Category Archives: Art

ArtTech KL, a platform for new media art in Malaysia

 ArtTech KL is a cross-disciplinary platform supporting the development of new media art in Malaysia. It is a project by CROX LAB, a co-creation platform for Art, Technology, and Society. By gathering local and international creative individuals from different backgrounds in one space, it offers an

Video: Passion in pursuing good design

 Is there more to design other than a visual communication and problem-solving tool? What are designers like? We spoke to Jay and Vivian, founders of TSUBAKI, a graphic design studio based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They shared their passion for design, how they inspire

Video: Songket, a traditional craft

 Songket is a traditional Malay hand-woven fabric commonly found in Malaysia. It is one of the oldest crafts in the country, thus having a rich history behind it. The completion of a piece of songket can take up to a few months, depending on the

Visit the world’s best art bookstore in Japan

For the creative souls, the best kind of bookstore is probably one that combines a wide selection of curated books in a space that breathes with a disposition of art and design. Tsutaya Books, established in 1983 in Osaka, Japan, is now present with many

Video: Beauty behind Japanese design thinking

Japanese designs are known to be minimalist yet practical, but what really makes them so distinct from the rest? We spoke to Mike Saw, graphic designer and partner of KONCENT Malaysia, about the Tokyo-based design product shop, aesthetic principles from Japan, and the thought that

Unknown Asia Art Exchange Osaka 2017 open for entries

Unknown Asia Art Exchange Osaka 2017 is now calling for applicants. It is open to artists in Asia regardless of any category: art, design, photography, illustration, fashion, film, installation, and many more. Besides being an art exhibition, Unknown Asia also offers unique and exclusive programs to

Interactive restaurant in Tokyo changes dining experience

The F&B scene is changing fast. Interactive restaurants are slowly emerging, one of them having a completely interactive interior providing diners with a multi-sensory experience, in Tokyo’s Ginza district. It was designed and created by teamLab, an art collective from Japan who has done various interactive projects around

Art and architecture meet at Benesse Art Site Naoshima

Naoshima is an island town located in the Seto Inland Sea of the Kagawa Prefecture in Japan. Although only 14.2 km², it is widely known for its art-related initiatives at Benesse Art Site Naoshima. Benesse Holdings along with Fukutake Foundation are mostly responsible for setting up the various art

5 classes to attend at ISETAN The Japan Store KL

The 3rd floor of ISETAN The Japan Store brings the essence of Japan to Kuala Lumpur in the form of a creative and cultural haven. Aptly named THE CUBE, it serves as a creative event space that includes a carefully curated bookstore, a free art space, and a

Photographer captures Tokyo when night falls

The ever vibrant nightscape of Tokyo is frozen in time by Japanese photographer Masashi Wakui, who brilliantly translates life and movement of the Japanese capital into still images. What makes the images so unique is how Wakui process his photos, as he plays around with a significant amount of aesthetic