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Tea and Coffee set designed by Marianne Brandt, 1924 Bauhaus Art Art Deco Architecture of empress court marine drive   A good design blurs the boundaries of disparate disciplines and times. It interweaves narratives from  Society/ Art /culture/ Technology/ Psychology and other disciplines and sciences.  For ages now, Architecture has been an inspiration to product design. For instance, the Mughal architectural motifs reflect in the gilded jewellery from that era. This further is seen in a lot of Rajput Jewellery pieces where these aesthetics are shared, signifying the cross cultural  influence of design. From our experience of watching Indian palaces built in the Renaissance period, we can easily map the influence of colonial ruling in them. This has subconsciously settled...

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Sikki - The Grass on the greener Side

2018, Madhubani bihar. “Aam, paan, Makhaan”, they say for Madhubani. Much like the mango from the Madhubani the language drips with sweetness too. What astonishes is the simple living and the vast imagination . Be it Madhubani art, the ritualistic festivals or the very articulate Sikki grass art. The land of Patliputra has a method to everything they do.   Women gather and in minutes transform the unresponsive walls into expressive murals. Gulabi alta at the feet of women is like those first strokes of colour on the fresh canvass. To put it to imagination; Madhubani is like- The room filled with chatters and as the hands begin to show the magic the chatters are slowly engulfed by the peculiar music...

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