Go, Go, Go

After moving to Hanoi, graphic designer Eisen Bernardo realized how motorbikes were integral to life in Vietnam, not just as a mode of transportation but for running errands. “Every day I see amazing, funny, bizarre things being carried on motorbikes. This is just my way of documenting my favorites. It is kind of metaphorical for … 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

À La Mode

Cac Lam is a young Vietnamese American designer behind cacdemode.com. She is a graduate of The Art Institute of Dallas and has worked in Milan, Italy. Lam’s inspiration draws from the mix of Eastern and Western designs. Her design aesthetic combines romanticism, fashion forward, and ultimately expresses femininity, individuality and choice. Cac Lam is currently … Read more

Bright Ideas

An illuminating lesson in lamps, fixtures and bulbs to create a flattering home When most people embark on a design project, a lot of thought goes into furniture style, color palette, texture and materials. But to highlight all of these choices you need the main component – lighting. This essential part of your design scheme … Read more

From Floor To Wall

Encaustic tile is nothing new. They’ve been around since medieval times, but they’re currently enjoying a bit of a moment. Whether in intricate curlicues or modern geometric patterns, they always have a certain ‘been here forever’ rustic charm. Quynh and her family certainly understand the tile’s ‘forever’ charm – they come from a long tradition … Read more

Light the Fuse

Western and eastern civilizations have begun to merge several cultural design techniques, and the result is called fusion The word “fusion” is the word du jour in design at the moment. It’s become quite the hot topic and is more often than not overused, but it is a true reflection of the international flavor and … Read more