It's that time of the year again. :) School holiday has started, we will be leaving on Wednesday for 3 weeks.

Luckily, Jo Scholar told me about the Design Show Liverpool, the upcoming show where she'll be exhibiting at. So there are plenty(!) of designer links and product pictures, from the show's website, for your browsing needs while I'm away. ;-)

There's a 2-for-1 ticket offer, just enter code 'EXH241' when you buy tickets online at Jo will be here, and click here to see the rest of the exhibitors. You'll like them, really. Go on and browse, or visit the show.

Take care, and have a great summer!

Couture: Girls and Boy by Marcel Wanders

A friend of mine drop this on my FB wall this morning. Couture: Girls & Boy is the new collection of luxurious wall prints created by Marcel Wanders for Graham & Brown. Click here to see Suzanne, Alice, Grace, Kelly, Audrey, Isabella, Stella and Henry, the names of the Couture: Girls & Boy wallpaper collection. *hmmm.... this Henry must be quite a popular boy then. ;-)*

Thanks, ciska!

Tropicalia by Patricia Urquiola

A recent check on Moroso's site had fed my latest obsession of colorful lineworks. So I just had to post it here. :) *nice web design, too, heh?*

Tropicalia collection, designed by Patricia Urquiola, offers three different materials (polymer, polyester HT, leather) and colors used. One can be playful with thermoplastic polymer threads, or sophisticated with leather, or simple with HT polyester double plaited cords. The colored Tropicalia is made using three threads, combining different colors and creating color mixes. And yes, this piece above is it.


Have you checked out DESIGNSPOTTER's new look? It's now online with the beta version. Here's one cool new feature, for designers who'd like to be published on DESIGNSPOTTER, you could easily build your profile page and upload your product images yourself. Brilliant, isn't it? :) Read more about it here.

Congratulations to Markus and his team!

Colorful Lineworks

As promised, here are some masterpieces that had me head over heels for the past few weeks. I'm amazed on how simplicity could generate such powerful artwork. Lines, lines, and more lines in various colors, creating various shapes, movements, and emotions. They are just so captivating. so memorable. so addictive. It's my latest obsession. All thanks to the Jim Lambie's installation I saw weeks ago. :)

From left to right:
(top) Yoon Lee, Frank Stella
(middle) Eric Sall, Frank Stella
(bottom) Atsuko Tanaka, Rudi Mantofani

Enjoy your long weekend!

Dwell on Design, June 5 -8, 2008

You must've heard it around the blogland, dwell is having the 3rd Annual Dwell on Design on June 5-8, 2008 in Los Angeles. It includes Conference (June 5-6) , Exhibition (June 6-7), and Home Tours (June 7-8).

Here are the highlights of the events:

Conference: June 5-6
More than 50 incredibly talented and diverse speakers ranging from legislators to practitioners to activists, discussing everything form urban gardening to a mandated LEED program for LA.

Exhibition: June 6-7
More than 200 exhibitors and an entire neighborhood of full-scale, pre-fab, sustainable structures completely landscaped and furnished by Dwell.

Home Tours: June 7-8
Saturday covers single-family dwellings on the Westside, and Sunday covers urban dwellings downtown.

Party at the Los Angeles MoCA: June 6
Dwell Live Design Challenge: 6-9 PM
  • Designers will challenge each other using Wacom Cintiq tablets, competing in heats with their imagery projected on the museum walls.

  • Live DJs and Indie Music Performances


Party at FORDBRADY Gallery

LA Design Gallery Tour: June 7

And here are the goooodies for you!!: *we all love goodies, don't we? :)*
  • Coupon code for Discounted Exhibition Ticket (20% Off): ADODED
  • Coupon code for Discounted Conference Ticket ($50 Off): GRP22SP
  • FREE 1 Month Digital Issue of Dwell Magazine: LINK

Interested to join the fun? Save the dates, book a flight, click here for registration, and have a blast! :)

Thanks, Cory!

Faceless at Pombamarela

I received an email from Ana of Pombamarela earlier this month, informing me about the Uterus cancer alert campaign in Portugal called “Passa a palavra” (translation ”Spread the word”). The intention of the campaign is to alert women/families about a new vaccine for adolescents that helps to prevent this terrible disease. And Ana would like to be part of this campaign by donating half of her etsy sales during the month of May to this “Passa a palavra” project.

Ana is a multi-talented person, a crafter, an artist, and a photographer. She loves doing projects with different kind of materials and always pushes herself to achieve a better artistic level. Amongst her creations, I have to say her "Faceless" photograph series are the ones that really grabbed my attention. Above is my top pick. I can really sense Ana's strong confidence in her photography works, and it's obviously shown on the piece above. "Faceless" is definitely not an easy subject for a commercial photograph, but the fact that Ana chose this subject is surely admirable.

Click here to support Ana. Spread the word!

Thanks, Ana!

Paper Plates at Working Class Studio

I first learnt about Working Class Studio over at d*s a long while back, but I've never talked about it here yet. For those who are not familiar with Working Class Studio, below is a short introduction, provided by Jessica of Working Class Studio.

Working Class Studio is a product development venture of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) that cultivates and promotes the work of talented SCAD artists. Each academic quarter, students are selected as interns to form an interdisciplinary design team which designs products to be sold in the marketplace. The studio also regularly collaborates with faculty and alumni to produce lifestyle and home interior goods. An innovative concept for an educational institution, Working Class Studio married function with art to deliver a well-curated, ever-expanding mix of original stationery and home décor lines sold in retail stores across the United States and internationally.

Paper plate and napkin collection is the latest addition to Working Class Studio's innovative home décor and stationery lines. One collection is a wildly vibrant explosion of color, while the other offers a chicly minimalistic motif. My choice? of course..., the wild one. ;-) Click here to find out where you can get them. Plus, they are open for wholesale purchase, too. They will be at these tradeshows if you're interested. :)

Thanks, Jessica!

hello, dear...

Sorry for neglecting this blog for waaaaaaaay too long. :) I went for a one-week short course and then got myself obsessed with contemporary arts. All of a sudden, my spare time in the blogland was completely taken up by art discussions and enquiries with gallery managers, artists, and a contemporary-artoholic friend of mine. I might not be able to share everything here, but perhaps, I could show some artworks that had me head over heels, one of these days.

Meanwhile, let me sort my emails first, there are few that really deserve a shoutout here.

To all mommies out-there, wishing you a Happy Mother's Day, May 11!


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