6 Strange but fun Christmas Traditions from Around the World

There are certain symbols, traditions, and customs that immediately come to mind when you think of Christmas. Take for example sleigh bells, snow, stockings, trees and presents – all typical. But, how about a cat that will eat you or a religious roller-skater? Suddenly, those things don’t sound too Christmassy do they? Then again, if you

The Lebanese Dekkene: An endangered species?

If someone were to ask us what one of our golden memories as a child growing up in Lebanon was, a majority of us would have answered: trips to the corner store or as most of us know it – the “dekkene.” Endless trips with your friends or even with your grandparents where a 1,000

Five footballers who are actually nuts.

Have you ever examined a wood carving and thought- “wow look at all that detail, it must of took so much time and effort to do.” Yeah well imagine that same carving on a Brazilian nut! Yes, you didn’t read wrong, a Brazilian nut. In the run up to World Cup 2014, British artist Quentin

Rebuilding Lebanon’s heritage, one tile at a time.

Walking down the streets of Beirut, you can’t help but realize the massive masses of modern homes popping up on every corner. But the admiration of these homes feels empty and that leads us to question whatever happened to traditional home settings? The need for keeping our culture’s roots or traditions has seemed to fade

The Brain-Boosting Walnut smoothie

With the long winter nights approaching, it gets harder and harder to concentrate. It’s cold and all your brain seems to want is to get under those covers and shut down. Sure, we already know that coffee can do the job, but we know that there had to be a healthier alternative out there. After

See What Lasers Can do at Alrifai

Innovation has been a DRIVING FORCE in our company, with a vision to be a top of a mind brand name in savoury snacks, ALRIFAI’s new factory will be equipped with state of the arts lasers. Yes lasers!   We use laser technology  to primarily interrogate a material’s property (or structure). This makes lasers ideal for detecting a

Visiting the after life of 10 spooky places in Lebanon

This Halloween, not everything spooky is all ghosts and goblins. Sometimes, the most spine-tingling of places are those that have been left behind by the living, completely emptying them of human interaction. We sat down with Ad Achkar, a visual artist, who explored this sense of emptiness in his project God Bless Our Home, a series

Yazan, The name behind Beirut’s Walls

In the past decade Street Art, (a.k.a the art formerly known as graffiti) has developed not only to lose its stigma as mere vandalism, but to become a practice that has been celebrated the world over. Street artists such as Banksy have helped raise the stakes and with the advent of social media, we have

10 things that prove almonds are a Miracle Food

Almonds, Sure we’ve always known they’re good for us…good source of protein and all that – but it turns out, these little tear-shaped nuts are a lot more powerful than we ever believed. Almonds aren’t just healthy…they’re so good for you that they’ve gone way past superfood status and straight into gaining the title “miracle food”.

Breakfast at Soussi’s

As Beirut slowly loses its culinary landmarks, meet the cousins who are passionate about keeping theirs alive. In a world where creativity and technology are available at the tip of our fingers, we are easily consumed with the term “new.” Due to its presence in our everyday lives we are often blind to what is