Author Archives: tracey

  • New Moroccan Jewels!

    I recently came across this lovely new brand that offers a fresh take on Moroccan design, capturing the country’s exotic culture and honouring traditional craftsmanship. Last time I was in Marrakech it was same…same… same….I wasn’t seeing anything new which was a little sad. I’ve now stumbled on this unique brother and sister brand, who …

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  • Summer! It came and went….

    Well, that was a blur… Woosh it went! And I have to admit, especially given the crazy state of affairs, covid business etc- Finland hasn’t been such a bad place to be. This is the longest in my 23 years of living here that I’ve never left the country and I have to admit it’s …

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  • Welcome to the new shop space!

    We’ve moved to a new amazing space and now are in collaboration with some other crafty ladies! Welcome to NEST Helsinki Korkeavourenkatu 3 in the heart of Helsinki’s Ullalinna district What you’ll find there is: Nest Factory with our boho themed items for you and your home, Rowen Essentials: lovely handmade bedding for children as …

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  • Kantha Silk Love

    On my recent trip to India found a new textile to fall in love with: nakshi kantha! The combination of skill, heritage and artisan know-how coming to life on a fabric is to me a wonder- something to be cherished.  How it’s made is a lengthy process, laboriously undertaken in the verdant villages of rural West …

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  • Amazing Jodhpur!

    Just back from India, suitcases unpacked. What an adventure! It was on the colder side this time…but still lots to explore, learn, taste and see! Jodhpur is a place I would totally recommend. I can see why it was listed on NY Times top 52 places to visit in 2020! The town has distinctive blue-tinted houses …

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  • Heading back to India!

    To take in To browse To create To be inspired To see the sun To eat amazing flavours To meet at least 5 new people To hear tales tall and wide To refresh To gather energy for the coming summer season! Stay tuned… 😉  

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  • Our love for the Babouche Slipper

    The babouche slipper is a fixture of Moroccan culture and has been a basic element of their traditional dress code for centuries. Time has worked well for this design as the babouche slipper is still as popular and relevant today as it has always been.  They are not only still a local staple but have …

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  • New Jewellery in the Shop!

    As a lover of hand craft I am super excited to have found these lovely creations during my last trip to the US. Meet LyLy! They are the handiwork of artist and maker Lynzee Lynx.  Hailing from Portland, Oregon, she “weaves her passions for adornment, personal style, global art practices, humor, healing, nature wildness, intergenerational connection, …

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  • Why I love block printing…

    Indian block printing is an ancient art and a traditional technique done by hand. It is one of India’s foremost crafts. Block prints are done by eye, and telltale signs of the human hand, even imperfections, are part of the ineffable humanity and beauty of the craft. Using a carved woodblock, natural dyes and traditional patterns, the artisans …

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  • Summer Happenings

    This summer there’s lots of new kaftans and summer beach bound goodies. I found some amazing fabrics last time I was in India from this weaver’s group called Women Weaves based out of Maheshwar. Truly amazing organisation and a labour of love for textiles. Started by a royal (yes that’s correct) American and Indian couple …

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