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Kawkaba magazine is a collaborative publication intended to pull together the voices of creatives and artists who identify themselves as “third culture”; those who are still connected to home and heritage, but are either physically away and/or feel that they live a life that is somehow detached from their origins. Although many folx may be living with what some might call contradicting circumstances, Kawkaba recognizes the need and value of celebrating roots and diaspora, hoping that this publication can create opportunities for visibility as well as revival, a new renaissance. The name Kawkaba is the Arabic word for constellation, the name was chosen to reflect Kawkaba’s intention to pull people together and create a platform. Although the magazine has a strong Middle Eastern focus as it was made with the intention to serve creatives from/or connected to the MENA, Kawkaba is an inclusive publication and platform that aims to open a contemporary space unlike any other arts and culture media outlet.

Nest + Flora

Is a local business based in Ottawa run by three sisters that grow, and pot their own succulents and houseplants. In addition to growing and caring for the plants, the sisters also make the concrete pots. The branding goals for this project is to build an identity that matches the personality of the brand and to create elements that meet the sales goals of the small business. The key products of Nest + Flora currently include succulents, postcards, and frame-able prints. The labels are made on organic and recycled paper, both on white, and brown backgrounds. Cards are printed where as labels that are attached to the plants are stamped with custom made rubber stamps.