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District Eight’s Expanding Influences Shown In The Exeter And Foundary Collections

Eight years since their founding, District Eight continue to create furniture inspired by the industrial age. “Things were built to last and there was...
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COCO SIN’s Co-Founder On Running A Fast-Fashion Business

Six years ago, Yen Vu met with her friend Mai Huong Tran over lunch to discuss the idea of starting a project together. Established...
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Asian Flush: A Scientific Explanation Of The Phenomenon

The Asian flush is a phenomenon that occurs when people have an allergic reaction to alcohol. The reaction produces several symptoms—one of which makes...
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Vietnam’s Creative Hubs: Mapping The Growth Of The Community

The British Council has collaborated with journalist and media consultant Ly Truong to map Vietnam’s creative hubs. The project defines a creative hub as...
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Why Vietnamese Artist Phan Thao Nguyen Won The Signature Art Prize

Vietnamese artist Phan Thao Nguyen won the APB Signature Art Prize 2018 Grand Prize with her work, “Tropical Siesta.” And Vietnamese-American collective The Propeller...

Vietnamese Beatboxer Trung Bao Speaks Music And Makes Art

Trung Bao Nguyen is a Vietnamese beatboxer and digital artist. Or, as the Hanoi-born, Portland-based artist puts it, “I speak music and make visual...

Contemporary Art In Vietnam With Pioneering Artist Bui Cong Khanh

Bui Cong Khanh was one of the first Vietnamese conceptual artists to gain an international reputation. Once described as “one of Vietnam’s most intriguing...
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Smoking In Vietnam: A Data-Driven Look At The Ongoing Epidemic

The Huffington Post labeled smoking in Vietnam an “epidemic.” Nearly 50% of men, and 5% of Vietnamese women regularly consume tobacco. And with 18...
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Sanuki Daisuke Is Building Open Spaces In A Crowded City

In 2009, Japanese architect Sanuki Daisuke had to make a choice. He could have found another teaching position after his four-year term had ended...
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Spade Art Tattoo Studio: Seven Quoc Nguyen’s Creative Space

In Vietnam, attitudes towards tattoos are shifting. There are events like the Hanoi Ink Fest—the capital’s first tattooing convention—and Ho Chi Minh City’s Vietnam...