Seed to Shelf

A look inside one of the world’s largest agriculture companies It’s almost half the world’s pepper. It’s a sizable chunk of the world’s coffee and almonds, their cashews and dehydrated onions. But if you’re not an industry insider, the name Olam International (www.olamgroup.com) isn’t likely to ring a bell. “We’re probably one of the biggest

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Reflecting Tradition

Artist bridging past and future with reverse glass painting A traditional art form has an unlikely champion in student Nguyen Duc Huy. The 22-year-old, in his second year of graphic design at Ton Duc Thang University, is an avid collector of reverse glass paintings. While reverse glass painting has been practiced as an art form

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Dragonball Destination F1 Supercar Road Trip

Here’s our definitive Q&A guide to the exclusive Dragonball Destination F1 Supercar Road Trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi this April 2020. Let’s take a journey.Imagine Ferrari 488’s Pilot Sport treads caressing the pavement along golden fields. Or McLaren P1’s conspicuous growl reverberating through lush jungle canopy. Perhaps you enjoy the coastline’s glistening rays reflected

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The Look Of Lacquer

The paradoxes that produce lacquer painting Lacquer is a natural medium, but it forces you to be in a certain environment and in a certain geography to work. Visual artist Phi Phi Oanh, who works with lacquer, says lacquer is affected by its habitat, humidity, heat, time and even space. This makes lacquer painting a labor-

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Bee The Change

In Dalat, a small bee garden hopes to increase the bee population through community collaboration There’s buckwheat. There’s squash. There’s a composting area. But there’s one thing curiously missing from Dalat’s Bee Garden: bees. “We don’t keep bees, but build a habitat that is naturally friendly for bees and other endangered insects,” explained Leonie Hapunkt, an organizer with

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Anatomy of a Class

In District 2, nude-figure sketch classes drawing attention When Hoang Dang Khoa looked at the naked woman in front of him on a Sunday afternoon, he didn’t see a body. “I see shadow and planes. It’s confusing,” he said, searching for the right words to describe how a live person looks to an artist. “But

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The Design Less Drafted

Cross ventilation, natural sunlight and community development are some of the building blocks that make this architect couple the ones to watch Choosing the path less traveled often proves to be the more difficult journey, but that scarcely used track is often the more enriching path, leading to innovation, and it’s there where Phan Lam

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Moving Forward

Welcome to the third dimension of graphic designing Dinh Phuong Tung had been working as a career 2D graphic designer when he decided to make the turn into 3D design two years ago. He’s taken an autodidact approach to the career change electing to teach himself, which he described as “a painful process. A lot

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Invitation to Travel

Oi speaks to Charles Gallavardin, Founder, General Director and Architect at T3 Architects, on their first project designing the cruise ship Emerald Harmony What was it like to work on the design of a ship compared to a land-based project? It is very exciting to work on a river cruise ship project as it was

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Walk With Purpose

Saigon Photowalk (SPW, www.facebook.com/Saigonphotowalk) is a group of local and international photography enthusiasts who regularly explore and capture the essence of Ho Chi Minh City. Started in 2018, Juan Carlos Duran Solorzano created a movement of like-minded creatives, aiming to document Saigon’s dynamic street scenes, daily life and more. Built on the foundations of respect

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