Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Afterhours Vol.10



A decade into the series and to kickstart the New Year so enjoy the compilation mixed by yours truly. A merry good year to everyone.

Tracklist
01. Limit to Your Love / James Blake (Hemlock Recordings)
02. Sleepytime / Gus Gus vs. T-World (4AD)
03. The Drug / Röyksopp (Wall of Sound)
04. Lovesick (Four Tet Remix) / Lindstrom & Christabelle (Smalltown Supersound)
05. CMYK / James Blake (R&S)
06. The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow / Joy Orbison (AUS)
07. Palast / Tiefschwarz (Souvenir Music)
08. This Sweet Love (Prins Thomas Sneaky Re-edit) / James Yuill (White)
09. Baby (Clock Opera Remix) / The Phenomenal Handclap Band (Tummy Touch)
10. 45:33 (Riley Rienhold Remix) / LCD Soundsystem (DFA/Virgin)
11. Love Cry (Joy Orbison Remix) / Four Tet (Domino)
12. Good Day Today (Underworld Remix) / David Lynch (Sunday Best Rec.)
13. 777 (Discodeine Remix) / Rebotini (Citizen Records, Modulor)
14. Confession / Heartthrob (Minus)
15. Circles (Martyn's Round and Round Mix) / Detachments (Thisisnotanexit Rec.)
16. The Claim / Philip Sherburne (Lan Muzic)
17. A Nomads Retreat / Pantha du Prince (Rough Trade)
18. Dead Eyes Opened / Severed Heads (INK)
19. Snow & Taxis / Gold Panda (Ghostly Int’l)
20. How Nice It Is (Issakidis Dzir Mix) / Passarella Death Squad (The Republic Of Desire)
21. Olde Wobbly / Mordant Music (Mordant Music)
22. Supervitesse (Ulrich Schnauss Remix) / Mahogany (Darla)
23. La Ritournelle / Sebastian Tellier (Record Makers)


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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Creative Uses of the New Facebook Profile






This has been going around lately, unfortunately I can't claim I knew this beforehand, seemed trivial now but I've been toying around another idea on this platform. See the image above... Now to use this simple idea for brands that I'm working on.


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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Volkswagen Acarppellas



Rev up your engines and let the Volkswagen Acarppellas bring you a festive Volkswagen GTI performance just for you. A Merry Christmas to one & all.


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Invisible Light - Scissor Sisters



Weird shit, but I love it. Strangely (no pun intended), this month sees a slew of bizarre music promos. As Creative Review states: "...contains enough supernatural tomfoolery and unnecessarily exposed breasts to keep any 70s B-movie director happy..." Visions of Dario Argento, Russ Meyer and Bigas Luna come to mind.


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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Klaxons - Twin Flames


The Klaxons get all erotic here where flesh is as versatile as rubber, reminds me of the horror flick 'The Human Centipede'. Definitely NSFW. Directed by Saam @Partizan.


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Saturday, October 23, 2010

GO Uniqlo!





Singapore ✈ KL UNIQLO ✈ Japan!
Uniqlo opens it's first store in Kuala Lumpur at Fahrenheit 88 on 4th November! Celebrate with GO UNIQLO and walk away with shopping vouchers, mystery prizes and a trip for two to Tokyo. Create your own Go Uniqlo trail and hunt for hidden shopping vouchers and premium mystery prizes plus an all expenses paid trip to Tokyo for 2. So let's go KL UNIQLO!


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ION Orchard - Tweet to Win





Stop the press! Our new digital campaign for ION Orchard. Tweet for the highest skies, show some ♥ at ION Orchard and stand to win vouchers daily. All you need is a tweet on ION, easy eh?


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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Get Crafty



Craft returns to the forefront of creative consciousness this October. Featuring 14 remarkable individuals, Crafty will explore the artistry and process behind disciplines from design to art, fashion to film and advertising to specialized print techniques.

Held at the Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore, the project is produced by design think tank Anonymous and curated by art director Felix Ng which I previously had the pleasure of collaborating with on Dual City Sessions. After the conference, catch me on the decks at the after-party with moving visuals courtesy of The All Boys Club. So see you all there on the 9th Oct 2010 (Saturday). Now time to get busy & crafty...


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Friday, August 27, 2010

Gilles Peterson Worldwide Festival 2010



Worldwide Festival is back in the Lion city on the 27th and 28th of August '10 for two WF sessions of cutting edge grooves by the best of today's inspired artists. For the first time ever the whole of Zouk will be transformed into a festival complex with one ticket giving you access to all the different spaces all united by the WF spirit, music & vibe.

