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.
’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
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!
We just read Jessy Moussallem‘s interview in L’Orient-Le Jour and we wanted to share some of her impressive work here with you.
In her interview, the talented filmmaker talks about what led her to work on Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moon’s video, her relationship with Lebanon, the challenges she faces and her more recent work on Agoria’s clip.
Jessy Moussallem pushes boundaries, her videos are emotional, powerful and edgy.
Meet the talented Lebanese artist Gregory Buchakjian and his fascination for abandoned buildings around Beirut.
Check out his latest book, Abandoned Dwellings: A History of Beirut, published by Kaph Books, a fascinating overview of the city’s recent past, as explained through its buildings.
And don’t miss his solo exhibit at the Sursock Museum, Abandoned Dwellings: Display of Systems, curated by Karina el-Helou.
Check out the article on The National here
We stumbled upon this amazing picture of Ella Fitzgerald performing on stage at the Baalbeck International Festival in 1972.
Who was there?
Baalbeck International Festival
#EllaFitzgerald #TheFirstLadyofSong #Baalbeck
Located on the beachfront in Chekka El Heri (an hour drive north of Beirut), this new privately owned museum, named after the Mesopotamian god of literacy, is definitely worth the visit.
The Nabu Museum, recently opened in September offers a two-floor 1200 sq. m of exhibition space, a cube-shaped weathered steel and glass structure designed in collaboration with Iraqi-Canadian artist Mahmoud Obaidi and Iraqi artist Dia Azzawi