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Souvenir from Hong Kong (stationery)

Posted on December 20, 2011 by Toothpicker

Although I didn't buy very much in Hong Kong, I did make a few interesting purchases...
Greeting card
I think the illustration of this greeting card shows the Hong Kong that I am familiar with: chaotic, colourful, cramped but full of character. Sadly, in recent years the city's unique buildings and street scenes are [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Stationery, Shopping, Travel, Hong Kong design, Design and was tagged with stationery, shopping, Hong Kong design


Souvenir from Tokyo (part 2: stationery)

Posted on December 18, 2011 by Toothpicker

In the past, I couldn't resist shopping endlessly whenever I went to Tokyo; nowadays, I shop a lot less but I still can't resist the wonderful Japanese stationery. My favourite stationery shop in the world is Ito-ya in Ginza, where my friend and I could spend more than 3 hours wandering up [...]

This post was posted in Japanese design, Tokyo, Stationery, Shopping, Travel, Japanese stationery, Graphics & illustrations, Anything Japanese, Design, Japan and was tagged with Tokyo, Japanese designs, stationery, shopping, Japan


Souvenir from Tokyo (part 1)

Posted on December 17, 2011 by Toothpicker

Again, I was supposed to write about this right after I got back from Asia... it has taken me a while to sort out the photos but I really want to share the goodies I brought back from Tokyo because they are so weird and wonderful!
 
Pianissimo ViV Menthol cigarettes
I am no [...]

This post was posted in Japanese design, Tokyo, Shopping, Travel, Graphics & illustrations, Anything Japanese, Design, Japan and was tagged with Tokyo, Japanese designs, shopping, Packaging, Japan


East London design show 2011

Posted on December 15, 2011 by Toothpicker

I was meant to write about the East London design show right after it ended but I caught a bad flu which disrupted all my work schedules. I almost thought I had to pull out of the show because I was so poorly! I missed half of Friday but luckily, other designers [...]

This post was posted in London, Shopping, British design, Design, Pop ups and was tagged with London, East London design show, Christmas shopping, pop up shop


Exhibitions in Tokyo & Hong Kong (Nov 2011)

Posted on December 14, 2011 by Toothpicker

While I was in Tokyo, I went to a few exhibitions including: Irving Penn and Issey Miyake's Visual Dialogue at 21_21 Design Sight in Midtown, Metabolism: the city of the future at Mori Art Museum in Roppongi Hills and Japan's long selling products at Printing Museum in Koishikawa.
Irving Penn and Issey Miyake's [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Japanese design, Tokyo, Exhibitions, Architecture, Photography, Travel, Graphics & illustrations, Art, Design, Japanese art, Chinese art, Japan and was tagged with Hong Kong, Tokyo, art and design exhibitions, Japan


Yuruliku's Tokyo studio visit

Posted on November 23, 2011 by Toothpicker

While I was in Tokyo, I was glad to be invited to our Tokyo designer, Yuruliku's studio in Ochanomizu, an area which I have never visited before. There are many university campuses and musical instruments stores here (which I later discovered when my friend and I got very lost).
Foolishly, I left the [...]

This post was posted in Japanese design, Tokyo, Stationery, Travel, Japanese stationery, Anything Japanese, Designers & artists, Design, Japan and was tagged with Tokyo, Japanese designs, Japanese designers, stationery, Japan, Yuruliku, Japanese stationery


Good design award exhibition 2011

Posted on November 22, 2011 by Toothpicker

In Tokyo Midtown, I visited the Good design award exhibition 2011 exhibited this year's award-winning Japanese designs. My favourite was DoCoMo's ad for their Touchwood mobile phone, Xylophone of the Forest (click on the link to watch the amazing film). The campaign was cancelled because it launched on the day the tsunami [...]

This post was posted in Japanese design, Tokyo, Travel, Design festivals & shows, Anything Japanese, Design, Japan and was tagged with Tokyo, Japanese designs, art and design exhibitions, Japan, Tokyo design week


Tokyo designers week/ Designtide 2011

Posted on November 20, 2011 by Toothpicker

I didn't really expect to encounter obstacles when I planned my trip to Asia, but I guess life is full of unexpected surprises... First, I had to cancel my Bangkok trip 2 hours before my flight departure due to the floods; then I was warned about the high radiation scare in Tokyo [...]

This post was posted in Japanese design, Tokyo, Travel, Design festivals & shows, Anything Japanese, Design, Japan and was tagged with Tokyo, Japanese designs, Japan, Tokyo design week


London design festival 2011

Posted on September 27, 2011 by Toothpicker

Another year, another design festival... I have attended this for several years now and it's interesting to see how it has evolved. Usually, the media only focuses on the London fashion week (which happens around the same time), but there seems to be a bit more coverage on the design festival this [...]

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