Date Joined: November 5, 2008
Last Online: May 9, 2015
Birthday: September 13, 1987
Country: United Arab Emirates
Hi there, I am a 22-year old girl from Dubai, UAE. I have a thing (well, more like an obsession) for numbers, especially 13. I am the 2nd oldest of my 8 brother & sister clan, with the youngest 6 year old twin brothers which I adore to bits.
I am currently working as a graphic designer, but I also freelance. I love design, and I love to create - I'm currently working on designing my own studio and a hoarder of old items such as furniture or various tidbits which I like to get all creative on. I'm always hoping and dreaming of having my own business (I think opening my own restaurant, cupcake shop, shoe boutique and clothes bazaar are all scribbled on some list somewhere).
I LOVE vintage items and collecting odds and ends, sewing notions, patterns, washi tapes, buttons and especially tea party items (but no tea, I'm not a coffee or tea drinker). There are hardly any vintage stores in Dubai, so my only hope is to find vintage items from abroad. I love to travel and have been fortunate in seeing many places, though my top of the list is Greece and Japan.And sadly, I have no lucky bone in me at all.
PS. I'm willing to do Private Swaps with you for anything you want or like in return for vintage plates, old vinyl records, or vintage tea cups.
A few favorite things that makes me me!
graphic designer :: typography&print-lover :: vintage-everything :: just because gifts :: making lists, lots and lots of them :: chocolate-chip icecream :: travelling everywhere :: salmon color :: flea markets :: blue skies&fluffy clouds :: lovely packaging :: great design :: lace :: my family :: Arabic calligraphy :: English handwritten calligraphy on letters :: old movie posters :: old keys :: design blogs :: shoes :: dressing up :: having a great time with family and friends :: the great outdoors :: beautiful windy weather :: using the camera without the flash :: always wanted to learn the guitar, piano or ballet (working on the latter) :: surprises :: having friends from all over the world (I am very friendly, so don't be shy :P)
// vintage tea cups
// vintage tea plates
// old vinyl records
// vintage tags
// graphic posters (old looking ones, bright ones)
Flaked by GlitterxHearts for Box of Stuff swap, and very kindly angeled by the lovely Birdiepoop
// magnetic strips: to make my own magnets, I'm such a DIY person
// polka dot inspired items
// Audrey Hepburn
// alice in wonderland imagery
// surprises especially in the mailbox
// old dress sewing patterns
// cute packaging
// japanese washi tapes (stripes/dotted/patterned)
// walkman player - I recently found a stash of old casettes in my cupboard and I'm dying to listen to them
// mint green & coral colours
// rubber stamps (borders, nice illustrations of typewriter / envelopes / telephones, To: and From: words to use for sending out mails. Happy Birthday or With Love. Would especially love to have a personalised one with my name & address in calligraphic type - see angeliqueink's etsy OR seperate initials N & K to use on envelopes)
// stamp pads (different colors)
// old tins with type
// old wooden letterpress blocks - reallly want these, I'm in love with type (any letter any size)
// old Hollywood movie poster/cards; Audrey Hepburn, vintage cars, illustrations, typography "Keep calm" poster...
// Anything Anthropologie like - I am in love with this store and style, it just makes me so happy
// typewriter ink - I got an Olivetti Lettera 32 typewriter from Venice but sadly no ink, hoping and wishing for some black cartridge
// old keys, sequins bows, old music note paper, black and white photos (don't have much of a vintage selection here in Dubai)
// cute tea and cupcake products - though I'm not a tea drinking person, I love all the other tea-related stuff out there: tea parties, tea towels, tea illustrations on cards/tags, tea-cups, cupcake mugs, cupcake notebooks, silicon cupcake cups to bake in, etc.
// No smoking related stuff
// No stuffed toys
// No chocolate or sweets in the mail
// No pens or pencils
// No Tea or coffee bags
// No scrapbooking paper items
// No stickers
// No stationary, I've got many in stock
// No food or candy or soup satchets (no edible stuff)
// No postcards (don't like nature or city ones)
// No handmade stuff
// No knitting, crocheting or sewing items (I've got a boxes of those too)
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