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Organise your living spaces , Organise your life .... Vol - 02, Issue – 02, Year- 2016


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Hello visitors !

welcome to 'Supreme Home Therapy' - A quarterly magazine that provides Interior Design solution for your residential and commercial spaces and encourages its readership to create a better ambience around them . Supreme Home Therapy publishes four times a year, at three-month intervals . It is called Supreme Home Therapy because our goal behind this magazine is to cure physical, mental, or behavioral problems of our readers by providing them a comfortable and stress free surroundings, sophisticated lifestyle, functionally improved and aesthetically enriched spaces. We believe that.... If we can't organise our living spaces then we can't organise our life . So, be a part of our Supreme Home Therapy and create a beautiful and healthy ambience of your own. Stay tuned with Supreme Home Therapy. Supreme Home Therapy includes regular columns on historical architecture, art, design formulae, green design, renovation Time, Interior Design Outlines, Vastu and Feng shui, Residential Spaces and 9 to 5 spaces. Besides, Do design woes get you depressed ? Let our in- house expert and Editor-inSupreme Home Therapy

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chief of Supreme Home Therapy , Designer Rishabh Shukla wipe that frown away . Leaking Roof ? Yellowing marble ? Cluttered Spaces ? Here's where you 'll find the diagnosis and hopefully the solutions to all your design woes. Write in with your Queries to : Editor in chief

Rishabh Shukla

Deputy Editor

Vikrant Kulkarni


Sneha Rajadhyaksha

Design Consultant

Swapnil Shukla


Gurpreet Singh

Marketing Head

Vipul Bajpai


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Editor's Page ‌.. Hello Readers !

Interior Design involves manipulating the architectural integrity of interior space as well as the creation of a lifestyle experience through the study of human behaviour . Interior design draws on aspects of environmental psychology , architecture, product design , furniture design in addition to traditional decoration. An Interior designer is a professional , who does better utilization of a particular space according to the requirements and budget of client and creates healthy living environment by using different kind of materials. Interior design as profession includes a variety of aspects which Supreme Home Therapy

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involves – conceptual design, design development, design documentation, construction supervision, contract administration. Interior design is the process of shaping the experience of interior space. Interior designing means better utilization of a particular space according to the requirements & budget of the client & to create healthy living ambience by using different kinds of materials. In other words interior design is a profession concerned with anything that is found inside a space {walls, windows, doors, finishes, furniture, texture, lights, furnishings, accessories etc.}. All of these elements are used by Interior designers to develop a fuctional, safe, aesthetically pleasing space for a building user. In a market place that's getting increasingly competitive, and in a world where big names like to be aligned with other big names, a proper brand imaging of a designer will become necessary . and to become a brand the designer would have to strike the right balance between how he sees the space and what's expected out of it- with a definite leaning towards what the clients wants.

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Supreme Home Therapy’s volume second , issue second of 2016 brings exclusive Interior Design solutions for your residential and commercial spaces . This issue will throw light on Indian folk painting Madhubani , Apartments dÊcor ideas , a review on Chokhi Dhaani and many more. So, organise your living spaces & organise our life . Be a part of our Supreme Home Therapy and create a beautiful and healthy ambience of your own. Look out for us in our next issue . Until then ,This is Rishabh Shukla , signing off.

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Indian Folk Painting : Madhubani Art Mithila painting (also known as Madhubani painting) is practiced in the Mithila state of Nepal and in the Bihar state of India. Painting is done with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks, using natural dyes and pigments, and is characterized by eye-catching geometrical patterns. There is ritual content for particular occasions, such as birth or marriage, and festivals, such as Holi, Surya Shasti, Kali Puja, Upanayanam, Durga Puja. The Mithila region, from which the name Mithila art is derived, is believed to have been the kingdom of King Janak in present-day Janakpur in Nepal.

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History The exact time when Mithila art originated is not known. The origin can be traced to the time of the Ramayana, when King Janaka of Nepal ordered his kingdom to decorate the town for the wedding of his daughter, Sita, to Lord Rama. The ancient tradition of elaborate wall paintings or Bhitti-Chitra in Nepal and Bihar played a major role in the emergence of this new art form. The original inspiration for Madhubani art emerged from women’s craving for religiousness and an intense desire to be one with God. With the belief that painting something divine would achieve that desire, women began to paint pictures of gods and goddesses with an interpretation so divine that captured the hearts of many. Madhubani, which by one account means Forest of Honey, (‘Madhu’-honey, ‘Ban’-forest or woods) is a region in Mithila region of Nepal and the northern part of Bihar. A region that has a distinct regional identity and language that reportedly spans 2500 years.

