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First Published: Thu, Aug 21 2008. 12 44 AM IST
Updated: Thu, Aug 21 2008. 12 44 AM IST
Mumbai-based décor store Tribal Route recently launched its Cottage No. 22. With this new extension, Tribal Route is spread across three cottages: No. 18 (the main store), No. 22 (soft furnishings) and No. 29 (artwork and furniture). The new space houses the brand’s range of furnishings, including textile art, dhurries, mirrors and studio pottery too. Another quirky detail about Cottage 22: All pricing includes the number “2”. For more on their products log on to ‘www.tribalroute.com’
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At first glance, Solyx gives you the impression of a marble surface. But unlike most natural stones, it is supple enough to be moulded into different shapes. Solyx is based on a thermoset polymer combined with fire retardant organic fillers, organic and inorganic pigments and silicon-based additives. It is non-porous, resistant to stains and bacterial or fungal growth. Solyx is resistant to heat (between 80 degrees Celsius and 120 degrees Celsius). It can withstand heavy loads and is easy to work with—it can be shaped with woodworking tools and bonded with specially formulated adhesives. View your options at ‘www.solyxindia.com’ (Leanino Haralu)
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Global warming, climate change, rising seas levels—everyone’s talking about how our daily actions will impact the carbon footprint on the planet. What if we were to get a sneak peek into what tomorrow would look like if we continue with our callous ways? Would you reform your ways? Perhaps, you say? It is in this hope that architects Rob Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones of London-based design firm GMJ unveiled London Futures, an online exhibition. See the images at ‘www.gmjlondonfutures.com’
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Imagine a life floating around the world on a giant island holding 50,000 people and sustaining itself completely. Welcome to Lilypad City, award-winning Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut’s long-term solution to the problem of environmental change and rising water levels. The Lilypad project is designed to be a floating island. A lake in the middle will collect and purify rainwater. Renewable energy sources will include thermal, solar, wind, hydraulic and tidal power stations. The island, covered in plants in suspended gardens, will have three cities and three mountains. Read more at ‘http://vincent.callebaut.org’ (Gretchen Ferrao)
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First Published: Thu, Aug 21 2008. 12 44 AM IST