Monday, May 30, 2011

Hanging Gardens of Babylon...

Last week I spotted this new crane in the middle of Downtown Town Beirut.  I thought it is the same successful idea of last year, but it turned out to be Hanging garden, it doesn’t look like any garden by the way ! I am sure when people are up they can’t spot any green space in downtown area  but only nice building. I love this city but we need a big public garden. We need a green project! Don’t you agree? Thank you Ayman for the picture.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Arab image foundation

Last time i posted about the Image foundation in lebanon, Today i saw a video by Monocle magazine about that foundation worth sharing click here
"With a mission to track down, restore and share images of day-to-day life in the region, a valuable social history of the Arab world is being chronicled by the Beirut-based Arab Image Foundation. Monocle travels to Lebanon to visit a photographic archive and memory bank."

Sunday, May 15, 2011

World Press photo- Beirut

If you are a photography fan, don't miss this exhibition .You can view the winning photographs from all over the world, and some pictures from Al Nahar archive. Amazing pictures! Must See. Beirut Souks- Downtown
 World Press Photo aims to support professional press photography on a wide international scale. Promotional activities include an annual contests, exhibitions, the stimulation of photojournalism through educational programs, and creating greater visibility for press photography through a variety of publications Read More

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Heineken Ad - Made in Lebanon

I like innovative smart campaign .Heineken is an example of how an innovative idea can have a huge impact . This one is made in Lebanon by a Lebanese company - Blacksmith studios. I love it!
Some Lebanese advertising agencies copy international brands/work and others create innovative campaign for international brands!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ad Search

Moat Ad Search is a search engine for online display ads, making it easy to find your favorite brands and to discover what banner ads are running on top ...
It is a useful tool for Lebanese Ad agencies to get inspired [copycat] international brands

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

You can say whatever you want! Only In Lebanon...

Lebanon has topped the Arab world in terms of press freedom, according to the Freedom House, Freedom of the Press 2011 report, released Monday.
Ranked “partly free” by one of the world’s leading press freedom surveys, Lebanon came in 108th place alongside Indonesia, Mauritania and Sierra Leone.
It beat Turkey, which came in 112th place, and also outperformed Kuwait which sunk to 124th place after tying with Lebanon in the 2010 survey at 115th. However, Lebanon failed to outdo Israel, which came in 61st.
Other Arab countries fared significantly poorer, with Jordan placing 141st, Egypt 146th and Iraq and Morocco 150th.
Saudi Arabia and Yemen came in 177th place. Syria had one of the lowest rankings in the 196-country survey, at 181st place alongside Somalia.
Libya had the third lowest press freedom rate, only beating North Korea and Turkmenistan.
According to the report, 2010 witnessed further declines in worldwide press freedom, which has sunk to the lowest point in over a decade.
“In the Middle East, a number of governments with long-standing records of hostility to the free flow of information took further steps to constrict press freedom by arresting journalists and bloggers and censoring reports on sensitive political issues,” the report said.
However, the report did not take into account consequences of recent popular revolts across the Middle East and North Africa, which may lead to “potentially dramatic changes” and “reverse the negative trends.”Via: The Daily Star
Picture Credit: Patrick

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Converse addict ?

Converse sneakers that everyone loves because they are stylish, comfortable and  easy to maintain launches the third limited collection of Missoni for Converse Chuck Taylor All Star shoes for men and women. Continuing on the success of the 2010 collaboration between Converse and Missoni, two new styles are being released by these iconic brands for the upcoming 2011 season. Again using iconic Missoni space-dyed knits, this collection includes vibrant multicolored horizontal stripe patterns using the exclusive Converse First String Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette, originally created for the U.S. military in the 1960s. Each shoe will be available in limited quantities  at Missoni boutiques , and also at select retailers globally at $200 USD.Via: Hypbeast