All posts by Phyllis Ho

ArtTech KL, a platform for new media art in Malaysia

 ArtTech KL is a cross-disciplinary platform supporting the development of new media art in Malaysia. It is a project by CROX LAB, a co-creation platform for Art, Technology, and Society. By gathering local and international creative individuals from different backgrounds in one space, it offers an

Video: Passion in pursuing good design

 Is there more to design other than a visual communication and problem-solving tool? What are designers like? We spoke to Jay and Vivian, founders of TSUBAKI, a graphic design studio based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They shared their passion for design, how they inspire

Video: Songket, a traditional craft

 Songket is a traditional Malay hand-woven fabric commonly found in Malaysia. It is one of the oldest crafts in the country, thus having a rich history behind it. The completion of a piece of songket can take up to a few months, depending on the

Studio Ghibli theme park to open in 2020

Studio Ghibli fans, it is time to save up and plan a trip to Nagakute, in Japan’s Aichi prefecture, for a once in a lifetime adventure… and you have three years to prepare. A Studio Ghibli theme park is due to open at the Expo 2005

Visit the world’s best art bookstore in Japan

For the creative souls, the best kind of bookstore is probably one that combines a wide selection of curated books in a space that breathes with a disposition of art and design. Tsutaya Books, established in 1983 in Osaka, Japan, is now present with many

Innovation Japan provides solutions for the future

Japan is a country that has long been associated with advanced technology and innovation. At this time and age where digitalisation is on the rise more than ever, Japan is rapidly working towards Society 5.0, creating a super-smart society where digital innovation is integrated across all industries

Video: Beauty behind Japanese design thinking

Japanese designs are known to be minimalist yet practical, but what really makes them so distinct from the rest? We spoke to Mike Saw, graphic designer and partner of KONCENT Malaysia, about the Tokyo-based design product shop, aesthetic principles from Japan, and the thought that

Video: WAOJE ASEAN Venture Forum is coming to Kuala Lumpur!

World Association of Overseas Japanese Entrepreneurs (WAOJE) ASEAN Venture Forum is back for the fourth time. Held once every year, the previous host cities were Bangkok, Singapore, and Phnom Penh. This year, it will be held in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Highlights of

Have your own cosy space in the outdoors with MUJI Hut

Who would have thought that mega Japanese retail brand MUJI is now involved in building structures, albeit small ones? Come this autumn, the company will be releasing their very own MUJI Hut in Japan. A versatile version of a vacation home, it can be easily transported and can be