THE BEAUTIFUL port city of my home country, Singapore, has a fascinating culture, which has contributed to its status as a UNESCO Creative City of Design. But we still have some way to go in reaching ‘design capital’ status like Paris or Berlin or Tokyo. The journey getting there is exciting and humbling.

In this issue of Feast and Form there is focus on Norway and Norwegian designers.  I’ve always been fascinated by this Nordic country – drawn inexplicably to a place I have never even set foot in. This may explain why: my brother just did a DNA test and discovered that we have Norwegian blood. It goes way back to medieval times when we were perhaps builders or farmers. So here, I pay homage to my ancestors in Norway and to my country of my birth, Singapore.

Design, people and food are my favourite topics to write about.

Carol Kraal