Palm Leaf DIY

PALM LEAF DIY MATERIALS Green construction paper Scissors Bone folder ( really anything hard like a pen, credit card, spoon etc. will do ) Optional watercolors, pastels, or blendable medium.   INSTRUCTION Fold construction paper in half longways Cut out and be long gated leaf/teardrop shape Here is a template of the leaf in case […]

Malachite DIY

MALACHITE DIY MATERIAL –Tray of your choice ( I’m using a clear acrylic drawer organizer from inter-design purchased on Amazon for $13 https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00O9ND77C/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1) You could also use this technique on just about any surface that can be cleaned and prepped for paint. –Smooth sturdy board (larger than the bottom of your tray. I’m using a cereal box […]

Eid Carrara Marble Mood Board

After a design idea is born, the next step is to create a mood board to inspire us for our product creation.  This is the mood that was set for the “Luxury Stone Collection” for Eid To get a sneak peak of the “Luxury Stone” collection followed by coupons, sign up to our newsletter.  

Behind Every Great Product There is a Design Story

Every year comes a challenge to create a design that would have great appeal for different tastes.   This year the arabesque marble design was inspired by a visit to a marble showroom.  We were particularly struck by Ravenna’s new “Miraflores” Collection, particularly the “Castilla” line. http://newravenna.photoshelter.com/gallery/Miraflores-Collection-by-Paul-Schatz/G0000MLsRRsOskkQ/C0000BZiYHlG5mQ4 We wanted our designs to look realistic and picked […]

From Inspiration to Materialization: Behind the Scene of Our 2018 Luxury Stone Collection (Ramadan Edition)

Part I Ramadan Kufic Key Inspirations Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of product design?  When you see a product in the market you may not realize how much time and effort goes into creating that product, as it seems so simple, so obvious; for that reason we wanted to walk […]

Aameen/Bismillah Ceremony

Aameen and Bismillah ceremonies are momentous events in the Desi community.  A Bismillah ceremony marks a child’s official introduction to Islam and an Aameen is a continuation into the child’s Islamic formation; when the child completes reading the Quran.  This process could take a few years, depending on the child’s pace. Many parents turn this […]

Hajj Kaaba Lantern DIY

Since there are not much choices of Hajj party supplies out there. Here is an easy Kaaba diy for your next hajj party Material Black square paper lantern (you can find at any party store.  We got those from Oriental Trading Gold Sparkly ribbon, black and white ribbon, gold and black ribbon (found at any […]

Roaring Twenties Party

After reading and watching the Great Gatsby we thought what a great idea it would be to host a roaring twenties school fundraiser. with such an opulent theme such as the roaring twenties one cannot go wrong.  Just use black, white and gold accents and you have yourself a grand party.  No gold is too […]