Saturday, October 9, 2010


I am now in the middle of one of those tasks I have developed an aversion to - house hunting. I am right now living in a dump. Hey, the rent is cheap so can't really complain, eh. That's the only good thing about this space. And I think the cosmos is playing tricks on me. Even this dump doesn't want me. So now, I need to move. Well, I have only fully unpacked my suitcase a couple of months ago and now I might have to pack again. Good thing I don't have a lot of stuff and I just have clothes and shoes. I'm beginning to think that I'm living a nomadic life.

So okay, moving. I've been looking at residential listings in the papers and online and there's one thing I hate about it. Most of them are fully furnished. I don't want to sound like an asshole but I bet most of the furniture in those rooms I wouldn't like. Well, to be fair, I don't really like a lot of stuff in my room. I just want a bed, a chair, and a lamp.

Again, like the last living space post I did here, I still want my next room to look like Alexander Wang's studio! Black furniture, white walls, dark hardwood floors, lots of space and humongous windows.

And if I'm gonna be a creature derived from the genes of Martha Stewart and Rick Owens, I might make these gorgeous concrete furniture by myself. But I highly doubt that I'm gonna go to the hardware store and pour some cement onto a steel frame to make slabs of concrete to make a table and a chair.

Now I just need to find a space to dump my stuff in and call it home. I'm suddenly craving for Saturday nights at home in front of a TV. Oh wait, I don't have a TV.

Photos of Alexander Wang's studio nicked from
Photos of Stefan Zwicky's concrete furniture swiped from
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Thursday, October 7, 2010


Drapiness has reached the point of saturation. I know, I know. It's so pedestrian that almost everyone who wants to be called "avant garde" (I ain't a fan of the term especially when related to fashion) just slaps on some monochrome (I use monochrome here in terms of the non-colours black, white and gray, and not monochrome like "different shades of blue or red or green") cotton jersey and then claims to be a member of a fashion cult. But then, they almost always end up looking like 10,000 others within a two-kilometer radius. Sometimes, it just makes me want to wear bright neon colours and mollify myself with truck loads of junk food and never go out of the house again.

Yeah, and usually, the above-described people look to Rick Owens/Gareth Pugh for inspiration. By look-to-for-inspiration, I mean knock-off. Hey, just saying...

But whatever. I still love Gareth Pugh. I still can't afford him though. Almost US$500 for a t-shirt? Well, yes and no. But I'm mostly leaning towards no. But if I could afford it, why the hell not? The strappy boots (either the patent leather with patent leather straps or the matte gray with gray ribbon used as strap) are pretty covetable though. And the jackets! Ahhh heaven!

Okay so on with the video. I like the music. I like the very minimal production design (if a white and a black background could count as production design). As always, I like the Matthew Stone soundtrack. And of course, I love, love, love the clothes.

Gareth's video for Spring Summer 2011 reminds me of most of the stuff I like in fashion. Well, maybe not most of but a lot of the things I like in fashion. It's either "I want to make something in the same vein as that but not exactly like that" (sometimes, I just really like how it was made, not necessarily I'm killing myself for not thinking of making it first) or "I want to slap that on to my body and then step out of the house". With Gareth Pugh, it's almost always the latter.

Err, okay. Enough with the hero worship.

Video by Showstudio/Gareth Pugh snatched from youtube
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