You'll enjoy being here if...

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You love design.
You love beautiful things.
You love art.
You love travelling.
You like a good book.
You love vintage.
You love a good story.
You want to go behind-the-scenes of some of the most beautiful products in the world.

 

About Zeenat

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I love beautiful things. I'm fascinated by the story behind a piece of art or how something was designed. I enjoy experiences that transport you - a beautifully designed space, delicious scents, a great book, a visit to a museum & travel. I LOVE vintage-inspired design! I feel that we can borrow from our combined past as we look towards the future. I'm inspired by nature & being in nature makes me feel alive & as though life is full of possibility.

Here, I intend to share with you beautiful things, design discoveries and the behind-the-scenes of some of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTS in the world + keep you updated on what I create.

Before this, I've owned an online gifts business Lotus Pop, selling quirky, San Francisco-themed gifts. I made my first big sale while on a plane (yes, on a plane!). You could say it was serendipitous. I'm also the founder of Flint People, a resource for creative entrepreneurs to learn from other creative entrepreneurs. I've had the pleasure of interviewing 15 creatives and business owners, including the founders of Three Twins Ice Cream & IAmElemental. Prior to this I worked in the tech industry, designing products at Microsoft (Excel was my first & remains my favorite!)

 

An Art & Design Awakening

On a recent trip to France, I fell in LOVE with the French way of doing things. They bring creativity & flair into everything they do, and it was a JOY to witness!

I was INSPIRED by the way the French package & present things. Whether it's a box of tea, a perfume or a macaroon, the presentation is exquisite. The color palettes are unusual. Soft, feminine and with a hint of playfulness. They spell luxury.  

The window displays were like a fantasy. They TRANSPORTED you in an instant. For instance, there was a window display with pretty pink perfume bottles perched among a field of rose pompons, inviting every woman into this fantasy world.

I got introduced to nature in a whole new way in the South of France. You could see every shade of green imaginable and just like that, you'd stumble upon a patch of lavender. The cedar trees touched the sky. 

Provence opened up the world of aromatherapy to me. Natural fragrances filled the air. Lavender patches and rose-scented medallions were a part of people's daily lives. I was fascinated by this leisurely, more sensual way of life. It's no wonder, the best fragrances in the world come from here!

I took A LOT of notes and met some wonderful people. You could say it was an art & design awakening for me.  

I came back changed, shifted.