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2014 Year end reflections & 2015 Manifesto

This time before the end of the year is a perfect moment to really review and reflect what had happened in my 2014.  There were a lot of accomplishments , as well as disappointments and failures. All over the year, I had made trips to 8 new cities, which are all wonderful. Some unexpected, remarkable victories are the fact that I got in the MA Textiles at Royal College of Art, London. Although failed for the first scholarship offered by the college, I finally attempted and won the scholarship for South-East Asian students from CIMB Bank, Malaysia. All of these ups and downs undoubtedly made 2014 one of  the greatest year in my life, so far. These are some highlights : JAN : Singapore trip, busy making an application for master degree courses, a new workspace at Greyhound Original. FEB : busy preparing fashion and textiles portfolios for an interview at Royal College of Art in London, finish ‘Animal Farm’ book, favourite movie of the month ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’ MAR : Interview trip in London, …

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Gerhard Richter : Strip, flow, and painted realities

My London diary has a lot to do with going to galleries and museums, contemplating at artworks that some of which I can only appreciate visually. However, one of the most exciting pieces of art showing in London right now is an exhibition of new and recent works by a 82-year-old German painter Gerhard Richter. Consisting of over 40 works, with important bodies of new ‘Strip’, ‘Flow’ and ‘Doppelgrau’ paintings, the show will also include a large glass sculpture and a selection of key earlier pieces.  ‘Flow’ paintings suggest the gestural currents of enamel paint that have been frozen in motion at the moment Richter fixed a pane of glass directly to the surface of a painting in process on the floor – arresting a once fluid image at a precise chosen instance. His technique of pouring and manipulating paint captures a tension between chance versus the decisive gesture of the artist’s hand. And, while the glass face of each work serves to magnify the materiality of the paint, it also removes the element of direct tactility and undermines how …

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Highlights from Renegade Craft Fair : London Holiday Market

Originally from the US, Renegade Craft Fair is an exposition of handmade quality, celebrating DIY makers community – from independent artisans to craft businesses. Their London event was held at the Old Truman Brewery event hall in Brick Lane on Nov 22-23.  I was there on Sunday, without the intention to buy anything but ended up with two packages in my backpack before I even realised. Because you can find everything you need for this gift-giving season, with more than 200 makers selling everything from holiday inspired stationeries and gift wrap, one-of-a-kind jewellery, ceramics, clothing, knits, to illustrated art prints and posters, housewares and much more.   Here I have selected my favourite fifteen makers to be a highlight of the fair. You can check out their online shops or blogs just by clicking the name. THE SILVER SHED typically pretty English artisan jewellery Little Wren Designs very nice scent soy candles, cross-stitch pins and pressed flower magnets = cute !   OH NO RACHIO! hand illustrated range of ceramics, stationery, cards with a strong focus on simplicity, typography …

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This Hipsterville food court : Ropewalk Market

ชื่อของตลาด Ropewalk Market นั้นอาจจะไม่เป็นที่คุ้นหูเท่าไรนักสำหรับคนต่างถิ่นเพราะมันไม่เคยมีอยู่ในไกด์บุ๊ค แต่สำหรับลอนดอนเนอร์ตัวจริงแล้ว Ropewalk market นั้นเป็นเหมือนจุดหมายลับๆประจำสุดสัปดาห์ ตลาดอาหารที่เต็มไปด้วยของอร่อย ในยามที่ East London เริ่มจะซ้ำซาก และก็ไม่อยากไปพบเจอมวลมหาประชานักท่องเที่ยวที่ Borough Market นั่นเอง

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- S t e v e n T a i -

A photoshoot and styling that I did today for Steven Tai studio where I’m interning here  in London. Went for scouting around the studio for a while before I found this basketball court and a field near Hackney Wick (basketball = orange ball ? ). Thanks to the sun today that brought us some daylight. The garments are from their AW14, where  fringe details were so nice and exquisite that you’d love to comb them before getting off home. Did enjoy it today~