The Rainbow Bookshelves

By | September 1, 2016

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For a while now almost every bookworm social media account I’m following was rearranging their collection of books in a colour-coded book theme so the end result would resemble a rainbow. I have an ancient photo of my bookshelves when I was a kid back in the early 90’s, my collection of some magazines were arranged Rainbow style but I have to look for the picture and scan it before I can share it with you, most likely in this post. Anyway, since my bookshelves are overflowing and organising the books in a readable manner became one messy affair, I thought I’d dedicate myself to this task and arrange all my books rainbow-style. After all, how hard can it be, right?  Read more »

Discovering Haya House

By | February 11, 2013

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When I received an invitation to an afternoon tea at “Haya House” I thought I was in for another store opening with a few pretty items and a caterer providing tea treats. I didn’t expect that I’d stumble into a little shopping/design haven in the middle of Read more »

Baraka by Salah Zamani’s Furniture & Home Accessories Exhibition

By | January 29, 2013

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Last week I received a distinguished invitation to attend Baraka by Salah Zamani’s 2013 Furniture & Home Accessories Exhibition to be held in 52 Degrees. A yellow tray with Read more »

Preview: MUJI Store, Kuwait

By | January 18, 2013

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I’ve never really expressed before how much I adore MUJI in my blog now, have I? On the Grand Avenues Read more »

Sneak Preview: The Gathering Bistro

By | November 13, 2012

We were invited the other day to a preview tasting of the newest eatry in K-Town, The Gathering Bistro. Located in Salhiya area right opposite Salhiya mall. Read more »

My Beautiful Orange Acrylic Tray

By | September 26, 2012

Ever since I moved to my new apartment and began redecorating I’ve gone into a frenzy of a supressed obsession of mine: buying tea sets and tableware. I don’t seem to be able to stop searching around for delicious designs and wanting to buy them.

One of my favorite shopping destinations is Read more »

The Dathra Book Launch Party – Part I

By | July 15, 2012

For some reason wordpress is eating up my Party post. I’ve written it three times already!!! It could be because its too long so I’ll have to sadly break it down and re-post it :(

I bet everyone with an instagram had already seen -and felt like being invited to- the Dathra Book party I had at home :) Let me show you the party from the party planner’s point of view… how I chose and put everything together in about 3 days time! The theme Read more »

A Lovely Housewarming Gift

By | April 15, 2012

My lovely friend Pink Girl arrived to my place last week bearing a big white bag. I was surprised since it wasn’t my birthday but she told me it was a housewarming gift for my new apartment which made Read more »

Hanging My Photographs on my Wall

By | April 8, 2012

I’ve been looking for some paintings or photographs to hang on the living room wall in my apartment. Wherever I went I wasn’t satisfied so I decided to hang my favorite pictures on Read more »

Modern Furniture Items in Midas

By | March 1, 2012

As I am looking for modern tableware and a new refrigerator we passed by the Life Center in Shuwaikh which houses both Eureka & Midas. I’ve posted about having found quite modern and distinguished pieces in Midas before and therefore I thought I might find myself something there. Sure enough I found plenty! The first thing I saw was this mirror which reminded me vaguely of some limited edition sought after mirror that I’ve seen somewhere but I cannot remember where.

This foot stool is beautifully retro!

Pop art table.

Pop art painting. There are a lot of pop art items available where you can decorate an entire room with it.

Those pillows look like Ralph Lauren pillows I’ve seen in London.

I almost bought those pillows in black and green. Might still go back for them.

This is a very nice and quirky flower vase.

Nice clock! Like something out of Alice in wonderland.

More fun tables.

I found my self a beautiful clear acrylic tray which I bought immediately and there were a lot of modern tableware but still not what I am looking for. Sadly the sales people yanenoone o ohom yamshoon waray while I am looking around o exchanged puzzled and troubled glances as I was taking pictures fa I just took the tray and left quickly. In any ways if you are looking for a quirky piece of furniture they have 70% sale on certain items and there are good pieces to be bought.

 

London Xmas Lights 2011: St. Christopher’s Place Street

By | December 20, 2011

Though I didn’t take many pictures of London this year since I’ve been very sick with a bad bout of flu I managed to snap a few unsatisfactory shots of St. Christopher Place’s decorations. The theme for this year is Disco!

Though not very Xmasy in nature but they are very beautiful indeed! Little disco balls turning around and reflecting light all over the place! The walls, the people, other hanging orbs!

The entrance from Oxford Street. Bathed in purple lights.

The other end of the place.

