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A PANTHEON OF CONTEMPORARY MASTERS


The Masters Series is a creative curatorial platform, bringing together the best craftsmen and designers to showcase, collaborate, and create a series of unique lifestyle objects and experiences for the discerning individual.

 

   























 

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Touch-less Symphony for the Joy of Movement


We recently caught up with Benjamin Xue from STUCKLABS for their recent release of the Kinetic Touchless 3.0 which showcases the joy and possibilities contactless technology can bring by expanding on the types of digital experiences physical interfaces can control.

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The Discovery of Making


While works in ceramics, metal and rattan point to the artisans of the past, modern-day makers are transforming craft by blending the traditional with the experimental.

For Ng Si Ying (@tinymaker), creative and craft-related processes are an ongoing source of inspiration.

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The Beauty of Locally-Sourced Materials through Sustainable Design


An interview with Morgan Yeo, Director of Roger&Sons on the beauty of locally sourced materials through sustainable design.

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Changing the plant-based food industry one spoon at a time


Consumers’ lifestyle and expectations have changed: beyond dairy allergy or lactose intolerance, more consumers are looking for plant-based foods that are not only tasty but “ethical” i.e. do not harm the planet nor the animals.

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New Future: Open Meals


We spoke to Yusuke Sakaki, founder of OPEN MEALS and Art Director at Dentsu Inc. to learn more about how OPEN MEALS has evolved over the years and what the near future for food will look like.


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New Future: Food packaging with a conscience with Elisa Naquevi


Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, social distancing measures have changed consumer behaviour especially towards the food sector. With higher demand for take out orders, this has resulted in an increase of household plastic waste and use of single-use plastics.


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The Allure of Japanese Craftsmanship


Naoya Gomi, Founder of CIPANGO shares with us how his brand started and his thoughts on the future of traditional Japanese craftsmanship.

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Ronald Kamiyama of Bar Cicheti


As part of our StayHome project, sommelier Ronald Kamiyama of Bar Cicheti shares with us some of the basics on wine pairing and his personal recommendations.


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The Art of Extreme Fermentation


While there is an extensive science behind fermentation, the basic idea revolves around the process in which yeast or bacteria interacts with sugars and starches that are naturally occurring in food products.


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The Understated Creativity of Koji Nammoku


Nammoku’s creations are always interesting, though never flashy. Infusions and surprising mixes of flavour profiles are not uncommon in his signature styles – and when combined with precision and meticulous and radical Japanese mixology techniques, his work always speaks for itself.


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Advanced Dining: By The Picnic and Telok Ayer Arts Club


Advanced Dining is a bespoke dining experience that wants you to examine how you experience food—and life, for that matter. It traces the fascinating relationship between humans and food, and is the perfect vehicle for contemplating the otherwise easily overlooked act of eating.


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Features: Ivan Yeo of The 1925 Brewery Co.


With much of his fondest memories from his childhood revolving around food, it is unsurprising that Ivan Yeo, the chef of The 1925 Brewing Co, has his Teochew roots prominently show through in the menu’s offerings.


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Sagaya: Beyond the Plate


Guests enter a small blacked-out room, which allows only up to eight people to be seated per session. However, a closer look reveals that the dinnerware are more than what meets the eye...

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Haibara: Modern Letters


Haibara century old heritage saw a loyal following of writers and artists, many of whom are fans of Haibara’s Gampi paper – its silk-like glossy surface makes it the perfect canvas for many artists and writers. Some of these artists then became the creative force behind some of the most iconic pieces...

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Sake Bar O: A Hidden Story


When asked about the concept of the space, head sommelier Kumi Hitomi replied, “moonlight”. As if to highlight the statement, Hitomi pours us a glass of Meibo Yowano Tsuki Junmai Ginjo - a sake (aptly) named Midnight Moon...

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Going Behind The Seams


You are what you wear. Introducing the masters behind the our everyday fashion. We find out what goes behind the seams of bespoke fashion, handmade to last through generations, and a lifetime spent to preserve the craftsmanship.

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The Luminaries: Brift H


It’s 6pm in the glitzy district of Aoyama, and World Champion of Shoe Shining, Yuya Hasegawa’s shoe lounge - Brift H is bustling with customers. In a culture where things are made to last...

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The Luminaries: Shuzo Nagumo


With long shaggy hair, dressed in a white suit, and often found working behind a slew of ‘laboratory equipments’, Shuzo Nagumo can be described as a...

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The Luminaries: Yohei Fukuda


A legend of the bespoke shoe industry, Yohei Fukuda has been crafting some of the most elegant and refined footwear for men since 2008. In celebration of 10 years of bespoke mastery, Yohei Fukuda is now launching his eponymous Ready-to-Wear shoe collection.

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