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  • Luna – Wine Design at its best June 29

    Luna Estate is a gorgeous vineyard located

  • VIDEO: Steve Leung June 29

    Winner of the 2016 Pinnacle Award, Perspective Magazine

  • Singapore Festival of Arts June 28

    A celebration of the arts

  • CatchOn : Made In China June 27

    Founded in 2001, CatchOn is an independent

  • ‘Cultural Hong Kong’ – exhibition about West Kowloon June 26

    From now until 30 November, as part

  • Design Bar-Hopping in Hong Kong June 23

    This is a sponsored post

     

  • “F is for FENDI” – street art on the roofs! June 22
  • Senior Collaborations at SCAD Hong Kong! June 21

    There is no question that we love

  • VIDEO: Design Perspectives x Golden Pin Salon in KL June 20
  • DIY: The Bamboo Project June 19

    Soo..I got a bit excited and inspired

  • Luna Estate is a gorgeous vineyard located in the Martinborough district of North Island, New Zealand. The estate is one of many vineyards now taking to art to distinguish themselves. Read on below to get a sneak peak of their new labels and bottles to be released on October 1st!-------------------- As above, so below, and inspired by the Earth’s moon, the Luna Estate comprises of two individual vineyards; Luna Eclipse Vineyard & Luna Blue Rock Vineyard. Luna is also the name of the owners daughter, but both the moon and Mother Nature together serve as their muse...

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    Thursday, 29 June, 2017
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    This is a sponsored post Hong Kong is a city known for its many bars and restaurants. In the recent years we have seen more and more of them really making an investment into the design area, and there are now some really stylish digs to entertain all of your senses.Style by Asia goes bar-hopping in a few of the (in our opinion) best designed  bars around Hong Kong! ---------------------- We start off our night (and we highly recommend you to do that same) at J. Boroski in Central, the brainchild of New Yorker mixsultant Joseph Boroski, who taps into his extensive experience as a master bartender, consultant and bar owner to bring his new vision of a cocktail concierge service Hong Kong's thirsty masses...

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    Friday, 23 June, 2017
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    This is a sponsored post  We all spend 30% of our life in bed, so WHY are we not taking more care of that time, and making it important? Hong Kong based Bamboa has made it (one of) their missions to change that. Their bamboo bed linen is made from bamboo fibers that are 3 times more durable than cotton, naturally anti-bacterial, odour-resistant and smooth as silk!Sounds like a win, win, win, win to us!---------------------- Especially in Asian countries, where the high humidity can lead to problems with mold, these sheets are perfect...

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    Thursday, 15 June, 2017
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    Winner of the 2016 Pinnacle Award, Perspective Magazine sat down with Steve Leung at his studio, discussing Leung's passion for the industry and what he sees in the future for his firm, Steve Leung Designers. For the 2017 A&D Trophy Awards it is high time to apply, submit your application here

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    Thursday, 29 June, 2017
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    A celebration of the arts for everyone! Singapore celebrates the arts with a smorgasbord of theatre, dance and music performances for over two months this summer. Organized and managed independently by Arts House Limited, the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) brings together the best of local and international artists in the form of quality works of theatre, dance and music, aiming to inspire audiences through a diverse range of artistic experiences.The Singapore Arts Festival began in 1977 as a national festival to celebrate local arts and culture from across the country’s diverse communities...

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    Wednesday, 28 June, 2017
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    Founded in 2001, CatchOn is an independent brand communications consultancy with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, Specialising in hospitality, travel, and design, CatchOn has been making its mark in China for a decade. Here they publish their 10 trends in China report. Enjoy!---------------------           To request the full report, please contact insights@catchonco.comMore info on www.catchonco.com

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    Tuesday, 27 June, 2017
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    From now until 30 November, as part of the Impression∞Hong Kong exhibition at City Gallery in Central, West Kowloon presents Cultural Hong Kong, a major public exhibition on the West Kowloon Cultural District. Cultural Hong Kong includes four new detailed architectural models – the Xiqu Centre, showing what happens both in front of the house and backstage, M+, Hong Kong’s new museum of visual culture, the Lyric Theatre Complex, and a conceptual design for the proposed Hong Kong Palace Museum – as well as a detailed Virtual Reality tour of the Xiqu Centre that allows visitors to explore the building and its two theatres and experience what seeing a show will be like when the Xiqu Centre opens in 2018!An interactive district model illustrates key planning features such as the mix of buildings, public access, connectivity and the underground road system that will help make the ground level pedestrian and cycle-friendly...

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    Monday, 26 June, 2017
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    Commissioned by FENDI, Russian artist Pokras Lampas painted the largest calligraphy ever created in Italy earlier this month! The project is called “F is for… FENDI”, and no less than 500 litres of yellow paint were needed to cover the 1,250 square meter large roof of the magnificent FENDI Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana (Colosseo Quadrato) in Rome. According to Pokras Lampas, this piece talks about millenials and their aspiration to:  “Freedom, being Fearless, Freaky and having Fun”Check out the photos and the video below of this amazing work!         attached to this email and a video is available through Opera Gallery’s youtube channel:  Credit: Photos: © Den Bychkovsky / Video: © Sergey Valyaev

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    Thursday, 22 June, 2017
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    There is no question that we love what the students at SCAD are up to! Recently, over the course of ten weeks, SCAD Hong Kong photography and fashion students worked in collaboration through sketches, process books and test shoots to create this year’s Senior Collection Look Book. Working with professional models and hair and makeup, the students spent two days in the studio photographing 38 looks from nine collections - all with distinct sets and lighting to enhance the designer’s brand. Have a look at their fantastic work below!---------------------- Designer: Carrie Sany / Photographer: Hannah GehrisDualism is the marriage of two opposing worlds; black and pastels, geometric and organic lines, the two sides meeting together to celebrate this edgy yet feminine collection...

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    Wednesday, 21 June, 2017
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    Kuala Lumpur was the first city outside of the Greater China region to play host to Taiwan's successful Design Perspectives x Golden Pin Salon series. Held at the landmark PAM Centre, close to 200 participants sat enthralled as architect Kristof Crolla from Hong Kong, industrial designer Rock Wang from Taiwan, and identity designer William Harald-Wong from Malaysia introduced their compelling works. "Korean design, Japanese Design, Chinese design or Taiwanese design - what makes you different? You have to show that...

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    Tuesday, 20 June, 2017
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    Soo..I got a bit excited and inspired by this post on Style by Asia, and decided that my next project should be about bamboo..I mean, bamboo is one of the best materials around! It is strong and durable, pretty and sustainable.It even has anti-bacterial properties!  To the project: I had this sofa table in my lounge that I didn't like. It was in the house when I moved in, and as I didn't want to buy something for the sake of buying something, I have kept it for a while. But I had a great, cheap and pretty idea in mind!In this project I kept the glass top and just made a new base...