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The women painters of Mithila lived in a closed society. It is locally believed that Madhubani painting tradition started when Raja Janak of Nepal commissioned local artists to paint murals in his palace in preparations for the marriage of his daughter Sita to Lord Ram. The paintings were originally done on walls coated with mud and cow dung. The kohbar ghar or the nuptial chamber was the room in which the paintings were traditionally done. Originally the paintings depicted an assembly of symbolic images of the lotus plant, the bamboo grove, fishes, birds and snakes in union. These images represented fertility and proliferation of life. There used to be a tradition that the newly married bride and groom would spend three nights in the kohbar ghar without cohabiting. On the fourth night they would consummate the marriage surrounded with the colourful painting. The Mithila paintings were done only by women of the house, the village and the caste and only on occasion of marriages. Mithila painting, as a domestic ritual activity, was unknown to the outside world until the massive India-Nepal border earthquake of 1934 when the houses and walls tumbled down. Then British colonial officer in Madhubani District, William G. Archer, while inspecting the damage “discovered� the paintings on Supreme Home Therapy

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the newly exposed interior walls of Mithila homes. He was struck by reported similarities to the work of modern Western artists like Miro and Picasso. During the 1930s he took black and white photos of some of these paintings, which today are the earliest images of the art. He also wrote about the painting in a 1949 article in ‘Marg’ an Indo-Nepal Art Journal. The drought from 1966 to 1968 crippled the agricultural economy of the region. As part of a larger initiative to bring economic relief to the region, Ms. Pupul Jayakar, the then Director of the All Indo-Nepal Handicrafts Board,sent the Bombay-based artist Mr.Bhaskar Kulkarni to Mithila to encourage women there to replicate their mural paintings on paper which, to facilitate sales, as a source of income to ensure survival. The contribution of foreign scholars in promoting the art form internationally has also been immense. Yves Vequad, a French novelist and journalist, in the early 1970s wrote a book on the basis of his research on Mithila painting and produced a film ‘The Women Painters of Mithila’. The German anthropologist film-maker and social activist Erika Moser persuaded the impoverished Dusadh community to paint as well. The result was the Dusadh captured their oral history (such as the adventures of Raja Salhesh, and depictions of their primary Supreme Home Therapy

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deity, Rahu) — typified by bold compositions and figures based on traditional tattoo patterns called Goidna locally. This added another distinctive new style to the region’s flourishing art scene.

Origins Madhubani painting/Mithila painting was traditionally created by the women of the Brahman, Dusadh and Kayastha communities in Mithila region in Nepal and India. It was originated in Madhubhani village of Capital city of Ancient Mithila known as Janakpur (presently in Nepal). It is a well-demarcated cultural region lying between the Ganges and the Terai of Nepal, and between the Koshi and Narayani tributaries. This painting as a form of wall art was practiced widely throughout the region; the more recent development of painting on paper and canvas originated among the villages around Madhubani, and it is these latter developments that may correctly be referred to as Madhubani art. The painting was traditionally done on freshly plastered mud walls and floors of huts, but now they are also done on cloth, handmade paper and canvas. Supreme Home Therapy

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Madhubani paintings are made from the paste of powdered rice. Madhubani painting has remained confined to a compact geographical area and the skills have been passed on through centuries, the content and the style have largely remained the same. And that is the reason for Madhubani painting being accorded the coveted GI (Geographical Indication) status. Madhubani paintings also use two dimensional imagery, and the colors used are derived from plants. Ochre and lampblack are also used for reddish brown and black respectively. Madhubani paintings mostly depict the men & its association with nature and the scenes & deity from the ancient epics. Natural objects like the sun, the moon, and religious plants like tulsi are also widely painted, along with scenes from the royal court and social events like weddings. Generally no space is left empty; the gaps are filled by paintings of flowers, animals, birds, and even geometric designs. Traditionally, painting was one of the skills that was passed down from generation to generation in the families of the Mithila Region, mainly by women. It is still practiced and kept alive in the institutions spread across Mithila region. Kalakriti in Darbhanga, Vaidehi in Madhubani and Gram Vikas Parishad in Ranti are some of the major centers of Madhubani painting which has kept this ancient art form alive. Supreme Home Therapy

