Nuqat is holding their 2012 conference entitled “The Lost City Of Arabesque” Their mission is to “To strengthen the creative industry by cultivating a culture of growth, through reinforcing creative dialogue and inspiration”, which is a powerful message, one that we at Chuknum would like to encourage. This year’s conference will be held in Dubai from the 17th to the 22nd of March and will feature lectures and workshops taught by some of the best in ...

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And yet another Star Wars post, this time around it is a whole exhibition dedicated to the Star Wars franchise and its fans. Star Wars Identities is an exhibition that will be held at Montreal, Canada on April 19 aiming at giving a deeper insight into the characters such as the beloved villain Darth Vader and Master Yoda. The exhibition will include artworks, comics, costumes, etc. and the following artworks were made to promote the exhibition. ...

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The Brit Awards took place at the O2 Arena in London, England. There were some big name performances and what a performance it was! Some of my favorite artists performed including Coldplay, Rihanna, and of course the intoxicating voice that is Adele. She also happened to be the big winner this year which is no surprise. One of the awards that she received was the Mastercard British Album of the Year for her album ’21′ ...

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Last night the 54th Annual Grammy Awards took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and they put up one serious show. Many awards were given out but it was Adele who stole the show when she picked up six awards including Album of the Year for 21. Other big winners included the Foo Fighters with five awards, Kanye West with four awards, and Skrillex with three awards. The night was filled with ...

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Recently, the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar held a amazing opening for an art exhibition titled “Saraab” featuring the works of talented artist Cai Guo-Qiang. The opening featured daylight fireworks, which was an new to me till I actually saw it and it is a work of art. The artists used gun powder to create these amazing fireworks that project color and are very bright even when the sun is as bright as it ...

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If your the type of person who likes to create things, or someone who appreciates creativity then this website is perfect for you. Its called ‘Oh Happy Day‘ (a name I love btw), and the title is fitting because this site is like a breathe of fresh air. Everything about this site is fresh. The color scheme is beautiful and the posts are full of easy to follow instructions, all of which are demonstrated with skilled ...

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I loved playing the Portal games simply for their clever approach to video gaming and immersive narrative gameplay. On the other hand, while some enjoy playing games, others use gaming as a “portal” to proposing. This is where Gary Hudson decided to commission a very talented game designer Douglas, in order to create something fun and more creative in order to propose to his love of his life. I have seen similar proposals such as ones ...

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We are always happy to help a good cause here at Chuknum, but one cause that has always been dear to my heart is Bayt Abdulla. Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice is a dream based on the promise made to Abdullah which will allow children with terminal conditions to be looked after at home or in the hospice itself. So when we were contacted by Solo Pizza Napulitana to help them support this cause we ...

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I remember World Cup 1998 opening ceremony having huge characters walking towards the stadium, and I’ve always imagined huge robotic structures walking as a performance art. Here is Royal de Luxe, a puppet theater company that are known of their giant puppets with a very interesting event. Part of this performance are 3 puppets, a girl, man and a dog each walked in France and let me tell you, WOW! They are created with careful detail ...

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The Kennedys were always the closest thing to royalty in the states and I remember growing up to my mother talking about how elegant Jackie Onasis was and how glamorous things where back then. But I never dreamed of all that happened behind closed doors. I always got the media version of things, the happy families and the smiles. But this 8 episode series into the lives of the Kennedys digs deeper into the reality ...

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So what is it? it is one of a kind competition involving free running presented by Red Bull and Mini and we all know how both of these amazing companies always come up with such great initiatives. Free running (also known as parkour) is a very unique sport involving a huge amount of strength jumping from platform to another. This sport nowadays is considered an art form and I believe so as well as the movements ...

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As if the title “Doodle 4 Google” isn’t enough wait till you’ll know what it is. Ok you waited long enough, it was a contest held for little kids where they participate in a doodle/scribble competition to be displayed on Google’s homepage. For years Google’s homepage artworks reflected deep care and dedication to just about every subject and profession. This time around over 100 thousand illustrations were submitted and only one won. To me, these kids are ...

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This is one big bundle of happiness wrapped into a cute little box with a pink polka dot ribbon. Ahem, if your wondering why Im suddenly so “froofy” (I just made that word up roll with it), well thats because I happen to have a soft spot for weddings which I already explained in my previous wedding post. Ok so this isn’t an actual wedding, its a joint collaboration between a lot of different ...

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If you’ve ever had to host a party then you’d know the hardest part is usually coming up with a theme and design. So getting some inspiration is a much needed start to the chaos. That’s where The Party Dress comes in. Basically its a site with a huge array of images that serve as inspiration for any type of event, be it an outdoor barbecue, a wedding, or even a bridal shower. Everything ...

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I love weddings everything about them turns me into a little girl again listening to fairy tales waiting for the knight in shining armor to ride in and save the princess then get married and live happily ever after. Fast forward to 2011, and I still have a fascination with weddings. I love what they represent and the pure joy that seems to radiate from the bride and groom its just one of those ...

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