After the mini reconstruction, now it looks so much satisfying with me. The aging paint of the wall and road are more realistic than the 2017-version. I also added some object details in the shophouse and kopitiam.
On the first floor of shophouse, I made it as subdivided rooms (also known as 劏房) which is showing the real circumstance before it was tore down to cafe for now.
The 60 years old Ho Kow kopitiam is no longer located at Lorong Panggung.
I brought it back to KL few days ago, and take a contrast photo between the new alley and the original appearance. This artwork is displayed in @Pandan Republic, Lorong Panggung now. Check it out if you're interested :)
As time goes by, the skill and accuracy on making scenario has improved. The darn perfectionism in me started to think of reconstructing the mini shophouse I made for Lorong Panggung 2 years ago. Basically I remain all the windows and door (as they look quite good to me), and transfer them into a new wall. The main thing I ain't satisfy for the old one was the weathering and paint I applied to the wall.
The size is slightly amended too.
We will see how the new one looks like next time.
This was a project I started to make since October 2017. It is a kopitiam at Lorong Panggung, Kuala Lumpur. (Fyi, kopitiam = coffee shop in Malaysia) Since it is for my personal collection, it was kinda slow in progress. However, it was sad to hear that this 60 years old shop was forced to closed down May of this year.
Coincidentally, Atlas Obscura and the filmmaker approached me at this time to make a video for that. It's such a good timing, I'm sure it will be a precious documentary for all of us, recording both real and miniature ver. of the kopitiam.
Million thanks to the videographer Lucas Veuve for this wonderful video. We have spent so many days to film at both of my studio and Ho Kow kopitiam. I saw his earnest and effort for his job that I rarely see from the others, let's see how amazing the outcome is!
In conjunction with the launching of movie Ant-Man and the Wasp, we're grateful to have the opportunity to collaborate with SAYS and Marvel to shoot a series of photographs of Ant Man in my miniature kitchen and provision shop.for advertising in SAYS' social media.
Ant-Man in Nanyang Kitchen
Ant-Man in Ban Fong Provision Shop
Look at how real the Ant-Man figurine is!
Collaboration project with Maxis.
Check out the micro stories behind each of the miniature posts for Maxis!
一直以來我曾參加過的市集都只是一般的art & craft market，這次特別從馬來西亞飛到東京參與了Tokyo Dollhouse & Miniature Show，還適逢Hari Raya旺季的時候花了不少機票錢，只為了想體驗一次純袖珍和展示娃娃屋的市集。
① handmade magic tool set by M.e.q Miniatures
② typewriter by Diopark
③ handmade wine bottle by Pheles
④ wooden piano workshop kit
另外這次來東京時約了一位在日本唸書的朋友見面，是位很有天分的artist！除了给我兩張自己畫的Frida Kahlo和Kiki之外，還偷偷送了我一個自己捏的手作粘土娃娃，超可愛～ 謝謝你！