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

Julian Sykes, co-founder of Ark Lab

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Community and conviviality are two pillars of the Rurban Revolution, and social design will point the way forward, as city dwellers recreate the intimate, networked urban villages they increasingly yearn for.
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Francesca Sarti, co-founder of Arabeschi di Latte

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In a post-digital age in which Conviviality Culture sees people gather around the table again, the live experience will prove to be the ultimate brand event. What is more, food – a universal theme and an accessible one – will increasingly serve as the playful agent that brings all parties together, says Francesca Sarti, co-founder of Italian food design collective Arabeschi di Latte.
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Kieren Jones, designer

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Personal micro farms and micro factories could dot the backyards and community allotments of our future, as consumers increasingly adopt the self-sufficient ideals of Rurban living. With its sleek, dark grey units and retro modern charm, ‘Community Commerce’, a project by Royal College of Art graduate Kieren Jones, points the way forward.
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