Monday, April 13, 2015

Life Explained in 27 Seconds

Short and to the point.I love this so much.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

My Favorite Books for 2015 and your chance to win with Vea

These are the books I read in the first quarter of 2015 that I enjoyed the most, regardless of publication year.
The Power of habits: It is a good analysis of how we develop habits and what it takes to break them
Everyone should read it especially if you are interested in improving your life.
Brutal Simplicity Of Thought: I got this book a few weeks ago. It's excellent. It really gets you thinking about how a simple brainwave can make a huge difference and how ideas we take for granted affect our lives in such a dramatic way.
Show your Work: I really liked this read. Short, to the point, (like my posts ) and from the perspective of an artist. I could easily read it again. Great book for creatives and people who are trying to get their projects out to the masses.
Unmarketing: This is a  great to start your networking endeavors follow his advice and you can't lose especially if you are interested in harvesting the power of social media

Every one who knows me knows how much I love books, thats why Vea have customised a nice GREEN Bookmark with my logo on it. I Love it!
If you would like to grab one, all you have to do is mention on the comment section where is the location of Vea boutique in Beirut. The 4 first comments with the right answer will win.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

#FashionBox: Men's Guide to Sunglasses 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 :: Men's Guide to Sunglasses

If you ask any man what fashion accessory they would never give up, I think the answer would most probably be Sunglasses. Sunglasses are one of the most stylish and effortless accessories to add to your outfit that at the same time protect your eyes from the harsh sun and make a fashion statement.

Whether you want a simple classic design that would never go out of style or cool frame that would scream fashion, you will definitely find the perfect shades for you.

These days the options are numerous and so are the colors, so even if you are hesitant to what shape you should go for, check these simple charts:

One of the main shapes back in style is the CLUBMASTER, these shades have that amazing vintage feel that is perfect for guys who like making a statement in a very casual way. This is a pair that would stay for a while and you can never go wrong with it. If you have a triangular face shape, the Clubmasters are for you. 
Although this shape was first designed especially for military, it was not long until it was all the rage during the 70s. This design lost its appeal in the 80s and the 90s to be fully revived by Hollywood in the TopGun movie. Since then it has become a celebrity status shape and has been worn by the A-listers everywhere. I think this is one of the pairs that would look good on anyone and is perfect for every lifestyle. If you are a sunglasses newbie this pair is for you. 

The WAYFARERS came to fame by the hands of many legends of the 50s, from Elvis Presley to James Dean to the Beatles, they were all hardcore fans of this shape. Although black is the the most famous color, the newly added colored and tortoise-shell frames are very stylish these days and are seen on various people all the time. This shape is perfect for people with round faces, since it gives their face a lot of structure, but all in all it is a classic and is a staple in every man's closet.  
Mirrored Sunglasses are simply a must-have this season, and you wouldn't wear any pair than this during the Summer times. The Blue and the Green lenses are perfect to add some color to your outfits. So, if you are a person who enjoys very casual looks or even monochromatic silhouettes, you could definitely rock these shades to add interest to your overall outfit.
This is one of the hardest shapes to pull-off for anyone, since the frames are very round you have to be able to balance that with a little structure. So, if you have a square-shaped face or are lucky to have prominent cheekbones you are gonna beable to rock this style to the fullest.

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.