After four years of successful events, Ark is coming back this winter with another unique Pop-Up Shop. ARK is one of the most exciting events as you can find some of the top designers of Cyprus under one roof. The selected designers are so talented and unique. It is the best place to buy your Christmas gifts and why not buying something for you too!!! The event started from the 8th of December and continues till the 5th of January, so I thought there is still time to present you this amazing event. Below I will present you a few of my favorite brands that are taking part in the pop-up shop.
The first one is, I believe, one of the top designers we have in Cyprus. Marios Siarlis is so creative and multitalented. From jewelries to sculptures, this guy approaches every project with a fresh eye, reverence and dedication, as the result is superb. If is I had to distinguished some of his creations, I have to say I am in love with the coins jewelries and the his Aphrodite sculptures. The coins used for his jewelries are not just random coins but the Cypriot pounds that were been replaced by Euros. He examines every detail of the coin and then he gives his magical touch to make something contemporary and creative. I found out about Mario, when I first found out through social media his amazing Aphrodite sculptures. These two projects, I believe, are the proof of the unlimited creativity and ultimate skills that Marios has. Enjoy the photos below!!!
Secondly, I will present you a new entry at the creative market of Cyprus. Crop is a clothing brand that likes to experiment with unique patterned and textured vintage fabrics. When you touched them and try them on you will remember me. Crop consists of scarves, coats and vests. If you are following me on Instagram, I have posted a photo trying on the soft and stylish scarves of Crop. Lorna, the creator of this amazing brand, is one of the masterminds and creators of ARK.
I have been following this guy through Instagram, I love his work. However, when I saw his work upclose, I could see all the details and the skills needed to make a great sketch. Kleanthis‘ sketches are so detailed that only a perfectionist can do!!! He creates his own ink microcosms that wants to share with the world. I liked the lighting sketches!!!
If you seen my stories a few days before I had some photos and videos taken for the upcoming brand. The Loven Light creates tops of any size, shape and color. Each top is a masterpiece and unique. The masterminds of wood, have presented their first furniture collection, at their latest exhibition. At the ARK event you can find some of their tiny and medium size tops.
The architect duo, Andrea Katsavra and Maria Papaloizou, feel it is important to always explore different perspectives and approaches in the field of design. Through this process, the Studio 3533 was born, where they examine new methods for a contemporary interpretation of the traditional object, by means of the object itself or the technique it was created. Looking at their work it is obvious the influence by the traditional motives and patterns.
The beautiful handmade bags, clutches, pouches and other accessories created by Elena Antorka‘s, are made fabulous textiles. She knows how to make the perfect combinations of patterns, colors and textures. Every product is available at very reasonable prices.
Kiwie, creating her own unique designs. Since then she is being becoming more and more popular, and the reason are the photos below. Kiwie is a jewelry brand based in Nicosia. The main material of the contemporary jewelry designs is sterling silver, combined rough and lean textures. The inspiration behind the sculptures lies in the observation of the human body.
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