7 Plants For Your Home | Healthy Interiors

 

I admit I have unintentionally killed a few plants during my lifetime. I love plants but I don’t like taking care of them. This is why I thought it would be a great idea to compile a small list of low maintenance plants that also purify the air from chemicals such as formaldehyde.

Beware though, as most, if not all,  of these plants, are not suitable for pets.

1- Snake Plant, I love this one because it absorbs more carbon monoxide than any other indoor plant. it emits oxygen and filters toxins from the air such as benzene and formaldehyde. It can go for a month without water and has a clean ‘architectural’ look.

 

2- Aloe Vera: Well I love this the most because of its healing beauty properties. The gel inside the leaves can be used to rub the skin and scalp with great effects. You can also mix this gel in the mixer with water and drink for numerous digestive benefits. It is also very low maintenance and easy to take care of.

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Revelations Grand Palais 2019| Exhibition

 

Initiated by Ateliers d’Art de France since 2013, Révélations is an international fine craft and creation exhibition acting as a meeting place for some of the most talented craftspeople in the world. The biennial reunites a constantly increasing and wide audience:  collectors, architects, decorators, gallery owners, purchasing offices, in addition to artistic directors and luxury goods houses.

I was invited in May 2019 to visit Revelations at Grand Palais. The location itself is so iconic, I really loved it.

We had our VIP tickets to visit the night before the actual event and had nice one on one conversations with some of the artists and craftspeople at the show. We also enjoyed a lovely dinner at the venue.

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Unleash The Power Within With Tony Robbins | My Experience

 

December 2018, was one of the most stressful months for me. It was a time where I discovered I needed to do more in life than just go to the office and come back home. A few negative incidents at the time made me actually discover that when you don’t create  your own future plans, others will take advantage of that for their own benefit and have you fit in their own plans, and usually the outcome is not for your own good. It took me a while to accept what was happening at the time and how humans could be so selfish at times hurting everyone around them. But I accepted the blame, I accepted the fact that I was the one who let them  take advantage of my loyalty and ethics. I had to stand up and change things.

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HOMI Milano January 2019 | Events and Exhibitions

 

Last January I attended HOMI Milano for the first time. I was familiar with the exhibition but didn’t quite know exactly the type of products and services showcased.

I got the invite to check it out, and so I flew in to Milan.

It is held at Fiera Rho, where iSaloni usually takes place.

I was impressed with the level of organization and the number of exhibitors.We even got to be a part of their new announcements for 2019, which was nice.  HOMI Milano focuses mainly on homeware including cutlery, tableware, home accessories, special decorative pieces, in addition to everything related to fashion.

My main focus was on the halls that were related to interior design. I got to meet several exhibitors and learned about their products. Many of them I already knew but was happy to receive their latest updates.

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Downtown Design and Dubai Design Week 2018

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Last month I had the privilege of visiting Dubai Design Week 2018. The experience was phenomenal. It is the first time I visit although they have been organizing it for years now. There is a very professional and dedicated team behind it, I couldn’t but admire their attention to detail and the amount of events taking place during that week.

My main interest was Downtown Dubai, which is in a way similar to the furniture fairs in Europe but on a more comoact scale suitable for the region. Downtown Design was in a separate area and showcased international and local brands and designers. Brands such as Cassina, Poltrona Frau, Baxter, Saint Louis, Lasvit, Swarovski, THG, Moroso, Villeroy & Boch, Roca, among many others, were present in a very well presented manner.

There was also a large booth which represented an array of Italian brands such as Antonio Lupi among others.

A few minutes walking away from Downtown Design, beautiful and very well designed installations were at every corner. All of them encouraged interaction with passers by, everyone was taking photos and being part of the experience.

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Dubai Design Week and Downtown Design | November 12-17, 2018 | Events and Exhibitions

 

This November, the region’s most anticipated Design Week will take place.

