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ASIA POP ARCHIVE // THE FABULOUS ECHOES

This band.

These album covers.

ZIC JOENG // STICK OFF TRADITION

It’s that time of year again.
When my neighbour, the warlord of wulumuqi lu, decides to entertain us with a delightful display of the world’s shittest fireworks.

And amongst all well wishers, a mini-economy of cash filled red envelopes pops up.

And I like this style of gift giving.
No beating around the bonzai, just gimme the dollar, not a crap present thank you very much.

But

Designer, Zic Joeng is clearly bored of traditional mediums

and has created some snazzy stickers to give to his mates.


HOW VELLY NICE.

We should all wish well on our loved ones more often.
Especially if we can stick it on them.


Happy
Chinese
New
Year

acharmoffensive:

TOKYO DOES THE TWEED RUN

When hipsters do this in london, it tells you they’ve never seen the countryside.

When Japanese people do this in Tokyo, it tells you they’re the best people EVER.

TOKYO DOES THE TWEED RUN

When hipsters do this in london, it tells you they’ve never seen the countryside.

When Japanese people do this in Tokyo, it tells you they’re the best people EVER.

(Source: citizencouture.com)

WHO HAD THIS STROKE OF GENIUS? // HELLO KITTY AIRWAYS

A little bit bonkers. A little bit amazing.

I just can’t wait to see the passengers.

NEW GRANNY COOL // XIAO LI KNITWEAR

Oooooh. Where did you get that interesting carpet cardigan from?

Oh this old thing! Just my Granny Mallory-Mae’s…(AKA you will never find it anywhere. EVER)

Smug git.

Yes yes, nicking stuff from your grandparent’s medieval dressing up trunk has been the ‘go to’ for a while now. And the gem you bring back to life is often the envy of others with a certain eye… 

But recent RCA grad Xiao Li has crafted these brilliant pieces of knitwear that are fresh and exciting. They are wonderful sculptures that no longer make me want to dive into smelly vintage shops any more! 

Re-design dont resurrect!

Up yours mothballs!

(Source: dezeen.com)

THE ART OF PLAY // HOW TO TERRIFY A TODDLER // JAPAN

Japanese architects TORAFU  have designed a haunted playhouse for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo.

It’s a creepy hall of portraits and a secret space that kids can enter to manipulate and distort the paintings themselves.

Beats my Kingfisher playhouse.

(Source: torafu.com)

SCREW THE BAP // STICK MY PATTIE BETWEEN SOME NOODLES

So another culinary craze has landed.

This time it’s about doing away with bread based burger buns and replacing them with two squares of congealed ramen noodles. YUMMMMYYYYY

Burger King - this could be your answer to cracking the asian market?

(Source: goramen.com)

LI HAN’S LANDSCAPES // REAL LIFE RE-IMAGINED // BEIJING.

Li Han is an artist and architect living in Beijing.

His architectural graphics accurately animate the hustle and pace of China’s city streets.

AND

You can have them made into t-shirts, mugs, scarves, bags, and stationery.

YAY

(Source: flickr.com)

DRESSES THAT MOVE // YING GAO 

Ying Gao was born in Beijing and raised in Switzerland.

Her dresses are equipped with their own electric nervous systems, enabling them to pulse, sway, beat and light up.

#copythattaobao.

(Source: yinggao.ca)