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Organise your living spaces , Organise your life .... Vol - 02, Issue – 04, 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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Owned and published by Rishabh Shukla , at Aten Publishing House . All rights reserved . No part of this publication may be reproduced , stored or transmitted in any form without prior consent of the copyright owner. We welcome unsolicited material but do not take resposibility for the same. Letters or emails are welcome but subject to editing . The editors do their best to verify the information published but do not take responsibility for the absolute accuracy of the information.Rishabh Shukla ( Editor-in-chief ) reserves the right to use the information published herein in any manner whatsoever. copyrightŠ 2016. Rishabh Shukla. All rights reserved . For all subscription enquiries , contact here : Supreme Home Therapy

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Editor's Page ‌.. Hello Readers !

Interior design is next on the agenda for an eco-friendly upgrade. Green interior design jobs are growing in popularity. Much like traditional interior design, this version takes into consideration the use of renewable resources and makes use of them with style and flair. While going green is the subject of much debate, it is a necessary step in the Earth’s development because so many resources are quickly becoming diminished or completely lost. It is time for this concept to come into reality. Most sources Supreme Home Therapy

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of renewable and natural energy can be used in interior design. Things like corrugated steel, bamboo, natural wood products and recyclable materials such as plastics, aluminum, and glass can be used to create elegant dÊcor. The finishing touches of a home show the owner’s personality as well as their commitment to saving the planet. Your home will tell the story about your lifestyle and tastes. Green is a slang term meaning environmentally friendly. Here are a few ways to get started using green cleaning products. Not Green First, determine what is NOT green. If you cannot pronounce it, it is NOT Supreme Home Therapy

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green. Chlorine, bleach, and ammonia are NOT green. If it has a scent or dye, it is NOT green. If it has packaging that is not able to be recycled, then it is NOT green. Basic Green Cleaners So, what is a green cleaning product? Think about what your grandmother used to clean her home because it was probably green. Many green cleaning products are readily available and you may actually have some of them in your juice, and white vinegar are common green cleaning products. Read Labels Make sure to read the labels on cleaning products you purchase in a store. Just because there is a tree on the front of the packaging, it is marketed for babies, or the bottle is clear does not mean that it is green, earth friendly, or organic. Here are some green brands that are currently available: Green4Kleen, Green Works by Clorox, Ecover, Mrs. Meyers, 7thGeneration, Green Valley, Shaklee, Simple Green, Biokleen, Bon Ami, Citrus Magic, and there are many others. Most larger grocery stores and big box stores are starting to carry at least one Supreme Home Therapy

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brand of green cleaning products. If you can't find green cleaning products in your area, simply purchase them online for home delivery. Make Your Own Consider making your own cleaning products. There are many recipes online for simple household cleaners using environmentally friendly household items. Follow these above mentioned tips and opt a green living . Stay Healthy …Go Green ..Save earth and Save environment . Supreme Home Therapy’s volume second , issue fourth of 2016 brings exclusive Interior Design solutions for your residential and commercial spaces .This issue will throw light on Eco friendly homes , Renaissance Interiors , Apartments décor ideas , Feng shui 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. This is last of our offering of this year .Look out for us in new year 2017 , Until then ,This is Rishabh Shukla , signing off. Supreme Home Therapy

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Eco Friendly Homes

Should we be walking around our homes wearing decontamination suits? Not quite yet, but the health of our homes will be at the forefront of home technology in the coming years . Some of us spend a great amount of time Supreme Home Therapy

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indoors and often the quality of air is worse than what we find outdoors. Homes and commercial buildings are sealed so well that despite circulation by heating and cooling systems , odours and particulates swirl around with nowhere to go, but your lungs . The homes in which we live and the buildings in which we work, are not always as healthy as we would like them to be. Sick building syndrome has been linked to respiratory problems, including asthma and allergies and headaches and soreeyes to name a few. These can be attributed in part , to mold, outgassing from synthetic fiber used in building materials and carpets , pet hair , outdoor polens that become trapped indoors and inadequately vented cooking and odours. The goal should be to create a home which is ' friendly' to its inhabitants and sympathetic to the environment in which we live, some tips towards a healthy and ecologically conscious home : - Use energy efficient appliances and solar panels. - Rainwater harvesting is integral to an eco home. Supreme Home Therapy

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- Use sustainable , certified , toxic treatment free timber. - Emphasize renewable materials such as wood or those made from plentiful raw materials such as quarry tile. - When selecting materials for the interior, minimize the use of products and materials with high levels of volatile organic compounds ( VOC ),select low volatile organic compounds and toxic free paints, finishes and adhesives. - Area rugs are preferable where dust allergies or asthma are a concern since they can be removed for proper cleaning. - Create an asthma aware home i,e. no fitted carpets, reduced ledges, low allergen gardens.

