Touch of Magick- Cave Painting- Nisha Designs

Touch of Magick: Cave Painting: “These cave paintings are of prehistoric origin, to some dating around 40,000 years ago (around 38,000 BCE), and have been found in both Asia and Europe. Paleolithic cave painting in Dordogne, France was believed to depict early shamanic practices. There I believe we find the beginning of when humanity was first able to tap into the source and find that by connecting to an object that represented what they wanted they could have some control over the outcome of their interaction with it. This then is one branch of the history of magick- Ravenhawks Magazine/Ravenhawks Academy

World’s largest 3D-printed sculpture, designed by Māori design institute, tells the story of geothermal energy’s arrival- Life & Soul Magazine

The world’s largest 3D-printed sculpture – Te Ahi Tupua (The Eternal Fire) – has been installed at the southern gateway to Rotorua in New Zealand. …

World’s largest 3D-printed sculpture, designed by Māori design institute, tells the story of geothermal energy’s arrival

Introducing Giovanni Fonesca our Italian Representative- Divine artisan handmade Carpets- Nisha Designs

Touch of Magick: To all of the designers, architects of Italy. Nisha Designs would like to introduce you to Giovanni Fonesca who will be representing our Divine Custom Carpet brand in Italy. He is passionate, magickal, detail oriented and about service. We love working with him and hope you do as well. We wish him all the very best. Do reach out to him if interested for your handmade custom carpets. All natural fibers. Artisan craft. If you desire to create your own brand or for your clients he will guide you. Our minimums begin with 1. He will connect with you for meetings/ samples soon here.
Support art. Support handmade. Support artists.

Nature Mandalas for Inner Work, Rituals, and Blessings — The Druid’s Garden-Ravenhawks Magazine

A woman comes to a clearing in the recently burned forest with a basket of stones, sticks, nuts, and flowers.  She begins to sing, laugh, and dance …

Nature Mandalas for Inner Work, Rituals, and Blessings — The Druid’s Garden

Recycling Labels Explained

Originally posted on ecogreenlove: According to a BBC poll, 47% of people report having arguments about what types of plastic can be recycled. The …

Recycling Labels Explained

Being of service to ONENESS- Serving the greater good- Nishante- Nisha Designs

Years back I was leading a group of non- profit organization in San Diego. We had about 9-11 board members. We had an event that we all were preparing for and towards the end we had a little setback.

We were all discussing how to approach this situation. As one of our board member said let’s cancel the event completely. And he went a little too far enough and took the opportunity to make this event all about him and his ego. Diverting attention from the core situation which in my awareness wasn’t bad at all just needed a tweak but ok, here he goes off bringing fear to the situation, personal threats, making it all about men, women in authority, bringing doubt and question to the leadership and skill, threatening to stop the organization and what it stood for if he did not get his way, feeding information to people in the room and to people in the community that had nothing to do with what we were talking about? Ya talk about evil/ chaos in action. In short once things got quiet in the room. There was only one guy and myself on the same page. Rest were still choosing what to do.

So as a leader I chose to go ahead with the event as planned with some back up and tweaking whatever it took to keep it going. Because my focus and intent about my position and this organization and this event wasn’t about me, wasn’t about fear, wasn’t about the fame or recognition, wasn’t about what will people say, wasn’t about who is in authority, ego, power or to prove to anyone or anything, it wasn’t about me winning or loosing.

My focus was on the bigger picture serving the organization which I was responsible for as a leader. The intent I had created this event in the first place was to serve and raise money for a non profit to help in need.

I wasnt afraid at all. But one bad apple causing chaotic shit in my world of order that I could not fathom with because all his choice did was serve him not the greater good by his thoughts, action and words of intent.

So I made a statement as the leader to chose to continue with the event whether anyone was with me or not. And yes I did have that right to choose according to our organization by- laws. And they say truth, justice always prevails . Regardless of the havoc my DJ showed up, event was a hugeeee success in the history of this organizations chapter and we made enough to give the help we could.

It is our responsibility to choose leaders who are about serving the greater good and not making it all about themselves. To choose who stand for truth and not lie. Who stand for justice and not fraud and manipulation. Who are responsible in there choices, words and action.

We are here to serve. This planet is about serving in our own life and to our planet as ONE.

