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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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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
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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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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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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  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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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Come along to the neighbourhood of Shimokitazawa in Tokyo, for some great fashion, interior design and street art inspiration - and lots of fun! -------------------- A while back, when we visited Tokyo for the Design Week there, we took the opportunity to do some sightseeing around the Japanese capital. Along with the more well-known neighbourhoods like Harajuku and Shinjuku, there are some great, more unknown ones. Like Shimokitazawa for example. This neighbourhood is well known (to the locals) for the density of small independent fashion retailers, cafes, theaters, bars and live music venues...

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Tuesday, 17 January, 2017
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The 2nd edition of Singapore Contemporary opens in the afternoon and evening of Thursday, January 19th with an invitation-only Private View and Vernissage. General admission kicks-off on Friday the 20th, and continues throughout Saturday and Sunday the 21st and 22nd.---------------------- Spread over 6,000+ square meters, Singapore Contemporary will host more than 90 exhibitors offering collectors and art enthusiasts a wide selection of accessible and collectable works including original paintings, limited editions, sculpture and photography - including investment-grade art with a strong secondary market and auction following, plus works by some of the world's most interesting and promising artists...

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Monday, 16 January, 2017
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We have previously written about STPI in an article about artist residencies in Asia, read that article here-----------------STPI, or Singapore Tyler Print Institute as is its long name, is an internationally renowned space in Singapore with a creative workshop focusing on innovative print and paper techniques. Their mission is to develop Singapore as a leading player in the international contemporary art world by: Collaborating with leading international artists in ground-breaking projects; Engaging the international art community, collectors and the Singapore public with the highest quality artworks and exhibitions; Developing an appreciation of print and paper art practice with inspiring and innovative programmes; Inspire the Singapore visual arts community on the possibilities of print and paper art practice...

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Wednesday, 11 January, 2017
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 The seventh edition of Art Stage Singapore returns from 12 to 15 January 2017 (Vernissage on 11 January) with the second Southeast Asia Forum and regional and international galleries presenting artists from across Asia and the world.  ----------------------- Featuring more than 120 galleries from 27 countries, three quarters of the upcoming exhibitors are returning galleries in this, the seventh edition of Art Stage Singapore. A part of the fair, the second Southeast Asia Forum, titled Net Present Value: Art, Capital, Futures, focuses on capitalism as its theme and direct attention to questions surrounding the values of art, imagination, and progress, and the price of doing business as usual amidst the changing dynamics of the international capitalist system...

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Tuesday, 10 January, 2017
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Recently opened at Auckland Art Gallery, the new exhibition of Gottfried Lindauer's famous Māori portraits is something very unique. Read the sister articles about the exhibition itself here, and about art restoration, and the preparation of some of the artworks for this exhibition here--------------------- Until February 19th, 2017, explore Aotearoa New Zealand’s rich history through more than 120 historical portraits of Māori and Pākehā by the country's most prolific professional colonial painter, Gottfried Lindauer...

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Monday, 09 January, 2017
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Penang is known for its street art, but there is much more art than the murals that adorn the streets of George Town. The Hin Bus Depot is a great spot absolutely filled to the brim with art, and this collective creative hub also houses a great little cafe, organises markets and other creative events - making it a definite not to miss on any Penang itinerary.--------------------------- First a bit of background:The Hin Company Limited was one of the many private companies in Penang awarded by the licensing authority  to operate a motorbus service after World War II...

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Friday, 06 January, 2017
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Style by Asia meet with the up and coming Taiwanese design house Kanari to talk about their young design company, being an entrepreneur, and about the supportive Taiwanese design industry.-------------------- Taiwanese design house Kanari was started a few years ago, by three friends who all studied in London. They are young, enthusiastic, and have received great support for their design from the start. Style by Asia meets co-founder Sean Wang in their office in Taipei, where ideas are formed and dreams drawn...

