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Design can be a powerful force in our lives and also have significant social impact. Just ask Elaine Yan Ling Ng of THE FABRIC LAB.Her new collection UN/FOLD is all that.-------------------------- Every design project we undertake will result in products, environments, interfaces, or services that will ultimately have an effect on people’s lives Elaine says.The UN/FOLD project develops new material and products by capturing the essences of the traditional Chinese heritage, in a new way...

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Thursday, 27 April, 2017
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Call for submissions: Hong Kong Young Architects & Designers Competition – Temporary Pavilion To inspire innovation and nurture new architectural talent in Hong Kong, West Kowloon is launching the Hong Kong Young Architects & Designers Competition – a new event to create an iconic Temporary Pavilion in the Nursery Park in Hong Kong. The competition offers an opportunity for young architects and designers to follow a design through to physical completion. The pavilion will be located close to the waterfront and offer an inviting, informal public space that enhances visitor experience of the park and can also function as a venue for talks, workshops and small performances...

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Friday, 21 April, 2017
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Howdy! It is time for a bit of DIY again after a short silence. I decided to make a DIY bed base last weekend, with a little help from a friend. It is always best to have four pairs of eyes, rather than two, so I took help from his (and some of his manpower) for my project.-------------------------The reason why I decided to make a bed base, is that buying one is really quite expensive, and since I had access to some dear old pallets I thought why not?! Eco friendly, unique and cheap! This project had all I wanted...

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Wednesday, 19 April, 2017
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Cathay Pacific wins coveted Red Dot design award On-board cutlery designed by Eight and Jamie McLellan takes top honour  ----------------------- Eight and product designer Jamie McLellan have won the prestigious Red Dot award for product design for their work with Cathay Pacific on the airline’s inflight Premium Economy cutlery. Based on a nesting design that celebrates space efficiency, the three-piece cutlery set plays on the airline’s contemporary Asian design influences.We drew inspiration from the curvature of traditional Chinese soup spoonsJamie McLellan explains...

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Sunday, 09 April, 2017
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A new generation of urban mainlanders is turning to miniature gardens to bring the natural environment into their homes ------------------------- With residents of Beijing and other cities in the Chinese mainland living under the constant threat of environmental pollution, any oasis of greenery has come to be especially prized. Recently, miniature moss gardens have become particularly sought out by city dwellers, valued for their appearance, convenience and benefits.Moss terrariums – think soil-filled, fish-free aquariums – are now rivaling potted plants as the indoor foliage of choice in many mainland homes...

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Saturday, 08 April, 2017
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Confluence • 20+ (Milan Edition), is an exhibition of 20 groups of Hong Kong’s most outstanding designers, showing at the Triennale di Milano (Centre for contemporary art, architecture and design) during Milan Design Week 2017 which opened yesterday.------------------------The exhibition showcases the work of a group of entrepreneurs, thinkers and designers, both native to Hong Kong and those who have lived and practised in Hong Kong for a long period of time, whose work addresses a global audience and provides the world with a new vantage point on their journey...

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Wednesday, 05 April, 2017
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The Malaysian state of Pahang has always been a very popular escape with its tropical green jungles, famous hill stations and glorious coastline.  In particular, there is one historical town whose museums have recently undergone a steady revamp and restoration. This is none other than the royal town of Pekan, with its historic buildings and landscape steeped in royal history so relevant to Malaysia. On first glance, Pekan is not a town that most people are familiar with.  It lies off the beaten track, as visitors from Kuala Lumpur normally take the East Coast expressway, passing through Kuantan before travelling  up north to visit the tropical islands that beckon many a visitor from wide and far...

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Monday, 27 March, 2017
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 Folk Architects transform the historic Collingwood shop for Melbourne Design Week exhibition spaceFolk Architects are working in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria, Piccolina Gelateria and Hub Furniture to transform the historic Watchmaker shop in Smith Street, Collingwood, into a major exhibition space as part of Melbourne Design Week which opens today. We have the first images of the finished result. The satellite venue will host 7 significant exhibitions: The Found Object, curated by Jaci Foti-Lowe, Hub Furniture; Ovoid, by Nick Horan; Untitled, by Coco and Maximilian commissioned by Piccolina Gelateria;‘26 Original Fakes’, by Friends and Associates; ‘Undervalued’, by Nick Rennie; ‘Apparatus 4’ by 227768C; and The Watchmaker, site specific installation space by Folk Architects...

