More Than Repair: Elevating Memory with Kintsugi

Humanity can be callous and wasteful, but we often form attachments to things. Can connecting with sentimentality help encourage awareness? In this age of technology and mass production, we are accustomed to replacing things as they age and break down. It is usually easier to buy a new item rather than repairing an old one. … Continue reading More Than Repair: Elevating Memory with Kintsugi

Floating on Water: The Medieval Art of Ebru

Traditional art forms remain astounding and disarmingly beautiful in an era dominated by technology. What makes this art so beguiling? Ebru, a form of paper marbling, is an ancient art that originated in the 15th century in central Asia. Europeans first encountered it in Istanbul and were mesmerized by it. If you have seen old books with marbled beginning … Continue reading Floating on Water: The Medieval Art of Ebru

Unusual Portrait of Zhang Yimou in Shanghai Alley, Hong Yi aka Red

Red (Hong Yi), an innovative artist and architect from Malaysia living in Shanghai, constructs a portrait of Chinese film director Zhang Yimou from socks, bamboo rods, and pins. Cutting through an alley one day, she was struck by the sight of laundry drying on bamboo rods, a old-fashioned image in a city that is ultra … Continue reading Unusual Portrait of Zhang Yimou in Shanghai Alley, Hong Yi aka Red