Established in 2014 by Parisian-Born Audrey Soler; The People Of Sand is an Online Concept Store with Moroccan & Bohemian influences. Offices are located in Rabat, Dubai and Barcelona.
Audrey oversees every side of her online store from producing a feature movie, photography, marketing, buying to business strategy. She worked for 15 years in digital advertising in Europe and the Middle East. She also organized music events in Dubai to promote local indie music bands from Europe and Lebanon. Today she shares her time between Morocco, United Arab Emirates and Europe. She travels to Morocco frequently and she meets directly with the crafters. ou can follow Audrey's travels and inspirations on instagram @thepeopleofsand
“Of Spanish origin & North African influences I was born and raised in Paris, France. After living in the US and London I moved to Dubai in 2005. I remembered missing interior styles and influences that I had grown up with. It was this constant need to find unique, crafty items that lead me to create THE PEOPLE OF SAND. The pieces I select are all handmade and bring that bohemian chic style to any interiors.” Audrey Soler, Founder & Creative Director of The People Of Sand
"Traveling was always my passion and it allowed to me meet different people and cultures. This is where I get my inspirations from. My mission is choosing and delivering unique and extraordinary products for our people. Items, which are not to be found on the shelves in every shop and trying to bring a little piece of different parts of the world. Addicted to vintage, wooden and beach life inspired products. Looking forward to introduce more and more designers to the region." Ildiko Nanasi, Buyer at The People Of Sand (Dubai)
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Contact emails: hello[at]thepeopleofsand.com, audrey[at]thepeopleofsand.com
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Audrey Soler, Founder & Creative Director of The People Of Sand, Ildiko Nanasi, Buyer at The People Of Sand (Dubai), Naima, Lead Carpet Team & Weaver (Atlas Mountains, Morocco)
FEATURE Movie filmed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Produced and Styled by The People Of Sand
A Saturday In The Garden. Dubai. April 2015.
A short film that narrates a simple lifestyle, family & friends and authentic food.
Private event organised by The People Of Sand Online Concept Store.
Filmed in Dubai by Kamil Roxas, Winner of The Reel Dubai Short Film Contest 2015.
Writer/Director: Kamil Roxas
Producer: Audrey Soler (founder of The People Of Sand)
Production Assistant: Amina Abouzeid
Cinematography: Kamil Roxas, Charlie Drilon
Gaffer: Michael Bacaraman
Edit: Mark Timonera
Colorist: Sienna Artisan
Music: Analog Heart
Production House: Hello Project Space
Narrative: Stephany Abou-Jaoude
BBQ: The Goats Don't Shave (AKA The School Of Awesomeness Dubai)
The Delicious Mix Berry Cakes: Pistachoux (contact them here)
The Vintage Bikes: www.ChariCycles.com
Special Thanks to: Amina, Alexandra, Samantha, Kaylie, Karen, Kellie, Carla, Sylvain, Pieter, Priscilla, Nathalie, Erika, Stephany, Azadeh, Sam and Paul
And to our hosts: Anahita & Graeme
We are beautiful and infinite in many ways. Shaped by what we love. Inspired by what makes us feel most at home. We are drawn close to people that reflect who we are, we tell our stories and in between each telling is where plenty of life happens.
And so everyday we embrace new beginnings. With love and kindness. Everyday and always.
We enjoy the idea of sharing what we have to the people closest to us. We extend warm hands of hospitality and find comfort in having strangers become friends... and friends into family.
We are kindred spirits ready to revive timeless memories and make new ones. From one part of our life to the other, it’s the nearness of being in the same circle that gives a sense of where we belong.
With hearts open we dance to our own beat, free to be whomever we want.
We are independent. We live free. We are the people of Sand.