Sunday, 26 August 2012

IIDA’s 8th International InteriCAD Interior Design Awards kicks off in style!

1st row (from left to right)  - Lew Shu Ni, Veronica Lee, Caron Yeong & Jason Tan; 2nd row (from left to right) - Low Chin Guan Jeff Ng, Alvin Yong, Zahari Mahfuz
With 50,000 worth of cash prize & in kind, International InteriCAD Interior Design Awards (IIDA) 2012 is calling submissions until the end of Sept.

The objective of IIDA is to recognize and reward outstanding designers, acknowledge design excellence, encourage innovation, new ideas and techniques across the world.

I was the emcee for this press conference. =D
This year, the award has reached to a greater height by involving more countries to participate this year. They have total 15 countries joined IIDA 2012 compare to last year, including Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippine, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Poland, Spain, South Africa,  Denmark, Dubai &  Saudi Arabia.

One of the preliminary judges, Peter Loo shared about his insights about the past judging and his expectation towards this upcoming IIDA.

IIDA is open to any professional Interior Designers and practicing architects in the above mentioned countries, who have completed projects they would like to submit and share to the public.

There are two different categories,

Main Categories which the participants have to submit completed projects. There are 5 main categories this year, namely Residential Design, Retail design, Corporate office design, Hospitality & Recreation Design, Public institution & public space.

Special Awards Categories, which is exclusively presented by our sponsors. There are total 7 special awards this year, such as Best InteriCAD 3D Award, Best Lighting Award, Go Green Lighting Award, Best Colour Award, Best Kitchen Design Award, Best Laminate Flooring Award, Best Tiles Application Award and Best Wallpaper Application Award.  These special awards are to encourage creative and innovative application of respective sponsors’ products and materials, while enhancing respective brand awareness among designers’ community.

There are five main criteria which the judges will judge on,

1) Originality and Innovation
2) Creativity of the design
3) Space Planning
4) Aesthetics
5) Colour

Final Photo with the team. CHEERS
For more information please visit http://iida-awards.com/ .

Friday, 24 August 2012

Drum TAO – The Art of Drum




Courtesy of Senatus, I was extended an invitation to Drum TAO Live in Malaysia at Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The show is proudly bought to Kuala Lumpur by Establish Events.

 After playing to audiences of more than 5 million, in 400 cities in 17 countries that include Switzerland, Denmark, Israel, USA, Australia, Spain, Belgium, UK and Germany, critically-acclaimed Drum Tao exploded onto the KL stage with its eclectic mix of dance and martial arts as the dynamic and innovative Japanese performers beat their Wadaiko Drums.



The two-hour extravaganza featured super human efforts by the 16-strong highly disciplined crew of Japanese Taiko drummers, who spend eight months of the year touring the world, giving it their all in the 500 shows they perform a year.

It was an evening filled with rhythm, beats, melody and extraordinary precision which is inspiring, uplifting and theatrical. The performance is full of emotion and passion, and with an incredible connection to the audiences.



Their skilful drumming is impressive and exhilarating. Mind-blowing martial arts married with mesmerising music, coupled with the musicians’ physical fitness, dynamism and extraordinary synchronicity, make them human rarities. 


Peeps, today (25 Aug 2012) will be the last day for Drum TAO to perform in Malaysia. This is a golden opportunity for you to witness their performance by yourself!
What are you waiting for?

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Ten Things You Should Do In Your Life


Well, today let’s talk about dreams, life…  You know, life is short so you should do all your possible to live it to the fullest, to do crazy things, to live without regrets.
Now, let me share with you ten things you should do in your life.

Happy Family
1. Help your country and your people
Give a sense to your life and take actions to help people and others.
Take example on Michael Jackson (RIP) and spend some time helping people who need it! You it’s not expensive, you don’t have to spend money just sharing your time is enough.

2. Try all the food of the world
Don’t dead stupid! Taste all you can taste!
The world has so many things that are waiting to be eaten so don’t miss this opportunity!

Be the next Steve Jobs!
3. Create something people will never forget
Don’t waste your time doing futile things, but dedicate it to create something big, a thing that people will remember even after your death!
Take example on Steve Jobs and see how a human can create things that change million people’s habits!


4.  Jump from the highest point possible
I’m sure you think: why should I do this? ; This is crazy, blablabla… But you know what, it’s crazy that’s why you should do it!
Plus, it’s when you’re very near death that you can feel alive!
Wheeee!
5. Start your own business
Yeah start your own business, create something with your own hands, and accept more responsibility! Show the world that you’ve something to offer!

6.Travel as far as you can
Don’t wait for an opportunity to discover the world but grab it!
Discovering other cultures will allow you to understand the human better! Traveling is a way to broaden your mind!

The Blue Lagoon, Ecuador
7. Fight for what you think is right
Life short, so if you have something to say or to do; do it immediately.
Don’t hesitate to stand up for what you think is right; don’t hesitate to raise your voice.

8. Live a flashmob in Times Square, New-York
Participate to a flashmob in Times Square is THE thing you should do once in your life!
You’ll feel like you belong to a big community!
And you know what is so good about the flashmob? You don’t have to pay to participate because people just do it to have fun and spend a great time!

X @ NYC
9. Spend an entire day in the jungle with the minimum to survive
Lol yeah I agree that this one is very stupid, we can even say that it’s a suicide mission but why not? You’ll be able to experience the world at its origins without the men’s inventions, interesting isn’t it?

10Live without Iphone, Facebook, BBM
Don’t you life was better without all this new inventions? We were all less addicts to internet and to new technology! W we’re more creative and dynamic.
Now it just seems that our brain is becoming more and more rotten by all these things.
Well, I’m saying that but I’ve to admit that I’m addict these too HAHA!

credit: http://theback-benchers.com
Hope you enjoy this post! 

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Tiffany Godoy, Sense of Originality.

Guys let me introduce you to one of the trendiest girls of the moment: Tiffany Godoy.

Well-known for collaborating with influential magazines such as Vogue, Nippon, The New York Times, ELLE, Spur…she never disappoints with her brilliant ideas.
Overlook on the Tiffany Godoy phenomenon!

CREDITS: HIDEPON
Originally from California, this fashion creative director and editor moved to Japan in 1997 motivated by her interest for Japanese fashion since she went there “to understand why the Japanese are so different from people in France or New York in terms of their aesthetic”.



What makes her so particular? Her creativity, her perception, her style! She showed through her projects that Fashion has no borders.

She brings a new vision of fashion in which individual people are more important than brands, showing that Fashion is not just a brand name but also an attitude, a personality.
 
As an author Tiffany published: Style Deficit Disorder, Japanese Goth and launched her magazine the reality Show in June 2010. 

STYLE DEFICIT DISORDER: HARAJUKU STREET FASHION TOKYO
(2007, CHRONICLE BOOKS)
These books and magazine transport you in her singular universe and show you another vision of what is beauty.

My story on Tiffany Godoy will be published on Xuan for Her, Nanyang Siang Pau on 10th August 2012. Please stay tuned