Anti- Viral & Anti Bacterial- British Contract Furnishing Association- Delius Textiles- Nisha Designs

The washability of textiles has never had such a high priority as in the current situation. An overview of the BCFA provides information about object fabrics and materials that can withstand effective cleaning and thus reduce the risk of viral and bacterial infections. In this excerpt from the BCFA guide you will find more information and links to our fabrics that meet particularly high hygiene standards.

Archivist turn discarded luxury hotel bed linen into classic, timeless shirts — Life & Soul Magazine

Sustainable fashion label Archivist is turning discarded luxury hotel bed linen and turning them into timeless shirts. The project, from Dutch designers Eugenie Haitsma and Johannes Offerhaus, started life when the pair acquired 200 kilos of Egyptian cotton bed linen from a luxury hotel in London’s Mayfair. The designers said: “We asked ourselves the question […]

Archivist turn discarded luxury hotel bed linen into classic, timeless shirts — Life & Soul Magazine

The Tortoise and the Snake. — Collecting African Tribal Art- Nisha Designs

While visiting the Yale University Art gallery (03/20/16) I came across a Yoruba door with four panels. The third panel showed four characters, a tortoise, a man, and a small antelope. I disagreed with the following description, “… a coiled snake seizes an antelope while a small kneeling figure strikes the snake with an axe, […]

The Tortoise and the Snake. — Collecting African Tribal Art

Prestige Care Concept furnishing fabrics- Nisha Designs

Antibacterial fabrics & Fabrics suitable for hygienic washing

These furnishing fabrics are perfectly suited to the high requirements of the health care sector, both in quality and in function. They are hygienically washable at 72°C They are permanently flame retardant. They offer typical colour concepts for a hospital they are easy-care, crease-resistant and stable they protect against sunlight and offer privacy they offer a great selection of qualities and colours.

more about Prestige Care Concept

DELICARE – anti-microbial furnishing fabrics prevents the growth of bacteria (hospital bugs, staphylococcus aureus which cause MRSA)reduce odours caused by microbes are conducive to a better hygienic standard in rooms are suitable for industrial washing have a long lasting wash resistance conserve energy due to longer washing intervals and a lower washing temperature are certified by the Fraunhofer Institute Are JIS 1902 certified.

Do you require samples or do you wish to be  contacted personally? Then send an e-mail to nisha@nishadesigns.com or call  +1 702 622 8321.

Quebec-based Hintercabin connecting guests with nature and minimalism and gifting the planet 10 trees planted with every booking

Hintercabin, a Scandinavian-inspired lakefront cabin in Quebec, is enabling guests to connect with nature and minimalism while also helping to save the planet, given that for every booking made at the sustainable cabin, the company plant 10 trees.

The cabin, which is located in La Conception, was created with simplicity or “hygge” in mind, encouraging living simply and minimally. A modular design, with bare wooden floors and a neutral colour scheme, it is sparsely furnished but simultaneously offers everything needed for a comfortable stay.

Hinter, who designed the sustainable cabin, said the minimalist cabin is their “take on what a hotel ‘room’ should be. The floor-to-ceiling windows that wrap around the house invite nature in as much as it serves as an “open window” for guests to connect with nature.

A 15-minute drive from the well-known ski resort of Mont-Tremblant, Hintercabin’s remote location is close to many nature parks and trails. The cabin, which sleeps up to four people, also features a private dock and access to the lake, as well as a canoe available mid-spring to mid-fall.

Hinter, who describe their purpose as the creation of “spaces where design, architecture, and nature become one”, also sell minimalist-style interior and furniture products via their website, all created with simplicity and sustainability in mind using sustainable wood. As with every booking made at Hintercabin, Hinter also plant 10 trees for every interior product it sells via its website.

