Monthly Archives: December 2013

Souvenir from Devon

Posted on December 31, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main: Devon coastline at Teignmouth; bottom left and right: the historical market town, Totnes
 
Many years ago when I still at University, I was invited to be the witness at two good friends' wedding ceremony in Exeter. I have since lost touch with the couple ( I don't even know if [...]

This post was posted in Food & dining, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Eco living, Britain and was tagged with shopping, eco living, Devon, Shopping guide


A very special Christmas retreat

Posted on December 31, 2013 by Toothpicker

Recently a few people have asked me this question: "Why do you continue to go to these meditation retreats?" My answer is simple: I need to get away from the city, work, stress and reconnect with nature and myself. Retreats help me to detox my body and mind, when you are cut [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Nature, Meditation & Buddhism, Eco living, Hiking & walking, Britain, British heritage and was tagged with walks, meditation, nature, Buddhism, eco living, heritage, Devon, retreats


Cheese night walk

Posted on December 22, 2013 by Toothpicker

Top left: Borough market; Top middle: All Hallows by the Tower; Top right: The oldest street art 'The Two Mice Eating Cheese' on Philpot Lane; Main: St Paul's Cathedral
 
City Lit, the centre for adult education recently launched a new Dark London walks series, which sounded very interesting. I signed up for one [...]

This post was posted in London, Food & dining, Architecture, Hiking & walking and was tagged with London, Food & dining, architecture, walks, cheese


East London Design Show 2013

Posted on December 17, 2013 by Toothpicker

Top left & right: Christ Church and Spitalfields market; Bottom left & right: Another Christmas market and street art outside of the Old Truman Brewery.
 
This year was our third consecutive year to be showing at the East London Design Show, and the venue had changed from Shoreditch town hall to the [...]

This post was posted in London, Shopping, British designs, Designers at work, Design, Pop ups and was tagged with London, British design, East London design show, Christmas shopping, pop up shop


Pop-up at Alternatives

Posted on December 13, 2013 by Toothpicker

Top left: the Eros snow globe at Piccadilly Circus; top right: the Christmas tree outside of St Jame's church; bottom left and right: interior of the church
 
One aspect I love about running a business is that you never know what will happen tomorrow. Although this applies to life in general [...]

This post was posted in London, Shopping, Meditation & Buddhism, Pop ups and was tagged with London, documentaries, Buddhism, Christmas shopping, pop up shop


Gaetano Pesce & Pop Art design

Posted on December 8, 2013 by Toothpicker

ScreenTalk with Gaetano Pesce  and Peter Lang at Barbican
 
Lately, I have been extremely busy and so I haven't been doing much apart from working or attending business-related events. Finally, I was able to take some time off because a while ago I had booked to see "Italy - The New Domestic Landscape [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Films & documentaries, Art, Italian design, Design and was tagged with London, short films, Italian design, Barbican


Christmas shopping week in London

Posted on December 2, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
It's the busiest time of the year for all retail or e-tailers, so it's no exception for us! It will be a busy week ahead because we will be popping up at two events across town. The first is on 2nd Dec (Monday evening) at Alternatives inside St. James Church in Piccadilly [...]

This post was posted in London, Shopping, Design, Pop ups and was tagged with London, East London design show, Christmas shopping, pop up shop


Goodbye autumn...

Posted on December 1, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
Autumn is my favourite season of the year, so I am feeling slightly melancholic to see the beautiful red and yellow leaves withering away and looking slightly bare. Yet this is the cycle of nature, and even though I haven't been able to go hiking out of London, I am glad that [...]

This post was posted in London, Nature, Gardens & parks and was tagged with London, nature, gardens, autumn


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