We’ve been eating kueh since young. Often sold by the roadside, this delicacy is a favorite among Malaysians. Singaporean Lee Xin Li took kueh to another level. Her drawings of the different types of kueh are a great reminder of the good ol’ times, and are sure making us hungry as well!
It started off as a proposal for a Peranakan restaurant. In the process of drawing the kueh, I was fascinated by the plethora of kueh from the various cuisines around Southeast Asia. Each piece led to the discovery of kueh I never knew.
View the Kueh project after the jump!
Are you still embarrassed of being a banana? Well, now is the time to strike an item off your bucket list: learning Chinese. Learning Chinese is tough. There are apparently tens of thousands of characters to master, and without the perseverance, one would easily give up.
We knew that language evolved from drawings (thanks, history), but somehow, we never really made the connection. Luckily, someone did. And the finished product is “Chineasy”.
Graphic design is a huge part of our lives. Introducing the Design Deck, the pack of cards that will teach you about graphic design.
The Design Deck contains distilled, essential information about the practice of graphic design. Each of the 52 faces has a piece of useful design information, complete with a visual example, combining to create a well-rounded, thorough examination of the subject.
Aakash Nihalani’s latest project “Vantage”, is the first Italian solo show he’s ever done. The exhibition was opened 5th of April at Wunderkammern.
“Most artists use a canvas in order to paint on a limited surface. Like a painter I start with the canvas, but I also explore the ways to sculpt and paint around it, using it as a visual object in and of itself. These paintings, like the majority of my work, are created with a specific point of view – a frontal one – where the illusion exists and the shapes seem to come to life.” -Nihalani
“Some trades have all but succumbed entirely to digitalisation, and sign painting is one of them. You can now have any sign, any size, any typeface you want, but there is something most alluring about a sign that has been painstakingly drawn by hand.”
It’s pretty much the norm to “grab a coffee” nowadays, but how many of us actually meet someone new?
Introducing the Coffee Connector. This coffee machine was made to only brew coffee when two people introduce themselves to one other. What a great ice-breaker for networking sessions!
Mark Gonyea’s latest project, “Letters by the Number” reinvents the alphabet, and creates the link between the alphabet and the number. As someone who was learned more by visuals than by words, he grew up loving TV, video games and movies. Little did he know that his hobbies would lead him to a career in cartooning and graphic design.
Spring is here! Even though we do not have the four seasons here in Malaysia, flowers are blooming everywhere, and it is truly such a pretty sight.
Looks like McD in Japan caught the spring fever as well! McDonald’s recently unveiled the Sakura Burger, inspired by Japan’s well-known cherry blossoms, which are all in full bloom now. Named “Sakura Teritama”, the burger has a fried egg, ginger teriyaki pork patty, lettuce and sakura daikon radish mayonnaise between two pink fluffy buns.
View photos after the jump!
You would think painters need stencils, well at least I did. So much respect for these guys.
If you’re new to the city, you’ll probably find out that rent is eating your pay away. Housing is expensive in many cities, and that applies to cities in Japan. Read more to see the beautiful Garden and House by Ryue Nishizawa, located in Tokyo.