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WHY DOES BIPRATIP DHAR OF EPSILON VALUE TRENDS?

True to its name, TRENDS is a very stylish and an up-to-date magazine along with being the most informative amongst its contemporaries. The well-crafted content and lifelike images make every feature look fascinating and engaging. The range of projects, both national as well as international, are noteworthy and give one a global view of the industry. The presentation style not only makes it appealing for architects and interior designers but also for the common man.

Founded in 2000 by architect Bipratip Dhar, Epsilon believes in offering quality design and architectural solutions. The firm adopts an innovative design approach for all

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Why did NASA dispense with the Shuttle programme?

Todd Bowen

The Space Shuttle programme was conceived as a plan to design a spacecraft that could work as a reusable ‘space truck’. It would be used as a workhorse to provide cheap access to low Earth orbit for the US and associated partners. The main goal of the Space Shuttle was the planned construction of a United States space station in the early-Nineties. After completion of this station, the Shuttle would then be retired and replaced with a new vehicle.

Despite flying 135 missions, the Shuttle never really fully achieved its original plans, with nine flights being the most

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Whole Detroit

A sustainable, locally focused Whole Foods Market adds to the revitalization of Detroit’s Midtown district

Urban «food deserts» have been a problem in major cities, like economically hard-hit Detroit, for years. But now there is a bright light on the horizon of the Mo­tor City’s retail landscape with the June opening of a Whole Foods Market in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood, a flourishing area a few miles from downtown. The new, ground-up construction opened to much fanfare, free food samples and speech-giving politicians, plus throngs of eager customers who no longer need drive to the tony suburbs of Troy or Rochester

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Who THOMAS PHEASANT

Why THE VETERAN AMERICAN DESIGNER’S FOURTH COLLECTION WITH BAKER FURNITURE MARKS THEIR

After working for 30 years as an interior designer, Thomas Pheasant bemoans that perfection is a constantly distant goal. The pursuit of classical beauty continues to guide him, but «perfection is now a motivation rather than a destination for me,» he says. While much of his time these days is spent coordinating his team of architects and designers on residential projects, his latest Classical Evolution range for Baker Furniture is more intimate. «It’s really just me, privately, with my sketchpad,» he says.

Continuing their decade-long collaboration, this recent

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Who JULIAN DAVISON

Why HE HAS RECAPTURED THE BEAUTY OF SINGAPORE’S OLD ART DECO LANDMARKS WITH HIS FINE ARCHITECTURAL ILLUSTRATIONS what gets him out of bed in the morning тм FRESH AS A DAISY,

ENTHUSIASTIC FOR MY WORK AS I MAKE MY TEA».

He may be an Englishman, but architectural historian Julian Davison’s vivid memories of yesteryear Singapore can rival any proud local’s. Julian’s father was an architect and one of the founding partners of the Singapore branch of Raglan Squire & Partners (better known today as RSP). The cheery 57-year-old spent his childhood in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, only returning to the

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WHITE ZOMBIE

Случается порой такой казус — вроде бы музыканты все как на подбор, звук изумительный, имидж оригинальный, лирика отменная, а группа годами не может прорваться наверх. Нью-Йоркская молодая команда под названием White Zombie прекрасный пример подобной жизненной несправедливости. К счастью, ситуация изменилась и есть надежда, что White Zombie станут всеобщим достоянием.

Критики назвали их стиль как “психо-дет-металл с пост-апокалиптическим и киберпанковским ужасающим видением Ада». Большинство своих замороченных идей вокалист и главный сочинитель песен Rob Zombie почерпнул из фильмов ужасов. Да и само название группы было взято из одноименной картины 1932 года о женщине, которая проводила свой медовый месяц ка Гаити и

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White shades

Deborah Walker has used a subtle palette of off-white tones to create a serene Victorian home

If the word finesse can be defined as bringing a delicate and skilful approach to a troublesome situation, then there’s surely no better word to sum up the manner in which Deborah Walker has renovated and refurbished the once worn-down and neglected, four-storey, Victorian terrace home she shares with her partner Peter. Situated in a quaint seaside town on the East Sussex coast – the house has magnificent sea views from its south-facing rear windows – it was a wonderful find and the couple

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WHITE Magic!

A CLEAN & CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN

This streamlined kitchen is awash with natural light. The white and walnut cabinets create a contemporary backdrop and the wooden floors ground the space. The white stools surround the lacquered counter which can be used as a breakfast area. «Generally going all white’ is a popular choice for kitchen cabinets. It is classy and elegant.

A MODERN MIX

An all-white kitchen is a chic retreat. The white cabinetry, matching cook top, and grey work surface establish the kitchen area in this open-plan home. The granite flooring breaks the monotony and adds life to the space.

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While the Royal

Australian Air

Force may have only had five squadrons equipped with Beaufighters in the Pacific Theatre, they punched well above their weight. Crews had three years of intensive low-level operations over land and sea, hitting the enemy hard; but often at the cost of men and aircraft lost. Combat in the Pacific was a war of grinding attrition.

The two most active RAAF Beaufighter units were 30 and 31 Squadrons, both of which were war-raised. No.30 was formed at Richmond, New South Wales, on March 9, 1942 and five months later 31 was created at Wagga Wagga, NSW.

No.30 remained

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White Light

THIS ROAD MANAGER’S 50-SQM PAD IS NEARLY DEVOID OF COLOR, BUT IT BRIMS WITH BRIGHTNESS

LAVISH LIGHT.

Road manager Rey Lañada’s pad is the corner unit in the uppermost floor of his condo, which conveniently affords him a generous helping of ambient light. Not only does Rey’s unit appear very airy, but he is also able to save on electricity bills because he doesn’t need to turn on electric lights that often.

The beige sofa from Dimensione is his two dogs’ favorite hangout. Rey says that he rarely receives visitors. The gnarled milktree plant, the bold-red accent chair, feathered lamp

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