Tag Archives: architecture

Open House weekend 2013

Posted on October 2, 2013 by Toothpicker

The magnificent ceiling painted by Sir Peter Paul Rubens in the hall in 1636 at the Banqueting House
 
As an architecture lover ( I wanted to be an architect when I was a kid, because Lego was my obsession at the time), the Open House weekend has always been one of my [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, Modernist & Art Deco, British heritage and was tagged with London, architecture, open house, heritage, art deco architecture


Caledonian Road & The Cally festival

Posted on September 16, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
 
When the weather was still fine last Sunday ( sadly it's no longer the case), I joined a free walking tour provided by the Footprints of London as part of the Clerkenwell and Islington Summer Free Walks Festival. I had previously joined their lunchtime walking tour in Clerkenwell, and so decided to sign [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, Photography, Hiking & walking, Street life and was tagged with London, architecture, walks, Caledonian road, street life


Summer colours in London

Posted on August 9, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
The month-long heat wave in London finally came to an end, apparently we will be experiencing more typical British summer weather ( which means cooler temperature with a mix of rain, clouds and sun) in the next few weeks.
During the heat wave, I took the opportunity to take some photos of [...]

This post was posted in London, Gardens & parks and was tagged with London, architecture, gardens


Dalston House by Leandro Erlich

Posted on July 14, 2013 by Toothpicker

I missed Barbican's Rain room installation earlier in the year because there were always long queues outside ( 12 hours was the record!) and I lack the patience for queuing... Luckily, the new outdoor installation supported by Barbican is most accessible, and it is perfect for this hot July!
Dalston House is an [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, Music & Sound, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, architecture, music, Dalston house, performance art


Charles Holden's iconic underground stations

Posted on July 8, 2013 by Toothpicker

Arnos Grove station designed in 1929 and opened in 1932
 
Most Londoners have a love/ hate relationship with the Tube/ underground. While it can be efficient and convenient on some good days, it can also be crowded, hot, disruptive with long delays on many bad days and most of us seem to experience [...]

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


Clerkenwell Design Week 2013

Posted on June 6, 2013 by Toothpicker

 Top left: Map of Clerkenwell; top right: The Farmiloe building; Main: Ewan Gallimore for Jaguar; Bottom right: Nicholas Alexander & Alexander Mulligan's The Herd installation at J+A cafe
 
The last trade/ design event of the season was Clerkenwell design week. I have been attending this for the last few years and it seems [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, British designs, Design festivals & shows, Design and was tagged with London, architecture, British design, Clerkenwell design week


Hong Kong's neighbourhood: Mid-Levels

Posted on May 26, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main: Government House on Government Hill; bottom left: Hong Kong Botanical garden; bottom right: View from Government Hill

 
Hong Kong's Mid-Levels has always been a prestigious residential area and only the English were allowed to live in the area back in the early colonial period! It was relatively quiet and 'unspoilt' until the [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining, Architecture, Travel and was tagged with Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining, architecture


Taipei's bid for 2016 World Design Capital

Posted on April 9, 2013 by Toothpicker

The Red House in Xiemen

 
The reason why I want to emphasise Taipei's bid to become the next World Design Capital ( after Cape Town in 2014) is because their effort can be seen and felt while I was in Taipei. They even dedicated a website for this, so they are quite determined [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Taiwanese design, Taipei, Design and was tagged with architecture, Taiwanese design, Taipei


Kaohsiung: a new creative hub in Asia

Posted on April 1, 2013 by Toothpicker

The new and cool Dùa hotel, designed by Koan Design
 
I have been to Taipei many times over the years but I never been to Kaohsiung before, so I was quite looking forward to visiting this city. Being the second largest city in Taiwan, this city has been transformed quite dramatically in recent [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Architecture, Travel, Art, Taiwanese design, Kaohsiung, Design and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, architecture, Kaohsiung, Taiwanese design


JCCAC handicraft market & studio visit

Posted on March 24, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
Last weekend, I found out about a handicraft fair at the multi-disciplinary art centre, JCCAC ( Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre) in Shek Kip Mei and decided to pay a visit. I came here with a friend when it first opened in 2008 and it was almost empty with very few working studios [...]

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


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