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    Monday, 19 June, 2017
    DIY Corner

    Fashion as fun, experimentation and as pieces of art - come along to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, look behind the scenes and see some footage from the runways in this video.

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    Wednesday, 14 June, 2017
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    The exhibition "In My Garden" is the first solo exhibition of Chinese artist, Zhuang Hong Yi in Hong Kong. We went to see it at Opera Gallery in Hong Kong.-------------------- Known for his “colour-changing” acrylic paintings, Zhuang masters the 3-dimensional world of flowers, drawing inspiration from nature’s most beautiful symbols, depicting roses, irises and tulip petals in his signature style. His works represent beauty, sophistication and a high level of perfection with a clear presence of Chinese influence represented in his use of colours, themes, shapes and choice of materials...

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    Wednesday, 14 June, 2017
    Editor

    The Continental restaurant in Pacific Place recently underwent some changes to its decor. And while they might be hard to spot at first glance, they really have transformed the restaurant into an even better version of itself. ----------------------- Style by Asia spoke to the architect Hernan Zanghellini behind the facelift about the new direction, the subtle changes and why they didn't go for a full refurb while they were "at it" so to speak... Then have a look below and see, do you like the old or the new version better? I think we can all agree that an already good space has been transformed into a great one! The Continental is a relatively new restaurant, why did the client (Swire) come to you for a refresh so soon?The restaurant had a great setting, the perfect outdoor terrace, nice materials and good details, but I feel it was a bit too open...

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    Monday, 12 June, 2017
    Editor

    The Next Generation of Australia's fashion design elite was showing at Carriageworks in Sydney during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week the other week. There were some truly inspirational pieces and designs walking down the runway - have a look for yourself! We have captured some of them below. Which one(s) is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below. Photo Credit  Tim Da Rin for Flaunter  

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    Friday, 09 June, 2017
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    From June 14th-30th, the most comprehensive exhibition on the late Fan Ho’s work will be shown at Sotheby's Hong Kong. The exhibitions features over 30 vintage works by the celebrated photography master and film director Fan Ho. Each photo captures a moment in time, nostalgically documenting life in Hong Kong in the 1950s. For the first time, Fan Ho’s photography and related objects, among them the original Rolleiflex f3.5 camera used throughout his lifetime, will be exhibited.In addition, a new book has been released, Visual Dialogues: Hong Kong through the Lens of Fan Ho - a book which takes the readers on a journey through the old streets, quaint corners and harbour views of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 60s...

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    Thursday, 08 June, 2017
    Editor

    We have previously had China-based Dutch milliner, Elisabeth Koch as a guest blogger here on Style by Asia, talking about her work as a "hat maker". Read it here. In this new video, learn about which hats suit your personal face shape.

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    Wednesday, 07 June, 2017
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    Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition: Life is the Heart of a RainbowThe first major exhibition of Yayoi Kusama in Southeast Asia is taking place at National Gallery Singapore in June.Yayoi Kusama (born Japan 1929) is one of the world’s most influential artists, and has played a crucial role in the development of art in the 20th and 21st centuries. To the public, she is most known for her "dotted" paintings. See right.  YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow is the first major survey of her work in Southeast Asia, and will focus on the immersive and expansive nature of her practice...

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    Saturday, 03 June, 2017
    Editor

    Anyone who has followed Style by Asia for any length of time, know that we are big supporters of SCAD (Savannah College of Arts and Design), where at the Hong Kong campus our Managing Director also has lectured! We love everything they do, from the very student focused curriculum, preparing students for a career in the arts, to alumni activities and resident programs. And now we have heard of yet another great initiative from Paula Wallace and team: SCAD Art Sales!---------------------- At the age of 29, Paula Wallace set out to start an art and design university, after leaving her job as a grade-school teacher...

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    Saturday, 03 June, 2017
    Editor

    At 30 years of age, Dion Lee has established himself as the most critically lauded, and awarded, fashion innovator to emerge from Australia in recent times. Lee debuted at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in 2009 after graduating from Sydney Institute of Technology the prior year. Lee was the first designer to stage a runway presentation at the Sydney Opera House in 2010. The morning presentation captured the optimism and youthful spirit of the Australian brand and was followed with international acclaim and commercial support from retailers in Australia and abroad...

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    Thursday, 01 June, 2017
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    The 10 finalists  for the EcoChic Design Award 2017 have been announced​. The 10 talented individuals will now demonstrate HK NGO Redress' mission, proving that they have what it takes to cut waste out of fashion to a global audience at the EcoChic Design Award 2017 grand final fashion show in Hong Kong this September.-------------------------- The finalists creations are below. View the 10 finalist profiles at www.ecochicdesignaward.com/finalists.​PrizesThe first prize winner will join the new up-cycled fashion brand, BYT, to design an up-cycled collection for retail on BYT’s future e-commerce platform and at Lane Crawford, Asia’s leading iconic luxury department store...

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    Thursday, 01 June, 2017
    Editor

    M+ Summer Camp 2017: Nerve – A unique creative summer experienceM+ Summer Camp offers the young people of Hong Kong an exciting opportunity to spend four days with creative professionals from a range of art fields – visual art, design, architecture, illustration and moving image – and discover new ways of experiencing the world around them. Through a range of indoor and outdoor workshops, talks, sharing sessions and performances, participants explore, experiment, play and work together, embarking on a journey that inspires creativity, critical thinking and confidence...

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    Monday, 29 May, 2017
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    In 1969 René Mederos (1933-1996) was sent by the Cuban government to Vietnam to paint scenes of the war in both North and South Vietnam. Mederos travelled with soldiers and villagers along the Hồ Chí Minh Trail, living and working with the Vietnamese community. He returned to Vietnam in 1972, and once again painted images of the Vietnamese resistance, often at great personal risk. During his two trips to Vietnam, Mederos amassed a collection of over three-dozen works of various sizes, depicting the grassroots revolutionary movement of the Vietnamese in vibrant, detailed paintings...

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    Saturday, 27 May, 2017
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    This is a sponsored article Just in time for summer, we have discovered THE BEST beach accessory for anyone who is, or has ever, lived or spent any longer period of time in HK! Great both for yourself and as a gift. With two different styles and four colours  to choose from - no more fighting about who's towel is who's- everyone gets their own style and colour! ---------------------------- Want to win a towel for you and one for your friend or loved one? Head over to Style by Asia's Instagram account and enter our giveaway!Now the only question is, will you go for the South Side beaches or the ones surrounding Sai Kung? And which one to gift?      Style by Asia talks to Kylie Platt at Mirth about these towels and the inspiration behind them:1...

