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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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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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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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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...


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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How Hermes Built A $6 Billion Business Without A Marketing Department

Hermès has built a $6 billion business, but it doesn't have a marketing department. Instead, the French luxury giant...
Recovering From Damaged Surfaces: A 101

From coffee stains to scratches on your prized leather posession, Ganzo has a handy guide that has got you covered...
Inside Hosoo, the 327-Year-Old Textiles Mill Supplying Chanel and Dior Hermes 

Located down a nondescript side road stands one of the oldest enterprises in the city: Hosoo, a textiles mill that has been passed down through twelve generations of its founding family....

Ubrique: The City with a Long History of Producing for Luxury Brand

A well-kept secret of the luxury world, the journey to Ubrique is a treacherous one with no direct trains or flights...



How a Japanese Craftsman Lives by the Consuming Art of Indigo Dyeing

There are some traditions that are universal. Here, we highlight a single craft — and how it’s being adapted, rethought and remade for the 21st century....

The Secrets And Dreams Of A Leather Craftsman

When I met Saley, I wanted to know how hard it was for a young boy to learn the craft. Very hard, he says. Consider the task of "skiving" leather; the leather worker uses an extremely sharp knife to slice thin layers off...