Artists already confirmed are: Dam Funk, Jazztronik, Dorian Concept, dOP, Zed Bias aka Maddslinky, Ikonika, Lefto, Gilles Peterson, Jeremy Boon, Andrew Chow, djB, Tony Tay, Hong, Eclipse, Ghetto, Syndicate, Kaye, Funk Bastard, KFC, Pushin' On, Michaela Therese. Tickets are available at ZOUK BOX OFFICE, 17 Jiak Kim Street, Singapore 169420.

I'll be playing at Winebar from 1.30am onwards on 28th (Sat) just after the Syndicate DJs kickstart at 10pm, so expect the mish-mash of influences throughout the night.


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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I'm afraid of no ghosts...



Are you a skeptic when it comes to the supernatural world? This site dispels all the myths, well hopefully. Get acquainted with the spooky one, tag all the places where ghosts have been sighted and share your experiences. It's called ghost tagging. And it's for those who want to avoid them can avoid them, now isn't that useful? Ironically it's the ghost month of the Chinese lunar calendar. Folklore or fiction? You decide.


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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Daydreaming with... James Lavelle



Dreaming with... takes place over the UK August bank holiday (August 27-30), and is the first in a series of annual festivals which aim to explore the relationship between music and art. Lavelle (aka UNKLE) is curating this first one, and will bring together works from an extensive list of his collaborators over the years, including Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones (artwork from UNKLE's latest album Where Did The Night Fall shown top), Jonathan Glazer, Futura, Ben Drury, Kai and Sunny, Oswaldo Macia, Nathan Coley, Simon Birch and Jamie Shovlin. Each artist will create a new artwork inspired by music composed for the project by UNKLE, and the music and art will be combined in the gallery space.


John Hillcoat’s video for The Answer starring Ray Winstone.


Saviours and Angels, however, is that rarest of things - a music video (or to be more precise: a short film set to music) that has been thought over as much as the track(s) it showcases, and can be viewed entirely independently, brimming with artistic merit of its own as it is. The three parts, directed by Paul Andrew Wilson, fit together to form a short film triptych that provides a relentlessly bleak look at urban alienation in Britain, in which each segment features an exclusive UNKLE song.

There are also three new UNKLE tracks which are featured can be downloaded for free.
(via Creative Review)


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Monday, August 16, 2010

Words


This charming short film produced by Everynone (in Collaboration with WNYC's Radiolab & NPR) to promote NY public radio explores the world of wordplay. Watch out for them, they'll be big.


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"I Make Clothes": Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders


Scott Sternberg's Band of Outsiders has come to represent one of America's best contemporary men's labels. The brand has effectively maintained preppy cues to the past all while continuing on a considered modern aesthetic. Here's an insight into his personality and brand. (via Hypebeast)


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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Zikmu Parrot by Philippe Starck









Philippe Starck and Henri Seydoux, CEO of Parrot, explain in an exclusive interview how they created and conceived the new Zikmu wireless stereo speakers by Parrot.


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Matthew Dear - Black City







Matthew Dear's latest long player. What's interesting is his third studio release, Ghostly International proudly introduces its newest label release format, the totem. More than a mere limited edition, the totem is a proposal, an entreaty to listeners everywhere to reconsider our relationship to music in the digital era. In producing an object as the embodiment of Black City, Matthew Dear and Ghostly International suggest a new path through which one's physical relationship to an album is again explored.


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Friday, August 13, 2010

Cycles




Hilarious, quirky and yet addictive. Directed and programmed by Cyriak.


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Pantone Cans




Another unofficial Pantone-related products. This time round, a personal project carried out by artist Nico189.


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Hi-Fi "Bellavista Social Pub"



Music promo video for the upcoming concert season @ Bellavista Social Pub. Those Blue Note record sleeves come alive!


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Scroll Clock




Scroll Clock by Toki Woki. Check out the different manifestations in the gallery. All this part of the Chrome experiments.


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HTML 5... and why we should all care




HTML 5 explained, no less.


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Thursday, July 29, 2010

What do you like?




Feeling patriotic? Here's something we devised for Singaporeans to contribute their opinions on all things local.


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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Local Natives







Beautiful, hypnotic, calm yet fierily. This is Local Natives, hailing from Silver Lake, Los Angeles, USA and their debut album, Gorilla Manor.


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Saturday, July 10, 2010

TDS Portfolio Review




As part of our ongoing education plans for promoting graphic design and nurturing young talents, The Design Society is launching our first Portfolio Review for young designers and design students. Get your portfolio reviewed by some of Singapore’s top creatives and get professional insights on what makes a good portfolio. Don't be shy, we won't bite.


