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 […]

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 […]

In Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, he wrote “Packaging can be theatre, it can create a story”, when referring to the beauty of an unboxing experience. Steve Jobs understood that a simple action like that could set the tone for a consumer’s relationship with a product. Similarly, the first glance of a product on […]

By Dimitra Milan

How many of us can remember the dreams we had the night before? Some are able to recall theirs in vivid detail, but to many, dreams are but faded shapes and jumbled conversations. Dimitra Milan however, manages to bring her wildest dreams to life in the form of colourful and whimsical paintings. Surrounded by art […]

As a young boy from Tacloban City, Philippines, designer and illustrator Dan Matutina attended school with a background in science and engineering and enjoyed watching cartoons like ThunderCats, G.I. Joe and Transformers on local TV stations. Interestingly, attending an art school never really crossed his mind until his senior year in high school. Growing up […]