So beautiful <3

I’ve also posted about Xmas Lights pictures last year of Carnaby Street (post) and other London Streets (post). Always beautiful, always.

The Furniture Hunt: Midas Thajeej

By | October 3, 2011

On my quest to revamp our living room we stopped by Midas Store in Al-Thajeej area last weekend to explore and maybe get some ideas. They had some items I really liked and thought about sharing it here with you in case you are going through the same Read more »

Roche Bobois Style Corner Sofa Set for Less

By | September 30, 2011

I’ve been searching around for the perfect modern sofa set to replace my current one in an effort to revamp my living room. The other day I tweeted this picture and many asked me where did I find this set. I remember years ago when Roche Bobois has the same amazing style of sofas that cost a mini fortune to purchase. Anyways I found this complete corner set in Ali Abdul Wahab in Dajij area for 1900 KD and I think they have a 10% sale on them if any one is interested. I love the set but I can never pull the style off, it would just end up looking like a circus of colors.

My Beautiful Yummy Acrylic Tray

By | September 19, 2011

I was in 52 Degrees to check out Ali Al-Mufeedi’s exhibit when I saw this pink acrylic serving tray with Arabian style engravings. The moment I saw it I went ‘This is Yummy!’ I grabbed it and headed to the cashier at Read more »

BOOZ Kuwait Collection

By | July 31, 2011

I received an email from a young Kuwaiti guy who just launched a new local concept furniture brand called BOOZ. Although I am not a fan of Louis XIV style furniture at all but these chairs caught my eyes for they Read more »

Fred’s Chewed Up Gum Magnets

By | July 10, 2011

I am a huge fan of Fred’s quirky crazy items. I am almost a collector of whatever they have on sale. A few days ago I was shopping in Virgin Media Read more »

My Eggy Collection Obsession

By | June 26, 2011

You see that little egg based whisk? That little cute egg is Eggy and I kind of have a thing for him. Actually, I am obsessed with him. It’s not my fault he Read more »

Now Reading: Classy by Derek Blasberg

By | June 19, 2011

I don’t really remember where I learned about this book or when did I add it to my shopping cart. But when it arrived on my door step I was mystified for a second then I remembered that I really wanted to read this book.

Classy: Exceptional ADvice for the Extremely Modern Lady with the slogan “Be a Lady, not a Tramp” is an AMAZING book. It teaches you how to spot that thin line between being a classy stylish lady and being a trashy tramp. Sadly, many trampish things are considered OK now a days…

The books points out everything, how to dress, sit, act, speak, throw a party, travel, pack a bag… it is a pretty good read and very helpful. Also it would be an amazing book gift to give someone who whose getting on your nerves as a subtle nudge towards acting a bit classier.

You ca find it on Amazon here (link). Highly Recommended.

Guess how much is this armchair…

By | June 13, 2011

I was in that new seven seas madry seven zones -I  am not sure of the name- store shuffling behind my husband who loves to browse building material stores when my eyes fell upon one of the most amazing chairs Read more »

Help: Do you know the artist of Cafe Bazza’s paintings?

By | May 29, 2011

I went to try Cafe Bazza the other day and I have to say I had quite an experience. The style is spot on, the food is great -Try their fool and their meatless maraq bamiya!-. The music of their soundtrack was lovely but I hated the way the songs were sung. The TV showing clips from my favourite Kuwaiti shows. Simply sensational.

But the thing that caught my attention the most was this partiacular painting hanging right beside my chair. I was mesmerised with the beauty of its details! It looks traditional yet its as funky and quircky as ever! Little clues to the saying on the painting are scattered here and there! It says ‘Botamba Kasar El Lamba’ i.e. ‘Fat man broke the lamp’ and then inside the vase you see a small portrait of a fat man blowing a lamp! Etyanin!!!

Now this is totally my kind of art! I gazed and gazed at the painting in awe and sadness, I wish my father’s art had been genetically passed to me. He has a masters degree in Arabian Calligraphy Masha2 Allah yet I cannot write two letters in the same size with my horrible handwriting. Had I gotten any sense of art at all I would have been the kind of artist who produced such quirky coded paintings :(

Now, do you know who the amazing artist of those paintings is? I would like to have some of them to hang in my own apartment. Please? Anyone? Help!

P.S. They say boring mona lisa is the most amazing painting. I think this is more amazing than the mona lisa. Kaifi!

Silver Corner’s Store Opening & Gift

By | May 17, 2011

Yesterday was a long exhausting day. After work I went to so many places and I only returned home for about an hour to have a late lunch at 6 when I saw a big lovely white bag embossed with ‘Silver Corner’ in Read more »