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Jun302008

1 CommentSingapore Toy & Comic Convention 2008 Part 2

by Caty at 2:37 pm Posted in Art, Design, News & Update
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Next were the pictures taken from Devilrobots, a design team of five from Japan which led by the art director Shinichiro Katai.

Devilrobots: Shinichiro Katai

Devilrobots

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Jun292008

5 Comments Singapore Toy & Comic Convention 2008

by Caty at 10:44 am Posted in Art, Design, News & Update
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The first-ever Singapore Toy & Comic Convention 2008(STCC) was here from 27th to 29th June 2008. This was also the first international event of its kind in Southeast Asia to showcase the latest pop-culture trends in design, toys, comics, animation and gaming. I went down there on Saturday afternoon and snapped tons of photos from Tokidoki by Simone Legno and others e.g Devilrobots, Nintendo, BANDAI, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Medicom Toy, Toumart, Madcap and more.

When I reached the entrance of the convention hall, I was first greeted by an Artist Graffiti Wall which was the collaborative artwork by artists which include my all time favorite Simone Legno(Tokidoki), Pete Fowler, Gary Erskine, Mori Chack, Kika and Nada, Devilrobots, Touma and more!
You can read more details about the designers at the Walk of Fame.

Artist Graffiti Wall:Section drawn by Simone Legno

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Jun182008

8 Comments Zen Cart vs osCommerce

by Caty at 7:09 pm Posted in Design, Reviews
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I am currently working on Zen Cart projects and thought of leaving some views after working on several osCommerce designs before. This review is solely based on the view point of a designer regarding the template systems on both e-commerce softwares. So which is better, Zen cart or osCommerce?

Talking about the dreaded “Table” coding, Zen cart has moved away from this since version 1.3.5(well – nearly table-less layout). osCommerce is table-based and codes are pretty messy(to me) where I had to mix around with table and css based div.

Another feature that I like is the template overrides system in Zen cart: you can customize your cart by creating your own custom template folder instead of writing to the default templates and thus any future upgrades will not overwrite the customized theme design. See snapshot below.

Zen cart template overrides system

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Jun062008

3 Comments Tokidoki online shop (part 2)

by Caty at 12:37 pm Posted in Online Shopping, Reviews
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Here is another review of the online shops where I have bought my tokidoki items from. The review was based on my personal experiences during the whole shopping process till I received my items.

Karmaloop: Bought “The Sushi Adios & Ciao Ciao T-Shirt” and “The True Love Ciao Ciao & Adios Z/U Hoody” here(see pictures below).

Note: This post is no longer being updated as I don’t shop at Karmaloop anymore due to a bad experience with credit card payment on this site many years ago.

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