Handcrafted carpet label, Hands, presents an Exclusive New Collection 2018

Apr 05, 2018

The new 2018 collection features both hand knotted and hand tufted carpets, designed and crafted in signature Hands techniques. Contemporariness, tradition, and history are all referenced in these collections, representing the label's repertoire and expertise.

The Savonneries Luxury Collection

A mélange of European designs descended from 17th century French aristocracy. To the elite, these wool-and-silk carpets were too precious to be walked upon. They were used, instead, to adorn the walls of stately residences. "Le plus superlatif tapis", as they'd say in Paris.

The Pashmina Luxury Collection

A much-treasured wool from the high mountains of the Himalayas. Its very delicate form defines the ultimate in luxury. Immeasurably light and soft, it's easy to see why early Persians called this fibre 'soft gold'.  

About Hands:

With a legacy that spans 135 years, Hands has woven carpets for some of the world’s most prestigious palaces, luxury hotels, and residences. Known for their fine hand knotted and hand tufted carpets, Hands is today a widely recognised label in the world of premium carpets. The company is renowned for having crafted one the world's finest hand-knotted carpet. It carries an incredible 4900 knots per square inch. New Hands Collections are introduced every season. They include Transitional, Contemporary, Art Deco, Floral, and Traditional. Beyond its core collections is the Hands 

Visual artist Sajid Wajid Shaikh’s multisensorial art exhibit ‘Amygdala Anomalies’ makes an impressive debut

Apr 05, 2018

The long weekend turned out to be the perfect setting for the inaugural viewing of ‘Amygdala Anomalies’, Sajid Wajid Shaikh’s second solo show.Developed over the course of three years, this project saw him giving shape to fourteen otherworldly creatures. Bringing them to life was a collaboration with fourteen musicians and sound designers who interpreted every character sonically, evoking their sounds, surroundings and state of existence.

True to its aim of pushing the envelope as far as the way art is experienced goes, the show left visitors surprised and awed in equal measure. As they walked into the exhibition space, they were greeted with a dark, empty zone with fourteen black monoliths, each featuring a creature. With headphones and a website link provided at the entrance, they could walk around the entire space, from one monolith to the other, and explore the sounds created for each of them. Adding to the entire ambience were three live performances by Lawntuba, Riatsu x Neil Gomes and Cowboy and Sailor Man.

As per Sajid, “I wanted to create a space where people could confront the two strongest emotions they experience whenever they came across the unseen, unheard and unknown: fear and fascination. I’m really happy that the visuals, sounds and ambience came together nicely to evoke that conflicting state of mind. And the response has been nothing short of phenomenal. A lot of visitors suggested that I take the show to other cities as well so more people could experience it. It was extremely encouraging and humbling at the same time.” The three-day exhibition was hosted at Lab Studio, Lower Parel.

Etasaa unveils its Classic Votives collection

Apr 05, 2018

Etasaa, reflection of handcrafted contemporary products with traditional influences has come up with multicolored tea light holders with embossed design on it to catch the attention with beautiful glow. Handcrafted in India, these stunning tea holders will add a luxurious spark to your interiors. Etasaa provides you plenty of design and texture to choose from. The Classic Votives collection is made of glass and designed with contemporary finish, is available in Purple, Blue, Green, Red, Copper and Gold colours. The assortment of Classic Votives collection by Etasaa is exclusively available on www.etasaa.com

Etasaa always aim for merging modern designs with traditional Indian handicraft industry. Hence, these tea light are perfect example of modernity and tradition which helps to convert any room into a happy corner. Etasaa’s multicolored tea light holder promises in creating calm oasis around your interiors. As etasaa gives you the widest choice of designer accessories for your home which can be used for special occasion or leave your habitat into colorful decorum as they instantly change the overall look of your interiors.

Chandni Dassani, Co-Founder, Etasaa says, “Each tea light is designed with beautiful motifs inspired by vintage European architecture combined with Indian traditional colours as they instantly change the atmosphere and add drama to complete the look and if you are decorating for dinner date or small get-together tea light is a perfect blend. They can be lit on dining room tables, bathtubs, or practically anywhere you’d like”.

Sans Souci Launches its Impressive Collection Crystal Wall Nuggets

Apr 04, 2018

A brand that combines dexterity and design, Sans Souci is here to fill your home with the dynamic beauty of glass. Innovating and creating exclusive light fixtures and luxury interior decoration features, the brand’s new collection of wall nuggets is all about eccentricity, intricacy and technology. Crafted with hand blown crystal glass components, each piece is individually shaped, with nano-coating finish. Each piece is a unique creation combining hand blown crystal glass and nano-coating technology. These two techniques have been intricately combined to create each unique element and then lovingly tailored to myriad possibilities for any interior.

