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"Color helps to express light—not the physical phenomenon, but the only light that really exists, that in the artist's brain." -Henri Matisse As we bid farewell to 2023, embrace the dawn of 2024 with Magzoid Magazine's New Year edition. Our cover story unfolds the enchanting palette of Pantone's "Peach Fuzz," a visual journey into warmth, subtlety, and vibrancy. Delve into the 2024 interior design trends forecast—bold color choices and innovative concepts transforming spaces dynamically.

"Color helps to express light—not the physical phenomenon, but the only light that really exists, that in the artist's brain."
-Henri Matisse

As we bid farewell to 2023, embrace the dawn of 2024 with Magzoid Magazine's New Year edition. Our cover story unfolds the enchanting palette of Pantone's "Peach Fuzz," a visual journey into warmth, subtlety, and vibrancy. Delve into the 2024 interior design trends forecast—bold color choices and innovative concepts transforming spaces dynamically.


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<strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

A Chromatic<br />

Odyssey <strong>in</strong>to<br />

<strong>2024</strong><br />

Explor<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Vibrancy of<br />

Pantone's Color of <strong>the</strong> Year<br />

Embark on a chromatic odyssey with "Peach Fuzz,"<br />

<strong>Magzoid</strong> <strong>Magaz<strong>in</strong>e</strong>'s <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong> edition. This issue<br />

unfolds <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> warm, subtle tones of Pantone's captivat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

color, pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g a vibrant celebration of design and culture.<br />

Explore evolv<strong>in</strong>g trends <strong>in</strong> <strong>2024</strong>, from redef<strong>in</strong>ed <strong>in</strong>teriors<br />

to streets adorned by mural artists Fats Patrol, Kiptoe,<br />

ShahulHameed Saludheen, and TenHundred. Our Designer<br />

Corner delves <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tersection of time, fashion, and<br />

jewelry, while special moments like National Youth Day<br />

and World H<strong>in</strong>di Day add cultural resonance. "Peach Fuzz"<br />

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“Color helps to express light—not <strong>the</strong> physical phenomenon, but <strong>the</strong> only light<br />

that really exists, that <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> artist’s bra<strong>in</strong>.” - Henri Matisse<br />

As we bid farewell to 2023, embrace <strong>the</strong> dawn of <strong>2024</strong> with <strong>Magzoid</strong> <strong>Magaz<strong>in</strong>e</strong>’s New<br />

Year edition. Our cover story unfolds <strong>the</strong> enchant<strong>in</strong>g palette of Pantone’s “Peach Fuzz,”<br />

a visual journey <strong>in</strong>to warmth, subtlety, and vibrancy. Delve <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>in</strong>terior design<br />

trends forecast—bold color choices and <strong>in</strong>novative concepts transform<strong>in</strong>g spaces dynamically.<br />

In an exclusive <strong>in</strong>terview, we venture <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> artistic realm of Instagram sensation<br />

Laura H. Rub<strong>in</strong>, whose creations captivate a global audience. This edition is thrilled to<br />

spotlight exceptional mural artists—Fats Patrol, Kiptoe, ShahulHameed Saludheen, and<br />

TenHundred—transform<strong>in</strong>g urban landscapes with <strong>the</strong>ir dist<strong>in</strong>ctive perspectives.<br />

The new year unfurls special days foster<strong>in</strong>g reflection and celebration—National<br />

Youth Day, World H<strong>in</strong>di Day, and Global Family Day. Our Designer Corner unveils <strong>the</strong><br />

latest <strong>in</strong> timepieces with a focus on <strong>the</strong> Audemars Piguet Cactus Jack collaboration, <strong>the</strong><br />

dazzl<strong>in</strong>g Gemsfield Collection <strong>in</strong> jewelry, and <strong>the</strong> imag<strong>in</strong>ative Balma<strong>in</strong> Unicorn shoes,<br />

transcend<strong>in</strong>g conventional footwear.<br />

A special “Throwback 2023” segment <strong>in</strong>vites you to rem<strong>in</strong>isce about <strong>the</strong> p<strong>in</strong>nacle of<br />

watches, fashion, and jewelry from <strong>the</strong> past year, celebrat<strong>in</strong>g endur<strong>in</strong>g design allure.<br />

Architectural wonders reclaim <strong>the</strong> spotlight, featur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> futuristic Habitat 67 <strong>in</strong> Canada<br />

and <strong>the</strong> awe-<strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g Hemeroscopium House <strong>in</strong> Spa<strong>in</strong>, where design seamlessly converges<br />

with functionality.<br />

Indulge <strong>in</strong> our cul<strong>in</strong>ary and hospitality segment, “Palette and Plate: A Cul<strong>in</strong>ary Fate,”<br />

where taste and aes<strong>the</strong>tics merge, turn<strong>in</strong>g every dish <strong>in</strong>to a canvas masterpiece. Conclud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with a focus on Pantone’s “Peach Fuzz,” explore its nuanced beauty and profound<br />

<strong>in</strong>fluence across various artistic discipl<strong>in</strong>es.<br />

As we joyfully welcome <strong>the</strong> new year, let <strong>the</strong> shared sentiments be <strong>the</strong> catalyst for<br />

<strong>in</strong>spiration and fruitful collaboration <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> path that lies ahead. May <strong>the</strong> approach<strong>in</strong>g<br />

year unfold with <strong>the</strong> brilliant colors of creativity, <strong>the</strong> harmonious melodies of culture, and<br />

<strong>the</strong> excitement of discoveries.<br />

Editor <strong>in</strong> Chief<br />

Saleha Khanam<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />




11 Kiptoe<br />

19 Ten Hundered<br />

25 ShahulHameed Saludheen<br />

32 Aakanksha (AK)<br />

47 Fatspatrol<br />


15 National Youth Day<br />

21 Global Family Day<br />

29 World H<strong>in</strong>di Day<br />


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Unveil<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Timeless Message of<br />

Keith Har<strong>in</strong>g’s ‘Crack is Wack’ Mural<br />


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Peach Fuzz 13-1023: A Velvety<br />

Ode to Tranquility and Connection<br />

Artful Vision: Interior Design<br />

Trends Shap<strong>in</strong>g <strong>2024</strong><br />

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<strong>in</strong>to Artistic Canvases<br />


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On Foot<br />

Unorthodox<br />

Lux<br />

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Toons & Manga<br />

Brand Logo<br />

Architectural Wonders<br />

Art Exhibitions & Events<br />

Featured Artwork<br />

Featured Photographs<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



Hav<strong>in</strong>g garnered a BFA <strong>in</strong> Illustration,<br />

Kiptoe’s academic foundation undoubtedly<br />

provides a structured backdrop<br />

to his spontaneous and dynamic<br />

mural creations. For over seven years, he has<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>ted <strong>the</strong> world with his signature strokes,<br />

br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g to life expansive murals that narrate<br />

tales of culture, history, and emotion. But what<br />

truly dist<strong>in</strong>guishes Kiptoe is not just his artistic<br />

prowess but <strong>the</strong> storytell<strong>in</strong>g essence he<br />

weaves <strong>in</strong>to every piece. Each mural, spann<strong>in</strong>g<br />

vast lengths and adorn<strong>in</strong>g city walls, tells<br />

a story, evokes an emotion, and resonates with<br />

its beholders.<br />

From LA Streets to Global Beats<br />

Kiptoe’s journey began with a leap of faith,<br />

as he relocated to <strong>the</strong> bustl<strong>in</strong>g streets of Los<br />

Angeles <strong>in</strong> 2015. This move was not merely<br />

a change <strong>in</strong> location but a deliberate step towards<br />

cultivat<strong>in</strong>g his brand – a brand characterized<br />

by au<strong>the</strong>ntic visual flavor and an <strong>in</strong>nate<br />

ability to brea<strong>the</strong> life <strong>in</strong>to urban spaces. LA became<br />

his canvas, with Kiptoe’s murals grac<strong>in</strong>g<br />

build<strong>in</strong>gs, alleys, and streets, each pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

add<strong>in</strong>g a touch of vibrancy and character to<br />

<strong>the</strong> city’s ever-evolv<strong>in</strong>g landscape.<br />

Yet, Kiptoe’s artistic endeavors did not conf<strong>in</strong>e<br />

him to <strong>the</strong> City of Angels. His wanderlust<br />

took him across cont<strong>in</strong>ents, pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g murals<br />

that captured <strong>the</strong> essence of South America<br />

and Europe. His global escapades earned<br />

him recognition from esteemed brands such<br />

as HBO, NBC Sports, Walt Disney World, and<br />

Fortnite, to name a few. These collaborations<br />

not only showcased Kiptoe’s versatility but also<br />

solidified his position as a sought-after mural<br />

artist on <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>ternational stage.<br />

Back <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> USA, Kiptoe’s latest works have<br />

been noth<strong>in</strong>g short of monumental. Spann<strong>in</strong>g<br />

over 175 feet <strong>in</strong> length, his murals have<br />

adorned civic centers and skateparks, transform<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong>se spaces <strong>in</strong>to vibrant hubs of<br />

creativity and community engagement. Each<br />

mural, with its <strong>in</strong>tricate details and vivid colors,<br />

serves as a testament to Kiptoe’s commitment<br />

to beautify<strong>in</strong>g and enhanc<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> value of every<br />

place he touches.<br />

10 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


Matt Dean, better known by his artistic pseudonym<br />

Kiptoe, stands as a lum<strong>in</strong>ous figure <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> realm of contemporary art. With a fusion<br />

of passion, creativity, and boundless energy,<br />

Kiptoe’s artistry transcends conventional<br />

boundaries, transform<strong>in</strong>g mundane urban<br />

landscapes <strong>in</strong>to vibrant canvases of expression.<br />

Exclusive<br />


www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



Beyond <strong>the</strong> Pa<strong>in</strong>t: The Man Beh<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong><br />

Murals<br />

While Kiptoe’s artistry is undeniably captivat<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

it is his multifaceted personality that adds<br />

depth to his creations. Beyond <strong>the</strong> realms of<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g, Kiptoe is a dancer, a filmmaker, and<br />

an avid longboarder. His eclectic <strong>in</strong>terests reflect<br />

a zest for life and a relentless pursuit of<br />

self-expression. And amidst all this, <strong>the</strong>re’s one<br />

constant – his love for peanut butter, a quirky<br />

yet endear<strong>in</strong>g facet of his persona.<br />

In essence, Kiptoe is not just an artist; he is<br />

a storyteller, a visionary, and a beacon of creativity<br />

<strong>in</strong> a world that often craves au<strong>the</strong>nticity.<br />

With each stroke of his brush and every mural<br />

he creates, Kiptoe <strong>in</strong>vites us <strong>in</strong>to his world,<br />

encourag<strong>in</strong>g us to see beauty <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> mundane<br />

and f<strong>in</strong>d art <strong>in</strong> unexpected places. As he cont<strong>in</strong>ues<br />

to embark on his artistic journey, one<br />

th<strong>in</strong>g is clear – Kiptoe’s legacy is far from complete,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> best is yet to come.<br />

12 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong> www.magzoid.com

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />




14 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />





N<br />

ational Youth Day, observed annually<br />

on 12th <strong>January</strong>, is a day dedicated<br />

to celebrat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> vibrant energy, creativity,<br />

and passion of <strong>the</strong> youth across <strong>the</strong><br />

globe. In <strong>the</strong> realm of art, this special day<br />

holds immense significance as it showcases<br />

<strong>the</strong> power of young m<strong>in</strong>ds to transform <strong>the</strong><br />

world through <strong>the</strong>ir artistic expressions. This<br />

article delves <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> role of National Youth<br />

Day <strong>in</strong> foster<strong>in</strong>g creativity and <strong>the</strong> impact of<br />

<strong>the</strong> youth on <strong>the</strong> ever-evolv<strong>in</strong>g landscape of<br />

art.<br />

National Youth Day is not just a commemoration<br />

of age; it is a celebration of <strong>the</strong> spirit<br />

of <strong>the</strong> youth. In <strong>the</strong> world of art, this spirit<br />

manifests itself through <strong>the</strong> exploration of diverse<br />

mediums, <strong>in</strong>novative techniques, and<br />

boundary-push<strong>in</strong>g ideas. It is a day to honor<br />

<strong>the</strong> unconventional, <strong>the</strong> avant-garde, and<br />

<strong>the</strong> unbridled imag<strong>in</strong>ation that def<strong>in</strong>es <strong>the</strong><br />

artistic endeavors of <strong>the</strong> young generation.<br />

One of <strong>the</strong> key aspects of National Youth<br />

Day is its emphasis on encourag<strong>in</strong>g young<br />

artists to explore and experiment. This ex-<br />

ploration is not limited to traditional forms of<br />

art; it extends to digital art, multimedia <strong>in</strong>stallations,<br />

street art, and various o<strong>the</strong>r unconventional<br />

mediums. The celebration of youth<br />

<strong>in</strong> art is a call to break free from conventions<br />

and embrace <strong>the</strong> uncharted territories of<br />

creativity.<br />

Art has <strong>the</strong> power to <strong>in</strong>spire, provoke<br />

thought, and br<strong>in</strong>g about change. National<br />

Youth Day serves as a rem<strong>in</strong>der of <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>fluential<br />

role that art plays <strong>in</strong> empower<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

younger generation. Through <strong>the</strong>ir creations,<br />

young artists often address societal issues,<br />

advocate for change, and express <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

unique perspectives on <strong>the</strong> world. This day<br />

serves as a platform for <strong>the</strong>se voices to be<br />

heard and appreciated.<br />

Art magaz<strong>in</strong>es play a pivotal role <strong>in</strong> showcas<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> emerg<strong>in</strong>g talent with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> youth<br />

community. National Youth Day provides an<br />

excellent opportunity for art magaz<strong>in</strong>es to<br />

feature <strong>the</strong> works of young, promis<strong>in</strong>g artists<br />

who are push<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> boundaries of artistic<br />

expression. By highlight<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir creations,<br />


<strong>the</strong>se magaz<strong>in</strong>es contribute to <strong>the</strong> recognition<br />

and growth of <strong>the</strong> next generation of<br />

artistic visionaries.<br />

National Youth Day <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world of art is<br />

a celebration of diversity and <strong>in</strong>clusivity. It<br />

recognizes <strong>the</strong> power of art to transcend<br />

boundaries, br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g people toge<strong>the</strong>r<br />

through shared experiences and emotions.<br />

The day serves as a rem<strong>in</strong>der that creativity<br />

knows no bounds, and every artist, regardless<br />

of background or identity, has a unique<br />

contribution to make.<br />

As we celebrate National Youth Day, let us<br />

take a moment to appreciate <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>credible<br />

contributions of young artists to <strong>the</strong> world of<br />

art. Their creativity, passion, and fearlessness<br />

<strong>in</strong> experiment<strong>in</strong>g with new forms and<br />

ideas shape <strong>the</strong> ever-evolv<strong>in</strong>g landscape of<br />

artistic expression. Through art, <strong>the</strong> youth<br />

are not just reflect<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> world as it is; <strong>the</strong>y<br />

are actively shap<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> world as it could be.<br />

So, here’s to <strong>the</strong> dreamers, <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>novators,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> creators – Happy National Youth<br />

Day!<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



In <strong>the</strong> vibrant tapestry of New York City’s<br />

street art scene, one mural stands as a<br />

powerful testament to <strong>the</strong> artist’s social<br />

conscience and commitment to change.<br />

“Crack is Wack” by Keith Har<strong>in</strong>g is more<br />

than just a strik<strong>in</strong>g display of colors and<br />

shapes; it is a poignant commentary on <strong>the</strong><br />

devastat<strong>in</strong>g impact of crack coca<strong>in</strong>e dur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> 1980s. As we unravel <strong>the</strong> brushstrokes<br />

from <strong>the</strong> past on this iconic mural, we f<strong>in</strong>d a<br />

timeless message that transcends its historical<br />

context and cont<strong>in</strong>ues to resonate with<br />

contemporary audiences.<br />

Keith Har<strong>in</strong>g, a trailblaz<strong>in</strong>g artist and social<br />

activist, rose to prom<strong>in</strong>ence <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 1980s<br />

for his unique blend of graffiti, pop art, and<br />

social commentary. His dist<strong>in</strong>ctive style,<br />

characterized by bold l<strong>in</strong>es and vibrant<br />

colors, made him a prom<strong>in</strong>ent figure <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

downtown New York art scene. Har<strong>in</strong>g’s art<br />

was not conf<strong>in</strong>ed to galleries; he believed<br />

<strong>in</strong> mak<strong>in</strong>g art accessible to all, us<strong>in</strong>g public<br />

spaces as his canvas to convey powerful<br />

messages.<br />

In 1986, Har<strong>in</strong>g created <strong>the</strong> “Crack is<br />

Wack” mural on a handball court at 128th<br />

Street and 2nd Avenue <strong>in</strong> Harlem. The mural<br />

was a direct response to <strong>the</strong> crack coca<strong>in</strong>e<br />

epidemic that was ravag<strong>in</strong>g communities<br />

across <strong>the</strong> United States. Har<strong>in</strong>g was deeply<br />

moved by <strong>the</strong> destructive effects of <strong>the</strong> drug<br />

on <strong>in</strong>dividuals and communities, and he felt<br />

a moral obligation to use his art as a platform<br />

for awareness and change.<br />

The mural itself is a dynamic explosion<br />

of color and movement. Har<strong>in</strong>g’s signature<br />

figures, with <strong>the</strong>ir bold l<strong>in</strong>es and animated<br />

expressions, convey a sense of urgency<br />

and agitation. The central message, “Crack<br />

is Wack,” is emblazoned across <strong>the</strong> mural<br />

<strong>in</strong> large, bold letters, leav<strong>in</strong>g no room for<br />

ambiguity. The urgency of <strong>the</strong> message is<br />

complemented by <strong>the</strong> frenetic energy of <strong>the</strong><br />

surround<strong>in</strong>g brushstrokes, creat<strong>in</strong>g a visual<br />

narrative that captures <strong>the</strong> chaos and despair<br />

associated with <strong>the</strong> crack epidemic.<br />

Bold L<strong>in</strong>es and Vibrant Colors:<br />

Har<strong>in</strong>g’s use of bold l<strong>in</strong>es and vibrant<br />

colors is not merely an aes<strong>the</strong>tic choice; it<br />

serves a dual purpose <strong>in</strong> “Crack is Wack.”<br />

The bold l<strong>in</strong>es create a sense of immediacy<br />

and urgency, demand<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> viewer’s attention.<br />

