Category archives: Design

Creativity Loves Company

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It’s a story as old as time. One person, striving for change in the status quo, yearning for community, daring to take that extra step, stands in front of a crowded room of peers and superiors, and spins in a circle until she gets dizzy. Okay, so not everyone opts for the spinning technique, but when Soraya Darwish spun her heart out at the King Abdulaziz U[...]

Rising Star of Design: Benjamin Hubert

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Cork, clay, foam, polyester, plastic and others, is what you see when first visiting designer Benjamin Hubert’s studio online. On that image the copy reads “Materials Driven”. The photograph then cross fades to another, this time reading “Process Led”, and yet another, “Industrial Design”. Materials Driven. Process Led. Industrial Design. – This is Benjamin[...]

Design Dialogues| Curating Design Week

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Design Week stands for an international inspiring event showcasing aspirational work from great emerging designers. Throughout the planet, various countries and cities host this exciting annual exhibition, where visitors can breathe an air of bubbling ideas, interactive perspectives, new design approaches, state of the art technologies and a fair amount of s[...]

Hot & Heavy | Rapid Manufacturing Gathers Steam at theBakery

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“You come to Mar Mikhael, you go up Gholam Stairs, from there you take your left and keep going straight,” says Guillaume Crédoz, effortlessly guiding me to the location of the recently open research and manufacturing lab theBAKERY. It was strange taking directions from a Frenchman in my own hometown. But he seemed to know every nook and cranny in that East [...]

THIS Toothbrush | Leen Sadder

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Oasis sat down with entrepreneur Leen Sadder in the Big Apple as she revealed just how she sunk her teeth into the business of cleaning dirty mouths. Leen Sadder is an accidental Tooth Cleaning Fairy. Flashing a healthy, pearly-white smile, she gently waves a teeth-cleaning stick called “the miswak” near her mouth, as she confidently demonstrates how her ci[...]

In Conversation with Bouchra Benhalima

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Bouchra Benhalima, is a 27-year old Art Director of Digital Art and Lifestyle at Boubouteatime. Currently Living in Paris, Bouchra travels around the world in search of inspiration. Occupation: Visual Artist, Designer Founder & Art Director of Boubouteatime Art and Lifestyle Label, and casual / chic brand Museast (www.museast.com). Tell us about your j[...]

In Conversation with Yusef Al Ahmad

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Who is Yusef Alahmad - tell us a little bit about yourself I grew up in Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia. I attained a BFA in Graphic Design & Fine Arts from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. After that I moved to San Francisco, California for a MFA degree in Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University. Right now, I am a part time student and a ful[...]

Comic Relief

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Comedians and comedy professionals, they say, are among the brightest folks to have ever walked the earth. Now let’s not over exaggerate things, as comedy is not exactly brain surgery, but that does not change the fact that an exercise in comedy does entail excessive brain activity. Comedy – writing and/or performing comedy – is a cutthroat profession that y[...]

The Turkish Recipe for Art

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Quick tip: if you’re interested in searching about the SALT institute in Turkey, don’t google, “Salt Turkey” unless you want a hundred and one ways to salt, brine, and cook a turkey. SALT is a not-for-profit art center based in Turkey whose mission is to explore cultural and historical issues and cultivate innovative programs for research and experimental t[...]

Louvre Abu Dhabi

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Louvre Abu Dhabi will open its next exhibition on 22 April (running until 20 July) on Saadiyat Island showcasing important works of art from the Louvre Abu Dhabi permanent collection, some of which have never been seen or revealed before. Almost 130 art works will be shown in Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Cultural District’s art and exhibition centre, and w[...]