Monthly Archives: July 2015

Street art in Glasgow

Posted on July 30, 2015 by Toothpicker

Mitchell Street's Taxi Balloons by Rogue-one

 
Before visiting Glasgow for the first time, I had a somewhat gloomy and rundown image of the city in my head, yet this preconceived idea was shattered when I arrived at the bustling city on a sunny day.
I was lucky with the weather, so I was able [...]

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


Scotland by rail

Posted on July 28, 2015 by Toothpicker

Scenery from somewhere north of England
 
I am one of those people who would get excited sitting in the front row on the top deck of a double decker bus. And often I would end up sitting next to kids under 10 years of age who are equally excited, though I don't express [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Nature, Transport, Glasgow and was tagged with nature, Scotland, trains, Glasgow


Hyper Japan summer 2015

Posted on July 25, 2015 by Toothpicker

Dempagumi.inc.
 
Although I have heard a lot about the biannual Hyper Japan festival, a celebration of the Japanese culture, music, food and entertainment, I have never visited this event before. This year, after spending one year learning Japanese, I made friends with a group of people who are interested in the Japanese culture [...]

This post was posted in London, Music & Sound, Anything Japanese, Videos & animations and was tagged with London, music, Hyper Japan, J-pop


RCA show 2015

Posted on July 20, 2015 by Toothpicker

 
Due to traveling and busy schedule, I almost missed the RCA show this year. Luckily, I managed to visit the Kensington campus on the last day of the show, and here are the highlights:
 

Top: Textiles gallery; 2nd left & middle: Textiles design by Alicia Nader; 3rd & bottom left: 'Unflats' by [...]

This post was posted in London, British designs, Design festivals & shows, Design and was tagged with London, British design, RCA show


New Designers 2015 (Part 2)

Posted on July 16, 2015 by Toothpicker

 
A delayed entry on the New Designers 2015, the annual design graduation show that took place on 6th-9th July at the Islington Business centre. As usual, it was a fantastic opportunity to spot new talents and meet them in person. Here are just some of the highlights from the Part 2 of [...]

This post was posted in London, British designs, Eco designs, Graphics & illustrations, Design festivals & shows, Contemporary craft, Design and was tagged with London, British design, contemporary crafts, New designers, illustrations


LSE's Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

Posted on July 10, 2015 by Toothpicker

 
A few months ago, I walked past a non-orthogonal shaped brick building in Holborn that caught my attention. Later, I learnt that this striking Riba Stirling Prize-nominated building is London School of Economics' Saw Swee Hock student centre designed by Irish architectural practice O'Donnell + Tuomey (Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey) [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, Talks, Design, Contemporary, Irish design and was tagged with London, talks, London festival of architecture, contemporary architecture, Irish design


King's Cross Pond Club & the New Horizon pavilions

Posted on July 5, 2015 by Toothpicker

The pond club is the new art installation at King's Cross ongoing redevelopment
 
Last month, I attended a tour of theĀ Of Soil and Water: King's Cross Pond Club organised by property developmer Argent ( responsible for the regeneration of King's Cross) as part of the London festival of architecture. If you are [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, British designs, Eco living & sustainability, Art, Design, Contemporary, Irish design and was tagged with London, architecture, eco designs, British design, Kings Cross, London festival of architecture, outdoor art installations, Irish design


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