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#HandmadeFestivalDXB | Deus Ex Machina at Capital D Studio

Kenneth Surat Journals

Handmade Festival Dubai

We were invited last weekend by Kenneth, owner of Surat Journals for the very first Handmade Festival in Dubai. He is one of the participants of the event and as soon as I heard about it I got really excited.  It’s nice to support these kinds of events in the UAE since it’s quite rare and of course I will be more than happy to spread the word.

So right after our breakfast buffet in JLT (btw we went to Fraiche – it was amazing will blog about it soon) we went straight to Capital D Studio in Al Quoz. The space has a similar setting as A4 Space at Al Serkal with huge white walls and art decors. Tristan greeted us and said we were the first ones to arrive. He showed us his works and asked me what my lucky symbol is and  I told him number 8 because it signifies infinity. He then started to paint the symbol but he said we don’t have to wait so we left and wander around. You can check his instagram feed here –>  Mystictris

From leather bags to free men’s haircut – you got all talent in one package! Honestly, the event really inspired me. I thought if you really love what you’re doing whatever hobby it would be then you should share it to the world. My favourite one is the silkscreen processing. The smell of paint overwhelms the place and it reminded me of my childhood where my dad used to work.

There are plenty of vendors and I have taken photos of them and their craft so you can check below.


Silkscreen print in Dubai Mexican Pop drink Kenneth Surat Journals  handmade accessories dubai Doodle art Deus Ex Machina Dubai Capital D Studio Al Quoz Atkin barber dubai artisans dubai

These are the participants for the event – taken from the Deus Arabia: Handmade Festival
Howlin’ Rooster guitars and such
Toil & Tinker
Surat Journals
Seakiss Surf Bikini’s
MadeByNative –
Craft By Two
My Little Mantra –
AutoMoto X
Raw Coffee Company
AKIN Barber & Shop –
Alistair Vowles Designs


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