What's In My Sketchbook {1}

November 15, 2009  at 12:05 PM

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Invitation to HP Mini by Studio Tord Boontje Event @ Bar 84

November 9, 2009  at 10:11 AM
Hi all! : ) I was very fortunate to have been invited to an exclusive event held at Gallery Hotel's cozy Bar 84 in Singapore for HP Mini, designed by the very awesome Tord Boontje himself. His works are mostly nature-inspired, rich in color and intricate details that are all very reflective in his designs for the HP Mini. Plus, the whole package is based on an environment-friendly concept! Ranging from product to installations to collaborations with Alexander McQueen, here are some of Tord Boontje's awe-inspiring works of art and design:

Aren't they amazing? I simply adore his works! Here's me (far right) with blogger Lay Hiang (second from left) and Tord Boontje! : )

You can view Lay Hiang's post on the event here. And the following photos here are some lovely shots taken by Joe Teh from TechieLobang - News, Tips & Tricks for that evening. Thanks Joe! Check out his cool blog and his post on the event : )

The gorgeous, intricate design on the HP Mini features the world’s first 3D PC Surface Technology – HP Imprint 3D that adds many layers and depth to the central design elements to give a very cool floating effect.

Here's a peak at some of the details on the exclusive umbrella that everyone got to take home with:

Grab it now if you're looking for something this pretty! : )

"Modernism does not mean minimalism, that contemporary does not foresake tradition and that technology does not abandon people and senses. The [Tord Boontje] Studio's designs often temper edges with softness, borrow inspiration from nature, and employ a decor of forms and layers to engage and entice an observer's imagination and emotions."

-Tord Boontje on design

Toodles! : )

DIY Toilet Roll Pixel Boy

November 5, 2009  at 3:32 PM
The next time you're thinking of throwing away that toilet roll away because it's already 'used', don't. Here is a tutorial for you and why you should keep these lovely little things. Hello, Toilet Roll Pixel Boy! Enjoy : )

We will need:

1. Toilet rolls
2. Acrylic Paint / Spray
3. Strong glue
4. Acrylic varnish (optional)

Yes, that's actually all you need! Firstly, download the templates for Toilet Roll Pixel Boy. As you've already guessed, it is a gigantic version of a 'pixel' character, using each toilet roll to represent one pixel. What I've made for my wall is a Panda Toilet Roll Pixel Boy. You can create your own character with this template or choose one of these famous characters to work on. There's Astro Boy, Doraemon and Elmo. See if you can spot some of the other famous characters that I have in the template : )

The Panda Toilet Roll Pixel Boy is really simple to make, and can be done in 3 easy steps. First, paint each toilet roll 'pixel' to the desired colour.

Next, arrange and glue them together at the edges with a strong glue (see above diagram). Lastly, varnish (optional) and hang it up on your wall.

It's that simple! Hope you have enjoyed this one. Now start collecting your used toilet rolls and you will see the results : )


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