Beirut House Awarded Best Interior Design at the AD Design Awards 2021

An Achrafieh apartment, designed Lebanese designer Marc Dibeh, has won the Best Interior Design trophy at the AD Design Awards 2021. The apartment was rebuilt after the Beirut Blast, and "serves as a metaphor for the creative resilience of the Lebanese capital". “For this project,” explains Dibeh, “I was inspired by Lina Bo Bardi’s 1950 House of Glass in Sao Paulo, and by Pedro Reyes’ home in Mexico City.” Yet the two-storey apartment he designed…

Lebanese Habib Emile Dergham Wins The 2021 “Paris Match Grand Prize for Photography”

Habib Emile Dergham, a 26-year old Lebanese photographer from Bouar, has won the "Paris Match" 2021 Grand Prize for Photography, a competition that includes over 50,000 participants from all over France. Dergham, who is pursuing a Masters 2 in fashion photography at SPEOS Institute in Paris, submitted several photos from his book “A Cry of Silence", that was inspired from the 2019 Lebanon protests. The winner of the competition gets a check for five thousand…
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WASIL: A New Bicycle Courier Business in Tripoli

2 weeks ago
WASIL is a newly launched bicycle courier business in Tripoli, targeting businesses primarily and delivering packages up to 1kg. The aim is to offer an eco-friendly and sustainable service at times where gas prices are ...
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Mounia Akl’s “Costa Brava” To Represent Lebanon at the 2021 Oscars

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The Lebanese Ministry of Culture has selected the film “Costa Brava”, directed by Mounia Akl, to compete at the Oscars for Best International Film. The movie has recently won the “Green Star” award from the ...
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Lebanon’s First International Top Model Featured On Vogue Arabia Cover

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Andrée Acouri is Lebanon’s first ever international top model. She modeled in the 60s and 70s, was featured on several fashion & lifestyle magazines, and has walked the runway shows for Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, ...
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US President Appoints Sara Minkara as US Special Advisor on International Disability Rights

3 weeks ago
Sara Minkara, a Lebanese-American originally from Tripoli, has just been appointed the U.S. Special Advisor on International Disability Rights. This role which was created by President Barack Obama is “critical to ensuring that U.S. diplomacy ...
Animals & Wildlife

Feeding Stations For Stray Animals: An Initiative by “Save Our Strays”

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Despite having several animal shelters working tirelessly to take care of abused and abandoned animals, stray animals are still a big problem in Lebanon as there’s a huge lack of awareness among the public and ...
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Hamra Street Cleanup

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Volunteers from various NGOs and organizations teamed up today to give back to Hamra some of its glow by cleaning up the area between Rome & Sadat street. This activity was organized by Clean Beirut, ...
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Lebanese Photographer Myriam Boulos is This Year’s Magnum Photos Nominee

1 month ago
Magnum Photos is an international photographic cooperative owned by its photographer-members, with offices in New York City, Paris, London and Tokyo. This year, at the 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM), two new nominees were selected ...
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Lebanese-Born Ardem Patapoutian Wins 2021 Nobel Prize

1 month ago
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly yesterday to two US scientists, David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian. Dr. Julius is a professor of physiology at the University of California in San Francisco ...
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