HindustanTimes Wed,30 Jul 2014

Between landscape and art: Best installations from IGF

The International Garden Festival at Reford Gardens in Grand-Metis, Quebec, Canada is underway, showcasing 22 contemporary installations by designers and architects that cross the boundries between landscape and art. Here are some of our favorites.

Trivial matters: Play ridicules banalities of daily life

A talk show host, a serial killer, a nationally renowned blind poet, and a man who wants to confess in a church but has nothing to confess, are just a handful of characters from director Atul Kumar’s new play, Trivial Disasters.

All the world’s a stage, quite literally

Kitchens, terraces, courtyards, libraries, even a bus is substituting the stage. Expensive performance spaces are forcing troupes to jump off it.

Quilts of India: a patchwork chronicle by Patrick J Finn

American author Patrick J Finn has travelled across India researching the country’s many wonderful quilting traditions. He has travelled to remote pockets and has come away with information that is as fresh to an Indian as it is to an outsider.

Glasgow dreams: Of runaway boys and a wish come true

Glasgow is currently a pool of dreams and ambitions. Here are some stories of young men from India who fled from their home and landed in the city for a passion that couldn't be supressed anymore.

Four-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

Celebrating films, TV, video games, comic books, costumes and other popular arts, the festival kicked off with a preview on Wednesday night and goes full force Thursday at the San Diego Convention Center. Here's a peek at some of the most anticipated presentations.

Art’s affair with literature

A Delhi-based artist has collaborated with a Delhi-based writer to bring together 11 beautiful oil ­portraits on canvas, that can be seen at an ongoing ­exhibition at Visual Art Gallery in the Capital.

Newest design trend: Digital art on canvas

A new start-up has come up with a slick way of integrating the luxury product into your home. "Framed" is a HD-display screen set in a walnut frame which can be hung on your wall to display an infinite number of GIFs, videos, animations and graphics at the flick of a finger.

Zooming in on world's famous buildings

Italian illustrator Federico Babina, known for his projects exploring the link between art and architecture, has released a new artistic series of prints which zooms in on some of the world's most iconic buildings.

Pump up your pad with do-it-yourself décor

Your room must be done up in a way that it can act as a safe haven, and re-energise you when you step in after a long day. We give you a few tips to make your room as warm, peaceful and cosy, with a dash of colours and sundry baubles you can make thyself, to perk it up!

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