American Photographer Making Taiwanese Cheese: I Have Faith in Taiwan’s Raw Milk

  Cheese has never really become part of local life in Taiwan, but in 2015, the first Taiwanese brand of cheese appeared on the market. American photographer, Henry Gerard, and his wife, Brenda Foung, have successfully brought knowledge from the West after countless trials and errors. Now they create unique Taiwan-flavored cheese with local raw Read More …

Hongkongese Couple Moved to Taiwan with their Handmade Bag Brand: We Made the Right Decision

  “Is it popular among Hongkongese to move to Taiwan?” It seems to be a common topic between Taiwanese and Hongkongese. So what’s the answer? In 2015, there were 6,900 Hongkongese moving to The U.S. and Canada; meanwhile, there were 7,500 Hongkongese applying for residence in Taiwan (an increase of 62% compared with 2014)*. While Read More …

Foreign Startups’ advice to Taiwan’s Entrepreneurs: Embrace Failure

  “Taiwan has plenty of R&D talent, and its startup environment is healthy, so we decided to stay in Taiwan.” James O’Claire, COO of Bubbleye, came to Taiwan last year to attend an 8-week program by MOX, a mobile-only accelerator. During the intensive mobile development program held in the space of Taiwan Startup Stadium (TSS), Read More …

Spanish Architect: Taiwanese’s Desire for Change Provides Me with Great Opportunities

  Spanish architect Lain Satrustegui has an impressive academic background: Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM), Higher Technical School of Architecture of San Sebastian (ETSASS), and Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture (KADK). What brought the licensed and experienced architect to Taiwan? “At first, I was attracted by the art Read More …

“Taiwan By Design,” Australian Curator Presents the Best of Taiwanese Design to the World

  “Taiwanese designers have a big challenge ahead of them. As most manufacturing has recently relocated offshore, industrial design has needed to move away from traditional low-cost production…. Perhaps success is to be found in design hybridity: a peculiarly Taiwanese remix of high-tech and hand-made, high-class and mass-produced, old and new.” In the very first Read More …

Taiwan x Spain: Clean-shape and Fashion-forward Leather Design

  “Your bag represents who you are.” Sometimes it is not easy to find a bag that goes with your outfit and can speak for who you are. Selected by Shopping Design magazine as “the best original brand”, LLAGUT features clean shape design, Italian leather, and Taiwanese craftsmanship. Creating leather products which are casual, elegant, Read More …

French-Chinese Children’s Book Featuring Lovely Characters in Cultural Adventures

  Recently an eye-catching project appeared on WeBackers, a Taiwanese crowd-funding platform. Featuring a children’s book teaching French children Chinese using Zhuyin, a system of Mandarin phonetic symbols widely used in Taiwan, the project reached 70% of its target in a week. The cross-cultural book is created by a sweet couple, Vincent Bellingard from Provence Read More …

First Co-working Space for Designers in Tainan, “Planett” Aims to Connect Foreigners and Locals

  If you are planning a long-stay travel to Taiwan to explore the local culture, where can you find a good place to stay? “Planett” in Tainan could be a good choice. Located in the Tainan city center, Planett doesn’t have an eye-catching sign. After you find the old building and its entrance, walk to Read More …