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Tuesday, 03 January, 2017
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During Auckland Art Week a while back, I joined a tour of the K Road street art scene and its murals, conducted by Paul Walsh. The tour was 90 mins long but could easily have been much much longer!! There is SO much to see, and I really encourage anyone with a bit of interest for street art to head up there when you are in Auckland!Below some of the fantastic art we saw on our tour. I hope I have credited everyone correctly, also adding a bit of the  story behind the works (wherever I have it and can)...

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Saturday, 31 December, 2016
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As we look back at 2016, we look back on a year of some damn fine content!So fine in fact, that we have decided to gather some of them here and present them to you, in one post.Easy Peasy Japaneasy and You're Welcome! In no particular order (but we group them by category to make it easy for you):  FASHION EMERGING TALENT SHOWCASE AT INDIAN FASHION WEEKSix talented new fashion designers showcased their latest collections as part of the Lakmé Fashion Week 2016 Gen Next show in India. The depth of talent was obvious in these carefully crafted collections...

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Thursday, 29 December, 2016
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One of the great brands and platforms we found while visiting WDC Taipei 2016 (read more about it here, here and here) was the Taiwanese crowd funding platform zeczec. A great site for finding new, cool design, it gives you the best of the best that Taiwan has to offer. Right here, right now. And you can help fund someones dream at the same time!-----------------------  It was in the "Power of Taiwan Design Pavilion", curated by Li Wei-Lang, Creative Director for Afterain Design in an exhibition called "Breakthrough" that we came across zeczec...

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Wednesday, 28 December, 2016
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In 1967, Jim Thompson, the man who brought silk to the west, went on holiday with friends to the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. There he set out for a walk in the surrounding jungle but never returned. He disappeared without a trace, and thus began the Jim Thompson legend... Since his disappearance in 1967, little has changed in the home of Thompson, that was the 'talk of the town' and the 'city's most celebrated social center'. Even today, the charming Thai style house continues to be a key stop for visitors to Bangkok, but these days for the art collections housed in the gorgeous old buildings...

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Saturday, 24 December, 2016
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We love anything that is handmade, ethical and pretty. Of course. And not only have we been keeping an eye on FRANKITAS from Malaysia for a while, we have been using their gorgeous products too! So we thought its about time that we introduce you to them too.  FRANKITAS bags and purses are all made from traditional ethnic textiles, which are rich in heritage and history. Infusing contemporary colours and design, these products definitely appeal to women who embrace being different - as you'll stand out sporting a FRANKITAS clutch or bag! But purely in a good way...

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Thursday, 22 December, 2016
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At World Design Capital Taipei 2016, International Design House Exhibition curators have proposed, and laid out a blueprint for the integration of design thinking with urban development on the theme of Sisheng: Quality of Life and Health, Ecological Sustainability, Smart Living, and Urban Regeneration.  ----------------------- Taipei is this years World Design Capital. What is a World Design Capital? Every two years, a city is is designated by Icsid - recognising that city's innovative use of design for economic, social and cultural development and to showcase effective design-led urban revitalization strategies that other cities can benefit from...

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Wednesday, 21 December, 2016
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In 1967, Jim Thompson, the man who brought silk to the west, went on holiday with friends to the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. There he set out for a walk in the surrounding jungle but never returned. He disappeared without a trace, and thus began the Jim Thompson legend... Jim Thompson is the man who is generally credited with bringing Thai Silk to the West. We recently published an article about Jim Thompson and his life recently, read it here Since his disappearance in 1967, little has changed in the home of Thompson, a house that was the 'talk of the town' and the 'city's most celebrated social center'...

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Friday, 16 December, 2016
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During Auckland Art Week, we visited Auckland Art Gallery and had the privilege to go behind the scenes and take a close look at the conservation departments of the museum.Follow us there and be awed by how much of an art work can actually be saved or discovered about if you look a bit closer. -------------------- Art is fragile. There are many ways a piece of art can be damaged, but the biggest threats to any art work are light and humidity; along with any damage an art work might suffer when moved from one place to another...

