Glossies are a favorite in Dubai, with magazines from all over the world finding themselves tucked away on all the racks and shelves, laid out on tables for free, exposing really great global information: lifestyle to art, interiors and architecture, cars, money, news, property, fashion, make-up, nightlife, it never stops.
One of my favorite ones to check out is called Location, and it focuses on design, interiors, graphics, art and architecture. And, most often, I can find it for free, which helps with the pull! But more than anything, I always learn about some new designer, shop, boutique, artist or website.
In Location this month, there was an article on designing an interior for the Lounge Lover, focusing on, well, loung-y feeling decor, furniture, accessories and colors. And there was my great Location find: moooi. Their headquarters are in the Netherlands, but they have taken over much of the world, covering Europe, non-Europe and everywhere in between.
I went to the website, and OMG! First, you just have to check it out. Just watch the little guy on the bike and then tell me you didn’t just want to see what else was going on in the moooi world.
Their slogan line is: design is the unexpected welcome. And what an unexpected welcome they are.
In the collection, they carry whimsically modern and off-beat seating, lighting, accessories, storage, tables, etc. With designers like Marcel Wanders, Anthony Kleinepier and Ross Lovegrove visual delight is beyond compare. In addition, there is news, events, their catalogue and more importantly, projects they have done. Just too cool.
Check out a few of my many, many faves of this exquisitely creative group…ooooooooi!