Monthly Archives: May 2013

Pulse & May design series in London

Posted on May 31, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main: Taste Taiwan at Pulse 2013; Bottom left & right: Our Taiwanese supplier, 25 Togo's products on display
 
May is packed full of trade events in London, so I had to run around town even though I had lots of work to be completed at my desk!
I met Ashley from 25Togo in Taiwan [...]

This post was posted in London, British designs, Business, Trade fairs, Design festivals & shows, Taiwanese design, Design and was tagged with London, design show, Trade fair, British design


COLLECT contemporary craft Fair 2013

Posted on May 30, 2013 by Toothpicker

Top right: "Double bowl" by Momoko Kumai; Main; Top left & main: Metal work by Junko Mori

 
After three months in Asia, I finally returned back to London... and in time to visit COLLECT: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects at the Saatchi gallery. With 32 international galleries taking part, it was [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Art, Contemporary crafts and was tagged with London, contemporary crafts, Craft fair, Collect


Hong Kong's neighbourhood: Mid-Levels

Posted on May 26, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main: Government House on Government Hill; bottom left: Hong Kong Botanical garden; bottom right: View from Government Hill

 
Hong Kong's Mid-Levels has always been a prestigious residential area and only the English were allowed to live in the area back in the early colonial period! It was relatively quiet and 'unspoilt' until the [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining, Architecture, Travel and was tagged with Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining, architecture


Hong Kong's neighbourhood: Sheung Wan

Posted on May 21, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main: Tai Ping Shing Street; bottom right: Xin Xin gallery
 
I often feel blessed to have lived in different cities around the world, which I believe helps me to be open minded about different cultures and people. Yet I have always felt like an outsider ( not always by choice), and never felt [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining, Architecture, Photography, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Street art & graffiti, Street life and was tagged with Coffee, Hong Kong, shopping, Sheung wan, Food & dining, street life


Horse racing in Hong Kong

Posted on May 16, 2013 by Toothpicker

An evening at the Hong Kong Jockey club in Happy Valley
 
Perhaps the British never imagined that horse racing would be a legacy of its colonial rule in Hong Kong! Now it is THE most popular sport event for locals and tourists alike, attracting crowds every week for ten months of the year [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Travel, Sports and was tagged with Hong Kong, horse racing


Hong Kong's secondhand bookstores

Posted on May 14, 2013 by Toothpicker

While poverty is a growing issue in Hong Kong, it is still a city of plenty for many. Consumption is a way of life, but the mindset for recycling is still not very popular nor widespread.
A few years ago, I started to change my buying habit and cut down my consumption on [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Eco living, Read & write and was tagged with Hong Kong, shopping, books, recycling


Hong Kong's new contemporary art scene

Posted on May 10, 2013 by Toothpicker

Top left: Hong Kong eye exhibition at Artistree; top right: Object Oriented Objects by Justin Wong; Main: Down The Rabbit Hole, "TAXI" says Alice by Amy Cheung Wan Man; Bottom left: Counterpoints & Map by Joao Vasco Paiva; Bottom right: In Search Of Primordial Idiolect IV by Adrian Wong Ho Yin
 
Although Hong [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Exhibitions, Travel, Art, Chinese art and was tagged with Hong Kong, art and design exhibitions


Inflatable art in Hong Kong

Posted on May 8, 2013 by Toothpicker

The giant rubber duck in Kowloon
 
Hong Kong has suddenly been turned into a "playground" for inflatable art sculptures this month. The arrival of the giant rubber duck by Dutch artist, Florentijn Hofman has caused a huge stir in the city attracting tens of thousands flocked to see it ( including myself). I [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Exhibitions, Travel, Art and was tagged with Hong Kong, art and design exhibitions, inflatable art


Hong Kong Houseware & Gifts Fairs

Posted on May 2, 2013 by Toothpicker

Houseware and gifts fairs at the Hong Kong Convention Centre
 
April was a busy month for trade fairs in Hong Kong, two large fairs: Houseware and textiles, Gifts and printing fairs all took place within two weeks. Apart from local design studios, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors, there were also companies from around [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Japanese designs, Travel, Business, Talks, Trade fairs, Hong Kong design, Design and was tagged with Hong Kong, Japanese designs, talks, Trade fair, Hong Kong design


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