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The Ideal Home and Garden

The Ideal Home and Garden September 2018

The Ideal Home and Garden (TIHG) revolves around the home, the magazine makes the idea of living well and within your means an attainable reality. TIHG is all about bringing the good life home and doing it within your budget. From house fashion to kitchen hands, entertaining essentials and decor lessons, we give you the ideas and the options and help you make the right choice. To put it succinctly, we hold your hand as you move from one stage to the next in homemaking.

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editor’s note

One thing that is an absolute must for good interior design is good lighting. It not only adds warmth to our homes, but also influences the ambience, our mood and usage of the space. Therefore, just choosing a beautiful lampshade isn’t enough to achieve the desired harmony. Keeping all these factors in mind, we present a power packed September issue, which focuses on lighting and beyond. It’s true that lighting can make or break the ambience of a room, but, how do we achieve the balance between style, comfort, budget and practicality? Well, we have that sorted for you in this issue! We spoke to five Lighting Architects (pg70) from India and the globe, to know more on creating beautiful interior designs by using the right lights. The usual is always boring,…

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letter of the month

The Big Bang A lifestyle magazine is known by it’s cover and it’s content. TIHG is no different. Issue after issue, the cover simply upstages the previous one. The August issue cover was a visual delight. Must mention that the cover selection must be a tough call. Definitely there is competition, however, I believe there is space for good content, amazing visuals, reader-friendly articles, and the zeal to give the best each month, irrespective of the magazine. For me, as a reader, TIHG is at the top of the pack. Not because, I am a fan of the magazine, but because it churns out fresh and exciting content every month, which are out of the box experiences. Neha Thakkar Chaudhury, Indore Dream Destinations I am a die-hard travelling buff. Around the world I…

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A deep blue upholstered sofa, with its backrest and back covered in studs is an ideal addition to your living space. Named as JEAN, the grey eucalyptus details and gilded stainless steel footer add to the design. Place the sofa to achieve a warm as well as luxurious effect.(laskasas.com) CREATIVE CAPTIVATION Ventura International presents luxe tiles for stunning spaces that can warm up the wall and the ceilings while providing a luxurious design element. The myriad colours, textures and patterns can seamlessly compliment contemporary or classic interiors. SOLID UNDERTAKING The all new sustainable solidwood floor collection from Span Floors are sourced from carefully nurtured wood trees, and have a distinctive charm and timeless beauty. The solidwood floors are fashionable, minimalist and hundred per cent natural. FAIR ENOUGH The upcoming IHGF Delhi Fair-Autumn 2018 to be held…

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behind the design

Design to me... Is a matter of giving a concrete shape to my ideas and thoughts. Through my design... I’m able to express my emotions and various moods at different times. I draw inspiration from... My travel and the diverse people I meet. The design era that fascinates me the most... Modern, contemporary styles. What I’ve always loved about my work... A constant effort for excellence... to transform the imagination into reality. Shagun Classique collection includes... Mostly focused on hand embroidered craftsmanship and embellishments for home decor. I’m currently working on... How to modernise handwork embroidered ancestry culture technique comprise with futuristic decor. Agenda for Shagun Classique in the near future... Shagun Classique agenda is “The YES Project” where I and my team are working towards achieving something which is thought as enchantingly unique. Dream Project... Is to decor my own house with creativity, showcasing the best…

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for smarter living

The Weather Man If you are a hardcore hobbyist or a long time weather geek, the Netatmo weather station is something to take notice. It comprises of two long cylindrical shape modules - indoor and outdoor. Both the modules are packed with sensors which detect temperature, CO2 and noise levels. The outdoor module is powered by 2 AA batteries, while the indoor has a conventional power socket. The Netatmo works via WiFi and consists of a dedicated app which will provide you an in-depth data on the above parameters. Warms Up In Style The Italians have it in their DNA to create simple products with flair and finesse. The MG12 towel warmer is a prime example for it. Wet or damp towels and bathrobes can be dried or warmed using the MG12. There…

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it’s all about spalet!

They say travel is to discover new opportunities, and the recently concluded Spalet Iconic Tour by LIXIL was surely discoveries full of destinations, design meet technology products, architecture, people, amongst many others. The tour was meant to enable more of Asia to get aware about the innovative Spalet and its present forebears, models, reincarnations, and editions. Catalysing the convergence of top architects and designers in Nagoya, Japan, the iconic tour immersed as all things Spalet-and more. So, it all started with an architectural tour of iconic buildings across Nagoya. From The Dai Nagoya Building, which was designed by ASAO TOKORO who had designed Tokyo Olympic Logo to Gate Tower that is owned by Japan Railway Company and will have linear central Shinkansen facility in the basement in the near future;…