LONDON – Turbine Festival 2015 sponsored by Hyundai Motor held earlier today at London’s Tate Modern was buzzing with activities. From live music performances, poetry readings, workshops, to installations – what better way to spend your Saturday? Here’s what we manage to catch!
^ Spontaneous performances at the Hunt & Darton Cafe – yup pineapple party!
^ Felix’s Machines – blew us away with its intricate setup and not to mention really amazing sound!
^ Under the umbrella ‘Hackoustic’ – we were presented with an array of interesting everyday objects that was hacked with wires, programming, codes and a combination of science producing some intricate tech to stripped-down-no-tech objects, giving birth to new sounds and interaction. This piece (above) entitled ‘The Epsilonograph’ converts light passing through into rich new forms of sound and music. Each disk has a different material on it giving the resultant sound a completely unique character.
^ ‘No Plug Sound Machine’ by Samira ‘Night by Night’ Allaouat explores the idea of a future where resources that we hold as fundamental to life will no longer exist, through plant-powered light theremins and a wind-up gramophone.
LONDON – At this year’s Serpentine Pavilion 15th edition, sees Spanish architects; Selgascano presenting a psychedelic worm-like structure at the heart of Kensington Gardens. The structure pops out amidst the greens of the grass and the blues of the sky creating a sense of fun and quirkyness within the space. The summer sun slips through the structure, painting the white floors with a splash of rainbow colours. Continue reading
LONDON – A pool of Singapore’s best creative talents are living it up in London as they set base in Brick Lane Yard as part of Singapore : Inside Out experiential cross discipline showcase, serving a creative rojak fix that ranges from architecture to fashion, film to food, music to performing and visual arts in one of the most creative hot spots in London.
^ Artist, Speak Cryptic takes up a wall in Brick Lane, London
One of our favourite creative talents in Singapore is non other than chef/artist Janice Wong owner of restaurant 2am:dessertbar. Edible art is how she describe her works, it does not only look amazing, it taste amazing too. On showcase at Singapore : Inside Out is her work entitled 1000 Crosses. We were greeted with a sweet warm aroma as we stepped into the space. Overhead, are lollipops hanging off a colourful brush-stroked panel. “I wanted to create everything with locally inspired flavours – chili padi, gula melaka, kaffir lime and even bakkwa which is pork. So what better way to taste Singapore than pull a lollipop off the ceiling?”
LONDON – Singapore Music Night held at The Lexington, London organised by Singapore Music Export showcased some of Singapore’s finest music acts. The night kicked off with electronic duo .gif playing some sick electronic sounds inspired by bad dreams, stories and jungle sounds – hauntingly beautiful!
Back from their North America tour a couple weeks back, with no sign of fatigue, Pleasantry took the stage and brought the house down with their post-rock sounds! Good vibes all around!
Argentinian agency Tribal Buenos Aires came up with the neat idea of McBike. Riding on the idea of moving towards sustainable energy and healthier lifestyle the McBike suggests as a subtle introduction towards the future. Kickstarting their campaign in Copenhagen, Denmark it is slated to make its presence across the globe. Never would you imagine putting cycling and McDonalds together now would you?
LONDON – Carsten Höller : Decision exhibition which now runs at the Hayward Gallery Southbank Centre till the 6th of September 2015 is one that is for sure not to be missed. Playing on the idea of decision-making, uncertainties and doubt – the works left us walking away in between the grey area of knowing and not knowing. Oh and what better way to exit an exhibition than a 3-storey high slide?
^ Suhaimi (in blue) holding up one of many Awakening Arts t-shirt design
Salam DSH! I am M.Suhaimi and currently the Creative Designer for Awakening Arts – an independent Muslim Design Movement.
LONDON – We checked out Pop Brixton earlier and were greeted with live music and good vibes all around. We love the atmosphere and it was nice to see the community get together. Surrounded by quaint shops, pizza, drinks, sushi, chocolates, pastries, fashion, music – what better way to spend your evening?
Hello guys! I’m Firdaus Samsudin, the brain child of Fireszki Skateboards. I have been skating for almost two decades and applying the knowledge and skills I’ve learnt to start my own line of skateboarding brand. I believe now is the time for me to do something bigger. Continue reading
LONDON – Designs of the Year 2015 is back with its eighth edition with a whole new range of designs from all over the world – ranging from products, fashion to architecture – the entire exhibition showcases 76 best of the best most inspiring and innovative design projects. Be sure to catch the exhibition now on till 31 March 2016, Design Museum London. Continue reading