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Tadelakt: Moroccan Plaster

Tadelakt: Moroccan Plaster

“Hard as stone and soft as silk” is a phrase that is commonly used to describe a very uncommon, ancient form of plaster (Tadelakt) that is believed to trace it’s roots to the Atlas Mountains surrounding Marrakech. This unbelievably tactile ...

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Chez Ali Moroccan Nights

Chez Ali Moroccan Nights

A trip to Marrakech simply would NOT be complete without a visit to that great *Disney in the Desert*, Chez Ali. The timing was perfect as we were 10 of 1000’s that attended (they seat 3K) the night after we ...

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Eye Catching Moroccan Art: Part 1

Eye Catching Moroccan Art: Part 1

We’re ba-a-a-a-a-a-ck, and missing Marrakech terribly I might add! The paint has dried, no one fell off the scaffolding and the husband was happy-complete success! Maryam treated us to fabulous shopping and even more fabulous Moroccan food and in return we ...

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Inspiring Design Books

Inspiring Design Books

As I’ve mentioned here before, I loaded up my bookshelf back in the 80’s and 90’s with a plethora, (yes, a plethora) of design books on stenciling and decorative painting. This century has been a bit of a disappointment so ...

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It’s Christmas Here at Modello!

It’s Christmas Here at Modello!

I feel like I have been opening presents all day! You see, today was the deadline for submissions for customer photos for the soon-to-be published Modello by Design book. As artists ALWAYS work best under pressure, many waited till the ...

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