Misc

All and nothing

The Loewe Meccano and the Lebanese collective memory

The current Loewe collection includes so many references to Meccano with the new creative director Jonathan Anderson taking the helm (shoes, charms, and a silk scarf seen above). I post this not as a fashion item but more like a social observation. My quest to find that point where personal remembrances become collective memories and hence induce a sense of community and in extenso a national identity will never cease. Note that Meccano made it to my "Lebanon's History Book" project.

FLOAT on Monday!


So, Float has been one of the highlights of the past 3 summers in Beirut. First year we were like 50, then the second year like 150 and last year more than 400 folks showed up. It all started with the guys at Beirut in the Mix, and at first it was just friends and friends of friends, and it still is!

El azra2 ghab/Dominant rouge series by Tarek Chemaly


...And for everything else there's Mastercard (Tarek Chemaly)


Bathhouses by the river (Tarek Chemaly)

Solet Tapis - I see dead logos


Remember Haley Joel Osment from the Sixth Sense fame and the line "I see dead people"? Well, I guess I am someone who keeps seeing dead logos. I think (I am seriously not sure) that Solet Tapis did a logo change...

Weighing in on the Blue Gold Project and Lebanon’s Imminent Water Shortage


What Water?
Privatizing our water? I’m sure it’d make a lot of people gasp in shock. But, wait a minute, I’ve never, in my entire life in Lebanon, gotten a single drop of water from the state run water company. Not. A. Single. Drop. Every house I’ve lived in, we either had an artesian aquifer (beer 2ertwaze), or bought cisterns of water.

Jon Stewart Brilliantly Sums Up The Israel-Gaza Discussion

I love Jon. I adore Jon. Him and Stephen Colbert are arguably my ultimate idols. The comedic gold he crunches out 4 times a week always blows my mind away. The nice thing about The Daily Show, is that it’s not mindless toilet humor (for the most part =P), but it’s also extremely insightful, super-well-researched political, economic, social and cultural analysis.

Forest Frequencies 2014!


Imagine this: a venue located in a gorgeous green area surrounded by mountains on three sides, and a view to the Mediterranean on the fourth. Two large stages with dancefloors. A chillout area. A market. Dozens of tents. Away from the bustling city and coastal heat. All that, for four days brought to life by over 50 local and international talents that span the spectrum of mainly electronic music.

PRESIDENTIAL NAP TIME

FASHAL – Taffeh El 2azan… Oh Wait…


When you see it… Thanks Ralph!

Petition against importing water


Concerning the recent rumble by the Lebanese government to import water from Turkey, when we actually have a water management problem and not a water shortage, please join me in signing this petition on change.org against such a money-wasting decision an in favor of a better management scheme!

Message From Lebanon

Message from Lebanon to the Lebanese immigrants around the world. Now a platform to connect us all.Nice Video!Via: @funkyOzzi

Kneider sweeps the floor with Caillebotte's... floor scarpers


Phot credit - Maya Metni

For those who do not know the visual above - before it got screwed that is (oh sorry, before it was "improved upon") by Kneider or whomever does their atrocious visual - used to be by Caillebotte. It was spotted by fellow ad enthusiast Maya Metni as a supreme example how a beautiful work is added to with incredibly misplaced sense of art direction to produce such a disappointing result.

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