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Renaissance Interiors

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The houses of affluent people in the Renaissance (14th century to 16th century), contained large rooms and high ceilings elaborately ornamented with painted decorations and plaster moldings, usually derived from ancient Greek and Roman styles. Both the decorations and the furniture of the rooms were calculated to create an effect of richness and magnificence. In France and Italy, where such famous artists as Benvenuto Cellini and Raphael created household decorations, a room was judged by the ornamentation on the ceilings and walls. Little furniture was used. Sideboards (dressoirs), chests (cassoni), and clothes presses (armoires) were designed to complement the formal, symmetrical architectural features of the rooms. In England during the early Renaissance, houses were typically constructed in the Tudor style, approximately half timber and half brick and stone. Lavish use was made of wood paneling and of such features of Gothic art as mullioned windows, elaborate chimneys, fireplaces, and mantels. Rooms were simple and dignified, with few articles of furniture or accessories. Ceilings and walls were decorated with plaster moldings or hung with tapestries. Windows, doors, and the large four-poster beds characteristic of the period were draped with heavy Supreme Home Therapy

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velvets, damasks, and brocades. Houses contains large rooms and high ceilings elaborately ornamented with painted decoration and plastic moldings usually derived from ancient Greek and Roman styles . Decorations and furniture were calculated to create an effect of richness and magnificance . A room was judged by ornamentation on ceilings and walls . Little furniture was used. Supreme Home Therapy

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Sideboard chests ( Strong rectangular box ) , clothes presses were generally used . In England, houses were constructed by half timber and half bricks and stones . Lavish use was made of wood , panelling, elaborate chimneys, fireplaces and mantels. Rooms were simple with few articles of furniture or accessories .Ceilings and walls were decorated with plaster moldings or hung with tapestries with heavy velvets damasks .

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Feng Shui & Vastu Shastra !

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Feng Shui, ancient Chinese skill of keeping a balance of forces in the land or surroundings. In feng shui (Mandarin Chinese words meaning “wind-water�) the land is regarded as living and as reflecting the pattern of heaven, and any development must be in harmony with this pattern. When building, planting, or altering the landscape in any way, or when choosing a grave site for an ancestor, practitioners of feng shui aim to balance the forces of yin and yang, the two counterbalancing forces of the universe. For example, hills and mountains are pictured as dragons, full of yin, while valleys are seen as tigers, embodying the balancing yang force. Feng shui is the study of the environment , places, people, time and how the energies of each interact. Feng shui is about balance, comfort and harmony . It is a science that offers the ability to create a balance in your dwelling or place of work . Feng shui is based on five tatva : Fire, earth , Metal, Water, Wood . Vastu Shastra , vaastu in sanskrit means nature, a surrounding or environment . The word vaastu came from vastu denoting anything existing such as house, shelter, building etc. Shastra in sanskrit means systems. Supreme Home Therapy

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Vastu Shastra is an ancient art and science , containing principles and practises of constructing buildings which ensures a harmonious balance between man and nature and thereby bring all around happiness , health , wealth and prosperity. Vastu Shastra is based on pancha bhootas namely earth, space, air , fire and water and eight directions namely Esshan ( North- East ), East , South East , South West, South , West , North West , North. Who does not want prosperity and happiness in life ? Now- a days , when people want to construct a house or other building , they devote more time for minute details of foundation, Supreme Home Therapy

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superstructure , comforts, look, appearance etc. without going into detailed examination as to whether such a house or building will bring them prosperity , health , wealth, wisdom and happiness in the life paving the way for progress and peaceful living or not . Shape of plot : Favourites are regular shaped square or rectangular plot and irregular shaped plots are normally avoided. Water- bodies : water bodies in north or east are considered good. Obstructions : obstructions like big trees, pillars, open well and posts before an arrow like roads are to be avoided. Ideal Site : In a square plot, the house should be constructed in the house centre and in rectangular plot it should be nearer to construction south, south west and west sides preferably leaving more in a plot open space on north and east .

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Art Forgery

Art Forgery, the intent to deceive, usually for financial gain, by proffering an art object as representing something other than what it is. Art forgery has many subdivisions, such as the deliberate imitation offered as an original; a genuine old object that has been altered by Supreme Home Therapy

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partial repainting or reworking to give it greater value; early copies not initially intended to deceive but later passed off as originals; the pastiche made up of original parts that do not go together; and workshop artifacts attributed to the master. NOTABLE FORGERS Throughout history art forgeries have been made whenever creative works have been considered valuable for a collection. The Romans copied Greek original sculptures, and many of the copies have at some time or other been considered originals. Today these copies are in museums, valued for what they are. Coins have been counterfeited since they were first minted by King Gyges of Lydia (died about 648 bc). Sometimes molds were made of originals and copies produced by castings. At other times original dies were used to strike an unauthorized issue. Various Byzantine emperors debased their coinage with base alloys—a form of deception—and coins were even produced in base metals and gilded to be passed off as solid gold. Jean de France, Duc de Berry, an art patron and coin collector, had modern copies made of old Dutch and French coins to fill in gaps in his collection. The Italian artists Giovanni Cavino and Supreme Home Therapy

