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Originally from New Zealand, Kate Nicholson is a freelance writer, editor, and communications professional living in Taichung, Taiwan. Cats, gardening, cooking, rearranging the furniture in her house, and uncovering unlikely connections between art, design, and food are amongst her favorite things.
Two young Taiwanese designers plundered hardware stores to create contemporary homewares inspired by the predilection for grass-roots improvisation abundant in rural Taiwan.
At Taiwan's annual Golden Pin Design Award forum, four renowned designers offered a checklist for using design to build sustainable societies.