Tag Archives: fashion

Sustainable fashion and textiles - it's not too late to change.

Posted on June 6, 2019 by Toothpicker

Fashioned from Nature exhibition at The V & A museum
It is time to face the truth: the fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. This is not fake news, it is a fact.
Confession 1: I am guilty of polluting the environment, and I have been doing [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Shopping, Shopping guide, Fashion, Films & documentaries, Eco designs, Eco living, Social issues, Design, Pollution & environment, sustainability and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, fashion, eco designs, eco living, Shopping guide, pollution, sustainability

Art & design exhibitions in Portugal (Jan 2015)

Posted on February 11, 2015 by Toothpicker

 Casa Das Historias Paula Rego
Lisbon offers an abundance of world class museums and galleries, and on my previous trip, my friend and I visited some excellent ones like National Museum of Ancient Art, National Tile Museum, Fado Museum and the wonderful Puppet Museum. On this trip though, the seaside resort Cascais turned [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Architecture, Photography, Fashion, Travel, Art, Traditional arts & crafts, Puppetry, Anything Japanese, Design, Portugal, Lisbon, Portuguese art and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, architecture, fashion, photography, puppetry, Portugal, Lisbon, Portuguese art

Eat, drink & shop in Shanghai French Concession

Posted on March 31, 2014 by Toothpicker

The former French Concession in Shanghai is a large and historical where you will find beautiful colonial architecture, Western-style eateries, cafes and bars as well as glossy shopping malls and independent shops selling fashion, gifts, furniture, design and home accessories.
This is not a comprehensive guide, it is only a rough guide to [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Food & dining, Exhibitions, Architecture, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Chinese design, Traditional arts & crafts, Shanghai, Design and was tagged with Coffee, Food & dining, art and design exhibitions, shopping, fashion, traditional crafts, chinese design, Shopping guide, Shanghai

London winter 2013/14 art & design exhibitions

Posted on March 7, 2014 by Toothpicker

Main and bottom left: The new Serpentine Sackler Gallery designed by Zaha Hadid Architects opened in Sept 2013; Bottom right: Paul Klee at Tate Modern
I intended to publish this a while ago, but I have been traveling and it took longer than I expected to complete. It is a recap [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Architecture, Photography, British designs, Fashion, Art, Design and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, architecture, fashion, photography

The joy of (window) shopping in Andalusia

Posted on February 14, 2014 by Toothpicker

The reason why I don't write much about shopping in London is partly because I don't enjoy it these days and do most of my shopping online. I avoid Oxford street and Tottenham Court Road like the plague, and I find shopping in central London extremely uninspiring. Specialists and independent shops are [...]

This post was posted in Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Traditional arts & crafts, Andalusia, Visual merchandising and was tagged with shopping, fashion, traditional crafts, Shopping guide, seville, Andalusia, Cordoba, Granada, visual merchandising

Summer fashion accessories from Asia

Posted on July 16, 2013 by Toothpicker

I rarely write about fashion here because I am not a fashion blogger, nor do I follow the current fashion trends. These days, I would rather buy less but spend on quality items that are well-made, timeless and slightly unusual. As a huge fan of all things Japanese, I am surprised by [...]

This post was posted in Japanese designs, Shopping, Fashion, Anything Japanese, Hong Kong design, Design and was tagged with Japanese designs, shopping, fashion, Hong Kong design

Shopping in Kyoto

Posted on February 20, 2013 by Toothpicker

My last Kyoto blog entry is on shopping...
Since I spent much of the time in the rural area exploring temples and gardens, there was barely time for shopping. The day before I left for Tokyo, I went into the city centre during the late afternoon and spent a few hours exploring the [...]

This post was posted in Japanese designs, Stationery, Shopping, Shopping guide, Fashion, Travel, Japanese stationery, Anything Japanese, Kyoto, Design, Visual merchandising and was tagged with Japanese designs, stationery, shopping, fashion, Kyoto, visual merchandising

TN29 by Tracey Neuls

Posted on January 31, 2013 by Toothpicker

Drop by Tracey Neuls x Tord Boontje
For an ex-shopaholic like me, I am now buying only about 10% of what I used to in a year. I spent years using shopping as a means of stress relief from work, and it was only when I started selling all my unwanted stuff on [...]

This post was posted in London, Shopping, Shopping guide, British designs, Fashion, Design and was tagged with London, shopping, fashion, TN29, British design

Dress for yourself

Posted on January 2, 2013 by Toothpicker

2013 is here and I have a sudden urge to change my personal style...
I consider my character to be quite tomboyish, but being a 'tomboy' is more about an inner attitude rather than the sexual orientation or appearance, and often people get confused by this term. Even when I was young, I [...]

This post was posted in Fashion, Social issues and was tagged with fashion, tango, sexism

Converse x Marimekko

Posted on July 8, 2012 by Toothpicker

I have a soft spot for Converse even though they are not the most comfortable shoes! My fashion 'dilemma' has always been whether to go for something I really like but not at all practical or something that is just functional or practical. I have gone down both routes, these days I [...]

This post was posted in Shopping, Fashion, Finnish design, Design and was tagged with shopping, fashion, Marimekko, Finnish design

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