Monthly Archives: August 2014

Myddelton house garden

Posted on August 29, 2014 by Toothpicker

Back in July when the sun was out almost everyday, I was stuck indoor working in front of the computer until I decided to leave my work behind temporarily and headed outdoor one day. I wanted to visit a garden but not in the city centre, so I started to look [...]

This post was posted in London, Nature, Gardens & parks, British heritage and was tagged with London, nature, gardens

London's immersive theatre trend

Posted on August 26, 2014 by Toothpicker

'The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face' at The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula
I am always grateful that I grew up and live in a part of world where cultural arts are highly valued, respected and accessible to everyone. I would not be the same person if I did not get the opportunities [...]

This post was posted in London, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with London, London festival of architecture, immersive theatre, Shunt, Camden fringe

Art bookbenches in London

Posted on August 25, 2014 by Toothpicker

Main: Theodor Seuss Geisel (artwork) Created by Jane Headford; Bottom: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories by Valerie Osment
If you have been out and about in London this summer, then you are bound to have come across one of the bookbenches somewhere in the city. There are 50 different benches [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Graphics & illustrations, Art, Read & write and was tagged with London, books, illustrations, British art, outdoor art installations, Art benches

Digital Revolution at Barbican Centre

Posted on August 22, 2014 by Toothpicker

There are many excellent summer exhibitions in London this year but if you are looking for one with a wow factor, you need to visit the immersive Digital Revolution at the Barbican. It is nostalgic, futuristic, interactive, fun and entertaining!
If like me, you are able to recognise (or even owned) the games [...]

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

Hampshire's heritage railway line

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Toothpicker

No, I am not a trainspotter! Sadly, I don't have the knowledgeable nor am I geeky enough to be one. However, I have always loved trains, especially the heritage ones and whenever possible, I would choose trains over planes as a mode of transport. I think it is a shame that many [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Architectural conservation, Transport, British heritage, Britain and was tagged with British design, heritage, Architectural conservation, Hampshire, trains

Winchester - England's ancient capital

Posted on August 16, 2014 by Toothpicker

Winchester Cathedral
It is so easy for us Londoners to be absorbed in our lifestyle and become London-centric. We forget that London is not the centre of the world and there is 'life' beyond the city. Sometimes I am shocked to hear that many foreigners who move to London for work have [...]

This post was posted in Food & dining, Architecture, Travel, Gardens & parks, British heritage, Britain and was tagged with Food & dining, architecture, gardens, heritage, Winchester

The habit of diary writing

Posted on August 14, 2014 by Toothpicker

Gongjang's eco Balance diary
A few years ago, I was doing some decluttering at home and I found an old diary written by me at the age of seven. The diary was about a holiday with my family and the 'dilemma' that I was facing then. Of course what bothered me at seven [...]

This post was posted in Stationery, Read & write and was tagged with stationery, Diary writing

New designers 2014 Part.2

Posted on August 11, 2014 by Toothpicker

Bottom left: Kai Venus Designs' The cabinet of curiosity; Bottom right: Best stand award went to Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee
The last design graduation show I attended this year was New Designers 2014 Part 2 at the Islington Business Design Centre. From my past experience [...]

This post was posted in London, Packaging, British design, Graphics & illustrations, Design festivals & shows, Design and was tagged with London, design show, Packaging, graphic design, British design, New designers

Charles Holden goes west

Posted on August 10, 2014 by Toothpicker

Sudbury Town understand station
Last year, I attended an architectural walk organised by London transport museum to explore English architect, Charles Holden's iconic art deco underground stations (click here to read the blog entry) on the north east end of the Piccadilly Line. This year, I attended another walk (which was also [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, British design, Hiking & walking, Architectural conservation, Design, Modernist & Art Deco, Transport, British heritage and was tagged with London, walks, British design, heritage, London transport museum, Charles Holden, art deco architecture

Contemporary Chinese culture at The Floating Cinema

Posted on August 7, 2014 by Toothpicker

It's not an exaggeration to say the 'dilemma' that faces many Londoners is not the lack of entertainment/consumption choices, but the overwhelming of choices available. And when it comes to cultural events, we are just spoiled for choice and it's hard to keep up even if you are subscribed to hundreds of [...]

This post was posted in London, Photography, Talks, Films & documentaries, Art, Transport, Videos & animations, Chinese art and was tagged with London, photography, talks, documentaries, Chinese art, Hong Kong design, The Floating Cinema, animations

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