Track findings on anything interesting from Art and Design (architecture, fashion, fine-art, interior decoration, product design, and almost any form of aesthetics).

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mixed Media Relief Art

Gregory Euclide

He is an American contemporary artist and teacher who currently lives and works outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. His work are mixed media landscape paintings that explore ideas surrounding nature and the human experience, while void of the human figure. His sculptural paintings juxtapose natural occurring, organic matter with artificial, man-made materials. The artist collects found objects, interesting plant material and incorporates such materials into multi-dimensional objects made from crumpled paper, on which might be elaborate and detailed drawings or paintings.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Dina Goldstein

 Dina Goldstein, Canadian photographer, tells everyday life with a bit of black humor after the sentence “happily ever after” in her “Fallen Princesses” set.
“Fallen Princesses” project was thought up while Dina Goldstein was observing how little girls assimilate Disney fairy tales where there’s always a happy ending to story of a lower class girl saved by a prince.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fine Art (Dreams and Reality)

National Museum of Singapore

This rare exhibition Dreams and Reality at National Museum of Singapore featured over 140 Salon, Realists, Impressionists and Post-Impressionists paintings, photographs and drawings from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century collected by Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Of special mention would be the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist work with their rendition of soft pastel colours and plein air lighting effects. Aside popular work by great masters such as Cezanne, Manet, Seurat, Renoir and Van Gogh, great work by lesser-known artists such as Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, Frederic Bazille, Maurice Denis, Marie Braquemond are featured as well.  

Monday, October 17, 2011

Furniture Design

Khai Liew

An Australia-based expert in furniture design, he drew his inspiration from Dutch, Chinese and Japanese aesthetics. All his products are masterly crafted by skilled artisans.

Friday, September 23, 2011


Edward Gorey

Edward St. John Gorey (February 22, 1925 – April 15, 2000) was an American writer and artist noted for his macabre illustrated books.

His books can be found in the humor and cartoon sections of major bookstores, but books like The Object Lesson have earned serious critical respect as works of surrealist art. His experimentations — creating books that were wordless, books that were literally matchbox-sized, pop-up books, books entirely populated by inanimate objects.

As Gorey told Richard Dyer of The Boston Globe, "Ideally, if anything [was] any good, it would be indescribable." Gorey classified his own work as literary nonsense, the genre made most famous by Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

KleinReid (Porcelain Products)

In 1993, artists James Klein and David Reid began collaborating with a shared vision to create objects they love and to have fun doing it. Drawing inspiration from the shared history of people and vessels, they elevate the simple form of a vase into a symbol of the human body, reflecting an array of physical traits, gestures and emotions.

Today, KleinReid stands at the forefront of porcelain design and wall art, infusing every piece with thoughtful design, fine craftsmanship and lasting beauty. Love their minimal range in whites!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Prep (Fashion)

In fashion, Preppy, Preppie, or Prep refers to a look that is chiefly North American associated with the North East WASP lifestyle or the Southern Prep. This classic style is well documented in The Official Preppy Handbook. Popular labels which are essentially preppy are Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger. Recent ads of Hilfiger have epitomized this style by showcasing a whole family in Preps.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Art/Design Space

Wuhao Curated Space

Along Mao’er Hutong Beijing, you should look out for Wuhao curated shop.
Its central premise is to curate seasonal collections themed around the Chinese theory of the ‘five elements’ – ‘fire’ (corresponding to summer); ‘metal’ (autumn); ‘water’ (winter); ‘wood’ (spring); and ‘earth’ (an intermediary period between seasons). Each element traditionally has its own characteristics and colours, and these are used as inspiration. To gather pieces for each season, Wuhao’s director Isabelle Pascal works with Chinese and international artists from the whole spectrum of design: art, fashion, lighting, installation, jewellery, ceramics, furniture and lifestyle. High quality, sustainability and ‘upcycling’ (turning waste into something usable) are all paramount.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Children's Artwork

Singapore Youth Festival Art & Crafts Exhibition 2011

These are some interesting work seen at this exhibition.