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Thursday, 16 March, 2017
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 Melbourne Design Week is upon us. But what is it and what is on? Melbourne Design Week is an annual design program linking creativity with business and community.Each year the program will explore the value of good design in a ten-day, city-wide celebration offering talks by leading designers, tours, workshops and industry events at NGV and partner venues throughout Melbourne.Melbourne Design Week is part of a Victorian Government strategy to strengthen, support and promote the state’s design industry...

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Wednesday, 15 March, 2017
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You have already read about crafts markets in Hong Kong and Auckland here and here, now the time comes to uncover the treasure troves of Singapore!Check out below some great spots to go for second hand, vintage or new crafts created by local designers - these markets are great for inspiration as well as picking up a gift or two. Plus, you normally get to chat with the maker themselves, asking questions about the product, the manufacturing process or even the fabrics used! -----------------------  Boutiques SingaporeHeld only twice a year – in March and November – this fair is more upmarket than the usual flea market...

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Tuesday, 28 February, 2017
DIY Corner

I love TED Talks. Period.What I love the most is that in around 20 minutes you are able to get an insightful delivery on almost any topic.We get inspired, awed and appalled. The two improve our lives, and the last hopefully will inspire us to advocate and be a part of change.In this inspiring talk about recent developments in biomimicry, Janine Benyus provides 12 heartening examples of ways in which nature is already influencing the products and systems we build.

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Monday, 27 February, 2017
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Y'all know how I like to repurpose and up cycle things right?!Well, I often take help and use inspiration from the internet. Someone has always thought of a cool idea.And so I borrow, and sometimes modify, and then get going. Sometimes all you need is the seed for an idea and then the rest takes care of itself. I recently came across a super cool video with GREAT ideas for upcycling and repurposing.More than 180 of them actually. Have a look and tell me what you think!

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Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
DIY Corner

Hola people! I've been looking around the 'net' for some good ideas and recently came across a really simple video cut together with ideas for how to use bamboo in your home. A few of these will need a proper craftsperson to make, but at least a few should be easy enough to put together yourself. So I thought I should share this with you all. If nothing else, I hope it will give you some great inspiration for your home.For great bamboo products, check out Bamboa - they have everything from bowls and decorations to satin soft sheets and smell free towels! And free shipping worldwide on orders over 100USD...

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Saturday, 18 February, 2017
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Hey there! If you follow Style by Asia on Instagram (and you should!), you might have seen that I found an awesome piece of driftwood on the beach a while ago. Well, I took it home and I did something with it recently that I thought I should share.The drift log already had all several pretty pine cones attached to it, so all I did really was adding a few succulents, tie them to the log, and then hang the whole thing it on the wall. This is how it looked from the beginning.  In progress... I used small succulents I had at home already, and some green florist wire to secure them to the log...

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Thursday, 09 February, 2017
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While in town for the World Design Capital Taipei, Style by Asia met with Johnny Chiu of JC Architecture, which was started in 2010, and is one of the Taiwanese capitals most innovative architectural firms, to talk about the past and the future of Taiwanese architecture. All images courtesy of JCA.--------------------- Welcoming us into the architect firms offices in Taipei, Johnny starts by explaining that there has been a massive change in Taiwan over the past 10 years. During the 1980-90's boom, everything worked, all projects that were started were finished, and the work produced was of the expected kind...

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Wednesday, 08 February, 2017
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Yes you heard me. I know... It's HUGE. As last year was drawing to an end, I reflected on Style by Asia, where we are today, and where we should be heading over the next few years. In the three years since the platform was first founded, we have grown so much. And so fast. We have done great collaborations with brands, companies, artists and galleries and helped businesses with events, media outreach, and collaboration introductions. We have participated in numerous panel debates (and led a few too), discussing the current and future state of the creative scenes in Asia, and we have been media partner for many big art fairs and worked closely with design events in both Shanghai and Taiwan...

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Friday, 03 February, 2017
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 One of the cool projects I finalised recently I actually gathered the inspiration from at one of the many weekend markets I visit frequently. Someone, somewhere (I can't remember where, there have been so many lately) had had the great idea to take old teacups and make them into the cutest little bird feeders! So so cool, I decided to borrow the idea and make my own.  What you need for my set up and design is:* 4 screws* masking tape* 4 old teacups and matching saucers* 4 metal or wood poles to attach them to* A good drill (with a diamond tip or a drill bit especially for ceramics) Now to the fun bit...

