For many, the joy of giving can be marred with the realization that gift-giving itself is a dressed up episode of consumerism. But what if you want to actually be charitable this season and buy your gift conscientiously? A number […]
Yim Bader is a local jewelry designer and owner of her namesake brand YB Designs. Her passion for wearing and making jewelry started in 2005, first as beading arrangements with wood beads and assorted stones, then over the years she […]
You’ve probably seen their signature pink jungle to jars popping up lately in stores around Saigon. The brand’s sleek, minimal packaging and catchy name has gotten on our radar as a seriously good-looking coconut oil.
Maggie Shen, an Australian-Chinese model, designer […]
Created from a passion and commitment to preserve Vietnam’s identity, founders Huyen and My established Viethnic. Both were born in the mountainous province of Hoa Binh, which allowed them to understand the richness in traditions that the ethnic minorities of […]
Plagued by red spots and itchy skin, Saigon Suds, founded by Rachel Arn and Megan Eichelberger, started as a personal effort to combat the exhaust fumes and pollution patches left on their skin after a day in the city. Learning […]
Create your own, one-of-a-kind silver ring, whether as a gift for somebody or just a way to treat yourself
There’s always been an aura of mystery surrounding silver, purported to do everything from improving circulation and promoting healing to staving off […]
Through distribution of eco-friendly products and education, a couple hopes to make Vietnam a little less plastic
Last year, Lauren Singer became a viral sensation when she published a video on her YouTube channel Trash is for Tossers about how she […]
Questioning when to protect and when to abandon “tradition”
As a last concluding project in the Australia International School’s international baccalaureate arts program, students must show at the student art show that ends the school year. A substantial portion of their […]
How Mangrove forests can protect the coastal areas and rice fields of the Mekong Delta from storms and flooding
It seems like the time of dramatic pronouncements of climate forecasts: a United Nations report released in October said humans have just […]
Sam Beumkes captures everyday life along the Saigon River, from exercising and fishing to trading and walking man’s best friend, there’s something about the stillness of the water that makes life a little bit calmer in this bustling city.
Vinhomes in […]