Category archives: Living

The Crest

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This autumn, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum received the latest from Zaha Hadid. The celebrated architect revealed the ‘Crest’ installation, which was commissioned by ME by Melia ? Hotels in celebration of ME Dubai Hotel. One of the highlights ofThe London Design Festival this year (13-21 September) has been the ‘Crest’ installa- tion - commissioned by[...]

DjerbaHood

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1 village - 150 artists - 30 nationalities This summer, under the cool breeze of the village of Djerba in Tunisia, 150 artists from 30 different nationalities came together, by invitation from Itinerrance gallery, to bring a new life to this small town. Itinerrance gallery, founded in 2004 by Mehdi Ben Cheikh, has a goal to promote the recognition of stre[...]

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[...]

RIGHT ON THE BALL | Rocking & Rolling with Kurt Perschke

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You probably saw it if you were in Abu Dhabi last year or in Taipei the year before that. And if you happen to be in England from June to July, you will likely see it dribble down the streets in time for the Cultural Olympiad. It is a 15-foot, inflated sphere that weighs 250 pounds and is always cloaked in red PVC fabric. It is Redball, the world famous scul[...]

Saudi with Faris Al Shehri

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Faris AlShehri’s love of fashion and design led him to establish his company The Art of Kohl in 2009 where he currently acts as its managing director. The company was created with the sole purpose of promoting art, design and fashion, and to create a platform for local and international talents alike. Maison Bo-M, inspired by the Bohemian lifestyle, was the[...]

Bois Blanc | Alexa Rodulfo

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Oasis travels to New York for the launch of three new captivating scents... "I wanted to create something beautiful. Once you become captivated by a scent, it will remind you of and take you to places that you have been before: you may not quite know where, but you know it's a place of calm and pleasure." -- Alexa Rodulfo This winter, Alexa Rodulfo introdu[...]

Ya Salam Cooking with Noor Al Qahtani

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“It all started because I fell in love. I think most great stories stem from love, right? I was just an American girl who had never even tried Saudi food let alone cook it.” Noor Al Qahtani, a resident of a small-town in eastern Tennessee fell in love with her now husband and was adamant to learn how to cook his favorite dishes. Although she wasn’t known fo[...]

elBulli Foundation | A Culinary Think Tank

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It isn’t easy being a real Willy Wonka. With his innovative insight and provocative productions, Ferran Adrià enjoys conducting new culinary experiments as much as our beloved Wonka adores the creative creations of his chocolate factory. The main difference, however, is that Adrià has yet to open his factory, but that will not remain a hindrance for long. A[...]

Sugarpova

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“I’ve always had a sweet tooth. And I am not exaggerating one bit. My earliest memory of candy is being a little girl back in Russia and asking my parents for a lollipop after a good practice on the tennis court. It was that little treat I looked forward to. And here I am many years later hoping to get a sweet treat after a good practice,” says tennis star M[...]