first_img“While water sports activities are in big demand and”While water sports activities are in big demand and offering right options for tourists to beat the simmering heat, Goa Tourisms hot air balloon rides and helicopter joyrides also provide good and cool alternatives,” Dessai claimed.The tourism department has also introduced trekking to the hinterland.”Trekking to the hinterland and experiencing some camping activities in villages set against the breath-taking landscape of the state are also making the state a hotspot this summer,” Dessai added.Private investors are also rushing in to be part of the party.The recently-launched Snow Park at Anjuna by a private venture is witnessing increase in footfalls, thanks to the school vacation.”The response has been on the rise. Our visitors mostly include children who want to make the most of their vacation,” said Harikesh Singh, Manager, Snow Park, Anjuna Beach Village.Promoted by Jupiter Enterprises, this is its second Snow Park in the country, the first being at Surat in Gujarat. PTI CORR NRB ARDlast_img read more

first_imgNew York, New York – Lladró presents the first three creations from the Scenes Collection by Jaime Hayon, a new collaboration between the ingenious Spanish designer and the world-renowned porcelain brand.Delicately handcrafted and presented in limited editions of 100 units each, the new pieces are now being unveiled at the Interior Design Show in Toronto, right after their world premiere at DesignTide in Tokyo. The Scenes further underscore the poetic expressiveness of porcelain through a highly personal and contemporary gaze, and capture special moments from magical worlds, as if frozen in an instant within a glass dome. Each of these original scenes tells a story in a unique language.Lover’s Garden, Raining Hearts and Toy In Lover’s Garden, when the character of The Lover plucks a heart from his garden, it immediately starts to turn into the brightest red in the Lladró palette as a symbol of passionate love. In Raining Hearts, Hayon returns to the toy, a signature element in his career, and brings it into the world of Lladró. At the same time, the Toy itself, featuring a different decoration, is transformed into a chopstick rest. These first creations will be followed by new pieces to be premiered in January 2010 at Maison et Objet in Paris.A shared drive to innovate unites Lladró and Jaime Hayon (Madrid, 1974) in a partnership that began in 2006 before being consolidated with his appointment as the brand’s Artistic Advisor.www.lladro.comlast_img read more