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Shopping in Lisbon

Posted on March 10, 2015 by Toothpicker

Window of a wine shop in Lisbon
Shopping in Lisbon is fun because there are many independent shops including vintage and traditional shops that are disappearing fast in London. Unfortunately, I didn't have a lot of time to shop, but I did manage to visit a few 'essential' shopping destinations and stumbled across [...]

This post was posted in Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Graphics & illustrations, Design, Vintage, Lisbon, Portuguese design and was tagged with shopping, Letterpress, illustrations, Shopping guide, vintage shopping, Lisbon, portuguese design

Art bookbenches in London

Posted on August 25, 2014 by Toothpicker

Main: Theodor Seuss Geisel (artwork) Created by Jane Headford; Bottom: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories by Valerie Osment
If you have been out and about in London this summer, then you are bound to have come across one of the bookbenches somewhere in the city. There are 50 different benches [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Graphics & illustrations, Art, Read & write and was tagged with London, books, illustrations, British art, outdoor art installations, Art benches

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 [...]

This post was posted in London, Packaging, British designs, Paper art & craft, Graphics & illustrations, Design festivals & shows, Design and was tagged with London, design show, Packaging, paper craft, graphic design, British design, illustrations

Japanese cultural events in London

Posted on July 17, 2014 by Toothpicker

Being one of the most multicultural and diverse cities in the world, it is easy to find different arts and cultural events in London including many Asian-related ones.
Since June I have attended several Japanese cultural events which offer a glimpse of the past, current and future arts scene in Japan. As someone [...]

This post was posted in London, Talks, Graphics & illustrations, Art, Anything Japanese, Theatre & performance art, Japanese art and was tagged with London, Japanese designs, talks, graphic design, Japanese art, illustrations, theatre

AOI Illustration Awards 2013

Posted on November 4, 2013 by Toothpicker

 Bottom left & right Russell Cobb for Lower Mill Estate: Summer and Autumn
I often feel that illustrations or illustrators are 'undervalued', perhpas due to its ambiguous nature... somewhere between art and graphic design, it is somewhat overlooked by people outside and sometimes even inside the industry. When I used to work in advertising [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Street art & graffiti, Graphics & illustrations and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, graffiti/ street art, illustrations

Vintage Japanese & Chinese bookmarks

Posted on August 12, 2013 by Toothpicker

This month, I would like to 'show-off' some of my vintage stationery collection from both my childhood and travels. Even though I have loved stationery since I was a child, I never thought that I would be selling stationery one day, so life is really full of surprises sometimes!
Recently I found a [...]

This post was posted in Japanese designs, Stationery, Japanese stationery, Chinese design, Graphics & illustrations, Anything Japanese, Design and was tagged with Japanese designs, stationery, graphic design, chinese design, illustrations, vintage bookmarks

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