Designers & artists

Garrison & the moreTrees project

Posted on October 24, 2013 by Toothpicker

A long overdue post on our 'last' product launch before the theme changes this week. Garrison was a brand I was introduced to at the Tokyo Gift Fair back in February.
After being introduced to different company directors who were all very formal and polite, it was quite refreshing to meet the passionate [...]

This post was posted in Japanese design, Business, Eco designs, Eco living & sustainability, Social issues, Anything Japanese, Designers & artists, Design and was tagged with Japanese designs, eco designs, eco living, wood products

Latitude 22N Studio visit

Posted on March 7, 2013 by Toothpicker

Julie and Jesse's Latitude 22N studio in Chai Wan
Since the launch of the e-shop over a year ago, I have had many opportunities to meet with different designers around the globe, though I particularly enjoy getting to know the designers I work with. It is not only about building long-term work relationships [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Travel, Art, Contemporary craft, Hong Kong design, Designers & artists, Design, Chinese art and was tagged with Hong Kong, Chinese art, Hong Kong design, contemporary crafts

East London design show 2012

Posted on December 12, 2012 by Toothpicker

A more prepared stand this year...
I have been so busy preparing for the show that I haven't had time to update the blog until now...
Last December, approximately 6 weeks after the launch, we did the first pop-up shopping event at East London design show. I was sick with flu, missed most of [...]

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

The making of our new "living room"

Posted on November 17, 2012 by Toothpicker

When I first came up with the idea of an e-commerce with changing themes, many people didn't understand the concept initially, and even with the ones who did, some were quite dismissive about it. At the British library, I was told by a marketing expert that I was completely mad. Yes, maybe [...]

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Beef 2012 by Seungho Lee

Posted on November 9, 2012 by Toothpicker

This blog post is long overdue... I told Seungho that I would write about his award-winning MA project after my Helsinki trip, but it has taken me all this time to get round to it!
I have been corresponding with Seungho from About:blank via emails since I started stocking their notebooks. Hence, it [...]

This post was posted in Food & dining, Finnish design, Eco living & sustainability, Social issues, Korean design, Designers & artists, Design, Videos & animations and was tagged with Food & dining, Helsinki, Finnish design, eco living

What a Company!

Posted on September 20, 2012 by Toothpicker

Secrets of Russia at the Kiasma contemporary museum of art
I first saw Aamu/heard of Company at the London design festival two years ago and was really intrigued by her and Johan's work. Last year, their Reddress was exhibited at York hall during the London design festival ( see my first blog entry [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Helsiniki, Finnish design, Designers & artists, Design and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, Helsinki, Finnish design

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 [...]

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