The vibrant colors, on <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r hand,<br />

symbolize <strong>the</strong> resilience and hope that Har<strong>in</strong>g<br />

believed could prevail even <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> face<br />

of adversity.<br />

Figures <strong>in</strong> Motion:<br />

The animated figures that populate <strong>the</strong><br />

mural are emblematic of Har<strong>in</strong>g’s belief <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

power of movement—both artistic and societal.<br />

These figures are not passive observers;<br />

<strong>the</strong>y are engaged <strong>in</strong> a dance of defiance<br />

aga<strong>in</strong>st <strong>the</strong> destructive forces symbolized by<br />

crack coca<strong>in</strong>e. Their dynamic poses convey<br />

a sense of resistance and determ<strong>in</strong>ation.<br />

The Message:<br />

At <strong>the</strong> heart of <strong>the</strong> mural is <strong>the</strong> unmistakable<br />

message, “Crack is Wack.” This direct<br />

and unambiguous statement serves as a rally<strong>in</strong>g<br />

cry aga<strong>in</strong>st <strong>the</strong> drug epidemic. Har<strong>in</strong>g’s<br />

decision to convey <strong>the</strong> message <strong>in</strong> large letters<br />

is a deliberate choice to ensure that it<br />

cannot be ignored or overlooked.<br />

As we reflect on <strong>the</strong> brushstrokes from<br />

<strong>the</strong> past on Keith Har<strong>in</strong>g’s “Crack is Wack”<br />

mural, it becomes evident that <strong>the</strong> artist’s<br />

message transcends its temporal orig<strong>in</strong>s.<br />

The mural stands as a timeless rem<strong>in</strong>der<br />

of <strong>the</strong> power of art to <strong>in</strong>spire change, raise<br />

awareness, and unite communities <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

face of adversity. Today, as we confront new<br />

challenges, Har<strong>in</strong>g’s legacy encourages us<br />

to use our creativity and voice to address<br />

social issues and strive for a better, more<br />

compassionate world. The brushstrokes on<br />

that Harlem handball court cont<strong>in</strong>ue to echo<br />

through time, rem<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g us that art has <strong>the</strong><br />

power to leave an <strong>in</strong>delible mark on <strong>the</strong> collective<br />

consciousness of society.<br />

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Cultural Mosaic: The Tapestry of Ten Hundred’s<br />

Inspirations<br />

Div<strong>in</strong>g deep <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> realms of Ten Hundred’s<br />

creations unveils a captivat<strong>in</strong>g mosaic<br />

of <strong>in</strong>spirations. His work is a vibrant fusion<br />

of diverse <strong>in</strong>fluences, echo<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> echoes of<br />

cartoons and anime, <strong>the</strong> raw energy of street<br />

art, and <strong>the</strong> timeless tales of world cultures.<br />

Each piece is a narrative, a story spun from<br />

threads of imag<strong>in</strong>ation and reality, bridg<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> gap between <strong>the</strong> familiar and <strong>the</strong> fantastical.<br />

Beyond his artistic endeavors, Ten Hundred<br />

has carved a niche for himself <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

realms of design and digital media. His You-<br />

Tube channel, a digital canvas of creativity,<br />

offers viewers a glimpse <strong>in</strong>to his artistic process,<br />

showcas<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> magic beh<strong>in</strong>d each<br />

stroke and shade. Collaborations with global<br />

brands like Amazon, Converse, and Jet Blue<br />

stand as a testament to his versatility and <strong>the</strong><br />

universal appeal of his art.<br />

In an ever-evolv<strong>in</strong>g world, Ten Hundred<br />

rema<strong>in</strong>s a beacon of creativity and <strong>in</strong>spiration.<br />

His dedication to his craft, coupled with<br />

his unwaver<strong>in</strong>g passion, cont<strong>in</strong>ues to shape<br />

a lush and mysterious world—one artwork<br />

at a time. As his journey unfolds, one can<br />

only marvel at <strong>the</strong> boundless horizons of his<br />

imag<strong>in</strong>ation, eagerly await<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> next masterpiece<br />

to emerge from his vibrant universe.<br />

18 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


Exclusive<br />

Vivid Strokes: The Colorful World of<br />

Ten<br />

Hundered<br />

Nestled <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> heart of Southwest Michigan, an artist’s vibrant<br />

strokes splash across canvases, walls, and digital landscapes,<br />

br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g to life a universe brimm<strong>in</strong>g with color and imag<strong>in</strong>ation.<br />

Known to <strong>the</strong> world as Ten Hundred, Peter Rob<strong>in</strong>son’s journey<br />

from <strong>the</strong> bustl<strong>in</strong>g streets of cities like Seattle and Los Angeles<br />

to <strong>the</strong> tranquil landscapes of Michigan is as colorful and dynamic<br />

as his art itself.<br />

Born and bred <strong>in</strong> Michigan, Ten Hundred’s<br />

roots are deeply <strong>in</strong>tertw<strong>in</strong>ed<br />

with <strong>the</strong> state’s essence. Yet, <strong>the</strong><br />

wanderlust <strong>in</strong> him took him on a journey<br />

across <strong>the</strong> United States, experienc<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> pulse of cities like Orlando and Seattle.<br />

This journey of discovery, marked by transitions<br />

and evolution, eventually led him back<br />

to his Michigan homeland <strong>in</strong> 2020. Each city<br />

he lived <strong>in</strong> left an <strong>in</strong>delible mark on his artistic<br />

soul, enrich<strong>in</strong>g his palette of <strong>in</strong>spirations<br />

and <strong>in</strong>fluences.<br />

Ten Hundred’s artwork is a testament<br />

to his boundless creativity. Specializ<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong><br />

bright, imag<strong>in</strong>ative character work, his pieces<br />

are a harmonious blend of cartoons, anime,<br />

and street art. Each creation pulsates<br />

with childlike wonder, draw<strong>in</strong>g from a rich<br />

tapestry of world cultures, religions, and<br />

folklore. His murals, a riot of colors and emotions,<br />

grace walls across <strong>the</strong> globe—from<br />

<strong>the</strong> bustl<strong>in</strong>g streets of New York City to <strong>the</strong><br />

enchant<strong>in</strong>g alleys of Tokyo, and from <strong>the</strong> historic<br />

lanes of London to <strong>the</strong> vibrant locales<br />

of Brazil.<br />

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20 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />





I<br />

n a world marked by diversity and dynamic<br />

cultural landscapes, <strong>the</strong> essence of family<br />

rema<strong>in</strong>s a universal thread that b<strong>in</strong>ds us<br />

all toge<strong>the</strong>r. Global Family Day, observed on<br />

<strong>January</strong> 1st each year, serves as a poignant<br />

rem<strong>in</strong>der of <strong>the</strong> importance of familial bonds<br />

<strong>in</strong> foster<strong>in</strong>g a sense of belong<strong>in</strong>g and shared<br />

humanity. As we embark on a new year, let’s<br />

explore <strong>the</strong> profound significance of this day<br />

through <strong>the</strong> lens of art, delv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> ways<br />

<strong>in</strong> which artists around <strong>the</strong> world capture <strong>the</strong><br />

spirit of toge<strong>the</strong>rness and unity with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

family.<br />

Art has <strong>the</strong> unparalleled ability to transcend<br />

language barriers and communicate<br />

emotions that resonate with people from various<br />

walks of life. Through diverse mediums<br />

such as pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g, sculpture, photography,<br />

and mixed media, artists have portrayed<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tricate dynamics of family life, offer<strong>in</strong>g<br />

viewers a glimpse <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> shared experiences<br />

that def<strong>in</strong>e us as human be<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

One of <strong>the</strong> most timeless and traditional<br />

ways <strong>in</strong> which artists capture <strong>the</strong> essence of<br />

family is through portraiture. Whe<strong>the</strong>r it’s a<br />

classic oil pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g or a contemporary digital<br />

artwork, portraits allow artists to freeze moments<br />

<strong>in</strong> time, immortaliz<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> bonds and<br />

connections that def<strong>in</strong>e a family. The choice<br />

of colors, composition, and expression all<br />

contribute to convey<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> unique story of<br />

each family unit.<br />

Photography, with its ability to capture<br />

fleet<strong>in</strong>g moments, provides a more candid<br />

and realistic representation of family life.<br />

Photographers from around <strong>the</strong> globe use<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir lenses to document <strong>the</strong> everyday moments<br />

– shared laughter, tender embraces,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> beauty of familial relationships.<br />

These images serve as visual narratives that<br />

celebrate <strong>the</strong> diversity of family structures<br />

and dynamics across cultures.<br />

Sculpture, with its tactile and three-dimensional<br />

nature, offers artists a unique<br />

platform to explore <strong>the</strong> physicality of family<br />

bonds. Sculptors create evocative pieces<br />

that embody <strong>the</strong> strength, resilience, and <strong>in</strong>terconnectedness<br />

with<strong>in</strong> families. From abstract<br />

forms symboliz<strong>in</strong>g unity to more literal<br />

representations of familial figures, sculptural<br />

works contribute to <strong>the</strong> rich tapestry of global<br />

family art.<br />


In <strong>the</strong> contemporary art scene, many artists<br />

are turn<strong>in</strong>g to mixed media to explore <strong>the</strong><br />

multifaceted nature of family relationships.<br />

Incorporat<strong>in</strong>g elements such as found objects,<br />

text, and various materials, <strong>the</strong>se artworks<br />

reflect <strong>the</strong> complexities, challenges,<br />

and joys <strong>in</strong>herent <strong>in</strong> family life. The layer<strong>in</strong>g<br />

of different media mirrors <strong>the</strong> layers of experiences<br />

that make up <strong>the</strong> tapestry of family<br />

dynamics.<br />

As we celebrate Global Family Day, let us<br />

take a moment to appreciate <strong>the</strong> artists who,<br />

through <strong>the</strong>ir creative expressions, enable<br />

us to connect with <strong>the</strong> universal experience<br />

of family. Whe<strong>the</strong>r through <strong>the</strong> strokes of a<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>tbrush, <strong>the</strong> click of a camera shutter, <strong>the</strong><br />

chisel on stone, or <strong>the</strong> layer<strong>in</strong>g of diverse<br />

materials, artists play a crucial role <strong>in</strong> rem<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g<br />

us of <strong>the</strong> beauty and strength that<br />

lie with<strong>in</strong> our familial bonds. In <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tricate<br />

dance of colors, shapes, and emotions,<br />

we f<strong>in</strong>d a reflection of our shared humanity,<br />

weav<strong>in</strong>g a narrative that transcends borders<br />

and embraces <strong>the</strong> rich diversity that makes<br />

each family unique.<br />

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In <strong>the</strong> realm of art, murals stand as monumental<br />

expressions of creativity, transform<strong>in</strong>g<br />

blank walls <strong>in</strong>to vibrant canvases<br />

that speak to <strong>the</strong> soul of a community.<br />

Pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g murals is a powerful form of public<br />

art, offer<strong>in</strong>g artists <strong>the</strong> opportunity to engage<br />

with <strong>the</strong>ir surround<strong>in</strong>gs and share stories<br />

through colossal visual narratives. In this A<br />

to Z guide, we delve <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tricacies of<br />

mural pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g, provid<strong>in</strong>g both novice and<br />

seasoned artists with a roadmap to embark<br />

on <strong>the</strong>ir muralist journey.<br />

A is for Aspiration: F<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g Your Artistic<br />

Voice<br />

Before you pick up a brush, def<strong>in</strong>e your<br />

vision. What story do you want your mural<br />

to tell? What emotions do you aim to evoke?<br />

Understand <strong>the</strong> essence of your artistic<br />

voice and <strong>the</strong> impact you wish to make on<br />

<strong>the</strong> community.<br />

B is for Background: Prep Work is Key<br />

Prepare your canvas. Clean <strong>the</strong> wall thoroughly,<br />

patch<strong>in</strong>g up any imperfections. Apply<br />

a primer to ensure your mural adheres<br />

seamlessly to <strong>the</strong> surface. A well-prepared<br />

background sets <strong>the</strong> stage for a stunn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

masterpiece.<br />

C is for Collaboration: Engag<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Community<br />

Murals are more than just art; <strong>the</strong>y are<br />

communal experiences. Collaborate with<br />

locals, ga<strong>the</strong>r stories, and <strong>in</strong>volve <strong>the</strong> community<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> creation process. A mural born<br />

from collective <strong>in</strong>spiration fosters a stronger<br />

sense of connection.<br />

D is for Design: From Concept to Concrete<br />

Sketch your ideas on paper before scal<strong>in</strong>g<br />

up. Consider <strong>the</strong> architecture, surround<strong>in</strong>gs,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> desired emotional impact. Ensure<br />

your design is scalable and adaptable<br />

to <strong>the</strong> dimensions of <strong>the</strong> wall.<br />

E is for Environment: Consider Your Surround<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

Understand <strong>the</strong> environmental factors that<br />

may affect your mural, from sunlight exposure<br />

to wea<strong>the</strong>r conditions. Choose durable,<br />

wea<strong>the</strong>r-resistant pa<strong>in</strong>ts to ensure <strong>the</strong> longevity<br />

of your masterpiece.<br />

F is for Foundations: Master<strong>in</strong>g Mural<br />

Techniques<br />

Explore various mural techniques, from<br />

brushwork to spray pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. Experiment<br />

with textures, layer<strong>in</strong>g, and shad<strong>in</strong>g to br<strong>in</strong>g<br />

depth and dimension to your creation. Develop<br />

a strong foundation <strong>in</strong> mural-specific<br />

techniques to enhance your artistic repertoire.<br />

G is for Grids: Scal<strong>in</strong>g Up with Precision<br />

Create a grid on your wall and a correspond<strong>in</strong>g<br />

grid on your design to ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong><br />

proportion and accuracy. This simple yet effective<br />

technique ensures your mural reta<strong>in</strong>s<br />

its <strong>in</strong>tended visual impact when transferred<br />

to a larger scale.<br />

H is for Heightened Safety Measures<br />

Work<strong>in</strong>g on large surfaces often <strong>in</strong>volves<br />

work<strong>in</strong>g at heights. Prioritize safety by us<strong>in</strong>g<br />

appropriate scaffold<strong>in</strong>g, harnesses, and<br />

safety gear. Ensure you have a clear understand<strong>in</strong>g<br />

of safety protocols and guidel<strong>in</strong>es.<br />

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I is for Inclusion: Incorporat<strong>in</strong>g Inclusive<br />

Themes<br />

Celebrate diversity and <strong>in</strong>clusivity through<br />

your art. Consider <strong>the</strong>mes that resonate with<br />

a broad audience, foster<strong>in</strong>g a sense of unity<br />

and shared identity with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> community.<br />

J is for Juxtaposition: Play<strong>in</strong>g with Perspectives<br />

Experiment with perspective to create<br />

optical illusions and dynamic compositions.<br />

Murals offer <strong>the</strong> opportunity to play with<br />

scale and perception, captivat<strong>in</strong>g viewers<br />

from various angles.<br />

K is for Knowledge: Cont<strong>in</strong>uous Learn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Stay <strong>in</strong>formed about new techniques,<br />

styles, and materials. Attend workshops,<br />

connect with fellow muralists, and embrace<br />

a m<strong>in</strong>dset of cont<strong>in</strong>uous learn<strong>in</strong>g. The art of<br />

mural pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g is ever-evolv<strong>in</strong>g, and stay<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>formed enhances your artistic repertoire.<br />

L is for Layers: Build<strong>in</strong>g Dimension and<br />

Depth<br />

Use layers to create depth and visual<br />

<strong>in</strong>terest. Experiment with transparent and<br />

opaque layers to add complexity and <strong>in</strong>trigue<br />

to your mural.<br />

M is for Ma<strong>in</strong>tenance: Preserv<strong>in</strong>g Your<br />

Masterpiece<br />

Consider <strong>the</strong> long-term preservation of<br />

your mural. Choose high-quality, UV-resistant<br />

sealants to protect aga<strong>in</strong>st fad<strong>in</strong>g. Collaborate<br />

with local authorities to establish a<br />

ma<strong>in</strong>tenance plan to ensure <strong>the</strong> endur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

beauty of your creation.<br />

From <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>itial spark of <strong>in</strong>spiration to <strong>the</strong><br />

meticulous execution, pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g murals is a<br />

transformative journey that leaves an <strong>in</strong>delible<br />

mark on both artist and community alike.<br />

As you embark on your muralist odyssey,<br />

embrace <strong>the</strong> challenges, celebrate <strong>the</strong> triumphs,<br />

and revel <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> power of art to unite<br />

and <strong>in</strong>spire. Each stroke tells a story, and<br />

each mural becomes a chapter <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> ongo<strong>in</strong>g<br />

narrative of public art.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



ShahulHameed’s artistic voyage began<br />

at a tender age, when he discovered<br />

his <strong>in</strong>nate love for pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Despite hail<strong>in</strong>g from a family deeply<br />

entrenched <strong>in</strong> farm<strong>in</strong>g and agriculture, his<br />

passion for art prevailed. Though devoid of<br />

formal tra<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g, his <strong>in</strong>nate talent and unwaver<strong>in</strong>g<br />

dedication have propelled him to <strong>the</strong><br />

forefront of <strong>the</strong> artistic realm, carv<strong>in</strong>g a niche<br />

for himself <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world of abstract artistry.<br />

Visions on Canvas: A Mélange of Emotions<br />

and Expressions<br />

ShahulHameed’s artistic oeuvre is a vivid<br />

tapestry of colors, emotions, and experiences.<br />

His penchant for abstract art, characterized<br />

by bold graphics and a harmonious<br />

play of colors, reflects his love for <strong>the</strong> medium.<br />

Transition<strong>in</strong>g from traditional canvases<br />

to expansive murals, ShahulHameed embraced<br />

<strong>the</strong> limitless possibilities offered by<br />

large-format images. Each mural, tower<strong>in</strong>g<br />

over a foot high, stands as a testament to his<br />

artistic vision and mastery.<br />

Beyond <strong>the</strong> vibrant hues and <strong>in</strong>tricate<br />

designs lies a deeper narrative—a reflection<br />

of everyday <strong>in</strong>stances, experiences, and<br />

emotions. ShahulHameed’s art resonates<br />

with a sense of familiarity, evok<strong>in</strong>g nostalgia<br />

and <strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g viewers to embark on a visual<br />

journey through his world. His creations,<br />

whe<strong>the</strong>r portray<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> swift advancements<br />

<strong>in</strong> artificial <strong>in</strong>telligence <strong>in</strong> Dubai or captur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> essence of Kerala’s serene landscapes,<br />

encapsulate <strong>the</strong> essence of <strong>the</strong> moment,<br />

render<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>m timeless.<br />

Influenced by renowned artists like V<strong>in</strong>cent<br />

van Gogh and Edgar Degas, ShahulHameed’s<br />

work pays homage to <strong>the</strong>ir determ<strong>in</strong>ation<br />

to carve a unique niche <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world of<br />

art. Draw<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>spiration from <strong>the</strong>ir dist<strong>in</strong>ctive<br />

styles and perspectives, he has crafted his<br />

versions, blend<strong>in</strong>g tradition with <strong>in</strong>novation.<br />

24 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

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Exclusive<br />

Palette of Memories: The Artistic Odyssey of<br />

ShahulHameed<br />

Saludheen<br />

rtist<br />

Nestled <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> picturesque town of Palakkad <strong>in</strong> Kerala, ShahulHameed<br />

Saludheen’s journey <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> world of art is a testament to <strong>the</strong> passion,<br />

perseverance, and power of dreams. From <strong>the</strong> verdant landscapes of<br />

Kerala to <strong>the</strong> bustl<strong>in</strong>g streets of Dubai, his canvases have echoed tales<br />

of nostalgia, <strong>in</strong>novation, and a deep-rooted connection to his roots.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


Bridg<strong>in</strong>g Cultures: Artistic Endeavors <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> Heart of Dubai<br />

ShahulHameed’s artistic prowess has<br />

garnered <strong>in</strong>ternational acclaim, particularly<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> vibrant city of Dubai. Commissioned<br />

by Sheikh Mohammed b<strong>in</strong> Rashid Al Maktoum,<br />

his work ‘Awaken<strong>in</strong>g’ at <strong>the</strong> World Art<br />

Dubai showcased <strong>the</strong> city’s technological<br />

advancements juxtaposed with its rich heritage.<br />

His mural at <strong>the</strong> iconic Dera Waterfront<br />

Market, a fusion of traditional and modern<br />

elements, encapsulates Dubai’s essence—a<br />

nation progress<strong>in</strong>g while cherish<strong>in</strong>g its roots.<br />

