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School of Thought

Javier Perez and Joshua Adjodha of Series of Intentions consider the importance of space, and how it has shaped each of their establishments including the Kilo group of restaurants.

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Love Thy Neighbourhood

A look back at Potato Head Folk’s Keong Saik Carnival, a day spent revelling in a curious mix of modernity and nostalgia.

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A Growing Tribe

Best known for their Potato Head F&B outlets, co-founder of PTT Family, Ronald Akili, shares how authenticity and soul remain tangible in the group’s multiplying establishments.

Chopsuey PS Cafe singapore

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The Long Run

Philip Chin and Peter Teo, founders of PS. Gourmet, speak on humble beginnings, recognising opportunities in unexpected places and growing with the times.

Nathan Williams of Kinfolk quiet is new loud

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Quiet is the New Loud

A canary in the coalmine of publishing, Kinfolk has bucked all trends. Its founder and editor-in-chief, Nathan Williams, shares the vision that transformed a homespun magazine with no advertising into a global phenomenon.

The U Symposium 2015

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Print Party

The U Symposium 2015 brought together print lovers across Asia to celebrate the theme of Magazines Contemporary in Singapore.

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State Of The Arts

A multi-sensory landscape presentation that is Singapore: Inside Out (SG:IO), through the hearts and minds of Singapore’s emerging creatives.

mighty tiny singapore inside out

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Mighty Tiny Singapore

Or how a Little Red Dot made its own American Dream.

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Print Matters

Annabelle Fernandez, co-founder of indie magazine retailer Magpie, on the process of curating print publications.

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Friends of Friends

Frederik Frede, co-founder of Freunde von Freunden, on collecting faces and spaces of creative individuals all around the world.

frame by frame yuni hadi SGIFF

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Frame By Frame

Yuni Hadi, Executive Director of SGIFF 2014, on the transformation of the nation’s largest film festival these 25 years.

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Bowl Of Comfort

Simple comforts found in everyday life remind us how we are all empty vessels meant to be endlessly filled and refilled.

The Dean hotel providence arrival

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Modern Instincts

Exuding an air of unparalleled confidence, The Dean explains what it means to live old school values and new school thought.

Stephen Mcglashan eastern market

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Stephen McGlashan

A conversation with Stephen McGlashan, owner of Eastern Market, on the art of architecture and the science of fashion.

Otou Matsuri Festival japan A rebirth by fire

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A Rebirth By Fire: Otou Matsuri Festival

Alongside the ardent folks of Shingu City, Leonardo Pellegatta had the chance to experience a baptism by fire for himself.

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The Kyrgyz

Sometimes the harshest terrains are the best breeding grounds for compassion, hospitality, and a keen curiosity for the unfamiliar.

the early bird Magpie Annabelle Fernandez

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The Early Bird

Annabelle Fernandez, co-founder and curator of independent magazine retailer, Magpie, on why print will outlive us all.

The Monocle Summer Fayre 2014 a summer affair

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A Summer Affair

We packed our bags full of local wares and set sail for London. Our destination? The Monocle Summer Fayre.

hu’u Villas Seminyak-Bali

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Bali People’s Party

Sean Lee, founder of hu'u Bar and now hu'u Villas Seminyak-Bali, on always knowing how—and where—to get the party started.

Kapok Arnault Castel

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Majestic Tree

Arnault Castel, founder of Kapok, on making his own rules and building his personal retail dream landscape.

Black Gold Mining Nylon chye seng huat highlander maison ikkoku

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Black Gold Mining

Local roasters Maison Ikkoku, Nylon Coffee Roasters, Highlander Coffee and Chye Seng Huat Hardware go beyond our shores to bring you their signature coffee.

Tyler Brûlé breaking good

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Breaking Good

Tyler Brûlé, editor-in-chief of Monocle, on spontaneous freedom in order to make good things happen.

Utrecht books

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Printed Matters Of The Heart

Utrecht and NOW IDeA founder Hiroshi Eguchi, on bringing people together, one book at a time.

Found Stories

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Found Stories

Dan Feng, owner of Select Books on literature and languages of his world.

elodie bellegarde traditionally modern

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Traditionally Modern

An exploration of Singapore’s tasteful heritage where old and new staples converge on the dinner plate.

Boo Jun Feng film director pink dot

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A Human Truth

Three years ago, filmmaker Boo Jun Feng made a splash at Cannes with Sandcastle. Now ready for his second feature, he discusses the ideals at the heart of his work.

A universe in the heartlands thambi magazine store sam

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A Universe in the Heartlands

P. Senthilmurugan, or “Sam,” on the ups and downs of the magazine industry.

Dion Lee fashion designer taking shape

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Taking Shape

Dion Lee, on understanding every contour of the female form to create modern, lasting womenswear.

Commune Bistro keeping balance

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Keeping Balance

A hearty meal and conversation with local tastemaker Tracy Phillips at Commune Bistro, on living beyond work and play.

Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present

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Giants On Reel

In conjunction with A Design Film Festival (ADFF) 2013, three film directors and producers shed light on their subjects and creative inspirations.

Wee Teng Wen The Lo & Behold Group

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Eat, Drink, Be Merry

Wee Teng Wen of The Lo & Behold Group, on creating lasting experiences, in every sense.

books actually tiong bahru new literature

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New Literature

Kenny Leck, the founder of BooksActually, on the deeper reasons behind setting up and running an independent bookstore.

Tempelhof Airport Berlin

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How to Levitate the Public

A common future requires a unity of visions, an endeavor that is more difficult than most would believe.

Il Circo circus

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Il Circo

A tribute to the dying art of visual trickery, through the eyes of a seasoned circus spectator.

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Setting The Pace

Dancing in the water requires knowledge and practice, but more importantly, a listening ear for the melodies of the ocean.

Perfect speed of riding a bike

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The Perfect Speed of Riding a Bike

The freedom to control and appreciate details of a commute makes travelling from one place to another all the more enjoyable.

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Neighbourhood: Quartieri Spagnoli

They say the real Napoli is found here in the Spanish Quarters of the city. In this neighborhood, the Napolitan language is most vivid and authentic.

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Big Sur

A reflection on the perseverance of a landscape unthreatened by the odds of its survival, it evolves into a beauty stronger than before.

N˚2: Constant, No Place Like Home, Michelberger Hotel

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No Place Like Home

Michelberger Hotel was designed to provide a warm and genuine stay, without compromising on the quality of hospitality.