Monthly Archives: March 2013

Poverty in the Midst of Plenty exhibition

Posted on March 29, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
Even though Hong Kong is one of wealthiest cities in the world, the gap between the rich and the poor is also widening significantly over the last twenty years. Income equality is now among the worst in the world and poverty is an issue that can no longer be neglected.
 

Chan Wai Kwong's [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Exhibitions, Photography, Travel, Social issues and was tagged with Hong Kong, art and design exhibitions, photography


JCCAC handicraft market & studio visit

Posted on March 24, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
Last weekend, I found out about a handicraft fair at the multi-disciplinary art centre, JCCAC ( Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre) in Shek Kip Mei and decided to pay a visit. I came here with a friend when it first opened in 2008 and it was almost empty with very few working studios [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Exhibitions, Architecture, Travel, Graphics & illustrations, Art, Hong Kong design, Design, Chinese art and was tagged with Hong Kong, art and design exhibitions, architecture, Hong Kong design


Hong Kong's heritage: Béthanie

Posted on March 15, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
When I used to live in Hong Kong many years ago, I never bothered to explore the city ( partly because I was working most of the time), but in recent years, I am more determined to look for unusual sights that are off the beaten track. Recently I found out about [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Architecture, Travel and was tagged with Hong Kong, Colonial architecture, heritage


The Hong Kong Zoological & Botanical Gardens

Posted on March 9, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
As much as I love living in London, the grey winter months are just too depressing, perhaps it's due to lack of sun, but I was determined to find a way out this year... When I told my UK friends that I was going to travel and work in Asia for [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Travel, Nature, Gardens & parks and was tagged with Hong Kong, nature, gardens


Latitude 22N Studio visit

Posted on March 7, 2013 by Toothpicker

Julie and Jesse's Latitude 22N studio in Chai Wan
 
Since the launch of the e-shop over a year ago, I have had many opportunities to meet with different designers around the globe, though I particularly enjoy getting to know the designers I work with. It is not only about building long-term work relationships [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Travel, Art, Contemporary crafts, Hong Kong design, Designers at work, Design, Chinese art and was tagged with Hong Kong, Chinese art, Hong Kong design, contemporary crafts


Imminent Domain: Designing the Life of Tomorrow

Posted on March 5, 2013 by Toothpicker

20/30/40 - Designing our tomorrow talk at Asia Society
 
Hong Kong's design industry has often been overlooked and shadowed by its neighbouring cities, but in recent years, more local designers and their efforts have been recognised at home and abroad. Currently there is a design exhibition, Imminent Domain: Designing the Life of Tomorrow [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Exhibitions, Travel, Talks, Hong Kong design, Design and was tagged with Hong Kong, art and design exhibitions, talks, Hong Kong design


West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre

Posted on March 3, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
I only found out about the West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre when it was about to wrap up, so I dragged my local graphic design friend ( who didn't even know about this) to visit the site on its last day.
Like I mentioned in my previous blog entry, Hong Kongers are now [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Architecture, Travel, Paper craft, Traditional arts & crafts, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with Hong Kong, architecture, paper craft, Hong Kong design, theatre


Chinese New Year in Hong Kong

Posted on March 2, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main & bottom left: A partial view of the CNY fireworks display at the harbour; bottom right: Chinese new year dinner party with friends
 
A slightly delayed post on the Chinese New Year festival, which has finally come to an end...
I cannot remember the last time I spent Chinese new year in Hong [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Travel and was tagged with Hong Kong, Chinese New year


Design & stationery shopping in Tokyo

Posted on March 1, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main: Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku; bottom left: Yuse's sandwich tags; bottom right: fun fish pencil cases
 
With so many cool and unique design shops all over Tokyo, it is almost impossible to give a comprehensive list, so here is an overview of just some of them:
Omotesando
Tokyo's Tokyo ( 4-30-3 Jingumae) - Located on [...]

This post was posted in Japanese designs, Tokyo, Stationery, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Japanese stationery, Anything Japanese, Design, Visual merchandising and was tagged with Tokyo, Japanese designs, stationery, shopping, Muji, visual merchandising


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