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...

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Merci Paris!

Merci is the perfect destination for discovering small designer items from all over the world. If you don’t speak a word of French, you will quickly learn what it means.

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Taiwan River Writing Ink

Taiwan River Writing Ink, a Taiwanese brand, is researching and developing new types of calligraphy inks based on the largest rivers in Taiwan. Their initiative draws attention to the gap that continues to grow between society and nature, and wants to bring people back to cherishing rivers, “the pulse of the island”. Each one of the inks takes on the unique characteristics of each of the rivers, in terms of colors and traits. Every ink involves understanding the development of each river’s color and the stories behind it.

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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...

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Cyclical Future Design Exhibition

What does the ideal future look like? Can it be experienced? I’m hopeful through design that things will get better. I’m optimistic, too, that what we learn will not only maintain, but will improve our fragile environment.

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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...

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