18 August: Edinburgh Book Festival.
A family creative event + a lecture. More info to follow

13 October: Cheltenham Literature Festival
A family creative event + a lecture. More info to follow

26 October – 2 November: Maiwa School of Textile, Vancouver
Workshops and a lecture.

28 February – 4 March 2018; Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature, Dubai
Various activities

round stone window at Khirbat al-Mafjar/ Hisham's Palace in Palestine. An Umayyad summer palace.

Khirbat al-Mafjar/ Hisham’s Palace, Palestine. A very early Umayyad summer palace.

I’m proud to be project partner in the project ‘Rescuing the Mamluk minbars of Cairo’, generously funded by the Cultural Protection Fund of the British Council.


Detail of the geometric facade on Dubai Opera House

Read my articles for the Islamic Fashion and Design Council of the UAE.

Workshop group in front of a geometric stone screen in Al Fahidi neighbourhood in Dubai

Weekend workshop in Dubai, at XVA Hotel

logo of the school of islamic geometric design

a poster for a fundraising effort for a trip to Iran

Another fundraising effort for a teaching trip to Iran in 2017. 4th time lucky…

over 15,000 members for my Facebook group

Watch my TedEd video. More video tutorials on my Youtube channel.

Islamic geometric design pattern database

My new book Islamic Design Workbook (Thames & Hudson) is out!

Piet Mondriaan in Marrakech (an image I made for lecture at the University of Leiden)