Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Generic Man

Quality footwear and craftsmanship comes in the form of Generic Man.
Just in time, a Christmas pressie for myself.

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Women Rules #2

And there's Polish-born minimal house and techno DJ Magda.

Magda Resident Advisor Podcast 2010 - RA.215 podcast by magda

Magda - XLR8R Podcast 211 [2011-08-16]

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Women Rules #1

There's no doubt the women are prolific in the music scene this year. Here's why:

"Born To Die" by Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey - Video Games - Joy Orbison Remix

"Benefits" by North Highlands

"Weekend" by Class Actress

"Endless Summer" by Still Corners

"16 Years" by Phantogram

"He's Not A Boy" by The Like

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WanderWonder - Music For The Masses Vol.2

A mix tape just in time for the holiday season.
Download the mix. Happy shopping and a blessed New Year!


01 Rubber Head - Cliff Martinez (Lakeshore Records)
02 Hours - Tycho (Ghostly)
03 Endless Summer - Still Corners (Sub Pop)
04 Tomorrow (Apparat Mix) - Ladytron (Nettwerk)
05 Wait In The Dark - Memory Tapes (Carpark)
06 You Said - The Horrors (XL)
07 Benefits - North Highlands (Self-released)
08 Don’t Move - Phantogram (Barsuk)
09 Weekend - Class Actress (Carpark)
10 Tremel (Jamie xx Remix) - Glasser (Young Turks)
11 Is This Power - The Field (Kompakt)
12 Lotus Flower (Jacques Greene Remix) - Radiohead (XL)
13 Assador - Kris Wadsworth (Get Physical)
14 Shake - Sigha (Hotflush Recordings)
15 Jack (Toob Remix) - Red Snapper (V2 Records Benelux)
16 The Lack of Hope - Gesaffelstein (Turbo)
17 Sais (Dub) - Floating Points (Eglo)
18 Reprise - Carl Finlow (Seventh Sign)
19 Understand - Beroshima (Müller)
20 Stick To My Side (Efdemin Remix) - Pantha Du Prince (Rough Trade)
21 Dependant - Claro Intelecto (Modern Love)
22 Phone Call (Matrix Remix) - Klute (Certificate 18)
23 Ichso - Ricardo Villalobos (Cadenza)

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Plusminusten Teaser

(Muon) Motion deux - 04 Daniel Koh: Good design is long-lasting by madebyanonymous

A preview of the upcoming exhibition I'm participating. Pre-order my contribution there and please check out the rest of the amazing work from the rest of the 9 designers.
(Images courtesy of Anonymous)

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100 Friends 100 Artists 100 Inspirations

tcc - The Connoisseur Concerto, the leading purveyor of gourmet coffees in Singapore, in collaboration with :phunk studio and, is pleased to announce a new conceptual art exhibition entitled “100 Friends 100 Artists 100 Inspirations”. tcc - The Connoisseur Concerto has been a strong supporter of art in Singapore for seven years and in collaboration with has held 35 exhibitions within its “The Gallery” on 51 Circular Road. 100 Friends 100 Artists 100 Inspirations will see artists return to the gallery for a homecoming and will be a platform to benefit the non-profit organisation TRANSMISSION: PROJECT.

The exhibition, conceptualised and curated by and :phunk studio, will showcase 100 portraits featuring 100 inspirational figures that have influenced and encouraged 100 well known Singaporean and international artists from multi-discipline artistic practices. All 100 A4 portraits will be framed and priced at a very affordable S$199.00. Buyers will be able to take their new artwork home on the same day. The exhibition will be a unique chance to view work from such a diverse range of artists and creative disciplines.

I'm glad to be a part of the 100 artists in this fund-raising event and exhibition, so do come down and lend your support. For more info, view the press release here.

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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on." ~ Steve Jobs, Apple.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises

“If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal. Then you become something else entirely.” The Dark Knight Rises. Can't wait...

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Friday, July 01, 2011

Wallpaper* 15th Anniversary issue

15 years on, Wallpaper's been outshining the rest on the newsstands with a startling array of covers that mix bold creative briefs with the best photography and styling. So, for their September anniversary issue, they’re asking us to pick our favourite and they’ll reprint this slice of Wallpaper* history to grace our personal copy of the magazine. How cool is that?

Can’t decide which is your favourite? It’s a tough call. So they’ve made life easy by giving us a second option: a montage of multiple covers. Select the grid icon above the blank cover, then just drag and drop the different covers into place to create a one-off work of art. Now get your arse comfy and get your copy!

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WanderWonder - Music For The Masses Vol.1

An eclectic mix compiled & selected from my music-bag for my label WanderWonder.

This mix if anything, is mood-inducing with the highs & lows, showcasing the adventurous spirit of my
non-compromising DJ sets. The new mix is my least conventional, keeping a restraint from the recurring beats as I weaves through soundtrack, ambient, downtempo and rock pieces. By the end, though, it eases all the way into 'club mode'. Featuring a few early nineties gems and some recent standouts. Pretty much sums up to what the team listens to throughout the week.

Share, enjoy & thanks for listening.

