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HÄCKER ... RAISING THE BAR OF KITCHEN EXPECTATIONS

Imagine having a kitchen that you'd love to live in - it sure does sound quite utopian! But when your kitchen is so well-designed and looks like a setup of world-class furniture items, you're more likely to enjoy being at it and perhaps the hours of cooking would then transform into an emotional exp...

ARRET BABE.... MONTREAL!

The city can be a tough place to live in, and Montreal is no different from any other city. Its dark alleys, endless avenues, and the merciless corporate environment with its screaming managers and pyramids of finance reports; make it difficult to sustain living there. It's a city that has two si...

Azza Fahmy Stimulating Agent

Very often people overlook their talents, choosing different venues of life as a means of conformity and pressure. But suppressing your talent is like choosing to merely exist as opposed to excelling. Legendary designer Azza Fahmy offers up and coming designers the chance to stimulate their talents ...

Dalia Sadany's Success Uncovered

Dalia Sadany's language of colors, shapes, and patterns are yet to be translated into words in ASK Magazine's coming issues. For one whole year, Sadany will se her expertise in the field of architecture, interior design, furniture design, and landscape design to be ASK Magazine's design consultant....

No Place Like Home

I want to live in a place that I can't wait to return to everyday. I want my home to be more than just a place to rest and recharge, I want it to be a place of retreat, where I can hideout from all the noise and ruckus of the outside world for as long as I want. Few places have this kind of appeal. ...

A SURREAL APPROACH

How often do you enter a Museum and stare in awe at the beauty and complexity of the architecture instead of what's showcased in the museum itself? The Dali Museum designed by Yann Weymouth, Design Director for HOK Florida is a masterpiece to rival any artifact!

CRYSTAL CLEAR

Many of us have dreamed of living within nature, without barriers and walls. Renowned Architect Steve Hermann commits himself to fulfilling this fantasy in the design of the Glass Pavilion, an impressive 3000 foot structure built on a beautiful 3.5 acre estate.

Roche Bobois 50th Anniversary: TELLING THE STORY OF DESIGN

As the famous saying goes "Everything is designed. Few things are designed well." Roche Bobois stands for all that is aesthetic and beautiful, a point where science and art break even. ASKMagazine explores what has made Rche Bobois such a successful design icon.

ILUMA: THE PALACE THAT GLOWS AT NIGHT

Bugis, in general, as well as Victoria and Queen Streets in Singapore are lucky to have this beautiful entertainment and retail palace. WOHA Architects finished this project in early 2010, they were creative in both the design—rectilinear block against a curvilinear sculpted form— and the material they used to build this palace of dreams.

IT'S NOT JUST THE STEAK, IT'S THE SIZZLE

Starting in 1998, Sistema (meaning "system" in Italian) is one of the many Egyptian firms who have managed to make their brand know internationally having branches both in Cairo and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Here we examine their acute ability to personalize their kitchens and satisfy their target customers!

TOURING THE BIENNALE

Between the 12th of December 2010 and that of February 2011, The 12th Cairo Biennale was held in different cultural venues around downtown; while being closed -of course - for like a week during the revolution's climax, according to what Mr. Ehab El Labban - The Cairo Biennale Director -had stated. "Visitors started coming again after Feb the 2nd," El Labban said, "but they were very few!"

DREAMING OF MELODIES ON MOHAMED ALI STREET

Making ouds was not like any other job which requires CV upon entrance. Hammering nails into the face of a new oud, the middle-aged man who calls himself Nagy El-Deeb and who's been working in oud-making for forty years says: "This street has a rich history for making ouds and musical instruments."