The Culture Trip: The 10 Best Lebanese Product Designers You Should Know

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The Culture Trip wrote a nice article highlighting the 10 best Lebanese product designers. The designers mentioned are Atelier S/Z, Bokja, Karen Chekerdjian, Carlo Massoud, David/Nicolas, Kashida, Marc Baroud, Nada Debs, Niloufar Afnan and Najla el Zein.

Check out the full article [Here].

Lebanese product designers are making a name for themselves on the elite design scene throughout the world for their high-quality, unique pieces that promote a union between traditional Middle Eastern culture and contemporary design. Here we take a look at the 10 most impressive designers from Lebanon in recent years, and examine what makes their art so spectacular. [CultureTrip]

Weird Lebanese Laws: What You Could Be Arrested For While In Lebanon

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I was checking this list of “20 Things You Never Knew You Could Be Arrested For While Abroad” and spotted Lebanon on the list. Here’s what they said about us:

If you’re a guy, sure you’re allowed to have sex with an animal, provided it’s a female one. Any other combinations of genders (man-on-male-animal, woman-on-any-kind-of-animal) will land you in the slammer.

From what I know, Article 534 of the Lebanese Penal Code prohibits engaging in sexual relations that contradict the laws of nature (which include at the moment homosexual relationships). It’s a vague law but I don’t think it allows a man to have sex with a female animal only. In fact, I don’t think we ever had such a case in Lebanon or at least none that I heard of.

Beirut And Tripoli Slaughterhouses Temporarily Closed

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I read in the past few days that slaughterhouses in Beirut and Tripoli were temporarily closed as they failed to meet health standards regarding the way animals are killed and how the facility is maintained. This is good news but it’s funny that they decided to examine the slaughterhouses after checking the restaurants and supermarkets. Usually you go after the source or the suppliers then you check the other end but let’s look at the bright side and hope they fix these slaughterhouses.

Speaking of Beirut’s Maslakh, I’ve shared a video a year ago on the malpractices being committed inside and LBCI even did a report on food safety back in May 2013. I even visited the place while looking for the Beirut crocodile earlier this year.