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Fast life, slow age. Some thoughts.

Most of us feel a little crazy from time to time. Periods of high stress can make us feel like we’re losing it, as can being surrounded by people whose values are very different from our own. The symptoms of our state of mind can range from having no recollection of putting our keys or … Continue reading

This month’s Pinterest favourites

We neglected a little bit our monthly Pinterest favourites due to the whole hustle and bustle around moving in our new store in Vienna’s Hollandstrasse 9 and its’ opening. However, we did not stop to source inspiration from there, which we want to share with you. Follow us, get to know and connect with us … Continue reading

Croatian National Costumes – the inspiration behind the new collection of blouses and summer dresses

National costumes and traditional garments have a very special place within the miraculous world of folk art. Amazing and unbelievable is the beauty of some articles of clothing of the past. An immense abundance of forms and contents reflects deep-rooted connections and a primeval harmony between man and nature, which seems to be almost forgotten … Continue reading

Hotel Review: RIYAD EL CADI, Marrakech, Morocco

“What fills the eyes, fills the heart.” I am sure Herwig Bartels thought the same when he fell in love with all the art he was collecting while travelling through the Orient. And when he arrived in Marrakech, where he left his heart and decided to live after he retired. But let’s get back in … Continue reading

When a new door opens: soft opening of the new Silvia Gattin store on February 8th 2017

“You may not see it today or tomorrow. But you will look back in a few years and be absolutely perplexed and awed by how every little thing added up and brought you somewhere wonderful – or where you always wanted to be.” In 2009 I traveled the first time to India. As a backpacker … Continue reading

We expanded our interior section. New in on silviagattin.com: TASSEL PLAIDS

Your bed needs some original yet cozy bed-cover?! You are looking for a special throw for your couch?! Well, we have the answer. Our numerous visits to tassel wonderland Morocco inspired us for this collection of handwoven plaids and throws adorned with pompoms on two sides. Every single piece is handmade in Marrakesh, Morocco, where we … Continue reading

Kasbah Bab Ourika in the Atlas mountains: where tranquility is at home

Traveling to Marrakech so many times made me always dream about the Atlas mountains, a series of mountain ranges stretching trough the Maghreb and being home to numerous Berber tribes. A couple of weeks ago my dream came true and I had the chance to visit the Ourika valley. And literately one of this world’s paradises … Continue reading

When a city trip teaches you to surrender again. Obrigada, Lisbon!

When it comes to travelling and visiting new places, I am normally the one who runs in the nearest book store to get a city guide, searches the internet for secret recommendations, talks to friends about experiences, so in general I have quite a good overview and idea of where I am going. Also geographically … Continue reading

NEW IN: KILIM DOG COLLARS

Approximately one year ago a dear friend asked me to take care of her dog Othello over the weekend. As a child, and I was for sure not the only one, I always wanted to have a dog but my father used to say that if a dog will ever enter our house, he will … Continue reading

We proudly present our stockists! This month: LUV – THE SHOP

Exactly three years ago two amazing women entered my office to explain their dream of opening a shop for urban bohemian women’s wear and they want our Abdillah Kilim Boots in their portfolio. Today they already operate two shops (and are working on the 3rd one!!!) and are still wonderful partners not only offering our … Continue reading

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