Sans Souci draws on the experiences of past generations of glass-makers, with the quality of work defined by the purely Czech origin of their products. The brand masters in creating original architectural features, such as railings, stairways, tables, skylights, columns, and others. Individualizing each creation through a high proportion of manufacture with emphasis on precision and detail. These impressively unique wall nuggets will make your interiors stand out while welcoming many compliments. They can be fixed into the wall or suspended from the ceiling. Blending, tradition, innovation and technique, this collection is your key to having inimitable interiors.

Orient Bell presents Double Charge Vitrified Tiles

Apr 04, 2018

Double Charge Vitrified Tiles are designer floor tiles that uplift the look of your space. This is a type of vitrified tiles that are fed through a press that prints the design pattern with a double layer of pigment that is generally 3 – 4 mm higher than PVT which makes them more durable in retaining its appeal. This process allows for a sturdy, durable and long-standing tile surface.

Orient Bell specializes in Double Charge Vitrified Tiles. Such tiles have very low water porosity (ability to absorb water). These tiles are stain proof due to nano application of a special chemical on the tile surface which helps in retaining their luster and makes their cleaning process easier as it does not require much effort and thus are maintenance free. 

Double Charge Vitrified Tiles are a great alternative to marble and granite flooring. They resemble natural marble which adds to their aesthetic appeal. Because of their stain resistant and exceptionally strong quality they are often widely used in outdoors, commercial spaces, living room and homes. They are a popular choice for their water and frost resistant qualities. Crafted with the best technology, Double Charged Vitrified Tiles are usually produced in 800x800mm and 600x600mm but now a days these tiles are also available in bigger sizes likes 800x1200mm, 600x1200mm and 1000x1000mm. They are the fastest growing tiles in the vitrified segment. Majority of government housing projects are using double charge-vitrified tiles for flooring.

 

Frazer and Haws presents Victorian Range of Home Decor Accessories

Apr 04, 2018

Frazer and Haws present a range of silver home decor accessories inspired by the charm of Victorian Era.These elegant pieces add a hint of drama and indigenous accent to your space. The range interplay with intricate designs thus lending an elegant and glamorous look to the most humble of abodes.This Victorian range offers an exclusive collection of extraordinary interior accessories and a combination of traditional craftsmanship and design. 
 
So, remodel your interiors by adding an extra element of style along with originality to your surroundings with Frazer and Haws Victorian Range. 
 
Details of the Victorian Range By Frazer and Haws:
 
Candelabra Anastasia: A grand rendition by Frazer and Haws in a one-off design the three armed inspired candelabra holds together in fluid contours and dazzling crystals.Part gold gilded for accent it is handcrafted and hallmarked in 92.5%sterling silver.
 
Price : 2,77,800 
 
Victorian Bread Basket: This Bread Basket with a swing handle is decorated with the Victorian motifs and intricately hand pierced.Handcrafted in sterling silver it is very English in its style.
 
Price : Rs 4,85,000
 
Serving Dish Nouveau Art with spoon and spoon holder: From the Victorian collection comes this ornamented serving dish with a burner. a part of an elegant dinner service, all in sterling silver, a speciality of the house. 
 
 
Tea Set Hennell: Scalloped Hennell Tea Service inspired from folds of a palatial curtain, is a classic design from the old English Era 
 
Price: Rs 5, 47, 700(4 pieces)
 
Fruit Bowl Victorian-Hennell (Bowl Arabesque): The Victorian Fruit Bowl a Hennell Archival design, formed by hand and soldered with casted Victorian ornamentation, all in sterling silver is an asset to a gracious table.
 
Price : 5,55,700
 
Available at: 11, Main Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi 110003.

Tel: 7643020202

 Crown House, A 265, Defence Colony, New Delhi-110024

Tel: 7644020202

 17 & 18, UGF, Bhikaji Cama Bhawan, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi 110066.

Tel: 7645020202

 Website : www.frazerandhaws.com

 

Enamel inlay by Argentor Silver

Apr 03, 2018

ArgentOr Silver, the finest quality objet d’art brand presents its latest collection namely Enamel Inlay. Breathing life into inanimate masterpieces, the enamel technique used in each piece is an artistic stroke of art. This unique collection marries the elegance of silver with perkiness of enamel in striking colours, resulting in sheer stunners.

Flaunting sophistication and magnificence Enamel Inlay by ArgentOr Silver is the apt fodder for one’s insatiable appetite for exclusive conversation starters. Consisting of inventive nut bowls, candle holders and platters the collection proves to be a laudable assortment of chefs-d'oeuvre. Incorporating floral and quirky motifs inspired by style, craft and works of excellence, the assortment boasts of elegant patterns and significant designs that give a creative edge to your home.

Bring home these showstoppers and add a touch of grace to your space. 

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, the first transit project in the world to be PEER Certified

Apr 03, 2018

Administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally, today announced Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in India as the first transit project in the world to achieve Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) certification PEER - is the world’s first certification program that measures and improves power system performance, helping to provide reliable and sustainable energy to people everywhere in the world: homes, hospitals, schools, businesses, communities, cities and utility regions.

