Another middle-eastern connection (we'll be opening an office there before you know it!) – Mark Stobbs, our lovely friend and neighbour, has left his esteemed position at Wallpaper magazine to become publishing director of Brownbook, based in Dubai.
Brainchild of the infamous Bin Shabib twin brothers, it is a beautifully designed urban guide to the region, documenting contemporary culture across the Middle East, North Africa and the Levant. It serves as a great introduction to the area especially for people with a predilection for the urban or stylish and has a rich mix of designer profiles, features on art, music and fashion and directories. We can't wait to see what it will start doing with it's new talent on board. Wallpaper's scheduled launch in the region may find they've got quite a battle to prepare for.