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Iraqi and Cambodian Artists turn war metal leftovers to works of art By: Niam Itani, Co-Founder at Snazzy Bazaar Growing up during the Lebanese Civil War, which officially ended more than 25 years ago, I am constantly amazed at how that war continues to define me as a human being.  The war has left an everlasting mark on me. I tried to get rid of its traces for many years, but eventually I surrendered and embraced the fact that it will always shape who I am.  This is why I find myself in awe of people who are able to rise above war...

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Jewelry, Necklaces, Vintage, Vintage Button Jewelry -

A couple of months ago, we were at Kamoli, a snazzy little coffee place on Calle Loiza in Santurce for our weekly offsite meeting.  A cappucino or was it a mimosa?  Anyways, after two of those, we walked out to the street and this caught our attention. We knew just enough Spanish to understand what this meant and it immediately piqued our curiosity.  A store called "Buttons", hmm, we had to check it out.  Mind you, this sign was hanging on the patio of a house.  Well, this is Puerto Rico and we have been here long enough to know...

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Chandelier, Ethnic Decor, Home Decor, Interior Design, Turkish Vintage Carpet, Vintage -

Inspired by Ethnic and Vintage Home Decor, professional Interior Desginers and Decorators share with Snazzy Bazaar, their perspectives on incorporating ethnic and vintage pieces into designing and decorating a modern home.

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Haitian Metal Art, Home Decor, Sustainability -

Haiti has been synonymous with Breaking News in the past decade or two and mostly in the context of hurricanes, natural disasters, or political unrest situations. However; similar to most places on our beautiful planet, there are many more stories to be told about Haiti and the resilient Haitian people. One such story is about how the entire community of Croix-des-Bouquets transform discarded metal into works of art. Metal Art, as Indoor or Outdoor Décor, has a unique place in the world of creativity. In the industrialized economy, metal art is mass produced using the most sophisticated of tools and...

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Chandelier, Mosaic Art, Mosaic Glass, Mosaic Glass Art, Turkish Mosaic Art -

Mosaic is a decorative art made from an aesthetic assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, minerals, shells, pottery pieces or other material. Most mosaics are made of small, roughly square shaped tiles called tesserae (Latin for “cube”). The oldest known mosaics have been traced back to the 8th Century BC. These were black and white pebbles which were used by the Greeks to trace foot paths and decorate floor tiles. Following these initial uses of mosaic, the Romans improved the designs and started to use mosaic in a more sophisticated way, as a form of art on walls...

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