Hong Kong

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, botanical 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 craft, Hong Kong design, Designers & artists, 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 art & 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


An evening at Mapopo organic community farm

Posted on May 31, 2012 by Toothpicker

Whenever I travel to Hong Kong, I would seek out unusual activities or places to visit, I am more interested in the 'alternative' side beyond shopping and eating. On this visit, I found out about Mapopo organic community farm in Fanling, New Territories, where they would host an evening with guided walk [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Food & dining, Travel, Nature, Eco living & sustainability, Social issues and was tagged with Hong Kong, Food & dining, nature, organic farm


Asia society Hong Kong Centre

Posted on May 29, 2012 by Toothpicker

A Buddha head sculpture by Zhang Huan on the rooftop
 
The new non-profit Asia Society Hong Kong Centre opened in February this year on a hill above several 5-star hotels and a large shopping mall in Admiralty. Located at the former Explosives Magazine Compound built by the British Army in the mid-19th century [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Exhibitions, Architecture, Travel, Buddhism & meditation, Art, Contemporary and was tagged with Hong Kong, art and design exhibitions, Buddhism, contemporary architecture


Hong Kong International Art fair 2012

Posted on May 26, 2012 by Toothpicker

Nishino Kozo's 'Memory of the Sky'
 

 
Originally, I wasn't planning to go to the Hong Kong International Art Fair, but thanks to my brother who got free access to the show and other related events, I took the opportunity to see what the fuss was all about.
Art HK started in 2007, which was [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Travel, Art, Art fair and was tagged with Hong Kong, Chinese art, art fairs


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