Sunday, June 27, 2010

林宥嘉-感官 世界 最佳专辑封套设计奖




恭喜聂永真和林宥嘉,得金曲奖最佳专辑封套设计奖!

(林宥嘉没有其他音乐奖项的肯定,好可惜)

真的很喜欢这个封面设计,除了看得到,还‘听’得到,很有震撼力~

这张专辑是上次去台湾时,我妹在诚品买的。
(当然本地也有卖)
虽然有改版专辑了,但还是喜欢这个。


Monday, June 21, 2010

DIY: mitten


All the while we've been using one small piece of old cloth to handle hot kettle.
I have to fold it properly so that it can stop the transmission of the heat from handle to my hand,
and also covering my hand to avoid the heat of the steam when pouring hot water.
It's not as convenient as using mitten to carry it.
I've been wanting to make a mitten long ago, but only yesterday I'd finally made one. 
(procrastination bug is attacking again~)

Cut out fabrics according to the size of your hand.
Make sure to have at least extra one inch from the perimeter.
Trust me, you wouldn't want to squeeze your hand into the mitten to use it.

I make it 3 layers-one outer layer for the outlook, one inner layer of plain fabric and a layer of wool between them.


My new machine is making my life so much easier! So easy to use, and see, it has light some more~ ;P


I used newspaper so that the wool won't simply come out.
After sewing, tear out the newspaper.


The mitten is done!
I add the ribbon so that I can hang it in the kitchen.
Now, can you spot the difference?





Yes? No?
Clue: Look properly at the inner fabric.

Initially I was using white canvas, but the mitten was too small that I have to squeeze my hand into it.
(See? I've told you~)
Then I decided to make another, and within an hour I'm done!
Practice makes perfect, right?
=)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Save the tree?

These t-shirts were exhibited in 1utama Shopping Mall recently.
Of all the t-shirts, this is one of my favourite.

I'm in the construction line, so I deal with timber quite often.
Either as flooring, door and window, or furniture.

People says constructing=destroying.
(建设=破坏)
It's indeed true.
We cut trees to decorate our living spaces.
 Unless we reuse old plank, or replant the trees.
But it takes years to grow.

It makes me think.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

DIY: toothbrush holder


This is the measuring cup of fabric detergent.
As every pack comes with one cup, so after some times I collected quite a few already.

I was thinking, shall I recycle or how can I reuse it?

Then one day I was glaring at my nearly 5-year-old toothbrush holder, I thought it needed a change.

I tried to think of what can I use to be the new toothbrush holder, that's when this measuring cup came into my mind.

I trimmed the base of the cup, then cut out 2 u-shape to hold the toothbrush.
To make the holder not too boring-looking, I drew some pattern on it.

So this is my new toothbrush holder~

I purposely made the brush not to contact with the holder, so that it won't stick to the dirt and dust collected on the holder like the previous one.  
It may not look good, but it's economical and practical. =)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

I watched Dance: Triangle Prism 《三棱镜》


How silly I was when I thought it's a dance performed by these 3 female dancers. And I was looking forward to see my idol, Louise Yow Sing Hwa, to perform on stage! ;P

I watched the show on last Sunday, which was the last day for this production. Only then I found out that these 3 dancers were the choreographers of these 3 dance pieces~

I love the opening of the first dance piece "Incessant", where the curtain was raised to knee level, showed only the movement of legs. The dance was very feminine and the choreography is quite clean cut one. I like this dance piece a lot.

For the 2nd dance piece "Frame us, you?" choreographed by Crystal Low Sim Wei, I felt that she got a lot of ideas and thoughts to express, thus the dance is considered a dense and complicated one to me.

Kathyn Tan Chai Chen's dance piece named "Urban Suite" was the most interesting one among them. Lighting, setting and costume were loud enough to entertain audience. The multimedia design was fun and fitted very well into the choreography. Just that I don't really agree on the costume of female dancers, which they wore white colour dress that looked like a nurse's uniform to me. Maybe it's the collar~

I still enjoyed the show very much. Next time I will still wish to see Louise's dance, and more production from Lapar Lab.

For a professional review of this production, please visit kl dance watch.