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Thursday, 15 December, 2016
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At World Design Capital Taipei 2016, International Design House Exhibition curators have proposed, and laid out a blueprint for the integration of design thinking with urban development on the theme of Sisheng: Quality of Life and Health, Ecological Sustainability, Smart Living, and Urban Regeneration. We take a look at the art and fashion design collaboration exhibition. -----------------------  Taipei is this years World Design Capital. What is a World Design Capital? Every two years, a city is is designated by Icsid (definition at the end) - recognising that city's innovative use of design for economic, social and cultural development and to showcase effective design-led urban revitalization strategies that other cities can benefit from...

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Wednesday, 14 December, 2016
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At Style by Asia, we have been fortune enough to collaborate with many great brands, galleries and designers in this past year, and so we thought we would gather some of them here, in a comprehensive and inspiring Xmas Shopping List. A present from any of these shops, brands, artists, designers and galleries would make a gift anyone would be lucky to receive!  In alphabetical order...AME Gallery - the artisan contemporary jewellery gallery  ARCHETYPAL - for anything in interior design  BLUE LOTUS GALLERY - supporting local artists  CIPHER - handmade fashionable sneakers    colourliving - for a present for the home  Garosu - the boutique jewellery brand   HATTON STUDIOS - for the person who has everything, how about a jewellery making course?  HIMKALA LIMBU - for a unique, feminine, glamorous gown  J...

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Tuesday, 13 December, 2016
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JIA Inc. of Taiwan recently took home a Golden Pin Best Design Trophy for their Rolling Mortar at the Golden Pin Design Awards. Below we present the product and tell you just WHY the judges loved it so much. Plus, we hear a bit from JIA's product design manager Spencer Hung and learn about the company's ethos in general. ------------------------- Inspired by the Tang Dynasty ceramic tea mortars, The Prep, Rolling Mortar is designed to crush mixed spices, tea leaves, Chinese herb medicines, and various other spices...

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Monday, 12 December, 2016
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Squeezing a Japanese fusion restaurant into a narrow footprint saw designer Andy Malcomess draw upon the fable of Momotaro — or Peach Boy, as he is fondly referred to in his native Japan — to inspire his design. -----------------------This story is published in collaboration with Perspective, and the story first appeared in their print magazine.  Subtle details reference the Momotaro fable, such as tables shaped like stylised peach blossoms, fish scale patterns and tatamistyle floor tiles Located on Wellington Street, hugging the boundary of Hong Kong’s Central business district, Momotaro was designed by Hong Kong-based Andy Malcomess Interior Architects (AMIA), using his storytelling approach and drawing upon a famous Japanese fairy tale about a small boy who descended to Earth in a giant peach...

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Friday, 09 December, 2016
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At the World Design Capital Taipei 2016, International Design House Exhibition, the curators have proposed, and laid out a blueprint for the integration of design thinking with urban development on the theme of Sisheng: Quality of Life and Health, Ecological Sustainability, Smart Living, and Urban Regeneration. ----------------------- Taipei is this years World Design Capital. What is a World Design Capital? Every two years, a city is is designated by Icsid (definition at the end) - recognising that city's innovative use of design for economic, social and cultural development and to showcase effective design-led urban revitalization strategies that other cities can benefit from...

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Thursday, 08 December, 2016
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Hanoi-based artist Nguyen Tuan Dung opens 'My Story', his first solo exhibition of acrylic on collage paintings at Craig Thomas Gallery in Saigon on Thursday, 8 December. In preparation for the exhibition, CT gallery talks to Dung about the My Story collection, his motivations, and his creative influences.Read other interviews with Vietnamese artists here, here, here, here, here and here----------------------- Nguyen Tuan Dung (b. 1990) is a talented young visual artist living and working in Hanoi...

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Monday, 05 December, 2016
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So you have "done" all the temples, you have been to the floating market and to the Chatuchak market and honestly - you are a bit "thai-ered" (pun intended).OR, you only have one day in Bangkok and you are not very interested in those items above..Well, then we have the perfect itinerary for you!-------------------Bangkok can be very much "in your face" - it is chaotic and full of people, and it is really BIG. Sometimes you don't want to do all that much, sometimes you want to take some time out, and sometimes you wish to find a breathing hole or two to chill for a while...

