Cross-Cultural Ambassador: Swaziland Sisters’ Fashion Dream

Editor: Judy Chen When African culture meets Austronesian culture in fashion, what kind of sparkles will you expect? LIHIYA might give you some clues. Dumile Dlamini and Tivamile Dlamini are from Swaziland, one of the two African countries that have official diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Their father being a diplomat, the sisters spent their teenage Read More …

Ethnic and Outdoor Fashion Brand Brings Unique (Life)style to Taiwan

  If you are an ethnic fashion addict or an outdoor lover in Taipei, you are very likely to have heard of the brand, Saibaba Ethnique. Featuring ethnic style apparel and accessories, as well as outdoor gear and clothing, Saibaba has four retail stores in Taipei, which attract customers’ eyes with their colorful ethnic-style decoration. 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 …

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 …

SAVE THE DATE: 12 APR 1961, the First Human in Space…

Columnist: Sanza Bulaya Sanza’s Beyonder Story Columnist: Stéphane Ferrero Stéphane’s Beyonder Story   April 12th, 1961 – Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. He traveled aboard the Soviet spacecraft Vostok I to an altitude of 187 miles above the earth and completed a single orbit in a flight lasting 108 minutes. 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 …

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 …

Japanese Florist in Taiwan: Green Art Created by Taiwan’s Plants Surprises Locals

  If you are fond of the plant arrangements in lifestyle magazine, Kinfolk, you will definitely fall in love with Takako Mine’s plant designs. Speaking fluent English, Japanese born Mine has lived in Taiwan for four years, and in that time has worked with xiaoqi, VVG Group, etc. Her works are simple and elegant, with Read More …