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 […]
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, […]
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.
The fact that most people are only familiar with Screamin Jay Hawkins through his song I Put a Spell on You is really quite a shame. His entire catalog is worth listening to, not merely because they’re hilarious, at times unhinged, and a whole lot of fun. Check out his song Hong Kong to see […]
Emily Eldridge is originally from the United States, where she studied illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Based in Hong Kong for the past three years, she takes inspiration from the oddities and unique aspects of Asian culture and history around her. She incorporates her personal experiences and world travels into her lighthearted, colourful and feminine pieces.
I spent last weekend at the New York Film Festival watching director Wong Ka-Wai’s inspiring lecture and premier of Ashes Of Time Redux, the remastered, re-edited, re-scored 1994 Hong Kong classic. It was just drop-dead gorgeous and painfully beautiful. Words fail me. Wong Ka-Wai is just pure genius. It opens Friday in New York City. […]
As a special offer to our readers, the very cool Illiterate tee — designed by WeMe Creative, a group based in Hong Kong and Sydney — is now available just $30 through the Lost At E Minor online store.
Jean-Julien Pous’ Seeking You is an animated love letter to the city of Hong Kong. It presses all the same buttons as Blade Runner and In the Mood for Love, with a touch of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s gothic style, and though it’s really amazing eye candy, it also smacks of creepy, orientalist expat. Here, an entire […]
I love the work of Hong Kong illustrator Johnny Cheuk. ‘When developing portraits, fashion, scenery and commercial products’, he says, ‘I like blending different materials, such as watercolor, pen, pencil and ink, with computer graphics’.
Considering photographer Dusk has had no formal training in photography, it goes to show how far passion and talent can take you. After receiving a Lomo coloursplash camera as a Christmas present, she’s now working as a Hong Kong-based studio portrait photographer.
I’ve never had a head for languages. I was terrible at French and, despite living in Hong Kong, I can only swear and bargain in Cantonese. I also can’t understand a word of anything on the Ankoro Rock website. Lucky then that a picture is worth a thousand words, no matter what language it’s in. […]