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Monday, 05 December, 2016
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As a part of our collaboration with Singapore Contemporary, we here publish their newest 'Art Alert' - and bring your attention to some perhaps less-heard-of Malaysian Galleries. Enjoy!    Read more Art Alerts from Singapore Contemporary here, here here and hereSee more from Singapore Contemporary here

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Saturday, 03 December, 2016
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The Singapore Biennale 2016 opened on 27 October 2016 and will run till 26 February 2017. It is titled An Atlas of Mirrors and it presents 60 artworks by 62 artists and art collectives that explores the following notions - space, time, memory, nature, boundaries, agency, identity, displacement and absence. The artworks spans various mediums, clustering around nine sub-themes and is being presented across seven venues - Singapore Art Museum and SAM at 8Q, Asian Civilisations Museum, de Suantio Gallery at SMU, National Museum of Singapore, Stamford Green, and Peranakan Museum...

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Friday, 02 December, 2016
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This is a sponsored article  “Let life be beautiful like summer flowers …..“   - Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) Humble House Taipei aims to create a leisure space for relaxation and fun in the fast-paced modern city. Inspired by the renowned Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore's work: "Let life be beautiful like summer flowers…", the hotel features the theme: "Summer Flower" in the form of contemporary art. In Humble House Taipei, art works are not displayed on shelves but fitted in the space taking advantage of various forms of new media, installation art and sculpture to capture two themes: "Illusion Takes Form" for installation art, and "Realm of Universal Observations", illustrating Asian philosophical thoughts...

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Thursday, 01 December, 2016
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The Art of Shoes Design Competition Returns for a Second Time in 2016 with 8 new Finalists After a successful first run where Uzbek model Sevara Mirkhusanova won the inaugural Art of Shoes Design Competition for her collection titled "Back to Nature", the Singapore national footwear design competition, The Art of Shoes Design Competition 2016, was back in full force during Singapore Fashion Week (read more from that here here and here), this year to the theme of “Enchanted Forest”. The Art of Shoes was created to provide Singaporeans and Permanent Residents in Singapore with the opportunity to take their first step into the world of footwear design...

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Wednesday, 30 November, 2016
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This article is published in collaboration with Design Hotels. The story was first published in Design Hotels™ Made By Originals. All images courtesy of Design Hotels. Read the original article here-------------------- Kasemtham Sornsong & Tirawan Songsawat - A Well-Versed Retreat  When Kasemtham Sornsong first conceived The Library, situated on the Thai island of Koh Samui, he envisioned a hotel that invites one to read quietly while absorbing volumes of unmatched luxury. The result is a literary and literal wonder...

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Thursday, 24 November, 2016
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SINGAPORE FASHION WEEK ACCESS (SGFWA) During Singapore Fashion Week, a brand new industry-support flexible-format platform for designers and businesses to showcase their latest collections was unveiled. We present you the designers, and some of the creations from their showcases. See our report of the International Highlights and Homegrown Favourites Shows previously published here.---------------------- MAX.TAN:Presented by Microsoft Surface Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Futures ShowcaseBest known for his monochromatic, geometric creations and use of drapery, local designer Max Tan, showcased his Spring/Summer 2017 collection of avant-garde designs in the MAX...

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Wednesday, 23 November, 2016
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Presented as one of the International Highlight Shows at AUDI SINGAPORE FASHION WEEK 2016, Chinese haute couturier Guo Pei's showcase was certainly highly anticipated. We can't resist showing you most of the garments from the collection. Enjoy the intricate details and gorgeous fabrics and let us know which one was your favourite? Background to the Guo Pei Spring/Summer 2016 "Courtyard” CollectionKicking off the festival at SGFW (Gallery) was Chinese haute couturier, Guo Pei. As one of the most renowned designers in the Chinese fashion scene, Guo was commissioned to create a gown for the 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony...

