Monthly Archives: October 2012
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]