I obtained a copy of Design Magazine by chance while covering an art event in Jeddah. I was mesmerized by the cover, designed by artist Raghad Alahmad: A recreational tree, people who look like they have come out of a book on the Islamic era, and a very catchy yellow background.
Issue 55 covers numerous topics, beginning with an interview with an interior designer and her passion for Islamic art, “not only for its beauty, but for the many stories each artifact and monument carries.”
This is followed by a piece on the night lights of Islam’s capital Makkah, and how time plays a part in its significance.
The brains behind the magazine, Kholoud Attar, has worked with artists and designers to shed light on the scene in Saudi Arabia, and to discover unknown talents.