Thursday, January 25, 2007

i. dhuha design

It’s been a couple of years now since the first idea of [Dhuha] was born… though it went cocooning immediately…



But…
Today [Dhuha] came out again to existence and hopefully it will continue to blossom…
But what is [Dhuha]?
[Dhuha] is my dream design identity… it is my name in the design and media world…
Why [Dhuha]?
[Dhuha] = [ضحى ] means literary in Arabic the forenoon or the morning light… the early morning when the sun light turns from red to white…
I was always fascinated with Surat Ad-Dhuha, chapter 93, Holy Quran…
And for many reasons |some are very personal| I love this chapter… it was sent talking to Prophet Mohammed PBUH… but I feel that it addresses each one of us as well… and the meaning behind the verses are just amazing…

Some very lovely meanings…

[Your Lord has neither forsaken you nor hates you] verse 3
[And verily, your Lord will give you so that you shall be well-pleased] verse 5
[And proclaim the Grace of your Lord] verse 11

For me…
And by…
Putting [things] in my weird conceptual frame…

[i] make my [Dhuha]
[i] live my [Dhuha]
[i]… [Dhuha]

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

close...


My first semester working at university is done…
Been a good time… just good…

Now…
It’s time to hit [close]

Monday, January 22, 2007

قبعت…

مش مهم اديش… واحد ولا عشرة…
مش مهم مين…
مش مهم امتى… امبارح ولا اليوم…
مش مهم ليش… عن قصد و لا من غير…
مش مهم و لا اشي…
بس خلص قبعت!!!

sad lisa...

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

It’s not easy to be me…*

][ once upon an autumn evening she told her mum… that it is all because of her mind… that all her troubles and worries were because she didn’t have the same normal mind of everyone else around…

][ -- I’m frustrated… I can’t find [it]
++ Well… [it] is somewhere out there… so just keep on looking…

][ the shadows had to disappear… when the light went off… though much missed… they had to go… [accept]…

][ someone once said… that if good things are not happening to you… it means that you haven’t reached yet to the end of your road…

][ she is only a girl after all… maybe… still it’s not easy…

* this is a name of a song by David Grey – Smallville soundtrack…

Friday, January 12, 2007

iPhone!!!


image courtesy of apple.com

so... Apple brought the humanity another masterpeice... you can't but LOVE it...
definitely it is on my wishlist...

Thursday, January 11, 2007

fresh young architects...

Yesterday I finished a course with architecture first year students… the course is “Basics of Design” and their final project was to design a 3D form using three strips of different materials [paper, metal mesh, and a cloth]… using different techniques of folding, bending,…
Anyways… some of them did come up with very interesting compositional, spatial and functional forms… here are my favorites…
God… I really enjoy teaching…





Monday, January 08, 2007

WHAT??!!!

By chance I heard about Pat Robertson who is predicting mass killings in USA this year… he claims that God has spoken to him and told him that… [!!!!!]
COME ON!!! I think the world is fed up with such imbeciles who abuse religion…
But that was not what shocked me about Robertson… a year ago he made a strong statement saying that God has punished Ariel Sharon… but wait a second… “ […] Sharon was personally a very likeable person[...]” and what Mr. Robertson think caused God to punish Sharon is not the HUGE amount of death and terror he caused to the people… but… the fact that “[…] he was dividing God's land [...]”… WHAT???
Excuse me Mr. Robertson… I don’t think that God thinks of Israel alone as His land… the whole universe is God’s… if anything I think God would be angry for the number of people killed by His name…
I think am too pissed off to comment any more…
Read more about Pat Robertson’s 2007 predictions…
Watch him explaining why Sharon is being punished…

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Father and Son...

Father and Son... a famous 70s soft rock hit song by Cat Stevens... who later on embraced Islam and was renamed Yusuf Islam... first time I heard the song was by BoyZone 8 years ago... and I was moved by the strong lyrics... “From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen..."
A couple of years ago... the song was revived once again with an extraordinary video clip performed both by Ronan Keating [from BoyZone] and Yusuf Islam... the idea of the video clip is really cool with the usage of still photos while both are wandering around them...
It’s been a time since I really understood the real power of the still image… of a frozen frame… that tells a story of years past or years to come…
Not always we need motion to understand time… not always we need to say exactly what we mean to be understood…
And not always our silence means we should listen…
Anyways… enjoy



:: this is my 100th post...

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

STILL....



بعدك على بالــي.... يا قمر الحلويـــن

"still you are in my mind... O, moon of the lovely poeple... "

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Cranemania…

clean… slim… strong… dynamic… high… steel…

they construct… they leave…

silently… slowly… mystically… they swirl…

respect… communicate… one… two… three or a dozen… no one hit another…

solid blocks create a city skyline… but those lines intersecting break that skyline…

in a world of puppets… they don’t hide behind their puppeteers…





Monday, January 01, 2007

2007 | Happy New Year



بســم الله الرحمن الرحيــم
In the Name of Allah Most Merciful, Most Gracious