Design, Fashion & Architecture

Egypt, Palestine

10 Shirts that Make a Political statement

Youth have created various ways to use their right to freedom of speech, even when it was stolen from them.…
MENA

Creative? Here’s your chance to show it off in the Amman Design Week!

Creativity Portrayed When we hear of creativity we naturally encumber ourselves with the thought of reaching outside the box. However,…
Turkey

‘I Wear Design’: Turning Scribbles into Jewelry

Have you turned your refrigerator door into an art gallery cluttered with your child’s scribbles, drawings, and family portraits that you hold…
Cross-border

An Institute in London to Teach Islamic Pattern Art

Art is something that embodies the essence of the artist. The artist him/herself can use their artwork to preserve their…
Egypt

Egyptian Jayda Hany Revolutionizing FootWear

You would think that if the shoe is comfortable and it fits, then it’s wearable right? However, Egyptian engineer and…
Egypt

12 Hollywood Stars Photoshopped into Egyptian Saidi Looks

Whether you live in Los Angeles, home to the US film industry, or in the Sa’id of Egypt, where poverty prevails,…
Egypt

Dina Amin: #TinkerFriday Project, The Art of Dismantling

Many of us have had that urge to take apart the pen we’re holding just to get a look at the…
Palestine

Palestinian Man From Gaza Builds Replica of 1927 Mercedes Gazelle

Having a dream is all about going after that dream until it is achieved. Here is another Palestinian inspiration who…
Cross-border

Hijarbie: The Latest Fashion Icon in the Islamic World

Recently, the Barbie doll community has become one of diversity, where Barbies are now made to look like real, everyday women…
Palestine, MENA

Palestinian Embroidery: Becoming Part of Contemporary Fashion

Embroidery is considered to be part of the cultural costume in many places in the world. Each country or culture…
Syria

Stories Told by Pebbles in Syria by Nizar Ali Badr

Art stems from the environment of the artist. Living in an area where destruction runs rampant, Syrian artist Nizar Ali…
Egypt, Iraq, Iran, UAE

Here are 5 of the Most Outstanding Mosque Ceilings in MENA & Islamic World

Intricately designed, mosques are considered to be among the most exquisite and refined architecture in the world. Throughout the Islamic world, including…
Jordan, Palestine, Cross-border

SEP- Every Stitch Tells a Story

Last year, we told you about the Social Enterprise Project (SEP), which employs skilled Palestinian refugee women at the Gaza refugee…
Palestine

Palestinian Struggle Artistically Portrayed in Solo Exhibition “The Future of Disappearance”

Creating illusions, with a sprinkle of magic, can result in wondrous masterpieces of art. Although the Palestinian struggle for freedom…
UAE

Louvre Abu Dhabi Celebrates Ramadan with 4,500 Lights

From France to Abu Dhabi, museums have taken people’s breath away. Although the Louvre Abu Dhabi hasn’t yet been completed…
Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Morocco

9 MENA Buildings Shortlisted for Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Some buildings are considered to be more than mere architectural works. When thoughtfully designed, they become forms of art that…
Egypt

Tafaseel School Bags Help Save the Environment

In a land where poverty strikes in the most populated areas, such as Egypt, rules and regulations have become stricter,…
Turkey

See How this Turkish Man Recreates Mini Ancient Historical Buildings from Trash

Many areas around the world suffer from a common problem, massive waste.  In an attempt to solve this issue, their…
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