Monthly Archives: October 2012

Fiesta Flamenca at The Forge

Posted on October 28, 2012 by Toothpicker

 
It has been a while since I last attended a live music/ dance gig, so when I found out about a live flamenco performance at The Forge in Camden, I suggested it to my friend, who is also a fan of different dance forms.
I only discovered The Forge last year and was [...]

This post was posted in London, Food & dining, Dance, Music & Sound, Flamenco and was tagged with London, Food & dining, dance, Flamenco, music


London film festival 2012

Posted on October 25, 2012 by Toothpicker

I am a huge fan of world cinema and documentaries, but it's never easy to pick just a few from the long list at the London film festival. I usually would pick out the ones that are 'least' likely to get distributed here, hence I never pick the popular choices.
It is always [...]

This post was posted in London, Films & documentaries, Social issues and was tagged with London, documentaries, films, Film festival


Kiosk & shops in NYC

Posted on October 22, 2012 by Toothpicker

Quite a few years ago, I discovered the independent concept store, Kiosk, located in Tribeca, NYC. I love the concept of showcasing and selling a range of products sourced during their travels from all over the world in a rotating exhibition format. The sourced products are mostly everyday objects that reflect the [...]

This post was posted in Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, New York, Visual merchandising and was tagged with shopping, New York, Shopping guide, visual merchandising


Art exhibitions in New York ( Fall 2012)

Posted on October 17, 2012 by Toothpicker

Tatzu Nishi's Discovering Columbus at Columbus Circle
 
Whenever I am in New York, I would spend at least 2 days visiting art exhibitions because like London, there is always so much too see! I usually prefer to visit the less touristy museums/ galleries, but on this trip, due to the limited time, I [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Travel, New York, Art and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, New York


And when we danced...

Posted on October 16, 2012 by Toothpicker

Milonga at the Ukrainian East Village restaurant
 
Although I learned tango in London, it is not my favourite place to dance, many leaders are too serious, unfriendly and the overall level is very mixed ( my personal opinion). I have never been to Buenos Aires, but I have danced in different cities and [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Tango, Dance, New York and was tagged with tango, New York


New York blues

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Toothpicker

 
A few months ago, knowing that I would have a few busy months ahead of X'mas, I decided to spend my last 'holiday' of 2012 in New York. I once lived in this city and since moving back to London, I would return regularly until work took over two years ago. My [...]

This post was posted in Food & dining, Travel, New York and was tagged with Food & dining, New York


Favourites from Tent London 2012

Posted on October 14, 2012 by Toothpicker

Main photo: DesignK's "Tea for one", bottom left: Morie Nishimura's "A quiet celebration"
 
With so many designers showing at Tent London, it was hard not to feel numb after hours of wandering around. Eco and handcrafted designs are the key trends now, so it seems that the boundary between craft and design is [...]

This post was posted in London, British designs, Eco designs, Design festivals & shows, Design and was tagged with eco designs, Tent London, British design, London Design Festival


London design festival 2012 ( part 2)

Posted on October 9, 2012 by Toothpicker

100% design at Earls Court
 
A rather delayed post on the London design festival, so I will keep it brief...
At 100% design, a new layout which divided the venue into different sections made it easier to navigate. Also, a lot more effort was spent on the interior of the venue, which was a [...]

This post was posted in London, British designs, Design festivals & shows, Design and was tagged with London, Tent London, British design, 100% design, design junction, London Design Festival


London design festival 2012 ( V & A)

Posted on October 1, 2012 by Toothpicker

Nendo's mimicry chair and Established & sons' Bench years

 
I haven't had the time to organise the photos or blog about the London design festival until now. With so many activities across town, I had to pace myself and not tried to squeeze in too much.
As always, the V & A acted as [...]

This post was posted in London, British designs, Design festivals & shows, Design and was tagged with London, British design, London Design Festival


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