Despite <strong>the</strong> allure of Dubai’s fast-paced<br />

life, ShahulHameed’s art rema<strong>in</strong>s deeply<br />

rooted <strong>in</strong> his village memories from Palakkad.<br />

His exhibitions <strong>in</strong> Kerala and Bangalore<br />

stand as a testament to his commitment to<br />

celebrat<strong>in</strong>g his roots while embrac<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>novation.<br />

26 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


For ShahulHameed, art is not just a profession—it’s<br />

a call<strong>in</strong>g, a way of life. As he<br />

embarks on his journey, his vision is clear: to<br />

traverse lands, explore diverse cultures, and<br />

br<strong>in</strong>g his art to communities far and wide.<br />

With a focus on murals and street art, he aspires<br />

to make art accessible to all, bridg<strong>in</strong>g<br />

cultures, and foster<strong>in</strong>g connections through<br />

creativity.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />




28 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />





I<br />

n <strong>the</strong> colorful tapestry of languages that<br />

adorn our planet, H<strong>in</strong>di stands out as a<br />

beacon of diversity, cultural richness, and<br />

artistic expression. World H<strong>in</strong>di Day, observed<br />

on <strong>January</strong> 10th each year, provides<br />

a splendid occasion to celebrate <strong>the</strong> language<br />

that has not only bound <strong>the</strong> people of<br />

India toge<strong>the</strong>r but has also woven itself <strong>in</strong>to<br />

<strong>the</strong> global fabric of literature, c<strong>in</strong>ema, and<br />

art. As we commemorate this special day,<br />

let us delve <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tricate relationship<br />

between H<strong>in</strong>di and <strong>the</strong> world of art, explor<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> various ways <strong>in</strong> which <strong>the</strong> language<br />

has been a muse and a medium for creative<br />

m<strong>in</strong>ds.<br />

H<strong>in</strong>di, with its rhythmic cadence and<br />

poetic grace, has been an <strong>in</strong>spiration for<br />

countless poets and writers. From <strong>the</strong> profound<br />

verses of Kabir and Tulsidas to <strong>the</strong><br />

contemporary prose of celebrated authors<br />

like Munshi Premchand and Harivansh Rai<br />

Bachchan, <strong>the</strong> language has offered a rich<br />

palette for artists to pa<strong>in</strong>t with words. World<br />

H<strong>in</strong>di Day serves as a rem<strong>in</strong>der of <strong>the</strong> literary<br />

treasures that have emerged from <strong>the</strong> heart<br />

of H<strong>in</strong>di literature, <strong>in</strong>fluenc<strong>in</strong>g not just <strong>the</strong> Indian<br />

literary landscape but resonat<strong>in</strong>g with<br />

readers around <strong>the</strong> globe.<br />

Artists, be<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> visual poets of our world,<br />

have found profound <strong>in</strong>spiration <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> vast<br />

tapestry of H<strong>in</strong>di culture. From vibrant folk art<br />

traditions to <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tricacies of classical Indian<br />

art, <strong>the</strong> visual language of H<strong>in</strong>di culture has<br />

been a wellspr<strong>in</strong>g of creativity for pa<strong>in</strong>ters<br />

and illustrators. World H<strong>in</strong>di Day <strong>in</strong>vites us<br />

to explore <strong>the</strong> myriad hues and forms that<br />

artists have used to express <strong>the</strong> essence of<br />

H<strong>in</strong>di through <strong>the</strong>ir visual creations.<br />

The world of H<strong>in</strong>di c<strong>in</strong>ema, affectionately<br />

known as Bollywood, has played a pivotal<br />

role <strong>in</strong> showcas<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> l<strong>in</strong>guistic and cultural<br />

richness of H<strong>in</strong>di. As we celebrate World H<strong>in</strong>di<br />

Day, it’s an opportune moment to reflect<br />

on <strong>the</strong> c<strong>in</strong>ematic masterpieces that have not<br />

only enterta<strong>in</strong>ed but also transcended l<strong>in</strong>guistic<br />

barriers, mak<strong>in</strong>g H<strong>in</strong>di films a global<br />

phenomenon. The art of storytell<strong>in</strong>g through<br />

<strong>the</strong> lens of H<strong>in</strong>di c<strong>in</strong>ema has brought diverse<br />

narratives to audiences worldwide, contribut<strong>in</strong>g<br />

to <strong>the</strong> ever-expand<strong>in</strong>g global dialogue.<br />


H<strong>in</strong>di, as a language, has a unique ability<br />

to fuse tradition with modernity, creat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a harmonious blend that resonates across<br />

artistic mediums. Whe<strong>the</strong>r it’s contemporary<br />

poetry, avant-garde <strong>in</strong>stallations, or experimental<br />

films, artists cont<strong>in</strong>ue to f<strong>in</strong>d <strong>in</strong>novative<br />

ways to express <strong>the</strong>mselves through<br />

<strong>the</strong> multifaceted prism of H<strong>in</strong>di. World H<strong>in</strong>di<br />

Day celebrates this spirit of creative fusion,<br />

encourag<strong>in</strong>g artists to explore new avenues<br />

of expression while stay<strong>in</strong>g rooted <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> l<strong>in</strong>guistic<br />

and cultural heritage.<br />

As we immerse ourselves <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> celebration<br />

of World H<strong>in</strong>di Day, let us appreciate <strong>the</strong><br />

profound impact that <strong>the</strong> H<strong>in</strong>di language has<br />

had on <strong>the</strong> world of art. From <strong>the</strong> eloquent<br />

verses of poetry to <strong>the</strong> captivat<strong>in</strong>g visuals of<br />

c<strong>in</strong>ema and <strong>the</strong> vibrant strokes of pa<strong>in</strong>t on<br />

canvas, H<strong>in</strong>di cont<strong>in</strong>ues to <strong>in</strong>spire and unite<br />

artistic m<strong>in</strong>ds across <strong>the</strong> globe. Let this special<br />

day be a rem<strong>in</strong>der of <strong>the</strong> beauty that lies<br />

<strong>in</strong> l<strong>in</strong>guistic diversity and <strong>the</strong> boundless possibilities<br />

that arise when art and language<br />

come toge<strong>the</strong>r <strong>in</strong> a symphony of expression.<br />

WORLD<br />

HINDI<br />

DAY<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


30 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


UAE<br />


Quoz Arts Fest, <strong>the</strong> region’s highly<br />

anticipated arts and culture festival<br />

returns for its 11th edition on<br />

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 <strong>January</strong><br />

<strong>2024</strong> across Alserkal Avenue and Al<br />

Quoz <strong>Creative</strong> Zone, supported by Al Quoz<br />

<strong>Creative</strong> Zone, part of Dubai Culture and<br />

Arts Authority, as Strategic Partner. Known<br />

for br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g toge<strong>the</strong>r art, food, live music<br />

performances and cultural activations <strong>in</strong><br />

a s<strong>in</strong>gle weekend, this upcom<strong>in</strong>g edition<br />

of Quoz Arts Fest features a dynamic and<br />

diverse programme of more than 200 live<br />

performances, art <strong>in</strong>stallations and cultural<br />

activations across Al Quoz.<br />

Follow<strong>in</strong>g 2023’s major headl<strong>in</strong>ers <strong>the</strong> -<br />

likes of Arab stars, Bu Kolthoum and Sa<strong>in</strong>t<br />

Levant - audiences can expect ano<strong>the</strong>r<br />

packed festival l<strong>in</strong>e-up, filled with not-tobe-missed<br />

acts <strong>in</strong> <strong>2024</strong>. Big Hass, a Dubaibased<br />

hip-hop DJ famous for his electric<br />

sets, will return to <strong>the</strong> festival as emcee<br />

and show-runner. Sudanese fusion artists<br />

MarSimba will be back with <strong>the</strong>ir mix of Sudanese<br />

l<strong>in</strong>go and African beats, along with<br />

Lebanese duo RUST, compris<strong>in</strong>g s<strong>in</strong>gers<br />

Hani Manna and Petra Hawi, known for <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

blend of traditional Arabic melodies and poetry<br />

with modern electronic beats.<br />

<strong>2024</strong>’s edition of <strong>the</strong> festival <strong>in</strong>vites visitors<br />

to take a fresh look at how <strong>the</strong>y experience<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir weekends. Quoz Arts Fest hopes to<br />

tap <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>herent relativity of time with<br />

a unique and layered experience for every<br />

s<strong>in</strong>gle visitor by creat<strong>in</strong>g unexpected stories,<br />

produc<strong>in</strong>g different rhythms, and curat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

playful displays.<br />

Live performances at <strong>the</strong> weekend festival<br />

that promise to be crowd favourites <strong>in</strong>clude:<br />

UAE-based Stick No Bills with <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

South Asian music remixed as DJ sets along<br />

with custom visuals; A Bharatham performance,<br />

choreographed by millennial artist<br />

Usha Jey as a hybrid between hip-hop and<br />

Bharatanatyam; and, Tanzanian-born performance<br />

artist Dipesh Pandya’s live performance<br />

and <strong>in</strong>stallation transform<strong>in</strong>g a car<br />

<strong>in</strong>to a sonic sculpture via spoken word specifically<br />

written <strong>in</strong> response to <strong>the</strong> Al Quoz<br />

neighbourhood and site where Alserkal Avenue<br />

is located. Am<strong>in</strong>a will take to <strong>the</strong> stage<br />

with her <strong>in</strong>timate folk and pop-<strong>in</strong>fused tunes,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> poetry and electronic music duo that<br />

form Chamæleon will perform spoken-word<br />

that explore <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tersection between <strong>the</strong> sociopolitical<br />

and <strong>the</strong> personal.<br />

Concrete, Alserkal Avenue’s multidiscipl<strong>in</strong>ary<br />

exhibitions and events space, will<br />

host an <strong>in</strong>teractive, ambient sound experience<br />

created by London-based Japanese<br />

artist Yuri Suzuki to challenge our very preconceptions<br />

of natural and artificial forms via<br />

an eclectic arrangement of pipes and horns.<br />

Music lovers can also look forward to<br />

<strong>the</strong> return of <strong>the</strong> popular Quoz Encore,<br />

which will showcase some of <strong>the</strong> country’s<br />

most promis<strong>in</strong>g homegrown emerg<strong>in</strong>g music<br />

acts. Musicians of all ages, genres,<br />

and language, are <strong>in</strong>vited to <strong>the</strong> platform’s<br />

Open Call for a chance to perform dur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> weekend festival. To participate, share<br />

a 1-m<strong>in</strong>ute live performance video and bio<br />

through <strong>the</strong> form here: https://form.jotform.<br />

com/233332856589468. The deadl<strong>in</strong>e for<br />

submissions is 31 December 2023 and auditions<br />

will take place <strong>in</strong> <strong>January</strong>.<br />

Beyond <strong>the</strong> aforementioned creative concepts<br />

and live enterta<strong>in</strong>ment <strong>in</strong> Alserkal Avenue,<br />

Quoz Arts Fest also <strong>in</strong>cludes a series of<br />

collaborations, <strong>in</strong>stallations, and workshops<br />

with community concepts.<br />

Let’s not forget <strong>the</strong> mouth-water<strong>in</strong>g cul<strong>in</strong>ary<br />

options from some of UAE’s most popular<br />

<strong>in</strong>dependent d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g concepts available at<br />

<strong>the</strong> festival all weekend for visitor appetites.<br />

Full programme <strong>in</strong>formation is available<br />

at https://alserkal.onl<strong>in</strong>e/event/quoz-arts-fest<br />

Festival attendees can book <strong>the</strong>ir full<br />

weekend access pass for AED 63 on Plat<strong>in</strong>umlist<br />

at https://dubai.plat<strong>in</strong>umlist.net/<br />

event-tickets/quoz-arts-fest. All proceeds<br />

from ticket sales are dedicated to <strong>the</strong> Quoz<br />

Arts Fest programme, support<strong>in</strong>g local and<br />

regional talent.<br />

Quoz Art Fest’s support<strong>in</strong>g partner is MINI<br />

AGMC, and e-commerce partner is Ounass.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



Exclusive<br />


A Fusion of Contemporary Fluid Art<br />

and Indo-Asian Mysticism<br />

AK (Aakanksha) is an artist who is break<strong>in</strong>g<br />

new ground <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world of art with her<br />

unique fusion of contemporary fluid art and<br />

ancient Indo-Asian mysticism. Hav<strong>in</strong>g lived<br />

for about 15 years <strong>in</strong> Dubai, AK has always<br />

been fasc<strong>in</strong>ated by <strong>the</strong> vibrant colors and<br />

patterns of <strong>the</strong> region, which are evident <strong>in</strong><br />

her work.<br />

AK’s art is characterized by her bold<br />

and vibrant use of colors and unique<br />

patterns created with acrylics, alcohol<br />

<strong>in</strong>ks, and res<strong>in</strong>. Her work is a<br />

celebration of <strong>the</strong> natural world, evok<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

sense of peace, harmony, and positive energy,<br />

promot<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>se qualities and help<strong>in</strong>g<br />

people realize <strong>the</strong>ir div<strong>in</strong>e purpose.<br />

AK’s artistic journey began with her first<br />

piece, Sky Flow, which was released <strong>in</strong> 2022.<br />

S<strong>in</strong>ce <strong>the</strong>n, she has gone from strength to<br />

strength, ga<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g recognition and appreciation<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> art world for her unique style and<br />

vision. Her work has been showcased at<br />

various art exhibitions and events <strong>in</strong> Dubai<br />

and <strong>in</strong>ternationally, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> “Ekta’23”,<br />

“World Art Dubai”, ADIHEX, and One World<br />

One Earth (Taj, Mumbai).<br />

She was also featured <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> “Artists <strong>in</strong><br />

Focus 2023” by <strong>Magzoid</strong> and “World Art Encyclopaedia<br />

of International Contemporary<br />

Artists” by <strong>the</strong> World Art Fair, a testament to<br />

her grow<strong>in</strong>g reputation <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> art world.<br />

Her selection <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> top 3 best contemporary<br />

artists <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> “Emerg<strong>in</strong>g Art Icon”<br />

Awards by <strong>Magzoid</strong> is proof that her art is<br />

critically acclaimed or recognized <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> art<br />

circles of UAE.<br />

AK’s work is deeply rooted <strong>in</strong> her cultural<br />

heritage, and she draws <strong>in</strong>spiration from <strong>the</strong><br />

ancient traditions and beliefs of her ancestors.<br />

Her work reflects her passion for explor<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> depths of <strong>the</strong> human experience<br />

and <strong>the</strong> mysteries of <strong>the</strong> universe. She aims<br />

to create art that is not only visually stunn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

but also spiritually uplift<strong>in</strong>g and transformative,<br />

<strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g people to reach for <strong>the</strong> highest<br />

and best with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>mselves.<br />

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AK’s art is a testament to her courage and<br />

ambition, qualities that are embodied <strong>in</strong> her<br />

name. “Aakanksha” means ambitious desire,<br />

while “Kshatriya” is a term used to def<strong>in</strong>e a<br />

person who holds a queen’s heart and a warrior’s<br />

courage. These qualities are evident <strong>in</strong><br />

AK, who is a fearless artist, <strong>in</strong> pursuit of <strong>the</strong><br />

purest yet grandest expression of art – flow.<br />

AK’s philosophy is simple – to create art<br />

that is a celebration of life, a reflection of <strong>the</strong><br />

beauty and wonder of <strong>the</strong> world around us.<br />

Her work is a rem<strong>in</strong>der that <strong>the</strong>re is beauty<br />

and magic <strong>in</strong> every moment and that we can<br />

transform our lives through <strong>the</strong> power of creativity<br />

and imag<strong>in</strong>ation.<br />

In her own words: “Inspired by <strong>the</strong> flow of<br />

nature, <strong>the</strong> colors of <strong>the</strong> sun, <strong>the</strong> peace of<br />

water, <strong>the</strong> freshness of ra<strong>in</strong>drops, and <strong>the</strong><br />

wildness of thunder – ArtbyAK is an expression<br />

of <strong>the</strong> purity of life force – <strong>the</strong> flow that<br />

br<strong>in</strong>gs us peace.”<br />

AK’s art is a celebration of <strong>the</strong> human spirit,<br />

a rem<strong>in</strong>der that we are all capable of creat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

beauty and wonder <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world. Her<br />

work is an <strong>in</strong>vitation to jo<strong>in</strong> her on a journey<br />

of discovery and transformation, to explore<br />

<strong>the</strong> depths of our creativity and imag<strong>in</strong>ation,<br />

and to embrace <strong>the</strong> flow of life <strong>in</strong> all its <strong>in</strong>f<strong>in</strong>ite<br />

beauty and wonder.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />




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Historical Roots:<br />

Murals have a rich history, dat<strong>in</strong>g back to<br />

ancient civilizations where <strong>the</strong>y were used<br />

to narrate stories and depict cultural narratives.<br />

From <strong>the</strong> cave pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs of Lascaux to<br />

<strong>the</strong> political murals of Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Ireland, this<br />

art form has evolved to become a powerful<br />

means of communication and expression.<br />

Community Connection:<br />

Murals often serve as a communal canvas,<br />

transform<strong>in</strong>g public spaces <strong>in</strong>to dynamic<br />

galleries. Artists engage with local<br />

communities to capture <strong>the</strong> essence of a<br />

neighborhood, reflect<strong>in</strong>g its diversity, history,<br />

and collective identity.<br />

Social Commentary:<br />

Many murals serve as visual critiques, address<strong>in</strong>g<br />

social, political, and environmental<br />

issues. Street artists worldwide utilize this<br />

medium to spark conversations and challenge<br />

societal norms, creat<strong>in</strong>g a powerful dialogue<br />

between <strong>the</strong> artwork and <strong>the</strong> viewer.<br />

Technological Innovations:<br />

With advancements <strong>in</strong> technology, muralists<br />

are <strong>in</strong>corporat<strong>in</strong>g new techniques and<br />

materials <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong>ir work. From augmented<br />

reality elements to <strong>in</strong>teractive murals, artists<br />

are push<strong>in</strong>g boundaries and embrac<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>novation,<br />

add<strong>in</strong>g an immersive dimension to<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir creations.<br />

Global Collaboration:<br />

Murals often transcend geographical<br />

boundaries, with artists collaborat<strong>in</strong>g across<br />

borders to create large-scale, impactful<br />

works of art. This global exchange of ideas<br />

and styles enriches <strong>the</strong> mural art scene, foster<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a sense of <strong>in</strong>terconnectedness with<strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> artistic community.<br />

