The Secrets Of Silver

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 infections and warning to the presence of toxins. Even the art of silversmithing has … Read more

Let Them Eat Cake

Combine your love of Japanese food and cooking in one place As students lined their cake pans and became familiar with ingredients neatly arranged in the middle of the large island-style table, the coziness of Star Kitchen (www.facebook.com/starkitchenvietnam) was evident. Warm lighting, crisp white walls, state- of-the-art ovens, and modern clear chairs fill the petite … Read more

Become a Potter

There’s nothing quite like drinking coffee out of a cup you made from scratch Down a small hamlet teeming with vegetation cascading off balconies is the Hey Camel Ceramics studio. The only indication that this address is different from the other residential homes is a small sign in the front window. But once inside the distinction is clear, with the first floor filled not with … Read more

Learning to Leather

The art of leatherworking We make an eclectic bunch, sitting in a sunny D2 café on a Saturday afternoon: a motherly insurance worker, a young French architect, a vivacious quality assurance inspector and a writer. Together, we’re the Etsy version of the Breakfast Club. What’s brought us here is a love of the handmade, turning raw materials into something useful, something more than the … Read more

Page Turner

Get creative with your life story and memories with scrapbooking Welcome to Co-Space (104A Xuan Thuy (5th floor), Thao Dien, D2), a co-working space for women. This bright open office opened last November as the first co-working space exclusively for women in Ho Chi Minh. All kinds of women utilize the Co-Space office area. Members include designers, start-ups, professors, and a CFO. They also include … Read more

Paint a Scarf

Change fabric into a beautiful piece of art When it comes to visual arts, I’m not particularly gifted. Having dyed clothing in the past, my abilities usually led to a greenish brown swamp color. That’s why I was a bit apprehensive when I arrived at Liisimari’s silk scarf painting workshop at The Hive in Thao Dien. However, after meeting Liisi, I knew I was in talented hands. Liisimari was born and … Read more