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    Thursday, 25 May, 2017
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    Inaugural Gallery Children’s Biennale brings Dreams and Stories to Life  Young visitors to the National Gallery Singapore will have their creative imagination ignited with the launch of the first-ever Gallery Children’s Biennale. Starting from 20 May and spanning across more than four months, Gallery Children’s Biennale presents a suite of art installations and activities specially curated for young visitors and parents to embark on a creative journey of exploration and discovery together...

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    Tuesday, 23 May, 2017
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    For the launch of Red Bull's new bottle, Mischief Productions together with four street artist uses the popular game where players have to spin a bottle and complete a challenge. ----------------------- Everyone knows this old play, practiced by children and adolescents alike (albeit with slightly different intent normally..). Red Bull and Mischief Production also used it, when presenting the energy drinks new bottle the other day.To mark the arrival of their new aluminum bottle format in Hong Kong, Red Bull invited four of Asia's pioneering graffiti and street artists to “spin the bottle”, and create art pieces to express energy...

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    Monday, 22 May, 2017
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    We are huge fans of the artistic collective I AM and their work (check out the earlier interview with Kate March, creative director of I AM here). Combining performance art with dining and creating interactive performances, it is a truly different experience. Check out this video from their work in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York City!

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    Sunday, 21 May, 2017
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    In June, Galerie du Monde will be exhibiting a solo exhibition revealing the continued development of Chinese artist Fung Ming Chip, born in 1951 in Guangdong, China. The exhibition, MEME, will provide a comprehensive insight into Fung's decades-long exploration of the history and philosophy of the written word.---------------------- Much of Fung's work to date has explored ideograms and pictographs – particularly Chinese characters – and investigated how meaning is transmitted in written languages through a combination of form and sound...

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    Saturday, 20 May, 2017
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    The Affordable Art Fair opened to the public yesterday, and runs for the entire weekend. It is the world’s most visited art fair with over 250,000 visitors attending each year, embodying its focus on accessibility to a diverse audience. The fair showcases both established and exciting new galleries, whilst also elevating young artists on an important global platform.A thousand artists will be on display at 113 galleries with a diverse range of art to suit all budgets and tastes alongside new charity partner Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong...

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    Saturday, 20 May, 2017
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    The other night, we went to a media event at the new Moroccan Lounge and Bar in Hong Kong - Lilya. We were not there for the tasty food, or even the artistically presented drinks. We were there for the design, and we were not disappointed.------------------------------- Inspired by Marrakesh’s raids, LILYA Moroccan Lounge and Bar is aiming to add a sensual flavour to Hong Kong’s late-night scene. It is not really a restaurant it is a lounge, which serves food and drinks in a social environment to great Arabic beats...

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    Thursday, 18 May, 2017
    Editor

     A thousand artists will be on display at over 110 galleries with a diverse range of art to suit all budgets and tastes alongside new charity partner Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong, at the Affordable Art Fair this weekend in Hong Kong.----------------------- The Affordable Art Fair is the world’s most visited art fair with over 250,000 visitors attending each year, embodying its focus on accessibility to a diverse audience. The fair showcases both established and exciting new galleries, whilst also elevating young artists on an important global platform...

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    Wednesday, 17 May, 2017
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     The new exhibition Shout Whisper Wail! at Auckland Art Gallery features 11 contemporary artists who use space, performance, sound, music and voice to emphasise the encounter between art and its audience. It opens on May 20th. ---------------------- The Chartwell Show at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is a three-yearly exhibition presented by Auckland Art Gallery which is dedicated to the Chartwell Collection and the work of the Chartwell Trust. Auckland Art Gallery Director Rhana Devenport says:Shout Whisper Wail! demonstrates the strength of the Chartwell Collection as well as the generous and spirited engagement the Trust has with artists and their support towards the making of new artworks...

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    Sunday, 14 May, 2017
    Editor

    Missed Fashion Access in Hong Kong the other week? See the show highlights of what was on offer, leather and materials and glimpse of the seminars and workshops offered.

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    Saturday, 13 May, 2017
    Editor

    Want to find out how to make art work in your home? The 5 tips below from Eve Mercier at Insight School of Interior Design will help you get started, and decorate with art in any home, but if you want the details and all the nitty-gritty, join Insight School of Interior Design's special one-day course on Art and Interiors on May 19th. Participants are first introduced to concepts and given the facts at the school in Chai Wan in a lecture on how to use art in your interior décor, and this is followed by a guided tour of the Affordable Art Fair in Hong Kong to see it in real life...

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    Thursday, 11 May, 2017
    Editor

    BYT is the social impact up-cycled and socially-sustainable fashion fashion brand that Christina Dean of Redress has co-founded with Michelle Bang, in order support the charity Redress. --------------------- Now BYT are participating in a crowd funding (by voting) competition, the Chivas Venture, and you can help them to win much-needed money to develop their brand. Voting will take you just a few seconds and will make a big difference to many peoples' lives who they wish to impact positively...

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    Thursday, 11 May, 2017
    Editor

    The other day we attended the seminar "The Future of Hotel Design" at HOFEX in Hong Kong. Three speakers in architecture and interior design spoke, mostly about their own projects and past ones, than actually predicting what the hotel industry will look like in 2020, or in the future at all. All but one.------------------- We are not sure if it is a fear to be wrong, or that they actually don't know themselves, but there was surprisingly little content in the speeches about how the future actually will look at the seminar at HOFEX in Hong Kong on May 9th...

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    Thursday, 11 May, 2017
    Editor

    Not too long ago, I picked up the book "What your clothes say about you" by styling duo Trinny and Susannah in a second hand shop in Auckland. And although they are from England, their advice is universal so I thought I'd share some of the best here. In addition, I have put in a few of my own as well. Enjoy!----------------------- Dress to feel attractive to yourself. Others will notice and feel attracted to you too.Chuck out those clothes that looked great when you were younger but you no longer wear...

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    Tuesday, 09 May, 2017
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    Did you consciously get dressed this morning, or did you simply jump into an outfit corresponding to what the magazines tell you is "on trend"?No matter how you got dressed, you are an accomplice of one of the worlds most polluting industries in the world, which is destroying our planet.Christina Dean of Redress, Hong Kong, talks about the fashion industry, and how her organisation Redress is working to promote environmental sustainability and to minimise pollution coming from this industry. Dr...