Environmental Impact:<br />

Some muralists are champion<strong>in</strong>g eco<br />

-friendly practices by us<strong>in</strong>g susta<strong>in</strong>able materials<br />

and techniques. Additionally, murals<br />

often engage with environmental <strong>the</strong>mes,<br />

draw<strong>in</strong>g attention to ecological challenges<br />

and <strong>the</strong> importance of conservation.<br />

Urban Regeneration:<br />

Murals play a crucial role <strong>in</strong> urban revitalization<br />

efforts. Cities worldwide are commission<strong>in</strong>g<br />

artists to transform neglected<br />

spaces <strong>in</strong>to vibrant, cultural hubs, attract<strong>in</strong>g<br />

tourists and foster<strong>in</strong>g a sense of pride with<strong>in</strong><br />

local communities.<br />

Celebrat<strong>in</strong>g Diversity:<br />

Murals celebrate cultural diversity by <strong>in</strong>corporat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

elements from different traditions,<br />

folklore, and histories. Artists use this<br />

medium to amplify underrepresented voices,<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g a visual tapestry that reflects <strong>the</strong><br />

multiplicity of human experience.<br />

Temporary vs. Permanent:<br />

While some murals are <strong>in</strong>tended to be<br />

permanent fixtures <strong>in</strong> urban landscapes,<br />

o<strong>the</strong>rs embrace <strong>the</strong> impermanence of street<br />

art. Festivals and events often feature temporary<br />

murals, highlight<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> transient nature<br />

of this evolv<strong>in</strong>g art form.<br />

Economic Impact:<br />

Beyond <strong>the</strong>ir cultural significance, murals<br />

can contribute to local economies by attract<strong>in</strong>g<br />

tourism and promot<strong>in</strong>g bus<strong>in</strong>esses <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

surround<strong>in</strong>g areas. Cities recognize <strong>the</strong> economic<br />

benefits of a vibrant mural scene and<br />

actively support public art <strong>in</strong>itiatives.<br />

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36 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


In <strong>the</strong> ever-evolv<strong>in</strong>g canvas of our lives,<br />

color has <strong>the</strong> remarkable power to <strong>in</strong>fluence<br />

our emotions, evoke memories, and<br />

set <strong>the</strong> tone for our shared experiences.<br />

As we embark on a new artistic journey <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> year <strong>2024</strong>, <strong>the</strong> Pantone Color of <strong>the</strong> Year,<br />

Peach Fuzz 13-1023, emerges as a velvety<br />

symphony of warmth, tenderness, and connection.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> poetic unveil<strong>in</strong>g by Elley Cheng,<br />

VP of Pantone, Peach Fuzz 13-1023 is <strong>in</strong>troduced<br />

as a velvety gentle peach, whose<br />

all-encompass<strong>in</strong>g spirit enriches <strong>the</strong> heart,<br />

m<strong>in</strong>d, and body. This subtle and sensual<br />

hue br<strong>in</strong>gs forth a feel<strong>in</strong>g of k<strong>in</strong>dness and<br />

tenderness, communicat<strong>in</strong>g a profound<br />

message of car<strong>in</strong>g, shar<strong>in</strong>g, community,<br />

and collaboration. As we navigate a world<br />

marked by turmoil, Peach Fuzz stands as<br />

a beacon of nurtur<strong>in</strong>g, empathy, and compassion,<br />

rem<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g us of <strong>the</strong> importance of<br />

<strong>in</strong>ner well-be<strong>in</strong>g and <strong>the</strong> beauty of human<br />

connection.<br />

Peach Fuzz 13-1023 resides delicately<br />

between p<strong>in</strong>k and orange, offer<strong>in</strong>g a fresh<br />

approach to softness. Its timeless and clean<br />

v<strong>in</strong>tage vibe reflects <strong>the</strong> past while seamlessly<br />

embrac<strong>in</strong>g a contemporary ambiance.<br />

A color that simultaneously reflects simplicity<br />

and sophistication, Peach Fuzz awakens our<br />

senses to <strong>the</strong> comfort<strong>in</strong>g presence of tactility<br />

and cocooned warmth. It is an <strong>in</strong>vitation to<br />

f<strong>in</strong>d peace with<strong>in</strong> ourselves, impact<strong>in</strong>g our<br />

well-be<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> an era where <strong>in</strong>trospection and<br />

self-care are paramount.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> realm of fashion, Peach Fuzz 13-<br />

1023 <strong>in</strong>vites us to explore its nurtur<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

tactile qualities. From suede and velvety<br />

textures to quilted and furry fabrics, this envelop<strong>in</strong>g<br />

hue <strong>in</strong>spires a desire to reach out<br />

and touch. It is a hue that beckons connection,<br />

provid<strong>in</strong>g a comfort<strong>in</strong>g presence to our<br />

sense of touch.<br />

For <strong>in</strong>terior design and home décor,<br />

Peach Fuzz <strong>in</strong>fuses spaces with a gentle<br />

warmth, creat<strong>in</strong>g a welcom<strong>in</strong>g ambiance.<br />

Whe<strong>the</strong>r grac<strong>in</strong>g a pa<strong>in</strong>ted wall or act<strong>in</strong>g<br />

as an accent with<strong>in</strong> a pattern, its presence<br />

transforms our liv<strong>in</strong>g spaces <strong>in</strong>to sanctuaries<br />

of comfort.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> realm of beauty, Peach Fuzz proves<br />

its versatility. With an e<strong>the</strong>real, reflective<br />

f<strong>in</strong>ish on hair and a natural rosy glow flatter<strong>in</strong>g<br />

various complexions, this contemporary<br />

peach becomes a staple <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world<br />

of beauty and self-expression. From soft<br />

warmth to eyes, lips, and cheeks, Peach<br />

Fuzz opens <strong>the</strong> door to a wide array of makeup<br />

options, offer<strong>in</strong>g a palette of possibilities.<br />

Peach Fuzz 13-1023 transcends <strong>the</strong><br />

physical realm, seamlessly <strong>in</strong>tegrat<strong>in</strong>g itself<br />

<strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> digital world. With a clean peach<br />

tone boast<strong>in</strong>g a v<strong>in</strong>tage vibe, it captivates<br />

both <strong>in</strong> packag<strong>in</strong>g and multimedia design.<br />

Tactile and <strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g, it tempts consumers to<br />

reach out and touch, mak<strong>in</strong>g it an entic<strong>in</strong>g<br />

shade for various products, from cosmetics<br />

to food and beverage.<br />

In conclusion, Peach Fuzz 13-1023 is<br />

more than a color; it’s an artistic expression<br />

of our collective yearn<strong>in</strong>g for tranquility, connection,<br />

and self-discovery. As it graces our<br />

lives <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> year <strong>2024</strong>, let it serve as a rem<strong>in</strong>der<br />

to cherish moments of respite, nurture<br />

our <strong>in</strong>ner selves, and revel <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> beauty<br />

of toge<strong>the</strong>rness. In <strong>the</strong> tapestry of our existence,<br />

Peach Fuzz pa<strong>in</strong>ts a picture of harmony,<br />

<strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g us to savor <strong>the</strong> delicate tastes<br />

and scents of a world ba<strong>the</strong>d <strong>in</strong> its comfort<strong>in</strong>g<br />

glow.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



Q.Your work seamlessly comb<strong>in</strong>es digital art with literature,<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g a unique synergy. How did your journey <strong>in</strong> both<br />

fields <strong>in</strong>fluence each o<strong>the</strong>r, and what role does storytell<strong>in</strong>g<br />

play <strong>in</strong> your artistic process?<br />

I have always loved read<strong>in</strong>g and discovered my passion for mythology<br />

about 10 years ago, which I <strong>the</strong>n began <strong>in</strong>tegrat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>to<br />

my work. Dur<strong>in</strong>g a ra<strong>the</strong>r dark phase of my life, I developed an<br />

<strong>in</strong>terest <strong>in</strong> poetry and psychology. These areas have enriched<br />

my work and helped me to deal with my own emotions more<br />

effectively. Orig<strong>in</strong>ally, storytell<strong>in</strong>g wasn’t particularly important<br />

to me; I simply wanted to express my emotions and feel<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong><br />

some form. Eventually, this led to a sort of storytell<strong>in</strong>g develop<strong>in</strong>g<br />

quite naturally.<br />

Q.Hav<strong>in</strong>g exhibited your art <strong>in</strong> various cultural hubs globally,<br />

from San Francisco to Zurich, how do diverse cultural landscapes<br />

<strong>in</strong>fluence or <strong>in</strong>spire your creative process? Are <strong>the</strong>re<br />

specific experiences from <strong>the</strong>se <strong>in</strong>ternational exhibitions<br />

that stand out to you?<br />

It feels wonderful to have had <strong>the</strong> opportunity to exhibit my work<br />

<strong>in</strong> so many different places. I am quite shy and prefer to stay <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> background, so I rarely visit exhibitions... even if <strong>the</strong>y are my<br />

own. However, I recall one exhibition where I observed an older<br />

woman stand<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> front of one of my pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs for a long time.<br />

After a while, she noticed me through <strong>the</strong> crowd and gave me<br />

a long look that made me feel as though she understood everyth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

I felt while pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g that piece, possibly because she had<br />

felt it herself at some po<strong>in</strong>t. Maybe I mis<strong>in</strong>terpreted <strong>the</strong> whole<br />

situation, but that woman gave me <strong>the</strong> feel<strong>in</strong>g that what I do has<br />

value, which was hard for me to comprehend at <strong>the</strong> time.<br />

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Exclusive<br />

Artist<br />

Laura H. Rub<strong>in</strong> on Art, Mythology, and <strong>the</strong> Lunar Codex:<br />

A Journey of Strength, Empowerment, and Digital Innovation<br />

Laura H.<br />

Rub<strong>in</strong><br />

Laura H. Rub<strong>in</strong> is an award-w<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g digital artist recognized for her<br />

talent <strong>in</strong> creat<strong>in</strong>g realistic portraits, that encapsulate <strong>the</strong> strength and<br />

essence of female characters.<br />

Laura’s contributions to art and literature have been significant through<br />

publishers <strong>in</strong> Paris, England, and Switzerland. Her artistic and educational<br />

books have enriched and <strong>in</strong>spired readers and art enthusiasts<br />

alike.<br />

Laura’s work has been exhibited <strong>in</strong> various cities, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g San Francisco,<br />

Munich, Zurich, Paris, Basel, and Milan.<br />

In 2022, Laura’s work was selected for <strong>the</strong> Lunar Codex Project’s Polaris<br />

Collection. This contribution will be preserved <strong>in</strong> a lunar time capsule<br />

and left on <strong>the</strong> moon for future generations.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



Q.Your artwork was chosen for <strong>the</strong> Lunar Codex Project’s<br />

Polaris Collection, a remarkable honor. Can you share <strong>the</strong><br />

emotions and thoughts that went through your m<strong>in</strong>d when<br />

you learned about this recognition, and what does it mean<br />

for you as an artist?<br />

When I was <strong>in</strong>formed about <strong>the</strong> selection, I must have read <strong>the</strong><br />

message about 5 or 6 times because I thought I was read<strong>in</strong>g it<br />

wrong, as English is not my first language. I th<strong>in</strong>k I’ll only truly<br />

believe it once <strong>the</strong> Polaris Collection has been placed. If this is<br />

all true and not just a bad joke from <strong>the</strong> sponsors and <strong>Space</strong>X,<br />

it’s impossible to put <strong>in</strong>to words how <strong>in</strong>f<strong>in</strong>itely grateful I am for<br />

such an honor.<br />

40 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


Q.Your portraits often feature strong and dynamic female<br />

characters. What drives this <strong>the</strong>matic choice, and how do you<br />

hope your depictions contribute to broader conversations<br />

about empowerment and representation <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> art world?<br />

My early career was marked by sexual assaults and harassment.<br />

As a ra<strong>the</strong>r quiet personality, I was not taken seriously by my<br />

male superiors. My skills, despite my qualifications, played no<br />

significant role. S<strong>in</strong>ce I eventually began to feel exactly as I was<br />

treated, I wanted to express <strong>in</strong> some way that I also possess<br />

strength. The characters I created took on a k<strong>in</strong>d of role model<br />

function for me. It’s difficult to say whe<strong>the</strong>r I hope this leads to a<br />

discussion <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> art world, as I am simply shar<strong>in</strong>g my journey <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> search for myself.<br />

Q.The <strong>in</strong>tersection of art and technology is ever-evolv<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

How do you navigate <strong>the</strong> rapidly chang<strong>in</strong>g landscape of digital<br />

art tools, and what technological advancements have had<br />

<strong>the</strong> most significant impact on your creative process?<br />

I th<strong>in</strong>k <strong>the</strong> biggest impact for me was <strong>the</strong> Procreate draw<strong>in</strong>g app<br />

that became available for <strong>the</strong> iPad a few years ago. Until <strong>the</strong>n,<br />

<strong>the</strong>re were no good draw<strong>in</strong>g apps for <strong>the</strong> iPad, and <strong>the</strong> better<br />

ones like Photoshop were not yet available for it. And <strong>the</strong>n, of<br />

course, <strong>the</strong>re are well-known artist no-gos like Midjourney,<br />

Dall-E, or o<strong>the</strong>r AI tools. I’ve tried <strong>the</strong>se apps, but I’m still not<br />

sure if and how <strong>the</strong>se tools could support me. Sure, <strong>the</strong>y can<br />

make <strong>the</strong> work easier or take it over completely, but where is <strong>the</strong><br />

dopam<strong>in</strong>e hit when you don’t achieve anyth<strong>in</strong>g yourself?<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


Pantone, <strong>the</strong> global color authority<br />

and provider of professional color<br />

language standards and digital solutions<br />

for <strong>the</strong> design community, today<br />

<strong>in</strong>troduced PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz,<br />

a velvety gentle peach whose all-embrac<strong>in</strong>g<br />

spirit enriches m<strong>in</strong>d, body, and soul as <strong>the</strong><br />

Pantone Color of <strong>the</strong> Year selection for <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

At a time of turmoil <strong>in</strong> many aspects of our<br />

lives, our need for nurtur<strong>in</strong>g, empathy, and<br />

compassion grows ever stronger as does<br />

our imag<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>gs of a more peaceful future.<br />

A warm and cozy shade highlight<strong>in</strong>g our<br />

desire for toge<strong>the</strong>rness with o<strong>the</strong>rs and <strong>the</strong><br />

feel<strong>in</strong>g of sanctuary this creates, PANTONE<br />

13-1023 Peach Fuzz presents a fresh approach<br />

to a new softness. Subtly sensual,<br />

PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz is a heartfelt<br />

peach hue br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g a feel<strong>in</strong>g of tenderness<br />

and communication a message of car<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and shar<strong>in</strong>g, community, and collaboration.<br />

“A cozy peach hue softly nestled between<br />

p<strong>in</strong>k and orange, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach<br />

Fuzz br<strong>in</strong>gs belong<strong>in</strong>g, <strong>in</strong>spires recalibration,<br />

and an opportunity for nurtur<strong>in</strong>g, conjur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

up an air of calm, offer<strong>in</strong>g us a space to<br />

be, feel, and heal and to flourish from whe<strong>the</strong>r<br />

spend<strong>in</strong>g time with o<strong>the</strong>rs or tak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

time to enjoy a moment by ourselves,” says<br />

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone<br />

Color Institute. “Draw<strong>in</strong>g comfort from<br />

PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz, we can f<strong>in</strong>d<br />

peace from with<strong>in</strong>, impact<strong>in</strong>g our wellbe<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

An idea as much as a feel<strong>in</strong>g, PANTONE<br />

13-1023 Peach Fuzz awakens our senses<br />

to <strong>the</strong> comfort<strong>in</strong>g presence of taclity and cocooned<br />

warmth.”<br />

Sensitive but sweet and airy, PANTONE<br />

13-1023 Peach Fuzz evokes a new modernity.<br />

While centered on <strong>the</strong> human experience<br />

of enrich<strong>in</strong>g and nurtur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> m<strong>in</strong>d body<br />

and soul, it is also a quietly sophisticated<br />

and contemporary peach with depth whose<br />

gentle lightness is understated but impactful<br />

br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g beauty to <strong>the</strong> digital world. Poetic<br />

and romantic, with a clean peach tone with a<br />

v<strong>in</strong>tage vibe, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz<br />

reflects <strong>the</strong> past yet has been rephrased to<br />

have a contemporary ambiance.<br />

42 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong> www.magzoid.com

UAE<br />


COLOR OF THE YEAR <strong>2024</strong>: PANTONE<br />

13-1023 PEACH FUZZ<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


The <strong>in</strong>troduction of PANTONE 13-1023<br />

Peach Fuzz also marks <strong>the</strong> 25th anniversary<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Pantone Color of <strong>the</strong> Year program.<br />

First <strong>in</strong>troduced by <strong>the</strong> Pantone Color Institute<br />

<strong>in</strong> 1999 with <strong>the</strong> Pantone Color of <strong>the</strong><br />

Year, PANTONE 15-4020 Cerulean Blue, <strong>the</strong><br />

Pantone Color of <strong>the</strong> Year captures <strong>the</strong> global<br />

zeitgeist, serv<strong>in</strong>g as an expression of a<br />

mood and an attitude on <strong>the</strong> part of <strong>the</strong> consumer.<br />

Through <strong>the</strong> years, <strong>the</strong> Pantone Color<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Year program has become a globally<br />

iconic cultural touchstone, draw<strong>in</strong>g attention<br />

to how what is tak<strong>in</strong>g place <strong>in</strong> our global culture<br />

is reflected and expressed through <strong>the</strong><br />

language of color.<br />

“With this year’s Pantone Color of <strong>the</strong> Year<br />

<strong>2024</strong>, we see an <strong>in</strong>creased focus on community<br />

and people across <strong>the</strong> world refram<strong>in</strong>g<br />

how <strong>the</strong>y want to live and evaluat<strong>in</strong>g what<br />

is important – that is <strong>the</strong> comfort of be<strong>in</strong>g<br />

close to those we love. The color is one<br />

whose warm and welcom<strong>in</strong>g embrace conveys<br />

a message of compassion and whose<br />

cozy sensibility br<strong>in</strong>gs people toge<strong>the</strong>r and<br />

enriches <strong>the</strong> soul,” added Laurie Pressman,<br />

Vice President of <strong>the</strong> Pantone Color Institute.<br />

“In <strong>the</strong> spirit of PANTONE 13-1023 Peach<br />

Fuzz, we reflect back on <strong>the</strong> last 25 years<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Pantone Color of <strong>the</strong> Year program<br />

grateful to provide an avenue where designers<br />

and color enthusiasts all over <strong>the</strong> world<br />

can engage <strong>in</strong> a conversation about color,<br />

be <strong>in</strong>spired by color and showcase <strong>the</strong>ir creativity<br />

with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir communities. We look forward<br />

to cont<strong>in</strong>u<strong>in</strong>g this for many more years<br />

to come.”<br />

44 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


UAE<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



A Universal Language: Fatspatrol’s Artistic<br />

Legacy<br />

Fatspatrol’s art transcends geographical<br />

boundaries, resonat<strong>in</strong>g with audiences<br />

across diverse cultures and backgrounds.<br />

Represent<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> UAE, India, and Canada,<br />

Fatspatrol’s work embodies <strong>the</strong> universal<br />

<strong>the</strong>mes of identity, belong<strong>in</strong>g, and human<br />

connection. Through outreach projects support<strong>in</strong>g<br />

challenged communities and collaborations<br />

spann<strong>in</strong>g 10 countries, Fatspatrol<br />

harnesses <strong>the</strong> transformative power of art to<br />

heal, <strong>in</strong>spire, and move <strong>the</strong> world forward.<br />

Draw<strong>in</strong>g from a myriad of <strong>in</strong>fluences—<br />

comic books, textiles, mythology, calligraphy,<br />

and graffiti—Fatspatrol’s style is an<br />

eclectic blend of visual narratives and symbolic<br />

motifs. Yet, at its core, Fatspatrol’s art is<br />

a testament to <strong>the</strong> human spirit’s <strong>in</strong>nate urge<br />

to create, depict, and express. Delv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>to<br />