Hinter say: “While your wellness is a high priority, we recognise that our planet needs help. Neutrality is not enough. We want to set a new norm on sustainability by giving more than what we take. Companies should be giving more than they take. That in mind, we plant 10 trees for every booking, for every object sold and we work only with companies that have the environment as their number one priority. We seek like-minded companies that share our beliefs so we can run eco-friendly spaces with sustainably-made products.”

In addition to Hintercabin, Hinter’s roster of spaces also includes Hinterhouse. Inspired by cabins in the Norwegian mountains and using Japanese design cues and minimalism philosophy, Hinterhouse is made of 60% glass to ensure that whether guests are outside in the woods or taking comfort inside, they remain close to nature.

Hinter

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com

INTRODUCING CUSTOM HANDMADE CARPETS AND RUGS- NISHA DESIGNS

We take this opportunity to introduce to you our finest- quality, natural fiber handmade carpets and rugs. All our carpets and rugs are hand woven under environmentally friendly conditions.

From concept to execution, our expertise provides a complete array of services necessary for successful project completion i.e. Spinning, Dyeing, Weaving, In-house Washing, Finishing, Inspection, Packing and Dispatch of final products.

We make all sorts of handmade Floor Coverings like Hand-knotted Carpets, Hand-tufted Carpets, Handloom Rugs, Indo-Tibetan Rugs, Woolen and Cotton Dhurries etc. 

Artisans:
We have a dedicated team of artisans with extensive experience in their field and knowledge of the industry. The work of our artisans is at the heart of what we do. Expert dyers, Quality analyst, Raw material experts, Tailors
Weavers.

We work in custom rugs and can create one of a kind rugs based on the specifications of our buyers. For Hotel projects, we understand what “Quality and Time” mean. We ensure desired quality at all stages of production and timely updates on the progress of orders through images and videos.

If you have some designs and patterns in mind that you want us to create, please feel free to discuss these with us and we can create/make samples for you.

Quality- Our Prime Concern:
We are keenly administered by sound management ethics at every stage of our process to ensure flawless production. The production is carried out under the strict supervision of our experienced professionals who have been working in this discipline for years together. We source the finest quality of yarn and other raw materials from reputed agents of the market.

We do it all:

  • Raw Material Experts
  • Dyeing & Spinning Plant
  • Artisans
  • Quality Analysts
  • Weavers
  • Washing and Dyeing
  • Finishing and Packing

Types of Order Undertaken: We cater to different requirements of our buyers such as:

  • Programmed Orders
  • Custom Orders
  • Express Orders
  • Sample Orders

Our Carpets and Rugs are tested for Fire Retardancy , Color Fastness, and Pill Pull Strength. If you have a special requirement we will get it tested for you.

If you desire for us to send you sample of different fibers please email us at nisha@nishadesigns.com or call 702.622.8321 for more information.

INTRODUCING CUSTOM HANDMADE CARPETS AND RUGS- NISHA DESIGNS

We take this opportunity to introduce to you our finest- quality, natural fiber handmade carpets and rugs. All our carpets and rugs are hand woven under environmentally friendly conditions.

From concept to execution, our expertise provides a complete array of services necessary for successful project completion i.e. Spinning, Dyeing, Weaving, In-house Washing, Finishing, Inspection, Packing and Dispatch of final products.

We make all sorts of handmade Floor Coverings like Hand-knotted Carpets, Hand-tufted Carpets, Handloom Rugs, Indo-Tibetan Rugs, Woolen and Cotton Dhurries etc. 

Artisans:
We have a dedicated team of artisans with extensive experience in their field and knowledge of the industry. The work of our artisans is at the heart of what we do. Expert dyers, Quality analyst, Raw material experts, Tailors
Weavers.

We work in custom rugs and can create one of a kind rugs based on the specifications of our buyers. For Hotel projects, we understand what “Quality and Time” mean. We ensure desired quality at all stages of production and timely updates on the progress of orders through images and videos.

If you have some designs and patterns in mind that you want us to create, please feel free to discuss these with us and we can create/make samples for you.

