Giampiero Bodino Maestro of High Jewellery & Italian Design

Born in Turin, Giampiero Bodino was still an Architecture student when he first experienced the world of design, thanks to an exceptional teacher, Giorgetto Giugiaro. Giampiero discovered his deep passion for three-dimensional volumes and a long lasting interest in the beauty and function of shapes whilst designing cars for Italdesign; an experience that caught Gianni…

Dr Kamel Mohanna: building a Fair world with Amel Association

Founded in Lebanon in 1979, in a country torn by civil war and foreign invasions, the secular NGO Amel Association runs today for the Prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. Covering the areas of Health, Education, Child Protection, Rural development, Gender and promotion of Human rights; Amel has now established more than 23 centers and 6 mobile…

Lara Khoury’s Voyage to Fashion Horizons

Lara Khoury is leading her eponymous label to broad horizons. Her three signature fashion lines have traveled from America to the Middle East, all the way through East Asia. Lara’s story is one of transforming constraints into opportunities. She grew up with a penchant for mathematics, architecture and fashion. Her aunt who owned a maternity…

The Intriguing Multiverse of Emeric Lhuisset: Art meets Geopolitics

At only 33 years old, artist Emeric Lhuisset reaches beyond the boundaries of art and information through photographs, videos and installations based on a rich combination of analysis and field research. After graduating from the Beaux Arts in Paris, the École Normale Supérieure and Paris I, he blends today the duality of the Art world…

Public Interest Design shapes the urban ecosystems of the Levant

Public Interest Design – Levant, known by the acronym PID, is a multidisciplinary NGO, which operates in diverse fields and comes ahead of its time. The strategy is simple: to identify unexplored areas and meet the needs before they were even expressed. Kamsyn met with Ibrahim K. Zahreddine, co-founder of this innovative company which  collaborates…

EU & the Alumni of Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour celebrate Islamo-Christian Day with Film Project

The European Union Delegation in Lebanon represented by HE Ambassador Christina Lassen, brought it’s significative support to the Islamo-Christian National Celebration Day (Fête de l’Annonciation, 25th of March) initiated several years ago by Nagy El Khoury, the General Secretary of the Alumni Association of Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour.(French version below) The EU Delegation in Lebanon supported the Audiovisual Initiative of the…

« Caramel » the World of Gems of Cynthia Raffoul

After receiving her degree in Fashion Design from ESMOD Beirut and working with famous fashion designers like Alain Milki and Rabih Keyrouz, Cynthia Raffoul shifted gears and applied her imagination, thrive, passion and dreams to the world of jewelry. Cynthia’s drift to jewelry was not a radical change. After receiving a request to draw some…

Discovering The Silk Museum Bsous

In the heart of the lovely typical Lebanese village of Bsous (on the road from Jamhour to Aley), is located the Silk Museum that was once one of the most charming Silk factories of Lebanon. Bsous is nested in a traditional green Mediterranean setting at 550 m above sea-level overlooking the Sea, just 14 km away from Beirut. Recently, it’s been witnessing…

Alexis Moukarzel pour le soutien au Philharmonic Orchestra Libanais

L’an passé, l’Architecte Alexis Moukarzel, également nommé Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres en 2006 par la France, a fondé avec douze autres passionnés de culture l’Association des Amis de l’Orchestre Philharmonique Libanais, afin de soutenir, promouvoir et dynamiser cette institution de la musique classique libanaise. Défenseur de la culture et du patrimoine…