Welcome back to another edition of Scene and Heard, an intentionally short and sweet series dedicated to sharing ad hoc snippets of cool things that have caught our eye on the interiors and lifestyle scene. Grab a cuppa and enjoy our January round-up.

It’s great to report that interesting interior stores continue to pop up in Dubai. More recently, we have discovered The Loom Collection and Soul & Tables. Both offer a gorgeous selection of furniture and accessory items that are well priced. We are particularly fond of The Loom Collection’s rug selection and have already used them in projects (See here ). Soul and Tables is a branch of a well established interior company operating out of Singapore – we love their wood tones and natural aesthetic.

Big news on the horizon is that retail giant, Zara Home, is opening a new flagship store at Dubai Mall. We are attending the opening event and will be sure to report back via Instagram. Safe to say we are sure to love it. Now let’s just hope that H&M Home will follow suit with a flagship store of their own.

Our favourite Netherlands based artist, Maaike Koster of My Deer Print Shop has released a new collection on her web shop and we are loving the vibe. Expect to see some of these beauties over at the fronteriors studio as Linda and I are in the throws of planning shoots for some exiting new products. I have my eye on this limited edition beauty for my home.

As some of you already know, I’m from Curaçao, and the majority of you has or had never heard of Curaçao before I mentioned it. Well it’s a small island in the Caribbean, part of the Dutch Kingdom. But leave it to the Colombians, like the C’est ici girls to of course know Cura-zao. And that brings us to this new Colombian brand on the block, Cocora Boutique . Not only on Instagram or markets anymore, Cocora now also has a beautiful shop in The Court Yard.
And while you are visiting Cocora, please plan enough time to squeeze in a coffee and lunch at Cassette Dubai. Nice staff, great menu selection and good coffee! 

The new Nakheel Mall on the Palm, gives us an ebarza show room, the second Marmarland shop and a new Tribe show room.

Image via Grazia

Knowing the self-dressing stage will soon kick in, I’m making the most of dressing Mila. While she is still tolerating quaint rompers and puffy pants, I’m constantly on the lookout for a cute outfit or two. A recent fab find is Nanas Babywear, a South African brand with a purpose. Not only am I obsessed with every single piece in the range, the story behind the brand is so inspiring. Ananja Theunissen, the creative mind behind the brand, is responsible for designing the range which is then brought to life by a group of grannies. Providing them with a platform to showcase their skills, regain purpose and build friendships after retirement. So if you are looking for something adorable for the little, this one is a goodie.

Image via Nanas Babywear

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Hi, I’m Kathryn

Hi, I’m Kathryn

House of Hawkes is a boutique interior design studio based in Dubai. This website is where it all began and remains a creative platform for sharing my work, my love of design and things that inspire me. Come on over & meet the team.

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