I came across these lovely vibrant illustrations by Mads Berg, a Danish illustrator who is specialized In posters and brand illustrations.Read More
I was contacted regarding a new project in Beirut aiming at displaying and encouraging local designers in addition to others from Middle Est and Africa. The gallery or design station as they like to call it is a lovely concept allowing rising designers to show their work all in a friendly environment where people can mingle over coffee and cake. In addition to that, Platform 39 will be organizing workshops related to the world of design. Below are images and details provided by Platform 39.Read More
Luxury brand Louis Vuitton has opened a “winter resort” store in Switzerland winter-sports resort, Gstaad which was originally built in 1913 and located on the renowned Promenade.
The Maison showcases its stylish and elegant collections in the warm ambience of a winter ski chalet, a setting surrounded by authenticity and tradition, filled with new emotions and experiences.
The opening is a tribute to one of Europe’s best-known winter (and summer) destinations, which is celebrating its 700th anniversary in 2012. Following this new architectural concept, the store features a sophisticated salon to invite clients to relax next to an open fire and a Christmas Trunk composition celebrating the know-how and magic of Louis Vuitton’s special orders.
Want to eat fashionably? Well Louis Vuitton obsessed people can now “admire” this waffle maker designed by Los Angeles based artist Andrew Lewicki as a piece of art, a sculpture.
This time, fashionistas who are already dreaming of soft, yummy, branded waffles in the morning will have to wait, as this branded waffle maker is not for sale.Read More
The MENA Design Research Center is organizing the first Beirut Design Week.
Beirut Design Week -unlike fairs and exhibitions- is a whole week dedicated to exploring all
aspects of local design and design thinking throughout Beirut. As an annual event, participating
designers will showcase their work by opening up their shops and showrooms till later hours
in the evening and host small events. During Beirut Design Week, a series of conferences,
exhibitions, talks, workshops, and film screenings will also take place in various parts of the
Beirut Design Week 2012 is dedicated to promoting all Lebanese designers, who have
been playing a vital role in the formation of the city’s contemporary design identity and culture.
These include fashion designers, product designers, furniture designers, communication
designers, interior designers, architects, design educators, design thinkers, social designers,
design researchers, publishers, and galleries.
Beirut Design Week headquarters is the Ministry of Tourism in Hamra. There you can find
the catalogue and ask for any information about events and places. It is also where the main
exhibition, DESMEEM, will be held.
The DESMEEM EXHIBITION is open everyday at the Ministry of Tourism from the 25th till 30th
from 9:00 am till 8:00 pm.
For a PDF file of the schedule and details for the entire event including the map, please click here.