Home Fragrances for Happy Home
Jul04

Home Fragrances for Happy Home

A good fragrance is one of the reasons that can lead you to the happy world & peaceful living. A nice aroma creates an atmosphere where you can relax and eases your mental stress to a great extent. It has been noticed that smell is the most powerful and effective amongst five senses that nature has gifted to humans. Smell has the tendency to cast us back to our past or we fall to live in dreamy zone. No doubt scents create an essence of home friendly atmosphere. Home Fragrance creates a living space for you to relax after a long day and even sets mood for a wonderful evening with your closed ones. Let’s create an inviting and welcoming space for those who enter your den by creating an aromatic zone that can greatly affect the person’s mood. It is really important to create a corner for unique fragrances at your home. Some of the Ultimate Mood Shifters  Lavender – For relaxation, the scent is soothing, and puts our minds to  rest.  Cinnamon – A stimulant, but also an aphrodisiac  Peppermint – Can enhance memory and increase alertness  Lemon – A healer.  Rosemary – A boost The perfect combination: Right scent for the right corner of your home Interior of your home works well when it smells good. However it’s very important to pick up the right combination of scents and suitable corners of your home as it can define the beauty of your living. When you add a certain aroma to your living, the delightful outcome from that corner of your home is just so pleasurable and makes you fall in love with living by helping you relax properly and to enhance the living room and dining room you may opt for light floral scent or citrus, teakwood to create a pleasant atmosphere and avoid heavy and strong fragrances that will interfere with your daily peaceful living.  Bedroom is a place where you think of a soothing and relaxing mind. To reduce the pressure & enjoy a stress free living, use mint or eucalyptus scented candles in your home. Let the aroma of the candles make your living more relaxing. Aromatic candles when lit it sets the mood and create romantic ambiance with an appealing smell and add extra lightning and bring warm and cozy feeling and helps to ward off the stale air. Food scent like vanilla, apple, coffee, cinnamon etc are good to go with kitchen. Ocean themed fragrances do wonder to the environment for soothing and relaxing shower Bulk Bag of botanicals or sachets can be kept under laundry. Its appealing smell will stop...

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De-cluttering
Jun18

De-cluttering

Have you ever given a thought why you feel tensed, distracted or sometimes tired when you see a mishmash space or why you feel calm and breathe in a tidy space? Since childhood we are in a habit of keeping stuff that we like the most in and around our room corner. Most of us are accustomed to junk living and we always crib for less space. How much organized we become but sometime it seems hopeless when we look at the clutter we were piling up since years. Another closet, more shelves we always wish for to store belongings and the problem is never a lack of storage space however it has always been too much stuff. No wonder if we have much storage space it will never be enough unless we keep accumulating things which we hardly need or we use. De-cluttering makes your room looks more spacious and moreover there is a wide range of closets which are available to keep your belongings stuffed and they also enhance the look of your room. You may also opt for portable and handy clutter organizers that make your home look clutter free. Hanging Bags, door organizers, shelving units, valet rods, shoe boxes can be utilized as a storage resource for clothes, newspapers or magazines and cosmetics too. They actually maximize the space in the bed room, living area and other corners too. Instead of knowing the fact that de-cluttering nourishes our living still every time we plan to clean the clutter and the moment we see the mess we leave it for the next day and every next time we look for a reason to avoid clutter and reason is not always time consuming or effort but sometimes its emotion that are attached to your belongings and stringed to your breath and soul but don’t forget your home has soul too and with junk living you are suffocating it. By de-cluttering you will not only organize your living however by letting positive energy flow you will let your home breathe for healthy living. Considering the fact that sometimes we don’t need more space, it is just that we have to let go the things that we have been holding since years that we do not want or need. Vastu also says clutter blocks the smooth flow of health and positivity. Here are some recommended area and tips to understand how de-cluttering does wonder to your living! Main Entrance has an immediate affect on energy that flows. Keep your entrance chaotic free as it first place from where you greet both positive and negative energy and to bring peace...

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International Flavor in Bangalore Architecture
Jun11

International Flavor in Bangalore Architecture

Post-independence, architecture and landscape design in India represents collective thinking, which is shaped by socio-cultural traditions, political thinking, economic policies, and international standards. Bangalore, being one of the fastest developing metropolises of modern India, typically mirrors architecture style that reinterprets international flavor. Of late, the city has witnessed the growing influence of international architects who provide an international touch to both residential and commercial sectors. International architects are currently leading the high-end segment of Bangalore’s architecture style, bringing in global trends and blending the same with unique local-ethnic ideas to develop a hybrid design that caters to the taste and preferences in India. Bangalore is witnessing consistent demand for residential and commercial space by the rapidly flourishing IT sector, which has led to a growth of the construction industry at a fast pace. No wonder, architects are having a good time over the past two decades, with unparalleled opportunity for creativity and innovation in architecture and landscape. Now, they are all set to improve their footprint in modern real estate scenario as high-end properties are doing well in the city currently. Foreign Influence in Bangalore’s Architectural Design In Bangalore, Whitefield, Sarjapur, Marathahalli, Kanakapura, and parts of North Bangalore such as Devanahalli and Hebbal are witnessing extensive real estate properties that mirror cutting-edge international design trends. Such design trends, with international flavor, are prominently targeted at the younger working population, especially from the IT sector, which as migrated to the West in pursuit of lucrative career opportunities and a modern lifestyle in Bangalore. However, the “international revolution” isn’t typical of an elderly middle-class population of Bangalore since majority of them prefer staying in houses with traditional designs. In certain cases, the younger generation demonstrates a propensity to buy apartments with state-of-the-art international facilities to ensure a comfortable stay. Today, modern Bangalore represents luxury villas that are meticulously built in San Francisco or Italian style, giving an international touch to the landscape. Moreover, there is a growing demand for row houses as that in England as well as independent houses within the gated community as you can find in Bellevue in Seattle or Albany in New York. The international architects strive to replicate the real estate architectural designs of Europe and the U.S. in residential and commercial landscape of Bangalore. From an overall perspective, luxury residences and commercial spaces built on international style are relatively high in demand and doing well. Therefore, it has been possible for the builders to ask for high operating margins. International architects have assessed the potential of Bangalore’s real estate market and are confident that the city is all set to make the giant leap towards...

