Design

In Conversation with Silsal’s Calligrapher, Tareq

April 13, 2017

1. Can you remember when your interest in calligraphy began? My interest in Arabic calligraphy began when I was a young child. I remember my mother would always remind me to keep an eye on my handwriting and encouraged me to master it perfectly. Then, when I was studying in the UAE, my Arabic teacher […]

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Collections

Silsal Staff Picks

April 6, 2017

Here at Silsal, we give them same amount of consideration and focus to each and every product we design – from coffee cups to tables, and dinner sets to keepsake boxes. All our items are dreamed up, designed and fine-tuned by the Silsal staff in our Dubai Design District HQ. Then, we work with our […]

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Gifting

Wedding Gifts for Every Couple

March 26, 2017

Ah, the great wedding gift dilemma. Do you give the couple a classic dinner set or a contemporary vase? Over the years, you will likely be faced with these problems more than once. Fortunately, at Silsal we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up fitting gift ideas for every couple. The Traditionalists This […]

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Collections

Behind the Design: Ghida Collection

March 16, 2017

Crisp white paired with vibrant blue has always been a classic combination! Silsal makes the most of this perfect pairing with the Ghida collection – a bold and modern choice for your home. Featuring everything from traditional dinner plate sets to statement platters, and modern vases to matching Arabic coffee cups, it has a bold […]

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Collections

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

March 5, 2017

It’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to cement your place as your mum’s favorite child. And while you could always give her a bouquet or box of chocolates, here are some alternatives that will put a smile on her face and help say thank you for all that she does. Whether you […]

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Collections

Behind The Design Of Odette Collection

February 26, 2017

Bring the outdoors in with Silsal’s Odette collection. A labor of love, it was inspired by Silsal founder Samar Habayeb’s childhood spent exploring her grandmother Odette’s lush garden. Full of birds, native flowers and peacocks, it was the starting point for the collection, which features organic patterns and shapes found in the Middle East and […]

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Recipe

Valentine’s day dinner for 2: Silsal X Memoirs of A Taste Bud

February 9, 2017

The pressure of Valentine’s Day is looming. Whether you like it or not, heart shaped chocolates will line grocery store aisles, overpriced set menus will be abundant and you won’t be able to walk five minutes without bumping into someone carrying a bouquet of red roses. A day which commenced modestly in Ancient Rome when […]

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Collections

Behind the Design: Accents Collection

February 1, 2017

Accents, also known as diacritics, have the power to change the meaning of words. They have been used for centuries, to emphasize letters and provide phonetic direction. Whether neat dots, perfect curls or tide-like strokes, these small glyphs are not only central to language, but they are beautifully decorative elements in their own right. Our […]

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Gifting

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

January 24, 2017

It’s almost that time of year again when you can’t walk a meter without the looming threat of being struck by Cupid’s arrow. Being committed during this holiday can either inspire or cause agony, especially when it comes to picking out the perfect gift. So, make sure you get it right on the most romantic […]

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Collections

Behind the Collection: Maghribi Collection

January 19, 2017

Developed in North Africa and later in Spain, the Maghribi script’s imperfect bowls and swooping curves weren’t traditionally considered as beautiful or impressive as the likes of Thuluth or Kufic. In the imperfections however, we at Silsal saw a unique beauty. Our Maghribi collection celebrates the script, capturing the originality of its irregular lettering – […]

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Styling

Oh, Baby! Sweet Favors Baby Shower Guests Will Adore!

January 12, 2017

We know baby showers are all about celebrating the mother-to-be but don’t forget about the family and friends joining in the pre-baby festivities. A bit of effort and imagination can create thoughtful tokens to show fellow partygoers your appreciation. Perfectly Personalized For a one-of-a-kind gift, check out Silsal’s new customization service which allows you to […]

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Styling

Host A Baby Shower Everyone Will Go Ga-Ga For!

January 5, 2017

A baby shower is a time to celebrate new life, catch up with friends and share advice on parenting. Check out our ideas and tips on everything from invitations to décor, and food to activities! The mum-to-be is sure to love everything you’ve planned for her. Set The Date When it comes to baby showers, […]

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Styling

Festive style with Silsal

December 22, 2016

Whether it’s roasting a turkey for the whole family, sharing a spiced cinnamon bun with friends or reminiscing over your favourite cheeses; this time of year is all about enjoying special moments with family and friends. And while festivities are well under way, don’t worry if you haven’t finalised all the small details, there’s still […]

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Silsal

Silsal gifts in time for the holidays!

December 15, 2016

We get it. You love to procrastinate and still haven’t decided on holiday gifts for your nearest and dearest? We’ve all been there. Time has flown by and the eleventh hour has struck. Lucky for you, there’s no need to succumb to a pile of gift cards, because here at Silsal we have everyone on […]

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Silsal

Reasons we love our Silsal Catch-alls

December 8, 2016

Catch-alls, trinket boxes, dishes – whatever you call them, there’s no better way to spruce up your nightstand than by placing one of these gorgeous vessels on top of it. Sure, they are beautiful, but they’re also brilliantly functional; capable of housing jewelry, cufflinks, makeup, and a myriad of other miscellaneous items. The best part? […]

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Silsal, Uncategorized

Behind the Design: Silsal’s National Day collection

November 30, 2016

With the UAE’s 45th National Day fast approaching, the Silsal team created a limited-edition collection to celebrate the momentous occasion. The team were inspired by some of the country’s most celebrated attributes – its vision, heritage and determination. Today, with a coastline that transcends its natural boundaries and a skyline that pierces well into the […]

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Collections

Behind the Design: Diwani Collection

November 24, 2016

Stretching from Europe, through Asia, to the Horn of Africa, the Ottoman Empire was synonymous with eccentricity, grandeur and power. Diwani was the most famous and grand of all Ottoman scripts, and used predominantly by Ottoman royalty. The script is characterised by lively curves, which are accentuated by a slight slant, its coiling glyphs unravelling […]

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Silsal

Spotlight: Cake Styling with Petites Choses by Yasmine

November 20, 2016

Each month, Silsal’s Spotlight series highlights chefs, stylists and artists who have inspired and delighted us. Today we are featuring Yasmine Idriss from Petites Choses, who is a food stylist, mother and food blogger. “For Dubai Design Week I created a fabulous dessert table, which centered around two statement cakes. My aim was to use […]

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Styling

Food for Thought: One Silsal Coffee Cup, Five Ways

November 10, 2016

Surely there’s only one way to use a coffee cup, we hear you whispering. Well, at Silsal we definitely disagree. We love to repurpose, reinvent and reimagine uses for all of our ‘everyday’ items – coffee cups being one of the most versatile! Over the years, we all collect gorgeous sets of coffee cups we […]

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Reinventing tableware, Styling

Reinventing Tableware

October 29, 2016

Whether you’re playing host to some unexpected guests or desperately trying to plan the perfect holiday party, reimagining and repurposing the items in your house will leave guests wowed with your creativity. As part of Dubai Design Week, Silsal curated a deliciously interactive installation by repurposing traditional tableware items, such as coffee cups, gravy boats, […]

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Styling

Behind the Design: Kufic Collection

October 16, 2016

Silsal’s Kufic collection pays tribute to one of the oldest and most beloved of Arabic scripts: Kufic. Developed in 7th century Kufa, an Iraqi city 170 kilometres south of Baghdad, calligraphers spent decades developing and perfecting the popular script. However, by the 13th century, the use of everyday Kufic became virtually extinct, due to its […]

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Collaboration

Spotlight: Recipes from Petites Choses by Yasmine

October 5, 2016

Each month, Silsal’s Spotlight series will feature chefs, stylists and artists who have inspired and delighted us. This month we are featuring Yasmine Idriss from Petites Choses, who is a food stylist, mother and food blogger at the same time. At Petites Choses we are always on the lookout for simple yet impressive entertainment ideas and […]

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Collections

From Farm to Table: Decorating with Fruits & Vegetables

September 25, 2016

With friends’ gatherings firmly back in fashion, hosting a dinner can consume a lot of time and energy – from selecting a menu and spring-cleaning the house, to the piece de resistance, to creating the perfect dining table. And while flowers are traditional, if you’re fed up of peonies and bored of baby’s breath, then […]

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