For so long i've been wanting to see Scotland. I am intrigued to see Glasgow in particular.
When you listen to some music, it just seems that a song becomes a complete story if you hear it right where it was written, or where the band came from. There's something magical about listening to a music right in its original environment. Quick reference to recent music videos, I would imagine the feeling would be like in Camera Obscura's Troublemaker video or The Pastel's Check My Heart. So with Glasgow, I have one dream, that is to stroll around the city with my ipod on.
All accomodations are full during our visit due to the rugby season. That night, Scotland is playing against NZ's all blacks. So we only managed to do a day trip, and continue to Edinburgh late at night.
We visited Kelvingrove Museum and took long stroll around West End area.
On my last visit to Hong Kong, we spent some time rummaging around Wong Chuk Hang and found exciting discoveries. Wong Chuk Hang is an industrial complex located in Aberdeen area. At a glance, they are basically a complex full of unassuming, grim, old warehouse buildings. But Wong Chuk Hang is full of hidden gems, inside the buildings you will randomly find designer products, galleries, and cafes.
I discovered that Wong Chuk Hang is where Hong Kong Art Basel was hosted, so I took note of a few gallery names but turns out it's not easy to immediately locate those spots. If you try asking the security guards downstairs, they'll tell you there's nothing here. So we thought, screw it let's just trespass and look for the floor guide ourselves (nobody cares if you trespass anyway).
So here are the places we discover...
The Mezzanine Floor, 23 Wong Chuk Hang Rd | website
15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building, 28 Wong Chuk Hang Road | website
Regency Centre Phase 1, 39 Wong Chuk Hang Rd | website
Room C&D, 4/F, Kwai Bo Industrial Building, 40 Wong Chuk Hang Road | website
The Butchers Club
16/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road | website)
Our first ever showcase abroad. It was held in Design Festa Gallery, Harajuku last 18th-20th March. Here's a (very late) promotional item.
Established in 2013, The 1984 is a Jakarta based creative consultant, creating brand experience mostly for small to medium enterprises. Many of our works are related to niche products in Indonesia, allowing us to do experiments and solve problems from interesting angles.
RE-IMAGINING AN ARCHIPELAGO
The exhibition ‘Re-imagining An Archipelago’ is our own loose translation of The 1984’s homeland, Indonesia. Using mostly collage technique to transform existing images of pre-war environment, we re-imagine what it feels like to discover the enchanting tribes and remote places in the region.
Here at The 1984 and Jalan Kenangan, we are all huuuge fans of Sekarputi Sidhiawati's ceramic brand, Derau. So it was an absolute delight to have her do workshop at our place.
The workshop was split in two sessions. In the first meeting, you got to learn how to handbuild. Then on the second meeting, the handbuilt potteries were already fired into biscuits where participant learnt to glaze on it. Glazing is my favorite part, because once they are fired again to final product, you'll get unexpected color results.
And here it is, the final results after second firing...
So many sad and heartfelt moments lately, actually. I don't even have the energy to write about it so in the mean time please enjoy this older post I have prepared quite some time ago about our Binatang Ciro prints for Binatang Press
Binatang Ciro is the first limited edition print that we tested on Awagami paper. We offered this to first five commenters on one of Binatang Press' instagram feed.
The image is a pattern of on of our Shihtzus, Ciro, shot from above.
My name is Irawandhani Kamarga, you can call me Wanda for short. I live in Jakarta, blogging mostly about daily life with The 1984, Jalan Kenangan, Binatang Press!, my dogs, and my travels. Here's more about me