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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

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  • “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

  • ‘Jewellery’

    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

    By Anna ChengLove is a breeze, love is a poem, love is a drop of golden sun, love is a subtle intricate fabric pattern, love is a tango, love is an echo, love is a monologue, love is a spring, love is a swamp. Love is a bow-saw, love is aphasia, love is true origin, love is self-defence, love is a deep breath, love is to be continued, love is in its right place, love is a continuing line.We have all heard of the many faces of love. Every person has his or her interpretation of love, but love is formless and not limited to a single description...

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    Tuesday, 03 May, 2016
    Beyond the Bling

    Inherited some art or jewellery but don't know what its worth? Bought something long ago and thinking about selling it?At open day at Bonhams in Hong Kong you have the opportunity to get it valued for you - for free! 

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    Wednesday, 02 March, 2016
    Editor

    This is a sponsored articleMy passion for this business started when I was very young, when I saw my mother wearing beautiful pieces. When I then grew up, she allowed me to design and wear my own jewelry. Thus, I love to design not just jewelry but also clothes and to style them together for myself, my sisters and my friends. Now I want to do it for everyone who admires fashion and beauty. When I make people happy, I feel happy too. Therefore, I want everyone to 'bee happy'. ------------------Alyn is a Thai name which means 'bee' in English...

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    Thursday, 10 December, 2015
    Editor

    Frequently given as gifts to celebrate a birthday, marriage or other special event, Buddhist prayer beads or malas are seen as a special keepsake or talisman. They are also traditionally used as a meditation aid in Buddhist and Hindu religions. More recently they have also been used in modern jewellery design as a symbol of one’s own personal style or spirit.

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    Thursday, 03 December, 2015
    Vlogger

    The pouring rain that came down on Sunday definitely did not stop KTGA’s vintage tribal fest from being a success. Launching its 4th vintage bazaar through the theme of Vintage Tribal at the industrial like maze close to xintiandi, Da Tong Mill, the bazaar revamped the place in a literal concrete jungle.The event was inspired by a variety of colorful tribes around the globe going from Gypsy, Maori, Gaucho, Yunnan, Massai, among other well rooted cultures.The layed back immersive environment celebrated the beautiful design in­fluences as well as cultural diversity through cuisine, music, art, and performances...

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    Saturday, 18 July, 2015
    Guest Blogger

    by Hatton Studios for Style by Asia “A picture paints a thousand words.” Never was this truer than with the birth of Couture Rocks this summer. The inaugural "Rock the Veil" photo shoot drew on talent from across the creative spectrum, with every image produced depicting months of craftsmanship, planning and collaboration.With a vision to create a platform that showcases the emerging talents of the Hong Kong jewellery scene, whilst collaborating with some of the city’s leading creative figures, Couture Rocks was launched under the Hatton Studios umbrella - spearheaded by it’s creative director, Nathalie Melville...

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    Wednesday, 15 July, 2015
    Editor

    Hong Kong eco-jewellery brand n i i n partners with local female personalities for the debut of it’s new Spring Summer 2015 Collection, Zayah at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Central and to at the same time raise funds for WWF – Hong KongZayah: Pronounced ‘Zai-ah’, the name is taken from a traditional Tibetan girl’s name. It is a name evoking the sounds of ‘Gaia’; earthy, true, wholesome – with a touch of mystique and creativity befitting a confident and vibrant independent woman.n i i n’s first collection of 2015, named Zayah, is inspired by the beauty of transformation...

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    Wednesday, 03 June, 2015
    Editor

    Born in Bali and trained in womenswear at the renowned Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium, Tanudiredja's career in fashion began at an early age. At 15, Heaven was already working as a tailor in Indonesia. In 2004 he moved to Europe and by his second year at the Academy the young designer received the prestigious Christine Mathijs Award in association with Dries Van Noten.Based in uber creative Antwerp, jewellery designer Heaven Tanudiredja is still part of the Dries van Noten creative team...

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    Tuesday, 19 May, 2015
    Cassandra Does

    by Gloria Ng Recently I was invited to participate in an exhibition held at Jockey Club Lei Yue Mun Plus with the theme "Flow". I started to imagine how tear flows inside the body before it drops from the eye. The result was a piece of work recording the route of formation of tears. The heart is where emotion is seated and burst.  A pin was used to locate the position of the heart, where a tube is brought up along the neck, to the ear, where it is fixed at the earlobe and hung like how one wears a pair of glasses and ends at the tear duct, where a 'tear droplet' is attached...

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    Monday, 18 May, 2015
    Beyond the Bling

    Just the meaning <Juma> which signifies Friday in Arabic gives us a fresh air of free spirit and novelty which also represents Jamil, one of the two designers behind the brand, a young free spirited entrepreneurThe Nomadic New York-based JUMA brand recently opened it’s spacious showroom in Shanghai where the multi colored urban collection showcases its full range of collection from its iconic scarves to its clutches, printed socks, jackets and other accessories. Catering both to the B2C and B2B segment, Juma is showcased in some of the most prestigious hotels such as the 4 Seasons in Beijing as well as the hotel’s restaurants and its Hotel Spa providing a full range of cool eclectic home deco as well as dressing up the staffs outfit creating be-spoke sophisticated suits...

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    Monday, 04 May, 2015
    Guest Blogger

    Something exciting is happening today.Chow Tai Fook, one of the world’s leading listed jewellery companies is tonight auctioning off their latest High Jewellery Collection at an auction dinner attracting over 300 selected VIPs and precious guests from Hong Kong, Mainland China and South Korea. Style by Asia had the opportunity to be present with the collection was unveiled to the media yesterday at The Residence in Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, and to view the collection up close and personal. We just had to share the story and some images with you...

