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Bamiyan 2020 | Traveller's Journal: Alex Hall
  • 04.05.21

When asked where (if anywhere) I went on holiday in 2020 and hearing the answer of Afghanistan, the reactions from friends and colleagues were binary: either; you’re insane, or that is insane!Fo...

GUEST EDIT | IBI IBRAHIM
  • 25.03.21

Ibi Ibrahim is an American Yemeni curator, artist, writer, filmmaker and musician. 

Know Your History: 5 Afghan Women You Should Know
  • Afghanistan
  • 08.03.21

Words by Shamayel, founder of Blingistan. Illustrations by Blingistan + Daughters of Witches. How many of these five extraordinary women have you heard of? Blingistan and Daughters of Witches cr...

Blingistan as in the land (-istan) of Bling
  • Guest Edit
  • 05.03.21

We spoke with Blingistan founder, Shamayel, about the need for playful, bold, conversation starters that can change the narrative about Afghanistan. 

GUEST EDIT: JAMES SEATON
  • Guest Edit
  • 28.01.21

We invited James Seaton, co-founder of TOAST, to cast his well trained design eye over our collection and to be our very first guest editor.

Who gets what: our product pricing explained
  • ISHKAR
  • 26.01.21

How, we are often asked, can a box of six glasses made in Afghanistan, one of the world’s poorest countries, be sold in London for £80? In this blog post we aim to show you who gets what and why.

A letter in the time of COVID-19
  • ISHKAR
  • 06.03.20

This is the time for facts, not fear. This is the time for science, not rumours. This is the time for solidarity, not stigma. We are all in this together, and we can only stop it together.

Paradise Lost & Found: Babur Gardens
  • Lucy Fisher
  • 03.05.19

A guest blog by Lucy Fisher I would like to hazard a guess that the first image which comes to mind when asked to think of Afghanistan is probably not a garden in full bloom, carefully tended t...

A Conversation With Ibi Ibrahim
  • Interview
  • 02.02.19

A guest blog by Louis Prosser After almost four years of incalculable destruction and suffering in Yemen, you might think that the last sparks of beauty and creativity had been crushed. You wou...

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