Category : ART&DESIGN
This is an overdue post as the OH! Open House Joo Chiat art walkabout neighborhood tour was held throughout the month of March. I’d wanted to join the OH! events in previous years but didn’t get around to it so I was psyched that I got to join this one especially since Joo Chiat is such a nice area with plenty of charm and unique architecture.
Japanese design is well-loved around the world because it is sleek, minimal and cool; but there is much more to the creativity and ingenuity of Japanese designers than most people notice. The essence of Japanese design lies in the finer details – a result of the philosophy of Japanese designers to never end with the visible, but reach down to the parts that are not.
As part of its “Cool Japan” drive to boost Japan’s cultural influence globally, JETRO is working with the DesignSingapore Council to hold a design exhibition, titled Hidden – Unveiling Japanese Design, in Singapore from 4 to 23 October 2014. Free Admission.
More than 120 products will be featured– from glassware, tableware and furniture, to stationery, bags and even packing boxes. Each exhibit will be an object of inspiration to fuel the creativity of budding designers, and show consumers how smart designs shape daily experiences.
I am in Taipei this month; was here last month and back again after briefly going home to clean my apartment and do laundry (j/k). While my trip this time has unexpectedly deviated from its original objective, as one day bleeds into the next, I am freely detaching myself from the general shackles of daily humdrum as I know it in SG. Needed a respite from the restlessness and frustration that I’d been feeling (evidence of double-fisting red wine and champers in above photo), and so far the trip’s working wonders for my soul. More on that later.