Quality- Our Prime Concern:
We are keenly administered by sound management ethics at every stage of our process to ensure flawless production. The production is carried out under the strict supervision of our experienced professionals who have been working in this discipline for years together. We source the finest quality of yarn and other raw materials from reputed agents of the market.

We do it all:

  • Raw Material Experts
  • Dyeing & Spinning Plant
  • Artisans
  • Quality Analysts
  • Weavers
  • Washing and Dyeing
  • Finishing and Packing

Types of Order Undertaken: We cater to different requirements of our buyers such as:

  • Programmed Orders
  • Custom Orders
  • Express Orders
  • Sample Orders

Our Carpets and Rugs are tested for Fire Retardancy , Color Fastness, and Pill Pull Strength. If you have a special requirement we will get it tested for you.

If you desire for us to send you sample of different fibers please email us at nisha@nishadesigns.com or call 702.622.8321 for more information.

Hotel Taselotzin: All female-run Mexico-based hotel “with an indigenous heart” empowering Nahua women- Life & Soul Magazine

Hotel Taselotzin, located in the Sierra Norte mountain range of Puebla in Mexico, is a sustainable hotel run by indigenous Nahua women.

Taselotzin, which in Nahuatl means “small plant or shoot”, started life as a hotel “with an indigenous heart” in 1995 as a result of the collective effort of the female-led organisation Masehual Siunamej Mosenyolchiacuani (“Indigenous women who support one another”).

Masehual Siunamej Mosenyolchiacuani was originally set up in 1985 to empower women within the community whilst protecting their indigenous heritage and traditions. Created and managed by more than 100 Nahua women of the region, many of whom are crafts people, the aim of the collective was to help indigenous women sell their crafts at fair prices and to improve their quality of life by creating jobs so to limit the number of community members needing to emigrate.

By 1987, the women’s collective realised that it was not enough to obtain income, and so on the advice of a student from the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM), who told the indigenous women that their embroidery could turn profitable beyond their home community of Cuetzalan, the idea of a community-owned hotel arose.

Cuetzalan, nestled in the northern mountains of Puebla, is a small village rich in indigenous history and heritage that is known for its coffee plantations, greenery, cobblestone streets, waterfalls, and caves.

More than 80% of the town’s inhabitants are of Náhuatl origin and live under customs of ancestral community management. These customs are based on conservation and respect towards nature, which have helped prevent the arrival of mining businesses into the area. The remote village has also become popular with conscious travellers looking to experience indigenous customs and traditions.

Hotel Taselotzin – which came about to provide work, preserve culture and halt migrations to big cities and other countries – is preserving the region’s indigenous way of life. Located a 10-minute walk from the city centre of Cuetzalan, Hotel Taselotzin offers basic accomodation decorated simply with Nahua symbols in the 14 bedrooms, a restaurant serving native dishes, traditonal crafts and herbal remedies sold at the hotel, and spa services which include a temazcal sweat lodge and massages.

Rufina Edith Villa, the Nahuatl leader who manages Hotel Taselotzin, said: “In a council meeting we considered this dream [Hotel Taselotzin]. What we wanted was to have our own resources, and not depend on any institution.”

More than 100 indigenous families benefit from the profits of the hotel, which enables indigenous women to be empowered. All profits are distributed among the community members, depending on their participation, during the annual meetings. The crafts are sold under a fair-trade policy and these profits are invested into a fund established to encourage continual product development. In addition, the hotel has its own microcredit system, which is accessible to all members in case of need.

The women say that each room at Hotel Taselotzin and each space is embedded in the pacha mama, the mystical earth mother. The spirit of the pacha mama is said to sip into the rooms, blessing the mountains and Cuetzalan.

Sustainability is a natural part of everything the women’s collective do at Hotel Taselotzin. The hotel participates in composting, and the women also support and partcipate in the conservation of green spaces.

Rufina Edith Villa added: “This place is rooted in nature and our hotel is like a plant, if we do not take care of it, it can wither. It is up to us.”

