We love Ghida Younes
' My Fat Lady paintings! She brightens up our day.
Check out this article
and meet the Lebanese self-taught artist behind the round and proud character “who loves to have fun, eats a whole doughnut and does not regret a single bite”.
In her own words, she is “fearless and utterly light (in spirit), my fat lady is a tribute to roundness and women in all shapes and sizes. She celebrates her body in every pose”.
Meet the talented Serge Najjar, otherwise known as @serjios on social media.
Lawyer and doctor at law, he started taking photography classes at the age of 37 and began posting his minimalist photography work on instagram where he quickly became a sensation.
He manipulates perspective in a mesmerizing way and brilliantly captures geometry, lines and shadows and architectural facades.
Big news in the fashion world !
Maison Rabih Kayrouz
joins the closed circle of haute couture alongside a group of acclaimed international houses such as Dior, Chanel and Givenchy.
After being elected as a guest member in 2016, the Lebanese designer, who recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of his label, is now one of 17 fashion houses part of the official haute couture calendar.
Turbo Falafel, the Dj collective based in Fribourg (Switzerland) was recently in Beirut.
Inspired by Revolver’s guide on Beirut’s record stores, they decided to come check it out for themselves.
They made this fun mix of what they heard during their cab rides.
And also a little mix of what they dug up at Chico Records.
And check out Turbo Falafel’s soundcloud page here: https://soundcloud.com/turbofalafel
’s short documentary “I am no bird” is online.
This is a beautifully crafted film about Samer Saem Eldahr
's moving story. Samer is a talented electronic musician from Aleppo, pioneering a genre of electronic dance music he calls “electro-tarab”, who immigrated to Minnesota after having spent some years in Beirut.
“What began as humble mission to document an unknown, but significant, contribution to the electronic music world morphed into a story about family, friendship, and persevering to create in the midst of a changing environment" said the Brooklyn based filmmaker.
Watch it here
Great initiative by Manal and Wissam Kahi in NYC, where they employ refugees from all over the world, changing the way people perceive them and helping them thrive.
Every person and every community can powerfully affect positive change around the world.
Check out their story here
Thank you Labneh&Facts
for sharing this story!
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Comment devenir “eco-friendly” au Liban? Comment viser le “zéro déchet”?
Composter, remplacer les matières non organiques par leur équivalent en tissu, bannir l’usage du plastique, fabriquer sa propre lessive avec de bonnes vieilles recettes de grand-mère, opter pour des contenants réutilisables..
Intégrons des choix écologiques, équitables et solidaires à notre quotidien. Nous pouvons tous faire une différence.. un geste à la fois!
Plus d'infos dans le Commerce du Levant, ici et à voir cette petite vidéo sur Hanane, citoyenne "zéro-déchets" ici.
The Queen of England has awarded Lea Baroudi an #MBE (member of the Order of the British Empire) for her services to peace building and civic rights in Lebanon.
As head of MARCH, the NGO that defends free expression and equal rights, Lea Baroudi does remarkable work to significantly change the lives of many young people and help them bring peace to their communities.
Congratulations for this incredibly well deserved recognition! Keep up the great work!
Who still uses the سلة “salleh” (basket) and “7ableh” حبل (rope) for their groceries delivery ?
Picture taken from the super-fun-to-follow page Old Beirut
What can we do about Lebanon’s food waste problem and waste disposal crisis ? Some individuals have taken this matter into their own hands to find solutions.
“Eat Save Love” is an event organized by Diana Fayad in conjunction with the Beirut-based NGO ACT_4Tomorrow
(Active Advocacy of Communities for Tomorrow). A pop-up restaurant (hosted by GardenState)
where the menu (developed by chefs Bob Deeb and Tina Wazirian) was based on surplus food from supermarkets!
This is such a great initiative to raise awareness, reduce food waste and fight hunger in Lebanon.
Read more in The Daily Star article.