City: New York City
Forced to flee war-torn Lebanon as a child, Céline moved between Montreal, Paris and her native Beirut before settling in New York City with her family last year. The artist-turned-web native designer began looking at the stars, as they were one of the few things that felt familiar regardless of her whereabouts.
Keen to give back, she started working with Creative Commons and became even more fascinated by the constellations when she began overseeing content contributed to the organization by NASA.
Céline sees life as “a cycle of passions” and the arrival of her first child a few years ago gave her the opportunity to take a break to figure out what she really wants to contribute to the world.
More than a practical or fashionable accessory, scarves are a symbol of Lebanese culture. While on her maternity leave, Céline decided to combine the two things that help her feel more connected to her homeland, scarves and stars, to start Slow Factory, a fashion studio printing NASA images on silk scarves.
Now back to work at her day job, she dedicates every spare moment to growing her beautiful line of wearable art pieces and is speaking to potential investors in the hopes of being able to focus on the company full-time again in the near future.