My name is Sandra Draskovic and I practice as an architect, interior designer, urban activist, and a creative mind. Since October 2012, I teach interior design at the Raffles International Institute in Mongolia and write for Home magazine bringing the best of interior world-wide design scene. In the free time, I love to dance belly dance and salsa or experiments with an Arabic and Balkan recipes. Recently I fell in love with Thai food during my trip to Thailand. I believe that life gets better by design.
“The stories of these and other mosques in my kilim are encoded into the pattern. The three borders of the kilim surround the central composition with the “tree of life” motif, the metaphor of the paradise garden and eternal afterlife. This tree motif tells the main kilim story. ”
“ There is no wealth but life. Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings; that man is richest who, having perfected the functions of his own life to the utmost, has also the widest helpful influence, both personal, and by means of his possessions, over the lives of others. ”
The installation is titled “Graced with Light” and consists of 20 miles of stained glass ribbon, or more accurately, satin ribbons in colors matching the stained glass, hanging in the air of the Grace Cathedral.