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Friday, 27 January, 2017
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French painter Henri Matisse once said that “a certain blue penetrates your soul; a certain red affects your blood pressure.” Red, the colour of our blood, the colour of fire, and the colour of the rising sun, represents a fiery passion, a burning desire both of love and of war.  In Chinese culture, red symbolises fortune and joy. The Chinese use the colour red very liberally on festive occasions and weddings, as it is customary to put up bright red decorations and be dressed in the colour red...

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Friday, 27 January, 2017
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A new must-watch series is coming on Netflix! Especially for all of us who love design. See the trailer for the new documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design that starts airing on Feb 10th.The show, produced by Editor-In-Chief of WIRED Scott Dadich, follows the creative genius of eight minds working in the world of art and design today, and will spotlight how design influences daily life. Don't miss it!

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Tuesday, 24 January, 2017
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 Hi there! I have been doing some great DIY projects myself lately, but before I share them, I thought I should pass on some inspiration I found online.Meet the DIY Headboard Bench! Some of these images and ideas taken from Pinterest, click on them for links.For how to actually do it, check out the cool video below! Have fun!               

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Monday, 23 January, 2017
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We spoke to 5 inspiring local makers to discover if it was really possible to combine craft and commerce in a place like Singapore, and what challenges laid before them. By sharing this, we hope that it inspires potential artists to start their own journey, because craft matters.Joanne Lim, founder and artist behind The Letter J Supply, shares about her journey from graphic design to starting her own business in hand lettering and calligraphy.  I know you were in graphic design for about a decade before The Letter J Supply came about...

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Friday, 20 January, 2017
MATTER Prints

A while back, I found this old rocking horse in a second hand shop, it was old with chipped paint, and the owner practically gave it to me, as they said no one would buy it in the state it was in. I had friends with a two year old coming to visit, so it served perfectly for a few days of fun. After the visit however, I was unsure what to do with it as I didn't need it anymore (I don't have children myself and not many visiting).Although a bit scruffy, it had worked fine in the state it was in, and the little boy had been happy with it, but from what the shopkeeper said, I knew there was little chance that someone else would want it in its current shape...

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Friday, 13 January, 2017
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Jamdani, literally meaning “flower-pot,” is an ancient artisan weaving technique bearing its origin in the Central Asian culture, and was brought to India by the Mughals during their rule. Considered the most artistic and finest of Bengali craftsmanship, each thread is hand woven into the finest muslin.  Two weavers sit alongside each other at the loom passing small shuttles of threads through the weft. Each discontinuous supplementary weft motif is added separately by hand, interlacing the supplementary weft threads into the warp with fine bamboo sticks in a zigzag manner using individual spools of thread...

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Friday, 13 January, 2017
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Born in Nainital – a picturesque town in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas – Preetika feels a magical connection with the mountains. Brought up in a family of artists, mountaineers and photographers, she was always well-connected to the mountains and the thick oak forest that surrounded her backyard. She started painting at a very early age, evoked by the desire to capture all the beauty that surrounded her.   WHAT IS PROJECT AIPAN, AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?When I think of my childhood spent in the hills, I am reminded of the pleasant mornings, the distant chatter of people, trees filled with red rhododendron blossoms, and the cold red clay my mother mixed with water to create a canvas, and the rice paste she used to draw in the intricate geometric patterns...

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Thursday, 05 January, 2017
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Style by Asia meet with the up and coming Taiwanese design house Kanari to talk about their young design company, being an entrepreneur, and about the supportive Taiwanese design industry.-------------------- Taiwanese design house Kanari was started a few years ago, by three friends who all studied in London. They are young, enthusiastic, and have received great support for their design from the start. Style by Asia meets co-founder Sean Wang in their office in Taipei, where ideas are formed and dreams drawn...

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Tuesday, 03 January, 2017
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I'm at it again... This time I got my partner to help and it has turned out to be a great little (read long time in the making) DIY project we have worked on together.--------------------- So.... Quite a long time ago (that is MONTHS ago) I bought an old table at an auction online. You know one of those auction sites that you type in a bid and see if you win? Well I did. And it turned out after the fact that I won it, the pick up place was pretty far away...so partner not too happy about it. But we went, and we picked it up...

