Travel


Learning hikizome with Kyoto dye artist Takeshi Nakajima

Hikizome is a traditional Japanese technique of painting with a brush to dye fabrics. Join designer Jenny Lai for a visit with contemporary dye artist Takeshi Nakajima in Kyoto! Read more

Tamiya Raden: From seashells to Textiles in Kyoto

How are seashells transformed into textiles? We visit innovative company Tamiya Raden in Kyotango, Kyoto to find out. Read more

Sabbatical Notes: 7 Kimono Textiles To Marvel At

Highlighting seven exquisite hand-made kimono textiles from designer Jenny Lai's visit to Hirota Tsumugi's showroom in Kyoto, Japan. Read more

Inside Designer's Sketchbook: Tokyo Street Style

Designer Jenny Lai's street style sketches from Tokyo, Japan. Read more

Chanel's Maisons d'Arts

A glimpse into Chanel's Maisons d'Art at le19M - a project bringing together 600 artisans of the highest craftsmanship and innovation. Read more

Berlin Studio Visit: Designer Dennis Chuene

A visit to designer Dennis Chuene's new studio and the stories behind his textile art pieces. Read more

Notes on a Sabbatical

Since I discovered graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister’s work as a design student over 10 years ago, I was drawn to his practice of taking year-long sabbaticals every seven years, while being the h... Read more

Inspirations: Taiwan and Vietnam

A designer's journey: A sampling of textures, techniques, and design inspirations from Taiwan and Vietnam.     Read more

Inspirations: Mexico City & Oaxaca

A designer's journey: A sampling of textures, techniques, and design inspirations from Mexico City and Oaxaca during Dia de Muertos.        Read more