Rock these

I thought these sneakers were pretty cool. Check out new work by Adidas Originals and United Arrows & Sons. Their design for the NMD CS2 was indeed pretty interesting. Something about soft sneakers and that interwoven material makes it so desirable for a weekend shoe. Definitely something I would add into my footwear inventory.

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Back to the future in 40 years

Simple yet concise. There are things about the Japanese culture which makes it so unique and attractive. Be it their music, culture or fashion, everything seems to have that very special flair that could almost transcend reality. Clothes that might look so weird and ideas so radical making its way on to the streets, becoming an everyday affair is proof of the society’s acceptance to constant change. How did youth culture transformed traditional mentality into what it is today? Check out this video by Japanese agency, Hakuhodo, as they create this amazing mash of music video to illustrate the transition of times for Beams in the last 40 years. Amazing work.

Wearing art

Well, Im a fan of good design but i am also a huge fan of hilarious design! Personally, i find the works of Melbourne crochet designer Phil Ferguson to be very intriguing. In fact, it is loud, cool and very attention seeking. Also known as Chili Philly, he created large crochet with inspiration from all kinds of food. We see pizzas, tacos and a lot more. What is interesting from his work is the way he envisions his designs – they were very much not meticulously planned but rather a moment of creativity. I really liked how he brought art to life. Speaking of wearable art, i do think the definition of wearability can be defined individually.


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Library fashion shop

When it comes right down to retail shopping, the very essence of exceptional marketing depends on remarkable services as well as engaging experiences. Themed shopping experiences is one way to leave a strong impression for your clientele. The fact that a lot of designer and luxury boutiques splurge on creative retail displays and pop-up shop marketing campaigns, is a clear sign that this is an opportunity that should not be missed. Sonia Rykiel’s recent opening of their store in Aoyama, Tokyo, epitomises the significance of such classic retail experiences. Their library-themed store packs a really eye catching interior, splash with red and generous shelves of books from the floor right up to the ceiling. And mind you, these are not just wallpaper printed art executions, but real use of props to simulate the theme desired. It all started from Paris where the retail experience centred around the origins of the Left Bank and the concept was later brought globally across the different Rykiel stores. For the A/W 2015 collection, the stores will now feature works from André Saraïva and Daniela Andrier, whom the latter curated an exclusive fragrance for the brand.

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Jerkface

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I love cartoons. My love for cartoon stretches all the way back to my childhood days where I would glue my face to the TV for all my evening programmes without fail. Right now, this love has evolved to a more matured level where I tend to see it as a form of creative expression. Something that doesn’t really pick off here in Singapore is the freedom to create street art. Graffiti is considered vandalism and the artist would be immediately punished. How sucky can it be? Well, check out this awesome artwork on Graham Ave, Brooklyn. The artist, Jerkface gave it a really cool and refreshed artwork. After checking out his web, I must say he does have some really nice artwork. Unlike Singapore, the freedom for artist in the states to create such beautiful street artworks does helped to create a stronger identity and culture. Check out more of his artworks here.

Skateboarding table

Whats unconventional often intrigues me a lot. As much as design is concerned, we want the very best for our clients. Design in itself is a solution that solves a given problem or need. Take this interesting art piece for example. A table skateboard. Pretty neat right? I saw this really interesting table from Yanko Design and thought it was brilliant. Many times we include things in our life that aren’t exactly necessary. But what if we marry two different usage together, forming a harmonious art piece? We get this fantastic design. Lovely.

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Your mood swings

Some might call this a gimmick but I think its a really cool item to have. Known as a Smart Ring, this accessory tracks your mood and feelings. It then converts and displays it, allowing your to further understand your current state of mind and emotions. This is a powerful depiction of your current mood and might just help to get you more aware through adjustments. Started by Finnish company Moodmetric, it intends to read your emotions and transmit the information to your personal smartphone.


What it does is to tap on a biometric sensor that would feel andsense your current feelings and immediately updates your phone through Bluetooth. So you get a better picture of what are your mood graphs in a day. Powerful mechanism to let you understand yourself better and make the necessary adjustments.“It tracks your emotion levels and reactions. It measures the small changes in your skin which come from the autonomous nervous system reactions which can tell you about your emotional state”.

Niina Venho, COO of Moodmetric

Embrace art

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Design and art continues to inspire us in terms of the underlying message it carries. At times we seem to take it completely for granted. Tom Watkins Anders created these alluring visuals for Body Shop. Inspired by Brasil, the artist depict fascinating patterns in the form of circles, brilliantly merging Body Shop’s logo in them. What we see are beautiful illustrations of birds, leaves, humans and other elements forming this intricate design. Kudos to Tom for such quality art work.

Death Star Speaker Set

 

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Hah! Are you a fan of the Star Wars franchise? To all you geeks out there, heres a really cool speaker. Check out this iHome Death Star Bluetooth Speaker. Personally i think its a very interesting set to place at home. Im a true Lego fan and have been collecting Lego Star Wars and of course, the iconic Lego Death Star. But I really did not expect to see the iHome Death Star Speaker, which exceeded my expectations for nice display piece. Here are the specs from thinkgeek. you can check the article out here.

  • Death Star Bluetooth Speaker on acrylic stand
  • Officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise
  • Wirelessly stream music from up to 30 ft. away
  • Compatible with Bluetooth 1.1, 1.2, 2.0, and 2.1+EDR enabled devices
  • Auto-link button for fast, easy Bluetooth setup
  • Also plays audio from devices equipped with 3.5mm headphone jack (cable included)
  • Speaker lights up when in use
  • You can charge the speaker while listening
  • LED charging indicator light
  • Batteries: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (a charge lasts up to 8 hours)
  • Charges via micro USB (cable included)
  • Dimensions: 6″ tall x ~ 4 1/2″ wide x ~ 4 1/2″ deep
  • Weight: 7 lbs.
  • Note: Does not include Concave Dish Composite Beam Superlaser

 

 

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