Heba Malaeb spends a lot of time thinking about where objects come from. Obsessed with how things are made, Heba challenges herself to consider designed objects holistically - from manufacturing processes and labor practices to emotional experiences and poetic charges. Her work examines themes of choice, mindfulness, despair, and the everyday. She is deeply interested in what is lost in translation or wilfully abandoned between the intended use and actual use of designed objects. Heba often draws inspiration from the making process itself, which allows her to find a muse in the most humble and everyday of materials. When not making designed objects or secretly drawing comics about mental health, Heba is a design writer and researcher.