Photos of the world’s most densely populated city

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Wednesday 1 February 2012

Greer Muldowney is a fine art photographer and adjunct professor based in Boston, Massachusetts. She works in several formats, exploring ideas based upon – or working around -anything American, whether it looks that way or not. Her work has been exhibited in several galleries in the United States, Hong Kong and France.

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Installations by Confetti System

Bridget Barnett Contributor

By Bridget Barnett in New Art on Wednesday 4 January 2012

Confetti System artists, Nicholas Andersen and Julie Ho, create installations and sets using materials such as tissue paper, cardboard and silk and have collaborated with some of the hippest brands and bands around, including Opening Ceremony and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I spied their decorations decking out the halls of Lane Crawford department store in […]

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Illustrated Kids Go Travel Guides

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By Stuart Hellier in Cool Travel on Friday 4 November 2011

I really like the illustrator Tania Willis’ work and now she’s teamed up with Mio Debnam to produce these kid’s guide books. Avoiding the trap of thinking parents know best, they’ve asked kids in the various locations what their favourite days out, experiences, food, and so on are. So far they’ve covered Bali, Sydney, Hong Kong, Phuket, London and New York. My lad gives it 5 stars after a recent trip to Bali.

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New artwork from Simon Birch

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By Simon Birch in New Events on Friday 26 August 2011

For the last month or so I’ve had a solo show of my paintings up in Hong Kong. Titled Laughing with a Mouth Full of Blood, it was held at the beautifully restored Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, in the bustling district of Sheung Wan, in the centre of the city. Hidden amongst the modern skyscrapers, this 100 year old red brick building is quite at odds with urban landscape.

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Accidental Chinese Hipsters

Bridget Barnett Contributor

By Bridget Barnett in Cool Websites on Tuesday 23 August 2011

Maybe I’m particularly partial to this Accidental Chinese Hipster blog because I grew up in Hong Kong and it makes me nostalgic. But mostly I just think there is nothing in this world cooler than an unsuspecting trendsetter.

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Cyprien Chabert’s Dogs Meow exhibition

Florence Li Reader Find

By Florence Li in New Events on Tuesday 9 August 2011

Cyprien Chabert is a French artist who recently exhibited his latest show, Dogs Meow, in Hong Kong. In it, he invited viewers to a remote island that he has discovered. No mankind exists; it’s a paradise of animals. But there is a continuously baking dog on this island. So if you see the dog, please […]

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X-treme Chinese Cuisine at Bo Innovation

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 14 July 2011

X Factor, X-Box, the X Games … what’s next? How about some ‘X-treme’ Chinese cuisine. Intrigued? Then check out Bo Innovation, the Michelin-starred Hong Kong eatery that was founded by bad boy Alvin Leung (aka ‘the demon chef’).

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Tiny Hong Kong apartment transforms into 24 rooms

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in Cool Travel on Wednesday 11 May 2011

And we thought you had to be ingenius living in New York! Hong Kong architect Gary Chang has transformed his 344 square foot apartment into a fluid, shapeshifting environment through efficient use of sliding panels, walls, and mirrors.

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Tanya Bennett

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By Groupie in New Art on Wednesday 26 January 2011

One of my favourite artists of the moment is Tanya Bennett, an English woman with a background in fashion, who wants to be Scottish, lives in Hong Kong, and loves drawing naked women. It doesn’t get more eclectic! Her Doris collection, in particular, is superb.

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Hong Kong’s Big City Bright Lights

Stephanie Yazbek Reader Find

By Stephanie Yazbek in New Events on Wednesday 21 July 2010

Providing high concept lifestyle products across the mediums of art, music, film, design, urban culture and high fashion, Cipher is drawing focus to Hong Kong’s culture through their project Big City, Bright Lights. The project involves a mix-tape featuring ten Hong Kong artists, producing ten tracks, lasting ten minutes. The intention is to exhibit ‘the contrast, the inspiration and the diversity that exists in this dynamic city’.

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Homeloo wooden clocks

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Products on Tuesday 20 July 2010

Hong Kong-based home appliance company Homeloo has some pretty sweet (and cheap) wooden digital LED clocks if you’re sick of buying stuff from Ikea.

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Mike Mak

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Sunday 31 January 2010

Hong Kong-based designer Mike Mak (no relation) has a whimsically simple style, using visual puns (a moon ladder shaped like the Chinese character for ‘moon’) and sight gags (an Eyelock with googly eyes instead of hands). His recent Dear Van Gogh design is a mug with a silicon ear instead of a handle, meant to […]

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Classified Mozzarella Bar, Hong Kong

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Wednesday 25 November 2009

Like chocolate, coffee, and wine, mozzarella now boasts bars where it’s creamy, delectable, slightly tangy, essence can be thoroughly indulged. And in Hong Kong, Classified Mozzarella Bar is the new “it” place to experiment with this soft, milky delight. The mozzarella served here is made fresh in Italy and then flown daily to Hong Kong, […]

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Man-Tsun’s painterly images

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By Deanne Cheuk in New Trends on Friday 4 September 2009

Hong Kong-based illustrator Man-Tsun draws dark and beautiful painterly images that look like they are straight off a high-end Japanese animated film.

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Mickey Jackson Mouse

Casper Johansson Reader Find

By Casper Johansson in New Events on Friday 31 July 2009

Mickey Jackson Mouse, an artwork by atelier Alessio Blanco for Walt Disney Company, was created a few weeks before Michael Jackson died and is based around the idea that ‘Mickey Mouse is an anthropomorphic mouse trying so hard to look like a man but can now resort to plastic surgery to achieve his main goal’. The artwork is currently on display in Hong Kong’s Times Square.

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