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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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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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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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A joint venture between the Qatari United Development Company (UDC) and the Emirati National Central Cooling Company Tabreed, Qatar Cool leads when it comes to district cooling in the region. And we'll tell you why.
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Nicolas Hayek, born in Beirut in 1928, passed away earlier this year. He was not only the saviour of the ailing Swiss-watch industry but also the founder of the biggest horological manufacturing group in the world. Bespoke looks upon Hayek’s legacy.
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Richard Yasmine’s designs blur the line between fantasy and reality. Both functional household objects and carnal statements, his highly charged work seduces through the use of honest materials and sleek aesthetics.
Dubai-based ready-to-wear designer Lama Jouni teams traditional techniques with a forward-looking approach.
The billionaire founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk is not one to shy away from outlandish goals. His latest involves colonising Mars via manned missions that should start as soon as 2022.
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