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Community: Leith Matthews

February 2, 2012

A local spotlight on the man behind the city's newest cultural coffee networking space

  • Text by Simone Sebastian

Satellite Voices first stumbled upon MAKEbusinesshub on Instagram when our feed started to fill up with pictures of frothy cups of coffee and smartly curated Established and Sons design pieces. Thankfully, our visit to the newly opened coffee shop/workspace in Dubai Marina proved that the coffee was indeed good and the design was indeed intelligent. Here we speak to the man at the helm, Leith Matthews.

Satellite Voices: What makes you smile?  
Leith Matthews: Good coffee, good food and good friends.

SV: What was the first thing you ever made?
Leith Matthews: At 11-years-old, me and my little neighbourhood crew were pretty much always building skateboard ramps and jumps, needless to say there were plenty of limbs wrapped in plaster in my street...

SV: What’s your dream project?
Leith Matthews: My two passions are design and food… I want to open a very cool restaurant one day.

SV: What do you wish you had designed / created?
Leith Matthews: I wish I could invent wireless electricity… hate cables and need clean lines to concentrate.

SV: Whose work / art / music would you recommend on checking out?
Leith Matthews: I religiously download John Hillcock's podcast "NEW NOISE", it provides me with my weekly shot in the arm of indie tunes.

SV: What are you doing this weekend?
Leith Matthews: Working at MAKE!

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