Abroad Amalgamates Arabic Tradition and American Streetwear

Apparel adorned with a Saudi Arabian pattern traditionally reserved for older women

Abdulrahman Aldossry (aka NAN) founded clothing line Abroad with his childhood friend, Tony Fallatah. The two grew up in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, share what they call an “uncommon interest” in their home country and both fell in love with streetwear while studying in the USA, at a university in Pittsburgh. Abroad’s first collection, Taboo, incorporates an Arabic fabric known as Shalki—a …

R-KI-TEKT’s Eclectic Print-Covered Leather Accessories

Designer Kel Cadet-Lyons creates a variety of accessories inspired by different cultures

Atlanta-based designer Kel Cadet-Lyons produces artistic goods and accessories that range from leather wallets and booklets to planters and cord organizers. She releases each under her own label, R-KI-TEKT, an extension of a project she’d taken on for a former employer but expanded when demand grew. All of her releases live on Etsy, where acclaim in the form of reviews outnumbers her actual listings—a feat itself …

Why We See Faces Everywhere

Whether in a door-hook, electrical socket or elsewhere, seeing faces in objects and places is super-common—and it’s called pareidolia. This is a “psychological phenomenon that causes the human brain to lend significance—and facial features, in particular—to random patterns,” according to Artsy. Apparently the phenomenon happens because humans naturally prefer faces to other patterns. Of course, this extends from everyday life into the world of art, …