WanderWonder - Music For The Masses Vol.1 by danielunit


01. Irene’s Theme - Michael Nyman (Virgin Soundtracks)
02. Aurora - Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto (Raster Music)
03. Leave in Silence (Claro Intelecto’s ‘The Last Time’ Remix) - Depeche Mode (Mute)
04. Zero G - Minus 8 (Inflamable)
05. Brown Sugar (Les Rhythmes Digitales Mix) - Akasha (Wall of Sound)
06. Wide Eyes - Local Natives (French Kiss)
07. Fly Baby, Fly - The High Llamas (Drag City)
08. People Make The World Go Round - Innerzone Orchestra (Talkin' Loud)
09. Taste - Ride (Creation)
10. Dominican Fade - Battles (Warp)
11. Rano Pano - Mogwai (Matador)
12. Look At Me - Mirrors (Skint)
13. When I’m Small - Phantogram (Barsuk/Ghostly Int‘l)
14. Where is Home? (Burial Remix) - Bloc Party (Wichita)
15. The Crutch - Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX (XL Recordings)
16. Operation - Claro Intelecto (Modern Love)
17. Takin’ U Back - No Regular Play (!K7)
18. Punch Up (Frankie Feliciano 12” original edit) - Laid (Symple Sound)
19. Over (President Bongo Acid Mix) - GusGus (Kompakt)
20. Buddies (Radio Slave Panorama Garage Remix) - M.A.N.D.E.A.R. aka M.A.N.D.Y. x Matthew Dear (Get Physical)

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Zouk Wardrobe presents Wardrobe 2011: Urban Dwelling with WanderWonder & OwnMuse

Our very first fashion show for WanderWonder. Join us as we unveil new styles from our 'Realism' collection, together with our friends at OwnMuse.

Kindly RSVP with us at to get free invitations to the show and after-party. We'd love to see you all there. This event is brought to you in partnership with Zouk Singapore.

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Thursday, June 02, 2011

UNIT x Parris Wakefield

Having your work remixed by your favourite graphic design firm is a dream come true. Studio Parris Wakefield has created a new wallpaper background for June. This month's image was created from remixing the work I created for Front Row's anniversary book (See the previous post below).

The free download is now available from their homepage.

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Thursday, May 05, 2011

Almost Everything

To mark Front Row’s fifth anniversary, the multi-label store launched ‘Almost Everything‘, a book-magazine that celebrates all that the store has come to be recognised for: fashion, eclecticism, lifestyle, art and design. They include 5Editors, 5Stylists, 5writers, 5designers, 5graphic designers, 5friends, 5artists, 5photographers, and 5more things. An eclectic collection of fashion pictorials, interviews, essays, poetry and even recipes separated into 15 chapters. More details of my contribution to the book here.

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The Design of Tron Legacy

Tron Legacy definitely left an impression on me, especially when it comes down to the special effects. Code-artist Josh Nimoy, together with Bradley Munkowitz, better known as GMUNK led a team of GFX all-stars who conceived, designed and animated approximately 10 minutes of UI sequences and holograms at Digital Domain for director Joseph Kosinski and visual effects supervisor Eric Barba. Here are some of the highlights and the interview with Bradley.

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Wednesday, May 04, 2011


Braun Watches, it's about time. Dieter Rams would be proud.

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The Tree of Life

Another cinematic feat from Terrence Malick, can't wait to catch it.

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Tom Darracott

Stunning work from Tom Darracott, ex-Village Greener. Darracott joined the design studio where he worked across the spectrum of graphic design, ranging from corporate branding to 3D illustration.

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Movies in brief

Rather than trying to write or sound like a Roger Ebert, here are some movies I've watched recently, highly recommended in my opinion. 'Loft' is on it's way to a Hollywood remake, what's new?

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Monday, May 02, 2011


Thanks to David and QBN for the UNIT linkup. The site is finally done, presenting the hits & misses and most importantly, those work that pays the bills and the agencies I've worked with that provided all the opportunities.

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Design Culture

It’s a great feeling to know your efforts in promoting design literacy over the years is being commended. ‘Design Culture‘ is a section I created 7 years ago featuring an eclectic body of work from designers coming from different disciplines around the world. Recently, I recalled coming across this article about the site in Guy Julier’s book ‘The Culture of Design’, and my definition on 'design culture', and the site served a good case study.

Here are excerpts from the first edition:

Now into it’s second edition, the book is aimed at students of design studies, design history, cultural studies and sociology. ‘The Culture of Design’ offers a unique overview of design practice in contemporary culture and society. He’s pretty much summed up what ‘design culture’ in it’s context: “Design Culture is the study of the interrelationships between design artefacts, in all their manifestations, the work of designers, design production (including marketing, advertising and distribution) and their consumption.”

Dieter Rams is one great example.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Joy Division & New Order - Ceremony remastered

The 'rebirth' of a classic record and artwork sleeve.

Studio Parris Wakefield were tasked to design the first ever joint Joy Division and New Order release. Only 1,000 copies will be available for Record Store Day, on 16 April 2011. New Order's version of Ceremony and In A Lonely Place is being backed with Joy Division's rehearsal sessions, featuring, for the first time, the full length version of In A Lonely Place.

More of the details at their blog.

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WanderWonder Flagship Store

Our pride and joy. The WanderWonder flagship store is now open for business at:
Parco Next Next at Millenia Walk #P2-30G. 9 Raffles Boulevard #03-02 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596.

We will have the full collection of the Realism collection + footwear including our limited Wingtip Brogues. Join us on our official opening on the 16th April 2011, 3pm til late for a private & exclusive fashion show & tea party previewing the latest and hottest designs together with 13 new designers unveiled exclusively at Parco Next Next.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WanderWonder Wingtip Brogues

G'day Gentlemen,
we’re recommending these because we’ve recently noticed style blog aficionados advocating the Brogues. This is our nod to Grenson's 'Archie' Wingtip Brogues, with the Vibram sole. If you're feeling the pinch at £200 a pair and looking to keep it classic, don't fret these black Wingtip Brogues will do it. And you won’t regret not taking your partner out for a few more nights.

This is a new shoe project from WanderWonder. Currently availlable in limited quantities and these will be made-to-order once these pieces are sold out.

Comes in:
size 40/ us 9/ uk 8
size 42/ us 10/ uk 9
size 44/ us 11/ uk 10

Retailing at SGD $169
Email us at for more purchase & delivery information.

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