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    Friday, 05 May, 2017
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    A WORLD OF FANTASY - Fine Art Photography Dutch South African photographer Sarie Moolenburgh is showing her series ‘A world of Fantasy’, a summary of her analogue work at Bite Unite (G/F, 15 Lung On Street, Wanchai) until the 13th of May 2017.In this guest blogger post she tells us about her work and the inspiration behind it.------------------------- I have always been in love with the Impressionism art movement, which is visible in a lot of my work. With my oldskool analogue camera, I search for the boundaries of photography and art with images that capture the inner feelings somewhere between realism and fantasy, resulting in ethereal images...

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    Thursday, 04 May, 2017
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    Richly encrusted with myth and legend, radiant with intrigue and romance, the pearl necklace is a universal icon like no other. One man did the impossible - he found a way to cultivate pearls.---------------------"Kokichi Mikimoto, the son of a noodle-and-vegetable seller, grew up in the small coastal fishing town of Toba, on Honshu Island, near one of Japan's richest pearl-fishing sites, Ago Bay. Here as the young Mikimoto saw at first hand, the huge and rapidly escalating, demand for pearls in the West was having an effect on the local industry, depleting the oyster beds and sending more and more divers, known as "ama", (all women, by custom) down to the ocean's depths to search for the treasures...

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    Wednesday, 03 May, 2017
    Editor

    Yesterday Hong Kong fashion NGO Redressed announced the 24 semi-finalists for this years cycle of the EcoChic Design Award 2017. This is the seventh, and largest cycle of the competition to date, and it saw a record-breaking 38% increase in numbers of applications from the last cycle. The entries hail from an impressive 46 countries including Japan, Israel, China to name a few.Two panels of regional judges shortlisted applications from the regions of Asia, and Europe and the USA – a tough job with quality at an all time high...

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    Wednesday, 03 May, 2017
    Editor

    Watch the Remaking of an Iconic Landmark - The Murray, a Niccolo Hotel, Hong Kong. Keeping its 50 year old sustainable design, it is being renovating into Hong Kong's newest luxury hotel.------------------------ The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel unveils its new design by Foster + Partners.  Set to redefine the luxury hospitality scene when it opens in late 2017, the iconic landmark will be transformed into an international luxury hotel. Foster + Partners is responsible for the restoration and renewal of the building – including its interiors...

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    Saturday, 29 April, 2017
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    Design can be a powerful force in our lives and also have significant social impact. Just ask Elaine Yan Ling Ng of THE FABRIC LAB.Her new collection UN/FOLD is all that.-------------------------- Every design project we undertake will result in products, environments, interfaces, or services that will ultimately have an effect on people’s lives Elaine says.The UN/FOLD project develops new material and products by capturing the essences of the traditional Chinese heritage, in a new way...

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    Thursday, 27 April, 2017
    Editor

    Asia Art Archive (AAA), in collaboration with the Hong Kong Arts Centre, will host presentations by the first three scholars and curators of the first AAA Researchers-in-Residence for The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Programme. The presentations take place on 6 May 2017 from 2–6pm at the McAulay Studio of the Hong Kong Arts Centre and will be centred around Chinese film and art.------------------------ The research residency is part of the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Programme...

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    Thursday, 27 April, 2017
    Editor

    After a relatively quiet start to the year, Craig Thomas Gallery in Saigon is about to get busy with a series of solo exhibitions by mid-career artists from Hanoi and Saigon beginning in July. As a prelude, we present to you three artists to keep an eye on. ------------------------ First off is Nguyễn Quốc Trung, born in 1981 and a 2006 graduate of the Hanoi Fine Arts University. He is a Hanoi-based painter having his first solo show in Saigon. His solo exhibition is called Ethereal, comprising fifteen works of oil on canvas, and will open at Craig Thomas Gallery Tran Nhat Duat on 5 May 2017...

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    Tuesday, 25 April, 2017
    Editor

    Call for submissions: Hong Kong Young Architects & Designers Competition – Temporary Pavilion To inspire innovation and nurture new architectural talent in Hong Kong, West Kowloon is launching the Hong Kong Young Architects & Designers Competition – a new event to create an iconic Temporary Pavilion in the Nursery Park in Hong Kong. The competition offers an opportunity for young architects and designers to follow a design through to physical completion. The pavilion will be located close to the waterfront and offer an inviting, informal public space that enhances visitor experience of the park and can also function as a venue for talks, workshops and small performances...

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    Friday, 21 April, 2017
    Editor

    The Seventh Annual SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival Welcomed Spring with a Celebration of Young Creative Talent in Hong Kong. A record 215 students joined the annual Sidewalk Arts Festival at SCAD Hong Kong5 students won SCAD summer program scholarships with their outstanding designs------------------------ On April 8th, SCAD’s UNESCO-awarded campus was transformed into a vibrant, multicultural celebration of color and creativity. The seventh annual SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival saw a 45% increase in participants from last year, and a total of 215 students joined forces in converting the university’s parking lot into Hong Kong’s largest chalkboard with their unique designs...

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    Thursday, 20 April, 2017
    Editor

    Howdy! It is time for a bit of DIY again after a short silence. I decided to make a DIY bed base last weekend, with a little help from a friend. It is always best to have four pairs of eyes, rather than two, so I took help from his (and some of his manpower) for my project.-------------------------The reason why I decided to make a bed base, is that buying one is really quite expensive, and since I had access to some dear old pallets I thought why not?! Eco friendly, unique and cheap! This project had all I wanted...

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    Wednesday, 19 April, 2017
    DIY Corner

    The National Trust of Australia has unveiled more than 1,000 events to be presented over five weeks for the annual Australian Heritage Festival, the largest and longest-running grassroots festival celebrating Australia’s historic, natural, indigenous and multicultural heritage. ----------------------- Conceived already in 1980, the Australian Heritage Festival is Australia’s biggest celebration of culture and heritage and invites people from all over Australia to take part in its dynamic program of over 1,000 events presented across all Australian states from 18 April until 21 May 2017...

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    Sunday, 16 April, 2017
    Editor

    We have previously showed the video of a few selected Hong Kong brands that went to Paris Fashion Week to show off their designs (see here). Now the organisers are holding an open call to look for the next batch of talent to showcase. Is that you? Apply Now!---------------------- Organized by Fashion Farm Foundation (FFF), HKFG PARIS SS18 is scheduled to be held from 26th September to 4th October 2017. Selected Hong Kong fashion brands will showcase their collections right there, during Paris Fashion Week SS18...

