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  • 22, Dec 2014 - Lifestyle

    肥後守定駒

    A Japanese traditional folding knife.

    Ever had the bad habit of carving marks onto desks and tree trunks? When pencil sharpeners were yet to be common and people were less afraid of using sharp tools, every student had a small knife in their pencil case. Other than using it to sharpen pencils, it ...

  • 22, Dec 2014 - Art & Design

    Viviane Sassen’s Analemma

    Fashion Photography 1992 - 2012.

    One of the most exciting and creative figures in contemporary art and photography today, Viviane Sassen is a Dutch-born photographer whose bold, uncompromising style is a breath of fresh air in the worlds of fashion and advertising. Sassen’s focus is on a “vis...

  • 19, Dec 2014 - Stories

    Object Lesson

    Grip Tight Bottle

    It was at a flea market in Shum Shui Po that I discovered this bottle design. It was during the Chinese New Year, and a good many makeshift street stalls were around, displaying goods for sale. Among them was one brimming with this type of bottles! It was a pi...

  • 19, Dec 2014 - Stories

    ffiXXed SS15 Collection

    I’m not sure that we can generalize about indie brands.

    The presence of low-priced fast fashion and canned trends have further narrowed the positioning for relatively independent brands, but at the same time highlighted their radical quality. Facing the changing patterns of consumption and trying to find the balanc...

  • 19, Dec 2014 - Art & Design

    Stephanie Gonot

    Scrumptious photographs.

    Stephanie Gonot “enjoys all things colorful, humorous and edible” and is a frequent photographer for Nasty Gal, Native Shoes and Refinery29. This simple one-sentence long biography on her website pretty much sums up exactly what Stephanie Gonot is all about....

  • 19, Dec 2014 - Lifestyle

    Aesop’s The Guild of Artisans

    A celebration of materials and craftsmanship.

    Australian grooming specialist, Aesop, is a brand I’ve always admired not only for its wonderful products, but also for the artful ways in which it presents them. Case in point is The Guild of Artisans -- the collective title for Aesop’s seasonal gift kits for...

  • 19, Dec 2014 - Art & Design

    Le Repaire Fantastique

    An artsy playground.

    Three guys from Lausanne of Switzerland have founded the creative group named Le Repaire Fantastique, meaning “Wonderful lair”. They have completed their degrees in architecture and are known for their mixed media works, which showcase their proficiency in gra...

  • 18, Dec 2014 - Culture

    Obscura Vol 17 / Autumn & Winter 2014

    Tales of Two Cities: Hong Kong, Berlin

    Not until we gaze into each other do we truly know one another. Obscura’s 2014 Autumn & Winter edition takes as our topic, where we stroll through the two historically rich and populated cities. With one in the West and...

  • 18, Dec 2014 - Fashion

    Anne van Galen

    Warriors of the Downpour City

    Times have changed, and it’s no longer so hard to believe that scenes from sci-fi movies can really happen one day. I watched Interstellar a while ago, and apart from the bookshelf, it was that water-filled planet which had especially made an impact in my mind...

  • 18, Dec 2014 - Art & Design

    Ai Weiwei: Not at Blenheim Palace

    Jessica Sarah Rinland’s two-part feature on the exhibition.

    Controversial artist, Ai Weiwei, as we all know, has been unable to travel since 2011, when his passport was confiscated by Chinese authorities. The prolific Ai, however, has been finding ways to make his presence -- and message -- known with an ongoing series...

  • 17, Dec 2014 - Lifestyle

    Dust Production

    3D Printed Jewelries.

    Philosopher Walter Benjamin once said, the remoteness, uniqueness and aura of traditional arts would vanish in response to the rise of the mechanical reproduction era in the 19th century, in which printing and photography was invented. Arts would then enter a ...

  • 17, Dec 2014 - Lifestyle

    Spartan Shop Fall 2014 Lookbook

    Reliable, classic items.

    Founded by Currie Person, Patrick Newell and their partner Julie Pearson, Spartan Shop is an Austin, Texas-based retailer specializing in a “carefully edited collection of beautiful, practical objects,” all of which are influenced by the changing seasons witho...

  • 16, Dec 2014 - Art & Design

    Absoloot x The Jane Goodall Institute

    Extinct Animals Notebooks.

    Raising awareness for endangered wildlife is nothing new, but this year, print and paper specialist Absoloot and The Jane Goodall Institute have teamed up to create the “Extinct Animals” notebook collection -- perhaps the most artful products ever created for ...

  • 16, Dec 2014 - Lifestyle

    fungtaitau

    Creating through the sleepless nights.

    Amongst her paintings, the one that has made the deepest impression on me is the Sleepless Sheep – the chubby child that often appears in her drawings is shown building a cotton-like tree by lifting sheep up onto the branches during a sleepless night. The chil...

  • 15, Dec 2014 - Art & Design

    Platinum Pen Co.

    A look into the Japanese brand’s manufacturing process.

    Founded in 1919 by Shunichi Nakata, Platinum Pen Co. is the maker of some of the world’s finest fountain pens, as well as the owner of the legendary Nakaya fountain pen brand. Along with Pilot-Namiki and Sailor, Platinum completes Japan’s “big three” when it c...

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Wall mountable and printable hanger.

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