Naoto Fukasawa MUJI extra ordinary

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Extra Ordinary

Industrial designer and creative advisor at MUJI, Naoto Fukasawa, on the pursuit of normal and the necessary intersection between his work and personal life.

linying onwards and up

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Onwards And Up

Off the back of her SXSW debut, Linying discusses her path towards becoming a musician, and how things have changed since her very first performance.

Double Duty muji to go

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Double Duty

When an unexpected pairing takes off, transforming the comforts of everyday into portable nuggets of luxury.

Hypnotic Vision gif fest kult

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Hypnotic Vision

In anticipation of Singapore’s first ever GIF Festival, we spoke to various creatives about their tributes to a medium that celebrates its 30th birthday this year.

Curiouser and Curiouser Le Gentil Garçon

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Curiouser and Curiouser

French artist Le Gentil Garçon takes us on a fascinating journey into his world of imagination and play.

the proof collective raise a glass

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Raise A Glass

For Paul Gabie and Spencer Forhart, a shared passion for fine drinking paved the way for their multi-concept business The Proof Collective.

Hiroshi Senju Art Stage

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Keeping With The Times

Lorenzo Rudolf, President of ART STAGE, discusses the evolution of the art world and the changing conversation between artists, gallerists and institutions.

han sai por artist

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By Sheer Force of Will

Sculptor and artist Han Sai Por reflects on a career spanning more than three decades, and why nature is a subject that remains close to her heart.

candles of light daphne

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Waxing Poetic

Daphne, founder of botanical fragrance atelier Candles of Light, discusses the intangibility of scent and the fragrances that mark various moments in time.

glass animals band

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Human Nature

Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley introduces us to the stories and people that lie at the heart of the band’s second album.

thinkers novelty vintage

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Neighbour: Mr Wong

Mr Wong, owner of clock shop Thinkers Novelty, shares his experience on the pursuit of the craft of horology.

justin zhuang singaplural

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All in Good Time

Justin Zhuang, editor of SingaPlural 2017’s feature project TOMORROW: Design Stories of Our Future, shares his thoughts on storytelling, design, and the inextricable link they share today.

Compact Life by MUJI a clean sweep

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A Clean Sweep

Rounding out our pursuit of a simple, pleasant life by looking inwards at more personal, private spaces within the home.

french l'aperitif

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Aperitif O’clock

A glimpse into the history and customs of the French l’apéritif, with a guide on how best to enjoy the pre-dinner ritual.

uniqlo airism roots machineast

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Design Well Clothed

Machineast, Roots and Japanese casual wear retailer UNIQLO shed light on their collaboration, and discuss the evolving role of technology in design.

perfect pairings the cheese artisans

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Perfect Pairings

Charles Goh considers how various elements—design and experience, cheese and wine, purveyors and appreciators—come together under one roof at The Cheese Artisans.

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Web of Intrigue

Homegrown electronic music producer Intriguant considers the two years of experiences that have gone into his debut album, and why spatial sound is a recurring theme in his work.

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Common Ground

When shared respect for a creative medium, philosophy or aesthetic gives rise to partnerships that inspire.

Sigur Rós band

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Illustrator Jean Jullien

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A Visual Language

Fresh off his first sculpture exhibition in Belgium, French illustrator Jean Jullien chats with us about how he stays excited with the work he does.

Mindflyer Organisation of Illustrators Council

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Drawing The Line

In anticipation of Singapore’s first Illustration Arts Fest, we speak to Mindflyer, co-founder of the Organisation of Illustrators Council, and Swedish illustrator Mattias Adolfsson to find out more about what the art means to them.

65daysofstatic one for the road

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One for the Road

Paul Wolinski of 65daysofstatic lets us in on the process of making the soundtrack to a video game, and the challenges of bringing it onto the stage.

Brawn & Brains Coffee

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The Business of Brewing

Off the back of their third anniversary celebrations, Gwen, co-founder of Brawn & Brains Coffee, recounts how the venture began with the fortuitous discovery of a charming shop space.

Sing Hon Loong Bakery

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Neighbour: Mr Lai

Having been around for the last 60 years, Sing Hon Loong Bakery has grown to become a life force of sorts for the neighbourhood surrounding Whampoa Drive.

MUJI organic cotton

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A Light Thread

Since launching their first organic cotton product in 1999, MUJI has come a long way, turning “organic” into a fully fledged lifestyle.

Jamie Hayon state of play

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State of Play

Award-winning artist-designer Jaime Hayon gives us a glimpse into a life lived in pursuit of wonder.

elodie bellegarde

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From Blueberry to Baby

When one’s weekly food basket helps shed some light on the somewhat intangibility of pregnancy, one ingredient at a time.

