The World’s First VR Calligraphy Installation

Running through 3 June at the Taiwan National Palace Museum, “The Spirit of Autobiography” allows visitors to try their hand at recreating Chinese calligraphy—only, in virtual reality. Billed as the first calligraphy VR experience, the exhibition offers guests a headset and they then proceed to a Chinese pavilion and situate themselves in an empty room where a calligraphy pen awaits. Characters appear in the air …

Minimalist Japanese and Taiwanese Homewares at Native & Co

Primal forms and honest materials under one roof at this Notting Hill shop

The founders of new London interior design store Native & Co, British-Japanese Chris Yoshiro-Green and Taiwan-born Sharon Jo-Yun Hung, met while studying at the Chelsea College of Art and Central Saint Martins (CSM) in London. As part of the research for a CSM project about Taiwanese aboriginal culture, the design duo lived with some of the native tribes of Taiwan and learned about their craft …

Colorful Standouts at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2015

Designers bring a heavy dose of fresh, bold color to the first of the year's big international fairs

Kicking off today, the 2015 Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair is the first of the year’s big international fairs and certainly the biggest in the Scandinavian region. While there is certainly much in the way of the archetypal Scandinavian pared-down tones, this year sees a few names bringing a heavy dose of fresh, bold color to proceedings. Inspired by the action of knock-knocking on a …