my new love
My A3 scanner finally arrived two days ago. I didn’t want to just segue from my smaller scanner (which still holds a special place in my heart) to this one without pomp and circumstance. I wanted to honor my new and humungous scanner with a post dedicated just to it. So here’s to you, Mustek. And lots more days like this.
Name cards from top to bottom, left to right: Kuwaiti graphic designer Abdulrazzak Al Shamali, Lebanese jewelry designer Tarfa Itani, Arts Centre which I stumbled on with my friend Maysaa on a test-tube and other laboratory paraphernalia hunting expedition. They sell Copic Markers which are amazing. Next is another card from the same area behind the fabric souq, LB o J’zazz co-creator Lubna Saif Abbas, Maysa Alkandari who did my Stories of Eves exhibition skirt, Chloe Ballu who had her name and number stamped on this St. John pub matchbox, Sherwet Shafei from the Cairo gallery Safar Khan, the Mirzam Manifesto, Anislandgirl.com (this came with some shark jaw bones my son Yousef ordered a few years ago. There’s a ‘thank you’ hand-written on the back which I just love), Yasmin Al-Mutawa’s personal card, and right below it Organica, which have deep-fried Mars bars to die for, Mike Johnston’s Squeaky Sneaks, Princess Hart (yes, that’s her real name), Jennifer Elise Baran formerly from adam & eve magazine, Kuwaiti artist Farida Al-Baqsami, stylist Dareen Farroukh, artist Patricia Millns, artist Barbara E. Cohen, our front-door neighbor during our two and a half week stay in Provincetown, artists Aziz + Cucher, framer and canvas stretcher Bu-Khaled, independent curator Elea Himmelsbach and finally Saudi artist Jowhara AlSaud.