Tashkeel names Tanween designers for 2016-17

Tashkeel has named the four designers for its 2016 Tanween Design Programme. The programme supports UAE-based designers to develop a range of viable products that that respond to the specific environment of the Emirates. Getting the nod are Hamza Omari […]


Good taste: dinner and a show

It is fair to say that not everyone wants a man dressed as a rabbit as an accompaniment to dinner. An increasing number of people do, however. “We’re working to change the perception of the phrase ‘dinner show’ together,” says […]


For the love of cinema: inside Cinema Akil

Cinema Akil is “an Independent cinema platform dedicated to showcasing the best of arthouse, independent, alternative and classic films”, says co-founder Butheina Kazim. So no pressure then. In fact Cinema Akil is delivering the goods, putting on pop-up programmes around […]


Art on the edge? Art Hub’s aspirations

It’s become a commonplace that centres of art can turn up in rundown neighbourhoods or industrial wastelands, and actually thrive there given the advantages of low rents, large spaces and (eventually) a community of like-minded practitioners. Tick two of those […]

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Top tips to kickstart a design career

The world is full of aspiring interior designers, quite apart from the mass of Sharpie-wielding social media mavens who style themselves as such. But if you want a real job with a real interior design studio doing real work, you […]