Monthly Archives: December 2013

Tushar Desai  for years has done an admirable job of holding together and conducting a very fair and inclusive design competition for the Indian Institute of Interior Designers (IIID), that just gets bigger and better each day. With Bimal Mistry now joining the effort its got even better. This year they published for the first time a year book, that compiled all the winning entries for 2012. Its a valuable publication. When putting it together they  requested an essay and gave me no time lines, and so I dashed it off to him in a day . It did not make the cut; and I understand what rejection is . :-). Do read it. The essay is a tongue in cheek comment on Interior Design in India today. The last…
A few years back, a person we did not know, but since then, some one that the whole office has grown to love and respect, walked in the office. She was a young passionate lady who cared deeply about education, and about children, and had a school in Dwarka, that she was in the process of renovating. She wanted us to do the landscape. There was not much to do or so it seemed. There were the margins that had to allow , fire brigade access, and a court. Did not seem much; but she was insistent. Not sure if we could really bring value to the project, and also simply because of what we could see was sheer commitment to her work we did the project as a pro-bono…
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