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Monthly Archives: July 2012

The super cool Art Drive! exhibition

Posted on July 31, 2012 by Toothpicker

The entrance and interior of the lift
Like I mentioned previously, there are endless arts and cultural events happening all over town during the Olympics, but the Art Drive! exhibition organised by the ICA is probably one of the coolest in town at the moment.
This 2-week free exhibition at the a multi-storey car [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, ICA

Olympic fever in London

Posted on July 28, 2012 by Toothpicker

Like many of my London friends who left the city to avoid the Olympics, I was a bit sceptical about the event ( esp. with all the bad press beforehand) until I was out walking along the river with friends from overseas the day before the games.
The sun was shining and there [...]

This post was posted in London, Sports and was tagged with London, Olympics 2012

Documentaries marathon

Posted on July 24, 2012 by Toothpicker

Since the ICA would be closed during the Olympics, I decided to do a mini documentaries marathon, seeing three documentaries in 2 days... I have been more ambitious before but ended up feeling nausea afterwards, so I have learned not to overdo it.
Marina Abramovic: The artist is present
This is an engaging, spiritual [...]

This post was posted in Films & documentaries, Art and was tagged with documentaries, ICA, Marina Abramovic

My Cigno Seventy

Posted on July 22, 2012 by Toothpicker

Finally, the sun is out and I was able to take my beloved Cigno Seventy out for a ride in my local area...
As a huge supporter of online shopping, I buy almost everything online ( except for fresh food) including my bicycle from Italy! Two years ago, I was looking for a foldable [...]

This post was posted in London, Sports, Italian design, Design, Transport and was tagged with London, cycling, Cigno Seventy

Summer exhibitions in London

Posted on July 20, 2012 by Toothpicker

Woven Portico by Nicolas Feldmeyer at UCL ( ended), BT artbox & art installation at the entrance of V & A)

Just one week to go before the opening of the Olympics...
Probably like most other Londoners, I am sick and tired of the rain, we are told that summer will arrive just before [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions

Re:new Tohoku exhibition & event

Posted on July 14, 2012 by Toothpicker

I stumbled upon the Re:new Tohoku: a tradition of perfection brought to life for you exhibition at Asia House by chance, and while I was there, I chatted to the organisers who then kindly invited me to the buyer's event later in the evening.
This exhibition showcases beautiful Japanese handicrafts and design products [...]

This post was posted in London, Japanese designs, Exhibitions, Traditional arts & crafts, Anything Japanese, Design and was tagged with London, Japanese designs, art and design exhibitions, asia house

Converse x Marimekko

Posted on July 8, 2012 by Toothpicker

I have a soft spot for Converse even though they are not the most comfortable shoes! My fashion 'dilemma' has always been whether to go for something I really like but not at all practical or something that is just functional or practical. I have gone down both routes, these days I [...]

This post was posted in Shopping, Fashion, Finnish design, Design and was tagged with shopping, fashion, Marimekko, Finnish design

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