<strong>the</strong>mes of symbolism, semiotics, mythology,<br />

and existentialism, Fatspatrol’s work <strong>in</strong>vites<br />

viewers to embark on a journey of <strong>in</strong>trospection,<br />

exploration, and discovery.<br />

In a world characterized by complexity<br />

and change, Fatspatrol’s art serves as a<br />

beacon of resilience, creativity, and hope.<br />

Through a unique blend of cultural <strong>in</strong>fluences,<br />

personal experiences, and artistic<br />

<strong>in</strong>novation, Fatspatrol cont<strong>in</strong>ues to redef<strong>in</strong>e<br />

<strong>the</strong> contours of contemporary art, leav<strong>in</strong>g an<br />

endur<strong>in</strong>g legacy that <strong>in</strong>spires and empowers<br />

generations to come.<br />

46 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


Exclusive<br />

Reclaim<strong>in</strong>g Black: Bold Artistic Voice of<br />

Fatspatrol<br />

In <strong>the</strong> pulsat<strong>in</strong>g heart of Dubai, a city that embodies <strong>the</strong> confluence of<br />

cultures and identities, Fatspatrol emerges as a dist<strong>in</strong>ctive voice <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

contemporary art scene. Born and raised <strong>in</strong> Dubai, with roots trac<strong>in</strong>g<br />

back to India and a journey that led to Canada, Fatspatrol’s artistic narrative<br />

is a rich tapestry of cultural <strong>in</strong>fluences, personal experiences,<br />

and relentless self-exploration.<br />

Artist<br />

From <strong>the</strong> vibrant hues of Indian folk<br />

art to <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tricate patterns of Islamic<br />

architecture, Fatspatrol’s upbr<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g<br />

was steeped <strong>in</strong> a diverse array of visual<br />

stimuli. Yet, it was <strong>the</strong> allure of black—<br />

bold, powerful, and timeless—that captivated<br />

Fatspatrol’s imag<strong>in</strong>ation. This predilection<br />

for black serves as a powerful metaphor for<br />

Fatspatrol’s artistic journey—a journey characterized<br />

by rebellion aga<strong>in</strong>st cultural constra<strong>in</strong>ts,<br />

a quest for self-expression, and a<br />

relentless pursuit of personal freedom.<br />

Art <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Public Realm: Fatspatrol’s Impactful<br />

Contribution<br />

Fatspatrol’s artistic exploration extended<br />

beyond <strong>the</strong> conf<strong>in</strong>es of <strong>the</strong> studio, transcend<strong>in</strong>g<br />

traditional boundaries and engag<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with <strong>the</strong> public realm. Inspired by<br />

<strong>the</strong> magical spontaneity of art encounters<br />

and <strong>the</strong> transformative power of public art,<br />

Fatspatrol embarked on a mission to br<strong>in</strong>g<br />

street art to Dubai—a city renowned for its<br />

architectural marvels yet yearn<strong>in</strong>g for <strong>the</strong> vibrancy<br />

and dynamism of street art culture.<br />

Through ‘The Dom<strong>in</strong>o,’ Fatspatrol championed<br />

<strong>the</strong> cause of accessible, impactful<br />

art, leav<strong>in</strong>g an <strong>in</strong>delible mark on <strong>the</strong> city’s<br />

cultural landscape. The accolades and rec-<br />

ognition, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> prestigious Sheikha<br />

Manal Young Artist Award, served as affirmations<br />

of Fatspatrol’s artistic vision and<br />

provided <strong>the</strong> confidence to forge ahead <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> challeng<strong>in</strong>g yet reward<strong>in</strong>g journey of be<strong>in</strong>g<br />

an artist.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />




TRENDS SHAPING <strong>2024</strong><br />

In <strong>the</strong> ever-evolv<strong>in</strong>g canvas of <strong>in</strong>terior design,<br />

<strong>2024</strong> emerges as a year of <strong>in</strong>novation,<br />

weav<strong>in</strong>g toge<strong>the</strong>r <strong>in</strong>fluences from diverse<br />

cultures, susta<strong>in</strong>ability, and a deep<br />

connection to nature. As we dive <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong><br />

palette of upcom<strong>in</strong>g trends, it becomes evident<br />

that <strong>in</strong>teriors are not merely spaces but<br />

reflections of <strong>in</strong>dividuality, self-expression,<br />

and a harmonious blend of styles.<br />

Green Liv<strong>in</strong>g as Lifestyle:<br />

Nature takes center stage as we witness a<br />

surge <strong>in</strong> eco-conscious <strong>in</strong>terior design. The<br />

fusion of French culture and African flavors,<br />

orchestrated by Chef Paludetto, f<strong>in</strong>ds its parallel<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>teriors. Green liv<strong>in</strong>g has become<br />

more than a trend; it has transformed <strong>in</strong>to a<br />

lifestyle, <strong>in</strong>corporat<strong>in</strong>g biophilic elements,<br />

susta<strong>in</strong>able materials, and liv<strong>in</strong>g walls that<br />

br<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> outdoors <strong>in</strong>to our liv<strong>in</strong>g spaces.<br />

This embrace of nature not only enhances<br />

well-be<strong>in</strong>g but also fosters a sense of responsibility<br />

towards <strong>the</strong> environment.<br />

Smart Tech Revolution:<br />

The future unfolds with <strong>the</strong> seamless <strong>in</strong>tegration<br />

of smart technology <strong>in</strong>to our liv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

spaces. From voice-activated light<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

AI-driven home management, <strong>2024</strong> transforms<br />

our homes <strong>in</strong>to tech-savvy havens.<br />

This revolution enhances comfort, efficiency,<br />

and an undeniable cool factor, creat<strong>in</strong>g an<br />

atmosphere where <strong>in</strong>novation and daily life<br />

converge.<br />

Tiles Make Statements:<br />

Tiles become <strong>the</strong> artistic storytellers of<br />

<strong>2024</strong>. From oversized, tactile tiles to <strong>the</strong> allure<br />

of Zellige tiles, <strong>in</strong>teriors become canvases<br />

where dramatic patterns and unexpected<br />

layouts captivate. Floor<strong>in</strong>g and wall tiles<br />

transcend <strong>the</strong>ir utilitarian purpose, evolv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>to stunn<strong>in</strong>g focal po<strong>in</strong>ts that redef<strong>in</strong>e <strong>the</strong><br />

very essence of a space.<br />

Home Office Permanence:<br />

With remote work solidify<strong>in</strong>g its place, <strong>the</strong><br />

home office transforms. Ergonomic furniture,<br />

soundproof<strong>in</strong>g, and stylish design converge<br />

to make <strong>the</strong>se workspaces functional and <strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

The home office becomes a permanent<br />

fixture, <strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g stunn<strong>in</strong>g office chairs,<br />

bespoke light<strong>in</strong>g, and personalized decor.<br />

Timeless Traditions with a Twist:<br />

Traditional design experiences a lively<br />

resurgence, <strong>in</strong>fused with a contemporary<br />

twist. Timeless elements coalesce with modern<br />

functionality, creat<strong>in</strong>g spaces that honor<br />

<strong>the</strong> past while embrac<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> comforts of<br />

<strong>the</strong> future. Ornate furniture f<strong>in</strong>ds a place <strong>in</strong><br />

eclectic layouts, strik<strong>in</strong>g a balance between<br />

luxury and casual modernity.<br />

Natural Light<strong>in</strong>g Illum<strong>in</strong>ates:<br />

Natural light<strong>in</strong>g takes center stage <strong>in</strong> harmony<br />

with <strong>the</strong> trend of <strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> outdoors<br />

<strong>in</strong>. Large w<strong>in</strong>dows, skylights, and strategically<br />

placed mirrors amplify <strong>the</strong> effects of<br />

sunlight, creat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g and airy <strong>in</strong>teriors.<br />

Beyond aes<strong>the</strong>tics, <strong>the</strong>se naturally lit spaces<br />

promote focus, well-be<strong>in</strong>g, and vitam<strong>in</strong> D<br />

production.<br />

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Warm M<strong>in</strong>imalism and Character-Rich<br />

<strong>Space</strong>s:<br />

Warm m<strong>in</strong>imalism emerges as a design<br />

ethos, strik<strong>in</strong>g a balance between simplicity,<br />

functionality, and style. Clutter-free spaces<br />

become a canvas for m<strong>in</strong>dful liv<strong>in</strong>g, promot<strong>in</strong>g<br />

serenity and a sense of slow<strong>in</strong>g down.<br />

Au<strong>the</strong>nticity becomes a cornerstone, with<br />

<strong>in</strong>teriors adorned by v<strong>in</strong>tage f<strong>in</strong>ds, artisanal<br />

craftsmanship, and personalized decor that<br />

tell unique stories.<br />

<strong>2024</strong>: A Kaleidoscope of Expression:<br />

The kaleidoscope of trends extends <strong>in</strong>to<br />

<strong>the</strong> vibrant colors shap<strong>in</strong>g <strong>2024</strong> <strong>in</strong>teriors.<br />

Beige and ivory make a ref<strong>in</strong>ed comeback,<br />

paired with modern textures for a classic yet<br />

contemporary appeal. Jovial colors draw<br />

<strong>in</strong>spiration from <strong>the</strong> Barbiecore aes<strong>the</strong>tic,<br />

<strong>in</strong>ject<strong>in</strong>g unapologetic fun and energy <strong>in</strong>to<br />

spaces.<br />

Mid-Century Modern’s Timeless Elegance:<br />

Mid-Century Modern stands as a testament<br />

to timeless elegance. Its endur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

appeal, characterized by sleek l<strong>in</strong>es and<br />

organic shapes, f<strong>in</strong>ds resonance <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> contemporary<br />

narrative of <strong>2024</strong> <strong>in</strong>teriors. This<br />

design aes<strong>the</strong>tic not only pleases <strong>the</strong> eye<br />

but also narrates a story of an era that valued<br />

nature, simplicity, and <strong>in</strong>novation.<br />

Artistry Underfoot:<br />

Rugs transcend <strong>the</strong>ir utilitarian role, becom<strong>in</strong>g<br />

works of art that add personality and<br />

warmth to spaces. Unique, eye-catch<strong>in</strong>g rug<br />

designs become focal po<strong>in</strong>ts, ty<strong>in</strong>g toge<strong>the</strong>r<br />

entire schemes and transform<strong>in</strong>g rooms <strong>in</strong>to<br />

visually stimulat<strong>in</strong>g environments.<br />

Soft Black and Parisian Gray Sophistication:<br />

Soft black tones usher <strong>in</strong> sophistication,<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g moody focal po<strong>in</strong>ts or sleek modern<br />

looks <strong>in</strong> bedrooms and bathrooms. Meanwhile,<br />

Parisian gray, channel<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> chic and<br />

romantic air of <strong>the</strong> French capital, becomes<br />

a favored choice, offer<strong>in</strong>g understated luxury<br />

and timeless charm.<br />

Out with <strong>the</strong> Old:<br />

As we welcome <strong>the</strong> new, some trends bid<br />

adieu. Monotony gives way to diversity, and<br />

predictable can<strong>in</strong>g makes room for more<br />

versatile materials. Recessed lights yield to<br />

hidden light<strong>in</strong>g fixtures, while faux limewash<br />

walls are replaced by a reverence for au<strong>the</strong>ntic,<br />

natural materials.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> dynamic landscape of <strong>2024</strong> <strong>in</strong>terior<br />

design, spaces become not only functional<br />

but also expressive art forms, weav<strong>in</strong>g toge<strong>the</strong>r<br />

past, present, and future <strong>in</strong>fluences.<br />

As <strong>in</strong>dividuals seek au<strong>the</strong>nticity and a connection<br />

to nature, <strong>in</strong>teriors become stages<br />

where personal stories unfold, and each<br />

element is a brushstroke on <strong>the</strong> canvas of<br />

contemporary liv<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


Welcome to <strong>the</strong> all-new Designer’s Corner,<br />

an excit<strong>in</strong>g space divided <strong>in</strong>to four captivat<strong>in</strong>g segments

ON TIME<br />


X<br />



In a groundbreak<strong>in</strong>g collaboration that merges <strong>the</strong> worlds of haute horology<br />

and contemporary music, Audemars Piguet has jo<strong>in</strong>ed forces with Cactus Jack,<br />

<strong>the</strong> bra<strong>in</strong>child of iconic hip-hop artist Travis Scott. The result? A masterfully crafted<br />

timepiece, <strong>the</strong> Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar “Cactus Jack” Limited Edition,<br />

where precision eng<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g meets avant-garde aes<strong>the</strong>tics.<br />

Chronicle of Collaboration<br />

S<strong>in</strong>ce its <strong>in</strong>ception, Audemars Piguet has been a pioneer<br />

<strong>in</strong> foster<strong>in</strong>g creative synergies with diverse fields, from sports<br />

to pop culture, art, and enterta<strong>in</strong>ment. Notable collaborations<br />

with Jay-Z and LeBron James have solidified <strong>the</strong> brand’s status<br />

as a cultural icon. The latest venture with Cactus Jack, a<br />

powerhouse <strong>in</strong> music and creative collaborations, cont<strong>in</strong>ues<br />

this dialogue, creat<strong>in</strong>g a timepiece that embodies <strong>in</strong>novation<br />

and creative freedom.<br />

Brown Ceramic Elegance<br />

The Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar “Cactus Jack” Limited<br />

Edition showcases a dist<strong>in</strong>ctive brown aes<strong>the</strong>tic, a nod to<br />

one of Cactus Jack’s signature colors. The case and bracelet<br />

studs are meticulously crafted <strong>in</strong> brown ceramic, mark<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

historic first for Audemars Piguet. The alternat<strong>in</strong>g sat<strong>in</strong>-brush<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and polished chamfers lend a contemporary allure to this<br />

classic complication.<br />


Brown ceramic<br />

SIZE<br />

41 mm<br />


40h<br />


2.75 hz 19,800 vph<br />


20 m<br />


Selfw<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g<br />


29 mm<br />


4.5 mm<br />

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Design Elements Inspired by Cactus Jack<br />

Travis Scott’s artistic impr<strong>in</strong>t is visible throughout <strong>the</strong> timepiece,<br />

from <strong>the</strong> typography of calendar and week <strong>in</strong>dications, based on<br />

his hand-drawn model, to <strong>the</strong> day subdial at 9 o’clock shaped like<br />

<strong>the</strong> Cactus Jack logo. The moon phase at 6 o’clock features <strong>the</strong><br />

emblematic smiley face, its lum<strong>in</strong>escent coat<strong>in</strong>g glow<strong>in</strong>g blue <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

dark. O<strong>the</strong>r calendar <strong>in</strong>dications exhibit a green lum<strong>in</strong>escent material,<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g a captivat<strong>in</strong>g nocturnal display.<br />

Exquisite Movement and Caseback<br />

The brown ceramic and sapphire caseback offer a glimpse <strong>in</strong>to<br />

<strong>the</strong> heart of <strong>the</strong> timepiece – <strong>the</strong> selfw<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g Calibre 5135. The dedicated<br />

stamped openworked 22-carat p<strong>in</strong>k gold oscillat<strong>in</strong>g weight,<br />

engraved with <strong>the</strong> double signature of “Audemars Piguet” and<br />

“Cactus Jack,” is a testament to <strong>the</strong> collaboration’s attention to detail.<br />

The Cactus Jack logo at <strong>the</strong> center adds <strong>the</strong> f<strong>in</strong>al flourish, unit<strong>in</strong>g<br />

different universes <strong>in</strong> horological harmony.<br />

Capsule Collection and Charitable Endeavors<br />

To complement <strong>the</strong> timepiece, Audemars Piguet and Cactus Jack<br />

present a limited capsule collection of cloth<strong>in</strong>g and accessories.<br />

A portion of <strong>the</strong> proceeds from this collection will be donated to a<br />

charity project or cause chosen by Travis Scott, re<strong>in</strong>forc<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> collaboration’s<br />

commitment to giv<strong>in</strong>g back.<br />

In this exclusive collaboration, Audemars Piguet and Cactus Jack<br />

transcend <strong>the</strong> boundaries of traditional watchmak<strong>in</strong>g, creat<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

timeless masterpiece that seamlessly blends <strong>in</strong>novation, style, and<br />

philanthropy. The Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar “Cactus Jack” Limited<br />

Edition is not just a timepiece; it’s a celebration of <strong>the</strong> encounter<br />

of two visionary worlds.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



F<strong>in</strong>e jewelry label The L<strong>in</strong>e - which earlier this year<br />

launched its <strong>in</strong>augural collaboration with Gemfields, starr<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Mozambican rubies and Zambian emeralds - has launched<br />

its UAE website, with a Dubai-based design studio to follow<br />

later this month. The latter will double as both founder Natasha<br />

Khurana’s creative hub and a showroom for private<br />

client appo<strong>in</strong>tments.<br />

To celebrate its UAE launch on 14 September, The L<strong>in</strong>e x<br />

Gemfields showcased its Songbird Collection at 12 Chairs,<br />

SLS Dubai. The collection is at once a tribute to Indian traditions,<br />

history and artistry and a love letter to gemstones.<br />

The collection was named after <strong>the</strong> melodious songbird,<br />

whose call has rema<strong>in</strong>ed recognisable through <strong>the</strong> centuries,<br />

much like <strong>the</strong> dist<strong>in</strong>ctive silhouette of f<strong>in</strong>e Indian jewelry.<br />

However, just as each songbird has an <strong>in</strong>dividual voice of<br />

its own, The L<strong>in</strong>e’s collection is a unique and contemporary<br />

take on <strong>the</strong> much-loved aes<strong>the</strong>tic of Indian jewelry.<br />

Songbird reflects classic Indian jewelry silhouettes – from<br />

crescent-shaped hoops, str<strong>in</strong>g necklaces and flower<strong>in</strong>g<br />

earpieces to shoulder-dust<strong>in</strong>g chandelier earr<strong>in</strong>gs and regal<br />

chokers, all handmade from 18k yellow gold. Most of <strong>the</strong><br />

pieces place <strong>the</strong> pops of colour provided by colored gemstones<br />

alongside delicate pearls for an unmistakeably Indian<br />

look that’s both time-honoured and contemporary.<br />

Each design conta<strong>in</strong>s vibrant rubies from <strong>the</strong> Montepuez<br />

m<strong>in</strong>e <strong>in</strong> Mozambique or verdant emeralds from <strong>the</strong> Kagem<br />

m<strong>in</strong>e <strong>in</strong> Zambia. Both m<strong>in</strong>es are owned and operated by<br />

Gemfields, a world-lead<strong>in</strong>g m<strong>in</strong>er of colored gemstones with<br />

responsible practices at its core, mak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> company a natural<br />

partner for The L<strong>in</strong>e.<br />

The L<strong>in</strong>e was founded as a jewelry label by fashion journalist<br />

Natasha Khurana <strong>in</strong> 2015 – after she was <strong>in</strong>spired by<br />

<strong>the</strong> arrest<strong>in</strong>g beauty of loose gemstones. Liv<strong>in</strong>g between<br />

Dubai and New Delhi, Natasha is a lover of fashion, art,<br />

history and literature, and is cont<strong>in</strong>ually <strong>in</strong>spired by her surround<strong>in</strong>gs,<br />

particularly by India and its storied legacy of jewelry<br />

craftsmanship.<br />

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www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



