Ron Arad‘s eye wear line is called pq and I am captured by the brand identity at first instance and thereafter fall in love with Corbs which I think my muse Iris Apfel find this line amusing and palatable. The website styling, illustration and experience is very nicely done!
the gallery of lost art
How ironic and paradoxical the name of this exhibition is: The Gallery of Lost Art. How can one display art pieces that have been gone or non-existent. But Tate Modern has brought these pieces back to us through the online exhibition. These invaluable pieces are lost in many ways could they be destroyed, stolen, erased or simply disappeared. Tate redefined these pieces by research and using replicas and bring them back to ‘life’. The idea is one-of-a-kind and the site experience is quite amazing, you can browse freely and casually as if you are strolling in a gallery or museum. Featured work includes masters such as Miro, Willem De Kooning, Marcel Duchamp etc. And additional pieces will be progressively added to the collection from time to time, so there is really a reason to go back to the gallery to see what new ones are. This initiative is really opening art lovers’ horizon by eliminating the boundaries of physical locations cause us. Art is free! (For one year only, visit while it lasts. Site ends 3 July 2013)
Whitespace was pleased to participate in the inaugural SCAD Style program last week, as a guest in a panel discussion on the topic of Hong Kong design and social media. Together with JJ Acuna from The Wanderlister+, Arne Eggers from Tatler Hong Kong, Collin Thompson of CIPHER, and Paul Mogg, Danielle Huthart spoke about the state of social media and it’s impact on communication and design, and pondered technology’s next big thing.
SCAD Style is the university’s week-long festival devoted to all things style and design during the week of 16th to 20th April. Currently in its seventh edition, the program went global this year by including the University’s Hong Kong campus for the first time. SCAD Style presents students and the public an exciting program of guest lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions, book signings and film screenings worldwide, in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong. By engaging prominent creative professionals SCAD aims to bring inspiration and innovation to the design community but also advance the university’s mission to foster relationships between the students and creative professionals to help prepare them for their creative careers.
We were delighted to be a part of this experience and to share our thoughts and views of design to a greater, global community of creatives. Watch this space for more information and details of SCAD Style.
fauxreal for real
Love these accessories for their structural and sculptural feel. But I like their site more – it’s full of cheesy but funny animated graphics. They are FAUXreal.
new year reading wish list
Each new year I will put together a new book list for the year to come and Designing for Emotion which just launched last October 2011 gets a space in my list. It’s a book on website design written by Aaron Walter who is the User Experience Lead at MailChimp. An excerpt of the book explains much better than anything I write. “A Brief History of Personality in Design. We have a history of injecting personality into the things we make, in a bid to make mechanical things more human. When Johannes Gutenberg—goldsmith and father of the printing press—experimented with movable type in the mid-fifteenth century, the human hand inspired him. Before the printing press, scribes—usually monks—painstakingly penned each page of religious manuscripts by hand with quill and ink. Transcribing a bible was a sacred duty, as the scribe was thought to be channeling a divine message. For this reason, the hand’s presence in these manuscripts has great spiritual importance.”
I hope you would also compile your reading list as reading is still one of the most mind-changing platform to feel inspired! Happy reading in year 2012!