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    Saturday, 15 April, 2017
    Editor

    Indulge in the first ever and largest creative night market in Singapore! The renowned creative pop-up market from Thailand makes its highly-anticipated debut in Singapore this April. Spanning over two weekends, indulge in retail therapy with over 320 international vendors, gastronomic bites, a beer market and beautiful fairy lights installations at Artbox Singapore. It will be the first ever and largest creative night market in Singapore that features a myriad of activities including music performances, open mic sessions and charity drives...

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    Friday, 14 April, 2017
    Editor

    The 12 finalists for the John Fries Award 2017 have been announced. The award, curated by interdisciplinary artist, academic and curator, Consuelo Cavaniglia, is an annual $10,000 art award recognising the talents of early career visual artists from Australia and New Zealand.---------------------------- The award winner will be announced at the exhibition opening on 10 August 2017. Each finalist will present multiple works in the exhibition, open to the public at Sydney’s UNSW Galleries from 11 August - 2 September 2017...

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    Wednesday, 12 April, 2017
    Editor

    SOULPOT STUDIO, a South Korean based fashion brand mark their 10th anniversary in this year. Previously seen at showcases in Hong Kong and Singapore, SOULPOT showed their new collection, the 10-year anniversary one, at Seoul Fashion Week.-------------------SOULPOT STUDIO search and study the root of humans and human nature. For this new collection the brand went back to the start, and out of this, 34 styles were made. In this new collection, SOULPOT STUDIO challenges 'power dressing', and makes an attempt to make a read of new femininity...

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    Monday, 10 April, 2017
    Editor

    Cathay Pacific wins coveted Red Dot design award On-board cutlery designed by Eight and Jamie McLellan takes top honour  ----------------------- Eight and product designer Jamie McLellan have won the prestigious Red Dot award for product design for their work with Cathay Pacific on the airline’s inflight Premium Economy cutlery. Based on a nesting design that celebrates space efficiency, the three-piece cutlery set plays on the airline’s contemporary Asian design influences.We drew inspiration from the curvature of traditional Chinese soup spoonsJamie McLellan explains...

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    Sunday, 09 April, 2017
    Editor

    A new generation of urban mainlanders is turning to miniature gardens to bring the natural environment into their homes ------------------------- With residents of Beijing and other cities in the Chinese mainland living under the constant threat of environmental pollution, any oasis of greenery has come to be especially prized. Recently, miniature moss gardens have become particularly sought out by city dwellers, valued for their appearance, convenience and benefits.Moss terrariums – think soil-filled, fish-free aquariums – are now rivaling potted plants as the indoor foliage of choice in many mainland homes...

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    Saturday, 08 April, 2017
    Editor

    M+ Screenings: Genderfluid at Broadway CinemathequeHong Kong museum M+ is exploring how contemporary moving-image artists have created transgressive and transformative representations of gender on screen this weekend. M+ Screenings: Genderfluid presents a diverse mix of feature films, artist videos, animations, experimental films and documentaries that address the radical shifts in gender expression happening around the world. Justin Shoulder and Bhenji Ra from Club Ate will be present for a post-screening talk with M+ curators at the screening of Ex Nilalang at 4:40pm on 8 April...

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    Thursday, 06 April, 2017
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    Confluence • 20+ (Milan Edition), is an exhibition of 20 groups of Hong Kong’s most outstanding designers, showing at the Triennale di Milano (Centre for contemporary art, architecture and design) during Milan Design Week 2017 which opened yesterday.------------------------The exhibition showcases the work of a group of entrepreneurs, thinkers and designers, both native to Hong Kong and those who have lived and practised in Hong Kong for a long period of time, whose work addresses a global audience and provides the world with a new vantage point on their journey...

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    Wednesday, 05 April, 2017
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    What is .ART and why do you need it?Launched in late 2016, and during art week here in Asia, .ART is a new domain extension that differentiates and connects institutions and individuals associated with the art world, and that alone. The domain extension is designed to digitally unify the international art world under one top level domain, making it easy for artist, galleries and other art related institutions and galleries to instantly spot what it is about. .ART offers the first-ever opportunity to establish a unique digital identity through an immediate identification with the arts and the domains will be available to public buyers from May 2017...

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    Monday, 03 April, 2017
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    Fashion Farm Foundation (FFF), an organisation aiming to help Hong Kong brands establish themselves locally and internationally, led 3 Hong Kong based designer brands to a runway show on the first day of Paris Fashion Week AW17 on 28 February 2017 under the HKFG program. Three brands, including Cynthia & Xiao, FFIXXED STUDIOS and id, presented their latest AW17 collection in a historical building in Université Paris Descartes.  The brands:  IDEstablished by Hong Kong designers Julio and Cyrus, id is founded on the inspiration between the designers' chemistry and relationship of the counterbalance between opposing contrasts of romanticism and realism...

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    Sunday, 02 April, 2017
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    Sotheby’s Hong Kong presents Curiosity III on 4 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, a sale that offers a total of 76 lots estimated in excess of HK$50 million / US$6.4 million and features a gathering both of objects formed by nature as well as man-made, a cross between the Western cabinet of curiosities and the Chinese scholar’s studio.“This year’s curiosity cabinet brings together objects from ever more disparate spaces and time periods, from the Siberian tundra to Egypt and China, from the Jurassic period to Renaissance Europe...

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    Friday, 31 March, 2017
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    The National 2017: New Australian Art has been unveiled at three of Sydney’s premier cultural institutions, namely Art Gallery of New Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA). This exhibition is the first in a six-year partnership that will continue biennially until 2021, presenting the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art - connecting three of Sydney’s key cultural museums. The first exhibition, The National: New Australian Art is the only large-scale, multi-venue exhibition in the country focused solely on contemporary Australian art...

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    Wednesday, 29 March, 2017
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    The Malaysian state of Pahang has always been a very popular escape with its tropical green jungles, famous hill stations and glorious coastline.  In particular, there is one historical town whose museums have recently undergone a steady revamp and restoration. This is none other than the royal town of Pekan, with its historic buildings and landscape steeped in royal history so relevant to Malaysia. On first glance, Pekan is not a town that most people are familiar with.  It lies off the beaten track, as visitors from Kuala Lumpur normally take the East Coast expressway, passing through Kuantan before travelling  up north to visit the tropical islands that beckon many a visitor from wide and far...

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    Monday, 27 March, 2017
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    HKwalls 2017 kicked off on Sat 18th March this year with various events, workshops, film screenings happening throughout a 9-days of murals and street art celebration (check out our HK Arts Month article here for other events this month).The closing party was last night, and all the murals have now been completed. So although you will not be able to see the artists in action, you will instead be able to see the finished murals! Our best tip is to go either early in the morning, late at night, or on a Sunday, as a lot of the murals are painted on shutters which will be open during business hours...

