Here’s an interesting spin on the Narguile from Atelier SZ.
One of my favorite Oriental design products out right now.
A few words with the designer: Peggy Raphaël Dabar
“ It must have all begun without my knowledge when I was a child!
I still remember the feeling of despair at the sight of an ancient house being destroyed, a deep-rooted site being modernized, an old precious fabric being replaced! I finished my Advertising degree, but knew that I had to do things that will create beauty, inner peace or simply give a message. I traveled from Lebanon to United States where I took my Master degree in Fine Arts,from “Tufts University” and the “School of the Museum of Fine Arts” in Boston. These two degrees opposite in their way of thinking contributed equally in creating the line of objects I am doing now.
There’s an antique outdoor market that takes place the first Saturday of every month in the Houston Heights. This month it took place on Mother’s Day and a perfect occasion to be outside with mom! Spent the morning walking around with hats and sunglasses, looking at unique finds and enjoying the sun shining, the sound of birds chirping, and the smell of grass.
Retro objects and vintage posters.
People walking around on the grass.
Morrocan clay tajin plates with covers.
Antique oriental door.
How cool is this idea?!! When I was in college, I wanted my student portfolio look and feel to be based on pantone swatches. Nice guys… using the Pantone brand to market products. You basically pick out the frames and they come with a bunch of interchangeable colors. Check out the new Pantone Site here.
I want this classic 1953 design by Charles Eames. The sturdy steel frame holds bags, coats, hats, and for my purpose, a abaya! Retails for $150.