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Styles Madhubani art has five distinctive styles, namely, Bharni, Katchni, Tantrik, godna and gobar. In the 1960s Bharni, Kachni and Tantrik style were mainly done by Brahman and Kayashth women, who are upper caste women in India and Nepal. Their themes were mainly religious and they depicted Gods and Goddesses, flora and fauna in their paintings. People of lower castes includes aspects of their daily life and symbols , story of Raja Shailesh [ guard of village] and much more, in their paintings. But nowadays Madhubani art has become a globalised art form so there is no difference in the work of artists of the region on the basis of caste system . They are working in all five styles. Madhubani art received international and national attention.

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Ideas for Your Apartment Living in a small space is tough, especially when your decorating options are limited by rental rules and landlord laws. Let these ideas inspire you to make the home (and space) you want.

- Use floating shelves to show off a collection of decorative objects and mementos. Stagger the shelves for a unique look. Basic shelves serve as a strong basis for rotating displays. They will go with almost Supreme Home Therapy

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anything, which means you can change the look of the vignette, leaving the shelves in place and avoid making any more holes in your apartment walls. - You're not limited to the mini blinds that come standard in most rentals. Dress up you windows with easy DIY curtains. - If you can't paint the walls in your apartment, paint your furniture. A new paint job on a bed frame or nightstand can be just as impactful as new color on the walls. - Add a little pizzazz to your entryway or bedside table with a customized tray. Use this simple stencil technique to transform a boring metal tray into something you'll be proud to display. - Employ an industrial metal shelving unit as extra kitchen storage if your apartment's kitchen storage options are less than generous. The cool finish of this unit recalls metal touches that are standard in pro kitchens. Use baskets to corral kitchen staples, and incorporate a few decorative touches to keep it fun. - Often in a rental situation, you are stuck with whatever finishes are in place when you sign the lease. If your apartment's carpet is not so stylish, camouflage the problem Supreme Home Therapy

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with an extra-large area rug that coordinates with your other decor. If the room is on the small side, you won't need an oversize rug, which can start to get pricey. - Vintage buildings have plenty of charm, but some original elements can pose a decorating challenge. Rather than cringe at something you don't like, embrace it and find a work-around. If the bathroom tile is a shade you can't stand, pick a color you do like to serve as the room's main hue. The tone of green used in this bathroom has just a twinge of yellow, which helps the accents to stand out and the yellow tile to recede. Try a blue-green with powder blue tile or sherbet orange with salmon-color tile. - If your apartment lacks a designated entry, create your own with a bookcase. Remove the top shelves and install hooks on the back wall of the bookcase for hanging coats. Add more hooks to the sides of the books case for hanging leashes or umbrellas. Outfit the bottom shelves with baskets and small drawers for storing mittens, sunglasses, and other out-the-door essentials. Add a memo bar from an office supply store to the top of the bookcase as a place to organize reminders.

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- In any small space, using mirrors is a decorating trick that works wonders. They reflect light and make a space feel bigger. Hang a large mirror in your apartment's dining space, living room, or bedroom across from a window, so it is in a prime position to receive natural light and reflect it back into the room.

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Chokhi Dhani - Replica of a traditional Rajasthani village

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Famously known as the ‘Pink City,’ Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, India’s largest state. With myriads of places to visit in Jaipur, the city boasts the rich and cultural heritage of Indian history. Beautiful and well-maintained forts, camel rides, bustling street markets and what not, Jaipur is a perfect blend of the past and present.