She recalls her epiphany moment, when she first realised<br />

a passion to work with colored gemstones: “I remember <strong>the</strong><br />

first time I saw gems, <strong>in</strong> a packet, loose, unadorned. The<br />

colour, <strong>the</strong> fire of rubies and emeralds! I lost my heart. Gems<br />

are what drew me to jewelry as a career. I believe we need<br />

to do very little by way of bejewell<strong>in</strong>g gems: when <strong>the</strong>y are<br />

this beautiful, <strong>the</strong>y speak for <strong>the</strong>mselves.”<br />

With Songbird, Khurana addresses <strong>the</strong> “weighty legacy<br />

of Indian jewel-mak<strong>in</strong>g and wear<strong>in</strong>g” with lightness – channell<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> spirit of <strong>the</strong> Indian people, who for centuries have<br />

thought noth<strong>in</strong>g of donn<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> most extravagant pieces every<br />

day <strong>in</strong> abundance. This is a tradition that can be seen <strong>in</strong><br />

religious pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs and archival photographs of Indian royal<br />

courts.<br />

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With colour an <strong>in</strong>tegral aspect of Indian life, and rubies<br />

and emeralds both long revered <strong>in</strong> India, colored gemstones<br />

from Gemfields are a most natural fit for Khurana’s<br />

collection of wearable treasures.<br />

“It is a true delight to watch <strong>the</strong> Indian sun dance through<br />

<strong>the</strong>se Zambian emeralds and Mozambican rubies, br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong>m to life <strong>in</strong> Natasha Khurana’s elegant creations. Here<br />

is a collection that heroes <strong>the</strong> versatility of colored gems –<br />

equally as captivat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> a playful ear climber as <strong>the</strong>y are <strong>in</strong><br />

recognisable silhouettes such as <strong>the</strong> adorned hoops. The<br />

L<strong>in</strong>e perfectly marries wearability with a charismatic twist<br />

and an elegant simplicity, elevated by <strong>the</strong> entranc<strong>in</strong>g flicker<br />

of danc<strong>in</strong>g colored gemstones,” said Emily Dungey, Gemfields<br />

director of market<strong>in</strong>g The L<strong>in</strong>e x Gemfields ‘Songbird’<br />

Collection ranges from AED 7,000 for <strong>the</strong> “Kundal Earr<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

with Akoya Pearls ft. Gemfields Mozambican Rubies Earr<strong>in</strong>gs”<br />

to AED 46,700 for <strong>the</strong> “Chaandbali with Rose-cut Diamonds<br />

ft. Gemfields Mozambican Rubies Earr<strong>in</strong>gs” and is<br />

available on: <strong>the</strong>l<strong>in</strong>ehq.com<br />

For private client appo<strong>in</strong>tments please contact: <strong>in</strong>fo@<strong>the</strong>l<strong>in</strong>ehq.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


ON FOOT<br />

With sculptural flair and an experimental construction, <strong>the</strong><br />

Unicorn Sneaker boldly challenges <strong>the</strong> status quo, push<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> boundaries of creativity <strong>in</strong> footwear. Draw<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>spiration<br />

from <strong>the</strong> futuristic aes<strong>the</strong>tics of Blade Runner and <strong>the</strong> sleek<br />

l<strong>in</strong>es of Don Aronow’s aerodynamic speed boats, this conceptual<br />

sneaker is a fusion of artistry and <strong>in</strong>novation.<br />

The stacked yet streaml<strong>in</strong>ed silhouette of <strong>the</strong> Unicorn is a<br />

visual symphony, comb<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g layers of angled shapes that reflect<br />

Rouste<strong>in</strong>g’s commitment to shap<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> future of fashion.<br />

Utiliz<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> house’s cutt<strong>in</strong>g-edge technology, <strong>the</strong> curved sole<br />

is meticulously crafted from eight sectional molds, seamlessly<br />

encapsulat<strong>in</strong>g Balma<strong>in</strong>’s shock absorber cushion<strong>in</strong>g system.<br />

As <strong>the</strong> eye traverses <strong>the</strong> body of <strong>the</strong> Unicorn, loop-shaped<br />

panels of matte rubber playfully emerge, creat<strong>in</strong>g a tiered<br />

look that is a hallmark of Balma<strong>in</strong>’s dist<strong>in</strong>ct design language.<br />

These panels, adorned <strong>in</strong> variegated shades of black, beige,<br />

and electric tones, echo <strong>the</strong> brand’s aes<strong>the</strong>tic that has graced<br />

numerous Balma<strong>in</strong> campaigns.<br />

The attention to structural <strong>in</strong>tegrity is paramount, with three<br />

PPU bands elegantly wrapp<strong>in</strong>g around <strong>the</strong> outer contours of<br />

<strong>the</strong> sneaker, te<strong>the</strong>red by th<strong>in</strong> laces that traverse <strong>the</strong> split-sole<br />

cavity. Balma<strong>in</strong>, true to its commitment to m<strong>in</strong>imalism, places<br />

subtle brand<strong>in</strong>g across <strong>the</strong> midsole and a s<strong>in</strong>gle, iconic Balma<strong>in</strong><br />

lion head symbol at <strong>the</strong> tip of <strong>the</strong> eyestay<br />

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In <strong>the</strong> realm of avant-garde fashion, where <strong>in</strong>novation<br />

meets style, Balma<strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong>troduces its latest masterpiece—<br />

<strong>the</strong> Unicorn Sneaker. A testament to <strong>the</strong> vision of creative<br />

director Olivier Rouste<strong>in</strong>g and his pursuit of “Renewed<br />

French Style,” this dynamic silhouette emerges as a captivat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

departure from conventional sneaker design.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


ON FOOT<br />

Elevat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Experience: The Balma<strong>in</strong> x <strong>Space</strong> Runners<br />

Collaboration<br />

Push<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> boundaries of fashion and footwear <strong>in</strong>novation<br />

even fur<strong>the</strong>r, Balma<strong>in</strong> has jo<strong>in</strong>ed forces with <strong>Space</strong> Runners<br />

to craft a limited-edition capsule of its popular Unicorn sneakers,<br />

seamlessly blend<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> physical and digital worlds. In<br />

this groundbreak<strong>in</strong>g collaboration, several NFT versions of<br />

Balma<strong>in</strong>’s signature silhouette have been concocted, each<br />

unlock<strong>in</strong>g a redeemable code for a real-life pair.<br />

Upon purchas<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> collaborative bundle, buyers receive<br />

an email l<strong>in</strong>k to claim <strong>the</strong>ir Unicorn Digital Collectible NFT.<br />

This digital key opens doors to exclusive access <strong>in</strong> Balma<strong>in</strong>’s<br />

world, offer<strong>in</strong>g early access to future drops, digital wearables<br />

for games, exclusive physical accessories, and more—a<br />

realm of experiences yet to be fully unveiled.<br />

<strong>Space</strong> Runner’s co-founder and CEO, Won Soh, expressed<br />

excitement, stat<strong>in</strong>g, “We are thrilled Balma<strong>in</strong> entrusted us to<br />

not only do justice to one of fashion’s most identifiable designs,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Unicorn, but also take consumers on a journey <strong>in</strong>spired<br />

by <strong>the</strong> tremendous legacy of Balma<strong>in</strong>.”<br />

Txampi Diz, CMO of Balma<strong>in</strong>, added, “As <strong>the</strong> physical and<br />

digital cont<strong>in</strong>ue to merge, Balma<strong>in</strong> is dedicated to constantly<br />

explor<strong>in</strong>g emerg<strong>in</strong>g pathways that help add new recruits to<br />

<strong>the</strong> very engaged, diverse and global Balma<strong>in</strong> Army.” With<br />

this collaboration, Balma<strong>in</strong> is not only showcas<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> bold<br />

spirit and silhouette of Olivier Rouste<strong>in</strong>g’s latest Unicorn designs<br />

but is also extend<strong>in</strong>g an <strong>in</strong>vitation to a broader audience<br />

to jo<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> avant-garde movement that def<strong>in</strong>es <strong>the</strong> brand.<br />

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Step <strong>in</strong>to a realm where fashion meets avant-garde artistry, as Balma<strong>in</strong>, <strong>the</strong> iconic French fashion<br />

house, collaborates with American artist Ant Kai and tech partner <strong>Space</strong> Runner to unveil a groundbreak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

fusion of physical luxury and digital <strong>in</strong>novation. At <strong>the</strong> heart of this revolutionary partnership<br />

lies <strong>the</strong> coveted Balma<strong>in</strong> Unicorn sneaker, reimag<strong>in</strong>ed through <strong>the</strong> lens of Kai’s artistic prowess and<br />

brought to life by <strong>Space</strong> Runner’s generative artificial <strong>in</strong>telligence.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


ON FOOT<br />

The Canvas Unveiled<br />

Immerse yourself <strong>in</strong> a world where fashion and art converge<br />

seamlessly. Ant Kai’s “clouds” style serves as <strong>the</strong> wellspr<strong>in</strong>g<br />

of <strong>in</strong>spiration, transform<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Unicorn Sneaker <strong>in</strong>to an ever-shift<strong>in</strong>g<br />

masterpiece. Each step you take becomes a stroke<br />

on this canvas, a journey <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> surreal.<br />

The Ballet of Colors<br />

Witness <strong>the</strong> dance of hues as <strong>the</strong> Unicorn Sneaker comes<br />

to life. Ant Kai’s reimag<strong>in</strong>ed design <strong>in</strong>vites you to customize<br />

your digital collectible on <strong>the</strong> eco-conscious Polygon blockcha<strong>in</strong><br />

network. This is more than a sneaker; it’s an exploration<br />

of personal expression. Choose your palette, m<strong>in</strong>t your NFT,<br />

and let your style speak louder than words.<br />

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A Symphony of Style<br />

Balma<strong>in</strong> and Ant Kai’s avant-garde partnership transcends<br />

mere collaboration; it’s a symphony of au<strong>the</strong>nticity and orig<strong>in</strong>ality.<br />

The Unicorn Sneaker, both physical and digital, stands<br />

as a testament to <strong>the</strong> limitless possibilities when fashion and<br />

art jo<strong>in</strong> hands. Wear it with pride; walk your own runway <strong>in</strong> a<br />

shoe that’s not just seen but felt.<br />

The Metaverse Soiree<br />

Jo<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> exclusive soirée <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> metaverse where Balma<strong>in</strong><br />

and <strong>Space</strong> Runner brought <strong>the</strong>ir vision to life. The Unicorn<br />

capsule collection, a fusion of tangible shoes and digital versions,<br />

materialized <strong>in</strong> an augmented reality-metaverse fashion<br />

show at Milan’s iconic Piazza del Duomo. The Unicorn Sneaker<br />

isn’t just an accessory; it’s a piece of wearable art, a testament<br />

to <strong>the</strong> boundless creativity of Balma<strong>in</strong>.<br />

A Foot <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Future<br />

As you step <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> future, <strong>the</strong> Unicorn Sneaker <strong>in</strong>vites you<br />

to own a piece of <strong>the</strong> avant-garde. The limited-edition physical<br />

Kai sneaker bundle, curated exclusively for Balma<strong>in</strong>’s new Atlanta<br />

flagship store and e-commerce site, is a tangible piece<br />

of art. In this <strong>in</strong>tersection of tradition and <strong>in</strong>novation, <strong>the</strong> transactional<br />

experience mirrors <strong>the</strong> dual nature of <strong>the</strong> Unicorn<br />

Sneaker, accept<strong>in</strong>g standard fiat currency and embrac<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

cutt<strong>in</strong>g edge with cryptocurrency.<br />

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Aqua Terra Collection: A Symphony of<br />

Symmetry and Sun-Brushed Blue<br />

The Aqua Terra collection, a symbol of<br />

style and seaworth<strong>in</strong>ess, <strong>in</strong>troduces three<br />

new models with symmetrical cases and<br />

crowns <strong>in</strong> sta<strong>in</strong>less steel. The 38mm edition,<br />

powered by <strong>the</strong> Co-Axial Master Chronometer<br />

8800, and <strong>the</strong> 41mm version with<br />

<strong>the</strong> 8900 movements, both feature a sunbrushed<br />

Summer Blue dial, reflect<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

watch’s water resistance of an impressive<br />

150 meters. The Aqua Terra Worldtimer, a<br />

testament to Omega’s commitment to adventure,<br />

presents a colorful view of Earth<br />

with a mesmeriz<strong>in</strong>g laser-ablated texture, a<br />

circle of global dest<strong>in</strong>ations, and a 24-hour<br />

read<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

As we bid farewell to <strong>the</strong> remarkable<br />

year of 2023, we can’t help but reflect<br />

on <strong>the</strong> horological wonders<br />

that have graced our wrists. Among<br />

<strong>the</strong> standout releases, Omega’s celebration<br />

of 75 years of excellence with <strong>the</strong> Seamaster<br />

collection takes center stage, captur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

essence of exploration and <strong>in</strong>novation <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

world of timepieces.<br />

The Seamaster collection boasts an impressive<br />

11 references, with 8 dist<strong>in</strong>ct novelties<br />

grouped <strong>in</strong>to four categories, each tell<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a unique story of Omega’s deep-rooted<br />

connection to <strong>the</strong> sea.<br />

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Seamaster Collection: From Oceango<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Professional to Oceanic Icon<br />

The Seamaster 300, part of <strong>the</strong> orig<strong>in</strong>al<br />

professional trilogy s<strong>in</strong>ce 1957, cont<strong>in</strong>ues its<br />

legacy with <strong>the</strong> Co-Axial Master Chronometer<br />

calibre 8912. Its 41mm case and polished<br />

Summer Blue dial reflect a water resistance<br />

of 300 meters. The Diver 300M, released <strong>in</strong><br />

1993, adds a stylish touch to deep-sea adventures<br />

with a Summer Blue wave-pattern<br />

ceramic dial and a blue ceramic bezel, both<br />

varnished with a gradient f<strong>in</strong>ish. The Planet<br />

Ocean 600M, designed with serious dive<br />

tech <strong>in</strong> m<strong>in</strong>d, stands out with a blue ceramic<br />

bezel, PVD-treated Summer Blue ceramic<br />

dial, and blued hands and <strong>in</strong>dexes filled with<br />

light blue Super-LumiNova.<br />

PloProf 1200M: The World’s Most Dist<strong>in</strong>ctive<br />

Dive Watch<br />

For collectors and enthusiasts, <strong>the</strong> PloProf<br />

1200M (or Ploplof 1200M, as <strong>the</strong> documentation<br />

<strong>in</strong>trigu<strong>in</strong>gly notes) pays homage to<br />

Omega’s orig<strong>in</strong>al model from 1971. Crafted<br />

<strong>in</strong> O-MEGASTEEL with a sun-brushed Summer<br />

Blue dial, <strong>the</strong> watch features a sapphire<br />

crystal bezel, a screwed-<strong>in</strong> crown, and <strong>the</strong><br />

characteristic security pusher at 2 o’clock.<br />

The design, <strong>in</strong>spired by <strong>the</strong> 70s, is completed<br />

with a perforated blue rubber strap, present<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a unique blend of v<strong>in</strong>tage aes<strong>the</strong>tics<br />

and modern technology.<br />

Summer Blue: A Prist<strong>in</strong>e Ocean on Your<br />

Wrist<br />

Omega’s Summer Blue, <strong>the</strong> base layer of<br />

almost all <strong>the</strong> dials <strong>in</strong> this commemorative<br />

collection, evokes <strong>the</strong> serenity of a prist<strong>in</strong>e<br />

ocean on a perfect day. Carefully applied<br />

layers of varnish provide a sense of depth,<br />

mak<strong>in</strong>g each timepiece a visual masterpiece.<br />

Ultra Deep: A Tribute to Ocean Exploration<br />

The Ultra Deep collection, born from history-mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

watches that reached <strong>the</strong> Mariana<br />

Trench, offers a 45.5mm model <strong>in</strong> robust<br />

O-MEGASTEEL. Its extraord<strong>in</strong>ary dial, mapp<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> Challenger Deep with almost one<br />

million sonar po<strong>in</strong>ts, has a lacquered f<strong>in</strong>ish<br />

that tells <strong>the</strong> story of <strong>the</strong> deepest place on<br />

Earth. Sh<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g a UV light reveals a playful secret:<br />

<strong>the</strong> words “OMEGA WAS HERE,” commemorat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> world record dive to 10,935<br />

meters.<br />

As we delve <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> highlights of 2023,<br />

Omega’s Seamaster collection stands as a<br />

testament to <strong>the</strong> brand’s commitment to <strong>in</strong>novation,<br />

exploration, and ocean conservation.<br />

These watches not only tell <strong>the</strong> time but<br />

also weave a narrative of Omega’s journey<br />

through 75 years of watchmak<strong>in</strong>g excellence,<br />

encapsulat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> spirit of adventure<br />

on our wrists.<br />

The Commemorative Caseback: A Symbol<br />

of Seamaster’s Legacy<br />

Every watch <strong>in</strong> this exceptional collection<br />

features a strik<strong>in</strong>g commemorative caseback,<br />

depict<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Seamaster logo with a<br />

trident-bear<strong>in</strong>g Poseidon and two seahorses<br />

– one represent<strong>in</strong>g Omega’s 1956 orig<strong>in</strong>al<br />

and <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r <strong>the</strong> brand’s current design.<br />

This emblem pays homage to <strong>the</strong> collection’s<br />

seafar<strong>in</strong>g heritage, ref<strong>in</strong>ed style, and<br />

robust spirit.<br />

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I<br />

n <strong>the</strong> ever-evolv<strong>in</strong>g world of high-end jewelry,<br />

<strong>the</strong> year 2023 marked a remarkable<br />

journey for connoisseurs and enthusiasts<br />

alike. Among <strong>the</strong> standout collections that<br />

graced <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>dustry was <strong>the</strong> Flora Collection<br />

by <strong>the</strong> prestigious Van Cleef & Arpels. This<br />

ode to nature’s beauty encapsulated <strong>the</strong> essence<br />

of perpetual bloom through a series<br />

of exquisite pieces, each a testament to <strong>the</strong><br />

Maison’s unparalleled savoir-faire.<br />

Van Cleef & Arpels’ Flora Collection<br />

emerged as a symphony of botanical elegance,<br />

where flowers became <strong>the</strong> central<br />

motif, provid<strong>in</strong>g an enchant<strong>in</strong>g spectacle<br />

that captivated <strong>the</strong> hearts of jewelry aficionados<br />

worldwide. The collection seamlessly<br />

blended figurative and abstract design elements,<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g a harmonious balance that<br />

reflected <strong>the</strong> Maison’s commitment to artistic<br />

<strong>in</strong>novation.<br />

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Fleurette Earr<strong>in</strong>gs:<br />

Among <strong>the</strong> highlights of <strong>the</strong> Flora Collection<br />

were <strong>the</strong> mesmeriz<strong>in</strong>g Fleurette earr<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

Crafted with meticulous precision, <strong>the</strong>se earr<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

captured <strong>the</strong> delicate beauty of flowers<br />

<strong>in</strong> full bloom. The <strong>in</strong>tricate detail<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

thoughtful stone comb<strong>in</strong>ations showcased<br />

<strong>the</strong> mastery of Van Cleef & Arpels’ artisans,<br />

elevat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>se earr<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong>to wearable works<br />

of art.<br />

Fleurette Necklace, 5 Flowers:<br />

The Flora Collection’s pièce de résistance<br />

came <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> form of <strong>the</strong> Fleurette necklace,<br />

featur<strong>in</strong>g five meticulously crafted flowers.<br />

This necklace epitomized <strong>the</strong> artistry and<br />

craftsmanship that def<strong>in</strong>e Van Cleef & Arpels.<br />

Each flower, a m<strong>in</strong>iature masterpiece,<br />

danced gracefully along <strong>the</strong> wearer’s neckl<strong>in</strong>e,<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g a captivat<strong>in</strong>g and elegant visual<br />

narrative.<br />

Fleurette Pendant:<br />

The Fleurette pendant from <strong>the</strong> Flora Collection<br />

was a testament to <strong>the</strong> Maison’s commitment<br />

to push<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> boundaries of design.<br />