DMRC, is the first PEER-certified transit project in the world. The certification applies to its Blue Line covering 51 stations in India. More than 10 percent of the line’s non-traction load is met through onsite renewable energy and demand side management programs, such as automated controls for air conditioning, escalators and lighting loads, are allowing DMRC to effectively conserve energy. 

“It does not matter if you live in a small village in India or a major city like New York, when power systems fail, whether it is a downed power line or a natural disaster, it puts our safety and economic prosperity at risk,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of the USGBC and GBCI. “Through PEER, we are recognizing industry performance and driving the adoption of strategies and practices that help improve our quality of life. With PEER we see a huge market transformation opportunity for the power sector.”

“DMRC being a life line of Delhi transport system, all the systems are being provided with redundancy, to ensure reliability and resiliency. Keeping in view India’s commitment to mitigate climate change, DMRC is striving to increase utilization of renewable energy in its metro system,”said Dr. Mangu Singh, managing director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. “However, PEER provides a rating system, to benchmark and evaluate these efforts and motivates the participants to strive for improvement. We are proud to be part of this rating system and wish all success to GBCI in their endeavors.”

PEER recognizes industry leaders for improving efficiency, day-to-day reliability and overall resiliency when it comes to severe events, such as flooding and hurricanes. PEER was created in collaboration with industry leaders and the support of key partners, including S&C Electric, the Galvin Foundation, IPP Connect LLC, the International District Energy Association (IDEA) and the Advanced Energy Group LLC and is administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the global certifying body for several sustainability systems including the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED green building program. Like LEED, PEER was designed to grow with the market. PEER is for all power systems and includes guidance for cities, utilities, campuses and transit. The new version of PEER delivers a simple, streamlined system to document sustainability improvements to power systems at different levels.

In 2000, USGBC created LEED as a result of collaboration with the building industry at a time when there was growing demand for greener, healthier buildings, but no clear definition or path forward. Today, LEED is the world’s most widely used green building rating system with more than 93,000 registered and certified projects in 167 countries and regions. Learning from LEED, PEER is positioned to be a similar solution for the energy sector to deliver sustainable, high performing power systems. 

Picostone is changing the way homes become smart

Apr 03, 2018

Picostone is a startup based in Mumbai. Started by a team of young and dynamic guys Virang Jhaveri (CEO), Niket Sarvaiya (COO) and Nilesh Jain(Director). The young and dynamic team comes from diverse fields & with a common mission to automate every home in India.

Picostone is taking comfort to another level by providing easy access to all the home utilitarian stuff like lights, fans,ACs,TVs, Set top boxes, etc from your phone. You can control these device from any part of the world just through the tap of your phone.

"Customer First, an unrelenting focus on the customer, we put the customer first in an authentic way, building things of value (product) and providing exceptional support (service) for economically viable (money) products would ultimately lead to a great business" - says Nilesh Jain

About Basic

Basic is a small box of happiness, which comfortably fits behind the switchboard connecting itself to some wires and there it is!. It is all about connecting the electrical device through the app and all this is done through the smartphone. 

It is a square-shaped device, not larger than one’s fist. The installation and connecting the internet only takes 15 minutes! The basic can connect up to four devices. Any technical specifications like fans, LED’s, Tube light, Fridge, etc can be controlled by the app. You can also schedule and monitor your device with the help of statistic that will be provided.

Features

Quick Installation- 15 minutes and the installation is completed!

No rewiring needed- All they do is upgrade your switchboard. No fixing of wires or things is required.

Control from all around- you can control your home electronics from literally anywhere in the globe!

Money Saver- It helps to scoop your expenditure, as you can control it by just one tap!

Set Your mood – You can set the ambience of your house as per your wish from beforehand!

Safe – You can decide who can control it!

RR Decor Launches Its New Bianco Collection

Apr 02, 2018

RR Decor has unveiled its all-new Bianco collection under its vast home furnishings catalogue. Celebrating handcrafted artistry, the collection a beautiful take on the traditional patterns immersed in a modern colour palette. Intricately embroidered paisley and floral patterns rest beautifully on long and sheer drapes. The use of a hushed colour scheme makes the collection suitable for all kinds of home interiors.

Exhibiting regality, this baroque collection will infuse luxurious ambience in your home.
Traditional yet contemporary patterns have been expertly embroidered on plush fabrics. The
quiet colour palette will incorporate a sense of calm. The use of rich fabrics will leave a lasting
impression in the eyes of the beholder. Bring home these rich designs and let the collection
will your home with grace and oodles of sobriety. RR Decor makes sure that your home is a
true personification of your rich inner personality. Rohit Khemka, Founder and Managing Director of RR Decor, says, “Expressed in the language of traditional Indian textile, our Delhi studio provides turnkey crafting of luxury soft furnishings and bed linen.”