Dubai Design Week continues to grow, cementing Dubai as the design capital of the Middle East
* The region’s largest creative festival returns this year from 12-17 November 2018
* The free-to-attend program will comprise more than 230 events throughout Dubai Design District (d3) and across the city
* With +120 institutions participating, the 2018 edition will see a 20% growth since last year’s event

 

Taking place at locations across the city, this year’s program will be the most comprehensive to date, with more than 120 companies participating and 230 events taking place, encompassing exhibitions, commissioned installations, awards and competitions, talks and workshops, tours and experiences for design enthusiasts and public visitors alike.

Dubai Design Week will this year launch its first app, allowing visitors to create personalised schedules on the go based on preferences and interests and to be the first to get notified of must-attend launches and events.

Coinciding with the event, this November will see the official opening of the Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai’s first contemporary arts museum, the inaugural Fikra Graphic Design Biennial in Sharjah, the first of its kind in the region, and a range of activities staged at Alserkal Avenue, reinforcing November as the annual focal point for design and creativity in Dubai.

Highlights of Dubai Design Week 2018 at d3
Exhibitions and Pop-ups

For the first time, this year Dubai Design Week partners with social networking giant Facebook through a real-world activation set in within the heart of Dubai Design District (d3). Customized workshops and knowledge sharing activities have been specially devised to celebrate the Arab creative community. Facebook’s 6-day physical presence will showcase how people can use the platform to connect and build communities in memorable, creative and responsible ways.

An exhibition highlighting eight of the brightest Emirati talents from across the country, UAE Design Stories: The Next Generation from The Emirates is a vehicle for generating awareness on the emerging creative profiles from the UAE.

Enabling UAE design since 2008, design-incubator Tashkeel will present ‘Design+Making UAE’; a destination for those curious about the local design ecosystem, exploring design practice in the UAE from concept to completion.

The roadshow exhibition ‘Original Comes from Vitra’ consists of series of booths, each dedicated to telling the story of a Vitra original. Each booth will narrate the history of the product with drawings, sketches and photographs of prototypes. Examples include some of world’s most iconic pieces of furniture; the Panton chair, the Standard chair by Jean Prouve and the Lounge Chair by Charles & Ray Eames.

DRAK, the design collective based in Dubai’s Ras Al Khor community will be conducting a community initiative titled ‘From RAK to DRAK’ where three designers, Amal Haliq, Faissal El-Malak and Khalid Mezaina, will focus on three commercial outlets from the neighbourhood.

ProtoPieces is an exhibition of furniture work designed by 12 students of the College of Architecture Art and Design (CAAD) at the American University of Sharjah.

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Your Chance to Win an International Scholarship at Raffles Milano | Contest

 

 

Win 1 of the 20 international scholarships for the international Masters of Raffles Milano – Istituto di Moda e Design

 

Raffles Milano, one of the most exclusive fashion and design schools in the world, located in the center of Milan, is offering 20 scholarships for its international Masters that stars in the 2018/2019 academic year.

 

Unlike traditional Masters, the Raffles Milano courses are innovative in both method and approach and are taught by an international faculty.  The masters lasts 10 months and has only 20 students per class. The (didactic) program is composed of 10 modules, each organized and managed in collaboration with leading international Advertising and Photography agencies, important Product, Visual Design and Architecture studios, and exclusive Fashion Brands. This enables students to try their hand with concrete cases, guided by professionals.

 

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The contest is open to students with an Undergraduate Degree or Bachelors’ Degree and with a non-academic degree or qualification. Even candidates with a working track record in the chosen field of study can participate.

 

The Scholarships will be granted to candidates based on the evaluation of their dossiers by the Course leader and Lecturers of each Master.

 

Candidates should send the Application form and a portfolio to [email protected] by 30th May 2018.

 

Participate now and find out more about the school on http://rafflesitaly.com/en/news/20-scholarships-y-20182019/

 Off-White™ x IKEA collaboration Revealed!

 

Last June during the Swedish furniture giant’s “Democratic Design Days” event, a collaboration between  Off-White™  and IKEA was announced, At the same time Virgil Abloh, founder of OFF-WHITE, unveiled a redesigned IKEA FRAKTA bag with “Sculpture” on the side. After that a printed rug with ‘KEEP OFF” was also revealed.

 

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