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Art & design exhibitions in Portugal (Jan 2015)

Posted on February 11, 2015 by Toothpicker

 Casa Das Historias Paula Rego
 
Lisbon offers an abundance of world class museums and galleries, and on my previous trip, my friend and I visited some excellent ones like National Museum of Ancient Art, National Tile Museum, Fado Museum and the wonderful Puppet Museum. On this trip though, the seaside resort Cascais turned [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Architecture, Photography, Fashion, Travel, Art, Traditional arts & crafts, Puppetry, Anything Japanese, Design, Portugal, Lisbon, Portuguese art and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, architecture, fashion, photography, puppetry, Portugal, Lisbon, Portuguese art


London winter 2013/14 art & design exhibitions

Posted on March 7, 2014 by Toothpicker

Main and bottom left: The new Serpentine Sackler Gallery designed by Zaha Hadid Architects opened in Sept 2013; Bottom right: Paul Klee at Tate Modern
 
I intended to publish this a while ago, but I have been traveling and it took longer than I expected to complete. It is a recap [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Architecture, Photography, British designs, Fashion, Art, Design and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, architecture, fashion, photography


Summer fashion accessories from Asia

Posted on July 16, 2013 by Toothpicker

I rarely write about fashion here because I am not a fashion blogger, nor do I follow the current fashion trends. These days, I would rather buy less but spend on quality items that are well-made, timeless and slightly unusual. As a huge fan of all things Japanese, I am surprised by [...]

This post was posted in Japanese designs, Shopping, Fashion, Anything Japanese, Hong Kong design, Design and was tagged with Japanese designs, shopping, fashion, Hong Kong design


Shopping in Kyoto

Posted on February 20, 2013 by Toothpicker

My last Kyoto blog entry is on shopping...
Since I spent much of the time in the rural area exploring temples and gardens, there was barely time for shopping. The day before I left for Tokyo, I went into the city centre during the late afternoon and spent a few hours exploring the [...]

This post was posted in Japanese designs, Stationery, Shopping, Shopping guide, Fashion, Travel, Japanese stationery, Anything Japanese, Kyoto, Design, Visual merchandising and was tagged with Japanese designs, stationery, shopping, fashion, Kyoto, visual merchandising


TN29 by Tracey Neuls

Posted on January 31, 2013 by Toothpicker

Drop by Tracey Neuls x Tord Boontje
 
For an ex-shopaholic like me, I am now buying only about 10% of what I used to in a year. I spent years using shopping as a means of stress relief from work, and it was only when I started selling all my unwanted stuff on [...]

This post was posted in London, Shopping, Shopping guide, British designs, Fashion, Design and was tagged with London, shopping, fashion, TN29, British design


Dress for yourself

Posted on January 2, 2013 by Toothpicker

2013 is here and I have a sudden urge to change my personal style...
I consider my character to be quite tomboyish, but being a 'tomboy' is more about an inner attitude rather than the sexual orientation or appearance, and often people get confused by this term. Even when I was young, I [...]

This post was posted in Fashion, Social issues and was tagged with fashion, tango, sexism


Converse x Marimekko

Posted on July 8, 2012 by Toothpicker

I have a soft spot for Converse even though they are not the most comfortable shoes! My fashion 'dilemma' has always been whether to go for something I really like but not at all practical or something that is just functional or practical. I have gone down both routes, these days I [...]

This post was posted in Shopping, Fashion, Finnish design, Design and was tagged with shopping, fashion, Marimekko, Finnish design


Goodbye +J!

Posted on February 7, 2012 by Toothpicker

Finally, the successful collaboration between Jil Sander and Uniqlo has come to an end. Who could have guessed that Uniqlo would be the retailer to launch Jil Sander's comeback? From what I recall, this is probably one of the most successful fashion designer + retailer collaborations in recent years besides the H [...]

This post was posted in Shopping, Fashion, Anything Japanese and was tagged with shopping, fashion, Uniqlo


F-Troupe

Posted on January 14, 2012 by Toothpicker

 
Apart from essentials, I rarely shop for fashion items these days. As someone who used to work in fashion and a shopaholic, I accumulated so much 'stuff' over the years that I simply ran out of room(s) to fit them all.
Then one day, I decided to sell all my unworn and barely-used [...]

This post was posted in London, Shopping, Shopping guide, Packaging, British designs, Fashion, Design and was tagged with London, shopping, fashion, Packaging, F-troupe, British design


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