without thought - Naoto Fukasawa

Always crazy about Japanese stuff. From graphic, fashion, product, architecture, and even their music. Japanese design always leading the trend, bringing the perfect balance between culture and contemporary, giving us non-stop surprises.

Naoto Fukasawa (深泽直人) is definitely one of the most influential designer in the universe. The one who design the ingenious Muji fan's CD player, the man behind plus minus zero, the one who brings the simplicity and functionality to the next level. Yeah, everybody knew him, but i just can't resist to talk about him again...

Just read an old article about his philosophy - without thought.
"You shouldn't need to use an instruction manual to learn how to use a product," he said. "It should be so intuitive that you work it out naturally." (read more).

A product is not only a product, but a tool to communicate with the end user intuitively/subconsciously. Beautiful~

* quite useful list about Naoto. Here (in Chinese)


little practice everyday

I'm not trying to be stylo, and I know my english is sucks.
Beside info sharing, the purpose of this blog is for me to practice my
english as well. I wanna make english writing as a habit so that i won't feel headache everytime even for replying a simple email. So please don't mind my broken english, and do correct me if you find any bad use of grammar, vocab, spelling, etc... Godspeed!



Dear Mark

Please stop forwarding the same Toe's live in KL newsletters,
I know they are coming this August and I'm going to missed it! I really
hope that i could catch this super skillful Post+Math Rock Jap band!

Damn, and the screamo Envy will be at Singapore one week
after Toe's. Goodbye Toe and Envy ~


moganshan 50

Just came back from M50. A very impressive art hub located in
Shanghai’s Suzhou Creek. Make me feel something like Factory 798
in Beijing (although i’ve never been there before).

Love this place, i was so impressed & inspired by all the talented
China artists! We Malaysian is still eating shit.

more photos in flickr

Old Temple Pte Ltd

I was walking around in Shanghai this few days, and just realize
that many shopping places are disguised as old traditional temples.
There are no praying, but just shopping :D


fourth day, after work.

DMC final and the party afterward.