The pendant, a s<strong>in</strong>gle blossom suspended<br />

<strong>in</strong> time, showcased a three-dimensional<br />

brilliance that brought <strong>the</strong> floral motif to life.<br />

The choice of stones and <strong>the</strong>ir arrangement<br />

demonstrated a keen understand<strong>in</strong>g of color<br />

and form, mak<strong>in</strong>g this pendant a true standout<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world of haute joaillerie.<br />

Fleurette R<strong>in</strong>g:<br />

Complet<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> ensemble of floral wonders<br />

was <strong>the</strong> Fleurette r<strong>in</strong>g, a statement<br />

piece that adorned <strong>the</strong> f<strong>in</strong>gers of those who<br />

sought to embrace nature’s beauty <strong>in</strong> every<br />

gesture. The r<strong>in</strong>g, with its <strong>in</strong>tricate design<br />

and meticulous attention to detail, became<br />

a symbol of Van Cleef & Arpels’ dedication<br />

to creat<strong>in</strong>g timeless and mean<strong>in</strong>gful jewelry.<br />

As we look back at <strong>the</strong> highlights of 2023<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world of jewelry, Van Cleef & Arpels’<br />

Flora Collection stands out as a radiant<br />

bloom <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> garden of haute joaillerie. With<br />

its enchant<strong>in</strong>g designs, meticulous craftsmanship,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> perpetual beauty of nature<br />

captured <strong>in</strong> every piece, <strong>the</strong> Flora Collection<br />

has left an <strong>in</strong>delible mark on <strong>the</strong> landscape<br />

of contemporary jewelry. As we welcome<br />

<strong>the</strong> new year, <strong>the</strong> allure of <strong>the</strong>se botanical<br />

treasures cont<strong>in</strong>ues to <strong>in</strong>spire and captivate,<br />

rem<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g us of <strong>the</strong> timeless artistry that def<strong>in</strong>es<br />

Van Cleef & Arpels.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


THROWBACK 23<br />



2023 FASHION”<br />

As we bid farewell to <strong>the</strong> whirlw<strong>in</strong>d of<br />

collaboration fever and excessive<br />

logos that dom<strong>in</strong>ated <strong>the</strong> fashion<br />

landscape <strong>in</strong> recent years, 2023<br />

ushered <strong>in</strong> a refresh<strong>in</strong>g wave of nostalgia<br />

for simplicity and m<strong>in</strong>imalism. In <strong>the</strong> realm<br />

of timeless elegance and sartorial sophistication,<br />

The Row, helmed by <strong>the</strong> visionary<br />

Olsen tw<strong>in</strong>s, Ashley and Mary-Kate, stands<br />

out as a beacon of ref<strong>in</strong>ed luxury. We delve<br />

<strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> highlights of The Row’s 2023 collection,<br />

a celebration of clean l<strong>in</strong>es, sumptuous<br />

textures, and a nod to <strong>the</strong> bygone era of<br />

L<strong>in</strong>da Evangelista and <strong>the</strong> coastal grandma<br />

aes<strong>the</strong>tic.<br />

The Runway Experience:<br />

Picture a baroque room beh<strong>in</strong>d The Ritz,<br />

ba<strong>the</strong>d <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> smoky allure of a Chris Isaak<br />

“Wicked Game” soundtrack, where models<br />

sashayed with a sense of nostalgia rem<strong>in</strong>iscent<br />

of <strong>the</strong> ‘90s. The ambiance transported<br />

fashion enthusiasts to <strong>the</strong> days of Herb Ritts<br />

images and crash<strong>in</strong>g ocean waves, encapsulat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

The Row’s commitment to creat<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

truly immersive runway experience.<br />

The Collection:<br />

The essence of The Row’s 2023 collection<br />

can be likened to <strong>the</strong> luscious sweetness of<br />

perfectly juicy figs – simple, decadent, and<br />

a treat for <strong>the</strong> senses. Mannish blazers, <strong>in</strong><br />

classic black or cream, took center stage<br />

with strategic slits, billow<strong>in</strong>g caped overlays,<br />

and c<strong>in</strong>ch<strong>in</strong>g at <strong>the</strong> double-breasted waistl<strong>in</strong>es.<br />

These were paired with crisp shirt<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

fluid trousers, slipdresses, tailored shorts, or<br />

haute boxers, creat<strong>in</strong>g an effortlessly chic<br />

aes<strong>the</strong>tic.<br />

Immaculate tailor<strong>in</strong>g seamlessly blended<br />

<strong>the</strong> extravagance of a multimillion-dollar<br />

beach house with <strong>the</strong> sophistication of a city<br />

penthouse. Even<strong>in</strong>gwear exuded rumpled<br />

elegance, featur<strong>in</strong>g ivory or black column<br />

dresses <strong>in</strong> cocoon<strong>in</strong>g volumes deliberately<br />

creased for an organic allure. Toga-like<br />

gowns wrapped around <strong>the</strong> body, complete<br />

with tra<strong>in</strong>s <strong>the</strong> models carried <strong>the</strong>mselves <strong>in</strong><br />

gloved hands, add<strong>in</strong>g a touch of old-world<br />

glamour to <strong>the</strong> collection.<br />

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Heirloom Quality:<br />

In a standout moment, a beautiful lace<br />

crochet doily dress and glisten<strong>in</strong>g fishnet<br />

mesh gowns showcased a true heirloom —<br />

and heiress — quality. These garments, with<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir meticulous craftsmanship and timeless<br />

appeal, beckon to a bygone era when fashion<br />

was not just about trends but about <strong>the</strong><br />

last<strong>in</strong>g impression of an outfit.<br />

As we reflect on <strong>the</strong> highlights of 2023<br />

fashion, The Row emerges as a paragon of<br />

sophistication, restra<strong>in</strong>t, and endur<strong>in</strong>g style.<br />

The collection, with its meticulous tailor<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and homage to timeless aes<strong>the</strong>tics, transports<br />

us to a world where fashion is a manifestation<br />

of artistry. In a landscape filled with<br />

fleet<strong>in</strong>g trends, The Row stands as a testament<br />

to <strong>the</strong> endur<strong>in</strong>g allure of simplicity and<br />

<strong>the</strong> art of true elegance.<br />

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Max Mara’s materials for this collection are richer than Calder’s but every<br />

look is a personaggio, echo<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>dividual panache of <strong>the</strong> r<strong>in</strong>gmaster,<br />

<strong>the</strong> strong woman, Pierrot, acrobat, conjuror.<br />

In red, white, camel and black <strong>the</strong>re are leopard<strong>in</strong>e pr<strong>in</strong>ts, audacious<br />

stripes, dist<strong>in</strong>ctive spots and <strong>the</strong> odd star. The look is leggy, bold and<br />

showy; t<strong>in</strong>y twill shorts with a pannier construction, a m<strong>in</strong>i pareo to wear<br />

with a mannish blazer tucked <strong>in</strong>. A popl<strong>in</strong> shirt dress with pie crust frill to<br />

volum<strong>in</strong>ise <strong>the</strong> sleeve, a one shouldered asymmetric comb<strong>in</strong>aison and<br />

a strictly tailored coat dress with a flirty skirt, a trapeze shaped organza<br />

trenchcoat, and a bib-fronted micro-comb<strong>in</strong>aison all beg to be worn with<br />

this season’s strappy silver Mary Janes.<br />

And why wait till <strong>the</strong> leaves turn brown before you can wear <strong>the</strong>se<br />

looks? There are plenty of pieces to want now and wear now, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

smart summer dresses for <strong>the</strong> city and collectible T-shirts with flamboyantly<br />

drawn figures from <strong>the</strong> big top.<br />

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Max Mara’s Magic Circus<br />

Max Mara Pre Fall collection hits <strong>the</strong> stores at that moment when we<br />

are shelter<strong>in</strong>g from <strong>the</strong> swelter<strong>in</strong>g sun at our out-of-town hideaways,<br />

but we are just start<strong>in</strong>g to look forward that thrill<strong>in</strong>g time a few weeks<br />

hence, when temperatures will drop, <strong>the</strong> days shorten, and <strong>the</strong> torpid<br />

city bursts back to life. Everyone will be talk<strong>in</strong>g about <strong>the</strong> newest exhibition,<br />

<strong>the</strong> latest movie, <strong>the</strong> edgiest show, but it’s a good time to revisit<br />

our favourites too.<br />

The Whitney Museum of American Art is a Max Mara favourite;<br />

and one of <strong>the</strong> most beloved pieces <strong>in</strong> its collection is <strong>the</strong> Alexander<br />

Calder’s “Cirque Cader”. Recently restored and redisplayed is <strong>the</strong><br />

elaborate troupe of <strong>in</strong>geniously articulated performers and hundreds<br />

of props <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g nets, flags, carpets, lamps and musical <strong>in</strong>struments<br />

all beneath <strong>the</strong> tower<strong>in</strong>g masts of <strong>the</strong> big top with its jaunty pennants.<br />

Made from humble wire, wood, metal, cloth, cork and str<strong>in</strong>g, each<br />

piece generates character and charm. Calder’s performances were<br />

<strong>the</strong> talk of Paris and his audiences <strong>in</strong>cluded Piet Mondrian, Joan Miró,<br />

and Marcel Duchamp. “Cirque Cader” speaks of <strong>the</strong> frisson of <strong>the</strong> live<br />

performance, <strong>the</strong> first night, <strong>the</strong> energy of <strong>the</strong> applause, <strong>the</strong> reason<br />

why <strong>the</strong> rentrée is so thrill<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

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In <strong>the</strong> enchant<strong>in</strong>g realm where manga<br />

and anime converge, <strong>the</strong> dynamic duo of<br />

Takahiro and Youhei Takemura have once<br />

aga<strong>in</strong> woven a tapestry of fantasy, action,<br />

and ecchi elements <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir latest creation,<br />

“Mato Seihei no Slave” (Cha<strong>in</strong>ed Soldier).<br />

Shueisha recently confirmed <strong>the</strong> much-anticipated<br />

news of <strong>the</strong> manga receiv<strong>in</strong>g its<br />

own anime adaptation, catapult<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> fantastical<br />

narrative <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> animated realms of<br />

television.<br />

For those familiar with <strong>the</strong> works of Takahiro,<br />

renowned as <strong>the</strong> creative m<strong>in</strong>d beh<strong>in</strong>d<br />

“Akame ga Kill!”—a manga that left an <strong>in</strong>delible<br />

mark on <strong>the</strong> anime landscape when<br />

it was adopted <strong>in</strong> 2014—<strong>the</strong> prospect of<br />

ano<strong>the</strong>r animated spectacle is undeniably<br />

thrill<strong>in</strong>g. Coupled with <strong>the</strong> artistic prowess<br />

of Youhei Takemura, known for his contributions<br />

to “Nightmare Funk” and “Yae no Sakura,”<br />

<strong>the</strong> anticipation for “Cha<strong>in</strong>ed Soldier”<br />

soars to new heights.<br />

Mark your calendars, anime enthusiasts,<br />

for <strong>the</strong> anime adaptation of “Mato Seihei no<br />

Slave” is slated to grace screens on <strong>January</strong><br />

4, <strong>2024</strong>, mark<strong>in</strong>g its debut <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> illustrious<br />

<strong>2024</strong> anime season.<br />

“Cha<strong>in</strong>ed Soldier” unravels <strong>in</strong> a world<br />

where enigmatic portals to ano<strong>the</strong>r dimension,<br />

known as Mato, have become ubiquitous<br />

across Japan. These portals birth a<br />

novel resource named “Peaches,” endow<strong>in</strong>g<br />

women with extraord<strong>in</strong>ary abilities. However,<br />

amidst <strong>the</strong> allure of Peaches, formidable<br />

creatures named Yomotsu Shuuki wreak<br />

havoc, becom<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> catalysts for various<br />

calamities.<br />

In response to this paranormal upheaval,<br />

<strong>the</strong> government established <strong>the</strong> Anti-demon<br />

Corps—a cadre of elite women empowered<br />

by <strong>the</strong> mystical Peaches. The narrative unfurls<br />

as <strong>the</strong> dest<strong>in</strong>ies of Yuki Wakura and<br />

Kyouka Uzen, chief of <strong>the</strong> Seventh Unit of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Anti-demon Corps, <strong>in</strong>tersect. Yuki, f<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g<br />

himself lost <strong>in</strong> a Mato entrance, is soon<br />

confronted with an unexpected proposition<br />

from Kyouka. Recogniz<strong>in</strong>g his latent potential,<br />

she extends an <strong>in</strong>vitation for him to jo<strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> Anti-demon Corps as her servant, <strong>in</strong>itiat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a cha<strong>in</strong> of events that will shape <strong>the</strong><br />

course of <strong>the</strong>ir <strong>in</strong>tertw<strong>in</strong>ed fates.<br />

The anime adaptation of “Mato Seihei no<br />

Slave” is entrusted to <strong>the</strong> capable hands of<br />

Seven Arcs, a studio celebrated for its work<br />

on “Blue Period” and “TONIKAWA: Over <strong>the</strong><br />

Moon For You.” The studio’s commitment to<br />

visual excellence and immersive storytell<strong>in</strong>g<br />

bodes well for <strong>the</strong> forthcom<strong>in</strong>g adaptation,<br />

promis<strong>in</strong>g an anime that does justice to <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>tricacies of Takahiro and Youhei Takemura’s<br />

creation.<br />

Add<strong>in</strong>g vibrancy to <strong>the</strong> characters are <strong>the</strong><br />

voices of Yuki Wakura and Kyouka Uzen,<br />

portrayed by Yuya Hirose and Akari Kito,<br />

respectively. Yuya Hirose, known for his role<br />

as Yuta Hibiki <strong>in</strong> “SSSS.Gridman,” lends his<br />

voice to <strong>the</strong> protagonist Yuki, while Akari<br />

Kito, recognized for her captivat<strong>in</strong>g performance<br />

as Nezuko Kamado <strong>in</strong> “Demon Slayer:<br />

Kimetsu no Yaiba” and Kate <strong>in</strong> “Shadows<br />

House,” brea<strong>the</strong>s life <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> determ<strong>in</strong>ed<br />

Kyouka Uzen.<br />

As <strong>the</strong> clock ticks down to <strong>the</strong> premiere<br />

on <strong>January</strong> 4, <strong>2024</strong>, “Mato Seihei no Slave”<br />

emerges as a beacon <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> realm of anime,<br />

promis<strong>in</strong>g audiences an immersive journey<br />

through a world where cha<strong>in</strong>s of dest<strong>in</strong>y <strong>in</strong>tertw<strong>in</strong>e<br />

with <strong>the</strong> threads of fantasy. Brace<br />

yourselves for a captivat<strong>in</strong>g tale of power,<br />

o<strong>the</strong>rworldly dimensions, and <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>domitable<br />

spirit of those who bear <strong>the</strong> cha<strong>in</strong>s of<br />

dest<strong>in</strong>y.<br />

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AUDIENCES IN JANUARY <strong>2024</strong><br />


In <strong>the</strong> realm of enchant<strong>in</strong>g tales and supernatural<br />

mysteries, “The Witch and <strong>the</strong><br />

Beast” emerges as a captivat<strong>in</strong>g addition<br />

to <strong>the</strong> anime universe. Produced by Yokohama<br />

Animation Lab and set to premiere <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong>, this upcom<strong>in</strong>g series promises<br />

an enthrall<strong>in</strong>g blend of magic, <strong>in</strong>vestigation,<br />

and o<strong>the</strong>rworldly phenomena. Let’s<br />

delve <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tricacies of this highly anticipated<br />

anime and discover what makes it a<br />

must-watch for fans of <strong>the</strong> fantastical.<br />

At <strong>the</strong> heart of “The Witch and <strong>the</strong> Beast”<br />

lies <strong>the</strong> partnership between two <strong>in</strong>trigu<strong>in</strong>g<br />

characters: Ashaf, a reserved and mysterious<br />

man, and Guideau, a fiery and impulsive<br />

girl. Both are members of The Order of Magical<br />

Resonance, a group dedicated to unravel<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> enigmatic cases of supernatural<br />

occurrences that plague <strong>the</strong>ir world. From<br />

witches to necromancers and vampires, <strong>the</strong><br />

duo tackles a myriad of paranormal challenges<br />

that promise to keep viewers on <strong>the</strong><br />

edge of <strong>the</strong>ir seats.<br />

The journey of “The Witch and <strong>the</strong> Beast”<br />

from manga pages to animated screens<br />

began <strong>in</strong> August 2022 when it was officially<br />

announced that <strong>the</strong> series would receive<br />

an anime adaptation. Yokohama Animation<br />

Lab took <strong>the</strong> re<strong>in</strong>s of production, assembl<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a talented team to br<strong>in</strong>g this mystical world<br />

to life. Directed by Takayuki Hamana, with<br />

scripts penned by Yuichiro Momose, character<br />

designs by Hiroya Iijima, and a musical<br />

score crafted by Hanae Nakamura and<br />

Natsumi Tabuchi, <strong>the</strong> series boasts a powerhouse<br />

of creative m<strong>in</strong>ds.<br />

Mark your calendars for <strong>January</strong> 12,<br />

<strong>2024</strong>, as “The Witch and <strong>the</strong> Beast” is set<br />

to make its grand debut on TBS and BS11.<br />

The announcement sent ripples of excitement<br />

through <strong>the</strong> anime community, creat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

eager anticipation for <strong>the</strong> unfold<strong>in</strong>g of this<br />

supernatural saga. Crunchyroll, a prom<strong>in</strong>ent<br />

stream<strong>in</strong>g platform, has acquired <strong>the</strong> license<br />

to broadcast <strong>the</strong> series outside of Asia, ensur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

that fans around <strong>the</strong> world can jo<strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> magical adventure. Plus Media Networks<br />

Asia has secured <strong>the</strong> rights for Sou<strong>the</strong>ast<br />

Asia, fur<strong>the</strong>r expand<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> reach of this<br />

captivat<strong>in</strong>g tale.<br />

One of <strong>the</strong> key elements contribut<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

<strong>the</strong> allure of “The Witch and <strong>the</strong> Beast” is its<br />

visually stunn<strong>in</strong>g animation and character<br />

design. Hiroya Iijima’s creative touch br<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

<strong>the</strong> characters to life, <strong>in</strong>fus<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>m with a<br />

unique aes<strong>the</strong>tic that enhances <strong>the</strong>ir personalities<br />

and adds depth to <strong>the</strong> narrative.<br />

The atmospheric magic and supernatural<br />

elements promise a visual feast for anime<br />

enthusiasts, sett<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> stage for a truly immersive<br />

experience.<br />

As <strong>the</strong> clock ticks down to <strong>the</strong> premiere of<br />

“The Witch and <strong>the</strong> Beast” <strong>in</strong> <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong>,<br />

anime enthusiasts f<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong>mselves eagerly<br />

await<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> unveil<strong>in</strong>g of this magical world.<br />