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Monday, 02 January, 2017
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As we look back at 2016, we look back on a year of some damn fine content!So fine in fact, that we have decided to gather some of them here and present them to you, in one post.Easy Peasy Japaneasy and You're Welcome! In no particular order (but we group them by category to make it easy for you):  FASHION EMERGING TALENT SHOWCASE AT INDIAN FASHION WEEKSix talented new fashion designers showcased their latest collections as part of the Lakmé Fashion Week 2016 Gen Next show in India. The depth of talent was obvious in these carefully crafted collections...

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Thursday, 29 December, 2016
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One of the great brands and platforms we found while visiting WDC Taipei 2016 (read more about it here, here and here) was the Taiwanese crowd funding platform zeczec. A great site for finding new, cool design, it gives you the best of the best that Taiwan has to offer. Right here, right now. And you can help fund someones dream at the same time!-----------------------  It was in the "Power of Taiwan Design Pavilion", curated by Li Wei-Lang, Creative Director for Afterain Design in an exhibition called "Breakthrough" that we came across zeczec...

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Wednesday, 28 December, 2016
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Singapore may have just celebrated its fiftieth year of merdeka (independence) in 2015, but most of its architectural history really dates back to 1819, the year Sir Stamford Raffles founded the thriving British port at the mouth of Singapore River. Most of these heritage buildings have since been converted to museums, where the history of Singapore is showcased not only in exhibits, but also in architecture. Old Ford FactoryFord Motor Company’s first automobile assembly plant in South East Asia was completed in 1941, with a distinctively Art Deco finish visible in its bevelled doorways and the flagpole rising from the building...

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Friday, 23 December, 2016
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We love anything that is handmade, ethical and pretty. Of course. And not only have we been keeping an eye on FRANKITAS from Malaysia for a while, we have been using their gorgeous products too! So we thought its about time that we introduce you to them too.  FRANKITAS bags and purses are all made from traditional ethnic textiles, which are rich in heritage and history. Infusing contemporary colours and design, these products definitely appeal to women who embrace being different - as you'll stand out sporting a FRANKITAS clutch or bag! But purely in a good way...

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Thursday, 22 December, 2016
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At World Design Capital Taipei 2016, International Design House Exhibition curators have proposed, and laid out a blueprint for the integration of design thinking with urban development on the theme of Sisheng: Quality of Life and Health, Ecological Sustainability, Smart Living, and Urban Regeneration.  ----------------------- Taipei is this years World Design Capital. What is a World Design Capital? Every two years, a city is is designated by Icsid - recognising that city's innovative use of design for economic, social and cultural development and to showcase effective design-led urban revitalization strategies that other cities can benefit from...

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Wednesday, 21 December, 2016
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We believe that the value of an item lies in its process and provenance, and that every purchase is a vote in the direction of the future you envision. An elegant look which is at the same time sustainable is not impossible. Conscious consumerism does not have to be a compromise on your wallet nor on style. These six slow fashion brands offer timeless pieces for any budget.      Twin WithinTwin Within is an online brand based in Singapore by Icelandic designer Kristin Mariella. All necklaces are hand-crafted, fair-trade and made by single mothers with the help of a peace organization in the hills of Tagaytay, Philippines...

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Friday, 16 December, 2016
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At Style by Asia, we have been fortune enough to collaborate with many great brands, galleries and designers in this past year, and so we thought we would gather some of them here, in a comprehensive and inspiring Xmas Shopping List. A present from any of these shops, brands, artists, designers and galleries would make a gift anyone would be lucky to receive!  In alphabetical order...AME Gallery - the artisan contemporary jewellery gallery  ARCHETYPAL - for anything in interior design  BLUE LOTUS GALLERY - supporting local artists  CIPHER - handmade fashionable sneakers    colourliving - for a present for the home  Garosu - the boutique jewellery brand   HATTON STUDIOS - for the person who has everything, how about a jewellery making course?  HIMKALA LIMBU - for a unique, feminine, glamorous gown  J...

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Tuesday, 13 December, 2016
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Home improvement: women aspire to better décor; men to better size and layout In the summer of 2015, GfK (a market research firm) interviewed more than 27,000 consumers (aged 15 and older) online, in 22 countries around the world and their findings were presented this fall. Countries included were Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK and USA. The question they asked was: "Which of these aspects of your home would you most like to change or improve, if you could?" They then asked the respondents to select all that applied:The overall size and layout/dimensionsThe interior décor or design The furniture The storage space How well organized your home is The usual level of cleanliness The household appliances The entertainment equipment Your garden, yard, patio or other outdoor areaOr, None of the above What they found was that when it comes to what aspect of their home people would most like to improve, most people wanted to change the interior décor or design (39 percent), the overall size or layout (38 percent), and the furniture (35 percent)...

