Startup of the Week: Oh My Pinz! Expressing one’s personality in a fun and creative way

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Updated 27 October 2020

Startup of the Week: Oh My Pinz! Expressing one’s personality in a fun and creative way

  • The brand’s customers can create custom orders for a minimum of 100 pieces per design

Fashion is a way to express yourself and make a statement through accessories. Oh My Pinz! is a Saudi enamel pin brand established in November 2018 by Yousef Ibrahim.
“Like the right emoji to punctuate text, the perfect combination of pins on apparel can let people know exactly who you are,” Ibrahim told Arab News. “Enamel pins are the new way of expressing identity, lifestyle and personality.”
Oh My Pinz! is committed to creating a community where enamel pin makers and enthusiasts can make their own creative, affordable and fun environment. The brand offers both hard and soft enamel varieties.
They offer a diverse range of products, from designs that display Saudi singer Talal Maddah and other Saudi symbols such as Mabkhara (incense burners), to cartoon and video game characters such as Crash Bandicoot and Spiderman.
The brand has created pins for universities across the Kingdom, and religious symbols, including the Holy Kaaba and the Green Dome. The brand’s customers can create custom orders for a minimum of 100 pieces per design.
It is important to know the difference between hard and soft enamel when deciding on custom-made pins.
Hard enamel’s defining characteristics are the thin metal lines that separate each color with a smooth enamel finish. The pins are made from die-struck iron metal and produced by being heated to a high temperature and then polished to create a smooth surface, which gives them a durable touch.
Soft enamel’s defining characteristic, however, is a textured pin surface that allows greater detail and is slightly cheaper. They are made from die-struck iron metal and are electroplated, which gives them a thin feel when compared with hard enamel pins. Hard enamel materials come in gold, rose gold, copper, nickel, black nickel, matte gold and matte nickel.
Soft enamel materials come in gold, rose gold, copper, nickel, black nickel, matte gold, matte nickel, black dye, antique gold, antique bronze, Pantone dyed (any solid coated color and white dyed), antique copper, antique silver, antique nickel, brass and rainbow.
The Saudi enamel pin brand also produced pins to raise awareness of the importance of social distancing and health precautions. The range was called “We are all responsible” in Arabic.
“We created a special pin that shows every single member of the community that we share the responsibility in a pandemic,” said Ibrahim. “We are experts when it comes to pin designs and deep technical metal crafting, with which we plan to support health decisions.”

 


Louvre Abu Dhabi features as Paris museum auctions one-off experiences

One winning bid will be entertained to a virtual journey through the Louvre in Paris, Lens and Abu Dhabi (pictured here). (Shutterstock)
Updated 28 November 2020

Louvre Abu Dhabi features as Paris museum auctions one-off experiences

DUBAI: The Musée du Louvre and Christie’s have joined forces for an auction of 24 once-in-a-lifetime experiences, with bidding running from Dec. 1-15 online.

Read on for seven of the highlights.

The three Louvres

The winning bid will be entertained to a journey through the Louvre in Paris, Lens and Abu Dhabi.

La Joconde

Accompanied by Jean-Luc Martinez, president and director of the Musée du Louvre, the winner will attend the annual examination of the famed Mona Lisa painting.

Magical night

Discover the Louvre Museum by night in this magical experience for art lovers.

Fit for a king

Formerly used by French royals, the winning bidder will enjoy a private concert in the Caryatids Hall.

Rooftop fun with JR

The winning bidder will get the chance to join French photographer and street artist JR as he traverses the rooftops of the Louvre Museum.

Garden of the Tuileries

This experience allows the winner to name a newly planted tree and a restored bench in the famed garden.

A Cartier treat

The Cartier Panther bracelet will be given to the buyer during a visit to the Apollo gallery. Pierre Rainero, director of style and heritage at Cartier, will also guide the winner through a visit to the luxury label’s workshops.