that he curates, are based on a beautiful blend of contemporary minimalism and traditional extravagance. It is this passion to carve a distinct identity for Indian design that…

2 min.

They call it the Wall of Gratitude - a full-scale artwork that is the newest addition to the 45-year-old RPG House in Worli, Mumbai. Designed by visual artist Sameer Kulavoor with the support of design consultant Elsie Nanji and industrialist Harsh Goenka, this public art piece pays tribute to everyone fighting the pandemic - from the frontline workers to the citizens staying home. Its creation was challenging, but the message is direct and uncomplicated. Mumbai was over a month into the lockdown when the idea was borne. “Early this year, I was working on a project for Harsh Goenka, when Mumbai went under lockdown. That project was put on hold, but Harsh saw first hand the sacrifices of the frontline workers and wanted to express gratitude in some way. At the…