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    Monday, 27 March, 2017
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    Art Central opened on Monday with the VIP preview and then what they call the “Opening Night”.Style by Asia was obviously there, and in this photo log you will see some of the art we saw on the night.Read more about the fair and its programmes here------------------------ But as always, art is better appreciated live, then and there, so do head down to the tents on the Hong Kong harbour front. One of the most fun things of this type of art fair is to walk around, browse the galleries and the artist they represent and to talk to them about their art and how they make it...

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    Wednesday, 22 March, 2017
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    Art Basel and Google Arts & Culture collaborate on virtual reality project for Hong Kong showArt Basel has done a new collaboration with Google Arts & Culture, which was presented at the upcoming Art Basel show in Hong Kong yesterday. 'Virtual Frontiers: Artists experimenting with Tilt Brush' is a collaborative presentation of work by renowned international artists boychild, Cao Fei, Robin Rhode, Sun Xun and Yang Yongliang, created with Tilt Brush by Google – a 3D drawing and painting application...

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    Tuesday, 21 March, 2017
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    Coming up soon - the must-see annual fashion event in Singapore Get your cameras out, style watchers. Fashion Steps Out at Orchard is a fun-filled six-week extravaganza that shows off the latest fashion trends from around the globe, in the heart of the shopping district Orchard Road. Since its debut in 2010, the annual highlight has been on every fashion fan’s to-do list. This is when the Orchard Road shopping belt celebrates the Spring/Summer fashion season with local and international brands, as well as exciting events and shopping promotions...

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    Sunday, 19 March, 2017
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    The Asia Contemporary Art Show returns to kick-off the art events in Hong Kong with its 10th edition, starting with a VIP preview last night (March 17th). Taking place from March 17 to 20, 2017, the Show will be the first art fair during Hong Kong Art Week to welcome collectors and art enthusiasts to view more than 3,000 artworks presented by over 80 galleries and artists from Asia and the world – from up-and-coming and mid-career artists, to those who have achieved success at auction.The 10th edition hosts galleries from 17 countries, and introduces two new features, China Perspectives and Artist Projects...

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    Saturday, 18 March, 2017
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    What used to be Art Week has now turned into more of an Art Month here in Hong Kong with not just Art Basel as the main highlight for many, there are numerous local art fairs and event. Here are some of the many art related things to see and do in Hong Kong this month! -------------------  Asia Contemporary Art Show (March 17th - 20th)The Asia Contemporary Art Show returns to kick-off the art events in Hong Kong with its 10th edition. Taking place from March 17 to 20, 2017, the Show will be the first art fair during Hong Kong Art Week to welcome collectors and art enthusiasts to view more than 3,000 artworks presented by over 80 galleries and artists from Asia and the world – from up-and-coming and mid-career artists, to those who have achieved success at auction...

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    Friday, 17 March, 2017
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     Folk Architects transform the historic Collingwood shop for Melbourne Design Week exhibition spaceFolk Architects are working in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria, Piccolina Gelateria and Hub Furniture to transform the historic Watchmaker shop in Smith Street, Collingwood, into a major exhibition space as part of Melbourne Design Week which opens today. We have the first images of the finished result. The satellite venue will host 7 significant exhibitions: The Found Object, curated by Jaci Foti-Lowe, Hub Furniture; Ovoid, by Nick Horan; Untitled, by Coco and Maximilian commissioned by Piccolina Gelateria;‘26 Original Fakes’, by Friends and Associates; ‘Undervalued’, by Nick Rennie; ‘Apparatus 4’ by 227768C; and The Watchmaker, site specific installation space by Folk Architects...

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    Thursday, 16 March, 2017
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     Melbourne Design Week is upon us. But what is it and what is on? Melbourne Design Week is an annual design program linking creativity with business and community.Each year the program will explore the value of good design in a ten-day, city-wide celebration offering talks by leading designers, tours, workshops and industry events at NGV and partner venues throughout Melbourne.Melbourne Design Week is part of a Victorian Government strategy to strengthen, support and promote the state’s design industry...

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    Wednesday, 15 March, 2017
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    Drawing on ideas of collectability and fantasy, the Japanese artist Hiro Ando combines tradition with contemporary culture in his sculpture work. Ando’s editioned sculptures resemble enlarged toy cartoon characters and bear names such as SumoCat, SamuraiCat, UrbanCat, WarriorCat and RobotCat. They’re mainly monochrome and glossy, a few are enrobed in rhinestones or hand-painted. Ando’s work is the creative fruit of Japanese mass culture. His cat figures are reminiscent of maneki-neko (which literally means “beckoning cat”), a ubiquitous Japanese cultural icon symbolizing good luck...

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    Tuesday, 14 March, 2017
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    AUSTRALIA - The Eagle EyeA journey across Australia from an eagle's eye. Featuring animals and landscapes from the deserts to the ocean, including The Kimberley, Arnhem Land, The Pilbara, Cairns to Cape York and a handful of Western Australian Deserts. This video and more can be viewed on their Vimeo account here. Cinematography: Nick Robinson, Luke Peterson, Caspar Mazzotti, Cam Batten, Sid TinneyEditor: Caspar MazzottiMusic licensed from Beatbox'Lumina' by M J Petrie'Swarm Of Lights' by N Jean, G Felix, S Casais'Earthrise' by C P HaighCopyright 2017 Wild Pacific Mediawildpacificmedia...

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    Sunday, 12 March, 2017
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    Freespace Happening wraps up with a two-day fest!To celebrate the last of many Freespace Happenings of the season, West Kowloon Cultural District brings you a weekend packed with great music and events! --------------------For the live music lovers we have Wedance from Korea, The Murky Crows from Taiwan, Zhaoze from China, plus a great line-up of local bands including Kolor, Qiu Hong, Sensi Lion, New Youth Barbershop, silhungmo, ANWIYCTI, Maniac and Modern Children.For literature fans the House of Hong Kong Literature presents book talks with local writers, literature-based tours and treasure hunts, their popular “Potted Poetry Workshops” and “Literary Fortune-telling” sessions...

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    Friday, 10 March, 2017
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     Sotheby’s Hong Kong Classical Chinese Paintings spring sale will take place on April 3rd at Hall 5, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This sale presents 100 lots of classical Chinese paintings and calligraphy from celebrated private collections including the Mo Boji Family Collection and Si Wei Tang. Among the highlights of the sale are Landscapes by Shitao, formerly in the Wu Hufan Collection, Landscape after Huang Gongwang by Wang Yuanqi and Geese on the Waterfront by Ma Ben...

