All posts by Ren Wan

Managing Editor of WestEast Magazine and Co-founder of JUPYEAH.COM. Interests span across varied fields, from culture to environmental issues. Motto is 'More is not necessarily better. Better is better'.

WE Muse: Inspirations from Visual Social Media

WE love visual social media surfing because it speaks a lot about what a creative house believes in. Second to Facebook, tumblr and instagram are the most popular inspiration visual hubs assembling brands from all over the world. It’s Friday and let’s embrace silence and let images do the inspirational talking. Continue reading


WE Chronicle: Maison Minnie Mouse at the MoMu, Antwerp

Minju Kim for Maison Minnie Mouse until April 20th 2014 at MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp

Plentiful women’s names have left graceful marks in history, from Audrey to Coco, from Kelly to Greta. What about Minnie? Right, Minnie the Mouse. A line of edgy designers interpreted her legacy for this current exhibition at MoMu Fashion Museum Antwerp through 20th April, 2014.

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WE Neighbourhood: Within public estates, Hong Kong

Not many have the luck to experience life in Hong Kong’s public estates; what architects would call iconic compact architectures living hundreds of thousands of grassroots, who develop communities in their different way.

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'The image of the year'

WE Q+A: Akif Hakan Celebi

Any place the Hong Kong-based Turkish photographer sets foot on becomes wonderland, where dreamy colours entwine with whimsical settings. Not Alice, he is Akif Hakan Celebi. Continue reading

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WE Q+A: Dave Liang from Shanghai Restoration Project

10 Questions with Chinese American producer Dave Liang from West-meets-East electronica group Shanghai Restoration Project

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WE Chronicle: Special CNY collections usually dull, says who? Ask Vivienne Tam!

With Chinese New Year around the corner, Asian-oriented brands go head to head to grab customers’ attention with their limited edition line. But usually the theme itself is a huge constraint on creativity, and hence the colour combos or graphics galore that aren’t easy watching. Yet Vivienne Tam’s special collection emerges as a pleasant, hearty memento. Continue reading