All posts filed under: Design & Culture / 文化

Must-see Taiwanese, Chinese and Hong Kong Films

I just discovered East Asian cinema (sadly, this is not an exaggeration), and since then I’ve been rippin’ through movies – and my kitting has benefitted – like madwoman. I’m ashamed to say that prior to these past half-year, the only Chinese-language film I’d watched was 那些年,我們一起追的女孩 (You Are the Apple of my Eye). 超丟臉. Rough Translation: FUCKIN’ […]

City Guide: A GRANA Taipei Weekend Guide

For those in the know, a quick weekend trip to Taipei is a staple for those wanting a quick escape from the frantic pace of life that characterises other East Asian metropolises. Often seeming more like a small island town than a major capital city, to simply tick off a rote list of standard sights […]

Taichung in Monocle

Monocle magazine recently published a feature on the central city of Taichung 台中 in their latest issue (85) in a feature entitled Built to Plan – and as usual, elicited the usual bi-polar reaction – ranging from enthusiastic shares on social media to complaints – mostly from foreigners of the insufferable-Taiwan-expat of-ambiguous-career variety – that this coverage was […]

Select Shop Native & Co Brings Taiwanese Design to London

In the process of creating the Taipei edition of Spottly Insider Magazine, I interviewed creative Musee Wu, founder of A&M, a creative agency in Taiwan that’s worked on some impressive projects, including country-wide visual merchandising for Hermès and a 2012 Taipei feature on Wallpaper*. During the course of our interview, I kept pushing her to talk about wisdom […]