2. Noush Projects
I discovered the work of the talented Durban-based Dutch artist, Manoushka Kraal, via a friend’s Instagram account when she received a custom-made doll from her. I was so intrigued with the Sia-looking dolls she makes and found myself exploring her Insta feed for ages. Her work is really something to see!
3. Creative Lab wallpapers now available at Urban Nest
We’ve had our eye on the beautiful work of the Dutch designers at Creative Lab Amsterdam for some time as one of them is an old friend of Charly’s. They’ve branched into wallpaper design and we are thrilled to know that their amazing wallpapers are available locally from one of our favourite retailers, Urban Nest. A must see!
4. New HK Living collection
And while we are on the topic of what’s available from Urban Nest – we are waiting with baited breath for the arrival of the new HK Living collection. Amongst other exquisite pieces, particularly within the lighting range, I’m struggling to maintain composure over this retro cane cabinet. It’s giving me all. the. feels.
5. New H&M Home store alert
Whilst I’m constantly in awe of the landmark style H&M Home stores, complete with a full range of furniture, lighting, homeware and accessories, currently opening their doors across Europe (and wondering if/when we will see one of these open in Dubai), I was still excited to the see the impressive new store recently opened in the new H&M location at Ibn Battuta Mall. Just in case you didn’t know, its a good sized one.
6. Rostok Toys
There are few things we love more as a team than discovering beautiful new finds from across the globe. During a kids room design project, we were looking for simple wooden toys for shelf styling and really wanted something a little different that we hadn’t already seen all over Pinterest and Instagram. We hit gold with the discovery of the lovely Marina and her Etsy store – Rostok Toys. This adorable brand of rustic wooden educational toys from Moscow, Russia is to die for! And the best part? No batteries required, they run 100% on imagination.