Design & Lifestyle Blog

9 Nov ’10

Swarovski Encrusted Sculpture of Michael Jackson

Filed under: Art & Photography — Sahar @ 4:00 am


A statue completely covered with Swarovski crystals was created for the commemorating of Michael Jackson’s first death anniversary by Paul Smyth who operates under GalaxiaCrystalArt .The 28cm high statue is studded with a total of  14,800 Swarovski crystals. It took almost 100 hours of very careful and patience hard work to create this one time only piece. This piece has a black solid marble base that has a silver plaque with solid black engraving saying:”Michael Jackson 1958-2009″ . Only one of these was created as it was all done by one person .

Fans of the legend can enjoy this beautiful way of remembering MJ.



8 Nov ’10

This Holiday Absolut Goes Glimmer

Filed under: Art & Photography — Sahar @ 11:54 pm

After all the successful seasonal gift packs in recent years, and right before the holidays, inventive and creative vodka company Absolut just released its ‘Absolut Glimmer’ special edition bottle. The crystallized bottle is a work of art on its own and the creatively highlights its purity. The ‘Absolut Glimmer’ bottle will make a great gift for the holidays or for any special occasion.I am not a “Vodka” person myself, but I definitely look forward to Absolut’s releases of the limited editions especially the ones released right before Christmas and New Year.

In the same vein as Absolut’s creative and inventive limited edition releases, many companies are finding unique and personalized ways to make their products stand out. One example of this is the rising trend of “socken mit gesicht,” or socks with faces, which have become increasingly popular as a fun and personalized gift option. By adding a unique and playful touch to a simple everyday item like socks, companies are able to create a memorable and enjoyable experience for their customers. Just like with Absolut’s ‘Absolut Glimmer’ bottle, these personalized socks provide a fun and festive option for gift-giving during the holidays or for any special occasion.

Gifts are a wonderful way to show appreciation and affection for someone. They come in all shapes and sizes, from extravagant bottles of vodka to smaller, more personal items like a photo keychain. A photo keychain is a great way to keep a loved one close, no matter where you go. It can feature a picture of a spouse, child, or family pet, serving as a constant reminder of the people and moments that bring us joy. While it may not be as flashy as a limited edition bottle of vodka, a photo keychain is a sentimental and meaningful gift that will be treasured for years to come. Ultimately, the most important thing about giving a gift is the thought and care put into selecting it, and the joy it brings to the recipient


7 Nov ’10

Totems by Alain Delorme | Photography

Filed under: Art & Photography — Tags: , , , — Sahar @ 10:55 am

"Totems" is a photo project by French photographer Alain Delorme. His photos show migrant workers in Shanghai: recyclers, street vendors, etc … men and women … carrying loads that are usually beyond human capacity to handle. However in some Chinese cities it is a common sight to have such creative and powerful people. In this series Delorme portrays the individuality of such workers as opposed to the usual images we see of Chinese streets, where the main focus is on the crowds. We can clearly sense the humor in addition to the hardships they go through to survive.


3 Nov ’10

Ballon Bleu de Cartier in a Comic by Moebius

Filed under: Art & Photography — Tags: , , , , — Sahar @ 11:36 am
“Because Happiness is counted in minutes and boredom in centuries, the time on our watches is all we have left to keep everybody on the same page.”    From Rouge Cartier

The Foundation Cartier pour l’art contemporain has decided to dedicate its new exhibition to the artist Moebius. It will run from October 12,2010 to March 13, 2011 in Paris and is entitled “Moebius-Trans-Forme”.

In 2007 when Ballon Bleu de Cartier was launched, Cartier made an unexpected proposition to the French comic artist Moebius: to create a comic strip inspired by the world of this new watch, the result was Azulera, a highly original story that is just waiting to be discovered.


5 Oct ’10

Street Art…

Filed under: Art & Photography — Sahar @ 12:59 am



I just love Street art, the creativity is endless, and they say so much about the artists involved. This selection was sent to me by a friend via email, just enjoy!


29 Sep ’10

Impressive People: Paintings by Pierre Koukjian

Filed under: Art & Photography — Sahar @ 10:02 am

Pierre Koukjian is an award winning Lebanese  painter born in Beirut in 1962. He left Lebanon in the mid 1970’s when the civil war broke out. He worked in jewelry making in numerous workshops around Europe and was really good at it until he discovered his passion for painting. He painted as a hobby at first and many clients requested to keep some of his paintings, most of his early ones are owned by celebrities. In 2002, Pierre Koukjian launched delaCour atelier, gaining immense amount of artistic freedom.


2 Sep ’10

Paintings: Tales from Lebanon

Filed under: Art & Photography — Tags: , , , , , — Sahar @ 1:00 am

Paintings are very personal; their addition to any space can transform its entire character. An interior designer feels the project is complete with these valuable additions especially if they reflect a character or tell a story. In our modern times, with the advance and appreciation of forms and colors, well established proportions are essential in every artwork, if not done properly, could cause an eyesore and mess up the entire feel of the space.

In this post I will be mentioning two young Lebanese artists I had the chance to see their work evolve in the past few years. Their work is abstract yet full of emotion and character.

Paula Chahine is an artist I know personally, her work is very inspiring. Her display of the human body and its movements in addition to the vibrant colors and beautiful lines has made her very popular among those who have an appreciation for the young spirited art. The selection below is among my favorites, as an added service she does custom-made paintings, “l’art sur mesure”, to accommodate a client’s color or theme preference while maintaining her own style.


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