As a visitor, hey even as a resident, it’s quite hard to find bright, fresh and stylish interior and fashion items that possesses the Middle East touch. Souvenirs’ kinda gives me the creeps & those given to me traditionally ends up in a ski cabin collecting dust ogling evylish at me during every holiday but cannot be thrown away either when it has been given to me by love (well now that’s out of the closet:)
Middle East often creates mental images of heavy dark & gloomy fabrics and leather furniture’s with inserted faux diamonds. Let’s say it’s about adding, adding & more adding of.. Quite farfetched from the Scandinavian minimalism.
Well, troopers don’t give up! While browsing the Dubai flea markets the other day
-I discovered Little Majlis . Fresh colours in gorge natural fibres of textiles and stationary. Kantha blankets, clothing, illustrations, wall stickers in a love fusion between arabic & western.