Noo Cheng Adam Road Big Prawn Mee

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Neighbour: Mr Cheng

Behind Mr Cheng's flourishing business is years of experimenting and 20-hour days, during which he perfected the prawn noodles that he is now known for.

jon chiang

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Artistic Endeavours

Noise Singapore, the largest platform for youth arts locally, is back for its 11th edition. We speak to some of this year’s participants about how their work came to be.

the u symposium

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Breaking Ground

Jeremy Leslie, founder of magCulture, recounts his experience organising and presenting two days of talks by some of independent publishing’s finest practitioners in The U Symposium 2016: Magazines Independent.

kith cafe singapore jane hia

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Familiar Faces

Jane Hia, founder of Kith Café, explains how growing her business has resulted in significant personal growth as well.

Love Thy Neighbourhood keong saik potato head

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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.

potato head

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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.

cereal magazine beyond pretty

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Beyond Pretty

Rosa Park and Rich Stapleton, co-founders of Cereal magazine, on its mission, evolution and getting access to the leader of the free world.

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The Future of You

If time is the currency of life, and the truest reflection of our priorities, then are we spending it in the way we ought to, in accord with our purpose in the world?

Rolina Curry Puffs

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Neighbour: The Thams

Bren Tham, second-generation owner of Rolina Traditional Hainanese Curry Puffs, recounts the business' humble beginnings and the road he took towards mastering the pastry.

letter j supply calligraphy

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The Painted Word

Joanne Lim, founder of The Letter J Supply, on the self-knowledge and fulfillment she found in both the highs and lows of her calligraphy journey.

Grafunkt Nathan yong

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A New Chapter

Nathan Yong, a prolific homegrown furniture designer and co-founder of Grafunkt, discusses his new book and what he hopes to accomplish with it.

elodie bellegarde edible wonders

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Edible Wonders

A delicious story on edible flowers and culinary herbs, from field to fork; stem to flower.

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.

Anthem Indoor Cycling Healthy pursuits

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Healthy Pursuits

Clement Tan, co-founder of Anthem Indoor Cycling, on the rewards of friendship and community in our personal journeys of fitness and well-being.

k+ pann lim

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On the Plus Side

Pann Lim, founder of K+, speaks on going the extra mile for homegrown art and creating collaborative spaces instead of institutions.

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First of its Kind

With international music acts and countless concurrent activities, Neon Lights pulled out all the stops to ensure that there was something for everyone.

Aesop skincare kyoto

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Under the Skin

We speak to the creatives behind Aesop as they share with us why fashion, music, yoga and ceramics has everything to do with beauty and skincare.

bubble up opinion op-ed yesterday meet tomorrow

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Yesterday, Meet Tomorrow

To keep or throw, to stay or go.

Tay Wei Leng artist

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The Unfiltered Lens

Refocusing the critical eye that she once brought to Time magazine Asia as Deputy Picture Editor, artist Tay Wei Leng produces evocative photographs that lay bare the discords in society today.

Rethinking labels stolen fashion

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Rethinking Labels

Elyn Wong, founder of cult fashion label Stolen, on perception as expressed through the vacillating nature of the garment, and the growing seamlessness between disciplines.

singapore inside out brandon tay syndicate

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A Sensory Flood

Jonathan Kiat, co-founder of the audio-visual collective synonymous with Singapore’s underground music scene, Syndicate, on public reception and rampant collaboration.

Homecoming embracing our own singapore inside out

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Better Together

Edwin Low, founder of retail gallery Supermama, on why creating an aesthetic voice for Singapore is a task that necessitates collaboration.

A series of encounters zarch collaboratives

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A Series of Encounters

Randy Chan, award-winning Principal Architect of Zarch Collaboratives, on undertaking his most ambitious project yet.

singapore inside out Homecoming embracing our own

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Homecoming: Embracing Our Own

After inciting untold creative and cultural encounters in Beijing, London and New York, the travelling microcosm of Singapore’s contemporary creative culture finally heads home.

aesop path less taken

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Path Less Taken

The principals of Aesop on doing what they believe in, even when no one else does, as the only way worth living.

Charlie Lim singapore artist singer

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New Old Soul

Having performed internationally and alongside prominent acts such as Alt-J and Kimbra, prodigious singer-songwriter, Charlie Lim, holds his own with his distinctive, soulful sound.

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.

ryan gander artist

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The Constant Artist

Ryan Gander's creations range from marble sculptures to Absolut Vodka cocktails, and have fetched as much as £500,000. He sees art in everything. But is Britain’s star talent pulling a fast one on all of us, or is he a genius?

elodie bellegarde satiated je ne sais quoi

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Satiated

A guide to being your favourite companion while letting go of things over a snack or a full meal.

