People: Art & Design
Czech Photographer, Alena Kotzmannova, shares her perspective on place, identity, and memory.
This director infused the museum with a dose of innovation and made the space a destination.
Designer, Takuya, tells the story of launching his fashion label, mister it. and about the about the mysterious Japanese word, iki.
Amsterdam-based artist shares her journey from rebellious teenager to world-renown portrait artist.
We chat with this Kyoto-based artist about limitation, the middle way, and expressing your authentic self.
Nguyen Tho (aka Chicko) takes us on a cross-country graffiti tour of Vietnam and share where he finds inspiration in Ho Chi Minh City.
Robert, co-founder of TAPE OVER Berlin, tells us about this tape art crew’s electro club origins, tape as an artistic medium, and the process of growing an international tape art crew.
There is so much to discover in Kyoto, but much of the creative scene remains under wraps. Curated Kyoto’s founder, Sara Aiko, provides a window in.
Suby One chats with us about graffiti crews in France, his Vietnamese roots, and building an art scene in Saigon.
Linh Nguyen tells us about his three venues, the creative pulse of Ho Chi Minh City, and his dreams for the future.
People: Eat & Drink
Gergely tell us about his two establishments, the growing craft beer scene in Budapest, and his collection of 2,000+ bottles.
"It’s a beer that you can have for breakfast, when you’re hungover, when you’re celebrating, when you want a session—everyone loves the Kolsch. It’s just a beautiful style."
The delicate balance of exactness and constraints fuels the creativity in Max's baking. "One leads to another. If you're in a regimented thing and everything is organized, it frees you up to be creative … it's like scales musicians do.
People: Muisc & Dance
"We aren’t trying to sound like anything else in particular. When people hear me they know I'm not British or American, but that's okay. I'm from here—from Budapest."
Margaret Island tells us about the Hungarian language, the music scene in Budapest, and about their creative process.
One band came up in almost every conversation we had with Wellington music lovers. This band embodies the relentless work ethic and experimental spirit we found characteristic of music artists in the city. That band is Orchestra of Spheres.
An introduction to Malia Johnson, the choreographer defining the dance and choreography landscape across New Zealand.
As a rotating event series that features not only local music of all genre, but also visual art, dance and readings, Old Hall Gigs is a prime example of a theme of collaboration we heard about in our conversations across Wellington.
The alt-rocker discusses the band’s upcoming album, the Wellington music scene, and why you should never tell a band to smile on-stage.