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    Saturday, 18 April, 2015
    Editor

      Pilz Schmuck was established in 2005, by Pilz, who is always in a bob hairstyle, which, in Cantonese,  we usually call mushroom hair. I guess this is how the brand is named (Pilz is the German for mushroom). It was in 2009 when I first met Pilz, during her exhibition "Amnesia/Reminiscence"a journey of wonder. Pieces of fine silversmith works were halfway dipped in a tank of water. One might wonder what these delicate sculptures were. They seemed to be suggesting something to be put on the body for adornment...

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    Monday, 03 November, 2014
    Beyond the Bling

    By Malin Ohlsson for Style by Asia This time, as Style by Asia wrote about earlier, the In Bed with Designers took place in Taipei at the beautiful concept hotel VVG BB+B, between 8-12 October.I was one of the lucky designers that were invited to showcase my work here together with a bunch of talented designers and makers.There were so many lovely people and designs, but unless I want to sit and write this post for another month you have to make do with me showing pictures from just a couple of them...

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    Monday, 20 October, 2014
    Editor

    Diamonds Are Forever?  By Angelina Chen, CIRCA's senior director for New York and Hong Kong  -------------------------   If you’re like most women, your jewelry collection consists of gifts, inherited pieces and some outdated gems you’ll never wear again. Now ask yourself: Do you like every piece? Will you ever wear those earrings you bought three years ago to match the outfit that’s now in storage? Does that necklace your friend gave you as a birthday gift really suit your style? And can you honestly say you’ll ever wear that brooch you inherited? You’re not alone...

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    Thursday, 24 July, 2014
    Guest Blogger

    By Gloria Ng Kagami Studio celebrated its second anniversary with a mini exhibition held at the Studio 83 last Saturday. Karen has invited 5 individuals, including myself, with different backgounds to be invovled in silver clay making and to showcase our works during an art jam event. Three of them are students from their certificate course. The other one was Karen's partner, Hosanna, who is a certified silver clay instructor, then it was Karen and myself.    As a collaboration, Karen invited me to her studio and taught me basic skills on working with silver clay weeks before the exhibition...

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    Monday, 21 July, 2014
    Beyond the Bling

    As part of the “Building Jewellery” exhibition, Ame Gallery has organised a talk to open dialogues among participates of how architectural concepts could be translated into different forms and media and to raise awareness of contemporary jewellery in Hong Kong, especially to the creative communities including architects, interior designers and designers in all disciplines. I was invited to be one of the speakers of the talk, together with Anna, owner of Ame Gallery and curator of the exhibition, and Karen, practicing Registered Architect of Hong Kong and founder of Kagami, silverclay studio, to share our vision on contemporary jewellery...

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    Saturday, 07 June, 2014
    Beyond the Bling

    Post by Anna Cheng               “Building Jewellery " is the latest contemporary jewellery exhibition  at Ame Gallery, showing works of 6 artists from Taiwan, Costa Rica, USA, Australia, Germany and Netherlands. This exhibition explores how the concept of architecture and built environment embedded in contemporary jewellery. Because of my background as an interior architect, the topic of Architecture in contemporary jewellery always fascinates me. I think Architecture is a discipline beyond buildings, physical space and structure...

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    Wednesday, 21 May, 2014
    Beyond the Bling

    By Anna Cheng In my last post, I blogged about the group of Taiwanese  jewellery aritsts Bench 886. In this 2nd part of Taiwanese emerging forces in contemporary jewellery, I'd like to introduce Mano 慢鏝 , an independent curatorial team for contemporary jewellery, based in Taipei.   Who are they? The crew of this team is made of 4 Taiwanese jewellery artists who have had  their lives in different parts of the world, and all came together to create a new scene in contemporary jewellery in Taiwan...

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    Friday, 18 April, 2014
    Beyond the Bling

    By  Nathalie Melville Geary of Hatton Studios for Style by Asia Staring at a blank sheet of paper is often the most daunting part of being a designer, writer…or anyone creative for that matter.Creating ‘on demand’ is no mean feat. All professional designers are able to work to a client brief, drawing on both their own inspiration and their client’s requirements. However, trust in your ability is not always enough to deafen the self-doubt and criticism we hear in our head when facing an empty page...

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    Thursday, 20 March, 2014
    Editor

      Dr. Ching Sze-Yin, Cicy, one of Hong Kong's most active jewellery artists, has been a full-time, practicing studio jeweller since 1996, and is currently a lecturer at the Academy of Visual Arts at the Hong Kong Baptist University. Cicy received a Bachelor and a Doctorate degree in Fine Art from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia, and a Master’s degree in Art from the University of Sunderland, UK. Although she grew up in Hong Kong, it was during her stay at the small city of Sunderland that she crystallized her research interest in the portraying city living...

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    Tuesday, 18 February, 2014
    Beyond the Bling

    I am a fashion designer. My raw material is ammunition. I recycle bullets, bomb casings and mine shrapnel melted down into jewellery. I sell entire shiny gold clutches with stone settings made out of dirty bomb casings found in the ground. And I am often asked how I found it. Normally I give the short answer: a trip to Cambodia. Here is the long answer that involves two journeys:   Being a fashion designer and being resourceful always went hand in hand for me. I love the creative challenge that comes from using a limited set of materials, be it a printed fabric I found or a vintage jacket, mixing them up and making a totally new item...

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    Tuesday, 10 December, 2013
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