Supporting Local Artists & Arty Businesses
Buying from and supporting local homegrown brands, especially if they’re the creation of a mama, is what we love most. We’re getting arty this month (both in our homes and actually out and about through kiddie classes and more). From quirky to personalised, these are the local arty businesses we’re loving (and shopping at!) this September.
Try before you buy! Hanan is an artist who believes that art must evoke emotions, so she delivers her original paintings to your house to try them on your wall first before you buy with 72 hours full refund! Check out her high-end resin collection made by air & fire!
Tel: (+971) 050 145 7055
Beige Rainbow Design
Spreading joy like ‘jam on toast’, Beige Rainbow Designs is a way of bringing quirky, colourful – and most of all fun – prints, greeting cards and surface-design to the homes and lives of like-minded, happy souls. Whimsical characters with funky geometric hair and Unideers (yep!), let them design you some happy!
Tel: (+971) 050 3507 128
Board Avenue DXB
Unique Wall art created out of being fed up with the same posters/images every big furniture store is selling. BoardAvenue is turning reclaimed skateboard decks into functional and individual art pieces which will leave you gazing at them every time you walk past. Customisation available, handmade with passion. Boards from pretty (with awesome prints) to useful (with lights, hooks, magnetic and chalkboards). It’s all available – if you can dream it, they can create it.
Tel: (+971) 050 506 8551
Georgia Macmillan Paints
Focusing on watercolour illustrations on paper and larger acrylic works on canvas, Georgia can illustrate anything from sweet bunny rabbit families to floral patterns and geometric motifs. Most of her larger scale artworks are commission based with a focus on using beautiful colours and bold brush strokes of abstract landscapes. Inspired by the landscape of her local surrounds and from her travels in Europe and Australia, Georgia also offers the unique service of hand painted murals – the perfect solution for transforming villa walls without the need for wallpaper.
Watercolour illustrations start from AED 250, acrylic works on canvas start from AED 900 and hand-painted murals POA.
Formally trained in all aspects of fine art including sculpture, painting, drawing and print making, Jessica’s work has been featured on screen and in print and exhibited across Dubai. Her private commissions capture a client’s personal experience in bold, bright acrylics and inks and she now also runs art courses from her home, empowering women and children to have confidence in their creativity.
Tel: +971 (0) 55 446 8017
Medaf Creative Studio
Medaf Creative Studio ignites the curiosity and creativity of tomorrow’s innovators through utilizing multi-disciplinary art practices that target building and developing the skill-set of children and adults. Medaf is an Arabic word that means “the rower of the boat.” At our Creative Studio + Art Space, they embody the spirit of the “Medaf” acting as the tools that assist children and adults in their individual journeys, helping them learn, grow and develop.
Since 2011 Muse Artz, has been servicing the UAE and the region with art sourcing and framing services. They work with commercial and retail clients to deliver art packages that enhance and elevate spaces, offering a full turn-key solution that includes art consultancy, acquisitions, design, commissioning, installation, printing and framing.
Through their newly launched sister website, PrintzLab, they now extend their offering to online photo printing allowing customers to decorate their spaces with art that is uniquely theirs. Visit their retail art space in Times Square center or online and Get access to a large affordable art collection and the industry’s best customer service all supported by a full in-house printing and framing.
20 % discount www.printzlab.com our online printing website. Please use the code “sassy” at checkout.
Hosanna Lee is an illustrator/watercolour painter who loves to illustrate food, recipes, plants, flowers and quirky things that catch her eye. All of her illustrations are created by hand, using mostly ink and watercolors. She also provides modern calligraphy services and is available for commissions.
SG Letters specialises in Calligraphy services, adding that personalised handwritten touch to weddings and special occasions and sharing their passion for Calligraphy with any aspiring calligraphers through workshops. SG Letters are all about personalisation and would be delighted to bring your ideas to life!
Tel: (+971) 05 088 783 88
Urban Abode is a UAE online store offering a range of home décor and accessories from cushions to boho chic clutch bags at affordable prices. Additionally, Urban Abode offers a range of Scandinavian lighting, art prints, and posters. They’ve recently added an inspiring and colourful collection of typography prints with motivational and positive messages.
To celebrate turning one, Urban Abode is offering Sassy Mama readers 10% off with promo code UA1YEAR. Offer valid until Sunday 15 October 2017.
Featured images via Society 6