The Diet Center’s Ramadan Gift

By | July 19, 2013

At the start of the holy month of Ramadan I received a gift box from The Diet Center tied with a ribbon to a small booklet. Read more »

Ayar Perfumes Eid Gift Tray

By | November 12, 2012

A few days before Eid Al-Adha I came home to find a heavy cream and gold bag waiting for me from Ayar Perfume containing their Read more »

Picture of the Week: a Time of Day

By | October 1, 2012

My favorite time of day usually falls between very late evening just before dusk and up until the sunset. Usually the house is calm, you are out of work and done having lunch, the dreaded morning rituals are behind you. The nightfall hadn’t set yet and its still light with a tint of bluish orangeness or pink outside.

My favorite thing to do is to grab a hot cup of steaming coffee, sit on the couch, gaze out the window while having an incense burner blowing gusts of smoke besides me. If there is something good on TV I would switch it on but if there isn’t, I switch it off and enjoy the serenity.

What’s your favorite time of day?

IKEA Catalouge’s Funny Mubkhar Mistake

By | September 2, 2012

As I was browsing IKEA 2013 long awaited and much beloved catalouge that was distributed a while ago, I noticed a funny blunder on page 152 which is supposed to be a picture of a living room with middle eastern design touches.

You see on the top left corner of the page there is a mubkhar which is an incense burning device we use in the gulf. The funny thing is that they used it as decoration but for some reason placed it upside down and balanced it on its sharp edges.

Looking at the familiar object in IKEA’s catalouge cracked me up. If only they placed it the right way upwards! I don’t think the designers of the catalouge -which is done abroad by the way and not in Kuwait- knew what the mubkhar is. Maybe they thought its just a decorative vase or something. I wonder if they made similar errors in other catalouges but it was really funny. Mubkhar style 2013 :p