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Amy Casey’s Fragile And Surreal Imagery

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The world does gets fuzzy and very fuzzy. Sometimes, we get lost in this overly connected  information age.  As we wonder on the Pope’s comments on condoms or should panic over the extinction of wild tigers (there’s only 3,200 of them left); there are many others who had anxiety and vulnerabilities of our changing connected cities.

Let’s explore Amy Chasey’s world.


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November 22, 2010 at 7:06 pm

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Business By Design – Chris Lee Talks At NYP

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It was an inspiring night meant to be.  Chris Lee, Creative Director (Asylum) was present at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) speaking to graduands of Digital Media Design. It was a causal and lighthearted evening where Chris shared earnestly and openly about his design career and the successes of his companies. This man speaks volume of inspirations. His mantra of producing good works is key to the list of innovative and creative spaces that had been created.

The session was held on 18 Nov, 7pm at Nanyang Polytechnic at M515.

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November 20, 2010 at 10:23 pm

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Let’s Make Merry.

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If you are looking for Christmas cards, why not get a set of these? Wickedly illustrated by Singapore illustrator James Quah, you get your Santa cheekily flirting with elves or indulging in pure happiness of womanly warmth in this cold, cold Christmas.

Each set comes with assortment of 5 pieces (random pieces) at SGD10. You can place your orders at Limited sets are available. So place your orders today!

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November 20, 2010 at 9:22 pm

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Godzilla-sized Animals Roam In Japan.

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It’s a flavoured Sunday. Sprinkled with fresh rain and occasional rumbles. Be inspired from Artist Shuichi Nakano’s paintings with Godzilla-sized animals towering over the urban sprawl of Japan.

Yayoi Kusama

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November 14, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Novice At Work – Oil Painting

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Its been 2 months that I had dabbled with oil paints! I bought a pack of new brushes for SGD15 at Straits Commercial. Surprisingly, I like the the broad brush strokes and the textures created on my canvas. It’s still a long journey to explore more about this art.  For those who are keen, I’m learning at Tanjong Pagar CC every Saturday. It costs SGD40 per month. Similar classes are also run by various established private institutions in Singapore. Prices varies from SGD40 to SGD500.  Have fun!

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November 10, 2010 at 1:57 pm

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Save The Ears.

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I had an ugly morning. First it was a fight with rude people over a cab. And next, a youngster with overbearing music sat beside me. His music was spilling excessively into my hearing comfort zone.  Heavy techno echoed in the background as my Pachelbel Canon played on. That’s crazy.  And note, he was using the iPhone4 earpiece, same as mine. tsk tsk.

I wonder was it the lousy design of Apple earpiece, a possible deafening ear problem or simply a heart that lacks consideration for people. A simple idea sprouted as I was pondering over this.Why not do a “Save The Ears” campaign targeting at youths?

Some basic information to save your ears.

Different headphone/earphones create different sound levels at the same volume level in your iPod. But as a rule of thumb you should be able to hear from people 3 feet away from you when you are listening to music using your headphone. If you can’t hear them, it is time to lower the volume. Hearing at less than 40% of the maximum volume from your iPod is normal for listening to music throughout the day. But if you can’t resist hearing at high volume level keep track of the time how long you are hearing at high volume.

Few common mistakes

In noisy situation like in streets or subways people try to max out the volume to hear the low sounds above the noise. It is better not to listen to music at that time. And if you still need music at that time try to get a noise isolating or better a noise canceling earbud. Those systems cut off the noise so that you can listen to pure music at lowest possible volume.

Save your ears, friends.

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November 2, 2010 at 9:30 pm

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Change By Design. Meet Tim Brown From IDEO.

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I saw this advertisement at Tiong Bahru MRT station. And did  a quick google this morning.

Organised by DesignSingapore Council, you  can get your tickets at Sistic for SGD20. It will be held at Esplanade Concert Hall on 10 Nov at 7pm.

Ripped from their site:
Times of great change need new options, new choices for business and society, because many of our accepted approaches are outmoded and no longer effective. We must increase innovation significantly and to do this we must conceive of new approaches that improve the quality of ideas and increase the range of people able to participate in innovation. In his talk, Change by Design, Tim Brown talks about how Design Thinking is just such an approach.He shows how this human centered, systems based divergent and prototype driven methodology is being used by business, government and civil society. Using examples from many sectors, including clean water access, education, financial services, telecommunications and healthcare, Brown inspires us to take a creative approach to tackle some of the world’s more pressing problems.

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November 1, 2010 at 2:42 pm

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