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    Wednesday, 08 March, 2017
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    The season of Sakura blossom is upon us. Nowhere in the world is the blossoming of cherry trees as awed, celebrated, and obsessed about as much as in Japan. And for a reason, after all the cherry blossom is considered their national flower.--------------------- "Hanami" is the centuries-old practice of picnicking under a blooming sakura or ume tree.Every year the Japanese Meteorological Agency and the public track the sakura zensen (cherry blossom front) as it moves northward up the archipelago with the approach of warmer weather via nightly forecasts following the weather segment of news programs...

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    Tuesday, 07 March, 2017
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    Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival comes to Singaporei light Marina Bay returns this March to set the Bay aglow with 20 sustainable light art installations taking centrestage at the Marina Bay waterfront. Running from 3 to 26 March 2017, the fifth edition of Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival will also feature, for the first time, three themed festival hubs that will create a festive atmosphere and experience.Held since 2010, i Light Marina Bay is a showcase of light art installations created by artists from Singapore and around the world...

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    Saturday, 04 March, 2017
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    The City of Sydney is seeking expressions of interest for the Art & About Sydney 2017/18 program  WHAT IS ART & ABOUT?Art in unusual places.Artists rethinking and temporarily reshaping city spaces.It can happen anywhere at anytime.It is for everyone.Art & About Sydney is a continuous program and as such they are now looking for work that can take place from July 2017 onwards all over Sydney WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?They are looking for big ideas that temporarily transform public and unusual spaces in the City of Sydney’s local area, wishing to engage, involve and inspire Sydneysiders, and therefore they seek creative projects that share this aim...

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    Friday, 03 March, 2017
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    A while back we visited George Town in Penang, and were totally blown away by the city's street art. You can read our articles about it here, here and here. The murals by Ernest Zacharevic are the ones that are most well-known, but did you know that there is also a whole slew of Steel Rod Sculptures depicting the history and culture of the city?------------------- The project Marking George Town Steel Rod Sculptures is a collection of caricatures placed on historic streets of George Town by a local company called Sculpture at Work...

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    Thursday, 02 March, 2017
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    You have already read about crafts markets in Hong Kong and Auckland here and here, now the time comes to uncover the treasure troves of Singapore!Check out below some great spots to go for second hand, vintage or new crafts created by local designers - these markets are great for inspiration as well as picking up a gift or two. Plus, you normally get to chat with the maker themselves, asking questions about the product, the manufacturing process or even the fabrics used! -----------------------  Boutiques SingaporeHeld only twice a year – in March and November – this fair is more upmarket than the usual flea market...

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    Tuesday, 28 February, 2017
    DIY Corner

    I love TED Talks. Period.What I love the most is that in around 20 minutes you are able to get an insightful delivery on almost any topic.We get inspired, awed and appalled. The two improve our lives, and the last hopefully will inspire us to advocate and be a part of change.In this inspiring talk about recent developments in biomimicry, Janine Benyus provides 12 heartening examples of ways in which nature is already influencing the products and systems we build.

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    Monday, 27 February, 2017
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      Gallery Weekend Beijing announces the exhibitions of participating galleries and institutions “What is a gallery weekend?!” you might ask. The idea of the Gallery Weekend was developed by galleries in Berlin in 2005 and each year the best galleries join forces to invite collectors worldwide to come and see the best exhibitions these galleries have to offer.Beijing is home to the largest community of artists in China and a major place for artistic production, much of which the world has never seen...

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    Thursday, 23 February, 2017
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    Have you heard of the kiwi based arts-crowdfunding platform ‘Boosted’? Well maybe it is time you check it out! This awesome organisation, set up as a Charitable Trust, has recently reached a significant milestone, namely raising over NZ$3 million dollars for arts and creative projects! How awesome is this?!! And this in a sector typically dominated by competitive funding bodies.---------------------- The NZ$3 million contribution equates to over 22,857 donations across 568 projects in fine-arts, film, theatre, music, dance, writing, fashion, gaming and photography...

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    Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
    Auckland Explorer

    Y'all know how I like to repurpose and up cycle things right?!Well, I often take help and use inspiration from the internet. Someone has always thought of a cool idea.And so I borrow, and sometimes modify, and then get going. Sometimes all you need is the seed for an idea and then the rest takes care of itself. I recently came across a super cool video with GREAT ideas for upcycling and repurposing.More than 180 of them actually. Have a look and tell me what you think!

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    Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
    DIY Corner

    Currently showing at Noeli Gallery in Shanghai, the "Joyful Moment" Asian Contemporary Artists Group Exhibition comprises four Asian artists. In a collaboration with Noeli Gallery, we present interviews with some of the artists. Second out is Ko Injae.----------------------   Some photos from the opening night ----------------------The group exhibition is extended to 1st of March so go see it!For additional information, please contact Noeli Gallery:Website: www.noeligallery.com | T: +86-21-64319442Address: 150 B Yueyang Road,Shanghai, Xuhui Area 200031, China 

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    Monday, 20 February, 2017
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    HKwalls returns this March for a nine-day celebration of street art and creative collaboration in the industrial district of Wong Chuk Hang. From March 18 to 26th, the festival will engage the public with an incredible line-up of live mural painting, a print exhibition featuring the artists and more programmes to be announced later. The HKwalls team is on the lookout for new talent to participate in the festival and is currently holding an open call for any Hong Kong-based artists to apply...

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    Saturday, 18 February, 2017
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    Hola people! I've been looking around the 'net' for some good ideas and recently came across a really simple video cut together with ideas for how to use bamboo in your home. A few of these will need a proper craftsperson to make, but at least a few should be easy enough to put together yourself. So I thought I should share this with you all. If nothing else, I hope it will give you some great inspiration for your home.For great bamboo products, check out Bamboa - they have everything from bowls and decorations to satin soft sheets and smell free towels! And free shipping worldwide on orders over 100USD...

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    Saturday, 18 February, 2017
    DIY Corner

    So, as you may know I have visited Waiheke Island outside Auckland quite a lot lately... First I was there for the Garden Safari (read more about it here), and then again for headland Sculpture on The Gulf (see all the gorgeous sculptures here). While spending time on the island, I was stunned at how many amazing artists this little paradise had to offer, and so with the help of the local art gallery I sussed them out. Turns out there is not just one, but a few art galleries, and there is even a sculpture park! In addition, there are independent studios with artists working in oil, ceramic, watercolour, mixed media, gold, acrylic, glass and kauri wood...

