Jotun 2020 Colour Collection

03/10/2019

Earlier this week our favourite paint brand, Jotun Middle East, launched their 12 new colours for 2020, and along with a few other folks, I was lucky enough to get first glimpse. My love affair with this brand goes back quite some time, so I was suitably excited when the launch invite landed on my desk. Seeing the new palette in person was a real treat and, as always, Jotun didn’t disappoint. Some of the highlights of the launch event included a commendable performance by Jotun’s very own staff band and the reveal of Jotun ZERO, an eco-friendly, non toxic product with…

Interview with a creative | Sukaina Khimjee

26/09/2019

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing the very talented Sukaina Khimjee, owner of @villa65design. She gives us a peek into her boutique design company and shares a bit about the face behind the business. A few months ago, Sukaina sent us a profile of her work and we were intrigued with her collection of art prints. Kath is particularly keen on discovering and showcasing local talent, especially when it falls within her design aesthetic and @villa65design fits the bill. Can you give us the story behind @villa65design?Born and raised in Dubai, I was surrounded by ambition and creativity. My…

House of Hawkes turns six | reflecting & evolving

15/09/2019

After a busy summer spent in South Africa, and the madness of getting back into office mode, I realised yesterday that it’s House of Hawkes’ birthday month! I mark the month rather than an exact day because, frankly, I don’t recall the exact date I ‘went live’, at that point, the blog was a loose commitment at best, but it was in the midst of September 2013. In some respects, it feels like a lifetime ago. It’s been an amazing journey so far with lots of notable milestones, and so many new friends and colleagues along the way. As cliche…

IKEA Catalogue 2020: Get Ready For A Fresh Start

28/08/2019

Hold on to your Ikea meatballs because the summer’s most anticipated literature is finally here… We’re talking about the IKEA catalog: A once-yearly release showcasing everything that’s coming in the next year.And we had front row seats at the UAE launch this week. This year’s catalogue theme “A Fresh Start” focus on the importance of mental and physical rest and will be offering products designed to improve sleep. With simple, smart solutions from blackout blinds and comfortable mattresses to new additions like sound absorbing decorative panels and ergonomic pillows designed for every kind of sleeper. Don’t worry, though, it’s not all bed frames…

La Cotte Farm, Franschhoek, SOUTH AFRICA

23/08/2019

One of the highlights of our summer break (which is indeed a winter break when you’re in South Africa) was a trip to the beautiful Cape region with friends who were visiting from London. I absolutely love everything about the Cape – from the picturesque landscapes to the beautiful wine farms and dramatic ocean views, it gives me all the holiday feels. And I don’t mind whether it’s summer or winter because it’s beautiful in all seasons. Since we were travelling as two families with five kids amongst us, we looked for a farm house to rent for our stay…

Scene & Heard | JULY 2019

08/07/2019

Welcome to the latest installment of Scene and Heard, a regular feature where the team shares interesting bits and bobs that we’ve recently came across. If you missed last month’s Scene & Heard, check it out here. You may not be aware of this, but Charly is our resident DJ at House of Hawkes HQ. She keeps the atmosphere serene when stress levels are high and keeps us up to speed with what the cool kids are listening to – or so she tells us. She was super excited to share news of the collab between IKEA and Sonos ….

Rug Crush Roundup

27/06/2019

It’s no secret that a good rug can make a room, I’m sure this is no surprise to most of you, but finding the right rug can be tricky. After doing some rug sourcing for a few clients recently, we discovered quite a few beauties out there. So, we have done the groundwork for you and have roundup our favourites and some tips to consider when choosing a rug. 01 Size of the rug. There is nothing quite as sad as a rug that is too small, it just lets the space down. This is a common rookie error people…

Father’s Day Gift Guide

11/06/2019

In yet another fine act in the art of of procrastination, we are a little late on ordering gifts for Father’s Day – approaching at a helluva speed. As a result of our panic, we’ve taken a load off your shoulders and whipped up a fresh batch of delightful gift ideas just for Dad. Getting creative when it comes to Father’s Day gifting is easier said than done, kudos to all of you who pre-emptively bought something knowing this day will sneak up on you, but if you’ve also left it last minute, you may want to check out our…

Piupiuchick at Martin & Ella

27/05/2019

Dubai’s ‘big summer break’ is hurtling towards us like a freight train with a mere five weeks left before school’s out and the mass exodus begins. It’s seems such a unique lifestyle quirk the way so many families collectively leave town over the same period to travel to their home countries or other exotic destinations during July and August, essentially to escape two of the warmest months of the year here in the UAE. I know that we are certainly looking forward to our imminent trip to South Africa, and for those of us who travel down to the Southern…

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