About Me


I am a writer. I am covering stories from the Middle East which don’t follow the prevailing narrative.

My book ‘Behind Closed Curtains: Interior Design in Iran’ was featured by BBC, Conde Nast Traveller, Design*Sponge, Spiegel Online, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Deutsche Welle, The Culture Trip, Freunde von Freunden, FAZ, Zeit Magazin, Cover Magazine, Press TV, and many more.

As a freelance journalist, I have written about Iran’s startup ecosystem, the production of Persian silk carpets or refugees in Iraq. Together with local teams, I create content (copy/image/video) around design, business, social or cultural topics. As a native German, I speak English, Farsi, and Spanish fluently.

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Frequently Asked Questions

B. February 26, 1986.
Munich, Germany

MA in Middle Eastern Studies, Politics and Psychology

Lena is hard for most non-Germans. So don’t bother. Späth is even harder.

100% German. No Iranian father. No Iranian mother. But lots of Iranian friends.



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