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Tuesday, 13 December, 2016
DIY Corner

JIA Inc. of Taiwan recently took home a Golden Pin Best Design Trophy for their Rolling Mortar at the Golden Pin Design Awards. Below we present the product and tell you just WHY the judges loved it so much. Plus, we hear a bit from JIA's product design manager Spencer Hung and learn about the company's ethos in general. ------------------------- Inspired by the Tang Dynasty ceramic tea mortars, The Prep, Rolling Mortar is designed to crush mixed spices, tea leaves, Chinese herb medicines, and various other spices...

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Monday, 12 December, 2016
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Hiya, just throwing in a quick DIY for the holidays coming up. I got this round wooden ring thing at a second hand shop a while ago, thinking it will come in handy one day..Just realised I had it packed away in a drawer so pulled it out and decided it would make a great Christmas Wreath! Got myself some glittery tinsel in the second hand shop, and a little decoration thingy down at the dollar store. In total I've spent about 4 USD on the whole thing, if that. You could of course use branches of pine and cranberry decorations and red ribbons as well if you feel like a more "traditional" wreath...

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Saturday, 10 December, 2016
DIY Corner

At the World Design Capital Taipei 2016, International Design House Exhibition, the curators have proposed, and laid out a blueprint for the integration of design thinking with urban development on the theme of Sisheng: Quality of Life and Health, Ecological Sustainability, Smart Living, and Urban Regeneration. ----------------------- Taipei is this years World Design Capital. What is a World Design Capital? Every two years, a city is is designated by Icsid (definition at the end) - recognising that city's innovative use of design for economic, social and cultural development and to showcase effective design-led urban revitalization strategies that other cities can benefit from...

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Thursday, 08 December, 2016
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From lawyer to full time designer. Jaime Lee creates one of a kind stationery that brightens up everyone's day.The Paper Bunny was a natural extension of something Jaime had always been passionate about. The allure of The Paper Bunny’s signature look is the flat lay photos with intricate and elegant format frames. Being a lawyer and designer opened up the opportunity for Jaime to think differently and meet a range of people in her two fields. Both law and design were unplanned for Jaime. Being a lawyer gives her the edge towards specificity and the letter of the law, whereas being a business owner opened up her mind towards commercial considerations that go beyond the words on a contract...

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Friday, 02 December, 2016
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Ikat is a heritage craft that can be found all over the world, from Guatemala to Okinawa. The yarns are resist dyed to achieve the final textile pattern in weaving, only when the yarns are woven together does the final pattern emerge in a tapestry of meaning.   This art of textile weaving is one that has been practiced for centuries, passed down from generations to generations. There is something very beautiful about the fact that people all around the world across various cultures practice this craft, and approach it with different designs and motifs to tell their own story...

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Friday, 25 November, 2016
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This article is published in collaboration with Design Hotels. The story was first published in Design Hotels™ Made By Originals. All images courtesy of Design Hotels. Read the original article here-------------------- Kasemtham Sornsong & Tirawan Songsawat - A Well-Versed Retreat  When Kasemtham Sornsong first conceived The Library, situated on the Thai island of Koh Samui, he envisioned a hotel that invites one to read quietly while absorbing volumes of unmatched luxury...

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Thursday, 24 November, 2016
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For some readers, spring has arrived and for some - winter is approaching...No matter where you are, a peek into a gorgeous garden always brightens the day! ----------------------- My fellow blogger here on Style by Asia, Auckland Explorer recently went out to Waiheke Island just outside of Auckland to visit the gardens included in the Waiheke Garden Safari. She has written a post about the art in the gardens she saw here so make sure to have a look at that, as it is a really fun way to see art, and to give you some inspiration for your own garden...

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Wednesday, 23 November, 2016
DIY Corner

The Singapore you know of is a buzzing city with canopy greens, and home to affordable local delights. Although all this is true, there's more to Singapore than what meets the tourist eye. Here's our curated list of places in Singapore that you haven't already been to: a hole in the wall shop that bridges tradition and modernity, an inconspicuous rooftop bar where you can listen to local indie bands play, and boutique hotels that encourage a pause from the city.  BITTERS & LOVE Cafe by day and bar by night...

