• 21, Aug 2014 - Art & Design

    COGOO Saddle Blossoms

    A beautiful solution to an ugly problem.

    Using the allure of flora, the project re-appropriated the seats of the neglected two-wheelers as planters, arranging them in bicycle parking lots to attract the attention of pedestrians. Each saddle was also given a name plate with the species of flower it co...

  • 21, Aug 2014 - Culture

    Obscura Vol 16 / Summer 2014

    Think of Living More. Think of Less.

    We often dress less and eat light during hot summer days; for what seems like a figure of speech is in fact a reminder to strip back to the everyday essentials of life, the concept of living with simplicity in mind.As a continuation of cultivating the art of d...

  • 21, Aug 2014 - Lifestyle

    Rose Bakery Lemon Cheesecake

    An exclusive recipe for Obscura.

    When Rose Bakery opened in Paris in 2002, Rose and Jean-Charles Carrarini offered a fresh way to eat and the idea of take-out to a city that loves to sit down and eat a hot lunch. They were doing something French in London (they built Villandry in the 1990s) a...

  • 21, Aug 2014 - Tech

    Modbook Pro X

    Turns your Retina MacBook Pro into a graphics tablet.

    Modbook Pro X will retain all the connecting ports, CPU, GPU and display of the 2013 Retina MacBook Pro, then finally transformed into an all-black tablet which is 17.8mm thick and weighs 2.2kg.

  • 21, Aug 2014 - Fashion

    PLAYBACK handmade accessories

    Linking to the past.

    Objects can easily be obtained but will always be in the motion of change – an unstable state that fazes us all. They often get lost in time, it’s like being covered by a thick layer of dirt and earth.

  • 21, Aug 2014 - Art & Design

    Camelflage Series by David Schwen

    A fun art project involving paint and a camel.

    Created with acrylic paint, found materials and a toy camel, the series features the plastic figurine hidden against a variety of backdrops, including cherries, bricks, sand, a plastic bag and my personal favorite, a burger. Together, the images form a series ...

  • 20, Aug 2014 - Stories


    Tram No. 120

    It’s not common to find a century-old public transportation system in every city, especially one where the medium becomes a moving theatre of the notion of daily life. Moving from the West to the East and back, one can absorb the history, stories and changes o...

  • 19, Aug 2014 - Lifestyle

    HALE Furniture

    Aluminum and steel designs by Jonathan Nesci.

    Founded by Nesci in 2006, HALE specializes in functional, minimalist furniture that’s locally made from materials like aluminum and steel. In many cases, the designs are also “formed around industry capabilities and employ experts in a variety of manufacturing...

  • 19, Aug 2014 - Lifestyle

    The Art of Daily Life

    Obscura × kapok Opening Party Recap

    Launched last Thursday, our joint-collaboration with kapok began with a heavy rainfall just before the opening, but it soon cleared up and it all went to plan.For this special occasion, kapok’s director Arnault Castel has chosen a selection of products that re...

  • 19, Aug 2014 - Fashion

    Imaginative Apparel Scenes II

    Fall/Winter 2014 Women's Accessories collections.

    A pretentious cactus is having an afternoon nap in a cushy pose;Slice an eggplant and let it fall away like onion rings; An open vase is accompanied by eyes who blinked into life. Creating an eternal moment that is snapped by the shutter;

  • 18, Aug 2014 - Stories

    Five Things

    #007: Obscura's Selections – 
Obscura × kapok Pop-Up Store

    When you’re feeling tired or drained out, you can always look back to the details of your daily essentials, as you might find a way out from the mundane. Following the selections of Arnault Castel (link), Obscura has also chosen a selection of objects for sell...

  • 15, Aug 2014 - Tech

    Twelve24 ClockONE

    Tells the time with e-ink.

    ClockONE adopts the E-Ink technology which has been commonly used for producing e-books, with its ultra-slim, soft, high-contrast and low power consumption characteristics, it's one meter wide but only weights less than 4 lbs. with a 4mm thickness, while a pie...

  • 15, Aug 2014 - Art & Design

    Atsushi Momoi’s Score (Scene #1 / Tokyo)

    Visualizing the soundtrack of Tokyo.

    With the photographer’s use of long exposures and carefully orchestrated camera movements, the result is a beautiful set of images that accompany the city’s “aural experience,” and continues Momoi’s ongoing study of the relationship between individuals and the...

  • 14, Aug 2014 - Culture

    Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo

    The French filmmaker’s new, experimental creation.

    Like his earlier hit, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Gondry addresses the issue of a doomed relationship, this time through the lens of a grave illness.

  • 14, Aug 2014 - Art & Design

    Floral Fabric by Eason Page

    Making a real garden.

    Eason Page is a Hong Kong-based photographer who works with the idea of perspectives, while exploring new ways to understand the connections of people and their surroundings. His past works include landmark and rooftop, which were inspired by Hong Kong’s archi...



4, Aug 2014 - Lifestyle

The Art of
Daily Life:
Obscura × kapok

Exploring the intricate stories behind everyday objects.

12, Aug 2014 - Lifestyle

Ivania Carpio DIY Coat Stand for Obscura

An exclusive design by the founder of Love Aesthetics.

14, Aug 2014 - Art & Design

Floral Fabric
by Eason Page

Making a real garden.

14, Aug 2014 - Stories

OBSCURA Summer 2014 Playlist

Think of Living More. Think of Less.

13, Aug 2014 - Fashion

Kapital FW2014
“Peace Pilgrim” Collection

The Japanese label journeys to Mongolia.

8, Aug 2014 - Stories

Five Things

#006: Arnault's Selections – Obscura × kapok Pop-Up Store Preview

8, Aug 2014 - Fashion

Apparel Scenes

Inspired by the Fall/Winter 2014 collections.

11, Aug 2014 - Lifestyle

Slash Lamp
by Dragos Motica

A beautiful, interactive design for UBIKUBI.

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