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RED ALL OVER

Hint Fashion Magazine recently published a fashion editorial on their site featuring a model with a face painted cardinal red wearing various paper fashion. Very stunning lighting as well to bring depth to the matte finishing of the black paper. Very reminiscent of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W 2011 show as well. Photography: Lena Kholkina Design: Venera […]

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CONFETTI STACK

The title suggests a rather tantalizing deliciousness coming up like some kind of dessert. Instead, you literally get confetti in a stack. *tsk I hope you guys had fun counting down to the new year and basking in that moment where the clock strikes midnight with everyone singing auld lang syne and confetti everywhere. I […]

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SPICY HOT NEW YEAR

I love my Indian food, I just love exotic flavours and that taste of spices. I love it. And when I saw this video on Vimeo, I knew I had to share it with you guys. This slow-motion video by director Chris Cairns was made as a commercial for a U.K. product called Flavour Shots. […]

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FLOWERWORK

And then as fast as 2014 came, it will soon leave us in a blink of an eye. In this special day where we bid goodbye to our past, we also say hello to the future. So this post is dedicated to all of you guys who didn’t look back, continuing to do what you […]

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FROZEN

This is not a post about the Disney animated cartoon that got all the girls ranged from 4 to 20 raving about Elsa and singing to each other about building snowmen. Someone please tell me what is this sorcery. As we wait for that answer that might not even come to us, we take a […]

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CANDY TRIBES

I had a lot of Christmas candies this year. It just happened. Everything happened so fast and the next thing I knew, they were all in my tummy. To commemorate this very sweet and kinda scary feast, I present to you Damien Poulain‘s “Masks and Sweets”. A collaboration with Dutch candy company Jamin, Damien Poulain […]

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THE PAPER ART OF DANIEL GORDON

I was blown away by Daniel Gordon‘s paper art when I first got contact with it. It was like a hurricane of visual spectacles that swept across my face and I can’t help but start saving images of his art for my own research references. So much so that I think he needs some attention […]

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POP ART MEETS VICE

Cigarettes are rarely ever associated with beauty. Certainly in the past they were glamourized, but happily and people are beginning to see quite clearly their highly detrimental effect. Or you’re in Singapore, where gore imagery (*cue unborn dead fetus, mouth full of rotting teeth etc) are used on cigarettes boxes to deter smokers from the […]

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GETTING HIGH ON FILM

Cover Image: Sarah Schoenfeld: All You Can Feel (MDMA detail) After working in notorious Berlin nightclubs for years, photographer Sarah Schoenfeld who had ample exposure to the realities of drugs wanted to know how these effect of euphoric substances look like. So she decided to bypass her voyeuristic gaze by taking a range of mind-altering substances and placing […]

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SNOW DRAWINGS

Christmas is just around the corner.  And I can’t wait to feast like a refugee. *starts to do my Christmas dance Snow is something we always see in Christmas related objects and icons. But in Singapore where we are, snow is something you can only see in your dreams. (I’m typing this while sweating buckets.) But […]

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HAIR RAISING ISSUES

Imagine, the first cavewoman if she were to own a pair of shoes, what will it be. Well think no more. Its here already. Chinese Artist, Zhu Tian has sculpted a pair of brow raising provocative pumps. “Babe“ are a set of flesh coloured shoes made of silica gel, completely covered in actual human hair […]

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BUT, MY MAMA SAYS NOT TO PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD.

Well apparently not. Says London based studio Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad who created “Auto Assemble Food”, a project where no systematic guidelines or diagrams set in place, standardised food elements (such as walnuts, figs, dates, ham, cheese, bread and pomegranate) are freely assembled in palm-scaled hors d’oeuvre, each piece experimenting with taste as much as with form. The compositions […]

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CATHEDRAL OF THE JUNK KING

This is a fascinating and touching glimpse into the ongoing art installation of Austin, Texas resident Vince Hannemann (aka the Junk King) who since 1989 has been collecting thousands of discarded objects and turning them into a giant cathedral of junk. In 2010 the city closed the structure deeming it unsafe and wanted Junk King to obtain proper […]

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THIS IS BLOODY EPIC.

