Hong Kong’s street art scene has been slowly but surely blooming. Like the greenery in this city, bits of it have been gradually peeking out from behind the greyness of the sidewalks and skyscrapers, adding splashes of colour that brighten up this concrete jungle. With international street artists like French mosaic master Invader contributing their pieces to the walls of the SAR, and street art festivals such as HKWalls being held around town, the people’s appetite for visual stimulation amid the concrete jungle has been whetted.
One artist seems to like big butts. And he’s putting them on his horse sculptures to give us all something to talk about at the watercooler. And envy, I guess. Since big butts are in this year.
This guy gets maced in the face as unwarranted police brutality escalates against pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong
As pro-democracy protests rage in Hong Kong, a media spotlight remains focused on the events unfolding there. The numbers of those joining the demonstrations continue to climb into the tens of thousands as they carry on into their sixth day, a day that also happens to be a day of national celebration in China.
Looks like we’ve found the perfect budget wedding idea, and it’s right under the Golden Arches. That’s right, in McDonald’s Hong Kong, you can choose from any one of four wedding packages starting from US$373 ($2,888 HKD) for a Happiness Party to US$1290 ($9,999 HKD) for a Love Forever Party. The package includes two hours of venue-renting, audio equipment and a party MC.
Here’s a high school campus that would make any kid want to go to school every day. The Island School in Hong Kong isn’t like your typical high school building. There are no boring walls, no low ceilings, and no prison-like bars for windows. Instead, the 28,000 square meter facility uses flexible classroom spaces and […]
Back in the 90s, Hong Kong had a vibrant group of conceptually oriented artists producing still very contemporary work. One of them was Ho Siu-Kee who focused on the exploration of his own senses and bodily perception. Coming from a culture of Buddhist monks, he studied their austere attitude towards their own bodies and gestures […]
The next time you complain about how cramped your apartment is, have a thought for high-rise dwellers in Hong Kong. Captured by German photographer Michael Wolf, it’s hard to imagine that photo shop wasn’t used on these images, but it’s true: ‘Wolf crops the sky and land out of his shot to create a natural […]
Hong Kong-based sculptor Johnson Cheung-shing Tsang impresses with work like Conversation, Who Did It?, and A Painful Pot, just to mention a few of his stunning creations. Over the past few years he has specialized in artworks made of ceramics and stainless steel. His work usually combines two elements: the human being and an object, […]
Notorious for drugs and crime, Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City was once thought to be the most densely populated place in the world. Over 50,000 people were crammed into 300 interconnected high-rise buildings, which made for intolerably unsanitary conditions and anarchic political turmoil. Photographers Greg Girard and Ian Lambot spend five years living in the […]
If you’ve never had the desire to travel to Hong Kong, you will after you watch this video. Highlighting the grandeur of the city, this glamorous video reveals a side of Hong Kong that isn’t normally seen. The beautiful time-lapse technique really captures the personality and allure of the city.
I feel a bit like Alice walking into Wonderland. This new retail space all glass, huge sculpture, and black and white floors. Designed by Italian architect Fabio Novembre, Hit Gallery in Hong Kong brings the retail experience to a new realm of surrealism. The shop is meant to communicate the Italian fashion and lifestyle. This design elevates shopping […]
Not sure how the WTF License Plates – Hong Kong group on Facebook started, but it’s there, and its 113-strong members are sharing priceless snapshots of license plates that make them go ‘WTF’. Our favourite plate of the lot? It says ‘LOST’.
Hong Kong from Dusk Till Dawn is a portrait of the city at night. Imagine wandering the streets during it’s darkest hours. Imagine walking through Kowloon, from Shek Kip Mei to Tsim Sha Tsui. Imagine the lifestyles that only exist in the city between midnight and dawn. The series is an ongoing project by photographer […]
These photographs of Hong Kong cubicle apartments are a disturbing combination of vertigo and claustrophobia. According to the SoCO, about 100,000 people in Hong Kong live in one of these 40-square-foot apartments, dividing their lives into small, contained areas. Taken from a bird’s-eye-view, these revealing photographs give us Westerners a little more reason to be […]
I created these images in camera with film, as a way to translate the experience of living in Hong Kong. When you have 7 million people residing within the space of 426 sq miles, the only place to build is up. By layering light onto film, the process mimics the methods of how this hyper-modern metropolis of architecture is constructed.