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  • Gallery Weekend Beijing February 23
  • BOOSTED February 22

    Have you heard of the kiwi based

  • VIDEO: Upcycling Ideas February 21

    Y'all know how I like to repurpose

  • Interview: Ko Injae February 20

    Currently showing at Noeli Gallery in Shanghai,

  • HKwalls – Open Call for HK Artists February 18

    HKwalls returns this March for a nine-day

  • VIDEO: Bamboo Decoration Ideas February 18

    Hola people! I've been looking around the

  • The Artists of Waiheke Island February 16

    So, as you may know

  • VIDEO: Styling Thailand  February 15

    Hong Kong lifestyle brands enjoy strong

  • Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirrors February 15

    The Singapore Biennale 2016, is arguably one

  • Interview: Takeru Toyokura February 14

    Currently showing at Noeli Gallery in Shanghai,

  • Katie Scott

    Among the startups vying for attention, and investors, at the RISE conference, there were those who promise new and unique approaches to getting design and fashion to the public. For the second year running, the conference brought startups from all over the world – 88 countries to be exact – to Hong Kong. Among them were companies who have already won funding and those who are just tentatively presenting their idea to the public. Three homegrown startups were there soaking in the buzz. Hausie describes itself as "a curated portal for designers and artists to showcase their works, while providing individuals with access to high-design selections and art objects from more than 20 countries"...

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    Thursday, 02 June, 2016
    Katie Scott

    The Art Basel name is globally known for the three art fairs it curates, but the organisation is also at the heart of a crowdfunding campaign to get much needed money to creative organisations worldwide.  Art Basel teamed up with crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to launch the initiative, which has raised USD$1 million since it started in September 2014. A total of 38 projects in 16 countries have garnered the support of 6791 individuals. Patrick Foret is the Director of Business Initiatives at Art Basel...

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    Thursday, 26 May, 2016
    Katie Scott

    In one corner of the Affordable Art Fair in Hong Kong stands an installation that could save lives.Created by Australian artist, Glen Clarke, the piece, entitled One Less, is made up of 12,000 bank notes. Each one is meticulously origami-folded to make a tiny shirt, and then these have been strung together and hung to produce the outline of a UXO or ‘unexploded ordnance’. Clarke is encouraging visitors to the fair to snip off one of the shirts and make a donation, which will then be passed onto one of three charities that the artist supports, which clear the UXOs and support people who have been hurt by them...

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    Sunday, 15 May, 2016
    Katie Scott

    Lauded British architectural firm Farrells is marking 25 years in Hong Kong with exhibitions at the Peak Tower and The Fringe Club.StylebyAsia caught up with Stefan Krummeck, director of the Hong Kong office, on projects old and new, sustainability and the firm's continued role in shaping how people will live and interact in the city.  For KK100, you had to rehome an entire community. How do you foster a sense of community in that sort of situation?KK100 was an entirely new approach to developing a community...

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    Wednesday, 27 April, 2016
    Katie Scott

    A wander among the sketches and building models currently being housed in the Fringe Club in Central Hong Kong is to see the thinking behind some of the city's most famous landmarks. Urban Dialogue, and its sister exhibition in the Peak Tower, are an ode to the work of Farrells, a British architectural practice that is marking 25 years in Hong Kong. The firm worked alongside fellow architectural heavyweight Arup on the design of the Peak Tower, which was its first project in Asia when it opened to the public in 1997...

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    Wednesday, 27 April, 2016
    Katie Scott

    The doors close today (27 March) on the eight edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Fair, which saw 84 exhibitors bring works from 15 countries.Style by Asia spoke to six Hong Kong-based artists about their expectations of the show and canvassed their views on the level of support for emerging and established artists working in Hong Kong.Mo Shah enjoyed an international upbringing and has been based both in Hong Kong and New York as an artist. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, he split his childhood between Brussels, London, Lahore and New York...

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    Sunday, 27 March, 2016
    Katie Scott

    His carved portraits have appeared on walls of buildings from Brazil to London; one of his works even graced the International Space Station as it travelled above the Earth at 28 800 km/h. Now Portuguese artist, Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, has created his first ever solo exhibition for Hong Kong.Debris, a collaboration with Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation (HOCA), is a multi-site experience, utilising two Hong Kong icons - a tram and Central Pier Four. Running until 4th April, the exhibition "encourages visitors to explore the city and reflect on the nature of the urban environment through the lens of the artist"...

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    Sunday, 27 March, 2016
    Katie Scott

    "Seduce me...surprise me…"  are among the words that reverberate around the lofty lobby of The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong during an event that married the voice of soprano, Joyce Wah-Sheung Wong, with a moving factory floor robot.The two together delivered a performance of stunning simplicity but huge emotion. There were moments of crescendo as ADA, the creation of pioneering British artist Conrad Shawcross, reached for the gilded ceiling with an unnerving elegance. There were no jolts, no grinds, but only a fluidity as the machine tilted its 'head' as if listening to Wong's serenade and then contorted to the ebbs and flows of her voice with the grace of a swan...

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    Wednesday, 23 March, 2016
    Katie Scott

    Soaring a staggering 600m into the sky, the Ping An Finance Center will not only be the tallest building in Shenzhen but the tallest office building in the world.Set for completion this year, this behemoth of stone and glass has been designed by American architectural firm, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF). It has risen from the ground at a rate of one storey every four days. When completed, it will house more than 100 floors of office space and five floors of retail shops. StylebyAsia spoke to David I...

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    Friday, 11 March, 2016
    Katie Scott

    Twenty-five flights of stairs in PMQ in Central Hong Kong have now been turned into works of art. For the heritage and retail site's first ever artists' residency program, Hong Kong on Steps, seven artists were chosen to create works to adorn staircases around the building. Speaking to StylebyAsia, PMQ's executive director Victor Tsang explained that those selected were given free rein to create. He explains: "The brief was a very simple one. Artists create artworks inspired by the diversity and vibrancy of Hong Kong's landscape and culture...

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    Thursday, 04 February, 2016
    Katie Scott

    Daughter of an interior designer and granddaughter to antiquities collectors, Laura Cheung has an eye for beauty and a respect for artisanship.The founder of Hong Kong brand Lala Curio, Cheung is now curator of two spaces in Hong Kong – the brand's home in design enclave Sau Wa Fong in Wanchai and the new shop in the Prince’s building.Recent projects have included the complete design and furnishing of the home of textile business heiress Veronica Chou and her husband, Russian entrepreneur Evgeny Klyucharev...

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    Monday, 01 February, 2016
    Katie Scott

    The area of Causeway Bay in Hong Kong has been proposed as the site for a design of building that would bring lower rise smart living and increased community interaction to the area.  The Urban Shelf Project is being showcased at the Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture in a domed theatre sited in Kowloon Park.The design is the result of a collaboration between researchers at the international university, ETH Zurich, and Schindler, a Swiss manufacturer of elevators and escalators. It replaces the traditional slender tower structures that dominate Hong Kong with lower rise structures that intersperse living and working spaces with green, community areas...

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    Thursday, 28 January, 2016
    Katie Scott

    Featured Image: Urban Jungle by L.E.A.D. Image courtesy Michael LawPedestrianisation, land reclamation, 'blandification' and the constant struggle between the natural and the built environments are among the themes tackled at Visions 2050: Lifestyle and the City, which runs until the end of February.The event is Hong Kong’s entry into the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture, for which creatives in both the SAR and neighbouring city, Shenzhen, have been asked to ponder the questions of how our lifestyles will shape the city, and vice-versa...

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    Tuesday, 05 January, 2016
    Katie Scott

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