time to explore with esplora

Take me home: august 2021

We’re sad to see you go but to make your departure a little bit sweeter, Il-Lokal has created a guide for you. They are a community of local designers, artists and designers, artists and independent brands


A functional art piece, locally crafted and assembled by Form Matters in their studio in Malta. This limited edition wall clock comes with the Quartz movement mechanism and is packaged in a custom wooden box, by Form Matters


Go hands-free whenever you throw on this versatile leather belt bag that can be adapted to any outfit. The Mila pouch has plenty of space and the quirky inverted corner on its flap creates an eye-catching effect, by Fold


A tantalising blend of essential oils used to make this coco-soy wax candle will help calm your senses after a long day of sightseeing. These candles are vegan, plastic-free and hand-poured in Rabat, Malta, by NAR Candle


Limestone chapels, charming narrow streets and… retro shop signage! Malta-based photographer, Semih Okmen translates silent beauty of the islands to black and white memories printed on high quality art paper, by Semih Okmen


This book feels like a family photo album. Island in the Sun invokes memories of summer and unravels the authentic character of Malta through exclusively colour film photographs shot by Lisse Wets

Handmade ceramics

Photo: Instagram / ceramicsbytiz

Pottery has a long tradition in Malta and it continues to be a craft of choice for many young artists. Tiziana Schembri is one of emerging talents in the field, producing wheel-thrown and hand-build pieces in earthy tones and  patterns, by Ceramics by Tiz


Have you heard that Malta has its own style of bobbin lace? It’s called Bizzilla and needless to say, it’s a source of inspiration for local designers and makers. Take these polymer clay earrings as an example! by Tafal

Clay necklace

Fun, colourful and unordinary. This geometrical necklace by Frankly Bold seems like an extension of Richard England’s architectural work in Malta, by Frankly Bold

Tube map of Malta

This map was created to celebrate the long-lasting connection between Malta and the UK’s capital. It is festooned in details steeped in history and wit. It will also help you navigate around the islands during your stay, by Jonn Galea

Visit Il-Lokal here or at their shop on 15, Triq it-Teatru Antik, Valletta