Monthly Archives: October 2013

The future is here at Design Museum

Posted on October 31, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main and bottom left: The future is here exhibition designed by by Lucienne Roberts+ and drMM; Bottom right: KUKA Robotics' AGILUS robots 
 
Work has kept me quite busy lately, but I finally managed to visit "The future is here: a new industrial revolution" exhibition at the Design Museum on its last day at [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Eco designs, Design and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, design museum


A week of art in London

Posted on October 28, 2013 by Toothpicker

What does the word "art" mean today? What I learned about art when I was a student seemed like a world apart from what I am seeing now in the art world. Yes, art is constantly evolving, but the function and meaning of art has also changed significantly especially in the past [...]

This post was posted in London, Art, Gardens & parks, Art fair, British art, Sculptures and was tagged with London, British art, art fairs, The other art fair, moniker art fair, Frieze sculpture park


Garrison & the moreTrees project

Posted on October 24, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
A long overdue post on our 'last' product launch before the theme changes this week. Garrison was a brand I was introduced to at the Tokyo Gift Fair back in February.
After being introduced to different company directors who were all very formal and polite, it was quite refreshing to meet the passionate [...]

This post was posted in Japanese designs, Business, Eco designs, Eco living, Social issues, Anything Japanese, Designers at work, Design and was tagged with Japanese designs, eco designs, eco living, wood products


BFI London film festival 2013

Posted on October 22, 2013 by Toothpicker

October is a month full of cultural activities in London, not only there is a dozen or so art fairs for art lovers, but there is also the London film festival for film lovers. With so many films to choose from, it was almost impossible to choose just a handful... after spending [...]

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


Autumn hike in Kent

Posted on October 14, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
Since my calligraphy classes resumed in September, I have not been able to get out of London for day hikes. Last weekend, my class was cancelled and so I was able to spend the day hiking along the Darent Valley Path in Kent.
Two days before the hike, the forecast looked very grim [...]

This post was posted in Nature, Hiking & walking and was tagged with hiking, nature, autumn


Art licks weekend

Posted on October 9, 2013 by Toothpicker

Art on the tube: Stop, look, listen! performance at Bermondsey tube station; Bottom right: Ladyrinth by Mark Wallinger
 
As the art world gets ready for Frieze and many other alternative art fairs next week, a newly launched Art Licks weekend took place 2 weeks before the art craze week.
Art Licks is an artist-led [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Art, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, British art, performance art


Andy Warhol's Time capsules

Posted on October 6, 2013 by Toothpicker

Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal exhibition in Hong Kong ( Dec 2012 - March 2013)

 
I can't say that I am a fan of Andy Warhol, but after watching a documentary on the artist a few years ago, I started to change my opinion on the artist and his work. Earlier this year [...]

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


TEDx Albertopolis

Posted on October 3, 2013 by Toothpicker

TEDx at the Royal Albert Hall, the first TEDx event in London
 
A few years ago, I was rather hooked on TED and watched many videos on various topics by inspirational figures who wanted to share and spread their ideas to the world. Hence, when I found out about the franchise event, TEDx Albertopolis [...]

This post was posted in London, Talks, Social issues and was tagged with London, talks, TEDx


Open House weekend 2013

Posted on October 2, 2013 by Toothpicker

The magnificent ceiling painted by Sir Peter Paul Rubens in the hall in 1636 at the Banqueting House
 
As an architecture lover ( I wanted to be an architect when I was a kid, because Lego was my obsession at the time), the Open House weekend has always been one of my [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, Modernist & Art Deco, British heritage and was tagged with London, architecture, open house, heritage, art deco architecture


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