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The Timeless Appeal of Glass – An Interior Design Element
Jun09

The Timeless Appeal of Glass – An Interior Design Element

The Versatile Glass Glass is a versatile medium, it can reflect, refract, and diffuse light like no other medium and this is what makes it a popular interior design element. Its broad spectrum of applications and its ability to take different forms gives a lot of space to interior designers to experiment with glass and come up with brilliant designs and decors. As a decor element, nothing can beat the classy elegance of glass. It can convert a regular decor into an aesthetically stunning one and can redefine architecture when used for structural glazing.  Glass can be used in the interiors in a variety of ways- as a partial glass block wall when you want to connect spaces without using a wall, as a full length window when you want your room to bathe in natural light so that it appears spacious, and its design shows up, or as a furniture piece and staircase when you want to give a bold, futuristic look to your interiors. Glass looks ethereal and adds a different dimension to the decor of your house.  Designers Love Glass Designers find glass an excellent material to work with, as it comes in many textures, colours, and thickness. Its reflectivity, its transparency, its ability to take various shapes and forms, its unique applications, and its classy ornate style makes glass a popular choice with both interior designers and architects. These days, it is widely being used in healthcare sector, in offices, hotels, and modern homes like luxury condos. It is mainly used as balustrades, contemporary walls, in sliding doors, in windows, and even in glass stair railings and glass treads. There’s a lot that can be done with glass as an interior design element. It solely depends on the architect and the designer to decide how he would like to experiment with different glass types to attain the desired effect.  Whether it is used in room dividers, sliding doors, partition walls and glass block walls to create a modern, eclectic design or it is used in stained glass or leadlight windows to recreate the magic of bygone era, glass, any day, looks amazing and outstanding. Evolution of Glass as a Decor Element Earlier, glass was used more in a utilitarian way with its use limited to windows, skylights, and in stained glass windows of churches and public buildings. In modern times though, it started being used in a variety of ways such as in windows, sliding glass doors, kitchen cabinet doors, kitchen backsplash, crockery showcases and other glass showcases, bathroom sink bowl, shower partition, and in many other small home accessories from commonplace to the exotic....

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World Environment Day -2014
Jun05

World Environment Day -2014

World Environment Day, also popularly known as Environment Day is observed every year on 5th June to promote awareness on the importance of preserving our bio diversity and the need to identify the problems related to our environment and ways to take corrective action. World Environment Day was established in year 1972 by United Nations General Assembly, and, the first World Environment Day was celebrated in 5th June,1973. It was on this day that the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was held to tackle challenges being faced by environment such as global warming, climate change, disasters and conflicts, harmful substances, environmental governance, ecosystem management and efficient use of resources. The 26 Principles of the Stockholm Declaration: The Stockholm Declaration was an output of this first global environmental conference (United Nations Conference on the Human Environment) held in Stockholm from June 5-16, 1972. This declaration is a major milestone in the evolution of international environmental law. 1. Human rights must be asserted, apartheid and colonialism condemned 2. Natural resources must be safeguarded 3. The Earth’s capacity to produce renewable resources must be maintained 4. Wildlife must be safeguarded 5. Non-renewable resources must be shared and not exhausted 6. Pollution must not exceed the environment’s capacity to clean itself 7. Damaging oceanic pollution must be prevented 8. Development is needed to improve the environment 9. Developing countries therefore need assistance 10. Developing countries need reasonable prices for exports to carry out environmental management 11. Environment policy must not hamper development 12. Developing countries need money to develop environmental safeguards 13. Integrated development planning is needed 14. Rational planning should resolve conflicts between environment and development 15. Human settlements must be planned to eliminate environmental problems 16. Governments should plan their own appropriate population policies 17. National institutions must plan development of states’ natural resources 18. Science and technology must be used to improve the environment 19. Environmental education is essential 20. Environmental research must be promoted, particularly in developing countries 21. States may exploit their resources as they wish but must not endanger others 22. Compensation is due to states thus endangered 23. Each nation must establish its own standards 24. There must be cooperation on international issues 25. International organizations should help to improve the environment 26. Weapons of mass destruction must be eliminated So, from Stockholm, the environment agenda led to the Brundtland Commission (where the idea of sustainable development came to fore for the first time in its report, Our Common Future), and then to the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992, which gave birth to UN conventions on climate change, biodiversity and desertification World...

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