Issue 10

Some highlights from our current issue, as well as a few extra images we just couldn’t squeeze in.

DOSSIER

Openings / New design stores from Hong Kong to Brisbane and Singapore to Mumbai
Products / New collections and collaborations
Read / Upcoming and recent books on design, art, interiors, urbanity and architecture from the world’s best publishers
Curated / A selection of some of our favourite products from Taiwan’s vastly talented design studios
Essay / Internationally renowned hospitality designer Tony Chi writes for us about his beloved motherland in prose both lyrical and moving
Cultural Capital / We find out a bit of the backstory and what it means to Taipei to be this year’s World Design Capital
Young Talent / We introduce you to some of Taiwan’s most up-and-coming design talent, plus get some industry insight on the advantages and challenges faced by the country’s new generation of young creatives
Event Space / Set up in the mountains that surround Taipei, Siu Siu Lab of Primitive Senses is a soulful retreat for experimentation and contemplative meditation
Pop-up Restaurant / We bring you the story of One Star House Party and its bevy of itinerant chefs from the site of their latest gastronomic installation in the heart of Taipei
Studio / Our regular studio feature visits the newly revamped headquarters of Kvadrat in Denmark, where the company has worked with many creative partners over the years as they continually reinvent their signature colourful and expressive textiles

WANDERLUST

Photo Essay / Taiwan’s evocative tea houses as captured by photographer Jonathan Leijunhufvud are matched with verse by the revered Taiwanese poet Dominic Cheung
Hotel, Sun Moon Lake / We bring you the storied history behind Taiwan’s first, and to date only, five-star luxury resort: The Lalu
Openings / The best of the new boutique and luxury designer hotels from around the world

VERNISSAGE

Profile / Curator and editor-in-chief of the online art magazine SCREEN Jiayin Chen hopes through her work to draw attention to the intersection of technology and art

HOME

Taipei / Interior design veteran Eugene Yeh gives us a personal tour of his four-storey townhouse in Taipei, replete with items collected over the years from his many travels and sourcing trips alongside beloved family heirlooms
Taipei / Fashion designer and style maven Jamei Chen allows us an exclusive peek into the serene Da’an flat she shares with three cuddly felines
Kaohsiung / For a newly married couple, HAO Design renewed an unusually boxy home to create the perfect space for spending time together
Taipei / For a newly repatriated Taiwanese couple, architect Linda Lin worked with a palette of subtle variations of whites and designed clever storage to create an ideal retreat for the two bookworms
Taipei / An art deco-inspired residence by designers LI&Co. recalls the sumptuous glamour of a bygone era

ARCHITECTONICS

Urbanism Architecture / Pedal culture is experiencing a renaissance across Taiwan. Julia Nebrija reports for us on champions behind the movement, the overwhelming success of the YouBike public bike sharing system and what hurdles lie ahead
Cultural Centres / A new OMA-designed performing arts centre is planned for Taipei with an unconventional layout, bringing together ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture

THE FLÂNEUR

The Flâneur / A Flâneur is an urban explorer — a connoisseur of the street. In our rotating column, guests share their musings, observations and critiques of the urban environment in cities around the world. Fulbright Scholar Brian Skerratt, whose research focuses on contemporary Taiwanese poetry and culture, is this issue’s Flâneur