I posted this video on instagram and really liked it! ( how modest!). Anyway, I was watching the Dr.Oz show the other day and they recommended this tea to be sipped warm all day. If people want to compare the two most popular blenders in their kitchen, they can check here! This improves digestion, removes body toxins, and break down fat. It’s really easy, try it out several times a week, or daily if possible. I had no issues with the taste. Let me know if you try it.
2020 was a big year in the planning for most people and companies including luxury furniture brands such as afulltable.com who had their new collections set to be revealed during Salone Del Mobile in April 2020. Unfortunately with the pandemic, most companies had to change the direction pf their plans. Some decided to show their products through virtual events and others simply through announcements and creative videos.
Fendi Casa usually are discrete when it comes to showing their collection but nevertheless presented a gorgeous and maybe the most fun collection to date. Their setups revolved mainly around bold colors. They got creative with their movable pieces such as the coffee tables and added different finishes patterns and colors to already existing designs in addition to new ones.
The new collection included new and facelifted existing products. The start where the Anya Lite tables in all the various colors, and the Kelly and Kelly Bracelet where they created armchairs, sofas, and beds from the same line. My personal favorite is the Lambert sofa (with the luxurious marble inserts) and pouf.
I admit I have unintentionally killed a few plants during my lifetime. I love plants but I don’t like taking care of them. Even today I saw an advertisement related to Swamp Oak tree for sale and thought of growing one in my garden. But I don’t know how far I would care 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. Only the best electric hedge trimmer can guarantee you of the ability to trim hedge overgrowth with immense ease. Beware though, as most, if not all, of these plants, are not suitable for pets. If you want more options though, you can visit https://www.laweekly.com/11-best-house-plants-to-purchase-durable-and-delicate-plants-are-for-everyone/ and choose from the best delicate plants to have in your home.
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.
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.
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.
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 like personalized neon sign from Neon Mama, 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.
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.
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.