Notes of a traveler

We follow many Lebanese bloggers and one in particular always makes us want to pack up and discover a hidden gem somewhere in the country.  Krystel Riachi is behind Notes of a traveler and this is how she describes herself: “a curious traveler, a nature lover, and a wanderlust soul. I started this blog to share …

Education is a right

It’s the story of Sara Hermez who opened a free school in fashion design Creative Space Beirut that provides education to talented design students who lack the resources to study. These students come from all over the country including refugee camps. The Parsons School of Design graduate, with the help of her former professor Caroline Simonelli (who …

Secrets of silk-making

Have you ever been to the Silk Museum in Bsous? The beautiful old Silk factory build in 1901 was bought by George and Alexandra Asseily in the early 70’s. They later on restored it and turned it into a wonderful museum, celebrating one of the oldest crafts in Lebanon. Discover the secrets of silk-making in …

The Artist’s Forest

Back in March 2019, 50 Lebanese artists each exhibited an art piece inspired by the Cedar tree. The funds collected went towards planting a cedar tree forest.. On August 11, 1000 cedar trees were planted in “The Artist’s forest” Kfardebian! That’s the spirit! Thumbs up to Green Cedar Lebanon, the talented artists and all those involved …

Nay Aoun’s storytelling

“I’m a filmmaker, photographer and video editor. At the heart of my work lies my passion for non-fiction visual storytelling and creating video content that emphasizes on positive social change and authentic connections between character and audience”, this is how Nay Aoun describes herself. The talented filmmaker offers a series of beautifully crafted short films that have …

One minute.

We can’t get enough of the ‘One Minute’ series, short improvised music videos by Vladimir Kurumilian. The talented Beirut-based musician also just released electronic remixes of his Dopamine album tracks. And catch him live (along with a sketching performance by Ahmed Amer) at Salon Beyrouth on Monday August 12. Music to fuel your soul ! Check them out here. …

Journal Safar

Beirut has its own bilingual design culture publication bringing creatives, writers and thinkers together around issues and ideas from the Middle East Journal Safar ⁣ Studio Safar the creative agency behind this magazine, is pushing boundaries and encouraging the development of visual culture in the region. ⁣ ⁣ Their latest ‘Nostalgia’ themed issue has a list of …

Restore Beirut River’s ecosystem

Tree planting is said to have mind blowing potential to tackle the climate crisis. Filling up cities with plants and trees cleans the air, reduces carbon, lowers temperatures, enhances biodiversity and supports human health. This is how a group of environmentalists plan to restore Beirut River’s ecosystem. They have just launched the SUGi application to …