Tips for buying used furniture #1 Fall in love

Tips on how to buy used wooden furniture

Picture Source: morguefile.com via jeltovski My art history teacher in design school often told us ‘there are no rules to liking art or falling in love, just go with your heart’. Buying wooden furniture, especially ones with a bit of a history is both like loving art and finding love. They need to appeal to you beyond the prosaic functionality, you need a certain je ne se quoi as you literally live with it and …[Read more]

Kids,
Author

My Tree House Where kids can find a love for books – and planet Earth!

My Treehouse at the National Library is the perfect place for kids - and toddlers - to fall in love with books

For days too rainy, days too sunny, or just days when you want to have indoor fun with the kids – head down to My Tree House at the Central Public Library! With a tree house structure as a centerpiece, this unconventional library is a wonderful space to initiate your children into the world of books – and environmental awareness. The canopy features over 3,000 recycled plastic bottles. Cardboard boxes upcycled into animal shapes populate the …[Read more]

Handy Tips, People,
Author

Sepia memories Why you need to print your photos now!

Printing photos to preserve memories; here's why and how

It’s hard to imagine that your parents were once young people themselves, free of the care and responsibilities that befall one as one “settles” into marriage, children, chasing careers and paying off mortgages and going through the vicissitudes of a normal life. That they actually had a sense of fashion through the 70s and 80s before ‘dad jeans’ and walking around the house in housewife clothes became the norm. I went home recently, and spent half a …[Read more]

Events,
Author

Events Holi celebrations at Esplanade

Esplanade - Colours of Spring

Happy Holi to all our readers! Of all Indian festivals, Holi screams rejuvenation the loudest. You literally wash the old off yourself in a play of colours and water! To experience the playful riot, we suggest you head to Esplanade this weekend. Our top pick? Play Holi on the lawns on Saturday [Mar 7, 4 – 7 pm]. Or check out various other free events spread across Mar 6 – 8.