Fueled by Tradition

George Duke, owner of Zippo and the grandson of the lighter company’s founder George G. Blaisdell, talks about brass, flint and its new clothing line For our readers who don’t know, tell us the origin of the Zippo and how it got its name. The name “Zippo” was originally created by George G. Blaisdell, the … Read more

The Zebra Tote

In case you missed it, Punda Milia’s striking black and white totes are this year’s must-have There was a time when a purse  was the perfect size to carry our everyday items, but as technology has gotten bigger with tablets, smartphones (along with extra power packs), and our lives more complicated with what-ifs (an umbrella/raincoat if it rains, a shawl … Read more

Dollars for Deeds

Anantara Hoi An Resort Partners with Kianh Foundation in Vietnam in Support for “Dollars For Deeds” Program Anantara Hoi An Resort joined hands the Kianh Foundation – a not-for-profit charity providing full-time, customized, special needs curriculum for children with disabilities in Quang Nam Province, Central Vietnam. The partnership is part of Anantara’s global Dollars For Deeds initiative that encourages … Read more

Stair Climbing Race to the top of Ho Chi Minh City’s Tallest Building

Ho Chi Minh City’s tallest building, Bitexco Financial Tower, will once again host the city’s only stair climbing race – the “HCMC SKYRUN.” On Sunday, 29th October, runners will start at the tower’s ground floor lobby and ascend to the tower’s observation deck on the 49th floor. Stair climbing, first known as “vertical races” in … Read more

Gimme Shelter

Oi speaks to Katie Howard, a volunteer at Animal Rescue & Care, about fostering, favorite adoption stories and their Trap-Neuter-Release program. Can you tell us the origin of ARC? Animal Rescue & Care (ARC, www.facebook.com/arcpetsvietnam) was formed in September of 2009 by a woman named Jodie who was living in Thao Dien. At the time, there wasn’t a rescue group in … Read more

Fragments of Rediscovered Time

‘Fragments Of Rediscovered Time’ showcases the present day world of Sapa through the lens of a Kodak Duaflex II vintage camera from the early 1950’s, with Mads Monsen’s keen eye to detail and composition portraying a visual documentation of Sapa in a striking and unique way not shown before. ‘Fragments of Rediscovered Time’, is born … Read more

Reach For The Stars

Oi speaks to Janine Gordon Principal of EtonHouse International Pre-School Franchise An Phu about intentional play, the child as a creative learner, and what a “remida” is. Can you tell us a bit about yourself, and how you and EtonHouse International Pre-School Franchise ∙ An Phu partnered up? I am a passionate advocate of child-centered, play-based … Read more