Design, Home Decor

One to Watch: Mums will love new nursery store Misk

Upholding leading Beirut-based designer Nada Debs‘ “craft cool” campaign, the beautifully delicate new nursery range from Misk is handcrafted in Lebanon by a team of third-generation Armenian artisans, using kiln-dried wood and gorgeous mother-of-pearl inlay. New mums will love the way the wooden bassinets and cribs cradle sleeping little ones, while pearslescent shells etched into French grey […]

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Design, Home Decor

Day 1: A week with Mosaique’s Lama Qaddumi-Shahin

Mosaique has become one of Abu Dhabi’s best boutiques for carefully curated home accessories and gifts. Every day this week interior designer and founder Lama Qaddumi-Shahin gives other retail entrepreneurs advice on starting up a business and building a brand, drawing upon her own insights, experiences and business model. In the first of the series, […]

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Home Decor

Spotlight on Tuareg Carpets

We’ve been noticing a trend recently of Tuareg carpets. That is, if traditional carpets that have been made for generations can be referred to as a “trend.” Named after the Tuareg people, nomads that inhabit Saharan North Africa, the hand-woven rugs are made of dwarf palm tree fibers, camel hair and leather strips and were […]

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Home Decor

The big trend forecast inspired by Milan’s Fuorisalone

The question on everyone’s lips recently has been, “Did you go the Salone?”. While we were in Milan it appeared that most of the Gulf’s design aficionados and industry leaders were there, too, and at times it felt like we hadn’t left the UAE – until we called “spritz!” and the waiters ran over with […]

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Home Decor

Simply White: Colour of the year

Wondering how to get excited by white being Benjamin Moore’s colour of the year? Here’s five ways Simply White OC-117 can transform your home… While in Dubai launching Simply White in the Middle East, Benjamin Moore’s international marketing director Helen Mullett said the colour is perfect for

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Home Decor

Rainbow Bright: Colour Coded Bookshelves

Colour-coded bookshelves have been a somewhat controversial design trend over the last few years. Naysayers contend that it’s a triumph of style over substance­ — that anything not organized by title, author or subject is just impractical. Proponents say that for

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