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Article Image - Size Doesn’t Matter
Inventor of the boutique hotel concept, Ian Schrager saw the future of the hotel industry before it came. Now, he goes even further by turning the concept on its head, redefining the notion of a boutique experience as being a matter of size.
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Article Image - Discomforting the Ignorant
Thirty-eight year-old Egyptian heart surgeon and avowed Jon Stewart fan Bassem Youssef explains how the 2011 Cairo uprising galvanised him to speak out and poke fun at his country’s politics.
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Article Image - Organs to Order
Dr. Anthony Atala is at the forefront of regenerative medicine. Along with his team at the Wake Forest Institute in North Carolina, he’s using 3D printing techniques to produce human organs in the lab, a technique that promises to revolutionise our ability to heal ourselves.
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Article Image - Faith in the Future
To some, Beirut is a random assortment of rooftop bars, bad plastic surgery and arak by the bucket. To others, it’s a shell, a city attempting to rebuild itself after decades of destruction. To many more, it’s just home. And now, thanks to Raghida Dergham, it’s about to take on an old new role.
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Article Image - Talking 'bout a Revolution
A voracious thinker who studies the intersection of science, business and society, Juan Enriquez has an exceptional talent for finding links, bridging a coherent world view from divergent disciplines.
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Article Image - Strange No More
America’s capability in space was proven in August 2012 when a one-tonne plutonium-powered rover successfully landed on Mars. The Arab world can take equal pride in the landing because it was Lebanese-American, Dr. Charles Elachi, who headed the mission. Meet the man himself.
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Article Image - Berry Good
Starting a company on the fringes of the health food and beverage industry, Khaled Yafi chose the path less travelled by deciding to focus on a single ingredient: berries. Six years later and he finds himself reaping the rewards of that choice.
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Article Image - Shaping Up
Dawid Dawod is fast making a name for himself. Having designed everything from jewellery to boats, baby strollers, irons, taps and even mining equipment, the young industrial designer offers a glimpse into his creative world.
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Article Image - The Accidental Designer
Paul Smith represents the kind of fashion that doesn’t go out of style. By enlivening classical cuts with splashes of colour and incorporating playful prints and stripes, his clothing designs are just as fresh as when he started out in the 1970s. Meet the man behind the label.
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Article Image - For Whom the Bell Tolls
A year after revolution broke out across the Arab world, Bespoke takes a look at the different factors leading to the uprisings: the countries’ economic conditions, people’s discontent and a historical overview of the overthrown regimes.
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