Malaysia-based graphic design studio LIE (or Little Ideas Everyday), which has done a staggering amount of good work ranging from identity design to illustration, recently ran a project on their blog where whimsical visuals, such as a polaroid that spews colours and a suitcase opening up to reveal a sea of paper waves, come to [...]
A recent Groupon deal in Malaysia had unicorn rides going for cheap at just, oh, US$2.9million (RM9million) a pop. The goods are USA-imported unicorns, with optional magic pumpkin carriages or a ‘fairy god mother with up to 5 centuries of experience’. Unfortunately it’s exactly what it smells like: a hoax. Still, the hilarious disclaimer that [...]
The charismatic illustrations of Malaysian Tang Yau Hoong are created by using negative space. It’s a very clever way to play around with the visual illusion you achieve by using the space you usually do not use.
Malaysian photographer Eiffel Chong has observed just how uneasy people are with the medical treatments they undergo. In his Institutionised Care series, he documents scenes of hospitals and medical centres that serve as ironic reminders of impending mortality, even as the medical equipment and facilities in them help to save lives.
Chew Jern Ian, a 19 year-old Malaysian photographer, prefers to patiently coax magic out of his compact camera. He claims influence from an eclectic variety of sources including Indian curry and Korean trot music. When asked about his ideas behind the Disconnection series, he simply said, ‘I will leave it for you to interpret’.
Sexy is over-rated. Simplicity and elegance is what this portrait photographer is all about. Frederic Melotte’s portraits of people and animals have a feel-good, unpretentious quality, and they stay true to the subjects’ personality. Born in Mauritius, and based in Malaysia, he has been producing beautiful photography across these two countries for the last few years.
Feng Shui, a solo exhibition by Munkao, is filled with lights, kinetic energy, and has him coining a new term — ‘Painstallation’, a blend of painting and installation. Also, as a possible first, Feng Shui is curated by a real Feng Shui Master, based on his authentic knowledge of the ancient science of geomancy.
Working exclusively with PET bottles, Malaysian designers Lisa Foo and Su Sim have produced these creative-looking lamps, which will work inside your home or in more remote locations such as outdoor parks and plazas.