Rashid Bin Shabib is seated behind his desk at the offices of Brownbook, the bimonthly Dubai-based periodical he launched with his twin brother, Ahmed. Wearing a kandoura, tousled dark curls bidding an escape from his white thobe, Rashid cuts a dashing figure. He’s internationally educated and erudite, as comfortable in Emirati national dress as he is in slim-cut trousers and owl-shaped glasses. He looks around him and sees the Middle East and North Africa as a region rich in tradition This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Four Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 29 Excerpt: Franck Durand Creative director Franck Durand on building a once-defunct Holiday magazine into a mini empire. Arts & Culture Issue 29 Making Money Snøhetta’s managing director Martin Gran explains the design value of a banknote. Arts & Culture Issue 29 Magculture Five questions for the founder of Magculture. Arts & Culture Issue 27 Paper Planes Better known for printing silk scarves, Hermès also prints a playful magazine. Arts & Culture Issue 24 Word: Desenrascanço Forget hygge: Uncertain times call for problem-solving the Portuguese way. Arts & Culture Design Issue 24 Isabel & Ruben Toledo To enter the loft of Isabel and Ruben Toledo is to ascend into a Borgesian sense of infinitude.