AD Small Spaces: A 750-square-foot home in Mumbai champions minimalism and clever storage

[ad_1] Off-whites and neutral hues became integral to the area’s palette, allowing high-contrast accents to take centre stage. The living room of the family home is directly adjacent to the kitchen and dining area and has similar tonal properties. A rattan console, a round black coffee table, and a textured rug soften the grey couch … Read more

Editor’s Letter: Homes that make us nostalgic

[ad_1] “Sustainability has become rhetoric. Magazine editors might have a role to play in that but it doesn’t take away from its immediate, essential importance. To not be an afterthought, but a starting point, a given, a life choice, that’s the agenda. So year after year, we focus one edition on sustainability and highlight practices … Read more

Inside a 1970s home in Ahmedabad beautifully restored by AD100 architect Kunal Shah

[ad_1] Fouzdar house, situated in Navrangpura, an older suburb of Ahmedabad, has seen better days. It stands in a neighbourhood that has over the years given way to high-rise buildings. Built in 1971 by the current owner’s grandfather with a local architect, it was meant as a safe haven for both of his sons. It’s … Read more

Forest City: Inside a $100 billion town in Malaysia that’s akin to a forsaken post-apocalyptic world

[ad_1] With a beautiful location overlooking the sea, the Forest City real estate development is located at the southern tip of Malaysia, not far from the city-state of Singapore. This new city was designed to be home to around 700,000 people and consists of a series of skyscraper towers rising to heights of nearly 35 … Read more

11 unusual museums in the world where ‘strange’ is an understatement

[ad_1] While the world is full of celebrated and innovative art institutions, from New York’s Guggenheim to Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, there are plenty of smaller, unusual museums that you most likely have never heard of, filled with their own unusual artefacts. While Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum are more famous, the highlight of a … Read more

50 Movies That Are Basically Perfect

[ad_1] Credit: Casablanca/Warner Bros. Some of the very best movies of all time have flaws that aren’t terminal, but that are nevertheless prominent: a questionable performance, a problematic element, an ending that doesn’t quite land. That’s fine—a film that takes risks and doesn’t quite stick the landing is generally preferable to one that’s technically proficient … Read more

Vastu for money: 5 common mistakes that are secretly blocking your wealth

[ad_1] According to Vastu, the entrance to your home or office serves as the gateway for energy to enter. If your entrance is obstructed or cluttered, it can symbolically block opportunities and financial blessings from reaching you. Similarly, a door that squeaks or sticks may signify resistance to new opportunities. Tip: Ensure that your entrance … Read more

Why Mumbai’s 300-year-old Bhikha Behram Well is more than just a sacred site for Zoroastrians

[ad_1] Come March and among a dawdling dance of palms and a spurt of bougainvillea, the footfalls of devotees at the well are at an annual high. According to the Zoroastrian calendar, it is the month of ‘Avan’—a period when water is worshipped. The air is tinged with the scent of roses and lilies, string … Read more

The Best Ways to Soundproof Your Home on a Budget

[ad_1] We may earn a commission from links on this page. Whether it’s inconsiderate neighbors or roommates or just bedroom windows facing a busy street, all it takes is a few sleepless nights to have you Googling the word soundproofing. It’s notoriously difficult (and expensive) to truly soundproof a room that wasn’t designed and constructed … Read more