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The Duo Behind Austin Austin

The Duo Behind Austin Austin

Tell me a bit about yourself and your background? I grew up in the rural Norfolk countryside in the East of England where my dad Richard founded one of the first wholefood shops in the UK and my mum Annie is a homeopath. Organic food and natural products were a staple in our house. I went off to university at Central St Martins in London then did my degree in English at Cambridge. Afterwards, I moved back to London and back to art school to study interior design. The relationship between language, art and architecture has always fascinated me and I...

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Changing The Rules Of The Game!

Changing The Rules Of The Game!

  What inspired you to start AN Other? As I was watching the prices of beauty products change over the years, I realized that while some markets were being shaken and changed, the perfume market was basically immobile. The established perfume houses are constantly introducing new perfumes, there were always niche and indie brands, but not one of these players was actually changing the rules of the game. They all seem to be following the same playbook that was written many years ago. A while back my husband showed me Barbara Thau’s article “Behind the spritz: what really goes into...

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The Hidden Benefits Of This Powerful Fruit

The Hidden Benefits Of This Powerful Fruit

Tell me a bit about yourself and your background? I was definitely born with a strong interest in design and entrepreneurship. While studying at USC, I worked various different jobs and internships within the world of fashion and beauty which gave me so much insight into how to build a brand. I was a PR assistant at Giorgio Armani, design intern at Rodarte, Beauty Editor at Signature Magazine and assistant to the CEO/Creative Director at Mother Denim. All were such fundamental experiences and I’m grateful to have learned those various sides of the business from the ground up. It was...

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At Work With Lilian L'afshar

At Work With Lilian L'afshar

Tell me a bit about yourself and your background? I was born and raised in London, then moved to Vancouver. From there, I moved to Marbella and now finally I live in Dubai. My parents are both Iranian. I studied Fashion design & Pattern making between London & Dubai.   What is your favorite product out of the range that you carry and why? The Eugene crushed ice, the chain and handle make it so versatile. I have a thing for small bags as you can tell, it just adds a spark of elegance to your look. Are there any particular...

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Inside The Atelier Of Urban Arabesque With Aisha Al Mannai

Inside The Atelier Of Urban Arabesque With Aisha Al Mannai

Tell me a bit about yourself and your background? I've always been fascinated by art and finance. I pursued the latter in my academic career and graduated in 2016 with a Banking and Finance degree from Royal University for Women. I currently hold an exciting position in an International Bank that allows me to find new solutions to banking practices. While working, I was able to further explore my love for art and launched Urban Arabesque; a boutique atelier and design studio that crafts one-off pieces inspired by my travels and surroundings.   What is your favourite design out of...

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Alex Carro when  hobby turns to success

Alex Carro when hobby turns to success

Tell me a bit about yourself and your background? I grew up in London, and I worked for a long time in museum and exhibition design. I suppose it combined my creative side with my nerdy fascination for research and obsessive archiving. I’d done an aromatherapy course while at uni, and at home I catalogued essential oils and plant and herb extracts like a museum archivist would.  All my life I had wanted to relocate to Spain - I spent my childhood summers at my grandmother’s place in Galicia - and finally I left London for Barcelona to dive full...

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