Date: Saturday 17 July 2010
Time: Hourly sessions start from 4pm
Venue: Chatsworth Medi@rt Academy (CMA)
11E Mount Sophia #02-28 (Old School)

Fee: $50 (paid members*), $100 (non-members)



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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WanderWonder






Last year I had the pleasure of providing the art direction and designing the brand identity of WanderWonder. Finally launching this week so please join Lenz Fan as he unveils the label and collection. Currently stocked at The Reckless Shop by Reckless Ericka, located at The Stamford House #01-03 39 Stamford Road.


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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Bibliothèque






Fav graphic design firm Bibliothèque has a spanking new website.


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Monday, June 07, 2010

ION Orchard iPhone app

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Have your very own personal dining directory come alive for you at your fingertips, and stay updated of the latest deals and promotions at ION Orchard. Users will be able to search by alphabetical order, categories, store levels and keywords from over 80 different types of food outlets. Write your own or read other reviews posted by patrons. Want to rave about these delicious dessert crepes you just had? You can upload pictures, ‘Favorite’ a restaurant and share a review or promotion almost instantly with friends via facebook.

Satiate your appetite as you wish, with instant call button to make reservations at any dining outlet. Your dining experience at ION Orchard has truly been revolutionised. Download it here.

Developed & designed at TribalDDB, Singapore


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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Lunar: Checkpoint Abra USB drive




Sandisk recently commissioned the design firm Lunar to develop a new secure USB flash drive. The thumb drive also features check point virtualization that gives mobile workers access to files and applications from anywhere and at anytime.

Lunar’s design team set out to create an impenetrable monolith that would communicate the device’s secure features. The design is comprised of a seamless cast mtal casing that has a concealed extension mechanism for retracting the USB key. When closed, the key appears to be solid with no apparent means of entry. Smartly designed and executed.


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Dior’s Lady Blue Shanghai





Directed by David Lynch, with Marion Cotillard, the film takes place in Shanghai. Dior approached Lynch asking him to make a film for the internet, anyway he wanted it just had to have the Dior bag, the Pearl Tower and Old Shanghai. Not knowing what the Pearl Tower was, Lynch discovered that the building was inspired by a poem about pearls falling on jade. Watching this, there are so many Lynchian elements, dreamscapes, the blurring between imagination and reality, the beautiful weepy heroine, and the blue rose.


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Monday, May 31, 2010

1,213,000 reasons for you to start shopping




As the Great Singapore Sale gets into full swing while you're reading this, Changi Airport has lined up 1,213,000 reasons for you to start shopping:

One winner of $1,000 every day, for 183 days
One winner of $5,000 and a luxury trip every month, for six months

One winner of $1,000,000

To coincide with this promo, more than 400 participants kicked off this promotion with a a multi-faceted 3-minute dance massive dance performance in the transit area. Some were as young as 10 years, others as old as 75 and they all left feeling like a million bucks. Most importantly, Changi Airport is the Best Airport in the world when we're just a tiny red dot in the map.

Campaign & website developed and designed at TribalDDB, Singapore


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Monday, May 24, 2010

Live On




“Live On” is a social awareness movement that embraces potential donors, recipients and their respective families. For donors, it is an expression of the renewed life that a donor can bestow on someone else; to recipients, it is the expression of hope fulfilled. The movement will also promote altruistic living organ transplantation. “Live On” goes beyond educating the public about the Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA) as it aims to build up societal consciousness and acceptance of organ donation as an acceptable, generous act of goodness after one's death.

So calling all aspiring film-makers, if you are between 15 to 25 and have a love for films, join us at the launch of the Live On Film Competition on 26th May, 3pm at Lasalle College of the Arts. You can hear from notable local directors and filmmakers including Royston Tan, as they share with you more about the competition. Please support this worthy cause.

Developed & designed at TribalDDB, Singapore


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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Lad Musician 2010 S/S ”All Songs Digitally Remastered”



Another S/S 2010 splendid collection from Lad Musicican entitled "All Songs Digitally Remastered ”, this time... yes, Ian Curtis of Joy Division.


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Darth Vader x TomTom GPS




Watch Lord Vader during the recording of his GPS voice for TomTom. Many buttons died to bring us this information, hilarious. Try the game here.


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Monday, May 10, 2010

Inception - Official Trailer 3






What's the most resilient parasite? An idea.


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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Twitter Media

Embeddable tweets is going to be the new hotness. Not convinced? Look below:




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Monday, May 03, 2010

Albano Daminato





Albano Daminato is an interior architect based in Singapore. He's done some incredible residential work, as well as the Aman resort in Bhutan, Amankora and not to mention F&B outlets like Toast, Marmalade Pantry, Da Paolo Gastronomia to boutique stores such as Blackjack. The image featured here is a design and restoration project located at Pasir Panjang Road.