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Friday, 11 November, 2016
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Last week we visited the second session of Tokyo Design Week. Some great design was on display, ranging from fashion and jewellery to robots, smart home solutions and shoes designed for entertainers that can be connected to your smartphone and which tracks your movements, creating wild patterns and all kinds of other cool stuff. A selection below of what we saw - which one(s) do you like most?Tell us in the comments below. One of the coolest ones we thought (but very hard to photograph) - a devise that actually projects images you can interact with (press buttons etc) into thin air! Really quite spooky at first...

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Thursday, 10 November, 2016
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Dubai has a vision... to be the hub of art and design not only in the GCC region but to the world.Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Design Week was born in 2015. It is one of the world's newest international events and is supported by Dubai Design & Fashion Council and Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.A 6-day program filled with keynote speeches, panel discussions, public performances and workshops all open to public that means everyone from kids to design professionals have the opportunity to discover, experience and engage with design...

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Thursday, 03 November, 2016
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It is an indisputable fact that the country of Italy is widely renowned for being captains of industry, be it in designing cars, art, engineering or fashion.  So it came as no surprise that the Italian Embassy in Malaysia would be hosting a special exhibition dedicated to showcasing some of Italy's most historically iconic designs.  As avid lovers of all things Italian, Batik&Bubbles took a quick gander at some of Italy's best products spotlighted during the exhibit. As part of the 16th edition of the "Italian Language Week in the World", the theme this year was "Italian and Creativity: Brands and Tradition, Fashion and Design"...

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Thursday, 03 November, 2016
Batik&Bubbles

This is a sponsored article Recently our Managing Director took a trip to Sydney, Australia to check out some of the city's great museums and events, and she was lucky enough to get to stay at the uber stylish QT Sydney - a Design Hotel well worthy the name. Read more about QT Sydney in the "Made By Originals" article, in a series published in collaboration with Design Hotels here---------------- Situated in the restored Gowings and State Theatre buildings in Sydney’s CBD, QT Sydney’s artful revamp of two historic spaces has brought a unique, hip designer hotel to the city’s CBD...

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Thursday, 20 October, 2016
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Metzo’s Bistro & Bar, located at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort in Thailand, has won the prestigious “Best Restaurant Within a Hotel” award at the International Hotel and Property Awards 2016. Style by Asia take a look at the design and speak to the architects S+A behind the concept.----------------- Sophie Bughin, Associate and Design Director at Metzo’s Bangkok-based design team, Santhaya & Associates, accepted the award at a glamorous awards ceremony in Venice, Italy on 16 September...

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Tuesday, 18 October, 2016
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As part of an art exchange organized by See Saw Seeds, Yuuki Tsukiyama from Kobe Japan arrived in Dubai about a month ago. Finding himself in a strange city with 7-lanes highway, Yuuki found himself lost in traffic with a map in hand (google map anyone?) looking for art galleries. We catch up with this experimental artist from Japan and find out what he thinks about this cosmopolitan and glamorous Dubai.What is your impression on UAE art scene?I am very impressed with the diversity that have been displayed in galleries here in the UAE...

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Friday, 07 October, 2016
QKay

Hiya all! I just came across something and thought I should share it...You know how we all get thrown a lot of paper products, packaging and the likes. Like ALL THE TIME?Well one spice company (won't say which one) has tried to do their part by encouraging their customers to reuse and repurpose their packaging after they are done with it. It is such a small and easy one, and therefore I thought best I share it.Here we are using packaging for spices, but I am sure you could use pretty much any paper packaging that is build the same or similar way...

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Friday, 07 October, 2016
Editor

We have previously reported on the Golden Pin Design Awards process during the year. Now they have announced the 2016 Design Mark recipients! The Golden Pin Design Award – an annual award organized by the Taiwan Design Center that seeks to raise global awareness for design created for and within huaren (Chinese-speaking) communities have revealed its Design Mark recipients for 2016.After gruelling Secondary Selection judging rounds held in China and Taiwan, a total of 457 entries from Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, and England, and Switzerland have re-ceived a Golden Pin Design Award 2016 Design Mark and are now in the running for a coveted Best Design trophy...

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Tuesday, 04 October, 2016
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