Where to, for your lifestyle shopping fix? Dubai-based creative communal space Kulture House recently launched a homeware pop-up that features a treasure trove of homeware and fashion brands. Featuring a superb curation of pieces, the collections are akin to a trip around the world, with hand-loomed rugs from Jaipur to African-inspired artisanal furniture.
With a huge focus on Middle Eastern creatives, the pop-up features brands, including Saudi-based Art of Heritage, which works towards preserving and promoting the Kingdom’s cultural treasures. The group trains and employs Saudi women, who create intricately-detailed heritage garments, jewelry, textiles and household items.
Among other brands is Beldi Bazaar, which offers rugs that are traditionally handcrafted from the wool of a special breed of sheep from Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains. In contrast, there’s also Chukpalu that offers a line of contemporary handmade rugs from Afghanistan. Another rug brand on view is Weave Factory, which features hand-loomed dhurries and rugs from Jaipur, India.
Jordanian homeware brand Decoration One has on offer pieces that are inspired by Islamic art and calligraphy that are at once functional and fit for any interior space. Also part of the roster is Savannah Pop that manufacturers African-inspired furniture pieces, which means they’re all about color.
Among other brands on view are Dubai-based SHADI by Dilbar and Sitora featuring beautiful Uzbek prints, gallery Zinjaar that specializes in hand-crafted, vintage furniture, and Candlelicioush, which offers handmade candles made using pure organic soy wax, recyclable wax and pure essential oils from different parts of the world. Don’t miss the pop-up that runs until 29 February.
Dubai’s beloved creative communal space Kulture House is back with an exciting pop-up that celebrates local designers. Starting today, the Icons pop-up exhibition will go on till 14 December. Here, we round up a few brands to keep an eye out for at the showcase.
Give your traditional-wear a stylish spin as Emirati brands, such as Ego Abaya, Zay, Albatross, Twins Design and Three Dots bring to you the best of their collections. Think about modern detailing and silhouettes that are sure to pique your interest.
Where Dubai-based Moza brings to you comfortable travel wear, The Poet, a young Emirati brand promises you an elegant show of intricately designed evening gowns. As you make your way through the pop-up, don’t forget to check out modest contemporary wear brands, such as By Maryam Aldosari, Glosh and From Shamsa.
That’s not all, Mas Jewels, another regional jewelry brand, will be showcasing at the pop-up. Lava, a UAE-based luxury candle brand is also among the highlights at the exhibition. Handcrafted candles mixed with customized scents is the centerpiece of these decoratives. We have your weekend shopping spree sorted.
Dubai-based creative communal space Kulture House has unveiled today a riveting pop-up exhibition featuring Egyptian artist Dina Hafez, whose body of work comprises beaded portraits of Egyptian women. A wondrous celebration of beadwork, the show titled ‘Unfamiliar Faces’ offers deep insight into the craft that has been an integral part of Egypt’s cultural and historical narratives.
Dina’s color-filled mixed media works are an exquisite and contemporary survey of the craft that has been passed down for centuries, with a focus on themes such as exploring heritage and identity. She does so by layering vintage photographs, graphic design and beaded embroidery, all to create pieces that are at once creative and contemplative.
Beads have long been used to create jewelry and apparel, as well as religious ceremonies and festivities across the Middle Eastern country. Born and raised in Cairo, Dina is a self-taught artist and her latest experimental works feature beads and sequins to shine the spotlight on a craft oft overlooked.
‘Unfamiliar Faces’ is on view at Kulture House Dubai until 30 November. Visit Kulture House now.
Art is at the core of Kulture House Dubai, which will be hosting an exhibition of new works by British artist Julian Castaldi, starting tomorrow until 30 September. Titled ‘United Moments’, the show will feature a vibrant selection of paintings, which have been created using acrylic, and wood and steel that were found on a coastline by Castaldi.
Imbued with vibrant colorways and pop art, the artworks are deeply nostalgic and take a cue from old, monochrome photographs, especially those of the UAE and its leaders, which the artist has found over the years. Enjoy the show as you sip a cup of matcha!