Lifestyle Journalist

M. Astella Saw writes about travel, food, retail, design and trends in the lifestyle sectors. Contact me at m.astella.saw (at) gmail.com

Co-creation Futures

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Material Futures

Democratic and collaborative, anti-fast fashion and pro-community generation, co-creation sees consumers sitting at the drawing board for a change. M. Astella Saw explores the new maker economy.
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Paris’s best sweet shops

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TimeOut Paris

You know a country is serious about its candy when it has a national union of sweetshops and a dedicated annual Day of Guilty Pleasures (the Journée des petits plaisirs, every October). Fittingly, Paris’s candy stores are veritable temples to the sweet stuff.
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A Balinese Bounty

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SilverKris magazine

We’re picking our way through Jimbaran market, in Kuta, south Bali, where speckled chickens wait silently on rattan baskets; where saronged women sit behind small piles of dried rice cakes and palm sugar crackers, rows of red avocados, and mounds of curly-ended paku, or fern tips, that may later show up in a spicy stirfry.
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Nostalgic Nosh

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The Future Laboratory Food Futures Report

While Marcel Proust had his memory-inducing madeleine, restaurants and food retailers are now dedicated to one perfect serving of delicious nostalgia. Move over, cupcake – there’s a new comfort food in town.
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Foraging Futures

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The Future Laboratory Food Futures Report

Where five years ago foraging may have been seen as a curious pastime for granola types, today the activity is gaining ground. Foraging Futures describes the new food trend that’s driving sophisticated diners wild.
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