84000 : Translating the Words of the Buddha Although I am not religious myself, I very much enjoy reading religious stories. I am fascinated by tales such as the Ramayana and teachings of the Buddha, but these wisdom-packed stories are complex to understand, even if I can read the language or the translated versions. Imagine, therefore, how … Continued

The ‘every day’ has always been an interesting subject to me, though it usually slips most people’s minds. It has always been the extravagance that seems to catch people’s attention. However, it is truly through the mundane where people find real connections. Whether it’d be the objects that bring you joy; the notion of hygge; … Continued

As if taking a glimpse into an extraterrestrial structure, the works by Tobias Klein not only fascinates its audiences with its dynamic forms but also display a different sense of intricacy “which impressively presents the rich tapestry of Digital Craftsmanship.” Internationally trained as an architect at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and has taught … Continued

We kid you not, but some of these took us a minute to realize they aren’t real flowers. “I want to introduce the beading techniques and savoir-faire behind the process to a larger audience and turn what is commonly seen as a simple practice into something of a greater magnitude and nobility”. – Helena Thulin … Continued

Simple, funny, bold, and expressive, no wonder the works by Justė Urbonavičiūtė aka Kissi Ussuki has caught the eyes of Izumi Ogino, Creative Director of ANTEPRIMA. Active in creative processes including photography and art direction on top of her illustrations, the Vilnius, Lithuania-based self-taught illustrator is covered by various media before. Interestingly, all coverages mentioned her love for the … Continued

We were fascinated by her pins four years ago, and now, four laters later, we are still fascinated by her pins (and their new home goods collection). After all these years, Coucou Suzette remains to be one of our favorite brands. Juliette founded the brand in 2013 from a joke. She created a boob shaped ring design … Continued

A successful idea can last a lifetime. And with Erwin Wurm, it is his One Minute Sculptures. Having made his name with them since the 1990s, the ongoing distorted, reinvented, relevant, and playful photographed performances are now exhibited at One Minute in Taipei, as “a survey of twenty years of practice, presenting a body of … Continued

I came across his work on Instagram and was immediately attracted to it. It was not until I decided to write this article did I find out the even more interesting story behind. “The idea actually began as a joke between my wife (who loves to shop at thrift stores) and I, but it quickly … Continued

Having established themselves as voices that oppose the world’s dominant narratives, Ward, a New York-based artist, and Rhode, a Berlin-based artist, are joining forces at Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong for a double exhibition in April this year. While both artists blend high art with low art through unique metaphorical perspectives that refer to different cultures, … Continued

My boyfriend was browsing through an online anime streaming website, deciding on what to watch with me after dinner yesterday and landed on Mazinger Z, a Japanese robot manga series from the early 70’s. I’ve never watched it myself, but the series definitely gives him childhood memories. Interestingly enough, during the same time, South Korea … Continued