The Ideal Home and Garden - - Contents -

What comes first to mind when you think of art? Paint­ings that hang on walls at home and gal­leries, and the sculp­tures that we see at mu­se­ums? Think again! One art form that has been be­come in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar among mod­ern artists now is out­door art in­stal­la­tions. A won­der­ful way of tak­ing cre­ativ­ity out­doors, and blend­ing art and en­vi­ron­ment, to cre­ate beau­ti­ful ex­pe­ri­ences for spec­ta­tors. And it’s called Land Art or Earth Art as it com­bines land­scape with works of art. In­spired by this, the team de­cided to ded­i­cate one ma­jor fea­ture cu­rat­ing out­door space. With­out any sec­ond thought we de­cided to give the fea­ture to renowned cu­ra­tor Mon­ica Jain who be­lieves that the out­doors should not be per­ma­nent, just like our moods.

Do go through the piece on ways to beau­tify your gar­den, be­yond flow­ers and fo­liage.

Play­ing in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tor to the kid in your life? Benoy has re­searched ideas for hav­ing cool and trendy kids rooms that can make your child feel more wanted, with­out dis­count­ing on func­tion­al­ity. Choose from colours like soft greys, mauve, black and white; these gen­der neu­tral choices will look amaz­ing.

If you strug­gling for an in­ter­est­ing wall idea, we have that sorted in this is­sue. Noth­ing beats a beau­ti­ful car­pet in adding warmth and style. The fea­ture on ‘The New Wall Art’ is an in­sight for de­signs, pat­terns, colours, and style for wall car­pets, to re­de­fine the con­ven­tional wall.

Last but not the least the cli­mate is chang­ing and it’s get­ting hot­ter with each day. Be care­ful and take all pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures for your health ev­ery time you are go­ing out in sun. Don’t for­get to put to­gether your check­list-sun­glasses, sun­screen and your sum­mer body.

Ruhi Singh Ex­ec­u­tive Ed­i­tor r.singh@nextgen­pub­lish­

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