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Saturday, 19 November, 2016
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NZ Sculpture OnShore is New Zealand's largest outdoor sculpture exhibition, and one of the oldest too. First held in 1996 in a private garden in Takapuna on the North Shore, the event gradually grew so popular that in 2004 it moved to the spectacular Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve on Auckland’s North Shore. This weekend is the last chance to see it for this year, so make it down to Devonport to see some truly great sculptures and installations! ----------------------The exhibition at Fort Takapuna features work from both established and emerging artists (and even school children!), and provides a unique snapshot of contemporary three dimensional art practice in New Zealand...

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Saturday, 19 November, 2016
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This is an excerpt from an article written by Stephanie Bailey, published on Ocula.com, with full rights. Read the full article here This year has been an important one for Guan Xiao. In April, the Institute for Contemporary Arts in London showed the artist’s first exhibition in a United Kingdom institution. Entitled Flattened Metal (20 April – 19 June 2016) and organised in association with K11 Art Foundation, the ICA show was a perfect articulation of the artist’s practice thus far, incorporating a concise body of work that investigates relationships with time and matter...

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Friday, 18 November, 2016
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SINGAPORE FASHION WEEK 2016 @National Gallery Singapore This year, Singapore Fashion Week (SGFW) partnered up with National Gallery Singapore as Official Partner, held the fashion showcases in the Gallery, a visual arts institution housed in two national monuments that have been beautifully restored and transformed (we have previously written about it here). It lies in the heart of the Civic District, and is home to the largest collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian modern art. According to the organisers:The introduction of the Gallery as the setting for Singapore Fashion Week is a perfect fit as it coincides with SGFW’s continued emphasis on local talent support and industry development in Singapore and the region...

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Friday, 18 November, 2016
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By Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi for Ocula.com Excerpt republished with full permission. Read the full article here The 11th edition of the Shanghai Biennale (SHB 11) opened to the public on 12 November 2016 under the chief curatorship of the New Delhi-based Raqs Media Collective. Anchored by the idea of biennale making as a form of posing questions, the SHB 11 is titled Why Not Ask Again: Arguments, Counter-arguments, and Stories. In this Ocula Conversation Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi speaks to members of Raqs Media Collective (Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta) on the relevance of engaging with the biennale form today, and their specific plans for the SHB 11...

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Saturday, 12 November, 2016
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 Craig Thomas Gallery is hosting the solo exhibition of oil paintings by Hanoi-based artist Quach Bac called Familiar Sky from 11 – 28 November. The gallery speaks to the artist before the opening.-------------------- Quach Bac is a talented young visual artist who brings a critical eye and a perspective and maturity to his work that belies his relative youth (b. 1988). In preparation for his upcoming solo exhibition, we posed some questions below to Bac about the Familiar Sky collection, his motivations, and his creative influences...

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Friday, 11 November, 2016
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Last week we visited the second session of Tokyo Design Week. Some great design was on display, ranging from fashion and jewellery to robots, smart home solutions and shoes designed for entertainers that can be connected to your smartphone and which tracks your movements, creating wild patterns and all kinds of other cool stuff. A selection below of what we saw - which one(s) do you like most?Tell us in the comments below. One of the coolest ones we thought (but very hard to photograph) - a devise that actually projects images you can interact with (press buttons etc) into thin air! Really quite spooky at first...

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Thursday, 10 November, 2016
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As a part of our collaboration with Singapore Contemporary, we here publish their newest 'Art Alert' - this time we take a look at Photography.     Read more Art Alerts from Singapore Contemporary here, here and here

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Thursday, 10 November, 2016
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We just heard about this from a friend and thought we should let all you Singapore fashionistas in on the new venture! Swagalls is Singapore's first online fashion swapping that lets you shop unlimitedly without hurting your wallet and the planet. The newly started company currently has a campaign on KickStarter and by supporting them (and receiving a great reward for it, see more at the end of this article) you will help them realise their dream. Please click here to do so and read on below  So how does it work?? We had a brief chat to the founder Raye Padit, or as he likes to call himself: Swapaholic-In-Chief about the business: 1...

