The delightfully kitsch Kuwait homes here are here to stay, and here's why:

Architect Ali Al Yousifi details the aspects of Kuwaiti architecture that make their style unique.

In "Eclectic Houses: Embracing the Kuwaiti Style" from PKN Kuwait City Vol. 9 he takes us on a tour of some of the houses he finds interesting in Kuwait City, and we find that the flamboyant, flashy approach is not lost on the Kuwaiti people. 

Salt flats, solar radiation, minefields, and extreme temperatures -- this is the Atacama.

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Crossing the Atacama Desert" from Kuwait City Vol. 9Faisal Al-Nakib details his experience taking place in the brutal Atacama Crossing desert foot race in Chile. He describes the severe trials, tribulations, as well as how the challenge helped him grow and learn more about himself while on this one week, 250 km (155 mile) journey.

Al Watan

The fourth PechaKucha Night in Kuwait City was held earlier this month, and following the event a rather positive article was published in the Al Watan Daily newspaper -- you can download a PDF of the page here.

Flyer for PKN Kuwait City Vol. 4

PechaKucha Night in Kuwait City Vol. 4 is just about over now, but here's a look at the lovely graphics found on the front side of the flyer for the event. The design is by Rashed Al-Foudari of BOLD Designing Co.

PKN Kuwait City Vol. 3

Just how good was the recent PechaKucha Night in Kuwait City (Vol. 3)? We were quite happy to open our inbox and find the following statement from organizer Asseel Al-Ragam: "We just finished our third installment of PKN and it was MAGIC!!!" The event packed in over 500 enthusiastic attendees, so yes, magic indeed.


Flyer for Kuwait City Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night returns to Kuwait City later this month (June 24) for a second edition, this time at the Al-Qabliya School. You'll find the list of presenters on the event page, and here's a YouTube channel featuring videos of presentations from Vol. 1.


PKN in Arab Times

Not only is PechaKucha Night now in Kuwait City -- the inaugural edition took place last week -- it's also getting rave reviews from the press, including a glowing article in the Arab Times. How's this for a great quote:

For the audience present at the Al Maidan Cultural Center, the PechaKucha Night was a look at a different side of Kuwait, a side unafraid to be different, bold and brilliantly creative, a side not many of us are unfortunately aware of.

You can read a PDF of the entire piece here (the article starts mid-page).