Monday, June 18, 2012

LIGLIG gets artsy // new designs for DXBstore

A new opportunity presented itself and I couldn't wait to try something new.

The limited collection of 30 laptop sleeves were showcased at DXB Store's 3 pop up locations during Art Week in March 2012, at the SIKKA Art Fair, Design Days Dubai and Art Dubai and Traffic's Market of Everything most recently.

The collection includes one of a kind laptop sleeves that are made and cut from up-cycled 4m x 3m vinyl billboard prints of artworks by Emirati Artists Saeed Al Madani, Maitha Bin Demaithan, Nawal Khoory and Fatma Saifan that was originally used for Dubai Culture's Outdoor Art Project in March 2010. Re-appropriating these prints into products to transgress the aesthetics to a new form whilst challenging the divide between art and design and the question of form and function.

The DXB Store is a not-for-profit space that showcases UAE-based creativity, and a platform for limited edition objects, artists’ multiples, jewellery and clothes, designed and made in the UAE. I was so excited to be showcasing alongside many great local and emerging designers. There were some really amazing designs and products being sold at the store.

The most rewarding part has got to be spotting people holding the sleeves around Dubai. I came across the amazing Lucy Chow at Design Days Dubai holding one of the sleeves as a clutch! She loved the oversized look and looked fabulous with it!

I leave you with images hopefully to suffice you until my next blog post (as you know that could be a while)

"Cultural Reflection" by Emirati artist Saeed Al Madani

"To the moon" by Emirati artist Maitha Bin Demaithan
Take a look inside
"Under Construction 1" by Emirati artist Fatma Saifan
"Once upon a time" by Emirati artist Nawal Khoory
Spotted: Lucy Chow holding LIGLIG

That's all for now, I might do a 'making of' post as well, so keep an eye out for new posts

I also still have a few sleeves available, and will be contacting retailers, hopefully you get to see them around town soon.

Thanks again to the artists - Saeed Al Madani, Maitha Bin Demaithan, Fatma Saifan, Nawal Khoory, Dubai Culture and DXB Store.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Aura B gets a dose of {LIGLIG}

For those of you have haven't browsed Aura b yet, Aura b is a multi-brand boutique, housing women's fashion, men's fashion, jewelry, accessories, furniture, home accessories, art & a lot of other lifestyle elements, all under one virtual roof.
It is the first online concept boutique of its kind in the Middle East and makes shopping online for unique regional designs easier & more fun!

LIGLIG has been recently added to the boutique's amazing line up of designers and products.

Visit to view the collection and other amazing designs. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fashion gets Techy

SPOTTED: LIGLIG featured on Urban Souq boutique home page.

Love your laptop with LIGLIG, laptop sleeves that are light, funky and durable, keep your laptop safe from bangs and scratches, store your notebooks and papers all whilst being fashionable.
Perfect for universities and back to school, have you got yours yet? visit or email if you would like your own customized design.

Friday, August 5, 2011

{LIGLIG goes tribal} - now on Urban Souq Boutique

LIGLIG was approached by a soon to be launched new online boutique who focused on selling contemporary accessories by designers from the Middle East - Urban Souq Boutique. It was a great opportunity for LIGLIG to go digital and be on a platform with such great talents.

The new LIGLIG peices which are being sold now exclusively on Urban Souq Boutique add tribal glamour to the basic clutch. The bold colors and patterns teamed with velvet lace or local taali embroidary give the clutches a quirky khaleeji twist to the tribal trend.

The perfect accessory at Ramadhan gatherings or to add to the festivities of Eid.

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Also with all purchases Urban Souq boutique will donate 5% to charity, so get with the ramadhan spirit and enjoy online shopping.

"DUO" is handmade using two different materials and sown together using talli

"DUO" - Two is always better than one

"Tribal Velvet"
"Strike two"

Friday, October 29, 2010

What's on Marami's shelves?

Visited the Marami Boutique in the Dubai Mall yesterday, loving the creative displays with LIGLIG clutches and other fab accessories in store.  Such a great space with a mix of amazing brands and unique finds.

I was extremely excited to see two LIGLIG clutches in the window displays as well.

If you haven't visited yet, please do. Would love to hear your thoughts.