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 …

Street art in Beirut

Have you spotted these around town? The talented graffiti artist Jinks Kunst was here and left his mark on the streets of Beirut ! Check out his awesome graffiti in Ouzville and his customized road signs around Beirut. They will surely make you smile 😉 More about the artists www.jinkskunst.com © Jinks Kunst #beirut #streeart #jinkskunst #ouzville #graffiti    

Generation poubelle re-imagined the Beirut River

We just came across this great project by 5 students of “Generation Poubelle” Charbel Abou Chakra, Kay Bardawil, Charbel Corbani, Nahi El Khoury, and Michelle Norenzian. With Lebanese star architect Bernard Khoury guiding them throughout the process, their project won the Johnnie Walker “Keep Walking Expo” out of 200 submissions from university students representing different …

Diggers gonna dig

Beirut is now definitely on the crate diggers map! After Chico Records last year, Ernesto Chahoud‘s record store Darsko in Burj Hammoud (in what was his grandfather’s shoe factory) has made it on the The Vinyl Factory world’s best record shops! Make sure to check out his unique collection of rare grooves and old 45s. Check out the Vinyl Factory …

Potato NOSE x Swatch

If you live in Beirut, you have probably seen Jad El Khoury aka Potato NOSE’s work around town. Jad has brilliantly turned war remnants into art. His first public interventions consisted in adding fun doodle characters to war-scarred buildings. He then created a buzz when he beautifully transformed Burj el Murr into Burj el Hawa with colorful window …

Color and community

A once abandoned area in the suburbs of Beirut has been transformed into a colorful and clean neighborhood where locals have regained a sense of pride and community. Thanks to the coordinators of this project and artists from all over (kids, students and professionals alike), Ouzai residents are now proud to welcome tourists and the …

Susan Sarandon in Beirut!

We were lucky to attend the private event hosted by Alfanar*, marking the premiere screening of ‘Soufra’ in Lebanon. Susan Sarandon (executive producer of the film), Ben Stiller (goodwill ambassador to the UNHCR), Nadine Labaki and Thomas Morgan (award-winning filmmaker) were present, alongside notable guests from across Lebanon’s civil society, private sector, diplomatic corps and the arts. This documentary tells …

Résidence d’artistes

Quel beau projet! Celui de deux cousines [l’architecte Hala Younès et la danseuse Yalda Younès] de transformer leur maison familiale dans les montagnes libanaises (à Chétine) en centre culturel, lieu de résidences d’artistes et espace de réflexion sur la préservation du paysage. A l’initiative du directeur du Quartz (Scène nationale de Brest), ce réseau de …

Beirut’s heritage

We just came across this article in National Geographic about the preservation of Beirut’s heritage and historical landmarks. (Article by Beirut-based journalist Abby Sewell) Preserving old buildings can offer opportunities and strengthen our country’s sense of community. They are a reminder of our city’s culture and complexity. Once a piece of history is destroyed, it is lost forever. …