Robert Zhao renhui critical zoologists

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Natural Obsessions

Into the hearts of the Singapore x New York City artists that decipher the world that Mother Nature dreams for us to live in.

rethinking hipsters rob alderson

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Rethinking Hipsters

As a new book reappraises the role of hipsters in London's economy, Rob Alderson tries to make sense of their cultural role.

sounds like art zulkifle mahmod

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Sounds Like Art

Into the ears of the Singapore × New York City sound artists that make rhythmic sense of the vibrations in our head.

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.

living cities zarch collaboratives randy chan

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Living Cities

Into the minds of the Singapore × New York City architects that understand how to build for a new progressive way of living.

new york london singapore inside out

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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.

london singapore inside out in good company

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In Good Company

Next stop, London. Join Singapore in celebrating its big 5-0 with a travelling showcase highlighting its creative talents at Old Truman Brewery.

The New Curators penny martin the gentlewoman

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The New Curators

Four fearless magazine makers who champion authenticity, responsibility and bravery in their craft.

Fifty years later

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Fifty Years Later

Giving much, as you've been given.

Neighbour The Tengs Tanglin Halt Original Peanut Pancake

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Neighbour: The Tengs

The husband-and-wife team, and the tireless work that goes into the making of Tanglin Halt Original Peanut Pancake's famous snack.

The beauty of cookbooks elodie bellegarde

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The Beauty of Cookbooks

When beauty lies in the tangible pages of a cookbook.

friends of friends Frederik Frede

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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.

Time Taken to Make a Dress

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Anatomy of a Dress

The redefinition of beauty through the eyes and hands of Letitia Phay, of gown atelier Time Taken to Make a Dress.

Vincent Teng coffee for the well mannered

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Coffee for the Well Mannered

Vincent Teng, café owner and milk magician goes above and beyond in creating a welcoming ambience in his cafés and liquid gold in his cups.

Art Stage Singapore 2015

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The Theory of Art and Design

Arriving from the global stage, Japanese curator Yoichi Nakamuta forges new paths for the emerging creative culture of Singapore.

How Loneliness Goes, Nguan how beautiful tension

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A Beautiful Tension

Photographer Nguan, on the artistry and ideas behind his otherworldly images.

Designer Oki Sato

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A Higher Purpose

Founder of Nendo, Oki Sato, on why great ideas are best conceived from the simplicity of everyday life.

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In Place of Others

Borrow some perspective where you can.

sin ming roti prata faizal aziz neighbour

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Neighbour: Faizal and Aziz

The father and son team share their roti prata story—one that has been built on generations of family tradition.

Fleur De Force, Ho Ching Yann, triceratops

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Fleur De Force

For Ho Ching Yann, co-founder of Triceratops, being a florist is all about bringing happiness to others.

elodie bellegarde made in singapore

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Made in Singapore

A simplified guide to sourcing ingredients for a delicious breakfast, made in Singapore.

Little dragon laneway festival a romp through the meadows

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A Romp Through The Meadows

Laneway Festival, an annual music garden party like no other.

Levi's jeans underscore

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Codes Of Conduct

When the only constant in life is change.

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.

Finer Print Hoko Studio

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Finer Print

Into its second year, the Singapore Art Book Fair makes its mark as a platform that gives voice to all creatives alike.

Cult Curator hans-ulrich obrist

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Cult Curator

Ranked No.5 on ArtReview’s latest Power 100 list, Hans-Ulrich Obrist has come to be seen as the model curator for the millennial era.

opinion shore to shore shan

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Shore to Shore

When what happens next is more important.

Ji Xiang Confectionery ang ku kueh neighbour the tohs

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Neighbour: The Tohs

The Toh family invited us into their workspace, offering a glimpse into the dedication that goes into each of their humble kuehs.

let and let live levis

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Live And Let Live

There’s no line between work and play when you’re living your dreams.

Necessary Provisions simple pleasures

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Simple Pleasures

With the founders of Necessary Provisions on being pure, simple and honest; the most necessary values for any provision.

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.

Jigger & Pony shaken and stirred

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Shaken And Stirred

Guo Yi, co-founder of establishments Sugarhall and Jigger & Pony, revealing their main ingredient to great meals and award-winning drinks: impeccable service.

tom dixon designer

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Material Man

Tom Dixon, industrial designer and creative director of his eponymous brand, on the importance of naivete.

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Bloom Where You’re Planted

The Welsh term 'cynefin' describes a place where a person feels they ought to live. But maybe it doesn't define a place as much as it describes our perceiving.

