Books for everyone!

And here's another wonderful initiative by the Lebanese NGO arcenciel.aec. These public library fridges (now located in Sin El Fil Gardens) are a great way to pay it forward. Give a book, borrow one, read it and pass it on. Little things make a big difference.. and reading books opens a world of possibilities!
Their goal is to collaborate with more municipalities and spread them all around the country. #publiclibraryfridges  #payitforward  

Guinness record at AUB

Guinness record at AUB

A Guinness World Record at the American University of Beirut (AUB) with the largest notebook mosaic – flag, representing the Lebanese flag, made of 60,000 notebooks that were placed on the Green Field !

All notebooks used will be donated to a large number of Lebanese public schools, with the aim of raising awareness on the quality and accessibility of education in public schools in Lebanon.

More info and their time lapse video here.

Soul sensation

On April 12th, get ready to be enchanted by the new voice of soul music. Jalen N’Gonda will perform at Gardenstate for this year’s third concert produced by Light Fm Productions in collaboration with Beirut Jam Sessions. We got to chat with the star on the rise about his life in Liverpool, songwriting, his sixties …

Meet 8 brilliant Lebanese

Meet 8 brilliant Lebanese

Congratulations to the 8 young Lebanese innovators, artists and entrepreneurs who made it in this year’s Forbes 30 under 30! You make us proud.
Meet here Nicolas Zaatar, Hussein Bazaza, Mark Chahwan, Jad Sayegh, Jawad Farès, Ray Dargham, Ève Tamraz Najjar and Élissa Freiha.

“Many in the list are scattered across the globe as they strive to prove their mettle in countries far from home. With such diverse areas of expertise, these innovators are transforming the rules of business.”



Femmes de mon pays

Femmes de mon pays

“Femmes de mon pays,
une même lumière durcit vos corps,
une même ombre le repose ;
doucement élégiaques en vos métamorphoses.
Une même souffrance gerce vos lèvres,
et vos yeux sont sertis par un unique orfèvre.
qui rassurez la montagne,
qui faites croire à l’homme qu’il est homme,
à la cendre qu’elle est fertile,
au paysage qu’il est immuable.
Femmes de mon pays,
vous, qui dans le chaos retrouvez le durable.”
Nadia Tuéni (1935-1983)

A l’occasion de la Journée Internationale de la Femme, L’Orient Le Jour nous propose le portrait de 8 femmes qui ont forgé le Liban.

A lire ici.



Animated music video

Check out the beautiful work of Beirut based motion design and animation studio, Tic Motion, set up by partners Pamela Farhat and Michel Doumit. A music video for the song “Flowers will rot” created, directed and produced along with Director/animator Pablo Lozano for Kuwaiti singer/songwriter Tamara Qaddoumi.