Paris-based Lebanese-born restaurateurs, Liza Soughayar and Ziad Asseily, recently made a comeback on the upmarket Middle Eastern dining scene with their latest venture – Liza Beirut. The restaurant, named after it’s owner and the city that inspired it, is located in the stylish suburb of Achrafieh in East Beirut. The sprawling 500sqm interior is housed on the first floor of a historical venue that is the Metropolitan Club – the former residence of some of Lebanon’s most prominent families.
Scandinavian illustration and body paint meet fashion in a collaboration between shoe designer Minna Parikka & Helsinki-based illustrator Janine Rewell.
Be careful – don’t trip over Faig Ahmed’s three-dimensional rugs as they unravel before your very eyes! This Azerbaijani artist is no stranger to fibre arts – most of his work revolves around the construction and deconstruction of intricately patterned rugs and carpets.
Dominique Pétrin is a multidisciplinary Canadian artist based in Montreal. Her unwavering commitment to extraordinary hyper-colour excites me to no end. Squeal! In her more-is-more approach to mixing clashing patterns, graphics and iconography, Dominique creates trippy and exciting installations that converging the world of art, graphic design and interiors.
Third collaboration between Camper and Tomás Alonso is this stunning shop in Glasgow, with the ceramic tile system that creates geometrical patterns.
Alessandro and Francesco Mendini of Atelier Mendini, in collaboration with Studiopepe, recently opened the doors of their new two-storey Milanese gallery Fragile. Forget neutral spaces with toned-down style, and brace yourself for loads of personality and character – the pieces on show are linked in an unconventional way, becoming the main part of the exhibition as a developer of style and ideas. An innovative and active design hub, the showroom aims to produce a whole retail concept characterised by irony and strong personality that matches Fragile’s precious collection of historic design pieces.