DELINIGHT – INNOVATIVE BLACKOUT 100 %- Nisha Designs

The Dimout that is a Blackout, or should we say the Blackout that is a Dimout? No matter how we twist or turn it: this fabric is an innovation. The new blackout fabrics DELINIGHT combine all advantages of a dimout, but darken like a blackout, namely 100%. And that without any coating on the back. Therefore, the fabrics of the DELINIGHT collection are textile, soft-flowing blackouts. 


The effect is achieved through the dense satin weave and the yarn used. Front and back are identical and can therefore be used flexibly. 
Apart from its optical and functional properties, Soft Colour DELINIGHT is also environmentally friendly as it is pure and can therefore be 100% recycled. 

THE PROPERTIES AT A GLANCE:

  • 100% darkening
  •  extremely soft flowing
  •  washable at 30 °C or more (Health & Care 60°C)
  •  special colours possible
  •  Soft Colour in 280 cm fabric width
  •  100 % recyclable due to the pure homogeneous material
  •  durable and easy to clean

Ancient sigils and symbols etched on to trees in England’s New Forest documented in a new public database- Life and Soul Magazine- Nisha Designs

Trees in the New Forest of England that have been etched with sigils and symbols from ancient times are being documented as part of a citizen science…

Ancient sigils and symbols etched on to trees in England’s New Forest documented in a new public database

PLATUS NOW ALSO WITH ANTIBACTERIAL TREATMENT- Nisha Designs

The currently proven and certified effectiveness of the treatment is directed against the following bacteria: Klebsiella pneumoniae.

(Klebsiella pneumoniae: Can cause pneumonia (hospital infections) and other infections; are known as a multi-resistant bacterial strain).

The usage properties and flame retardancy existing for Platus also apply to the article with antibacterial finish. The minimum order quantity is 300 metres per colour. All colours of the Platus 300 colour range are available.

13 Most Haunted Hotels in America You Can Actually Stay In- Nisha Designs

Reports of mysterious noises and ghost sightings might frighten some travelers, but intrepid ghost hunters know there’s nothing more exciting than staying in an allegedly haunted hotel. Across the United States, historic hotels have welcomed guests for decades or even centuries, but not every visitor has checked out. The 13 most haunted hotels in America offer more than a comfortable bed and room service — spotting the spirits that wander these halls should be on every thrill-seeking tourist’s bucket list. And with many of these hotels open in time for the spooky season, you could even plan a Halloween getaway to a supposedly haunted destination near you — that is, if you’re brave enough.

1. RMS Queen Mary, California 

queen mary ship long beach california

Once a Cunard ocean liner, the RMS Queen Mary is now permanently docked in Long Beach, California, offering guests a completely unique hotel experience. Visitors can imagine what life was like aboard the historic ship when they stay in the original staterooms, enjoy onboard dining, and tour the Art Deco ship, but ghost hunters will want to participate in a paranormal investigation to learn more about the RMS Queen Mary’s resident spirits. Often referred to as “the most haunted hotel in America,” the Queen Mary has several paranormal hot spots, including stateroom B340, where a passenger passed away in 1948. Since the 1960s, guests have complained about bizarre and otherworldly experiences in B340, and the room is available to those brave enough to spend a night among the spirits. The Queen Mary is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2. The Stanley Hotel, Colorado

stanley hotel estes park colorado

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, earned its place on nearly every list of the most haunted hotels in America, partially thanks to horror author Stephen King. It was the inspiration for the Overlook Hotel in his novel, “The Shining,” and while you might not find a set of terrifying twin girls here, the property reportedly hosts a few spirits of its own. Freelan Oscar Stanley opened the now-historic hotel in 1909; he and his wife, Flora, are said to roam its halls to this day, among other ghostly spirits who checked in, but never left. The hotel is currently open with COVID-19 health and safety measures in place. You can even book a stay in one of the “spirited” rooms, which allegedly have high paranormal activity.

3. The Hollywood Roosevelt, California

A view of the The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel on Hollywood Blvd

This iconic Los Angeles hotel opened in 1927, hosting countless stars throughout the Golden Age of Hollywood, including Shirley Temple, Montgomery Clift, Charlie Chaplin, and many more. A few of The Hollywood Roosevelt’s most famous guests might have returned in the afterlife — Marilyn Monroe lived in room 1200 for two years at the beginning of her career, and some report seeing her reflection in the room’s mirror. The hotel is currently open with COVID-19 policies in place for any fall travelers who hope to glimpse a spirit for themselves.