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Pirro Ligorio were master coin counterfeiters of the 16th century. Even the great Michelangelo forged an “antique” marble cupid for his patron, Lorenzo de Medici. In the 18th century a forger produced a marble head of Julius Caesar that had been purchased by London's British Museum in 1818 as being authentic. Perhaps the most prolific production of art forgeries has occurred in the 19th and 20th centuries during periods of avid collecting, when profits for a successful deception have been enormous. The Louvre Museum in Paris bought its gold Tiara of Saïtaphernes for 200,000 gold francs and declared it a genuine work of the 3rd century bc, although it had been made in 1880 by the goldsmith Israel Ruchomovsky of Odesa, Russia. He was commissioned to execute a number of works in the antique manner by unscrupulous dealers, who then sold the objects as antiquities. The Italian artist Giovanni Bastianini, in the third quarter of the 19th century, executed in good faith a number of fine sculptures in the manner of Donatello, Verrocchio, Mino de Fiesole, and other Italian old masters, which were subsequently sold as genuine to—among others—the Louvre and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Supreme Home Therapy

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Perhaps the most famous master forger of all time was Alceo Dossena, who successfully produced sculptures of such high quality that they were accepted as genuine by many art critics, museum directors, and famous collectors. Apparently Dossena, a master artist, did not know he was defrauding a third party, as he merely supplied work in various styles—archaic, Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, Gothic, and Renaissance. When he discovered that a Madonna and Child he had sold for 50,000 lire was in turn sold for 3 million lire, he stepped forward and proclaimed that the works were modern. Of almost equal notoriety is the story of Hans van Meegeren; he painted a number of fake Vermeers and Pieter de Hoochs that were accepted as genuine by eminent art critics and sold to important collectors and museums for fabulous sums. When he was accused of collaborating with the enemy in having sold, through an intermediary, Vermeer's The Woman Taken in Adultery to Hermann Göring during World War II, he was able to prove the “Vermeer” was by his own hand; van Meegeren was sent to prison for one year.

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In recent years skillful forgeries of paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Paul CĂŠzanne, Pablo Picasso, and other modern masters have appeared. Often these are declared fake by art historians, frequently after a technical examination.

DETECTING FORGERIES By use of special illumination such as ultraviolet black light, infrared photography, and X-ray radiographs, inconsistencies and changes in paintings may be detected. Instrumental analyses may reveal anachronisms in a work of art, and techniques such as carbon-14 dating, thermoluminescence dating, and dendrochronology (tree-ring dating) are all helpful in detecting forgeries in works of art. The dates when many pigments were introduced into the artist's palette are known; thus, if the 18th-century pigments Prussian blue and zinc white appear in a painting purported to be of an earlier date, then the work is obviously a forgery. Paint extending over an old crackle pattern may be evidence of repainting. Signatures are often changed by a forger; frequently, the binocular Supreme Home Therapy

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microscope is used to detect the alteration. Radiographs will reveal changes made by the original artist as well as those made on an old object by a forger. Pottery from archaeological sites is often “restored� from pieces that do not belong together by filing down edges of similar pieces from a second object. These, and fills of plaster or other materials, may show up in the X-ray. The best detector of a false work of art, however, is the trained human eye. For example, a banker who is thoroughly familiar with printed currency can detect counterfeit money just by casual scrutiny, just as a fraudulent signature on a check is glaringly obvious when compared with a true signature. The detection of forgeries should be carried out jointly by art historians, art conservators, and scientists who have specialized in analysis of art and archaeological materials.

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Design Quotations 1- Designing and Decorating are like music, Harmony is what we constantly strive for. At home, we want a peaceful atmosphere where the objects are the notes and nothing is off - key. 2- Better rooms, better furniture , better objects , d' Art can only be created for a society interested in living , not existing. 3- It is just as disastrous to have the wrong accessories in your room , as it is to wear sport shoes with an evening dress. Supreme Home Therapy

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4- Beautifully designed objects fulfill our desire for art and aesthetics. 5- Our objects, bibelots, whatnots and knickknacks - say the most about who we are . They are as honest as a diary . 6- Certain colors blend unobtrusively with other colors; the same colors in differing intensity or shades can become strikingly emphasized. 7- Remember , colour is not just colour , but mood , temperature and structure. 8- Mirrors have come to mean much more than the original ‘ looking glass’ . They are now a part of the decorative scheme of a modern home. By using them , there are no dar , gloomy corners, no drab caverns for halla. There can be a feeling freedom , light, air and space. 9- The designer’s final choices should be guided by the client’s tastes and budget, as well as the intended function of a given room. Supreme Home Therapy

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10- Whatever you do in your decorating and designing philosophy , be brave .........Nothing is in good taste unless it suits the way you live .What's practical is beautiful and suitability always overrules fashion. Make a " BOLD STATEMENT ".

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Owned and published by Rishabh Shukla , at Aten Publishing House . All rights reserved . No part of this publication may be reproduced , stored or transmitted in any form without prior consent of the copyright owner. copyrightŠ 2016. Rishabh Shukla. All rights reserved . No part of this publication may be reproduced , stored in a retrieval system or transmitted , in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the copyright owner. Copyright infringement is never intended, if I published some of your work, and you feel I didn't credited properly, or you want me to remove it, please let me know and I'll do it immediately.

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