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Tuesday, 08 November, 2016
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Wang Xuejun unveiled his first photography collection of "Neutral Sex" in his solo show opening at Noeli Gallery in Shanghai, China on October 22nd.In his new collection of photographs, Wang Xuejun projects some typical feminine symbols such as jewelry and lace lingerie onto a male body to create an unique visual image of "Neutral Sex". These new images of Neutral Sex challenge our traditional perception and value to define a female and a male's position and their invisible emotions, strengths and weakness...

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Saturday, 05 November, 2016
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In a collaboration with Rossi & Rossi in Hong Kong, gallery directory Corey Andrew Barr talks to artist Tsherin Sherpa about Beautiful Decay, the artists first solo exhibition in Asia which took place at Rossi & Rossi Hong Kong from 24 September–5 November.   Corey Andrew BarrHello Tsherin, I’d like to take a moment to discuss Beautiful Decay, your first solo exhibition in Asia which took place at Rossi & Rossi Hong Kong from 24 September–5 November. Your work projects strong references to traditional Buddhist iconography, however it also incorporates contemporary imagery and non-traditional forms, how do you explain this, for example in the work titled OMG? Tsherin SherpaThis work is inspired by my own experience as a Tibetan living in the US...

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Saturday, 05 November, 2016
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Check out this teaser trailer for Redress' very first feature-length documentary, Frontline Fashion, about the EcoChic Design Awards and its designers! With your purchase you are supporting the organisations work in cutting waste out of fashion! ABOUT FRONTLINE FASHIONFrontline Fashion is a documentary following 10 talented Asian and European emerging fashion designers determined to change the future of fashion – currently one of the most polluting industries – for the better in the world’s biggest sustainable fashion design competition, The EcoChic Design Award...

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Friday, 04 November, 2016
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This fall Cordis Hotel in Mongkok is partnering with Hong Kong Sculpture to host the latest Art-in-Residence exhibition, on the theme “Embracing Nature”. In this new installation, located in the lobby of the hotel and open to public from 24 October to 11 November 2016, five emerging Hong Kong sculptors display their own unique sculptures, each paying homage to the beauty of nature. Style by Asia speak to two of the artists about their art practice and their inspiration.----------------------- Cordis, Hong Kong is a hotel that takes art seriously...

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Thursday, 03 November, 2016
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Core Design Gallery in Malaysia brings a new groundbreaking show titled Faizal v Haafiz.  Forerunners in the art of contemporary printmaking art in Malaysia, Faizal Suhif and Haafiz Shahimi come together in this show, pioneering the way into extended printmaking art within the local Malaysian contemporary arts scene.--------------------------------  Faizal Suhif is constantly seeking out fresh visuals and images through the environment around him, be it nature or man-made structures, and innovatively manoeuvres his printmaking art to another level...

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Sunday, 30 October, 2016
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By Elliat Albrecht for Ocula.com Excerpt republished with full permission. Read the full article here--------------------- Chinese artist Liu Xiaodong takes figure painting out of the studio and into the fields, factories and family homes of regions rife with political turmoil, economic unease, and environmental degradation. Setting up easels on location to depict real people in places such as rural China, Thailand, Tibet and Israeli-Palestinian conflict zones, Liu is a modern plein air master, painting his subjects in their natural settings with a sensitivity to their complex situations...

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Sunday, 30 October, 2016
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BMW Art Journey winner Abigail Reynolds has begun the first leg of her journey along the Silk Road, which sees her travel by motorbike to visit the sites of 'lost libraries' she has come across in her research. We tell you about her journey, and publish some excerpts from her online diary.-------------------- Abigail Reynolds is the third BMW Art Journey winner and will be the second artist to unveil her work at Art Basel's Hong Kong show, following work by previous winner Samson Young which debuted at this year's edition...

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Wednesday, 26 October, 2016
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