Despite coffee beans being one of Rwanda’s largest exports, the Rwandese don’t drink coffee. A small café is trying to seed a coffee culture similar to that of Australia or Europe’s to unite locals and uplift farmers. Could the beverage become as influential in a community that is still marked by the feuds of the Rwandan Genocide?
The Distillery letterpress studio stands for the custom craftsmanship and artisan skill of a bygone era; hands instead of code behind something; ink instead of pixels. I spoke with the company’s director Nathan Leong about the near-lost art of letterpress.
It’s not a good sign when you’ve just hosted an event with an international celebrity and no one sticks around for the after party. When the “hand-picked crowd” walked out at the end of The Vivid Ideas Forum that had featured the festival’s creative director Ignatius Jones, artist Justene Williams, software developer Renee Priston, and “a man who needs no introduction – will.i.am”, a bitch fest was soon unleashed in the women’s bathroom.