Taipei World Design Expo 2011 on the Yashica Electro 35 GSN.

Here are a few more pictures that were taken at the Design Expo. There aren’t many of them because it was too dark most of the time anyway but I’m glad I took these, they are my favorites amongst the smaller exhibits.

The last picture is a shot of a really awesome art project called We Will Fly No Matter What, made up of 36000 pieces of drawings by 36000 elementary school students. You can watch the video of the exhibit here and read more about the wonderful project here.

Ferrania Solaris 800, Yashica Electro 35 GSN

Taipei World Design Expo 2011 on the Golden Half.

We visited the Taipei World Design Expo at Songshan Cultural & Creative Park (beautiful baroque architecture which used to be a tobacco factory) about two weeks ago. Despite the queues, I had a lot of fun browsing; free entry was definitely a huge plus point. There were many different themes on exhibition: interior design, industrial design, graphic design, craft design, as well as a special focus on the works of Taiwanese designers.

I didn’t think I was going to take more than the two pictures above on my Golden Half because it really doesn’t work well in low-light and indoor situations but I’m so glad I did take the ones below. The first three are beautifully designed light fixtures on exhibit and the last one outside a boiler-room-turned-theater.

Kodak UltraMax 400, Golden Half

Happy Weekend.

Ferrania Solaris 800, Yashica Electro 35 GSN

Have you had your plans laid out for the weekend? I don’t usually think about what I want to do until after lunch on Saturday but I’m quite sure I’d be content with curling up on the couch crocheting away. The weather forecast predicts sunshine on Sunday so hopefully I’ll be able to take my new acquired Canon FTb out for a spin. Here’s to a happy weekend!

P.S. My friends over at The ChaCha Girls are offering 10% off their adorable vintage dresses – all you have to do is Like their Facebook page (you will also be automatically entered into a draw for an incredible 50% discount).

Beach Vacation at Qixingtan, Hualien / Part III.

I got one of those waterproof toy cameras for my birthday this year and I was so excited about taking it to the beach. Unfortunately, I was terrible at using the thing (ironically, the plastic really got in the way) and broke the winding knob after, like, 8 shots.

When I returned home from the beach, I moved the film into my Golden Half and proceeded to take random pictures over the first 10 frames or so, hoping that they weren’t all ruined from being exposed during the move.

For some reason, none of the underwater shots turned out (I think I took about two or three) but I’m quite taken to these that did turn out (double exposed with my Golden Half pictures). Although it’s not the easiest camera to maneuver, I do think it is the perfect inexpensive toy to bring to the beach (or anywhere with water). I have already replaced my broken one and hopefully I’ll get the chance to use it again soon with higher speed films.

Kodak UltraMax 400, waterproof toy camera

Beach Vacation at Qixingtan, Hualien / Part II.

The hotel that we stayed at had an amazing view from its rooftop terrace (which would have had a functional children’s pool and deckchairs if the weather was better), we spent a lot of time there taking silly pictures. Going through the pictures makes me want to head right back for a laidback weekend!

Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400, Yashica Electro 35 GSN