Balm for Covid-Era Blues
Staying home much more during the pandemic, people have turned inward. They have realized that no amount of luxury goods, gourmet dishes or video entertainment can compare to Nature’s healing power. A foray into mountains or forest offers an alternative, but for those who inhabit a concrete ju......
The Fruit Hunters of “Our Table”
A Bridge Between Farmers and Consumers
The fruit marketing company “Our Table,” which is now in its seventh year, operates only online. It has been running smoothly since its inception, and not only does it enjoy good word of mouth among consumers, it has been widely recognized in the industry as a force to be reckoned with, capabl......
Finding Joy in Simplicity
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle
The homes of “zero waste” practitioners really aren’t so very different from those of everybody else: they just tend to be cozier and tidier. But the self-confidence and sense of abundance with which they view life can help the rest of us appreciate how wonderful life is.......
Recess for Grown-ups
"Cooking & Living" and "Northbirds Natural Aesthetics"
Stepping into the workshop of Cooking & Living, located near Binjiang Market in Taipei City, we are greeted like old friends by one of the founders, Janet Wu. The mezzanine design of the space seems to encourage visitors to slow down and explore. Dinner’s up! At 7 p.m., the attendees take thei......