Tag Archives: British design

LCC show & New Blood exhibition

Posted on August 5, 2014 by Toothpicker

 London College of Communications' Summer Show
 
This summer has been busier than ever, which means I have not had much time to write... this entry is another review of two summer graduation shows in London: London College of Communications and D & AD New Blood.
My friend, Seonyoung Song who studied Book Arts at the [...]

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RCA show 2014

Posted on July 24, 2014 by Toothpicker

RCA show 2014 at their Kensington campus
 
There are many design graduation exhibitions in June and July but the RCA show is certainly one of the most popular one. The design industry is always looking for new talents, so this show is a good opportunity to meet the design stars of the future [...]

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Clerkenwell design week 2014

Posted on June 24, 2014 by Toothpicker

Top & bottom left: The Familoe building; Top middle: Kenneth Grange's talk; St James's church; Bottom right: Studio Weave's Smith pavilion
 
Over the years, I have witnessed the Clerkenwell design week growing bigger and now it has become one of the important international design events. Aside from the several main venues, showrooms [...]

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Pick me up 2014 exhibition

Posted on June 13, 2014 by Toothpicker

Main: Jessica Das' Cat island; bottom middle: Artomatic; Bottom right: Hey

 
Life has been rather hectic since I got back to London, so there is a backlog of entries... Back in May, I visited the fifth Pick me up 2014 exhibition at the Somerset house, a contemporary graphic arts festival that showcases [...]

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East London Design Show 2013

Posted on December 17, 2013 by Toothpicker

Top left & right: Christ Church and Spitalfields market; Bottom left & right: Another Christmas market and street art outside of the Old Truman Brewery.
 
This year was our third consecutive year to be showing at the East London Design Show, and the venue had changed from Shoreditch town hall to the [...]

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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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London design festival 2013 (final part)

Posted on September 29, 2013 by Toothpicker

Endless stairs at Tate Modern, designed by dRMM Architects, in collaboration with American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC)
 
Like I mentioned previously, there were no major landmark projects at the V & A museum this year, but there is the Endless stair installation at the Tate Modern ( open until 10th October), which is [...]

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London design festival 2013 (V & A)

Posted on September 19, 2013 by Toothpicker

Top left and middle: The Wind Portal by Najia El Zein; Main: Oki Naganode by Julia Lohmann
 
The V & A museum has always been the hub of the annual London design festival, and for 10 days every year, the museum becomes a backdrop for the hottest designers to showcase their talents. After [...]

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Museum of the year: William Morris Gallery

Posted on July 19, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
I have been wanting to visit the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow for a while but never seem to get a chance... Last month, the gallery has been awarded the winner of the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2013, and so I was determined to pay the gallery a [...]

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New designers 2013

Posted on July 12, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main: Part 2 of the New designers 2013 at Islington Design Business Centre; Bottom left: A table for two by Daniel Liss
 
I have visited the New designers shows a few times and it is always a good event to spot new design talents from the U.K. This year, I visited Part two [...]

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