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CNN Lists Taiwan As One Of 2016's Up-And-Coming Destinations

CNN Lists Taiwan As One Of 2016’s Up-And-Coming Destinations

CNN has just listed Taiwan as one of the top destinations for 2016. Thanks to its soaring mountains, gorgeous coasts and mouth-watering cuisine, Taiwan is one of the hot destinations of the year. CNN mentions Sun Moon Lake and the 100-acre Fo Guang Shan Monastery as must-see places. Taiwan’s cherry blossom festival, Lantern Festival and...Continue reading
Hold the Moon in the Palm of Your Hands With Luna

Hold the Moon in the Palm of Your Hands With Luna

Look up in the night sky and you’ll see a familiar face–the moon. With Luna, you can now bring the moon into your living room, bedroom or any place you wish! Taiwanese-based design firm ACORN Studio specializes in unique home decor. Their recent project, Luna, has been one of the biggest buzzes of the week...Continue reading
The Quantum VJ is the Glitchy Jewelry of the Future

The Quantum VJ is the Glitchy Jewelry of the Future

We all love music, right? And I’m sure some of you like unique jewelry and wearable tech. Well, get a load of the Quantum VJ! It’s an 8-bit audio-visualizer that hangs from your neck. According to Alexander Zolotov, the Quantum VJ’s creator, the 128×64 pixel OLED screen works by taking any audio source and outputting...Continue reading
'Shake It Off' gets surreal

‘Shake It Off’ gets surreal

What do you get when you have 49 animation students from the University of Newcastle Australia, give them a 52-frame rotoscoping assignment and a catchy Taylor Swift tune? You get this wonderfully weird animated version of “Shake it Off.”  Happy Friday, everyone!  Continue reading
Young Art Taipei 2015

Young Art Taipei 2015

Art lovers, rejoice! Mark your calendars for one of the biggest art fairs in Taiwan. Young Art Taipei (YAT) is back in its seventh consecutive year. It’s the leading contemporary hotel art fair in Asia, and every year young artists from around the world who are under the age of 45 show off their work....Continue reading
HTC reveals virtual reality headset

HTC reveals virtual reality headset

In collaboration with U.S. based game developer, Valve, HTC has revealed its own virtual reality (VR) headset called Vive. The headset will be available to consumers later this year along with a developer kit coming out this spring. According to HTC, the Vive sports two 1200 x 1080 display screens that can handle up to...Continue reading
A Crispy Review: Kingsman - The Secret Service

A Crispy Review: Kingsman – The Secret Service

I’ve been relatively quiet on this blog, but there’s a good reason for that! I was back home in the states for a brief stint visiting my family. While I was there, I saw Kingsman: The Secret Service. I wasn’t sure what to expect prior going into the movie, and the only thing I knew...Continue reading
A Toy Story 3 That Could've Been... in Taiwan!

A Toy Story 3 That Could’ve Been… in Taiwan!

Back in 2004 Disney and Pixar weren’t in a harmonious relationship. Far from it. Pixar’s CEO Steve Jobs and Disney’s CEO at the time, Michael Eisner, were often butting heads. Disney decided to make its own Pixar-esque studio called Circle 7, and it was here where they began working on Monsters Inc. 2, Finding Nemo...Continue reading
What are you doing New Year's Eve?

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

2014 is coming to a close, so what are your plans? No idea? Well, neither do I, but here’s a cute little song sung by Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Happy New Year!Continue reading
A Crispy Review: The Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Armies

A Crispy Review: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies

Bilbo contemplates wearing the ring of power. In the final installment of The Hobbit we start right where we left off in the previous movie, The Desolation of Smaug, in the Laketown which was set ablaze by the treacherous dragon, Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch). People were screaming and running for dear life, and it...Continue reading
Gary Tu's Fashion Illustration Exhibition

Gary Tu’s Fashion Illustration Exhibition

It was a chilly night a month or two ago in Taipei and I was walking near Shin Kong Mitsukoshi across from Taipei Main Station when I stumbled upon the work of Gary Tu. His work was showcased in big, blown up prints and I stood there like a happy, little art nerd with a...Continue reading
Concert Review: Hoobastank rocks Taipei

Concert Review: Hoobastank rocks Taipei

Oh my gosh, there are so many people!!! Last night the post-grunge, alternative band Hoobastank rocked the National Taiwan University Sports Center, and for a night I got to relive my high school years (oh man, am I that old?!). I unfortunately missed the first two songs of the show because I was waiting for...Continue reading