With a compell<strong>in</strong>g storyl<strong>in</strong>e, a stellar cast of<br />

characters, and a talented production team<br />

at <strong>the</strong> helm, this anime is poised to cast a<br />

spell on audiences worldwide. Prepare to<br />

embark on a journey where <strong>the</strong> l<strong>in</strong>e between<br />

reality and <strong>the</strong> supernatural blurs, as “The<br />

Witch and <strong>the</strong> Beast” takes center stage <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> vibrant landscape of anime and manga.<br />

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I<br />


n <strong>the</strong> world of haute horlogerie, where<br />

precision meets artistry, Piaget stands as<br />

an illustrious brand that has seamlessly<br />

blended <strong>in</strong>novation with elegance. A crucial<br />

aspect of this Swiss luxury house’s identity<br />

lies <strong>in</strong> its emblematic logo – a symbol that<br />

encapsulates <strong>the</strong> essence of Piaget’s commitment<br />

to craftsmanship and sophistication.<br />

The Birth of Piaget’s Logo:<br />

The story beh<strong>in</strong>d Piaget’s logo is an <strong>in</strong>trigu<strong>in</strong>g<br />

narrative of design evolution. Conceived<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> mid-20th century, dur<strong>in</strong>g an<br />

era that celebrated both modernism and<br />

classicism, <strong>the</strong> logo emerged as a testament<br />

to <strong>the</strong> brand’s desire to harmonize tradition<br />

with contemporary aes<strong>the</strong>tics.<br />

M<strong>in</strong>imalism Redef<strong>in</strong>ed:<br />

At first glance, <strong>the</strong> Piaget logo exudes an<br />

aura of simplicity, yet its design is a result of<br />

meticulous craftsmanship. The brand chose<br />

a m<strong>in</strong>imalist approach, an avant-garde decision<br />

that mirrored <strong>the</strong> mid-century design<br />

ethos. The choice to pare down unnecessary<br />

elements aimed at achiev<strong>in</strong>g a timeless<br />

quality – an essential attribute for a brand<br />

that specializes <strong>in</strong> craft<strong>in</strong>g endur<strong>in</strong>g timepieces.<br />

Iconic Elements:<br />

Central to <strong>the</strong> Piaget logo is a ref<strong>in</strong>ed, stylized<br />

‘P,’ represent<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> brand’s name with<br />

elegance and f<strong>in</strong>esse. The letter is rendered<br />

<strong>in</strong> a sleek, serif font that echoes <strong>the</strong> ref<strong>in</strong>ement<br />

synonymous with <strong>the</strong> Piaget name. The<br />

proportions are carefully balanced a nod to<br />

<strong>the</strong> precision that characterizes <strong>the</strong>ir watchmak<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Color Palette:<br />

Piaget’s choice of color adds ano<strong>the</strong>r layer<br />

to <strong>the</strong> logo’s sophistication. The logo typically<br />

employs a subtle comb<strong>in</strong>ation of gold and<br />

black, echo<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> luxury and timelessness<br />

associated with <strong>the</strong> brand. Gold, <strong>in</strong> particular,<br />

conveys a sense of luxury and prestige,<br />

align<strong>in</strong>g perfectly with Piaget’s position <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

upper echelons of <strong>the</strong> watchmak<strong>in</strong>g world.<br />

The Design<strong>in</strong>g Process:<br />

The creation of <strong>the</strong> Piaget logo <strong>in</strong>volved a<br />

collaborative effort between skilled graphic<br />

designers and <strong>the</strong> brand’s leadership. Draw<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>spiration from <strong>the</strong> brand’s heritage and<br />

its pursuit of excellence, designers engaged<br />

<strong>in</strong> a thoughtful exploration of forms and symbols.<br />

The iterative process led to <strong>the</strong> ref<strong>in</strong>ement<br />

of <strong>the</strong> ‘P’ symbol, ensur<strong>in</strong>g that every<br />

curve and l<strong>in</strong>e spoke to <strong>the</strong> brand’s legacy<br />

and future aspirations.<br />

Timeless Appeal:<br />

What makes Piaget’s logo truly iconic is<br />

its endur<strong>in</strong>g appeal. While it bears <strong>the</strong> hallmarks<br />

of its mid-century orig<strong>in</strong>s, <strong>the</strong> logo has<br />

proven its adaptability over time. Whe<strong>the</strong>r<br />

adorn<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> dial of a classic dress watch or<br />

grac<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> entrance of a Piaget boutique,<br />

<strong>the</strong> emblem seamlessly <strong>in</strong>tegrates with <strong>the</strong><br />

brand’s visual identity, embody<strong>in</strong>g a legacy<br />

that spans decades.<br />

In essence, Piaget’s logo serves as a visual<br />

manifestation of <strong>the</strong> brand’s dedication<br />

to precision, luxury, and timeless design. It<br />

is a testament to <strong>the</strong> endur<strong>in</strong>g marriage of<br />

art and craftsmanship that def<strong>in</strong>es Piaget’s<br />

position <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> pan<strong>the</strong>on of haute horlogerie.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



Revolutionary Prefabrication:<br />

Habitat 67 was conceived as an experiment <strong>in</strong> prefabrication,<br />

utiliz<strong>in</strong>g 354 identical and prefabricated modules to construct 158<br />

residences. Each 90-ton “box” was meticulously crafted on-site,<br />

<strong>in</strong>tegrat<strong>in</strong>g electrical systems, mechanical components, <strong>in</strong>sulation,<br />

and w<strong>in</strong>dows to create a pioneer<strong>in</strong>g hous<strong>in</strong>g complex.<br />

Innovative Modular Design:<br />

Safdie’s <strong>in</strong>genious use of modular units allowed for varied configurations,<br />

break<strong>in</strong>g away from <strong>the</strong> conventional high-rise orthogonality.<br />

The stepped arrangement of <strong>the</strong> modules not only provided<br />

every residence with a private roof garden but also ensured a<br />

constant flow of fresh air and abundant natural light, sett<strong>in</strong>g a new<br />

standard for urban liv<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Cont<strong>in</strong>ued Influence on Architecture:<br />

Habitat 67’s impact transcended its time, <strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g architectural<br />

creations worldwide. From Ricardo Boffil’s kafka castle to Kisho<br />

Kurokawa’s Nakag<strong>in</strong> Capsule Tower, echoes of Safdie’s design<br />

strategy resonate across diverse projects, showcas<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> endur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>fluence of this architectural icon.<br />

Adaptive Liv<strong>in</strong>g:<br />

Over <strong>the</strong> last 50 years, residents have actively modified <strong>the</strong><br />

modules, strik<strong>in</strong>g a delicate balance between <strong>in</strong>dividual customization<br />

and <strong>the</strong> preservation of <strong>the</strong> complex as a National Heritage<br />

Build<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> Canada. Habitat 67 stands as a testament to <strong>the</strong> adaptability<br />

and endur<strong>in</strong>g relevance of its design, provid<strong>in</strong>g residents<br />

with a unique blend of urban convenience and <strong>the</strong> cherished amenities<br />

of suburban liv<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

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HABITAT 67,<br />

CANADA<br />

Habitat 67, born from <strong>the</strong> visionary m<strong>in</strong>d of Israeli-Canadian<br />

architect Moshe Safdie, emerged as a groundbreak<strong>in</strong>g solution<br />

to urban hous<strong>in</strong>g challenges dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> 1967 Montreal World Exposition.<br />

This architectural wonder seamlessly blended suburban<br />

comfort with high-rise efficiency, redef<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g apartment liv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> a<br />

new paradigm.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> September <strong>2024</strong> 2023<br />





Nestled on a hill <strong>in</strong> Las Rozas, Madrid, <strong>the</strong> Hemeroscopium House stands as a<br />

testament to architectural poetry, where form transcends traditional boundaries and<br />

gravity becomes a partner <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> dance of design. Ensamble Studio, <strong>the</strong> creative<br />

force beh<strong>in</strong>d this marvel, envisioned a dwell<strong>in</strong>g that captures <strong>the</strong> elusive beauty of<br />

a place known <strong>in</strong> Greek as <strong>the</strong> spot where <strong>the</strong> sun sets—Hemeroscopium.<br />

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Gravity-Defy<strong>in</strong>g Elegance:<br />

The Hemeroscopium House <strong>in</strong> Las Rozas, Madrid, challenges<br />

conventional notions of weight and stability with its awe-<strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g<br />

design. Ensamble Studio plays a dar<strong>in</strong>g game with apparently unstable<br />

structures, creat<strong>in</strong>g an architectural marvel that seems to<br />

defy gravity. The heavy beams, strategically placed <strong>in</strong> a helical<br />

sequence, give <strong>the</strong> illusion of weightlessness, blurr<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> boundaries<br />

between form and space.<br />

Eng<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g Ingenuity:<br />

The house’s structural complexity goes beyond its visually<br />

strik<strong>in</strong>g appearance. Crafted with meticulous eng<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g, <strong>the</strong><br />

seem<strong>in</strong>gly simple jo<strong>in</strong>ts of <strong>the</strong> heavy concrete and steel elements<br />

required <strong>in</strong>tricate calculations. The year-long eng<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g effort<br />

culm<strong>in</strong>ated <strong>in</strong> a swift seven-day assembly, showcas<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> studio’s<br />

commitment to push<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> boundaries of what is architecturally<br />

achievable.<br />

Spatial Harmony with Nature:<br />

Named after <strong>the</strong> Greek concept of <strong>the</strong> place where <strong>the</strong> sun sets,<br />

Hemeroscopium seeks harmony with its surround<strong>in</strong>gs. Its deliberate<br />

placement on a hill <strong>in</strong> Las Rozas allows for an open <strong>in</strong>teraction<br />

with <strong>the</strong> landscape. The expansive use of glass on <strong>the</strong> first level<br />

creates a seamless connection between <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>terior and exterior,<br />

lett<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> liv<strong>in</strong>g spaces embrace <strong>the</strong> panoramic views and<br />

chang<strong>in</strong>g natural light.<br />

Symbolic Culm<strong>in</strong>ation at <strong>the</strong> ‘G Po<strong>in</strong>t’:<br />

The p<strong>in</strong>nacle of equilibrium <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Hemeroscopium House is<br />

marked by <strong>the</strong> ‘G po<strong>in</strong>t’—a 20-ton granite stone that serves as<br />

a physical counterweight to <strong>the</strong> entire structure. Symboliz<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

force of gravity, this granite centerpiece embodies <strong>the</strong> delicate<br />

balance achieved through architectural <strong>in</strong>novation. The house,<br />

with its strik<strong>in</strong>g symbolism, becomes not just a liv<strong>in</strong>g space but<br />

a thought-provok<strong>in</strong>g exploration of <strong>the</strong> relationship between form,<br />

function, and <strong>the</strong> forces that shape our built environment.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />






SPACE<br />

30 NOVEMBER 2023 - 6 JANUARY <strong>2024</strong><br />

“Melt<strong>in</strong>g Po<strong>in</strong>t” is a collaborative exhibition between Alserkal Initiatives, Art<br />

of Change 21, and Julian Charrière’s studio, featured <strong>in</strong> Art of Change’s “Art at<br />

COP28” programm<strong>in</strong>g. The showcase <strong>in</strong>corporates films “Towards No Earthly<br />

Pole” and “Pure Waste,” address<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> environmental impact of resource extraction<br />

and global warm<strong>in</strong>g. Through captivat<strong>in</strong>g visuals, it immerses viewers <strong>in</strong><br />

polar landscapes and challenges perceptions, emphasiz<strong>in</strong>g emotional engagement<br />

for future change. The films depict <strong>the</strong> artist’s experiences <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Antarctic<br />

and Greenland, explor<strong>in</strong>g glacial landscapes and a unique material reversal process.<br />

The exhibition emphasizes environmental responsibility, implement<strong>in</strong>g measures<br />

to reduce its carbon footpr<strong>in</strong>t. Supported by R3, Maison Ru<strong>in</strong>art, Fondation<br />

LAccolade, and Epson, “Melt<strong>in</strong>g Po<strong>in</strong>t” aims to <strong>in</strong>spire reflection on our ecological<br />

impact and <strong>the</strong> potential for positive change.<br />


MOTION<br />



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29 NOVEMBER 2023 - 29 JANUARY <strong>2024</strong><br />

Custot Gallery Dubai presents <strong>the</strong> debut<br />

solo exhibition of French-Argent<strong>in</strong>ian artist<br />

Pablo Re<strong>in</strong>oso <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> region, titled ‘L<strong>in</strong>es <strong>in</strong><br />

Motion.’ Showcas<strong>in</strong>g a selection of exist<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and new works, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g iconic Spaghetti<br />

Benches, Frames, and monumental Garabatos,<br />

<strong>the</strong> exhibition captures <strong>the</strong> whimsical<br />

essence of Re<strong>in</strong>oso’s sculptural practice.<br />

The artist transforms everyday objects, like<br />

public benches and frames, <strong>in</strong>to dynamic,<br />

liv<strong>in</strong>g forms, challeng<strong>in</strong>g conventional<br />

use and embrac<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> freedom of artistic<br />

expression. ‘L<strong>in</strong>es <strong>in</strong> Motion’ offers a comprehensive<br />

survey of Re<strong>in</strong>oso’s captivat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

exploration of sculpture and space.<br />

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WAREHOUSE 23<br />

20 NOVEMBER 2023 - 15 JANUARY <strong>2024</strong><br />

Landscape pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g’s evolution, from<br />

antiquity to classic and historic styles, saw<br />

<strong>in</strong>fluences from Orientalist traditions. Impressionists<br />

and expressionists expanded<br />

<strong>the</strong> genre. Art Tourism and groups like <strong>the</strong><br />

Tunisian Salon spurred new conversations.<br />

The Groupe des Dix emphasized <strong>in</strong>timate<br />

depictions of North African landscapes,<br />

<strong>in</strong>tegrat<strong>in</strong>g urbanism <strong>in</strong>to compositions.<br />

Contemporary artists now explore nuanced<br />

approaches, portray<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> fragility of historical<br />

narratives and human existence <strong>in</strong><br />

landscapes.<br />





8 DECEMBER 2023 - 8 FEBRUARY <strong>2024</strong><br />

Wahba’s exhibition, ‘Translucent Threads of Life,’<br />

explores unconventional beauty through transparent<br />

res<strong>in</strong> sculptures. The series symbolizes <strong>the</strong> delicate<br />

yet resilient nature of life, challeng<strong>in</strong>g norms <strong>in</strong> ‘Wild<br />

Beauty Unveiled.’ ‘Interconnected Echoes’ mirrors<br />

oceanic rhythms, illustrat<strong>in</strong>g humanity’s connection<br />

to nature. ‘Harmony Unbound’ immerses viewers <strong>in</strong> a<br />

blue-<strong>the</strong>med <strong>in</strong>stallation, <strong>in</strong>spired by Susan Abulhawa’s<br />

writ<strong>in</strong>g on universal <strong>the</strong>mes. The f<strong>in</strong>al series, ‘Exquisite<br />

Moments,’ prompts appreciation for life’s delicate<br />

balance. Overall, <strong>the</strong> exhibition celebrates <strong>the</strong> unconquerable<br />

human spirit and <strong>the</strong> exquisite moments that<br />

def<strong>in</strong>e our lives.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />



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As <strong>the</strong> new year rolls <strong>in</strong>, open a world of flavors and relaxation with our curated<br />

selection of restaurants and cafes to tantalize your tastebuds.<br />




OASIS<br />

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This <strong>January</strong>, <strong>in</strong>dulge your senses <strong>in</strong><br />

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<strong>the</strong> renowned restaurant <strong>in</strong>vites guests<br />

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The à la carte menu comes alive<br />

with delectable offer<strong>in</strong>gs, promis<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

fusion of Japanese precision and Peruvian<br />

flair.<br />

Nobu Dubai transforms <strong>in</strong>to a cul<strong>in</strong>ary<br />

haven, where guests are welcomed to<br />

explore a gastronomic landscape that<br />

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highlights is <strong>the</strong> exquisite caviar uni ikura<br />

gunkan, a delicately crafted sushi featur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> f<strong>in</strong>est <strong>in</strong>gredients. Shokupan<br />

with k<strong>in</strong>g crab and black caviar adds a<br />

luxurious touch, while <strong>the</strong> wagyu ribeye<br />

crispy onion tozasu butter promises a<br />





symphony of flavors that dance on <strong>the</strong><br />

palate.<br />

86 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong> www.magzoid.com

Dubai Mar<strong>in</strong>a welcomes Zero Fat’s<br />

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terrace views. The chic venue exudes<br />

positive vibes, overlook<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> mar<strong>in</strong>a’s<br />

waters and cityscape, offer<strong>in</strong>g a unique<br />

sett<strong>in</strong>g for health enthusiasts and cul<strong>in</strong>ary<br />

explorers alike.<br />

The <strong>in</strong>novative menu elevates healthy<br />

eat<strong>in</strong>g with dishes like perfectly poached<br />

Eggs Benedict, <strong>the</strong> wholesome Texas<br />

Twist Salad, and zesty Lemon Shrimp<br />

Tacos. The Fajita Sandwich offers a prote<strong>in</strong>-packed<br />

delight, while <strong>the</strong> Chicken<br />

Truffle Pizza allows a guilt-free <strong>in</strong>dulgence<br />

with a healthy dough.<br />

The Pro-Diet plan adds a personalized<br />

touch, allow<strong>in</strong>g d<strong>in</strong>ers to align with<br />

dietary lifestyles such as Keto, Atk<strong>in</strong>s,<br />

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a holistic d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g experience,<br />

where health-conscious choices and<br />

breathtak<strong>in</strong>g scenery converge <strong>in</strong> a harmonious<br />

cul<strong>in</strong>ary journey.<br />


TO J1 BEACH<br />

African Queen, renowned for its f<strong>in</strong>e<br />

d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g experiences <strong>in</strong> Europe, makes<br />

its <strong>in</strong>augural appearance on <strong>the</strong> shores<br />

of J1 Beach. This marks a momentous<br />

occasion as Chef Paludetto <strong>in</strong>troduces<br />

a fusion of French culture and vibrant<br />

African flavors, creat<strong>in</strong>g a unique d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

escapade that tantalizes <strong>the</strong> taste buds.<br />

The beachside sett<strong>in</strong>g at J1 Beach<br />

provides a laid-back ambiance, <strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g<br />

patrons to immerse <strong>the</strong>mselves <strong>in</strong> an<br />

enchant<strong>in</strong>g cul<strong>in</strong>ary experience. Chef<br />

Paludetto’s curated menu promises an<br />

extraord<strong>in</strong>ary fusion of exquisite French<br />

techniques and <strong>the</strong> bold, rich flavors of<br />

Africa. As <strong>the</strong> sun sets over <strong>the</strong> tranquil<br />

beach, d<strong>in</strong>ers can relish signature<br />

dishes crafted with precision and enjoy<br />

exotic beverages that complement <strong>the</strong><br />

coastal atmosphere.<br />

This debut outside of Europe is a<br />

testament to African Queen’s commitment<br />

to deliver<strong>in</strong>g exceptional d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

moments. The casual yet sophisticated<br />

sett<strong>in</strong>g at J1 Beach promises an unforgettable<br />

even<strong>in</strong>g, where <strong>the</strong> marriage of<br />

two diverse cul<strong>in</strong>ary worlds unfolds <strong>in</strong><br />

every delectable bite. African Queen’s<br />

presence on J1 Beach is not just a d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

experience; it’s a celebration of cultural<br />

harmony, <strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g all to <strong>in</strong>dulge <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> symphony of flavors under <strong>the</strong> stars.<br />

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