The pending launch of the new iPad 3 means Lisa Roy is busier than ever. The Dubai-based designer has made it her business to dress and protect tablet computers, creating a stylish collection of handmade fabric sleeves and protectors to keep them looking pristine.
Originally from Canada, Lisa moved to the UAE from Ireland, where she transferred her talents as a magazine designer into doing cool things with fabric. Each sleeve is handmade using fun patterned cotton (Amy Butler is a favourite), lined with a soft fleece to keep its precious contents scratch-free. They come in two sizes (there's a smaller version for Kindles) and have a handy front pocket in which to store headphones, notepads etc, as well as a button flat enclosure to keep everything contained so you don't have to fiddle with Velcro or zippers.
Each case is washable and constructed to maximise its durability and longevity. Lisa sells her bags all over the world via arts fairs, and her webshop on www.etsy.com. Orders within the UAE cost just US$5 (Dh18), or $10 anywhere else in the world.
To see Lisa's full range, which also features an equally stylish line of purses and clutch bags, visit her Etsy shop or take a look at her blog, www.lisaroy.ca.