Monthly Archives: June 2012

Popup design shop

Posted on June 26, 2012 by Toothpicker

I can't say that I have been very aggressive ( it's not so natural for me) in promoting the e-shop since the launch about 8 months ago. I am still learning, trying things out and finding my feet in the competitive world of e-tailing.
Since the East London design show in Dec, I [...]

This post was posted in London, Shopping, Shopping guide, British design, Design, Pop ups and was tagged with London, shopping, pop up shop

Pina Bausch

Posted on June 22, 2012 by Toothpicker

I am a big fan of dance, so Sadler's Wells is one of my favourite venues in London. When I went online to book for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch's World Citie 2012 a few months back, almost everything had sold out and I only managed to secure a side seating to see [...]

This post was posted in London, Dance and was tagged with London, dance, music, Sadler Wells

Song Dong's 'Waste not' exhibition

Posted on June 13, 2012 by Toothpicker

The problem with London is that there are too many cultural activities going on all the time, so it's hard to keep up sometimes. I almost missed the mesmorizing 'Waste not' exhibition by Chinese artist, Song Dong at the Barbican Centre, it was luckily that I managed to catch it at the [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Art, Chinese art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, Chinese art, Barbican

Arirang & Kim Ki-Duk

Posted on June 12, 2012 by Toothpicker

I don't know how to describe renowned Korean director, Kim Ki-Duk's new docudrama, it is weird, fascinating, boring, humorous, experimental, self-indulgent, self-critical, meditative and intense all at the same time! How can a film be all of the above? Well, here we go, and it even won the 'Prix Un Certain Regard [...]

This post was posted in Films & documentaries and was tagged with documentaries, Kim Ki-Duk, Korean films

Souvenir from Thailand

Posted on June 10, 2012 by Toothpicker

Delicious, functional or junk? It's time to review the items I bought from Thailand, starting from the edibles:
Lemongrass tea - I love lemongrass tea, not only does it smell good, it also tastes very refreshing. It is natural and full of antioxidants: it is detoxifying, good for digestion and can lower high [...]

This post was posted in Stationery, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Thai designs, Design and was tagged with stationery, shopping, greeting cards, Bangkok, Thai design

Clerkenwell design week (May 2012)

Posted on June 6, 2012 by Toothpicker

Solar Tree designed by Ross Lovegrove and manufactured by Artemide at St John’s Square
I got back from Asia just in time for the annual Clerkenwell design week, and unexpectedly the weather was glorious!
The main event took place at Farmiloe building, House of Detention and the Order of St John, while others took [...]

This post was posted in London, British design, Design festivals & shows, Design and was tagged with London, Clerkenwell design week

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