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I never stop to be amazed by the bamboo scaffolding technique that is used in Hong Kong. No matter how big, tall or grand, the buildings will be dressed in bamboo from ground to celling, all constructed by human-hands. Bamboo scaffolding is a technique that have been used for thousands of years in the region. Hence, many Hong Kongers think  about Bamboo scaffolding … Continue reading

Kingpins Hong Kong – A Design and Marketing Conversation with Bloggers

Three weeks ago, I got the chance to participate in a Blogger seminar held by Style by Asia at Kingpins Hong Kong – the premium boutique denim tradeshow. The organization hosts shows in Los Angeles, NYC and Amsterdam as well but their Hong Kong show is the only one of its kind in Asia. Kingpins is celebrating their … Continue reading

Hong Kong Talent: Twisted Sisters

A few weeks ago when I attended the launch event of #ilivefashion, I spotted a gorgeous-white-deconstructed dress on an equally gorgeous gal. After further introduction, I learned that Maria Mak (the gorgeous gal with the gorgeous dress) is the founder of Hong Kong based label TwS “Twisted Sisters”, and in fact the designer of that dress. A big supporter … Continue reading


Last week, I attended the Furla #Candycool event. Not knowing what to expect, I was positively surprised when I learned more about this project. In short; # candycool is a global artistic collaboration program created by the Furla, where they work with local artists around the world to create different versions of  “Candy Bags”, each in … Continue reading


It’s official: Hong Kong is one fire. There are so many exciting things happening in the city right now; everything from local-creative-movements to large-splashes-by-the-big-brands. While I adore Hong Kong, there is no secret that the “middle” market and the non-mainstream-fashion always been underrepresented. For that reason, I was over-the-moon when Carmen Chan (my partner in … Continue reading

Mariko Jesse: illustrating Hong Kong

While attending Shopdescreaturs pop-up shop at Kapok a couple of weeks ago, I feel head over heels for a blue and red porcelain series with whimsical illustrations of iconic Hong Kong landmarks and objects. For some reason, the illustrations felt “familiar” and it was not until I spoke with Mariko Jesse – the amazing woman behind … Continue reading

Hong Kong Talent: Carmen Chan Jewellery

For some time, I kept seeing the same quirky-handcrafted-looking-jewellery across Facebook and Hong Kong social media. As a jewellery lover always keen to wear emerging Hong Kong design, the unique style of the jewellery really caught my attention. Delightfully – the talent behind the Jewellery – turned out to be a good friend of mine … Continue reading

American Apparel Opening Party

American Apparel – the all made-in-US brand – officially opened it’s first Hong Kong store last friday at the chic Lab Concepts. I was there to have a sneak-peak of the collection and while I felt slightly overaged among the 16th-year old clientele and triple zero-sizes, there were a couple of things that caught my attention. Bring … Continue reading

Urban Hong Kong by Thomas Birke

Few pictures describes the personality of Hong Kong better then those of Thomas Burke – urban jungle, anything-is-possible, sleepless, messy, gateway-to-china, contrasting, workaholic, compact-living, entrepreneurial, colourful, money-rules, competitive, just-do-it. What words describes your city? Pictures via Thomas Burke Related articles Urban Photography by Thomas Birke (photovide.com) Urban Photography by Thomas Birke (downgraf.com)

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