Monthly Archives: August 2012

The new 'deconstructed' Palais de Tokyo

Posted on August 26, 2012 by Toothpicker

In Paris, there is no shortage of contemporary art spaces, including Centre Pompidou, Le Cent Quatre, Palais de Tokyo and two of my favourites: La Maison Rouge and Fondation Cartier.
After almost a year of 'renovation', Le Palais de Tokyo reopened in April with La Triennale 2012 - Intense Proximité ( ends on [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Travel, Paris, Art and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, paris, palais de Tokyo

Paris, the city of graffiti

Posted on August 22, 2012 by Toothpicker

Once 'The city of light', now Paris is more like the city of graffiti. Although the famous sights and monuments are still there, this city has changed so much in recent years that it is almost unrecognisable as the stereotypical romanticised place it once endured. Yes, there are still romantic spots, but [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Paris, Street art & graffiti and was tagged with paris, graffiti/ street art

100 day of Korean Culture in London

Posted on August 15, 2012 by Toothpicker

Probably not many non-Korean Londoners are aware of the Korean Cultural Centre near Charing Cross, not only does it hosts regular Korean art exhibitions, it also hosts free Korean film nights every week of the year except for special screenings at the end of each month.
From June until Sept, the centre collaborates [...]

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

London's 'green' Olympic park

Posted on August 11, 2012 by Toothpicker

A showcase for British horticulture
The park
One of attractions of London is that it is a huge cosmopolitan city with lots of greenery. There are parks and squares in every neighbourhood, which makes this city a livable city despite the traffic and dense housing.
I was particularly curious when I heard that wild flowers [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, British design, Eco designs, Sports, Gardens & parks, Design, Contemporary and was tagged with London, Olympics 2012, British design, contemporary architecture

Adventure in the Cotswolds

Posted on August 7, 2012 by Toothpicker

Our starting point: Stratford-upon-Avon
My friend from abroad is in town and I suggested a long walking weekend in the Cotswolds to get away from London and the Olympics. It started off pretty well in Stratford-upon-Avon, but little did we know, everything that could have gone wrong went wrong once we left town [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Nature, Hiking & walking, Britain and was tagged with walks, nature, Cotswolds, walking

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