Design & Lifestyle Blog

21 Feb ’13

Switch Restaurant Dubai By Karim Rashid

As my friends on instagram have already noticed, I was in Dubai for the past few days. Everything was beautiful about this trip even the work part 🙂

28 Oct ’11

Karim Rashid Designs An Origami Kitchen | Interiors


Karim Rashid designed a new unusual kitchen island concept inspired by the oriental art of folding paper. The shape is sculptural and looks like its just there for display. But since it is made entirely of DuPont Corian, it is functional as well. It manufactured by the Egyptian producer Amr Helmy.

Its base can expand into a large worktop, which is divided into three zones: the cleaning area with an integrated sink, the cooking zone, and a snack area. Moreover, the island comes with a large wall cabinet with plenty of storage space.

Gotta love it …


7 Jan ’11

Komb House Cairo by Karim Rashid| Concept Design

Karim Rashid, one of the most prolific designers of his generation, having worked in over 35 countries, with over 3,000 designs in production and over 300 awards under his belt has designed the ‘Ideal Home’ named KOMB HOUSE.

KOMB HOUSE by Karim Rashid is a smart and environmentally sustainable home concept and based on the design versatility. It also features the domino hobs and ovens from the collection Gorenje designed by Karim Rashid.


The interior of the KOMB HOUSE is composed of four spaces that represent our main activities: Play, Eat, Sleep and Cleanse. The house layout flows from the central pool and expands to four quadrants making up the living room, bathroom, bedroom and dining room. The kitchen is merged with the formal dining room and breakfast area. The ‘origami’ kitchen unit features a concealed fridge and two built-in Gorenje ovens.


25 Oct ’10

Karim Rashid For Gorenje Appliances

Filed under: Famous Designers — Tags: , , — Sahar @ 5:08 pm

The Design Awards, held in London on October 5, 2010, honored products that showcased excellence and true innovation in design. One product that particularly caught the attention of the independent panel of judges was the Gorenje Collection, designed by Karim Rashid. This collection includes a range of ovens, hoods, and hobs featuring Karim’s signature curves and bold colors, bringing a touch of light into your kitchen and providing a memorable sensory experience. Gorenje, the largest Slovenian manufacturer of home appliances, is among the eight largest home appliance manufacturers in Europe. If you’re interested in learn more about sartorius scales and how they are used in the design and production of top-class appliances, be sure to check out the information provided by the experts in this blog.


15 Oct ’10

Kids World| Spaces and Tips

Filed under: Furniture,Interiors — Sahar @ 11:13 pm

I am often approached regarding design ideas for kids rooms. In this post I will put some tips along with photos that portray different styles and solutions.

Photo above from: Ghislaine Viñas


1- Use calm colors in general, if you would like bright colors use them in small quantities, such as accessories and rugs, calmer colors give the child a better sense of serenity suitable for sleeping and relaxing. For best health benefits try to use Lead free paint for kids areas.


7 Oct ’10

Awaken your Outdoor Spaces: Vondom

Filed under: Furniture — Sahar @ 5:57 pm

So the summer season is over, but outdoor season for many countries has just begun or about to. In Kuwait we are still in the 32-42 degrees Celsius range, but hopefully soon it will cool down. In the light of that I will put up a few posts focusing on outdoor furniture to help give you an idea of the current trends.

For those who like hip & designer outdoor furniture, one brand to look out for is Vondom.

Vondom has the most complete range of outdoor furniture worldwide produced by the rotational molding process, offering widest variety of colors and patterns ever created. The technique can produce high quality products with a multitude of features, and as a result become unique pieces.


17 Sep ’10

Lighting Statements: Impressive Chandeliers

Filed under: Compliments & Accessories — Sahar @ 8:46 pm


How are designers inspired?  No one knows what exactly, anything could inspire us, but what really helps is the client’s attitude and extent of flexibility. In “flexibility” I mean how much he is willing to allow the designer to create in addition to the budget limit he/she sets for the project.

This Chandelier called “Bacterioptica “ is made of  petri dishes (dishes biologists use to culture cells) and 15000 feet of Fiber optic cables. The interesting thing about this chandelier is the story behind it, its why I mentioned how clients shape our designs in many ways.

According to the designers, MADLAB, it is “designed to be adaptive, not only in its form and mechanics, but more importantly, in the way it evolves.  Bacterioptica is not your typical chandelier, just as no family is a typical unit of interactions. Its on/off switch does not control it. Bacterioptica is alive. It grows. It is itself a household organism. It is living and breathing the same air and bacteria we are. It is designed to synchronize with the life of a very unique New Jersey household, comprised of two parents, three children, a dog, and one hell of an extended family: grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, not to mention house plants, insects, allergens, fungi, and billions of bacteria that live with, on and among all humans."


MADLAB is an award-winning and internationally published architecture firm noted for its research and innovative design services. We approach every project with a creative collaborative mindset and expanded understanding of the diverse and complex factors that influence wonderful design- from interior fixtures to urban environments.

MADLAB was Founded in 2003 by Petia Morozov and Jose Alcala, the firm is comprised of design professionals who reflect MADLAB’s commitment to environmental sensitivity, intelligent creativity and client service. Each of our projects is the result of a unique vision, with a masterful expression of space, materials and systems.


 Swarovsky Crystal Palace

Another design house not just promoting luxury materials in their lighting fixtures but working with talented designers to create breathtaking chandeliers is  Swarovsky Crystal Palace.

The Topograph by Karim Rashid for Swarovsky Crystal Palace is a depiction of the Tyrolian Mountains, home to Swarovski Headquarters.


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