Tag Archives: Hong Kong

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


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 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


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