Tag Archives: London

Open House London 2014

Posted on October 26, 2014 by Toothpicker

A 'belate' entry on the Open House event last month...
I didn't have time to do much research before Open House weekend this year, and so I missed most of the pre-booked tours. And due to the London design festival (not sure why are these events all crammed within the same week), I [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, Modernist & Art Deco, Contemporary and was tagged with London, open house, contemporary architecture, modernist architecture


Sahara soul at the Barbican

Posted on October 24, 2014 by Toothpicker

I have always had a fascination with the Sahara. I think what appeals to me is its mystery, beauty, danger, scale, harshness, unpredictability and 'nothingness'. In my early 20s, I read Paul Bowles' novels, listened to his music and embarked on an adventure with a companion to the Sahara via Morocco. It [...]

This post was posted in London, Music & Sound, Social issues and was tagged with London, music, Barbican


London's summer exhibitions highlights

Posted on October 22, 2014 by Toothpicker

Gilbert & George: Scapegoating pictures for London at White Cube Bermondsey
 
There were many excellent exhibitions that I visited in London this summer, and here are 10 of my favourites ( in no particular order):
1. Matisse: The Cut Outs at Tate Modern
2. Malevich: Revolution of Russian Art at Tate Modern
3. British [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Photography, Street art & graffiti, Art, Design and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, photography


Sonic city: The art of sound

Posted on October 18, 2014 by Toothpicker

Recently I have been contemplating sounds and silence a lot.
My relationship with the sounds and silence changed when I started practising meditation; and as a consequence, my senses have been heightened significantly. Yet I had to go through a transitional period initially because I was overwhelmed by my increased sensory sensitivity. I [...]

This post was posted in London, Music & Sound, Art, Videos & animations, Sound art and was tagged with London, sound art, sonic city, John Cage


SIRO-A in London

Posted on October 14, 2014 by Toothpicker

 
I remember seeing the promotional poster for the Japanese multimedia theatrical performance group SIRO-A in London last year, and it triggered my interest to see the show. But as always, with so much happening in this city, it is easy to miss events even if you made a mental note of it.
Thankfully, and [...]

This post was posted in London, Anything Japanese, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with London, theatre, SIRO-A


Serpentine gallery pavilion 2014

Posted on October 12, 2014 by Toothpicker

The Serpentine Pavilion 2014 by Smiljan Radić
 
I have a backlog of blog entries and this is one of them as I want to publish it before the pavilion gets dismantled after next week ( and apology for the rather dark photographs).
 
It took me a while to visit the new Serpentine gallery pavilion [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, Design, Contemporary and was tagged with London, serpentine pavilion, contemporary architecture


Design shopping at London design festival

Posted on October 12, 2014 by Toothpicker

My last entry on the London design festival is related to shopping... As someone who is involved in the retail business, shamefully, I don't think I am out and about enough, and so the design festival was gave me an opportunity to see what is happening in the design retail world.
 

The Saturday [...]

This post was posted in London, Shopping, Shopping guide, Graphics & illustrations, Design festivals & shows, Design, Visual merchandising, Pop ups and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, shopping, pop up shop, Shopping guide, visual merchandising, London Design Festival


DesignrsBlock & Design Junction 2014

Posted on October 9, 2014 by Toothpicker

Top left: DesignersBlock in Clerkenwell; 2nd row middle: Plumen's tree installation; 2nd row right: Dome by The Dub Module; Bottom: Beth Lewis-Williams
 
To be honest, I didn't think DesignersBlock's previous venue (South bank) was a suitable one because the show was too scattered and it just didn't gel together as a whole [...]

This post was posted in London, Paper art & craft, Design festivals & shows, Contemporary craft, Design, Videos & animations and was tagged with London, origami, contemporary crafts, design junction, designersblock, London Design Festival


London design festival 14: V & A Museum

Posted on September 24, 2014 by Toothpicker

Top & bottom left: Crest by Zaha Hadid Architects; Bottom right: Carousal wall by David David and Johnson Tiles
 
Another year, another design festival... unlike the previous years, I didn't have the time to do much planning beforehand, so I missed many talks especially at the V & A because they were [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Films & documentaries, Art, Design festivals & shows, Contemporary craft, Design and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, short films, contemporary crafts, London Design Festival


Myth - Deloitte Ignite 14

Posted on September 21, 2014 by Toothpicker

Deloitte Ignite 14 at the Royal Opera House
 
I have attended the Royal Opera House's annual contemporary arts festival Deloitte Ignite for a few years now, and I think it's a highly successful event that reflects the company's ability to constantly evolve itself.
This year, the co-curator is Minn Moore Ede from the National [...]

This post was posted in London, Dance, Music & Sound, Art and was tagged with London, dance, Royal opera house, Deloitte Ignite, Balletboyz


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