We speak to Lens Strap inventor, Kevin German, about how he’s taking smartphone cameras a step further in photography Steve Jobs once said: “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious … Read more

Tiny Dragon

We find out how local demand for luxury brands is turning Vietnam into a powerhouse market Named by Goldman Sachs as one of the 11 countries having the highest potential of becoming the world’s largest economies in the 21st century, Vietnam is quickly outgrowing its “Tiny Dragon of Asia” moniker. Experts predict that Vietnam’s economic … Read more

Joe the Mechanic

When leaving your US$500,000 car to just anyone won’t do, it’s time to call Dr. Joe What is your background? Joe: For many years I worked as a professional engineer designing, testing and developing cars while enjoying the global experience that comes with the car giants. I also worked in the aerospace industry. It was … Read more

The Luxe List

Where money is no object Phonetic Virtue No longer are diamonds confined to the neck and fingers, and the concierge confined to the hotel reception. Vertu has combined the two at the touch of a button on the most breathtaking handsets ever created – the Signature Precious (pictured). Beautifully arranged from 18ct. yellow gold, black … Read more

French Flair

Our diner discovers a brasserie evoking memories of bygone times Nothing speaks French cuisine quite like the brasserie, that generous collision of the laid-back and the high-class that has become an institution on the streets of Paris. All smart, playful grandeur set off by a dash of art nouveau, the brasserie both captures and celebrates … Read more

An Outbound Degree

We find out why more students are looking for a higher education abroad rather than at home… In 2011, The Ministry of Education and Training published a startling report. Over 100,000 Vietnamese students studied abroad in nearly 50 countries – and 90 percent of them paid for it themselves. In the last 10 years, increasing … Read more