AUB Neighborhood Initiative

We recently started following the AUB Neighborhood Initiative and we hope it serves as an example for other communities! AUBNI was established in 2007 as a way of giving back to the AUB neighborhood, by mobilizing the university’s resources for the public good, beginning just outside the campus walls. This Initiative supports research and outreach activities on …

Upcycled clothes

Say hello to summer, get rid of your old clothes, encourage Lebanese social entrepreneurs and do good ! Here is a great initiative by FabricAID. FabricAID collects, sorts, and redistributes clothes to disadvantaged communities at micro prices ($0.3-$2 per item). Their goal is to deliver good quality clothing into the hands of people who need them, …

Escape the city

Have you ever dreamed of sleeping in a tree house under the pine trees? Do you feel the need to escape the city for a few days? Are you looking for a kids-friendly getaway in the midst of nature? Peter B. Ghanime from Lebanon Traveler shares with us some great ideas of places to visit in Lebanon! #beirutsbrightside #ecofriendly #weekendgetaway …

Lebanese DOP is one to watch

Christopher Aoun among Variety’s top 10 cinematographers to watch this year! He is the talented cinematographer of Nadine Labaki’s Capharnaum Film. #lebanesecinema #localtalent #beirutsbrightside Check out the article here   Mandatory Credit: Photo by Boo Pictures/Sony/Kobal/Shutterstock (10043967p)Christopher Aoun Cinematographer, Nadine Labaki Director and Jad Asmar Sound Man‘Capernaum’ Film – 2018While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old …

Lebanese cuisine in the NYTimes

Somini Sengupta covers international climate issues for The New York Times, and talks about how you can both eat well and sustainably. Lebanese cuisine made it to her top 5 cuisines that are easier on the planet! If you havent been there yet, don’t miss out on Beit el Qamar. One of the many wonderful projects …

Urban Explorers

What is #urbanexploration? Also called UE, #urbex, infiltration or reality hacking, urban exploration is about searching, documenting, exploring and mapping man-made structures, hidden treasures, forbidden places, abandoned buildings, ruins.. As long as the site is no longer in use and sometimes off-limits. Open a door, sneak in, cross a fence, take a picture, share it with the …

Calligraffiti

Meet Omar and Mohamed Kabbani, the hard working talented identical twin brothers who grew up during Lebanon’s civil war watching Grendizer and dreaming of a better world.  They have since then become a household name, and have reclaimed some of Beirut’s walls to showcase art, beauty and spread messages of peace and unity. Back in the …

#buylocal

We encourage you to #buylocal and support Lebanese entrepreneurs!⁣ ⁣ These are some of our favorite local products. ⁣ ⁣ Hum’n Go Snacks (from which all proceeds go to the ProAbled platform that was launched with the support of Alfanar to connect employers with people with physical and financial challenges)⁣ mymoune Nutshell Peanut Butter The Good Thymes WAJD TAQA Miel …

Sustainable fashion in Beirut

We just came across this article in Vogue Arabia about DEPOT-VENTE BEIRUT, Beirut’s coolest vintage store! Keeping vintage and conscious fashion alive. Words by the talented New York based Lebanese UX designer, founder of Slow Factory, activist, teacher Celine Semaan. Photography by @prodantzoulis, in collaboration with Pam Nasr for art direction/styling. “Nawal is all about using her store as a platform …

James Locksmith in Beirut, looking for talent!

James Locksmith, UAE-based DJ, producer, curator, promoter and festival programmer has just announced that he’s teamed up with the Australian Electronic Music Conference (November 2019) and has been invited to be one of the main curators. He’ll be taking several acts to the conference, cherry-picking his favorite MENA talent to join in on panels, workshops, collaboration projects …