Less but better. My home, my life. It's a work in progress. It's true that I love beauty and I collect it. But I also collect the stories. I have many pretty things in my shop, but I thought I would share with you the things that I would buy for myself.
I named it the Atlas Pavilion because it has a beautiful view of the snowy Atlas Mountains at 6 months a year. But I think the interiors are memorable, too. I decorated the main salon with it's 22+ foot pyramid dome roof and catwalk with lots of color, using carpets, cushions and poufs with liberal abandon. I carried each of the lanterns back from Egypt.
Here's the thing, there are the people who talk about helping others. And then there are the people who actually do. Because the talking part is easy and the doing part is harder.
When it comes to the new modern tribe, Raven & Lily sets the bar high for others. This brand makes beautiful clothes and jewelry by employing marginalized women in India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Cambodia, Pakistan, and the USA at fair trade wages, giving them access to safe jobs and a real chance to to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families.
I remember when I went to the Mousem of Tan Tan -- the largest annual gathering of bedouins and nomads. I remember their beautiful peaked tribal tents. Within the tents, the furniture was kept deliberately minimal. Instead, they were furnished with Moroccan tribal carpets and Moroccan striped blankets. Of course, there was the ubiquitous smattering of Moroccan kilim carpet cushions and colorful Moroccan carpet poufs.
It was a setting meant for lounging in the original sense of the word: ie half sitting, half reclining, a glass of Moroccan mint tea in hand, casually chatting and laughing, a game or two played. It all seemed so relaxed.
I remember thinking to myself, these could be my people. Or perhaps, these are the people I wish I could be.
Now I'm thinking that these could be your people, too. Or at least their stylish tribal design sense.
Now for sale in Red Thread Souk......piles of one-of-a-kind Moroccan carpet cushions. Such ethnic chic. Many of the backs are entirely different than the front, getting you two great built in options.
And of course the Moroccan carpet poufs....such a graphic statement in pairs........
More, please, more.....
PS Now if only I had a beautiful Moroccan tribal tent that I could also pack up and strap to my camel...... Now come to think of it, if I only had a camel........