power of making at V and A: craftsmanship and imagination

V&A’s latest show The Power of Making is a thoughtful showcase of modern craftsmanship and its relationship with imagination. While the theme is nothing new, I’m struck by the choice of objects in this collection. From gigantic wool knit, a gorilla made of metallic coat hangers, bio-degradable coffins to spray-on fashion, the objects question theContinue reading “power of making at V and A: craftsmanship and imagination”

Thomas Heatherwick and his super-sculptures

Thomas Heatherwick and his art intrigue me. Years ago, my boss at Swire gave me an interview clip on Heatherwick’s childhood. I find out that Heatherwick, born into a family of artists, harbours a questioning mind since he was a child. He likes to find out new ways of doing things. It’s fascinating how theContinue reading “Thomas Heatherwick and his super-sculptures”

Dutch eco-design: uncomfortable stories of the pigs and sheep

I am drawn by the work by a Dutch designer, Christien Meindertsma, who made her name with the pig book project, hinting at the residue traces of slaughtered pigs in the products made for human activities and comfort: beer, chewing gums, glue, bread softener…The pig’s yellow earplug affixed to the chic book cover is hugelyContinue reading “Dutch eco-design: uncomfortable stories of the pigs and sheep”

Casual fashion: cheerful and carefree bag

My fashion statement: I like cheerful, casual fashion. I think fashion should be a way of making us like ourselves better, and true to our character. I think bags are dear to women. We need them. I have made a carefree and cheerful bag this Spring. It celebrates the free-willed child and the longing forContinue reading “Casual fashion: cheerful and carefree bag”