While travelling across various places in Jaipur, you might miss out the chance to enjoy certain festive celebrations of Jaipur. If that is the case, you do not have to worry anymore! Just visit Chokhi Dhani and witness the liveliness of Jaipur's celebrations, as the celebration never stops in Chokhi Dhani! Chokhi Dhani, the only five-star rated ethnic village resort in India, is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur. Located in the neighbourhood of Jaipur, Chokhi Dhani is the replica of a traditional Rajasthani village. Chokhi Dhani opened its cultural door to tourists in 1989 and since then, it has been entertaining its visitors with all the colours of Rajasthan’s ethnicities. Chokhi Dhani, as its name its really a small beautiful village which gives a reflection of Rajasthan. Traditional dance, rides and food right from Chulha makes one feel the simplicity of village. The main food which is served in Supreme Home Therapy

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dinner could not steal our heart. It was not that great but yes how they were serving was awesome. Felt like a grandmother insisting her children to eat more and more Restaurants in Chokhi Dhani serves traditional Rajasthani foods that can make your appetite grow larger than you can ever imagine. While the folk music and traditional dancers will make your feet tap to their rhythm, health club, swimming pool and spas in Chokhi Dhani will help you relax your mind. While in Chokhi Dhani, you can also witness the popular puppet shows of Rajasthan. Chokhi dhani is the place worth to spend evening there. Welcomed with the tikka on forehead by local ladies and the entrance. You can opt for the normal ticket thaali, so you can enjoy the best experience of the cultural food with their own tradition. After entering inside, you will find the own mini Rajasthan inside, with huts and buildings decorated with their local decorations. All set up created was beautiful and gives an awesome view. Inside, you will find the activities like folk dances and drums with fab music, even you can join them for fun and Supreme Home Therapy

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unforgettable moments. Other activities includes rides and local performances, but it should be free of coat, as they already charged for the entrance. Also, the performers asked for tip everywhere, which deteriorates their performance capacity and loses the focus. It is preferable to go in groups, so you can enjoy the ambience well and perform and participate in all activities. As far as dinner and food is concerned,dinner is served in their traditional way, and the good thing is they really want you to have their food and enjoy the scenario. They lighten up your mood while serving with their language and scolding, and makes it more worth to spend your time there. If you have to experience authentic Rajasthani culture, you have to visit this place in Jaipur. It is a place where you will experience the whole Jaipur at one place. As you enter the premises you will find the people in very traditional way, their clothes, their language, their welcoming manner. Men sing songs and Supreme Home Therapy

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play the dholak and sitar while women does folk dance, you can also join the dance. There were Camel riding, Elephant riding and Horse cart riding also. Temples were there and there is a cave to reach temple. You can also enjoy HOOKAH, villagers there serves it by themselves. There were stores to buy handmade items like clothes, toys, show pieces and what not. Finally the food, so many varieties in just one THALI. For me , it’s a ‘Must visit place’. - Rishabh Shukla Supreme Home Therapy

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Spirit ' help to affirm and support the struggles of cancer patients. These dolls are designed to encourage Cancer patients who have to go through chemo therapy and will likely lose their hair. Swapnil Saundarya Chemo Dolls are dolls for children as well as for adults in treatments for cancer. Doll Designer Swapnil has been very busy making chemo dolls which are simply beautiful and bald ! each with their own removable colorful hat adjoining with the doll's hand representing the power to fight against the terrible disease Cancer . These dolls are dedicated to all of them battling this awful disease. Help Swapnil Saundarya Label meet their goal of placing Swapnil Saundarya Chemo Dolls in the arms of all cancer patients who need a hug and to put big smiles on their faces .You can nominate any child with cancer who needs a new best friend Doll and the company will ship his or her new doll with our love and care from Swapnil Saundarya Label. Doll Designer Swapnil believes that her dolls have the magic to make their own best friends feel super brave and courageous."Our mission is to provide Supreme Home Therapy

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emotional support to children and adults in treatment for cancer and other serious illnesses through our chemo dolls and Artistic Cards " she said. Swapnil Saundarya Chemo Dolls are available at Swapnil Saundarya estore and Rishabh Interiors and Arts :: The e Studio Kudos to the concept and the philosophy behind these Beautiful and Bald ~ Swapnil Saundarya Chemo Dolls. Swapnil Saundarya Label is a designer lifestyle products manufacturing firm from India . It is a place that offers a complete lifestyle solution.The lifestyle products designed and developed at Swapnil Saundarya Label are not only captivating but a true expression of your style .'Swapnil Saundarya Label' is great at having unusual aesthetic design sensibility which is reflected in our products ranging from Jewellery, Accessories, Primitive Dolls, Key rings, Car accessories, Interior Products ,KnickKnacks,Paintings to Lifestyle Books.

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Supreme Home Therapy Vol 02, Issue 02, Year 2016  
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