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Inspiration Behind the 2019 Marrakesh Design

Marrakesh, also nicknamed the “red city” or “ochre city”, with its maze-like alleys, its large arched city wall and its traditional souk, is an ideal dream destination for the escapist traveller who likes being immersed in culture, exploring artisanal finds and savor aromatic dishes. It is no wonder that the iconic fashion guru, Yves Saint […]

3D Crescent and Star Instructions

How do you turn our Crescent and Star into a 3D decorations?   Step One: Look for the crease on the crescent and just fold where the line is                                                     […]

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 […]