Tag Archives: talks

Chinese design now

Posted on November 30, 2012 by Toothpicker

King - Chair No.53 by Shao Fan at Chinese design today, Themes & Variations

 
Chinese art and design seem to be the talk of town in London lately... not only there is the contemporary art exhibition at Hayward Gallery, there is also a major selling exhibition of contemporary Chinese design at Themes [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Talks, Chinese design, Design and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, talks, Chinese art


A mindful evening with Thich Nhat Hanh

Posted on March 25, 2012 by Toothpicker

Thich Nhat Hanh's calligraphy exhibition in Hong Kong, 2010
 
There are not that many living leaders I truly respect; politically, it's Aung San Suu Kyi while spiritually, it's Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh. Both of them are Buddhists from Southeast Asia who have experienced turmoil in their own countries, but both have [...]

This post was posted in London, Talks, Buddhism & meditation and was tagged with London, meditation, talks, Buddhism, Thich Nhat Hanh


'The price of sex' by Mimi Chakarova

Posted on March 25, 2012 by Toothpicker

I hope that my blog title will not attract the wrong crowd thinking that this is a porn site! It's actually about a documentary that I saw at the Human Rights Watch film festival currently showing in London.
Before launching the website, I found the whole idea of social media quite daunting. Little [...]

This post was posted in Talks, Films & documentaries, Social issues and was tagged with talks, documentaries, ICA


2 verdicts on 2 business events in 2 days

Posted on March 22, 2012 by Toothpicker

For a change, this entry is businessy and contains no photo... it is my afterthoughts of the two business events that I attended earlier this week.
I used to attend many business events before launching the business, but only less than a handful since. Experiences taught me that not all events are relevant [...]

This post was posted in London, Business, Talks and was tagged with London, talks


MUJI & Naoto Fukasawa

Posted on March 10, 2012 by Toothpicker

As soon as I heard that Naoto Fukasawa (Japanese product designer and advisor for MUJI) will be in town to give a talk at the Design Museum, I booked the ticket immediately knowing that it will be sold-out event (and I was right). I have always liked his minimalist designs i.e. his [...]

This post was posted in London, Japanese designs, Exhibitions, Shopping, Shopping guide, Talks, Eco designs, Anything Japanese, Design and was tagged with London, Japanese designs, Japanese designers, art and design exhibitions, talks, Muji


Pilgrimage at Wellcome Collection

Posted on February 16, 2012 by Toothpicker

Is religion the topic of the moment? I would say 'yes' judging by the talks and events happening in London in recent months. I have always enjoyed the exhibitions and events organised by the Wellcome Collection but as it becomes more popular, it is also harder to book onto their free events.
I [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Talks and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, talks, wellcome collection


War of the atheists

Posted on February 6, 2012 by Toothpicker

I am a bit reluctant to talk about religion on this blog as it is a sensitive subject (along with politics), but I cannot bear the ongoing religious debate anymore. I think it is a propaganda started by Richard Dawkins to divide our society into two groups: believers (in his eyes: ignorants) [...]

This post was posted in Talks and was tagged with talks, Alain de Botton


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