Survival

A solo exhibition of paintings by Hanoi-based artist Nguyen Minh Nam With his latest collection Survival, Nguyen Minh Nam continues to explore and develop his unique esthetic as he delves deeper into his particular fascinations, which include the female form, traditional architecture and, most prominently, the continuing evolution of the roles and mores of women … Read more

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

Love Is In The Air

Sometimes a designer presents a collection that makes you lose the cool adult exterior you’ve spent years refining and melt in a puddle of white lace, big bows and obsession. That’s exactly what happened when designer Adrian Anh Tuan’s Romance collection show popped up in our feeds today. All pillowy ruffles, delicate lace, and oral … Read more

Bark to The Future

Pet supply retailers and services are beginning to bloom in Vietnam One must put things in prospective in regards to the evolution of pet ownership and a supporting pet supply retail industry in Vietnam. The first documented, commercial “small companion animal” veterinarian clinic opened in Hanoi in 2003 and  the first licensed commercial pet supply shop opened in 2006 in Ho Chi Minh City. And … Read more

Down to a Fine Art

Zunk, a central figure in Hanoi’s street art scene, discusses hip-hop, supporting the community and the future of Vietnamese graffiti I meet Zunk by the corner of the Cuban Embassy. We walk together down a few alleyways, heading to his studio for the next few months. As we walk, something about him immediately strikes me. He has a way about … Read more

Make A Run For It

Jody O’Dea, Head of Hanoi Red River Runners, and David Shin, Race Director of Sporting Republic, share tips for the upcoming Hanoi Half Marathon on December 10 Sporting Republic is a Hong Kong-based company that organized, amongst others in the past, the HCMC SKYRUN at the Bitexco Financial Tower last month and the Hanoi Half … Read more

A Paper Trail

A visit to Suoi Co in Hoa Binh to find out how to make artisanal Dó paper using traditional techniques Dó Paper has been made for centuries in Vietnam. It’s part of the country’s rich heritage of traditional craft, dating back as far the Ly Dynasty in the 13th century. More recently, it was made … Read more

Apartments in Refico’s Watermark

Watermark

Final ten completed apartments in Refico’s Watermark now available  Hanoi, 14 August 2017 – In a final developer release, Refico announces the completion and availability of its final ten luxury apartments in one of Hanoi’s most sought after real estate projects, the Watermark. “Quiet, spacious living space on West Lake have become increasingly rare,” said … Read more

The Building of An Architect

The function of a building is just one of many things an architect has to think about when designing From a layman’s perspective, the business of architecture resonates with grandeur. The word calls to mind grand designs and an intellectual flair, but as Marek Obtulovič tells it, these are images conjured up by the egomaniac, who … Read more