I’m sure everyone in Dubai and most of the rest of UAE has seen the hats that say “RUN DXB” at some point. Right? Well this hat…. Or “SnapBack” as they call it is by a Dubai based company called World Peace Design.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mo Muscles, a DJ around town and one of the founders of World Peace Design. He probably doesn’t remember me at all. It was at a Freshly Ground Sounds gig (another dubai based intiative to grow the local music scene). His enthusiasm in explaining what they’re about, what the designs represented, and the materials used was very refreshing, because in my mind… Well…. It’s just a hat…. You know…?
Being born and raised in the UAE, and part of White Cube Studios, I was naturally drawn to the idea of a locally based brand and wanted to support them right away. Digging a little deeper I found that they’re about so much more that just snapbacks. These guys really make an effort to keep a small carbon foot print and donate to charities supporting…. Well… World Peace.
Unfortunately I’m not a SnapBack guy at all. Strictly a fedora guy actually. So I didn’t really see a product I can buy from them…. Until they came out with the BAMBINO…. That struck a chord…. Yes, I’m a sunglasses guy.
I saw the post on Instagram…. Bamboo + sunglasses = sold.
I may have harassed whoever is handling shipping the items, not because they were late, I just couldn’t wait to get them
The pair arrived in a beautiful wooden box. Which I didn’t expect at all, and I’m sooooo keeping it. What was even cooler was that there was nothing in the box other than the sunglasses. No plastic wrap, to cleaning cloth, no tag or catalog, nothing. Awesome….. Eco friendly, straight to the point.
First thing I noticed was how light they were. Bamboo right? Then, engraved on the inside it says “handmade”….. WOW!!! I gotta ask though….. Are you guys serious? This is quite precise for a human hand…. I kinda don’t believe it…. Seriously, if you’re reading this please leave a comment and tell me if it’s really hand made…. Because this is craftsmanship right here
First thing I did was call my partner in crime, Omar Hassib to help me shoot some photos at the studio for this little tribute….
We fired up my trusty Fuji X-T1 with a 56mm f1.2 lens… And fired away…. The close ups were on a CCTV lenses adapted to fit the camera….. Long story here, will leave that one for another blog post
It was a little uncomfortable since I’m usually on the other side of the lens…. But here it guys. My tribute to the BAMBINO by World Peace Design…. Get yours on www.worldpeacedesign.com