Category Archives: Mademoiselle Robot

Carrie Lau, Object Matter Ceramics

Tell me a bit about your background and how you became a graphic designer

I was born and raised in Hong Kong.I was working at a fashion magazine there and found that graphic design interested me a lot. I decided to come to LA to take a specific design programme and since then I have been working here as a graphic designer and art director.

How does working + living in Los Angeles compare to working + living in HK?

The first thing that comes to mind is the size of the city, which make the lifestyle in each city very different. Life and work

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Toast AW17

Toast have released their AW17 lookbooks – yep, they get a plural as they release capsule lookbooks regularly throughout the season – and as usual, I am smitten.

I received an email from their PR department announcing the latest releases and immediately started lamenting the fact I couldn’t get my hands on Toast here. In London, I used to live a whole 5mn walk away from their gorgeous Westbourne Grove store… Well, as it turns out, Toast ships to the US… Cue the sound of my already fairly depleted bank account

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Scandinavian Style at Home

Scandinavian Style at Home

So you know the thing that happens when a friend goes and does something really awesome that gets you feeling all sorts of feelings? Well my former press trip partner in crime, fellow blogger and long time friend Allan Torp (who you probably know as Bungalow5.dk) just had his first book published by Thames & Hudson and it is brilliant! The funniest thing about this is that I remember the day he first announced he had the deal… I had just moved to Los Angeles, he

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Samsung Galaxy Studio Pop-Up

In Collaboration with Samsung

Last Tuesday started like every other Tuesday… I woke up, made myself a cup of coffee, ate some breakfast, took my kid to school, did some work… and then I jumped in my car to the Samsung Galaxy Studio Pop-Up in the Americana on a very special mission… What I thought was going to be a rather traditional “get to know your new smartphone” sort of event quickly turned into a whirlwind of fun times. Two minutes after I’d

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High Noon

It’s been a while… I suppose I could come back saying I was gone to try and perfect the art of slow blogging but I think by now you know I am pretty much a master of that craft. In reality, I disappeared from the blog for a while because I was working really hard on developing my photography site, making new work and prepping for my second show in Los Angeles, which happened a couple of weeks ago now. It’s quite interesting to “start” something new now, especially while knowing I am starting something

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Mashpi Lodge

mashpi lodge

What do you get when you cross someone with really really good taste and someone with a really really good heart? You get Roque Sevilla, the wondrous mind behind Mashpi Lodge. This passionate environmentalist (and former Mayor of Quito) decided in 2001 to buy a large swath of tropical cloud forest. There, he wanted to create a private reserve focusing on conservation and sustainable (yet luxurious) ecotourism. Sevilla built the lodge on the grounds of a defunct sawmill

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