4. Omni Parker House, Massachusetts 

Exterior entrance view Omni Parker House

One of the longest continuously operating hotels in the United States, Boston’s Omni Parker House has seen its fair share of history. It’s rumored that the ghost of the hotel’s founder, Harvey Parker, still roams the halls, checking to make sure guests are enjoying their stay — talk about hospitality that goes above and beyond. Others report that the spirit of Charles Dickens, who briefly lived in the hotel, may still linger on the third floor where he stayed. Thrill-seekers can now book a room at this historic hotel — it recently reopened after closing amid the pandemic.

5. 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Arkansas

Crescent Hotel & Spa Arkansas

Originally built in 1886, the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was taken over by criminal and entrepreneur Norman Baker in 1937, who turned the property into a hospital and health resort, claiming to have a cure for cancer. Some paranormal experts say the hotel’s sordid past is one reason why spirits stuck around. The hotel (currently open) is now a beautiful, expansive retreat, and it offers ghost tours and even features images of ghosts spotted at the resort on their website.

6. The Don CeSar, Florida

Sunset view of The Don Cesar Hotel showing the beach

For nearly 100 years, the stunning “Pink Palace” has welcomed guests to St. Pete Beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida, but its eternal guests have a surprisingly heartwarming story. Thomas Rowe fell madly in love with Spanish opera singer Lucinda while in London, but her parents forbade their relationship, leaving the lovebirds heartbroken. Thomas returned to America and built The Don Cesar as a tribute to his lost love, and some say that since his passing, they have seen the couple — reunited in death — roaming around the resort. The hotel is currently open with health and safety measures in place. Visit, and you may spot Thomas and Lucinda wandering the hotel, hand in hand.

Related: 10 Real Haunted Houses From All Over the United States

7. Jekyll Island Club Resort, Georgia

Jekyll Island Club Resort

Once a playground for America’s wealthiest families, including the Morgans, Vanderbilts, and Rockefellers, this historic Georgia resort opened in 1886 as a recreational club. Some say you can still feel the presence of wealthy visitors and hotel workers today. The resort is currently open, and it offers an annual ghost hunt weekend — this year falling on Halloween.

8. The Equinox, Vermont

This Manchester, Vermont, resort has welcomed guests for over 250 years, and it has a couple of lingering spirits. President Lincoln’s family vacationed at The Equinox, and it’s said that the ghost of his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, is still spotted around the property. The resort is currently open with new health and safety measures in place.

9. The Pfister Hotel, Wisconsin 

Double bed room at Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, WI

The historic Pfister Hotel opened in Milwaukee in 1893 with elegant interiors and advanced technology for the times, including electricity, individual thermostat controls, and fireproofing, making it one of the most sought-after accommodations in the city. The hotel is supposedly home to a number of spooky sightings — in fact, several MLB players have reported their own personal ghost experiences in the hotel, and some are even too scared to stay there. For guests who want to hunt for ghosts this season, the hotel is currently open with new health and safety procedures in place.

10. Emily Morgan Hotel, Texas

Lobby view of Emily Morgan Hotel in San Antonio, Texas

The beautiful Emily Morgan Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, wasn’t always a hotel. The 1924 building first housed a hospital and doctors’ offices, and before that, this was near the site of the deadly Battle of the Alamo. It’s believed that this history is the reason for the mysterious occurrences that happen throughout the hotel; some guests have even reported seeing a woman in white wander the halls. The hotel is now open, if you want to check it out for yourself.

11. La Fonda on the Plaza, New Mexico

Lobby rendering of La Fonda on the Plaza hotel in Santa Fe

This beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico, hotel has an incredibly rich history. Since 1609, a number of inns have been located on this very site, but a handful of events may be the cause of continued hauntings. According to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the ghosts of a judge shot in the lobby, a businessman who gambled everything away at the hotel before jumping down a well, and a bride killed on her wedding night are just a few of the spirits that you may come across during your stay here. The hotel is currently open with COVID-19 procedures in place.

