Pick Up Your Umbrella

BAMBOO SCAFFOLDING

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

12 ESSENTIAL TIPS TO SHOEBOX-LIVING

This is probably one of the first blog post I should have written here on Shoebox-Living. After all, it was the inspiration for this blog as well as how I lived life in Hong Kong over the last seven years. A topic long over due, I got together with the Hong Kong’s newest creative web-community StylebyAsia to dissect … Continue reading

Just Hong Kong

Swedish Style: The Streets of Stockholm

When I started think about different topics for the Swedish Style blog series for Shopdescreateurs, the first thing that came to mind was street style and denim (don’t miss the interview with Dr.Denim here). This because Swedish fashion is after all about the functional-chic-affordable approach to Fashion as opposed to Haute Couture. Try to Google “street style” … 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

Halloween Pumpkin Inspiration

Happy Halloween! For me, the best part about Halloween is to make cute pumpkin decoration and carvings. Halloween wasn’t really celebrated when I grew up in Sweden, so I always had a non-traditional sense for the holiday. I always loved pumpkins though; the shape, the taste and the color! Everything-all-at-once! However, over the years I’ve … Continue reading

Into the Wild North

Thou ancient, thou free, thou mountainous North Thou quiet, thou joyful [and] fair! I greet thee, most beautiful land upon earth, /:Thy sun, Thy sky, Thy meadows green.:/ Thou art enthroned upon memories of great olden days, When honored thy name flew across the earth, I know that thou art and wilt remain what thou … Continue reading

FURLA #CANDYCOOL x Hong Kong

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

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