medina mirror, twitter & the food of morocco

Our Medina Mirror is in Elle Decor'
 'Best Mirrors' January/February2012 issue

...keeping warm with mint tea and looking forward to seeing our
silver filigree teaglass in the upcoming Vera Wang Wedding App
styled by Eric Hildebrand....

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back in October 2011,

 we provided our Moroccan decor for Paula Wolfert's  The Food of Morocco
book launch party at the Core Club. 

Mohamed Elmaarouf & Paula Wolfert


CUSTOM ORDERS- moroccan plaster arches, marrakesh tile & beni ourain carpets

Custom hand carved plaster arches for Vosges Haut Chocolat in Beverly Hills
 a few  links about this spectacular project:
herehere & here- more detailed photos coming soon.

Custom Marrakesh Tile inspired by our Zillij Tile, Weave ZT21

A  custom- made extra large Beni Ourain carpet {10' x 13'!!!}
for interior decorator/stylist  Uta Winkler

@ the park avenue armory

photos of our display {& the media lounge} @ T & L's Global Bazaar at the Park Avenue Armory @ 67th Street, NYC
....loved the opportunity to style
objects from our collection on the crates created by   13 designs  
....marrakesh warehouse style...


GLOBAL BAZAAR & Stylist's Guide to NYC

Imports from Marrakesh will be at Travel & Leisure’s GLOBAL BAZAAR @ the Park Avenue Armory in NYC.
September 17 – 18, 2011
Come shop old world souk style & haggle with Mohamed for poufs, sequin capes, beni ourain carpets, moroccan mint tea services, and magical lanterns + special one of kind kaftans & djellabas….

                                                                                                                                                         Photos by Petra Van Raaij {via} 

AND we are thrilled to be mentioned in the brand new 
"Stylist's Guide to NYC", by Sibella Court. 

Cleverly arranged into loops of interest such as "Jewelry & Hardware,"
"Haberdashery & Handmade," and "Furniture & Interiors," The Stylist's
Guide to NYC takes the first-time visitor-or long-time resident-on a
number of surprising and beguiling journeys, uncovering traditional
merchants and hidden sanctuaries as well as some of the coolest spots in
town. This well-chosen collection of stores, services, galleries,
markets, and places to eat also contains city survival tips, maps, and
comprehensive indexes. With an idiosyncratic and impeccable eye, Court
celebrates the beautiful, the curious, and the unexpected, making The
Stylist's Guide to NYC an indispensible accessory for anyone visiting,
working, or living in New York. It includes a foldout map plus two
pockets for souvenir tickets, cards, and more...
~Be sure to update your copy~ 
we have moved out of the Chelsea Market to a warehouse in Jersey City. 

Come visit us at the Global Bazaar next week or visit our warehouse by appointment in Jersey City...


moroccan teaglass


With wedding season upon us, we are inspired once again by our moroccan tea glasses...they look beautiful on wedding-party tables holding single roses, miniature bouquets, or votive candles; also perfect for serving mint tea, wine, cocktails, sparkling kumquat spritzers or rose-petal sorbet...
and even as a glamorous container for a bridal dressing table to hold a toothbrush or cosmetics.

{images:  a single rose this; votive candles this & this; a miniature bouquet this; for mint tea this; a glamorous container this}


a perfect pouf

Soon 'moroccan style' gold poufs by Calypso will be in Target, some design blogs are saying the pouf fad is over... couldn't be further from the truth ~ the pouf (also known as a footstool, ottoman, hassock & pouffe)  has been a fad for years…
The pastel colors of LadurĂ©e macaroons and the custom-made Moroccan poufs in Doris Duke's 
Shangri La continue to inspire our hand-stitched pouf collections....

{images: A Perfect Pouf...Marie Antoinette via; Imports from Marrakesh's pink pouf from Elle Decor, April 2010;  a pair of violette poufs in Elle Decor;  a trio of silver poufs in Barbie's Malibu Dream House  by Johnathan Adler discovered via, + this}


Imports from Marrakesh is moving online

After fourteen wonderful years in the Chelsea Market, Imports from Marrakesh, meatpacking district retail pioneer, is moving online. All of our exotic Moroccan decor will still be available via www.importsfrommarrakesh.com, from our New York area warehouse and from our Marrakesh workshops. 

Imports from Marrakesh's founder Mohamed Elmaarouf is now offering personalized designed shopping tours in his home city of Marrakesh as featured in National Geographic Traveler article 'The Art of the Deal'. Come stay at Ryad Elmaarouf, get to know the back streets of Marrakesh with Mohamed and buy direct from our artisans.

Our customers, designers, and architects will find even better deals from our new warehouse and can find design inspirations at this blog.

We'll miss our friends at the Chelsea Market.  Thank you Chelsea neighbors and fans for your support during our moving sale.

{ images: Imports from Marrakesh's retail showroom in the Chelsea Market}


{marrakesh tile ~ patchwork style}

Sunday was our last day in the Chelsea Market.  During our moving sale, we were deeply touched by the support of all of our customers in the neighborhood and across the country.

In our new sunny warehouse just across the river, resides our great collection of Marrakesh Tile,
(also known as moroccan pressed cement tile or moroccan encaustic tile) and our moving sale continues...

Here are some lovely modern inspirations & creative applications of mixed tile patterns:





{images: 1. mixed green tiles (via);
 2. ilse crawford's design for the brasserie floor of high road house in chiswick;
3. 4. 5. House & Garden, March 2006, 'Alchemy in Iberia' photos by Oberto Gili (via)
 6. patchwork tile floor (via)}


{inspirations: Talitha Getty's kaftan & roses in sunset colors}

Inspirations: Talitha Getty's kaftan, antique silk hiatis and embroideries, 
Moroccan roses in sunset colors...

{images: Paul Litchfied & Stephanie Rudloe}
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{imports from marrakesh in elle decor}

We are delighted to have our black & white marrakesh tile in Elle Decor this month.

Last April, our traditional pink pouf was in Elle Decor.
Thank you, Elle Decor!