Monday, March 30, 2015

We are now a television nation

Nowadays, Television has become a major part of Lebanese lives. Every home has a television. News, Lebanese drama, Talk shows, real TV are obviously junk but many of us seem to enjoy feeding on every day. Watching Lebanese TV channels is a waste of time, some TV Programs might be a source of information not in Lebanon unfortunately....
 We can find more beneficial knowledge from books, Mobiles and many other resources...

Reasons you should stop watching TV
  • Research has showed that heavy viewers of TV report lower life satisfaction and higher anxiety.
  • You are Feeding yourself with negativity, especially if you are watching the news, or other social programs
  •  Its passive and lead to ignorant
  • You are observing the world, instead of living your own life
  • You don’t need to stay informed, You can catch up quickly if you need to...(Check your Smartphone)
The time spent watching television can easily be replaced by more productive activities.

Catching up with friends
Reading a book

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Your Photos in Don Draper's Carousel Pitch

I am a big fan of Mad Man ... This scene is one of my favorite, combination of words, music, and the importance of pictures…This is what advertising is all about! 
To celebrate the last handful of MadMen episodes the makers of MadMen have released an app that put your photos into the carousel. You can share the results if you like them, or Re Run the program again with different photos of you.
Try It Here

Monday, March 23, 2015

My Favorite lebanese Instagramer

Serge Najjar, is one my favorite instagramer in the world, I have mentioned his work in 2013 " 10 lebanese instagrammer to follow" But i wanted to dedicate a full post for his great work.

Serge Najjar is born in Beirut. He is a doctor at law and a lawyer at Court. He began publishing his pictures on Instagram in May 2011. His first exhibition, «Lines, Within» was held at galerie Tanit (Beirut-Munich) in September/October 2012. Today his photographs are exhibited in international fairs, including Paris Photo in 2014- Check out his account Here

‘every saturday, I drive my car towards a destination still unknown and guide myself by my instinct, by light and by whatever attracts my eye’ the photographer describes. ‘this is when I stop, position myself and wait for something to happen. in most cases, what captures my attention are the architectural details. my aim, then, is to try and get closer to abstraction (within the real world). I try to look at my everyday surroundings with a new eye. these photos show what I have seen’. 

his series ‘abstract realities’ takes a geometrical approach to building, simplifying windows, doors and walls into colors, shadows and materials.
Via: DesignBoom

Friday, March 20, 2015

#FashionBox: : The Pocket Square by Maya Metni

As promised, every Friday I will invite a different Lebanese Blogger for a post on Men's Style.This week's guest is Maya Metni  from whom I really enjoy working with. 

As we’ve seen previously all accessories in general, and pocket squares in particular, are making a huge come back.

The idea behind #FashionBox this week is “less word & more action” ;-)
So here’s an illustrated guide for you to nail those folds: Triangle, Square, Puffed & Multi-fold:

It can either match your color scheme or completely contrast with it. 
And if you’d like a soft start then a navy polka dot is the way to go, plus you can pair it with almost everything... 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Cool campaign that pokes gentle fun at the  royal family
One of my favorite Ad for mother's day so far 
Don't forget to treat your mom like a Queen.

Created by agency Mr. President
Via: It Is Nice That

Monday, March 16, 2015

I Hate Traffic too!

How many hours a day do you spend in traffic? literally the average lebanese spend two hours stuck in traffic everyday.that time doesn't really have to go to waste.. Here are my top favorite things to do when stuck in traffic
  • Breath and dont waste your energy.
  • Read some magazines.
  • Share the road activity on twitter
  • Take pictures of the frustrated driver next to you 
  • Don't change lane because it is not going faster...
  • Plan a new blog post
  • Complain to the driver in the next lane about the traffic in Lebanon
  • Review your To Do List 
  • Look around, you might find inspiration or a creative idea like this one by Rifai in the picture above.
  • Sing out loud
  • Make those business calls you've been avoiding.
  • Re thing your life decisions
  • Review all the things that are great in Lebanon and realize a traffic jam is no big deal.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Facebook Is all about Friends.

In This New Ad, Facebook is getting back to the reasons we all joined the social network in the first place.
Great work, done in-house and not with an agency
Well Done.

Monday, March 9, 2015

My February In Pictures

You like my pictures?
Make sure to Follow me on Instagram: @joesbox

Friday, March 6, 2015

It Pays to love music...

See what happens when someone plays it...

Great idea by AL Bustan Festival 

#FashionBox The Man Purse Dilemma by Playing with Fashion.

As promised, every Friday I will invite a different Lebanese Blogger for a post on Men's Style.
This week's guest is Maya from Playingwithfashion . Maya is of Russian & Lebanese origin and juggles between being a full-time Interior Designer and a full-time Blogger.She Started
 Playingwithfashion in July 2012 for the purpose of finding her own voice.

Men's Fashion :: The Man Purse Dilemma
We can all remember the episode from FRIENDS, where Joey got himself a so-called "MAN PURSE" and how awkward it was for the rest of the gang to see him rocking the bag. Although his reason was so admirable, they still made fun of him. But why? Is it bad that Joey simply needed a bag to carry all his essentials?In our days, the manliness of any guy seen wearing a bag is at stake and I think it is so unfair that guys are treated in such a bad way and made fun of for the sole reason of carrying a purse.
I think a guy can get away with a man purse easily and in a stylish way by avoiding to wear it like a girl and instead style it and hold it like a man. Guys have stuff too that they need to carry around throughout their hectic days, especially young men who are always in a hurry and spend their days hopping around town. Wouldn't it be more convenient to finally have your hands empty instead of having to hold onto your wallet, your phone, and many other stuff during your day.The society has to let go of the old mentality and the "MAN PURSE" taboo and let the men see both the esthetic and the functional element of holding a BAG.
I think the main thing for starting to get into bags, is by evaluating your lifestyle and you fashion sense. If you are pretty laid back and don't believe in making a fashion statement you should probably stay away from the "Envelope Clutches" and stick to the classic "Backpacks" and "Messenger Bags" . Starting small and building your "Bag Confidence" is the way to be, and before you know it you will be rocking the latest designer piece in no time.

You can shop the Bags :
1. Alexander Mcqueen Tech backpack (shop)
2. Bally Medium "Tedal" Laptop Bag (shop)
3. HAHA the brand Black Laptop Cross Body (shop)
4. Tod's Zip Around Clutch (shop)
5. Jack Wills  Ravensden Medium Holdall (shop)
6. Armani Collezioni Weekend Bag (shop)