Nidhi's Special

THINK GREEN TODAY!

Hey All!

Isn’t it incredible to know what designers and decorators can do to promote products that are eco-friendly? Is it a “easier said than done” task? I often ask this question to the designer in me and the answer just motivates me to be conscience driven. I think all designers have the power to take eco fashion and furnishing to an entirely new level.

We as designers must consider all crucial aspects while designing an eco- friendly product. It is not just about the pro environment resources that we must use, but also about diverse processes a product goes through before reaching the consumer. From its ethical sourcing to using organic or natural raw materials, from green marketing practices to its resource efficiency, every little thing matters to produce a product that is completely eco friendly.

The whole idea is to care for the health of our planet and environment by feeling accountable for bringing awareness about all environmental concerns.

Think Green Today!

Cheers!

Nidhi's Special

DESIGNS AND COLORS – Going Green & Close to Nature

Hi Everyone!

I sit back and think a lot of times about the essence of our being and the world we live in. In today’s busy world how many of us find time to recall the values of nature. Of course, many of us speak about being environment friendly but very few of us practice it whole heartedly.

As a designer, I feel this huge responsibility to develop things that show and make you all experience a total equilibrium between the essence of our being and the beautiful nature that has been bestowed upon us as a blessing to cherish and take care of.

This is a new age with a developed philosophy of lifestyle and home style which can be actively participative in both ecological awareness and reasonable modern technology.

Our love for simplicity and a need to return to basics can make this urge of using eco friendly products a huge success. All we require to do is recall the iridescent values of nature and make maximum use of natural products in our home/office and of course clothing.

This year’s trends focus and feature the use of natural-looking materials, colors and structures, employing natural fibers, yarns, fabrics, finishes, vegetable dyes, etc. in delicate color schemes borrowed from nature.

There is a lot that can even happen in Interior Design under this theme. Designers can work on sandy neutral color sensitivity, soft transparency of water and pearls and the shimmer of pearls and shells.

When it comes to being eco-friendly, there are ample things one can do, and sky is the limit to creativity. Nature is often as overwhelming in its variety as it is in its depth, no wonder then that the starting point can be elusive. A good place to start would be the use of organic mattresses, organic bedding and pillows, natural window coverings, organic bath products, non-toxic laundry and cleaning products, wood and bamboo flooring, woolen carpets and rugs, natural clay based paints, etc.

Let us all join hands to rediscover happiness in a space set between the real and visionary world. Let us all care for Nature!

Cheers!

Latest Trends-Fashion & Home Fashion

FUTURUSTIC – Heimtextil Trend 2010/2011

Hi Everyone!

How many of us are actually considerate enough to install eco-friendly products in our homes?

In fact, very few understand how important it is. These days, designers across the globe feel the need to nurture and protect the earth’s resources and this can be well seen in their trends.

SIMPLICITY OF HIGH QUALITY is the statement made by FUTURUSTIC trend for 2010/2011.

This trend focuses on natural beauty, material power, and urge for quality and worth and hence has been declared for the creation and development of all sophisticated designs and products. The idea is to create nature oriented patterns and designs along with nourishing ecological comfort and indulgence.

Rough textured materials, delicate wickerwork, recycled fabrics and trims, pleated materials, hairy finishes and heavy looks are the traits to be considered for any theme reflecting this trend.

The FUTURUSTIC trend states this relationship and creatively underlines the characteristics of realism and ecological conservation reflections. Everything natural and organic is reflected in this trend like Jute, Hemp, Organic Cotton, Bamboo and recycled fabrics.

Visually and artistically, Futurustic trend focuses on sensitivity and nuances of designs, fine and delicate weaves, frothy and voluminous, and also on ecological and organic patterns.

For instance, the theme REFINED ROOTS signifies irregular formations in patterns as in natural things, implying a modern outlook of “Back to the roots.”

The theme LESSTRAVAGANCE expresses that less is more and treats simple materials to an extraordinary standard of quality. It focuses on eco-luxury with variations in clean and simple styles and elementary forms of luxury and richness.

The theme, INFINITE TIME is about amalgamating crude and raw textures with soft materials. The designs suggest classic solace and comfort with soothing vigor and a rustic poise in the future.

Below is a picture by Flavia Vanelli that depicts this trend very well.

FUTURUSTIC-Heimtextil Trend 2010/2011
FUTURUSTIC-Heimtextil Trend 2010/2011