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...
The Practicality of Bamboo and Design

The Practicality of Bamboo and Design

Copy/Images: Nomad I may not set trends, when it comes to the design world, but it’s very easy for me to enjoy courses that explore traditional design techniques. I’m not sure how it is in other countries, but living in Taiwan, the course offerings are many, and easy...
Merci Paris!

Merci Paris!

In October, after visiting the Netherlands we next took a romantic trip to Paris, France. The moment we set foot in Paris, we strolled straight over to Merci, one of the best stores in the historic district of Haut-Marais. If you don’t speak one word of French, you’ll...
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...
Taiwan River Writing Ink

Taiwan River Writing Ink

From birth, until the end of our days, we are dependent upon water. Besides fueling life, water has also served to be one of Mother Nature’s artists by sculpting some of the planets most miraculous geological masterpieces. The vast networks of running water and rivers...
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...