Category Archives: Events


Missing last year’s Singapore Design Festival, qmark eagerly placed this year’s events into the calendar. There are MANY events, but a quick browse through that thick pamphlet tells me that there aren’t many that cater specifically to design per se. It’s more product placement than product process. Continue reading


An Ionic Bond

21st July saw the soft opening of much-hyped frenzified Ion Orchard. Designed by UK-based Benoy Architects, Ion Orchard fills the high-end niche gap, converting Pinoy park into purchasing paradise.

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SuperGarden SuperSpore


11th International Architecture Exhibition, Venezia

Poof! qmark disappeared for 1.5 months. Continue reading

Retrospectively Warhol

A is for Andy exhibition 2007- More than Cambell soups and Marilyn Monroes.

Perhaps the use of acid-free paper & good quality pigments, combined with proper care throughout the years make these pieces appear as if they were fresh off the printer! The texture of the pigments used, the layering of inks and the mad riot of fresh colours are revealed & their impact felt only on closer scrutiny, when one sees the actual work of art.

Such qualities are rarely/never captured in the glossy prints of the paintings in books or magazine graphics.

Here’s another chance to catch these paintings live if you missed the previous exhibition!

See details- 100 Warhols Plus Twenty Servings Of Soup On The Side.

qmark_pink.jpg keen on an art exhibition… anyone with a space for rent?


So here- back, after 3 weeks of roving, back to a new year, back to life and new hopes, back to SG, back to home, work… and eventssss!

sondre lerche, earth wind and fire, broken social scene? and not forgetting the freeeebies.

book soon!

qmark_pink.jpg looks forward to the coming of march already.

Insights from the Inside.

(ArchiTours Publicity Poster)


The National Museum has catwalks in the ceiling.

SMU‘s architects didn’t know whether the grass screens would work.

The Gallery Hotel has a disguised “icon” representing William Lim Associates.

You can enter the Singapore Art Museum for free.

The Hwa Chong Institution was built up from many many many phases.

The National Library was designed for stack effect.

La Salle has an underground studio.


The Russian delegate group we took comprised of people from diverse parts of the former Soviet Union.

Under the Kingshill Media Group, they organise architectural construction tours overseas very often.

Their delegates consist of chief architects and specialists and directors (!!!)

We hope they had a good time during the tours.

ArchiTours is part of ArchiFest, part of Singapore Design Festival 2007

qmark.jpgurges you to sign up for ArchiTours if you haven’t!

FWD: Exhibit! (2)

As I sieve through Singapore Design Festival’s website, I realise the overwhelming number of events being planned! Singapore is really opening up to the creative class and the creative wave. Finally being recognised and “farmed”. Here’s more exhibitions (a sequel to Part I) which should interest the culture / design / architecture junkie.

1.gifMoooi and more
LaSalle Project Space (28th – 4th) . Talk (28th) 730pm


LaSalle Level 5 (28th – 8th)


Objects As Architecture, Architecture As Objects
Sculpture Square (28th – 6th)


WOHA Reflects
WOHAGA (28th – 8th)


20/20 Base
National Library Plaza (28th – 8th)


10Touchpoints Winner’s Exhibition
National Library Plaza (28th – 8th)


President’s Design Festival
City Hall Foyer 3 (28th – 8th)


Brazilian Design Perspective: A Tribute to Oscar Niemeyer
City Hall Level 1 (28th – 8th)


1.gifBlurring Boundaries
NUS UCC (6th)


Plastik Blobular Worlds
Gallery Hotel (8th – 31st)
Karim Rashid Exhibition


Lightouch at the New Majestic Hotel
New Majestic Hotel (1st – 17th)


Interesting Venues: Old Supreme Court, City Hall, LaSalle, Emily Hill

qmark.jpg and liberation!