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Mino washi from Gifu exhibition

Posted on November 15, 2015 by Toothpicker

Mino washi paper exhibition at The Proud Archivist
 
I have been wanting to visit Mino in Gifu Prefecture in Central Japan for a while. My motive is to do with none other than paper, as Mino is renowned for traditional Japanese paper making.
The origin of Mino washi can be traced back to the [...]

This post was posted in London, Japanese designs, Exhibitions, Paper craft, Anything Japanese, Design and was tagged with London, Japanese designs, art and design exhibitions, paper craft, The Proud Archivist, washi


Cross Cultural Live Art Project 2014

Posted on November 12, 2014 by Toothpicker

 Top: Haggerston; Bottom: Hanqing Miao's performance

 
I used to spend much my time hanging out at the ICA, yet since summer, I have been frequently visiting another new arts/cultural space, The Proud Archivist in Haggerston (an area where I was not familiar with before). I have never eaten in the restaurant downstairs [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Paper craft, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, paper craft, performance art, The Proud Archivist


DesignrsBlock & Design Junction 2014

Posted on October 9, 2014 by Toothpicker

Top left: DesignersBlock in Clerkenwell; 2nd row middle: Plumen's tree installation; 2nd row right: Dome by The Dub Module; Bottom: Beth Lewis-Williams
 
To be honest, I didn't think DesignersBlock's previous venue (South bank) was a suitable one because the show was too scattered and it just didn't gel together as a whole [...]

This post was posted in London, Paper craft, Design festivals & shows, Contemporary crafts, Design, Videos & animations and was tagged with London, origami, contemporary crafts, design junction, designersblock, London Design Festival


LCC show & New Blood exhibition

Posted on August 5, 2014 by Toothpicker

 London College of Communications' Summer Show
 
This summer has been busier than ever, which means I have not had much time to write... this entry is another review of two summer graduation shows in London: London College of Communications and D & AD New Blood.
My friend, Seonyoung Song who studied Book Arts at the [...]

This post was posted in London, Packaging, British designs, Paper craft, Graphics & illustrations, Design festivals & shows, Design and was tagged with London, design show, Packaging, paper craft, graphic design, British design, illustrations


Our new theme: PLAY

Posted on November 5, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
In the past few years, I noticed a "back to basic" trend happening in the developed countries, and even in product designs, many designers have opted for less decorative style and creating products from natural material. Simple wooden toys also seem to have made a comeback, which I am quite happy to [...]

This post was posted in Japanese designs, Business, Paper craft, Anything Japanese, Taiwanese design, Designers at work, Design and was tagged with Japanese designs, paper craft, Taiwanese design, business


Traditional Chinese paper cuts

Posted on August 26, 2013 by Toothpicker

As promised, I shall continue to 'show off' my vintage collection... and this time, it is traditional Chinese paper cuts that I collected when I was young. As a child, I loved to draw, cut, fold ( origami) and build ( lego). Of course my cutting technique was hardly refined, but I [...]

This post was posted in Paper craft, Chinese design, Traditional arts & crafts, Design and was tagged with paper craft, chinese design, Chinese paper cuts, folk arts & craft


Design & craft shopping in Dadaocheng & Datong

Posted on April 18, 2013 by Toothpicker

The beautiful ArtYard is a relaxing place for tea, coffee and craft shopping
 
Dadaocheng:
ArtYard ( 67, Sec. 1, Dihua St)- Converted from a historical building built in 1923 near the Xiahai City God Temple, the airy and relaxing ArtYard is consisted of a craft shop, art gallery, tea room and cafe. Some [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Paper craft, Taiwanese design, Taipei, Design and was tagged with Coffee, shopping, Taiwanese design, Taipei, Letterpress


Taipei's paper and puppet museums

Posted on April 14, 2013 by Toothpicker

There are many arts and crafts museums in Taipei but I found these two museums particularly unique and charming, especially for those who are interested in traditional arts and crafts. Suho memorial paper museum is located in a busy business district and can be easily missed, but once inside, the museum has [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Paper craft, Traditional arts & crafts, Puppetry, Taipei and was tagged with paper craft, puppetry, traditional crafts, Taipei


West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre

Posted on March 3, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
I only found out about the West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre when it was about to wrap up, so I dragged my local graphic design friend ( who didn't even know about this) to visit the site on its last day.
Like I mentioned in my previous blog entry, Hong Kongers are now [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Architecture, Travel, Paper craft, Traditional arts & crafts, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with Hong Kong, architecture, paper craft, Hong Kong design, theatre


The making of our new "living room"

Posted on November 17, 2012 by Toothpicker

 
When I first came up with the idea of an e-commerce with changing themes, many people didn't understand the concept initially, and even with the ones who did, some were quite dismissive about it. At the British library, I was told by a marketing expert that I was completely mad. Yes, maybe [...]

This post was posted in Paper craft, Designers at work and was tagged with paper craft


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