November 20, 2011

Garden of Eden

Nasim Qadir’s garden is a wonderful oasis of calm and green peace in the middle of a crowded bustling city By Saima Malik
November 13, 2011

Luxury Redefined

Today’s master bathrooms are essentially an adult retreat that in the past was reserved for holidays at fine resorts. In reality, these days master baths are designed to be true home spas, a combination of relaxation and stimulation By Umer Saud
November 13, 2011

A Secret Hideaway

The bath started life as simply a place in which to perform daily cleaning rituals. However, over the years and with the changes in people’s lives, these rituals and the bath itself have acquired a newly important and central place in daily life By Saima Malik
October 31, 2011

Retail Therapy: my basic Wardrobe staples wish list

For the past couple of weeks, I have been thinking about stocking up on some basics for winter and coming up with some ideas for next spring/summer – yes, I have been planning to clean up my closet and edit, prune and give away a few items…unfortunately, there are not a lot of options in town (replenishments), especially in my size which is a major bummer…. By Fareeha Qayoom
October 27, 2011

Ramblings…a working plan for my leisure activities

I was reading about it the other day (Business, the Universe & Everything, Conversations with the world’s greatest management thinkers by Stuart Grainer and Des Dearlove)…the guy who invented mind maps basically had the same problem before he came up with a short hand to organize his thoughts…Tony Buzan’s output trebled and quadrupled after he came up this new system…He’s the “original renaissance man, responsible for over 80 books, a business empire and a legion of other activities.” Everything has been organized to the max, he manages his life and gets to do ton of stuff with his mind maps… By Fareeha Qayoom
October 26, 2011
dessert

And yet another political song…

Interesting song...gone viral...
September 26, 2011

Book review – Imran Khan’s Pakistan, a personal history

So what do I think about the book?! – I think, it’s a sales pitch – it screams at you, “Vote for me – I am the only ‘honest’ candidate around for the next prime minister of Pakistan and I am ready to do this job now!” By Fareeha Qayoom
September 18, 2011

Book Review: Bill Bryson’s ‘A short history of nearly everything’

Unfortunately people who usually write text books or fact books are no writers. I think they should just hire real writers like Bryson…if I had a book like ‘a short history of nearly everything’ at school. Things might have been indeed different. I mean, the book is readable, accessible, and full of fun facts, not to mention, interesting…furthermore, it’s an enjoyable read By Fareeha Qayoom
September 17, 2011

Spring/Summer 2012: NYFW 2012 – spring is in the air!

September is the month for back to back Fashion weeks kicking off from New York to end at Paris... By Fareeha Qayoom
August 28, 2011

Iftari anyone?

Could anything be more exciting than living in Pakistan right now? By Fareeha Qayoom
January 6, 2011

Governor Taseer’s assassination: is this another case of exploding mangos?

The whole of Pakistan or at least the more vocals ones (talking heads on cable TV, internet and print media) has dismissed the assassination of Governor Salman Taseer as a case of ‘a lack of religious tolerance for their fellow man by one of Pakistanis’, in this case, a symbol of an ‘English Medium, educated, rich, modern, liberal, progressive, not to mention one of the top ‘political and business elite,’ and a self-confessed ‘proud’ Muslim who reportedly carried the verses of the Quran around his neck on a chain by an ‘Urdu Medium, extremist, narrow-minded, brain-washed’ so-called ‘fanatic fundamentalist’ relatively ‘young’ slightly better trained and paid ‘security guard’ a member of elite force who cold-blooded bided his time to kill his targeted victim in a quiet moment long after the event which apparently triggered and provoked his so called ‘crime of passion’ By Fareeha Qayoom
December 21, 2010

Pakistan’s Top Five Contemporary Political Songs

Last Friday, (Dec 10), a senior colleague of mine started a hot and passionate discussion on current affairs and religion(during lunch break) – his assertion: Pakistanis lack moral courage to stand up for what’s right and that’s why there is a high incidence of earthquakes, floods and other natural calamities in our part of the world right now. God is angry with us. We keep selecting bad leaders; he feels that a great majority either doesn’t vote or votes in the wrong crowd – he wants a change – for the better... according to him, new leadership should be given a chance - he wants all of us (at work) to vote for Imran Khan – a comparatively ethical political leader. According to him, not standing up for what’s right is killing us as a nation. What do you think? Do you agree with him? By Fareeha Qayoom
December 5, 2010
firhaj footwear

Industrial spaces: Firhaj Footwear – Shoes designed to move you

You can never go wrong with an elegant shoe, so buckle up, Get set and go! By Fareeha Qayoom
December 5, 2010
insearch of excellence

Industrial spaces: In search of excellence

Case Study – Lahore Suburbia, Zoning and Industrial design under scrutiny By Fareeha Qayoom