Miniature Tokyo

Ryogokin Bridge, Tokyo, 1708.

{Photo by worldwideprojects}

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"Replicant Intimacy"

I can write a poem simply by studying this picture. Love the out-of-focus neon lights which filled the streets.

{Photo by NyYankee}

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Chris Glass

Chris Glass's pictures really make me smile. I admire how he could turn ordinary things (which I normally can't) into stunning photographs as above. Some comments I've gathered from his friends are just as adorable. It says, "Chris's work indicate about 25% of his kindness and heart". I guess they do show in his photographs.

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Choco Pick of The Week: {Jon Klassen}


This week's CPOTW is Jon Klassen, known for his collection of artwork posted on his site, 'Burst of Beaden'. Jon Klassen is also well known for his collaborated video 'An eye for Annai'- a witty, warm and humourous adventure of a one-eyed creature in search for its other eye. I love Klassen's work because they simply make me warm inside and out with those adorable typography and illustrations.

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Better stop disappearing

I better stop disappearing without giving any warning. People have started giving up on me. Well whatever it is, I've kept these Alice Burdeu pics since the last two weeks. Been meaning to post them up but never had the chance to. Now, I never knew who Alice Burdeu is until she modeled for Alexander McQueen's Elizabethan collection. Then I figured that she was season 1's winner of Australia's Next Top Model. What I have here are some of my favourite pieces she's modeled in. Seeing those clothes clinging to her just makes me even the more envious. Wish I had that bod of hers to begin with. Those clothes just look fab on her.

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Shokupankun!

Was going through rilakkumaworld's photostream the other day and my eyes caught this picture of a blushing little bread just about to jump out of a postbox. And the caption says "Shokupankun decided to join the family today. He had a long trip, but he said it was well worth it!". Would love to get a Shokupankun too for my own personal collection!

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Let's Climb the Sky

A witty photograph from crosslens.

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Smiling Chucks

Those smiling chucks really freaked me out a little bit...

{Photo by leahjoy}

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Choco Pick of the Week: {Ming Wang}




Since the Olympics is coming up in just a few months, I decided that I should post something up on the man behind the image, identity and design for the Beijing Olympic games-- Ming Wang. Wang was appointed as the Design Director for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in 2006. Together with his students at China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), they have developed an exquisite and comprehensive design system for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Their work includes the athletic pictographic symbols, the Beijing Games emblem and their applications. All of these efforts address design planning through the development of extensive design standards manuals for the Beijing 2008 Olympics, and reaffirm the Olympic spirit and significance of this international multi-sporting event. It tends to follow the tradition of Olympic pictogram designs developed by art director Masaru Katzumie, who invented the first system of pictograms for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and who was concerned with the social importance of graphic design and the focus on an internationally standardised signage system.

(via idn and Icograda)

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Messenger/Receiver House

Colm Keller, Chris Knox, and Bastian Bischoff; three MA design students at HDK – the School of Design and Crafts at Göteborg University, Sweden came up with a project where they designed, built and distributed the blue 'houses' (above) throughout Gothenburg, each one with statements about homelessness and encouraging people to respond by writing on the houses themselves.

(via It's Nice That)

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Monica Canilao

Truly wonderful illustration from Monica Canilao that kept me fascinated all day.

(via It's Nice That)

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Peter Blake

I love this 'Sew What' (a clever pun of 'so what?') poster design by Peter Blake which was made for a contemporary textiles & surface design exhibition at the Spacex gallery in Exeter. He used one of his own typefaces, 'Flypaper Towns', which can be rearranged and linked together to create fluent joined-up lettering.

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Colours and Ivy

To kickstart a Monday, here are some pops of colours from SophieMuc.

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Choco Pick of the Week: {Alexander McQueen}

This week's CPOTW is Alexander McQueen, the British designer who shook the whole world with his exquisite, painstakingly handwoven designs in his fall/winter 2008/09 collection. It took a lot of influences namely images of Queen Victoria, the Duke of Wellington, and the Indian Empire. One of my favourite pieces (I have a lot actually) is the pair of peacocks fashioned from cut out black lace with their tail feathers draping over ivory tulle petticoats that goes with the matching cut out black lace flaps. Well it's not enough just to talk about it, isn't it? Which is why I've included a video of the show below:



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i am Krisan

i am Krisan's photostream is a delightful collection of the 80's theme with high waist pants, yellow shoes, striped shirts and geeky round glasses. Already am I a big fan of hers ;)

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Fall 2008

The clothes I'm loving from this year's Fall collection, from Proenza Schouler and Celine.

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Ueno Juri

I was browsing Ueno Juri's website (yeah I know. Can't get enough of Nodame despite the fact that I can't speak or read Japanese) when I discovered that she actually takes really good photographs. Below are some of her snapshots. Pretty good, aren't they?

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Those Clothes Nodame wore

I apologise for my lack of posts again. Last week was the final exam week and I had to really devote myself to studies. The good news (well it may be a good news to me than it is to you) is, I've just graduated! Yippee hee :D But of course not officially because I'm still waiting for my results (hope it'll turn out fine). But whatever it is, let's just get onto today's post. I am currently loving the Jap drama series called 'Nodame Cantabile'. If you've never heard of it and is wondering what the hell I'm raving about, click here to get a brief synopsis on the series. I assure you it's very good. Especially if you're a big fan of orchestras and music generally. What I have here are some collection from Naf Naf I scoured over just to get the close resemblances of Noda Megumi's dresses. Some basics are knee length boots, tartan skirts and baby doll dresses.

{Photos by Yeo Han/y-Han}

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