Enjoyment is part of our day-to-day routine which is essential in keeping us mentally and emotionally healthy. In this series “Enroute to Joy; Enjoy”, Joy! attempts to capture the various things in life that bring cheer to the hearts of many. Generating happy thoughts through numerous series starting with Volume 1: Desserts. An overflow of treats, sweets, chocolate, cream & goodness!
The exhibition “Seismograph City – Sustainable Strategies in Architecture and Urban Planning” was held in summer 2009 in Hamburg.
The location of the exhibition was well situated to reach the foyer of an office building, which for material selection and design options in particular brought special challenges. We defined it as our task to present the issue of sustainability in an atmosphere of lightness, elegance and accessibility – in purposeful contrast to the often perceived as very stressful discussion.
It has been 6 years ever since this blog has surfaced. I am very grateful for all the support I have been getting all these years. I’ve made a lot of friends and formed alliances and bonds that I cherish, very much.
A year ago, a small seed of an idea was planted in my heart — To present an exhibition to celebrate the beauty of print. It is finally coming to fruition, and in a few days, its doors will be open.
This collection of curated items form a library of 200 items ranging from books, zines, invites and even music albums. They come from the hands of the most recognisable names in design today. Heroes whose careers I have envied and worshipped — Sagmeister, Kinetic, WORK (Theseus Chan), Asylum, Why Not Associates, to name a few.
These are the things that I love and enjoy. Things that I wish I had created. Things that I have shared on my blog with you.
Fashion invites or lookbooks by Wunderkind, BLESS and also having Nign has sent us items for Viridi-anne; limited edition books by John Clang that is not for sale and distributed or seen in the public; some works of dutch design by Cobbenhagen Hendriksen, SEA, Mervis van Deursen; Anni Kuan lookbooks and music albums by Sagmeister, WERK zines, Pedderzines for On Pedder, Club 21 magazines and Guerrillazines for Comme des Garcons by WORK (Theseus Chan); books by Hesign, Build and Raking Leaves.
There are too many things out there in our society today. I find that these days we have almost forgotten the joy of possessing the truly beautiful ones. Ones that surprise us, that bring about joy, and prompt us to discover more.
I have never enjoyed art exhibitions with big frames and little captions that I cannot touch. This is why this exhibition is titled ‘I HAVE A ROOM WITH EVERYTHING’ and visitors are free to touch and browse the items in it.
There is really a lot of items, and I am excited to share them all with you. This exhibition would have never happened without AlsoDominie, whose collaboration I am most excited for. And a very special thanks to The Design Society and Orita Sinclair for their kind support too.
Thank you all again for the last 6 years, and the years ahead. I hope that through this “room” that I have curated, you will find something in it that will ignite a hunger and passion in you again.
I HAVE A ROOM WITH EVERYTHING
Held from 23 July to 5 August 2011 at Night & Day Gallery, ‘I HAVE A ROOM WITH EVERYTHING’ is the first graphic design exhibition in Singapore featuring some of the best existing as well as out-of-print material, to celebrate the true beauty of Print.
The graphic and exhibition design for the first major Japanese retrospective of internationally-known milliner Hirata Akio’s seventy years of work. For the exhibition space, we wanted to make Hirata’s hats stand out. The mass-produced non-woven fabric hats we created for the space are the antithesis of Hirata’s carefully handmade hats, and bring them into sharp relief through dramatic contrast. Hirata oversaw the shape of these hats, which float and stream through the exhibition like ghosts or shells of the real hats exhibited. Some are exhibition stands; others become walls, ceilings and diffusers to scatter light through the space. Flooded with roughly 4000 of these ‘ghost hats’ as though shrouded in a cloud, the exhibition space softly invites visitors inside. There, they find not clear-cut paths to follow but an environment in which they can wander and discover Hirata’s creations as they like, as a way of physically experiencing the creative freedom that underlies Hirata’s work.
mini installation: a l i k e a p a r t
10:00 – 22:00 (Tue / Wed / Fri / Sat)
10:00 – 18:00 (Thur / Sun / Public Holiday)
closed on Mondays.
As head of design at Braun, the German consumer electronics manufacturer, Dieter Rams emerged as one of the most influential industrial designers of the late 20th century by defining an elegant, legible, yet rigorous visual language for its products. Rams once explained his design approach in the phrase “Weniger, aber besser” which freely translates as “Less, but better.” Many of his designs — coffee makers, calculators, radios, audio/visual equipment, consumer appliances and office products — have found a permanent home at many museums over the world, including MoMA in New York.
Dieter Rams‘ Ten Principles of good design:
01. Good design is innovative.
02. Good design makes a product useful.
03. Good design is aesthetic.
04. Good design makes a product understandable.
05. Good design is unobtrusive.
06. Good design is honest.
07. Good design is long-lasting.
08. Good design is thorough down to the last detail.
09. Good design is environmentally friendly.
10. Good design is as little design as possible.
Installation ny Jon Huck. http://www.jonhuck.com/couples/couples%20invite.html