Wafa AlObaidat Speaks at University of Bahrain


Creative Director and Editor-in-Chief of Obai & Hill and Sketchbook was Wafa AlObaidat invited to speak at the University of Bahrain’s 3rd annual Architectural Forum. During her talk she emphasised on the power of the studio space off the back of

Al Riwaq’s Market 338, Bahrain


It’s that time of year again when the streets of a tiny island off the shores of Saudi Arabia come alive with an array of outdoor activities after a long smouldering summer. One of the more unique activities taking place in Bahrain

Emerging Designer Profile: Boho Sharky’s Reham Essam

Boho Sharky

After finishing her bachelors degree in Arts, Egyptian born, Reham Essam has flourished in the fashion industry in a plethora of platforms. Working as a fashion and beauty editor in a number of leading lifestyle magazines and producing fashion and

Illustrator’s Portfolio 148: Dynamic Duo Athlay Anderson

Athlay Anderson

Athlay Anderson is the pseudonym of creative partners Dakshaja Atlay and Kamaira Anderson. Age: Dakshaja 23, Kamaira 30 Nationalty: Dakshaja Indian, Kamaira British Living In: Dakshaja Nagpur, India; Kamaira Birmingham, UK Whats in Your Sketchbook? Dakshaja: I recently received birthday gifts in

Shaking up the status quo – Marriam Al Mossalli

Marriam Al Mosalli

Marriam Mossalli, a role model and a name which has proven well that Saudi women can be remarkably outstanding in their presence in the international fashion scene. After spending five years working passionately for a number of Saudi publications, today she is

Light from the Middle East – Victoria & Albert Museum

Light from the Middle East

The Middle East is coming alive in South West London. The world’s greatest museum of art and design is playing temporary home to 30 artists from 13 countries across the region as the Victoria and Albert Museum presents the first

Solo exhibition by Bahraini artist Faika AlHassan: Not Entirely Red

Faika AlHassan- Not Entirely Red

When Faika AlHassan visited her best friend in Syria early last year, she removed her self from the box and came up with the ingenious idea to turn a traditional accessory worn in many parts of the world, into art. While in Damascus,

An Illustrated Designer’s Guide to Beirut

designer's guide to beirut

The following has been illustrated and re-published with permission from ArabicTypography.com, click here to view the original article.   As seekers and promoters of Arabic visual culture and its manifestation in design and typography, ArabicTypography.com has put together a selection of must-see

Emerging Designer Profile: Liz Black

Liz Black - Emerging Designer Profile

Venezuelan-born Liz Black graduated from Central Saint Martins and having gained experience working alongside Emilio De La Morena, Elisa Palomino and Diane Von Furstenberg, set up her own label in 2010. Her label reflects her individual creativity in a minimal

The Unseen – Inside the Sketchbook of Sarah Sajid

The Unseen - Sarah Sajid

Graphic and Media Design student Sarah Sajid was kind enough to give us an exclusive look into her Sketchbook where she documented the evolution of her latest project entitled “The Unseen”.  I began this project a few months ago and