Earning his education in Paris, Beirut-based Karim Bekdache looked to influence the region’s creative landscape with his own brand of architecture. Starting Karim Bekdache studio, he looks to re-appropriate vintage design through his own eyes.
An avant-garde designer, Noureddine Amir owns couture house, Villa Amir in Marrakech. His haute couture is presented in reduced palettes and raw materials, drawing upon the traditions of personal adornment in Morocco, sculpture and art. His work has been shown in cities such as Casablanca, Rotterdam, and Madrid.
Uncovering and preserving Kuwait’s urban history, architect Zahra Ali Baba reflects on her research, the practice of architectural conservation and the importance of history in the development of Kuwait
This British metalworker splits his time between his studio and the classroom in the UAE
The Iranian-British-American film director, screenwriter and university professor Tina Gharavi is currently making a gangster film about Iranian women in 1980s Paris. She speaks to Brownbook on collective amnesia, the lack of empathetic storytelling, and why she relocated to Newcastle, UK.
Fashion designer Lara Khoury on her latest collection LK Beirut and Lebanon as a driving force for creativity.
Once a lawyer in Paris, Varlik moved to Istanbul to found Georges, a brand new hotel housed in Istanbul’s most historic building and surrounded by a range of stores, restaurants and cafes just a few steps to the Galata Tower.
Anissa Helou on a life of style, from Hamra to a Sicilian hillside
Brownbook catches up with Moroccan singer Hindi Zahra in Paris