The Zaha Hadid Cuff in Collaboration with AWMouzannar At Qirdala in Kuwait | Jewelry Design

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Yesterday March 24, 2015 a private viewing of the ‘Silene’ Cuff by Zaha Hadid in collaboration with AWMouzannar was held at Qirdala, a jewelry shop in Tilal Complex, Shwaikh, Kuwait. The event showcased the cuff along with some of the finest pieces designed by Alia & Dori Mouzannar.

 

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me trying it on, loved how light it is

 

The cuff is made of 12 pieces and is encrusted with 1048 diamonds. The prototype shown is made of brushed white gold but can be ordered in either pink or yellow gold. The price was not disclosed, but what I got to know is that only 12 pieces will be made, 2 have already been sold.

“Silene expresses the fluidity and complexity of natural forms,” said Hadid. “An intricate web gently envelops the pristine white gold cuff resulting in a delicate piece that explores the evolution of organic geometries and patterning.”


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Al Shaheed Park Kuwait by Ricardo Camacho | Architecture

 

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The design and concept of Al Shaheed Park in Kuwait has been the center of the local media’s attention recently, it has created the biggest buzz since the completion on the Hamra Tower. The name of the park is Al Shaheed which means The Martyr in Arabic, this is what brought up the concept of creating a space to honor the war martyrs through national celebrations and festivals.

“Each of the building programs inserted in this Park reconversion must be read as a carefully staged plan of action with precise formal and social objectives. These are components of a comprehensive project of the Amiri Diwan to instigate the participation of national citizens in the city’s public space beyond the private owned shopping malls ‘gallerias’. Today, this larger conception informs the Emir Office’s practice and social policies.”

 

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Many furniture pieces were supplied by Pro-design Group, especially the beautiful counter from Brabbu shown above.


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Bokja Goods Collection and Pop-Up Cafe | Events

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If you are in Beirut, check out the lovely event hosted by Bokja in Saifi Village.

Bokja is sharing their latest project, ‘Goods’. The new collection encapsulates a series of playful objects, from dining chairs to aprons, that explore our modern-day relationship to food and consumerism.

Join them at the Bokja Space in Saifi Village Beirut, on March 13th from 4 – 9 pm to experience the Goods.

A pop-up Goods Cafe will be open from March 16 – 21 from 11 – 4 pm daily serving delicious juices, coffees, and goodies from Joanna’s Table and La Boulangere Bio.

Bokja has proudly partnered with the Lebanese Food Bank to donate a part of the proceeds from the collection and the cafe.

 

 

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About Bokja

Bokja’s mission is to find beauty and appreciation in the imperfect, to gather the unexpected and to seek out the human emotion and connect. Established in Beirut 15 years ago by designers Huda Baroudi and Maria Hibri, the uncompromising vision of the studio led it to become an originator in surface fabrication. Quickly attracting an international cult following, it has been featured in the leading galleries, exhibitions, concept stores, and permanent museum collections around the world.

More details on the event: Link

More about the Lebanese Food Bank: Link


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Interior Design Workshop in Kuwait | Events

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Next Sunday March 8 at 5-7 pm, I will be giving an interior design workshop along with Tania Absi. We will be representing Pro-design Studio & Design Circle. We are working on a nice program which will be very full of information and actual application. We have interesting guests who are very experienced in their field who will be joining us on various days.

You can follow @youraok on instagram, they are putting photos and information on what to expect from the workshop.

For more information on the workshop and to register, kindly go to youraok.net and book your seat. Very few seats are left, I advise you to hurry up!

Looking forward to meeting you all!


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Did You Know Your Kitchen Counter Could Be Making You Sick? | Health

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It is common practice to recommend Granite for kitchen counter tops. Why? because it is natural, durable, resists heat and scratches. What I recently discovered through several studies online, is that Granite emits Radon, a naturally-occurring radioactive gas usually found in soil and rocks. As trace uranium in soil and rock decays, it emits radon, which is a leading cause of lung cancer.

According to the Environmental Compliance Handbook (Jacob I. Bregman and Robert D. Bell), a person exposed to radon levels measured at 4 pCi/L  or higher has the same risk of  developing lung cancer as a person who smokes five cigarettes per day.


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Casa Cavia, a New Concept in Argentina | Interiors

 

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Fine food, fragrances, flowers, and literature come together under an eclectic two-story house designed by Norwegian architect Alejandro Christophesen in 1927 known now as Casa Cavia. Casa Cavia is  a new concept  in Buenos Aires and the brainchild of creative force Guadalupe Garcia Mosqueda updated by design firm KallosTurin.

The result portrays the design firm’s affinity for sleek & clean lines. A grey palette takes over enhanced by a beautiful moss green, accentuated with marble, brass, & velvet.


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Design Days Dubai March 16-20, 2015 | Events and Exhibitions

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Design Days Dubai has announced the dates for its fourth edition, which will take place from March 16 – 20, 2015. Design Days Dubai looks forward to its highest number of galleries ever, with nearly half of them coming from Arab countries. The regional country most represented through its sheer number of exhibitors is the UAE, with Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Qatar following shortly after.

The fair heading now into its fourth year has already featured a roster of international galleries that has helped further establish Dubai as a center of discovery and as a global meeting place for the world’s cultural community.

From March 16-20, 2015, Design Days Dubai will be the unique platform for design enthusiasts, and collectors with an extensive engaging public program of discussion panels, lectures, installations and workshops.

The full program will be announced on their website soon.

For more details on exhibitors etc.. please check Design Days Dubai website.
 

 

 

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