The U Press Nº14



Sigur Rós band

Features

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Music

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Quiet in the Swell

After more than two decades in the business, Sigur Rós reflects on the changing landscape of music and why technology is something they’re eager to embrace.

Edwin of Birds of Paradise gelato boutique

Food

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Ripe for the Picking

Birds of Paradise’s Edwin Lim tells us about the decade of research that set the foundation for his business, and the earl grey ice cream that started it all.

Series of Intentions school of thought kilo

Culture

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Food

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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.

singaplural mark yong

Advertorials

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Design

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A Singular Aim

Mark Yong, chairman of SingaPlural, explains how his involvement with the design festival has informed his own approach to collaborations and design.

MUJI Living

Advertorials

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In Good Shape

A workplace, the cinema, an event hall—building the modern home takes a lot more than their compact sizes belie.

Sam Rui

Music

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Breaking Ground

On the cusp of her first outing at a music festival, homegrown singer-songwriter Sam Rui speaks about the catharsis of music making and how it all came to be.

guo pei chinese designer

Design

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Fashion

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The Dressmaker

Chinese couturier Guo Pei looks back on her 30 years in the industry and what luxury means to her.

Mr Zeng, Chun Mee Lee Rattan Furniture

Craft

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Neighbour

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Neighbour: Mr Zeng

Despite not having formal training, Mr Zeng has taught himself a wide repertoire of techniques for making rattan furniture, and can now recreate homeware he comes across in pictures.