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Feature-based and photograph-intensive insights into the most beautiful regional as well as international architecture, homes, décor and gear in addition to industrial design that you mustn't miss.

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The Beirut Design Fair aims to put Lebanese design on the international map and show that creativity is thriving despite the country’s multitude of challenges.more
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Lalique’s new owner and current chief executive, Silvio Denz is making crystal cool again with contemporary artist collaborations and an inspired jewellery collection.more
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Interior Designer Francis Sultana creates sumptuous homes and tailored furniture for modern-day gentry.more

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A passionate audiophile who grew tired of today’s tinny sound, Princeton professor Edgar Choueiri is determined to bring high-fidelity sound to brand new depths.more
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Our visit to B&O’s stylishly contemporary headquarters in rural Jutland proves to be both an audiophile’s dream and a design junkie’s paradise. Ninety-seven years on and still going strong, Denmark’s global purveyor of sound and vision has still got more than a few tricks up its sleeve.more
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Jonathan Weiss makes some of the world's most sought-after audio equipment. The founder of Oswalds Mill, is able to do with only 10 or 15 watts, what most other manufacturers require 1,000 watts to achieve.more

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It takes a certain optimism to build a city in the middle of a desert. In fact, Kuwait's rapid urbanisation during the late 1970s represents a landmark in Middle East architecture, as seen in the pages of Modern Architecture of Kuwait, a book by Roberto Fabbri and Ricardo Camancho.more
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Instead of demolishing another vestige of Beirut’s now endangered architectural history for the sake of one more skyscraper, architect Annabel Karim Kassar has chosen to return splendour to a neglected 19th century Ottoman mansion.more
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Villa Kali, on Lebanon’s northern coast, is an architectural wonder floating above the Mediterranean.more
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With Armani opening a hotel above its Milanese headquarters, Dolce & Gabbana, offering a restaurant alongside its menswear shop and Ralph Lauren creating an entire member’s-only palazzo club, Milan is fast becoming a brand extension heaven. Cue, Dsquared2’s inaugural designer gym and spa.more
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Koa Convas is not like your other residential projects in Dubai. With 43 different floor plans for the 70 apartments, it heralds a new approach to community building, one in which individuality and identity are front and centre.more
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CL is a young South Korean singer making music the millennial way: with millions of followers on social media. But making it in the brick and mortar world has a whole different set of challenges.
Visa pour l'Image returns for a 29th time with all the best photojournalism from around the world. This year, some of the best works at the two-week festival in the South of France offer a timely reminder of the human cost of war in Iraq.
Ramdane Touhami’s new European luxury group Honmono is off to a lightning start, with thirty L’Officine Universelle Buly boutiques set to open worldwide in the next year and a chain of French cafés due to roll out across Asia – he’s the manic mastermind behind some remarkable brands.
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