Monthly Archives: November 2012
Posted on November 30, 2012 by Toothpicker
King - Chair No.53 by Shao Fan at Chinese design today, Themes & Variations
Chinese art and design seem to be the talk of town in London lately... not only there is the contemporary art exhibition at Hayward Gallery, there is also a major selling exhibition of contemporary Chinese design at Themes [...]
Posted on November 25, 2012 by Toothpicker
Try to spot the difference between the main and the bottom left! They are 2 different people... Xu Zhen's "In just a blink of an eye". Bottom right: Yingmei Duan's "Sleeping, in between and patience".
In the past decade or so, we often hear about new Chinese art works fetching millions at art [...]
Posted on November 17, 2012 by Toothpicker
When I first came up with the idea of an e-commerce with changing themes, many people didn't understand the concept initially, and even with the ones who did, some were quite dismissive about it. At the British library, I was told by a marketing expert that I was completely mad. Yes, maybe [...]
Posted on November 15, 2012 by Toothpicker
Keiko Masumoto "motif/ vessel" at ICN gallery
My last stop of the art weekend was Shoreditch, the 'current' destination for art, design, music or any kind of creative industry.
At the ICN gallery, young Japanese artist, Keiko Masumoto's ceramics, vessels and potteries are fascinating. Using traditional Japanese motifs and techniques but sculpted and presented [...]
Posted on November 13, 2012 by Toothpicker
Main: The Overlook hotel from The Shining, bottom left: The MacNeil residence from The Exorcist. Bottom right: The Bates residence from Psycho
This was my favourite exhibition of the weekend! Nowhere near as famous as Anish, but I was filled with excitement and joy at this small exhibition in Dalston!
This is the first [...]
Posted on November 12, 2012 by Toothpicker
The main photo: Lost ( fibreglass and paint) and the bottom right: Organ.
The biggest 'dilemma' about living in London is that there are so many cultural events and activities happening all the time, it's so easy to miss them especially when it comes to gallery exhibitions that last for only 2 [...]
Posted on November 9, 2012 by Toothpicker
This blog post is long overdue... I told Seungho that I would write about his award-winning MA project after my Helsinki trip, but it has taken me all this time to get round to it!
I have been corresponding with Seungho from About:blank via emails since I started stocking their notebooks. Hence, it [...]
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Posted on November 3, 2012 by Toothpicker
I am not sure if there is such a term, but I think I am a "compulsive learner". I constantly want to learn new skills even though I barely have the time to pursue them.
I have always been interested in different cultures especially Arabic, partly due to my fascination with its arts [...]
Posted on November 1, 2012 by Toothpicker
I love British summers but my favourite time of the year is still autumn. Although we don't have spectacular autumn foliage like Canada, United States, Japan and Korea, where people would travel annually to specific spots to watch fall colours; we can still take some time to appreciate the beauty of the [...]