Saturday, December 7, 2019

In the Footsteps of the Buddha

Text & Photos by Sophie Ibbotson & Max Lovell-Hoare The Buddha must have done an awful lot of walking: his footsteps trail from Afghanistan to...

Sunshine and the Stick Men: Crafted from Heat

Text & Photos by Flash Parker In college, I had one of those grills endorsed by out-of-work and overweight celebrity boxers. I imagine eating Sri...

Spirit Warrior: The Religious Source of Martial Arts

Over the centuries, martial arts have travelled far beyond their places of origin and become some of the greatest sports ever devised. In contemporary...

Nectar of the Gods: The Art of Georgian winemaking

(text & photos: SOPHIE IBBOTSON & MAX LOVELL-HOARE) WHEN IT COMES TO WINEMAKING, the French are the new kids on the block and New World...

The Art of Making Cigars: A Smokin’ Hot Skill

CENTURIES after Columbus’ crews brought it out of the Caribbean to Europe, the habit of smoking cigars has evolved into a global culture. Colonialism took it along to regions afar. In Indonesia, for instance, it was the Dutch who brought it in, and since then, a number of cigar factories have been established since the early 20th century.

The Guise of Gems

WHY WOULD SOMEONE choose to make a living photo-graphing something so small, complicated and delicate that’s difficult to even hold in focus? In a...

Speaking of Ghosts

We have a vocabulary and image of ghosts and ghostliness that stems from a European concept that has travelled around the world and adopted...

Tribal Wedding Customs Across Asia

Text by Simon Koh, Joan Koh, Selina Tan    Illustration by Richard Cagomoc Mention weddings and what comes to mind is the father of the...

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