Kengo Kuma: Park of Materials

Kengo Kuma: Park of Materials

Copy/Photography: Timothy Liao When I first saw an advertisement for “Kengo Kuma: Park of Materials” exhibition, it immediately caught by attention because of the word “materials.” Regardless of which field of design including product, interior, packaging, etc., all...
Design Workshop: The Craft of Screen Printing

Design Workshop: The Craft of Screen Printing

In this post, we revisit RETRO, located in a quant and quiet nook, in bustling Taipei City center. Upon entering RETRO, you are immediately greeted by the faint fragrance of ink and paper. Upstairs, on the second floor, there’s a room half packed with posters. All of...
Dadao Village

Dadao Village

Dadao Village used to be a very prosperous trade location in Taipei at the end of the 19th Century due to its location, near the ocean, on the Danshui River Port. It takes its name from the immense rice fields that used to thrive in the area (in Mandarin, “Dao” means...
Cyclical Future Design Exhibition

Cyclical Future Design Exhibition

I think the new year, 2018, will offer us a better future look than the last. I’m not talking about the future as seen in science fiction, but the reality of what we can truly experience. My feeling is based on what I see and read, as well as a hunch that we are on...
Workshop – Bold Feng Shui Lighting Design

Workshop – Bold Feng Shui Lighting Design

Learning a strong sense of design can sometimes be attained by working with more rugged materials. Finding beauty in transforming rugged into a warm winter light is an amazing lesson in design. Parks Tzeng, legendary creator of user design center experiences, taught...