Architecture / design / Dubai / homes / Innovation

Dubai’s Next Shangri-La Project Realized

From the underwater restaurant at Burj Al Arab building, to underwater living, Dubai is ever topping itself for wow-power contemporary lodging/dining experiences. This one even includes a dose of marine conservation.  Of course, most of the units are already sold.  And, finally someone has built the bathtub view I’ve always dreamed of having–and it’s not … Continue reading

Airbnb / b&b / branding / London / thames / tiny houses / vacations

Airbnb Celebrates Victory in London with a Floating House!

Airbnb has entered the lexicon quite quickly….It’s one of those stories, almost hacknied these days, where innovators turned a relatively simple idea (knock on the head) into a business worth billions.  Now, when you book flights online, Uber to your Airbnb accommodation and eat at a restaurant you probably also read about and reserved online…..and use the latest app … Continue reading

art / Culture / Iran / Iranian Art / Liberal Arts / Middle East / Middle Eastern Art / sculpture / Tanavoli / Wellesley College

American College Launches Groundbreaking Middle East Arts Initiative

On its bucolic campus near Boston, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College held a symposium in April titled “Art & Reality, Middle Eastern Art in Context.” Artists, scholars and curators, museum, gallery and auction house leaders, publishers and policy makers traveled to Massachusetts from around the world to dialogue for a day about art in … Continue reading