Sorry for the lack of updates these few days, was struck by a severe episode of food poisoning. I shall not say what I ate but, Popeye’s Chicken. Was pretty much reenacting a scene in Emily Rose over and over again and finally today I have some energy to start blogging again. So, let’s start. […]

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CAPTAIN DAVY JONES’S TABLEWARE

Japanese and English pottery trained Mary O’Malley‘s porcelain tableware seems like it has come out from the set of Pirates of Caribbean used by Captain Davy Jones specifically. Like pieces of shipwrecked ceramics, these porcelain tableware were encrusted with ocean life ranging from mussels, corals and seaweed. All out of which came from the nifty […]

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TAPE PARIS

Tape Paris is a part of an extensive group exhibition titled “Inside”, which has taken up residence in the Parisian Palais de Tokyo until January 2015. Conceptualised and produced by Berlin-based art collective Numen / For Use, the curatorial concept deals with the idea of self and immersion. Participants examine the territory of both physical and psychological interiority […]

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BLURRING THE BOUNDARIES

“My aim is to create each and every project in both worlds. Material world or not is less important. In the case of most projects, the conceptual strength will remain exactly the same and the spectators will experience just a minimal change in their mental perception. Of course there is, in a certain way, a […]

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ICE WATCH

Cover Image: Ice Watch by Olafur Eliasson and Minik Rosing, City Hall Square, Copenhage Photo: Anders Sune Berg Literally. Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson presented his latest installation art at the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s 5th Assessment Report on the Climate in Copenhagen where he invites the public to watch the ice melt. Collaborating with Mink Rosing a professor […]

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INTACT

I have always been obsessed with the act of collecting whether its for my own personal artwork or simply just a hobby. I feel that the act of collection and showcasing them in a entire new entity gives users and audience a glimpse of what the other ‘world’ could be. “Intact” is a contemporary recreation […]

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FANTASTIC MISTER FINCH

Cover Image: Textile Hares by Mister Finch Enter the world of Mr. Finch as he unravels the secrets of his fantasy world. Believing in shape-shifting witches, moon gazing hares and a smartly dressed devil, Mr. Finch is ready to invite you to stray from the path. Mr. Finch hails from the land of the Queen’s […]

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BECOMING AGAIN BY RAN HWANG

Cover Image: East Palace, H150cm x W300cm – 2 panel ( H60in x W118in – 2 panel ), buttons, pins, beads, 2011 I was very honoured to have been invited for the ‘Becoming Again’ exhibition by Ran Hwang presented by Fondation D’Enterprise Hermès on the opening night. Held at the third floor of the Hermès store at Liat Towers, Singapore, […]

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UNDER THE MICROSCOPIC WORLD OF DIATOMS

Diatoms are single-celled algal organisms, that are some of the most ecologically significant and abundant, and are also some of the most distinctive, displaying beautiful, natural forms, thanks to their cell walls made of silica. UK-based microbiological artist and “diatomist” Klaus Kemp has been working with these microscopic forms for years, arranging diatoms into fabulous microscopic patterned artworks. At […]

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VIRAL DRESSES

With Ebola raging across West Africa and killing countless of people, everyone is getting paranoid and wants nothing to do with any form bacteria, viruses and all that. But one artist’s obsession with the unconventional subject matter began with an elementary school project on the plague, leading her to later work with microbiologists after her art […]

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AS THEY BREATHE ONCE MORE

I always love old places, whether its abandoned or not. I love the stories and memories that is attached with it. Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei currently has an exhibition on Alcatraz, the notorious island used as a military fortress and federal penitentiary. Among the many works presented is “Blossom” which caught my eye and definitely peak […]

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JUST GROW IT.

“In these works, one can read a certain dichotomy between the marketing and media world in which we live and ethical values ​​that are dear to me. This is an invitation for all of us to contemplate, to rediscover the beauty of a single seed of a wild grass, the delicacy of a flower, or the smell of […]

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CRY ME A RIVER

A massive riverbed has been installed in Copenhagen’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Taking up a large part of the museum’s space, is Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson where he has installed a rocky riverbed all over the floors. Visitors like Hansel and Gretel walked along the river bed among the stones and pebbles, with the occasional crawls under gallery […]

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‘WE MAKE CARPETS’

Cover Image: Disposable Carpet  Dutch design trio ‘We Make Carpets‘ isn’t your typical carpet artisans. Designers Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg mixes traditional pattern making with a critical view of the consumer society, the trio creates carpets using every material under the Sun. ‘This amazement concerns the material. And that is what it is all about for WE […]

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HILARIOUS FASHION COLLAGES

Cover Image: Kalen Hollomon: Untitled This is so funny I can’t stop. Extracted from her site: Seeking to explore the intersection of human perception and awareness, Kalen Hollomon produces mixed media works with an emphasis on the ever-changing relationship between subject and object. Unorthodox combinations that explore commerce, fashion, gender identity and taboo collide in images […]