Holland village fried bee hoon

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Neighbour: Mr Lim

Many hawkers have come and gone at the Holland Village food centre, but not Mr Lim, who's been serving up economic fried bee hoon since the 70s.

Supermama

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Tactile Instinct

Supermama, proving all objects have a story to tell, one touch at a time.

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.

Elodie Bellegarde monochrome food

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Shades Of Taste

An exploration of the inner beauty of naturally monochrome foods.

ute meta bauer, science of the arts

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Science Of The Arts

Ute Meta Bauer, founding director of the Centre for Contemporary Art on her lifelong investigations and observations of art communities and its power to unite nations.

grace under fire yishan

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Grace Under Fire

When what happens next is more important.

st jerome's laneway festival singapore

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Such Great Heights

Danny Rogers, founder of the St. Jerome's Laneway Festival on what it takes to get the party started.

Neighbour: Mr lee

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Neighbour: Mr Lee

Since picking up the art of hair cutting when he was 16 years old, Mr Lee has been honing his skills as a barber with his humble set of tools.

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.

a matter of milk elodie bellegarde

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A Matter of Milk

A culinary ode to one of life’s staples, from generation to generation.

phoenix band spontaneous compulsion

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Spontaneous Compulsion

Laurent Brancowitz, guitarist of French alternative rock band, Phoenix, on the band’s appetite for adventure.

Tomoko Kashiki

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A Poetic Sentiment

After a successful showing at the Asia-Pacific Triennial in Brisbane, Tomoko Kashiki wets her brush with fresh vision, for her debut in Singapore.

June Yap curator

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The Art Of Being Independent

The first Singaporean curator to be selected for a residency at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, June Yap shares her thoughts on growing an art scene, and going out on a limb for your work.

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.

elodie bellegarde

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From Tree To Toast

The simple and delightful journey of jam making, from tree to toast.

Eriko Hirashima La Libreria

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The Art Of The Book

Three book artists stand firm on their belief in a traditional medium and its delicate endurance.

Grafunkt furniture

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Marching On

Jefery Kurniadidjaja and Nathan Yong, founders of Grafunkt, on constructing a future built on customer relations and quality craftsmanship.

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.

Hotel New Osorezan

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Hotel New Osorezan

From the underground club culture of Osaka to premier contemporary art platforms around the world, Umeda Tetsuya continues to expand his boundaries.

The Mademoiselle Spirit Chanel little black dress

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The Mademoiselle Spirit

The story of Chanel’s Little Black Jacket and its evolution through the decades.

singapore art museum susie lingham

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Rice For The Soul

Singapore Art Museum director, Susie Lingham, on our current evolution of contemporary art in Singapore.

the xx

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In Control

Oliver Sim, co-vocalist, bassist and founding member of The xx on putting together the pieces that matter.

Together Again yishan

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Together Again

Restoration, on a societal level, requires a mass effort. But imagine what sort of Singapore we would begin to see, and how beautiful it would look, if we did.

Found Stories

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Found Stories

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

Neighbour: Mr & Mrs Lai

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Neighbour: Mr & Mrs Lai

Mr and Mrs Lai have been serving up springy minced meat noodles since 1992, and have, over time, developed an instinct for achieving the perfect al dente texture.

HAY furniture

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A Craft Above The Rest

Rolf Hay, founder of Danish furniture brand HAY, on achieving timeless design with patience and panache.

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.

wong lip chin going where shanghart

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Going Where?

Consider Singapore’s past, its identity and the path to the future through the eyes of local artists Robert Zhao Renhui and Wong Lip Chin.

Unqui Designers

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Objects of Tomorrow

A salute to forward-looking young designers with a drive to make a difference in the world we live in, one ingenious invention at a time.

Green purveyor

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Green Purveyor

Nadya Hutagalung, on translating her eco-friendly beliefs into sustainable fashion choices.

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

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The Next Ten Minutes

On criticality, creativity, and tangible expression.

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.

handy service peoples park mr chow

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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

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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

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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

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Taking Shape

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Colours of Shadow

Hiroshi Sugimoto, on his polaroid inspired “Couleurs de l'Ombre” limited edition scarves for Hermès Éditeur.

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An Honest Serving

Jane Hia, the founder of Kith, on the fundamentals of building long-lasting relationships.

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Neighbour: Soon Soon

Soon Soon Teochew Porridge was started as a way to support the family, and was driven by the mantra, "to live is to eat well and full".

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.

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Tokyo Street

An investigation on new urban street art, through the interpretation of its origin by Japanese artists across generations.

Inhabit the clothes that make us

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The Clothes That Make Us

Multi-label boutique Inhabit on their belief in standing by young and unknown labels as they grow along together.

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The Emerging Middle

On the growth of our stomachs, our psyches and ourselves.

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.