Monthly Archives: April 2014

Singapore design week 2014

Posted on April 23, 2014 by Toothpicker

National design centre, the hub of Singapore design week 2014
The official hub of the Singapore design week took place at The National design Centre. This was where several design exhibitions took place like the President's Design Award 2013 Exhibition, Furniture Design Award (FDA) 2014, Singapore Good Design Mark (SG Mark) [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Design festivals & shows, Singapore, Singapore design, Design and was tagged with Singapore, Singapore design, Singapore design week 2014

International furniture fair Singapore 2014

Posted on April 20, 2014 by Toothpicker

I was not aware of the International furniture fair Singapore (part of the Singapore design week) until I arrived in Singapore, and so I did not register beforehand. I visited the show on its opening day and a few hours before my flight with my suitcase (since the exhibition centre is situated [...]

This post was posted in Japanese design, Travel, Business, Trade fairs, Anything Japanese, Korean design, Singapore, Singapore design, Design and was tagged with Japanese designs, furniture, Trade fair, Singapore, Singapore design

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 [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Business, Talks, Trade fairs, Taiwanese design, Hong Kong design, Singapore, Singapore design, Thai designs, Design and was tagged with talks, Trade fair, Hong Kong design, Thai design, Taiwanese design, Maison et objet Asia, Singapore, Singapore design, Filipino design

Architectural wonders of old Shanghai

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Toothpicker

My last entry on Shanghai continues with the theme of architecture and the fascinating stories and people behind them...

The former residence of Liu Jisheng designed by László Hudec
Out of all the amazing buildings that I visited during my trip in Shanghai, my favourite was the Shanghai Writers Association/The former residence of Liu Jisheng in [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Shanghai, Architectural conservation, Colonial architecture and was tagged with Colonial architecture, Shanghai, Architectural conservation

Shanghai's Art deco architecture

Posted on April 10, 2014 by Toothpicker

Cathay Theatre/cinema (1932)

Even though highrises have been built over the past two decades in this mega city, Shanghai is still full of fascinating historical architecture notably art deco ones. The Bund is probably the best place to appreciate its glorious past... when I visited Shanghai 12 years ago, I asked my friend [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Shanghai, Modernist & Art Deco and was tagged with Colonial architecture, Shanghai, art deco architecture

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