The interiors of leather craftsman Roy Chan’s apartment are thoughtfully decorated with shelves housing neat rows of books, and its white washed walls a clean backdrop for the framed movie posters by Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai. A pile of rolled up leather takes its place beside the sofa, while a collection of leather cases […]
Humanity is under crisis. From Myanmar to Syria, Europe and Africa, the number of people displaced worldwide has surpassed a record 60 million. Refugees escaping wars, conflict and persecution make up 20 million, half of them children. As asylum states become more strained and states with limited resources constrict their borders, the situation gets bleaker with each passing day.
Growing up, it was hard-wired into us that anything outside of a standard office job was unacceptable; we were taught that the most successful (and therefore, the happiest) people were those who had a career in medicine, law or mathematics. We were even taught the formula for this success: do well in school, graduate from […]
Today, we are on the brink of a new technological and design paradigm, where the capabilities of technology and design aesthetics have progressed faster than in any period of human history. These two decades have seen a rapid change and advancement in technology – the rise and fall of compact disc; the substitution of cartridge […]