Monthly Archives: August 2011

Cardboard Book – reprinted and translated!

While working as the editor at an\b editions, I undertook the editorial coordination for Cardboard Book, and wrote the text within it. The an\b editions version (for Asia) and the Gingko Press co-edition (for USA and Europe) were released in late 2010.

I’m ecstatic that both an\b editions and Gingko have reprinted, and that Spanish publisher Links Books has translated and released the book in Spanish and French!

Cardboard Book has been favourably reviewed in Australian and Singaporean magazines (Artichoke, Houses, (inside) Interior Design Review, Cubes, and d+a), and has received great coverage on habitusliving.com.

designboom.com also reviewed it, saying “If you are interested in the radical use of material and the exploration of forms and stability of cardboard, this book is for you.” Cheers all!

My business logo


N, Y, and blue.

Hello, ni hao, selamat pagi, vanakkam!

Welcome! In the nine years I’ve worked in the publishing field, I have had the pleasure of learning and writing about:

a pedestrian bridge made with cardboard tubes
jewellery made with disused bicycle inner tubes and old tins
Australia’s basketry and fibre art sector
a house perched over an old tennis court
the history of central Perth’s river foreshore
residential kitchen and bathroom design
the sustainability of communities in Western Australia’s Pilbara region
sights to see on a walking tour of a Singaporean neighbourhood
brand identity for a men’s fashion label
an office designed with a ‘green building’ agenda
illustrators, furniture designers, and glass artists
nocturnal art photography by architects
the abstract interior of a subterranean bookshop

There have been many other unexpected subjects. How could I not love what I do?

This post marks the embarkation of my first business in Singapore. I intend for this site to do more than communicate my skills and work; I hope it will become a useful resource for those interested in architecture, design, and publishing in Singapore and Australia. Please revisit this space, as I will progressively expand the links section and report on upcoming and completed events.

Should I manage to forge new connections between Singapore and Australia, well – yeh nah look, that’d be shiok.

IMAGE NOTES: At one with nature. Getting around the garden city; Fort Canning Park, Singapore.