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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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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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Filmmaker Alejandro Landes’ glorious contemporary home in Miami, on the shores of Biscayne Bay, is as captivating as a cinematic masterpiece.more
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Since Christie’s opened a regional hub in Dubai over a decade ago, their combination of semi-annual auctions of regional art and the creation of a window through which Arab clients transact in international sales has helped the Middle East account for eight per cent of the company’s global turnover.
The once perilously fast Mille Miglia road race may have turned into a bit of beauty parade but it’s still a one-of-a-kind occasion that’ll get enthusiasts’ adrenaline pumping.
With more participants than ever before, Design Days Dubai, the region’s first fair dedicated to collectible and limited-edition furniture and design objects, is garnering ever more interest.
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