Monthly Archives: May 2015
Posted on May 27, 2015 by Toothpicker
While I was in Tokyo, I met up with the Japanese architect/ director behind a brand that we will be launching soon. I mentioned to him that I would be visiting the Edo-Tokyo open air architectural museum, and he recommended a visit to the nearby Musashino Place in Musashino City.
Designed by kw [...]
This post was posted in Japanese designs, Tokyo, Architecture, Travel, Anything Japanese, Read & write, Design, Contemporary and was tagged with Tokyo, contemporary architecture, library, Musashino Place, Japanese architecture
Posted on May 24, 2015 by Toothpicker
21_21 Design Sight in Tokyo Midtown by Tadao Ando
It is not hard to understand why architecture enthusiasts love Tokyo. The metropolis showcases myriad of alluring post-war architecture, and it would be a shame not to check out some of the city's most original and conspicuous designs by internatioanlly renowned architects.
In the next [...]
Posted on May 16, 2015 by Toothpicker
People-watching is my favourite pastime when I travel. I enjoy immersing myself in the surroundings and observing the quirks and odd sights. Sometimes being an outsider enables you to notice interesting sightings that are often neglected by the locals. What is 'norm' to the locals may be fascinating to the outsiders, our [...]
Posted on May 14, 2015 by Toothpicker
The last days of cherry blossom in Tokyo's Shiba park
Due to all the traveling, I have been slacking on the blog writing lately. The next few entries will be on my trip to Japan last month...
This year, sakura/cherry blossom arrived in Tokyo at the end of March, as predicted by [...]
Posted on May 10, 2015 by Toothpicker
A giant pig in Mui Wo by Smile maker Hong Kong
It is interesting to see Hong Kong's street art scene evolving over the last few years (you can read my previous entry from last year here). Compare to city like London, it is still in its infancy, but it is certainly more [...]
Posted on May 8, 2015 by Toothpicker
I have been using Instagram on and off for a while now, but on this trip to Asia, I decided to use Instagram as the main social media outlet. It has been fun, but also slightly addictive.
I think Hong Kong is a beguiling city to be photographed; and during my stay, I [...]
Posted on May 6, 2015 by Toothpicker
PMQ's Staunton Street entrance
Back in 2010, I visited the disused Grade 3 listed former Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters, which was temporarily transformed into an arts and design hub by deTour (part of The Business of design week). Built in 1951 as housing or dormitory for Chinese rank and file police officers [...]
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