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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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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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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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Nader Khairiddine Abuljebain is a man of stories but where many would choose the conventional medium of words, he has decided to tell his tales through a chronology of stamps that reveal a very particular history of Palestine.
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Article Image - Recipe for Success
Dirty Kitchen Secrets, the foodies’ blog by Lebanese-American Bethany Kehdy, is starting to gain a serious international following. With her charm, wit and easy-to-follow guidelines, Kehdy is converting the uninitiated to the wonders of Middle Eastern cuisine.
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Kokichi Mikimoto not only helped pioneer the technique of pearl cultivation, he also made the craft known around the world. Bespoke takes a look back at this remarkable man’s legacy.
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Started with Arab talent and investment in late 2007 and with a multi-million dollar buyout just over two years later, it now boasts 50 million monthly active users, 10 million daily active users. Playfish should make us all proud.
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Saudi Arabian horseman Ramzy Al Duhami completed a clean sweep of show jumping gold medals at this year’s Asian Games. His single-minded dedication, extraordinary focus and significant triumph have garnered him this year’s Bespoke Visionary Award.
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Filmmaker Alejandro Landes’ glorious contemporary home in Miami, on the shores of Biscayne Bay, is as captivating as a cinematic masterpiece.
Featuring walls that slide in and out of the building, Modulofts by Fouad Samara Architects are a novel solution to the age-old problem of making the most of a limited space.
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