Jad El Khoury’s healing arts

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A while back I read an article online which described old bombed out buildings in Beirut covered with huge fun looking illustrations. I pass most of these building quite often and I did not remember seeing any of these art pieces. I took a closer look at the images and understood that these were digitally created concepts by Interior Architect and artist Jad El Khoury. I had to get in touch to find out more.

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Those concepts that Jad has been working on are finally coming to life. You can pass by the building seen in most of the photos (located by the ring road on your way to Ashrafieh from Hamra) and watch what the artist calls: Art Attack. Jad works around old bullet and rocket holes to create these illustrations. The outcome is beautiful. The process however, is slightly more complicated than painting on canvas. The photos of Jad in full climbing gear speak for themselves.

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The exhibition “War & Peace” by Jad El Khoury opens this Thursday September 10 Read more…

Collectif Kahraba’s beautiful initiative needs your support

Nehna wel Amar wel Jiran (Us, the Moon and the Neighbors) is one of those inner city festivals that many of you may not be aware of. It is a beautiful initiative by Collectif Kahraba that brings art, theater, music…. to balconies, stairs, and rooftops. This year the festival’s 4th edition is in the making and …

Lebanese director Rana Salem wins in Moscow.

A screenshot from the movie "The Road"
A screenshot from the movie "The Road"
We would proudly like to announce that Lebanese film director Rana Salem takes home a big award at the Moscow International Film Festival for her film "The Road", which we can't wait to see. This is the kind of news that gets us super excited. The full article can be found here in French. Read more here...

Red Bull arranges a small dance off in Byblos.

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What happens when you take a breaker (Break Dancer), and put him up against a traditional Lebanese Dabke dancer in one of the most iconic cities in the world, Byblos? The music which brings these two together is courtesy of VL Records own "Ceasar K". Watch the video here...

Indiana University has an amazing selection of photos from Lebanon in the 60’s

Photo by Charles W. Cushman
Photo by Charles W. Cushman
In 1965, photographer Charles W. Cushman took a lot of beautiful photos in Lebanon. All these photos are stored in the Indiana University Archives today, all of them are dated, labeled and organized brilliantly. Browse the collection here...

The bright side of Lebanon’s fashion scene

Courtesy Lara Khoury
Courtesy Lara Khoury
An article in CNN recently turns the spotlight onto some Lebanese fashion designers who are making big waves and headlines. This is definitely something bright for us to look up to. Raise your hands up for some of our country's most talented. Read more here... 

Beit Beirut’s doors are set to open at the end of 2015

photo by REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
photo by REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
A few years ago we were invited to attend a dance performance in the historic Barakat building, also known as the yellow house. It was eerie and amazing at the same time, quite difficult to describe. This historic building will become a museum, and is set to open it's doors to the public at the end of this year. We are anxiously looking forward to more projects like this one. Read the article here...

Weird architecture in Northern Lebanon

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When we were kids, we always heard about the village in Northern Lebanon that had weird looking houses. We never planned a visit, but we think the time is now. Laurence Cornet from Vice recently made a trip up there and wrote an interesting article about the village of Miziara and it's strange buildings. Read the article here.