Taiwanese 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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Maison et objet Asia 2014

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Toothpicker

I did not expect to take so long to write about Shanghai (I envy bloggers who publish daily entries), hence this blog entry on Maison et Objet Asia is much delayed...
Less than a week after my trip to Shanghai, I was off to Singapore to attend the first Maison et Objet show [...]

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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 [...]

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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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Souvenir from Asia

Posted on June 13, 2013 by Toothpicker

A long-overdue entry on some interesting finds I bought while I was traveling around Asia...
Japan
 

Fun 3-dimensional cards from Japan
 
In my previous entries on Kyoto and Tokyo ( click here to read), I have included some stationery and cards that I bought from specific shops, but here are some others including a washi [...]

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Pulse & May design series in London

Posted on May 31, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main: Taste Taiwan at Pulse 2013; Bottom left & right: Our Taiwanese supplier, 25 Togo's products on display
 
May is packed full of trade events in London, so I had to run around town even though I had lots of work to be completed at my desk!
I met Ashley from 25Togo in Taiwan [...]

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Creative Taiwanese packaging & graphics

Posted on April 22, 2013 by Toothpicker

Sweets/ candies packaging
 
I have always been a fan of Japanese packaging but when I was in Taiwan, I was quite excited by the creative and humourous packaging especially with food. From tea to honey, rice, candies, crackers and cakes, every package has its own style and uniqueness. Here are just some snapshots [...]

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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 bid for 2016 World Design Capital

Posted on April 9, 2013 by Toothpicker

The Red House in Xiemen

 
The reason why I want to emphasise Taipei's bid to become the next World Design Capital ( after Cape Town in 2014) is because their effort can be seen and felt while I was in Taipei. They even dedicated a website for this, so they are quite determined [...]

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