The U Press N˚2



a gentle rise hussein chalayan

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A Gentle Rise

Hussein Chalayan, on his latest collection, Rise, and the constant need for escape.

The next ten minutes yishan

Op-ed

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The Next Ten Minutes

On criticality, creativity, and tangible expression.

A universe in the heartlands thambi magazine store sam

Culture

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A Universe in the Heartlands

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

handy service peoples park mr chow

Neighbour

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Neighbour: Mr Chow

Owner of Handy Service, Mr Chow, shares how he entered the key cutting business and his endless pursuit of knowledge.

the library bar down the watering hole

Food

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Down the Watering Hole

Tales and experiences of the night before, quite possibly fictional, as recalled by its visitor.

The Observatory a passion deep and wide

Music

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A Passion Deep and Wide

In light of their latest album, homegrown experimental musicians The Observatory share their thoughts on breaking new ground to reach greater heights.

Dion Lee fashion designer taking shape

Culture

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Fashion

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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

Culture

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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.

Singaporean artist Donna Ong a renewed perspective

Art

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A Renewed Perspective

Fresh from a year back at school, Singapore’s foremost installation artist opens up about her creative hiatus, and why she considers her best known work her most boring.

chanel cruise timeless voyage

Fashion

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Timeless Voyage

A history of Chanel Cruise and the evolution of the maritime-inspired collection over the ages.

Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present

Culture

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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.