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The world’s richest man, Lebanese-Mexican Carlos Slim Helu, recently unveiled the Museo Soumaya, an iconic landmark housing his personal art collection. As Bespoke discovers, this civic gift is an art museum worthy of international buzz.
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Husband and wife team Cortney and Robert Novogratz are simply known as ‘The Novogratz’. Over 16 years, this young, hip and artsy couple has developed and designed many unique properties including this latest cabana in Palm Beach, executed with taste, boldness and luxury.
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AGi Architects is a company started by two friends and Harvard grads. That one is a Kuwaiti and the other a Spaniard explains why it has offices in Kuwait and Madrid, and that they have already gained such critical acclaim in just over five years demonstrates the capability of this firm.
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London’s Tate Gallery has propelled them to stardom, but Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, the Swiss masters of architecture are not done with their peaceable and splendid revolution of the way we view buildings – not by a long shot. Here Bespoke shines a light on the architects’ path to making history.
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While interviewing the Lebanese jeweller, Viviane Debbas, the homeowner of ‘one of the most beautiful houses in Lebanon’ as it has been dubbed, we discovered more than just a stunning residence.
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Normandy is famous for the D-Day landings, the Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel and horse breeding. Lebanon's former Deputy Prime Minister, Issam Michael Fares, has a breathtaking property that ties all three together in just one place.
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Living in modern spaces does not always entail advanced synthetics and robotic housemaids. As award-winning architect Nabil Gholam’s F-House hows, sometimes the simplest designs in collusion with a respect for the environment can give you the feeling of being progressive.
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Just on the outskirts of Tripoli, three brothers and their families have made nature their home. Seemingly a simple farm from the outside, there is more than meets the eye to this take on Libyan country life.
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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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