alef is an independent mag published out of doha. it's printed bi-monthly in both english and arabic and focuses on cultural topics that are indigenous to the gulf region. alef's issue #4 is once again packed with interesting features and angles on a wide range of topics, including a story on how the gulf region's art collector's market has expanded the past decade, in addition to a chat with oliver barker who auctioned off some of damien hirst's biggest art sales to date. an interview with tunisian star graffiti artist el seed elaborates on his recent public art projects in doha and dubai, and increased international exposure. what has also caught our eye is scents and sensibility, a story on fashion mogul sheikh majed al sabah. the clever businessman has now also ventured into the fragrance industry with an ethic all his own. pick up your copy of alef magazine's issue #4 at newsstands and at independent newsagents around the planet.