iStay.Inn X Start From Zero

Best friend has just started an urban art hostel, iStay.inn in Singapore, which aims to offer another creative yet comfy choice for those who are running on a tighter budget.  And studio friends Start from Zero collaborates by giving this Lion City another street art flair and vibe with their painting. Next time you swing by, take a look at this little indie joint where many free souls and creative minds meet and greet.

iStay.Inn - An Urban Art Hostel 211A South Bridge Road, Singaore

pan tianshou in retrospect

Pan Tianshou has been a great influence to many including Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010), one of my favorite contemporary Chinese water-color painter. Selected from the Pan Tianshou Memorial Museum in Hangzhou, the exhibition features 36 works including landscape as well as flower and bird paintings, and also calligraphy, accompanied by a number of valuable documents. Visitors can explore Pan’s artistic career from his early works including Bamboo, and also his landscape paintings based on Wu Changshuo’s style, adopted during his teaching years in Shanghai and Hangzhou in the 1920s and 1930s. In addition, the exhibition also includes his well-known finger-paintings of vultures and lotus plants, and several extra large-scale masterpieces such as Transporting Iron Ore by Sailboat, Buffalo in a Summer Pond and The Almighty Gaze. Visit the Hong Kong Museum of Art now as the exhibition lasts till 5 February 2011.


in memory of wu guanzhong

Master Wu Guanzhong's contemporary art piece is my all time favorite as I fall in love with his talented craftsmanship in Chinese painting and conceptual expression of the nature. He has donated another 33 paintings to Hong Kong and those would be exhibited in the Hong Kong Museum of Art from now till April 2012.


here we go, two oh one oh.

With the remaining last few hours of the year left, I just wanted to squeeze in one more blog posting. It's a full moon, and the start of another decade. This new year is the 5th anniversary of Whitespace so as look forward to the celebrations and changes, we also look back on the last few years with much heart-felt gratitude for all the friends, fans, designers, clients and partners we've shared our creative energies with. We look forward to another great year ahead. Hope you have a happy 2010!


We love the paintings of Mark Warren Jacques, via But Does It Float.