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Coromandel Walls
De Gournay’s wallpapers have long been known for their visual splendour, replete with marvellous storytelling and scenic subtleties. The hand-painted ‘Coco Coromandel’ chinoiserie wallpaper, launched four years ago, was one such masterpiece that had
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The House Next Door
From the upcoming book, ‘Loss’ by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, AD excerpts a chapter—a photo memoir. In 2007, my father was diagnosed with brain cancer. He lived in a large house in north Mumbai. After the cancer, the proportions of the house amplifi
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That’s So Wes
On the cover of Accidentally Wes Anderson, a swirling road curls around the abandoned Hotel Belvédère, which sits against a backdrop of the lofty peaks of Switzerland’s Furka Pass. This particular hotel, which now frames the cover of this book, was w
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After Party
It’s the end of our last issue of 2020. Our final notes, an artist’s mood board and a cartoon you will want to post on Instagram. ■
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Layered Design
Swiss horologers Audemars Piguet get full marks for their latest attempt to balance beauty and brains in a watch, with the ’Royal Oak Concept Frosted Gold Flying Tourbillon’, crafted at the watchmaker’s headquarters in Le Brassus, where the brand was
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Style Book
Developed and manufactured by Duravit and designed by Philippe Starck, the new SensoWash shower-toilet—a combined toilet and bidet—uses technology and design for maximum comfort. Convenient to operate via remote control, the shower-toilet can also be
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Silver Lining
I believe that the right kind of accessories can make or break the decor of a space,” says Kalyani Saha, the former vice president of marketing and communications of Dior, India; one of the first suppliers of Zara Home; and, as of three years ago, fo
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Ready-to-wallpaper
At Gucci, more is always more. Ever since the house launched its decor line in 2017, creative director Alessandro Michele has brought his unrestrained, maximal aesthetic to Gucci’s range of objects for the home, splashing armchairs, ashtrays and wall
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The Mood
I did an artwork exchange with Vishwa Shroff (thanks to TARQ) and received this lovely watercolour, graphite and ink piece from her Partywall Bombay series from 2019. I saw this pronto-plate lithograph on Fabriano paper by Ranjit Kandalgaonkar print
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Lady Bharti
In the history of handbags, few have been as iconic or subjected to as many reimaginings as the Lady Dior. What was born as a little black, rectangular, boxy creation gifted to the late Princess of Wales in 1995 soon became a status symbol and a fash
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Evocative
Moving meditations of Sufi whirling dervishes, decorated Persian tombs in the Indian Deccan, the Japanese art of repairing what’s broken—none of this is new. Neither is bidri, the centuries-old metal handicraft from the hilltop city of Bidar in Karna
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Haute Cushions
At the head of an antique four-poster bed in the master bedroom of the home of British fashion designer Peter Copping sits ‘Belleme’, a powder-blue cushion decorated with intricate wool crewelwork. Inspired by 19th-century indigo quilts, ‘Belleme’ is
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The Torchbearers
With the change in nomenclature of one of India’s oldest architecture and design firms, there is growing curiosity and speculation about the shape of things to come—what was long known as Talati and Panthaky Associated is now recast as Talati and Par
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Christmas Sparkle
A burst of red—glinting berries—rests on a bed of Himachal fir. At a cursory glance, the AD wreath might look like it’s been strung together with fresh foraged leaves and fruits—but not all is as it seems. A closer look reveals the precious, almost-h
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The Era Of Home
I’m telling anyone who will listen that we have entered The Era of Home. On Zoom webinars and in client meetings, I sound like a broken record as I pontificate that the world’s new obsession with home is beyond a trend with a buzzy label like nesting
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Contributers
Watson’s oeuvre was recently put together in ‘The Lives of Others’, a monograph published by Rizzoli New York. In this issue, he photographs designer Ashish Gupta’s home in London (pg 106). “The collection and arrangement of plants in Ashish’s home s
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Jay Mehta
When businessman Jay Mehta decided to renovate an empty terrace on the tenth floor of his family-owned apartment building in Mumbai’s smart Malabar Hill neighbourhood, there was only one person he turned to—Channa Daswatte. The Sri Lankan architect a
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Zeitgeist
If ever we wanted a cool, contemporary take on Christmas, this is not the year. No, we want tinsel, tradition and ribboned presents under the tree. This was the brief for the AD Christmas Wreath 2020 (pg 60), which also showcases the best of Indian c
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André Fu
It’s a place of near-constant buzz, of bright city lights and a hyper-modern vibe that appears to perpetually crest the currents of heightened activity. André Fu’s idea of home in Hong Kong, however, exists in the slipstream of that ever-flowing wave
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Fresh Idli
This year might have come to a standstill for many, but for Thierry Journo, life has never been busier. In September this year, the French designer shifted his much-loved lifestyle brand Idli by Thierry Journo from its erstwhile location in Jaipur s
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David Abraham
Satchmo, Mocha and Indi live along with their humans, David Abraham and Kevin Nigli, in their home, physically situated in Noida but metaphysically somewhere in the gardens of Sri Lanka. Set within high walls, it is a quiet little sanctuary that was
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Ad100 Trophy
When Mumbai-based design firm Case Design first began imagining the AD100 trophy in 2017, inspiration struck while working on their Topologic bowls, a collection of shallow vessels that plays with squares, circles and triangles. Three years since, th
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Ashish Gupta
Ashish Gupta is a mild-mannered man, but there are certain things that he cannot abide. The unnecessary chopping down of trees, for instance. Two years ago, after weeks of campaigning to save the lime, hawthorn and cherry trees scheduled for felling
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Art De La Table
In 2014, three years after Cecilia Morelli Parikh and Julie Leymarie launched their designer concept store Le Mill, they set their sights on a singular goal: to bring blue-chip international fashion to the shores of Mumbai. They were only looking for
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Diana Kellogg
Over many emails exchanged back and forth for the last eight months, Diana Kellogg, a New York– based architect, sent AD glimpses of what was emerging in the deserts of Jaisalmer. The first image was of a spectacular ellipse, made in stone, one oval
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All Rise
At Soufflé S’il Vous Plaît—between a textured ceiling and black-and-white mosaic floor—are apricot banquettes, and walls of soft pink, lilac and warm nimbus grey. Outside, a sidewalk garden and Parisian street lamps border an al fresco section decora
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Douglas Friedman
The high desert of far West Texas can be unforgiving terrain. Just ask Douglas Friedman, the globe-trotting photographer renowned for his copious talents and bonhomie, to say nothing of his signature moustache and tattoos. Nine years ago, Friedman fe
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