The Sacred Scarab April 06 2016, 0 Comments

Scarabs had symbolic sacred meanings to the Ancient Egyptians.  They became extremely popular in the early Middle Kingdom (2000BCE).  The symbol moved to the Mediterranean and Middle East in the Bronze Age.  What made scarab's have an important meaning to the Ancient Egyptians is that they were used as emulates to protect the mummies in the afterlife.  That is what drew us to use them on our pouch for the Curiosities collection.    


(Images courtesy of Pintrest and ecru)

Luscious Green February 17 2016, 0 Comments

Spring is around the corner.  One of the freshest colors to use for the spring season is green.  For one of our latest products we've used green marble for a shell ashtray.  We also loved how Nur Kaoukji, our creative director, used the color in 28 Kothi's library nook using one of our dhurries.  


(Images courtesy of ecru)


The Big Easy January 11 2016, 0 Comments

Over the new year holidays I was lucky enough to fly to New Orleans, and I was seduced and mesmerized by the city.  You can hear music all the time and its filled with amazing antique shops.  It also has a magical and mystical feel. As I'm still enchanted by the city, I could not help to do a little bit more research and find amazing black and white images of the place.


(Images courtesy of Google Images and Pintrest) 

ecru's Sountrack, Miles Davis and John Coltrane's Kind of Blue November 17 2015, 0 Comments

We are in a mysterious mood these days, with "Curiosities" around the corner. There's nothing to set us in that mood than beautiful jazz by Miles and John.  

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