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Roy uses a filtuese manuelle (also known as a hot creasing iron) to smooth out the leather and seal the edgecoat into the leather

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 […]


How do you define a chef? Is it his work ethics, the cuisine from his kitchen, or simply a culinary philosophy he espouses?


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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 […]


A hoverboard may be the future of transport

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 […]


For most of us, the turntable is nothing more than a DJ’s tool. It’s this… thing that plays vinyls, and makes ‘scratching’ noises that sounds pretty cool when laid over the tracks we’ve come to know and love. But the humble turntable is more than that. It has a rich history that goes way back […]