After a long hiatus, travelers can once again explore global hubs incubating the future of design. And who better to provide insight into your new favorite destinations than the creatives born and raised there? We asked five expats who have established careers around the world what they bring back in their carry-ons when they visit their hometowns. Their eclectic selections—everything from home appliances and food products to figurines and fashions—offer windows into the homes and hearts of global cultural capitals.
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