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    Thursday, 16 February, 2017
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    Hong Kong lifestyle brands enjoy strong appeal among Thai consumersThe second-largest economy in the 10-nation ASEAN community, Thailand also has the highest number of outside-ASEAN tourists, making it a solid international showcase for products and services from Hong Kong. In Style • Hong Kong, the largest-ever promotion of Hong Kong services and products in Thailand, was staged in Bangkok by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in October 2016. The promotion attracted tens of thousands of people to a series of events, including a month-long citywide promotion highlighting Hong Kong lifestyle theme...

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    Wednesday, 15 February, 2017
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    The Singapore Biennale 2016, is arguably one of Asia’s most exciting contemporary visual art exhibitions, open to the public from 27 October 2016 until 26 February 2017. Titled An Atlas of Mirrors, this Biennale features works by 63 artists and art collectives from 19 countries and territories across Southeast Asia, East and South Asia. Artworks of various media are curated around nine sub-themes and presented at no less than seven locations, with the Singapore Art Museum and SAM at 8Q as anchor venues...

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    Wednesday, 15 February, 2017
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    Currently showing at Noeli Gallery in Shanghai, the "Joyful Moment" Asian Contemporary Artists Group Exhibition comprises four Asian artists. In a collaboration with Noeli Gallery, we present interviews with some of the artists. First out is Takeru Toyokura. ---------------------- Takeru Toyokura is a Japanese artist and illustrator based in Osaka, Japan. He graduated from Osaka-Sogo Design College. After graduating, he started to work as a professional artist. He makes his art by felt and paper...

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    Tuesday, 14 February, 2017
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    Hey there! If you follow Style by Asia on Instagram (and you should!), you might have seen that I found an awesome piece of driftwood on the beach a while ago. Well, I took it home and I did something with it recently that I thought I should share.The drift log already had all several pretty pine cones attached to it, so all I did really was adding a few succulents, tie them to the log, and then hang the whole thing it on the wall. This is how it looked from the beginning.  In progress... I used small succulents I had at home already, and some green florist wire to secure them to the log...

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    Thursday, 09 February, 2017
    DIY Corner

    While in town for the World Design Capital Taipei, Style by Asia met with Johnny Chiu of JC Architecture, which was started in 2010, and is one of the Taiwanese capitals most innovative architectural firms, to talk about the past and the future of Taiwanese architecture. All images courtesy of JCA.--------------------- Welcoming us into the architect firms offices in Taipei, Johnny starts by explaining that there has been a massive change in Taiwan over the past 10 years. During the 1980-90's boom, everything worked, all projects that were started were finished, and the work produced was of the expected kind...

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    Wednesday, 08 February, 2017
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    Karangahape Road, or more commonly referred to as K Road is one of the most well known streets in Auckland. Formerly a red light district, and considered a both seedy and quite dangerous place, it is today full of cool art galleries and little shops and eateries. Isn't that always the case? Red light districts are the places to be!The area is also teeming with great street art (check out a previous article on that here), but much of the old architecture still stands. Did you know that you can go on a guided tour of the areas heritage buildings and history?   Edward Bennett, K Road Historian, will take you on a fascinating guided walk through the superb heritage district which is Karangahape Road regaling walkers with not only facts but amusing anecdotes about Karangahape Road...

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    Monday, 06 February, 2017
    Auckland Explorer

    Missed Art Stage Singapore a few weeks ago in Merlion City? Check out this short video of some of the highlights of the art fair.Via Home & Decor Singapore. Watch more here 

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    Monday, 06 February, 2017
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    Yes you heard me. I know... It's HUGE. As last year was drawing to an end, I reflected on Style by Asia, where we are today, and where we should be heading over the next few years. In the three years since the platform was first founded, we have grown so much. And so fast. We have done great collaborations with brands, companies, artists and galleries and helped businesses with events, media outreach, and collaboration introductions. We have participated in numerous panel debates (and led a few too), discussing the current and future state of the creative scenes in Asia, and we have been media partner for many big art fairs and worked closely with design events in both Shanghai and Taiwan...

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    Friday, 03 February, 2017
    Editor

     Yesterday, Friday Jan 27th was the start of headland Sculpture On The Gulf on Waiheke Island. I headed out last night, as the sun was starting to set, to check out all the cool sculptures, 35 of them, on this 2km long walk along the coast. It was a gorgeous night and I can highly recommend for everyone to head out and do this, it is great for families and dogs too!Guided by terrain and place, both highly respected senior and more recently established New Zealand artists has transformed a two kilometre section of headland from Church Bay towards Te Atawhai Whenua Reserve and Matiatia with ambitious and striking art works...

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    Saturday, 28 January, 2017
    Auckland Explorer

     One of the cool projects I finalised recently I actually gathered the inspiration from at one of the many weekend markets I visit frequently. Someone, somewhere (I can't remember where, there have been so many lately) had had the great idea to take old teacups and make them into the cutest little bird feeders! So so cool, I decided to borrow the idea and make my own.  What you need for my set up and design is:* 4 screws* masking tape* 4 old teacups and matching saucers* 4 metal or wood poles to attach them to* A good drill (with a diamond tip or a drill bit especially for ceramics) Now to the fun bit...

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    Friday, 27 January, 2017
    DIY Corner

    French painter Henri Matisse once said that “a certain blue penetrates your soul; a certain red affects your blood pressure.” Red, the colour of our blood, the colour of fire, and the colour of the rising sun, represents a fiery passion, a burning desire both of love and of war.  In Chinese culture, red symbolises fortune and joy. The Chinese use the colour red very liberally on festive occasions and weddings, as it is customary to put up bright red decorations and be dressed in the colour red...

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    Friday, 27 January, 2017
    MATTER Prints

    Have you heard about Art in Paradise in Bangkok?It is the first 3D Interactive Art Museum in Bangkok, and seriously a cool place to interact with art. For big and small children alike.---------------------- Art in Paradise (Bangkok) is the first “illusion” and three-dimensional museum in Bangkok, and comprises six permanent exhibition zones with different concepts. Every painting ranges from a period or country theme, with a mix of traditional and new art. The museum is divided into two floors, over 2,500 square meters and 150 interactive paintings that visitors can have fun with and enjoy...

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    Wednesday, 25 January, 2017
    Bangkok Buzz

    A new must-watch series is coming on Netflix! Especially for all of us who love design. See the trailer for the new documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design that starts airing on Feb 10th.The show, produced by Editor-In-Chief of WIRED Scott Dadich, follows the creative genius of eight minds working in the world of art and design today, and will spotlight how design influences daily life. Don't miss it!

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    Tuesday, 24 January, 2017
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