May 2005: Spring comes in like a lion.


Eric Khoo
"Be with me"
Selected to open the 2005 Cannes International Film Festival's "Directors' Fortnight".




Ko Kimura

The new mix album by the pioneer of Japanese house music.





"Jakarta Sekarang!" Indonesia's music and video scene is boiling hot, federating all styles around Jakarta, Bandoeng and Jogjakarta: Rock, New Wave, Swing, Punk, Electro....



Rizalman Ibrahim

"Mega Mendung" glamour, inspired from the batik cloud patterns of Malaysia's Kebaya heritage.





Second skin underwear, soul placenta bodysuits, all in fine Japanese natural cottons, by Cocoon's designer Hiromi Kani.




"Black, White and Scarlet", a Spring Summer 2005 collection in hand crafted silver and fine rubber, from Singapore's neo-goth jeweller Shing.


Surface2Air Paris, Mentova, Pinneal Eye London, Gigantic Brand New York, H. Lorenzo Los Angeles, Incu and CulDeSac Sydney, and BlackJack Singapore.



Holly Suan

Bold, avant-pop bags mixing Asian aunties' fabrics with modern confusion and performance art. A militant vegan bag lady, Holly Suan uses strictly vegetal leather.


Top Shop Oxford St London, AndA Tokyo, AO2 Hong Kong, D-Mop Hong Kong, Stampz Hong Kong.


I love Hansel


A sunshine cruise collection designed by Singaporean artist Jo Soh, inspired from the etching techniques of comic strips.
Felt Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Christchurch...