Korean design

Maison et objet (autumn 17)

Posted on September 13, 2017 by Toothpicker

Hall 6 at Maison et objet
 
The term 'enochlophobia' means fear of crowds, a phobia that I suspect I have – mildly. Although I don't experience blackouts or panic attacks in crowded places, I do feel overwhelmed, as if my energy is being sucked out of me, and I often feel exhausted afterwards.
This [...]

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Tent London 2014

Posted on October 6, 2014 by Toothpicker

Top: Danish made; Bottom left: 100% Norway; Bottom right: visitors relaxing outside on a warm Sept day
 
This year, I was surprised by the number of Asian designers participating at Tent London. I ended up spending about 3 hours there and chatted to many designers, which left me feeling quite exhausted and [...]

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International furniture fair Singapore 2014

Posted on April 20, 2014 by Toothpicker

I was not aware of the International furniture fair Singapore (part of the Singapore design week) until I arrived in Singapore, and so I did not register beforehand. I visited the show on its opening day and a few hours before my flight with my suitcase (since the exhibition centre is situated [...]

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100% design & Tent London 2013

Posted on September 26, 2013 by Toothpicker

Top left: Paper space by Studio Glowacka and Maria Fulford Architects. Top right: Adaptive City Taipei pavilion; Bottom left: Tunnel lighting system by Thomas.Matthews and studio design UK; Bottom middle: Ceramicstudio "Mee" by Ji Hyun Chung at Korea design pavilion; Bottom right: Bubble chair by KEV Design studio
 
Perhaps the reason why all the [...]

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Beef 2012 by Seungho Lee

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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Ttable office & Korean stationery

Posted on April 13, 2012 by Toothpicker

As a huge fan of Japanese design and stationery, I was quite oblivious to Korean stationery until my first visit to Seoul two years ago. What I did not expect was to see so many independent stationery shops, occupying prime locations and in big shopping malls. This is quite rare to see [...]

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