March 5, 2013
I will be in Dubai on March 15th for the ‘Beirut Art Beat’ exhibition. The event will take place at the DIFC from March 18th till the 21st.
My boxes are packed and ready for shipping. 9 boxes so far : ) I hope they will arrive safely!
More details soon!
January 7, 2013
I finally got a smartphone… Better late than never! : )
My friends and family have been waiting for my ‘What’sapp’ account for quite some time now. I am happy to say that I finally have one!
I am also on Instagram.
You can follow me on: http://instagram.com/dina_khalife/
December 31, 2012
2012 has been a great year for me. We successfully launched our online store, partnered for the first time with boutiques located outside of Lebanon and just recently welcomed a colorful homeware collection.
I say “We” because none of the above would have been possible without your contribution. It was your constant feedback, support and lovely words that built the brand. I can’t thank you enough for making the year so special.
And here’s the best part: we’re just getting started! Expect amazing new designs to come out in 2013: this is just the beginning and I can already tell we’re heading somewhere.
I wish I could give each one of you a big hug. It might be a little bit difficult given that we’re spread out across the planet. My little penguin is sending you one instead.
Until next time, happy holidays,
& see you in 2013!
Happy new year!
December 31, 2012
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 15 years to get that many views.
Click here to see the complete report.
December 13, 2012
Afkart, the Lebanese Designers Christmas week starts tomorrow at 15:30.
Make sure you stop by our stand. We are at booth #44. A super cute display and lovely new items are waiting for you.
Below the invitation of the event and a sneak peek of our decoration. The exhibition runs until December 20th, every day from 15:30 to 21:30.
We hope to see you there!
November 27, 2012
I’m very excited to share this post with you. I’ve been working with Asala publishers on a series of short children’s books. Asala is a publishing house that was established in Beirut in 1998, specializing in Arabic books for children.
My 2 latest books are out. You can check my latest collaboration below.
My next book will be officially launched at Beirut Book Fair on December 12th, 2012. Stay tuned!
November 12, 2012
I just received the Solidere annual report!
For this year’s edition, 70 individuals who live or work in the center of Beirut, were chosen to be photographed by Spanish photographer Miguel Ángel Sánchez. People from all industries: music, architecture, TV, food, cooking, etc… were chosen to be part of this project. I was one of them! Yes!!!! I was so lucky to be featured in this catalog as the accessory and textile designer at Starch in Saifi.
The photoshoot took place last April. We were asked to bring items that characterize our profession. The fisherman got fish, the florist flowers, the textile designer scarves. etc… The portraits were photographed in a black box created at the Beirut Souks with special studio lights.
The catalog is out, and the photos look gorgeous! You can check them below.
Thank you Limassol and Nathalie for this great opportunity! And thank you Alexandre Dossat for the beautiful text.
September 28, 2012
The opening of the Beirut pop up shop in Doha took place on the 26th of September at the Katara Art center in Qatar. Mayssa contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in having my products sold there. I agreed on the spot: it was a great opportunity!
You can read more info about the Katara art center on their facebook here. The Beirut pop store is the first of a series, and the aim is to have twice per year each focusing on designers from one city from the gulf or the middle east.
The idea is great and the space is just fantastic. If you are in Doha by any chance, make sure to pass by and check my work and other lebanese designers’ work too: Sarah’s bag, Rana Salam, Margherita and many others! : )