YU YAH-LENG, 46 Founder of design studio Foreign Policy Design Group.
Her biggest project this year wasn’t judging the D&AD Awards (“It’s like the Oscars of design”) or the Kyoorius Design Awards. Nor was it her sponsored-by-Samsung work with The Social Co. to create awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. Or the ongoing project to rebrand second-gen woodworking company Roger&sons. It was her two-month-old daughter, Rei, whom she and her husband, Arthur Chin, adopted in October.
“We applied to adopt last year, and Rei came suddenly in October this year. We had to quickly turn a room for her.
“I am planning to create and commission some artworks for her room, and relook at our storage system since we now have a new ‘housemate’ with different needs.”
Cotton shirt, $690, nylon coat, $2,430, and cotton velveteen culottes, $760, Comme des Garcons.