Hotel Taselotzin does not currently have its own website but rooms can be booked via Booking.com and other online travel companies

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com

Colorado is our New Faux Leather- Nisha Designs

Colorado is our new Faux Leather. It is available in 60 colours and due to its product properties it can be used in many different ways. Extreme durability is paired with a natural feel. The product is available from mid-January 2020.

Please contact Nisha Desai for further information at nisha@nishadesigns.com or 702.622.8321

We have many new products coming please visit our whole collection available online at https://www.delius-contract.de/en/

Yule Celebrations/ Winter Solstice- Nisha Designs- Ravenhawks Magazine

May the Magick of Yule fill your heart, home and family with celebrations of love, joy, peace and hope this holiday season. And we wish you all Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays🎄🎁- Nisha Desai

“The Winter Solstice or Yule It begins on “Mother Night” and ends twelve days later, on “Yule Night”, hence the “Twelve Days of Christmas” tradition.
Yule is a time of the Goddess of the Cold Darkness and the birth of the Divine Child, the reborn Sun God. It is a time of renewal and rebirth during Winter, and the turning of the Earth force tides.The Winter Solstice had been associated with the birth of a “Divine King” long before the rise of Christianity. Yule is about renewal, re-birth, returning hope and life.”- Ravenhawks Magazine

Link: https://ravenhawksmagazine.net/2018/12/14/yule-winter-solstice/

The Cartoon Network Hotel Is Officially Opening Summer 2020- Travel and Leisure- Nisha Designs

Cartoon Network Hotel
COURTESY OF CARTOON NETWORK

If you’ve ever dreamt of spending a night surrounded by your favorite cartoons you’re in luck — the Cartoon Network Hotel is (almost) open for business.

The Cartoon Network Hotel, located in Lancaster Pennsylvania, right next to Dutch Wonderland, is now accepting bookings for its June 2020 opening. The resort is just as over-the-top as you might expect from the people that brought you the Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time, Johnny Bravo, and more.

Cartoon Network Hotel
COURTESY OF CARTOON NETWORK
Cartoon Network Hotel
COURTESY OF CARTOON NETWORK

“From the moment you enter the lobby, you’ll realize this is unlike any place your family has stayed before,” the hotel explains on its site.”With our character-themed guest rooms and Dream Suites, it’s like having a sleepover…in a cartoon.

The hotel will feature 165 rooms, an indoor pool, an outdoor water park, a play area, a game room, a cafe where guests can dine with characters, a Cartoon Network store, and more.

“The Cartoon Network Hotel will be unlike any other property in the region,” Rolf Paegert, chief operating officer of Palace Entertainment said in a statement. “Cartoon Network characters and theming will bring the property to life and offer magical, interactive experiences around every turn. This hotel is going to set the standard for guest-focused, themed lodging immersion.”

Cartoon Network Hotel
COURTESY OF CARTOON NETWORK

Beyond the rooms, the Cartoon Network Hotel will also partner with Dutch Wonderland, the amusement park next door, where guests of the hotel receive special admission discounts to the park and its 35 family-friendly rides.

Though the hotel’s precise opening date isn’t set just yet, cartoon fans can start planning their late summer vacations to the park now. Standard rooms start at $289 a night and the hotel’s Dream Suites start at $489 a night.- BY STACEY LEASCA 

Link: https://www.travelandleisure.com/hotels-resorts/hotel-openings/carton-network-hotel-dutch-wonderland-opening?utm_source=smsshare

LE MEURICE HOTEL IN PARIS OPENED RENOVATED PENTHOUSE SUITE ON THE ROOF — Interiorista

Hotel Le Meurice is renewed again: in 2019, 29 rooms and suites were opened after renovation, including a penthouse with a terrace with a view…

LE MEURICE HOTEL IN PARIS OPENED RENOVATED PENTHOUSE SUITE ON THE ROOF — Interiorista