This will become the inspiration for my upcoming space, stay tuned...




Update: Albano's current identity is designed by an old friend in the industry Larry Peh.


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Generic Surplus Spring/Summer ‘10 Dury



The Dury is a slim cut dress shoe, from Generic Surplus Spring/Summer ‘10 collection. It’s available in full canvas uppers and on three colourways. Simple, clean and an understated style.


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Passarella Death Squad





Passarella Death Squad serves up another splendid collection. Passarella Death Squad was started in London by Danny Broddle and Emilie Albisser in 2004. One quality I like about the label is that they import their fabric from Tokyo, Japan and manufacture the garments in London.

Passarella Death Squad is also signed to The Republic of Desire recordings, this is a talented trio. Their musical arm is the result of a wide range of influences from classic artists such as Cocteau Twins, PIL and The Velvet Underground through to more recent visionaries such as LFO, DJ Hell and label boss (ex Micronaut) George Issakidis which results in a hugely individual sound.


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Friday, April 16, 2010

All Back To Mine | 17 April 2010




All Back To Mine | 17 April 2010
An eclectic selection
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'All Back To Mine' is a monthly bar night-out where we dig deeper into the depths of our eclectic music collection; inspired by compilations from 'Back To Mine', 'The Trip', 'DJ-Kicks' & 'Late Night Tales'. Not bowing down into the rigid genrefication of music, there's a lot of playfulness, upfront rhythms, emotion and warmth running through our selection with a delightful nod to the future, past and present.

So roundup your mates, lovers, flings, colleagues, siblings; grab plenty of drinks and make yourself comfortable as I indulgently playout y(our) favourite tunes.
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11pm till late.
ZOUK Winebar 17 Jiak Kim Street Singapore 169420

Photography courtesy of Pebbles Lim.


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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Monday, April 05, 2010

Land Peel


By necessity, the Japanese have an intuition for space-saving design that shines in their products and architecture. But this concept might be one of the cleverest. Created by Shin Yamashita, a student at the Kyoto Institute of Technology, Land Peel is a foam floor covering which also has panels that flip up and fold, to become any sort of furniture you might need: From a table, to a backrest, to a drink tray, to a footrest, to a pillow. Now, that's minimalism at its maximum.


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Monday, March 29, 2010

Skynet Symphonic



The T-1000 wants to dance with you, be amazed by this track. Remixed by Pogo.


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I Am Not An Artist





Animated GIFs galore! Brought to you by Johnny Kelly & Matthew Cooper. Cool & brilliant visual puns, so GIF me more!


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Nike x Maharam Collection





A late post but nevertheless still worth a rant. Well crafted sneakers with attention to detail by Nike x Maharam Collection.


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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Logorama




6 years in the making, Logorama explores the extent to which logos are embedded in our daily existence. Said members of H5, "Logorama presents us with an over-marketed world built only from logos and real trademarks that are destroyed by a series of natural disasters (including an earthquake and a tidal wave of oil)."

"Logotypes are used to describe an alarming universe (similar to the one that we are living in) with all the graphic signs that accompany us everyday in our lives. This over-organized universe is violently transformed by the cataclysm becoming fantastic and absurd. It shows the victory of the creative against the rational, where nature and human fantasy triumph."


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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Visvim - Abarth Moc Denim Folk S/S 2010



Suit up or dress down, these kicks are versatile. Taking a break from its heavily Native American inspired themes, the Japanese label has meticulously crafted a pair of loafer sneakers, the Abarth Moc Denim Folk, that is dressy without being pretentious and tired, casual without being unkempt and lazy. Mr. Nakamura, we're gonna be so broke.


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Friday, February 19, 2010

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Year of the Metal Tiger


Metal Tiger! Sometimes what you need is growl, a snare and some guitar licks to kickstart the Lunar New Year. Coming to a boombox near you.


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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Speaking In Code



Speaking in Code is an intimate account of people who are completely lost in music. A heartbreaking and lighthearted documentary, it's a vérité glimpse into the world of techno. Captivating and entertaining, the film takes you around the world, following the people who make electronic music ... their lives.


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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Daniel x Zouk T-shirt Collab



This was meant to be a Christmas post but due to an administration and production delay, we're... well late. Still, isn't shopping our favourite past-time? So if you happen to be at the club, swing by the Deli boutique and grab this tee for your loved one. And if you've puked your guts out on any other night, this piece of garment just might be your saving grace afterall.

Designed as part of a series, this first piece is a homage to Peter Saville's design for OMD's debut single 'Electricity'. All t-shirts are available on heather grey 100% cotton in male and female sizes.


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