12. The Marshall House, Georgia 

Exterior view of Marshall House in New Orleans, LA

Savannah, Georgia, is known for being a hotbed of paranormal activity, and The Marshall House is just the place to stay if you want a fully immersive spooky experience in the city. Since 1851, the property was used once as a wartime hospital and twice as a hospital during the yellow fever epidemics. Any hotel with such a history is bound to have a few residual spirits hanging around, and guests report seeing ghosts and hearing children running down the halls late at night.

13. Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Exterior view of Omni Shoreham Hotel showing back staircase and terrace

The luxurious Omni Shoreham Hotel is one of D.C.’s most historic hotels, and arguably one of the most haunted. A young girl and a maid both died of mysterious causes in one suite during the early 1900s, and some guests report bizarre noises with no explanation on the floor where they passed away. The hotel is temporarily closed due to the pandemic, so ghost hunters will have to wait a little longer to check out this beautiful property.

Elizabeth Rhodes is an associate digital editor at Travel + Leisure who loves a good ghost story. Follow her adventures on Instagram

ACTIVE DESIGN – PRINT YOUR DESIGN- Nisha Designs

You cannot find the suitable design for your general design idea? You are looking for a design in your CI colours? You have a picture which you would like to print on fabrics?
Active Design Printing helps you to realise your ideas in a quick and uncomplicated way. A variety of base cloths is available for you to choose from, be it an upholstery fabric, a dimout, a blackout or a transparent fabric.
In our archive you will find an extensive selection of design proposals. With the help of our online colouring program, the ColourLab, you can redesign them according to your own ideas.base cloth

OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE:

  • The printing of individual designs on tested contract qualities
  • A great selection of base fabrics for various intended purposes
  • The printing is possible on fabrics with a width between 140 – 300 cm 
  • Excellent light fastness and fastness to washing
  • Online colouring programme ColourLab
  • A large online design archive
  • Quick and flexible implementation
  • Competent advice by our print specialists
  • Attractive minimum quantities
  • High-quality printing
  • Brilliant colours and sharp contours
  • Please send your inquiries to contract@deliustextiles.de.

COLOURS OF YOUR CHOICE

Red, yellow, brown or green, you decide and design according to your colour ideas and have the result of your design idea directly in front of your eyes. The DELIUS ColourLAB makes it possible. With this unique colouring programme you can quickly and easily customise existing designs from DELIUS into the colour world of your choice.

In combination with the RAL Design colour range you have a binding colour reference when colouring a design, independent of the colour variations of the screen and printer. You can print out the design you have created after completion or send it directly to us.

For samples of our base cloths please contact nisha@nishadesigns.com

Kirie Artist Carves Playful Narratives Into Tree Leaves- Nisha Designs

“Aquarium of Leaves”

A 34-year old artist who goes by the name Lito has been living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) his entire life. Lito had been searching for an outlet where he could channel his above-normal levels of concentration and obsessiveness when he discovered the Japanese art of kirie (切り絵, literally ‘cut picture’). Earlier this year in January he began experimenting, not with paper, but with leaves. 

“My Father’s Dragon”

According to a recent interview, leaves turned out to be an ideal medium for Lito as their decomposing nature forced him to work quickly. Over time he got faster and his daily creations, which he began posting to social media, became more intricate. 

Following the standard kirie practice, each piece is always cut from a single leaf. But Lito always leaves traces of the leaf’s midrib, perhaps a sign of respect towards the leaf. Lito also always manages to imbue his creations with a playful narrative, one that is either inspired by film or books, or plucked from the artist’s own imagination. 

“Swimmy by Leo Lionni”
“Autumn Harvest Festival”
“Night sky, moon and bicycle” (a tribute to E.T.)
“Forest Librarian”
“Ghost Parade”

“Even graffiti is a fine art – As drawing time begins, the colorful crayons start to move in unison. What a wonderful world is being created today.”

“Lunch is coming soon.” (a tribute to Peter Rabit)

Source- https://www.spoon-tamago.com/2020/09/23/kirie-leaf-artist-lito/?fbclid=IwAR20TOGSk8vvQeXs2xuN6KROYX8K_nEPcXcrUONFM4j-Bp-R2Sq9bJMI1vI