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madeinjeddah|Fakhamah Series #03|Luxurious Apartments

Continuing our coverage of Fakhama (فخامة)  and Fakher (فاخر) we see the later hitting rock bottom, holding itself up with a messy combination of wire and rope, that are surprisingly color coordinated. Fakher is donning … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

madeinjeddah|Fakhamah Series #02|Luxurious Apartments

No doubt the only other ubiquitous word in the world of local Real Estate sales that could challenge ” فخم ” is ” فاخر “. Albeit the subtle differences between … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

madeinjeddah|The Pizza Mosque

The Pizza Mosque exemplifies Jeddah’s tolerance and casual attitude towards Religion within the context of daily life. Despite the Pizza symbolizing the encroachment of Western culture in a traditional society, in … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

madeinjeddah|Fakhamah Series #01|Deluxe Palace

Whether it is a straightforward marketing “ploy” or just plain naivety, the apparent irony in this “sophisticated” marketing signage scheme cannot be overlooked. Our favourite to date from our Fakhamah … Continue reading

January 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

madeinjeddah|Istiwanah

With the absence of any municipal regulations or building codes regarding the ideal design for a Gas Canister service facility, most of these spaces are a result of user know-how and … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment