Tag Archives: nature
Posted on November 8, 2016 by Toothpicker
The grade II Listed Temple of Bellona was built by Sir William Chambers in 1760
The last time I visited Kew Gardens was some years back in the summer when a friend was visiting the UK. We took a boat from Westminster all the way to Kew, and we had a lovely day [...]
Posted on September 18, 2016 by Toothpicker
Scenery on the way to Storm King Art Center in New Windsor
My trip to New York was split between staying in the city and spending time with my good friend and her family in Connecticut, and without a doubt it was the best way to enjoy what New York REALLY has [...]
This post was posted in Travel, Nature, New York, Art, Gardens & parks, contemporary, Sculptures, American art and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, nature, cycling, New York, contemporary art, sculpture park, american art
Posted on June 22, 2016 by Toothpicker
Inner Temple Garden
According to a report commissioned by the City of London Corporation in 2013, London is the greenest city in Europe, with over 47% green space in the city. There are also countless of private and communal gardens in the city, and they are usually out of bounds [...]
Posted on April 27, 2016 by Toothpicker
A view of Hong Kong from the Peak trail
Every time I visit Hong Kong, I have to fit in either a day hike or take the ferry to the outlying islands to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
One of my favourite hikes is the Lung Fu [...]
Posted on April 20, 2016 by Toothpicker
The remains of the banyan wall trees on Bonham Road
Unsurprisingly, the image that is often associated with Hong Kong is its famous skyline and high-rise. Yet personally, I consider the city's banyan wall tress to be its most unique sight and heritage. In recent years, trees have become a hot topic in [...]
Posted on April 16, 2016 by Toothpicker
Believe it or not, but you don't have to travel to Japan to view sakura/cherry blossom! These photos of sakura were taken in London's Swiss Cottage!
I wasn't aware that the Camden Council had planted rows of cherry trees between the Swiss Cottage Library/leisure Centre and Hampstead theatre, so I was slightly in [...]
Posted on January 28, 2016 by Toothpicker
Sunrise in Reykjvik
One of my favourite documentaries of all time is Chilean documentary film director Patricio Guzmán's 'Nostalgia for the light'. The poignant, insightful and stunningly beautiful film was set in Chile's Atacama Desert, and it is a meditation on life, history and the universe. The film touched me on many levels, but [...]
Posted on December 8, 2015 by Toothpicker
Katamaku - an upcycled stationery and product range
In the last 2 months, we added three new product ranges from Japan, including: upcycled stationery by KATAMAKU, textile products by Tenp, and Sola cube and Sola Zukan by Sola.
During my trip to Japan earlier this year, I met up with Japanese architect Shimon [...]
This post was posted in Japanese designs, Stationery, Nature, Japanese stationery, Anything Japanese, Contemporary crafts, Designers at work, Design and was tagged with Japanese designs, Japanese designers, stationery, nature, contemporary crafts, sola cube, tenp10, katamaku, sashiko weaving
Posted on November 8, 2015 by Toothpicker
This autumn, we have had some beautiful sunny days with vivid blue sky in London, therefore I couldn't resist taking the time off (during the week) to enjoy nature in this bustling city. And I didn't have to go far since Hampstead Heath is the sanctuary for nature in London.
Posted on October 19, 2015 by Toothpicker
Opened in October 2014, the Fondation Louis Vuitton was designed by star architect Frank Gehry in the Bois de Boulogne adjacent to Jardin d’Acclimatation.
Commissioned by Bernard Arnault, the Chairman of LVMH, the $143 million sails-inspired glass building is a contemporary art museum consisted of 11 galleries, an auditorium, a restaurant, a bookstore [...]
This post was posted in Exhibitions, Architecture, Travel, Nature, Paris, Art, Gardens & parks, Contemporary and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, nature, paris, parks, contemporary art, contemporary architecture, Louis Vuitton Fondation, Frank Gehry