The Dragon’s Tale: What does China Want?

In 40 years only, China has passed from an under-developed country emerging from a tragic civil war, to a world superpower, possibly challenging the USA – in the not-so-distant future –  into becoming the planet’s number one leading economy. Far away from Descartes’ strict western rationalism, Chinese Taoist fundamentals of Ying and Yang, where opposites…

Slideshow Portraits by Emile E. ISSA

Quelque part entre l’ombre et la lumière se trouve peut-être encore un sanctuaire. Celui de l’instant éternel. L’Azur bucéphale est ardent, le sommeil m’étroit, le monde s’étend. Pourtant la beauté palpite, et l’océan… l’Océan a faim. Zoom in & Swipe for slideshow All Photos Copyright Zoom in & Swipe for slideshow              

Faire appel à la Diplomatie des Affaires : quels atouts pour le secteur privé ?

Interview parue initialement dans:  ECO NEWS le Magazine Digital de la Chambre de Commerce, d’Industrie et d’Agriculture de Beyrouth, Liban, Avril 2019. Propos recueillis par Marilyne Gellad. Dans un monde où le bruit est constant et où des parties prenantes se livrent une compétition féroce pour avoir accès à différents secteurs et opportunités, quelle est la valeur ajoutée…

Interactive Content and the Future: Marketing, Advertising and Data Analytics

Interactive content is disrupting traditionally static content industries and the way content is consumed from all screen devices to cinema theaters, gaming, virtual reality. As well as marketing campaigns, advertising, data analytics, consumer expectations and experiences. A long coming wave that started with the internet age has progressively brought a cultural shift in audiences that…

Sadeem Alshehail: Where Sustainability Meets Luxury

   Elegance, wearability, and sustainability are the core values of pret-a-couture fashion brand, SADEEM, founded by Saudi designer, Sadeem Alshehail. SADEEM offers ethically tailored clothing for the woman who wishes to look elegant yet feel comfortable; one that is as interested in preserving the environment as she is about sporting visionary designs. This month,  ESSENTIAL,…

Matteo El Khodr: Prodige de la Musique Baroque

A seulement 31 ans, Matteo le célèbre Contre-ténor à la carrière internationale a choisi de se ré-installer au Liban attiré  par la richesse culturelle de son pays d’origine afin d’être plus proche de son public régional, rendant ainsi la musique baroque et son type de voix si rare au Moyen-Orient plus facilement accessibles. Tout a commencé le jour de…

Acclaimed Film Director Philippe Aractingi launches “Listen” his latest Masterpiece

Philippe Aractingi, famous French-Lebanese filmmaker & director of “Bosta”, “Under the Bombs” and “Héritages” organized a private projection of his latest movie ‘Listen/Ismaii’ at Grand Cinemas ABC Achrafieh on January 21st 2017. ‘Listen/Ismaii’  was fully shot in Lebanon and is already on it’s road to success. The movie unfolds gracefully through the captivating world of sound, along with the love story of…

Timi Hayek lights up Fashion Design with the Sublime confidence of Youth

Talented designer Timi Hayek is a do it all. Her atelier is located above her boutique in Monot, in Beirut and she spends her days working on her sewing machine, playing with delicate fabrics, that she gracefully shapes into beautiful collections. Timi is a designer and an illustrator. She studied Fashion Print at the prestigious…

Karoline Lang Designer Extraordinaire

Karine Tawil dresses elegant modern women with a fondness for fine fabrics and beautiful daring cuts. From working at home on a small couture collection six years ago, her brand Karoline Lang grew into a full-fledged fashion house showcasing internationally a refined style made in Lebanon. The Atelier sets the Stage A step into Karoline…

Caustik leads the way in Creative Animation & Digital Storytelling

In 6 years, Amine Alameddine & Nadeem Ghanem two dynamic Lebanese Entrepreneurs built up Caustik into one of Lebanon’s most creative and service-oriented animation studios. Even though the animation industry in Lebanon was still fresh, that didn’t stop them from holding on to their passion and earning the trust of big companies while handling their works, creating & delivering fresh concepts….

“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…