Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Afterhours Vol. 9

The 9th installment of this series, time really flies.

It hasn’t been that long isn’t it? After a year long hiatus, this comes as a right on time to usher in the New Year. No excuses at all but it all seemed to fit in very nicely: a 9th volume in 2009. Featured here are various under-appreciated, forgotten, essential, the classic and cutting-edge tracks, spreading across 2 discs. Simmer to Quantec’s deep & warm dub infused-tinted beats or stomp to Audion’s primal scream and groove to DJ Koze's slinky house take on Heiko Voss. Visit forward-thinking dubstep/2-step tune from Joy Orbison to Luisine’s seductive arrangements at the finale. So here you go, a brutally simple no-frills mix. ⌘ QUIT 2009, Hello 2010...


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I still adore my magazines on print and this presentation takes the format to a whole new level. One thought has come to mind, the basic fundamentals of design will always apply and remain relevant.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Handburger identity - Couple

Immaculately executed identity for the The Handburger restaurant from Kelvin & Zann over at Couple, Singapore. As described on the rationale: "Produced entirely out of paper, The Handburger's identity forms a visual commentary on the food's transformative process, highlighting the artistry of making a good burger." How befitting.

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UUONN: Edwin Tan

Solid award-winning work from Singapore designer and art director Edwin Tan.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Teenage Engineering

Adolescent as it may sound, Teenage Engineering in Sweden strives to create products with superior quality, functional design and top-class engineering. Shown above is the Styrofoam Turntable DIY Kit. The basic idea behind this was to design and engineer a low-cost do-it-yourself Turntable kit made out of high density styrofoam. Well thought-out and executed, hopefully this gets picked by an audio manufacturer to be produced.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Zune & Peter Saville Collab

The new Zune 80 GB Video + MP3 Player, Joy Division Limited Edition (Black).
Mr. Steve Jobs & Jonathan Ive, you should have released this while you had the chance...

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Friday, December 18, 2009


Conceptualized by Hjgher, Underscore is an independent magazine with a thematic content attuned to a simple rhythm: quality of life. The empty theme of the first issue is represented by the following values: Honesty. Integrity. Quality. Authenticity.

Join the Facebook group here.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Google Chrome

I'm using it, are you? More details over at the Google Chrome Channel.

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM

Her new album, co-produced by Beck. A shift in style & sound but nevertheless she still holds her ground really well in terms of this album production. Keith Schofield directs this music promo for "Heaven Can Wait". It's contradicting, bizarre and yet comforting at the same time.

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Dieter Rams at the Design Museum

Yes, another follow-up post to Dieter Rams, this time at the Design Museum. Here's a gallery feature over at Wallpaper*. Art directed and designed by Shoreditch, London-based Bibliothèque. I reckon Singapore is not on the list of this roving exhibit? DesignSingapore should really consider bringing this in.

(An update: Creative Review just posted an article on this with Bibliothèque. Read it here.)

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Wallpaper* 2010 Design Awards

Hot off the press is the HTC Readers' Choice Award from Wallpaper*. One of my fav (shown above) piece is Up Street furniture by Ewo and Norway Says. The judges from the various multi-disciplinary fields this year are fashion designer John Galliano, interior designer Kelly Wearstler, media executive James Murdoch, Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar and many more.

Gallery slideshow for the nominees.

(Thanks Kay@Wallpaper*)

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Thursday, December 03, 2009


TimeTuner is the sharp and savvy alarm clock radio iPhone app by Ammunition Group and DreamSurface. Wake up to classy alarm tones, iPod tracks, or one of 14,000 international streaming radio stations; all within an elegant Dieter Ramsesque interface. Brilliant!

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