Category: Home Decor

D for De-clutter, Design and Decorate for Diwali

Diwali is just around the bend and many individuals have already started to heed the words of the wise i.e., to start the de-cluttering, disposing and donating efforts in order to achieve the perfect spick and span residential or work environment and welcome the Goddess of Wealth and kick-off the new Hindu calendar year with an abundance of positive vibes. As everyone is aware, clearing up the clutter and congestion across the whole house or workspace can be extremely time-consuming as there are literally hundreds of things to go through. Listed below are some quick tips to help the...

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5 Pocket-Friendly Furniture Markets in Delhi

A lot of us are on the lookout for beautiful, sturdy and durable furniture for our homes and offices that are affordable and not over-prized.There are a lot of stores that provide high-end furniture that undoubtedly comes with equivalent prize tags. We decided to list down some furniture markets in Delhi that provide furniture which is not too heavy in the pocket   Panchkuian Furniture Market This market has been a sought after destination for buying furniture in Delhi since the early 60's and some traders in this market have been here ever since. The market has witnessed a change due...

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Adeniums for the Perfect Summer Bloom

Adeniums are rightfully called "The Desert Rose". These summer blooms are the least fussy and require the least care. You neglect them and they still reward you with their blooms. They're from the succulent family and hence require very well draining soil. The soil mix should be sand, compost, soil and coal pieces. Care should be taken so that the drain holes are covered with pebbles and the excess water drains off. Adeniums naturally take the form of bonsais. Hence they can be grown in bonsai pots and trained well. There are various varieties. Single colored, double colored, single...

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Passionately Green

“Yipee!” I call out loud when I manage to pull a perfect grown mooli from my little green patch. Now that’s what I call true happiness. Indeed, enjoying a bowl of crisp lettuce for salad from the backyard or sizzling gobhi paranthas from the freshly plucked cauliflower on a Sunday morning for breakfast is simply divine. What can be more of a delicacy than to relish a few freshly spotted mangoes from the mango tree that stands in your verandah or to squeeze in a few home grown lemons for a quick nimboo pani to quench your thirst in...

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Humanize Harmonize the Green Way

A predictable pattern is emerging in the design and home fashion fads followed by today’s urban dwellers. It’s coming to seem that we are more concerned with the way our houses represent our social status to outsiders than we are with creating nurturing spaces for our families to inhabit. Instead of designing home environments that satisfy our own sense of comfort or tranquility, we seem to make choices based on how we might showcase our affluence and trendiness to the world outside our doors. Yet common wisdom tells us that investing too much of our energy in outward pursuits is not a path to peace and happiness. This desire to make our homes a presentation for the outside world is a main reason why—despite all our modern conveniences—so many of us are not at peace in our homes. Peace eludes us, as we have made ourselves unwittingly dependent upon the judgments of outsiders for our own sense of wellbeing. And though our home may be fitted with best of luxuries, it does not feel like our sanctuary. Instead, we find ourselves caught up in a rat race for having the most fashionable house. It’s time for a new paradigm of thinking and living! Instead of projecting our efforts outward, why not focus on creating living spaces that promote happiness and harmony for ourselves and our families, within? Designing and...

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Remove Water Stains from the Tiles

Gurgaon faces Hard Water problem. The hard water leaves stains on the floor tiles. Find below some handy tips shared by our members to remove the stubborn stains: Easy of Bang Mokleen Tap and Tiles Make a paste of lime and soda bi carbonate and rub on the effected area. leave it for a few minutes and rub again with some vinegar. The water stains will come off [Ecofriendly Tip] Put harpic with a lil luke warm water. scrub the glass and let it be there for 5 minutes. wash it with water. You would be amazed by the results. Harpic is good but do not forget to wear gloves as it rips your skin off But our in-house expert Geetu Arora observes that easy of bang, harpic are chemicals which will make your tile porus and they will become more prone to attract dust and hard water. The life span of ur tiles decreases too…She urges everyone to shift to ecofriendly products. [Image Courtesy: http://www.familyhandyman.com/] Member Contributions by Kanchan Gupta, Sanju Puri, Geetu Arora, Jyotsna Walia, Namrata Verma...

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all-day Organipop – Organic Farmers’ Mar... @ Ambience Mall
Organipop – Organic Farmers’ Mar... @ Ambience Mall
Jan 20 all-day
Organipop - Organic Farmers' Market and Food @ Ambience Mall
Grainny’s Organipops make trustworthy organic food and lifestyle accessible to you. We are delighted to invite you to this weekly addition of your city’s most wholesome Organic Event, in partnership with Ambience Mall Gurgaon. Here[...]
10:30 am PlayLabs :: The Saturday Sessions @ Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi
PlayLabs :: The Saturday Sessions @ Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
PlayLabs :: The Saturday Sessions @ Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi
Play /plei/ is to fiddle or tamper with Lab /’lab/ is a place for experiments, teaching, research, learning and making We call our workshops PlayLabs because this is where we tinker around with stuff –[...]
11:00 am The Winter Pop-Up @ DLF Club5
The Winter Pop-Up @ DLF Club5
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm
 

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