Tag Archives: shopping

Yanesen: step back in time

Posted on February 24, 2013 by Toothpicker

Top left: Scai the bathhouse; top right: a temples in Yanaka; main: the nostalgic Yanaka
 
There are so many cool and interesting neighbourhoods in Tokyo, but my favourite is the area known as Yanesen ( including three neighbourhoods: Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi). In a metropolis where everything changes faster than the blink of [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Tokyo, Photography, Stationery, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Japanese stationery, Anything Japanese, Street life, Japan and was tagged with Coffee, Tokyo, stationery, shopping, Japan, street life


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 design, Stationery, Shopping, Shopping guide, Fashion, Travel, Japanese stationery, Anything Japanese, Kyoto, Design, Visual merchandising, Japan and was tagged with Japanese designs, stationery, shopping, fashion, Kyoto, Japan, 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 design, Fashion, Design and was tagged with London, shopping, fashion, TN29, British design


Erratum: beyond utility

Posted on December 18, 2012 by Toothpicker

Witty 'glamour and sophistication' at the gallery
 
How would you interpret the term 'dysfunctional luxuries'? At Paradise Row, a gallery behind Oxford Street, an exhibition/ pop-up boutique, Erratum: beyond utility examines what luxury means in the consumption-driven society we live in today.
 

 
London-based artist, Jeremy Hutchison ( with background in advertising) invited factories across [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Shopping, Art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, shopping


Kiosk & shops in NYC

Posted on October 22, 2012 by Toothpicker

Quite a few years ago, I discovered the independent concept store, Kiosk, located in Tribeca, NYC. I love the concept of showcasing and selling a range of products sourced during their travels from all over the world in a rotating exhibition format. The sourced products are mostly everyday objects that reflect the [...]

This post was posted in Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, New York, Visual merchandising and was tagged with shopping, New York, Shopping guide, visual merchandising


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


Popup design shop

Posted on June 26, 2012 by Toothpicker

I can't say that I have been very aggressive ( it's not so natural for me) in promoting the e-shop since the launch about 8 months ago. I am still learning, trying things out and finding my feet in the competitive world of e-tailing.
Since the East London design show in Dec, I [...]

This post was posted in London, Shopping, Shopping guide, British design, Design, Pop ups and was tagged with London, shopping, pop up shop


Souvenir from Thailand

Posted on June 10, 2012 by Toothpicker

Delicious, functional or junk? It's time to review the items I bought from Thailand, starting from the edibles:
Lemongrass tea - I love lemongrass tea, not only does it smell good, it also tastes very refreshing. It is natural and full of antioxidants: it is detoxifying, good for digestion and can lower high [...]

This post was posted in Stationery, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Thai designs, Design and was tagged with stationery, shopping, greeting cards, Bangkok, Thai design


Shopping in Chiang Mai

Posted on May 16, 2012 by Toothpicker

Chiang Mai has many interesting arts and crafts shops; on Charoenrat Road, there is Colour Factory, a shop that sells painted art elephants from the Elephant Parade, an organization thatĀ supports Asian elephant conservation. Over the last few years, their open air art exhibitions which took place in different cities ( including London [...]

This post was posted in Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Chiang Mai, Thai designs, Design, Thailand and was tagged with shopping, Chiang Mai, Thai design, Thailand


Goodbye +J!

Posted on February 7, 2012 by Toothpicker

Finally, the successful collaboration between Jil Sander and Uniqlo has come to an end. Who could have guessed that Uniqlo would be the retailer to launch Jil Sander's comeback? From what I recall, this is probably one of the most successful fashion designer + retailer collaborations in recent years besides the H [...]

This post was posted in Shopping, Fashion, Anything Japanese and was tagged with shopping, fashion, Uniqlo


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