Thursday, May 24, 2007

girl, interrupted

Swing by Avenue K on Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur from 25 May to 25 June 2007 as British Council showcases some of the best of the UK’s design talent in a new exhibition entitled ‘Love & Money: the best of British design now’.

Love & Money features projects and designers that balance commercial success with the invention and experimentation for which Britain’s creative industries are internationally renowned. From Jaime Hewlett (Gorillaz), Rockstar Games (Grand Theft Auto) to Zaha Hadid (winner of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture in 2004), the exhibition features a selection from across the range of the design industry, reflecting the best of UK’s talent in fashion, graphics, furniture and product design, architecture and engineering.

The exhibition is curated and organised jointly by the British Council and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and co- presented with the Malaysian Design Council (MDC). Sponsors include Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT) and venue sponsor, Avenue K.

Details of Exhibition
Date 25 May to 25 June 2007
Time 11.00a.m to 9.00p.m (Open Mon – Sun)
Venue Atrium, Avenue K, 156 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
(Nearest Putra LRT station: KLCC)

In conjunction with the exhibition, British Council is organizing Design Dayz – two whole days dedicated to design work and designers!

Design Dayz
Date 26 May and 23 June 2007
Time 1100 to 1830
Venue Level 3, Avenue K

Taking place over two Saturdays, leading UK and local designers in the fields of digital media, fashion, graphic design, architecture, product design, manufacturing and more will talk about what they do and how they do it for both love and money.

The line-up includes Tapio Snellman of London-based digital media consultancy Neutral; Morag Myerscough of Studio Myerscough; shoemaker to the stars, Dato’ Jimmy Choo; graphic designer Kamil Yunus of Freeform Design; landscape architect Ng Sek San and more. Young urban designers will showcase their work around the talks –some of it up for grabs so bring your wallets.

Both days end with a Pecha Kucha Night, the global design networking/social event that draws the most creative talents in the most creative cities around the world. It became an instant success in the UK and currently takes place in over 50 cities around the world. This will be the first time Pecha Kucha is happening in Kuala Lumpur!


in case you're wondering what's up with wegra?

the only reason i promote the do is because the person who taught me to appreciate all things beautiful + that annual reports don't have to be boring (malaysia airlines annual report 1996/97 ... in my tiny world, back then, i thought that piece of work was a true avant-garde) is one of the speakers!

he's yale educated kamil yunus.

chec chec chec check check him out! <- an attempt at beatboxing. heh!

Design Dayz 2 Programme
Saturday, 23 June 2007
Level 3, Avenue K

1530-1630 Kamil Yunus, Freeform Design

ok, music time ... korn - falling away from me

have fun this weekend, y'all!

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