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The making of good design

The making of good design

WE’VE all cringed at the sight of certain public structures. At one time, some government buildings were a sickly shade of pink guava. Or take the incongruity of some public structures with their surroundings such as the sculpted pitcher plant water fountain across the Kuala Lumpur (KL) City Hall Building near Dataran Merdeka. And in […]

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The design challenge

The design challenge

WHAT does it take to stay ahead of the curve in design? How can a foundation, company, industry or country nurture and keep creative talent? What needs to be in place for a traditional craft to be transformed into contemporary and modern designs? These were some of the questions that were raised in the final […]

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Living responsibly: What can you give up for the planet?

Living responsibly: What can you give up for the planet?

ONE problem with the environmental movement is the caricaturing of messages. Save the planet. Save the rainforests. Stop global warming. Green the earth. Recycle, reuse, reduce. Live organic. As useful as these slogans are in environmental education and in persuasion, it’s doubtful how successful they have been in affecting real change. There may even be […]

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Talking about living sustainably

Talking about living sustainably

TITLED Creativity and Innovation in Eco-friendly Living, The Nut Graph‘s fourth Found in Conversation forum discussed a variety of issues including consumerism, going organic, changing culture, and sustainability. The panelists were Wild Asia advisor Toh Su Mei, Justlife Shop chief executive officer Callie Tai and Green Drinks Kuala Lumpur initiator and consultant Steve McCoy. Held […]

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<em>Found in Malaysia</em> book launch

Found in Malaysia book launch

WHAT better day to unveil The Nut Graph‘s Found in Malaysia book than on Malaysia Day on 16 Sept 2010 last week. The book is after all, a compilation of interviews with prominent Malaysians of different lineage on what their Malaysian identity means. Found in Malaysia, published by ZI Publications and now available in good […]

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Revolutionising Malaysian education

Revolutionising Malaysian education

THE Nut Graph held its second Found in Conversation event titled Creativity and Innovation in Education on 25 July 2010 in Kuala Lumpur. Panelists comprised educator and dancer-choreographer Datin Marion D’Cruz, 3R executive producer and social commentator Datin Marina Mahathir, and Learning Beyond Schooling founder KV Soon, who is a proponent of homeschooling. About 40 […]

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