Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NO-MAD

No-Mad? Impossible! Ok, if not actually MAD, but I've gotten really hooked on these stunning textile pieces and accessories from a new line NO-MAD by a creative duo, Anuj Kothari, an engineer from Mumbai ...'with a creative bent of mind', and Valerie Barkowski. 
The main vision behind the brand is  '97% Indian and... 3% from elsewhere!' ...from around the globe! Elsewhere in this first collection of theirs is definitely Morocco!
And how do you like this colour combo, white & red?
In my imagination I'm vividly feeling my hand caressing these crispy cotton surfaces and... what a magnetizing saturated POPPY RED..! As I look at it, I have a feeling as if diving and dissolving into its Majestic Summer Redness! 'I AM RED', -- an inner impulse to exclaim, quoting the title of an Orhan Pamuk's book...
... very refreshing yet...
 
... cozy colour scheme!
... I was never a fan of B&W together, considering it too dull and strict even for working spaces, but now...
... i have to admit that NO-MAD could prove the sharp b&w duo is able to give a feeling of elegance and pleasant coziness, and, like we see here, a particular sense of intrigue because of the artfulness of pixel-like embroideries!

... and my wishlist! :)
TOPIC WAS FIRST SEEN ON AnIndianSummer. ALL IMAGES ARE © NO-MAD.

P.S. I once posted about Valerie Barkowski's Moroccan house Dar Kawa, so you may see it here.

Friday, April 18, 2014

... some Moroccan inspo

... a little bit of Moroccan-inspired fashion and interiors! 
All the fashion images here are from Femina.dk magazine, model Ingrid Wrisley lensed by Helene Linsjo. The photo shoot was arranged in Peacock Pavillions, a large villa hotel with a Nomadic spirit, belonging to Maryam Montague, author of the book MARRAKESH BY DESIGN.
A FRAGMENT OF INTERIOR FEATURING TRADITIONAL BENI OURAIN MOROCCAN RUG via here  
A FRAGMENT OF INTERIOR FROM BRANDTS INDOOR
BRUNO FRISONI's MOROCCAN HOME VIA TRENDLAND

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mood.Book: Happy Finds with an Arabic Flair

For today, I'd like to share a tasty mix of some home living & shopping ideas with an Arabic feel! No more words, just see and get in the right mood! ;)
LEFT: DARA'A (=KAFTAN) BY A KUWAITI BRAND DAR TARTAR    RIGHT: ART COLLAGE VIA TUMBLR
LEFT: BRANDTS INDOOR BY DIANA LOVRING, VIA BEHANCE    RIGHT: DARA'A (=KAFTAN) BY A KUWAITI BRAND DAR TARTAR
RIGHT: Art pieces by Reem Al Ghaith {UAE} from the series 'Beyoutna' (= 'Our Houses' in Arabic), showcased at Abu Dhabi Art Fair, found here.
LEFT: BRANDTS INDOOR BY DIANA LOVRING, VIA BEHANCE     RIGHT & BELOW: Art pieces by Reem Al Ghaith {UAE} from the series 'Beyoutna'
BRUNO FRISONI's MOROCCAN HOME VIA TRENDLAND

I can never resist a temptation to buy lots of little things that help me create home away from home! Such is all this amazing stuff I picked up from the two famous Lebanese brands:  
BOKJA DESIGN  -- furniture pieces and a set of three cushions & RANA SALAM DESIGN -- all the rest. 
POMEGRANATE HAMSA HAND (a charm protecting from negative energy) TRIVET by MELANIE DANKOWICZ via AHALIFE

  IN THE BOTTOM ROW: © AMINA GALLERY CUSHIONS  DESIGNED BY AMINA AL ABBASI FROM BAHRAIN.  FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM TOO.

... i was feeling pretty well with my ordinary FLY mobile, until the moment i saw this...
sigh*... iPhone case! It has become the main reason why i absolutely need to finally get my own one!:D
 
© AMINA GALLERY iPhone case DESIGNED BY AMINA AL ABBASI