London Design Festival 2016

Posted on September 23, 2016 by Toothpicker

'Elytra Filament Pavilion' by experimental architect Achim Menges with Moritz Dörstelmann, structural engineer Jan Knippers and climate engineer Thomas Auer.

What is going to happen to the UK in the future? It is hard to tell. As a multicultural mega city, how will London cope with the aftermath of Brexit? And what can [...]

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Christmas markets 2015

Posted on December 29, 2015 by Toothpicker

Three weekends of Christmas market at the Barbican Centre
I admit that I am not a natural salesperson. I have always worked behind the scenes, and selling face to face is a 'skill' that I had to learn when I started this business.
I know that popping up once a year is not [...]

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Design Junction 2015

Posted on October 11, 2015 by Toothpicker

Top row: the art deco features at Victoria House: 2nd & bottom rows: The college
Like 100% Design, this year, Design Junction moved from its previous location (the Former Royal Mail Sorting Office on New Oxford Street) to two enormous and historical venues on Southampton Row - the art deco Victoria [...]

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Tent London 2015

Posted on October 6, 2015 by Toothpicker

Facade of 100% Norway at Tent London
For some reason, the design trade shows that I attended this year at The London design festival appeared to be quieter than usual. At Tent London, the atmosphere was a far cry from the chaos I experienced last year... not sure if it was the time [...]

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100% design 2015

Posted on October 2, 2015 by Toothpicker

100% design's new venue in Olympia; right: Donar
Having visited The London design festival for many years, I somehow feel that the festival is losing its spark/edge. The guide is undoubtedly getting thicker and heavier (not sure if anyone enjoyed carrying this design festival 'bible' around for 10 days), yet the [...]

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Our new retail stockist: Anthropologie

Posted on December 15, 2014 by Toothpicker

 The facade of Anthropologie store on Kings Road
We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Anthropologie, one of America's most popular retailers this autumn/winter. The company is our first major retail outlet, which is a big step forward for us. It is exciting to see Gongjang's eco balance monthly [...]

This post was posted in London, Stationery, Shopping, Shopping guide, Business, Korean stationery, Visual merchandising and was tagged with London, architecture, Korean stationery, business, Gongjang

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 designs, 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 [...]

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A new year, a new direction

Posted on January 6, 2014 by Toothpicker

2014 will be an interesting year for us as we have entered our third year in trading, and I have been told that year three is the make-or-break year for business. We are grateful that despite the unsettling economical period, we have been growing steadily and our Christmas sales have been our [...]

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Hong Kong's Business of Design Week 2013

Posted on November 13, 2013 by Toothpicker

Of all the cities in Asia, I find Hong Kong and Singapore to be the best representations of the term 'East meets West', this is partly due to their historical backgrounds and links to the British. Even though in recent years, the world's focus has turned to Chinese cities like Shanghai and [...]

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