Le Marché Furniture Fair Got Cancelled and This Is Why Egyptians Want It Back

Le Marché Furniture Fair Got Cancelled and This Is Why Egyptians Want It Back

  The much-anticipated annual furniture exhibition, Le Marché, has been an Egyptian favorite for years. The trademark of Tarek Nour Communications, organized by AAPIC, has made hundreds of lives easier by simply walking through the fair that presents you with everything you need from a wide range of interior designs,  landscaping, garden and office furniture, kitchens to accessories such […]

7 Reasons Why Minimalism Is Not for Egyptians

7 Reasons Why Minimalism Is Not for Egyptians

by Salma Iraqui

Most of us Egyptians are fond of holding onto things that are absolutely useless, which brings us to my next point: Egyptians can never be minimalists. Here’s why:   Old and damaged childhood toys     Some parents like to keep their kids’ old toys. Actually scratch that, ALL PARENTS. From old Legos that you […]

AlCazar Makes a Comeback with Stunning New Collection

AlCazar Makes a Comeback with Stunning New Collection

Egyptian furniture has always been influenced by the classical, ornamental style of the French Baroque period. In every household you enter, there is always a gauche touch somewhere and it has become a necessity that we spend a fortune on decorating entire areas with furniture that we barely use. Understanding the era we live in […]

Meet the Creative Young Egyptian Designers at DesignHub’15

Meet the Creative Young Egyptian Designers at DesignHub’15

Over the past few years, the design industry in Egypt has been booming with creative ideas and one of a kind initiatives. From award-winning design studios, to product designers focusing on sustainability, Egyptian products are stirring in a new direction, gaining recognition and leaving a mark wherever they go. Leaving the fancy ornamental style that […]

DIY: Eccentric Side Tables that You’ll Want to Make Right Now

DIY: Eccentric Side Tables that You’ll Want to Make Right Now

Finding the perfect side table to suit your style and taste is not easy. They’re always either too short, too bland or just too out of place! Why go through the hassle when you can make your own in just a few simple steps? Here are some of the coolest side tables we found that […]

DIY: 20 Lampshades That Will Light Up Your Life

DIY: 20 Lampshades That Will Light Up Your Life

Accessories can completely turn your house around and what better accessory to focus than the one that lights up your room?! That one piece that stands out and shows a part of who you are is something you should make yourself! Imagine how much you can brag when making these awesome, eye-catching, creative lampshades and […]

DIY: How to Turn Pallets into a Coffee Table

DIY: How to Turn Pallets into a Coffee Table

  Sometimes the coolest pieces of furniture you find are the most random, least costing ones. So instead of spending a fortune on a coffee table for your living room or garden, make your own using pallets! Here is one simple way to make a super cool table in a few simple steps that we […]

DIY: Faux Malachite Knobs

DIY: Faux Malachite Knobs

Bedroom knobs, kitchen knobs, any knobs at all, this is the way to go. It’s time to change their boring old look and add that modern touch you know your home needs.     What you’ll need: Sharpie Knobs Cardboard box Muffin pan   What to do: 1.  Color out from the center of each […]

Q&A: Gazwareen Driftwood Furniture by Shahir Maged

Amidst all the chaos and the daily ups and downs Egyptians have been experiencing throughout the past three years, there always seems to be some sort of inspiration or fueling of a new talent somewhere. Be it art, jewellery, film-making, finance, fashion, food or even gardening, there has been a huge leap forward in the creative […]

Q&A: ByPapousa’s Maha Shoukry

Q&A: ByPapousa’s Maha Shoukry

Maha Shoukry creates bespoke furniture which she hand paints in her 6th October studio. She has been taking creative courses her whole life and is finally applying everything she has learned on her products. Vintage, baroque, distressed, floral, dip dyed – a tangible combo of the Pinterest, Instagram and Etsy images we all have archived […]