Finding 50 to Follow

The magpie team is once again putting together its annual list of the 50 most exciting, innovative and stimulating people in the UAE who are making a difference to the cultural and creative life of the Emirates. And we want […]


Design and crafts support programme by Expo 2020

UPDATED A newly launched Expo 2020 Design and Crafts Programme will offer “creative, technical and economic support” to “local brands and emerging talents” in the UAE. According to the press statement released during Dubai Design Week, “the UAE’s creative scene […]


Taken with a pinch of salt: the Audi Innovation Award winner

The 2019 Audi Innovation Award for the Middle East was presented to Amman-based design studio Twelve Degrees at the opening of Dubai Design Week. Simplification was this year’s theme, and Twelve Degrees came up with a beautifully simplified dispenser for […]


Detailing Dubai Design Week

The fifth edition of Dubai Design Week, which is describing itself with justification as “the largest creative festival in the Middle East”, will run 11-16 November with its most substantial programme yet – over 200 events, among them the inaugural […]


Flamingo watch: winning designs for Al Wathba wetlands

The winning designs for the competition to design a flamingo observation platform and connecting boardwalk for Abu Dhabi’s Al Wathba Wetland Reserve have been published. The platform is intended as a new architectural landmark for the wetlands, just south of […]