katie ewer

Feb 16, 2015

Packaging as media in the age of digital printing

Thanks to advances in digital printing, packaging design no longer has to be set in stone. Katie Ewer of JKR takes a look at how brands are using this new flexibility, for better or worse.

Feb 4, 2015

Asian Champions of Design: TWG Tea

TWG Tea's delicious blend of luxury and old-world glamour is capturing the imagination (and taste buds) of tea drinkers from Singapore to New York City. Does anyone care that despite the brand's colonial-era trappings, it only dates back to 2008?

Dec 16, 2014

Champions of Design 4: What does the future hold for homegrown Asian brands?

The author of the 'Asian Champions of Design' series comments on why finding companies worthy of that status has been disappointingly challenging.

Dec 12, 2014

Asian Champions of Design: Mikimoto

Is nature the ultimate designer? For many centuries in fine jewellery and fashion, that was the prevailing wisdom. Kokichi Mikimoto disagreed.

Oct 9, 2014

Asian Champions of Design: Suntory

The made-in-Japan whisky brand cultivates its own distinctively Japanese 'voice'.

Sep 16, 2014

Asian Champions of Design: Xiaomi

If you think the Chinese smartphone brand is all about aping Apple, think again.