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  • SELETTI WEARS TOILETPAPER

    Italian design company Seletti collaborates with Italian magazine Toiletpaper for a line of tableware Seletti’s owner and art director Stefano Seletti is a self-proclaimed Toiletpaper Magazine fan and he had wished to use their “marvellous images” for his company’s products since the first issue. With mugs and glasses decorated with a kitchen plunger, a rampant …

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  • HONG KONG THROUGH THE LENS OF HISTORY

    As Perspective celebrates 15 successful years, we take a look at a new book and exhibition by celebrated Chinese photographer Fan Ho, who revisits Hong Kong’s past through photographs of the city’s streets taken in the 1950s and 60s, presented with a modern twist A city is often defined by its landmarks and grandiose architecture, …

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  • OPPORTUNITIES AHEAD

    In his Policy Address of 2009-10, Donald Tsang, the former Chief Executive of Hong Kong, proposed a new initiative called Conserving Central, aimed at achieving a balance between development and conservation. From this, the transformation of the former Police Married Quarters on Hollywood Road marked the first collaborative effort between the government and private enterprise, …

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  • WALLPOWER WONDERS

    Travel around the world with the new digitally-printed Eijffinger collection: Wallpower Wonders Decorate your interiors with beautiful photos and designs that tell new stories. From Madison Avenue in New York to the beauty of nature with carefree birds, you can enjoy a tour of the world wonders from your home with Wallpower Wonders. Website: http://www.eijffinger.com/en/ Related stories: …

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  • JOEY HO DESIGN CREATES MODERN INTERPRETATION OF BAMBOO HOUSE IN WUXI, CHINA

    Architectural design firm Joey Ho Design takes a modern and stylish interpretation of the bamboo forest Imagine shafts of sunlight seeping through the forest mist, refracting and reflecting, with leaves woven in a peacefully comforting uniformity. That was the tranquility that designer Joey Ho tried to capture in an approximately 8,100 sq-ft house in Wuxi, …

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  • HOMELESS GIVES SHOPPERS A BRITISH FLEA-MARKET EXPERIENCE WITH M FOR MARKET

    Fondly recalling the time he spent in UK wandering around flea-markets, HOMELESS founder John Wong shares his experiences with a nostalgia-tinged pop-up store in Tsimshatsui HOMELESS co-founder and operations director John Wong often looks back with fondness at the “good old days” he spent in the UK, wandering around and looking for interesting stores. “The …

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  • FAN LING AND MAP OFFICE AWARDED INAUGURAL DESIGN TRUST GRANTS

    Newly-established grant-making entity Design Trust awards grants to Fan Ling and MAP Office for their design projects Hong Kong’s recently-established grant-making entity Design Trust has chosen Fan Ling and MAP Office as the inaugural grant fellows for its 2014-2015 Research Fellowship Grant and Cultural Project Grant respectively. The grant-making entity promotes the value of design …

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  • TIGER TIGER COLLECTION

    Designer Richard Smith looks to the ancient hand-crafted rugs of Tibet for one of Jim Thompson’s latest collections   Inspired by a 1990 exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in London titled "The Tiger Rugs of Tibet", Richard Smith spent years researching how to bring forth endless imagery beyond the animal skins of the original show. …

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  • A PATCHWORK THAT WORKS

    A growing number of creative entrepreneurs are setting up in across the South Island Cultural District, attracted to a buzzing vibe of diverse creative energy. Here, we talk to the founders of Independent Labela and Casa Capriz For Ellis Lee, the co-founder of Independent Label, the impending completion of the MTR’s South Island Line and …

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  • ETEAQ BRINGS ECO-FRIENDLY MOBILE ACCESSORIES TO HONG KONG

    With the use of recycled materials and clean, sleek and natural designs, eco-friendly mobile accessories brand ETEAQ hopes to promote eco-responsibility and give back to nature, says the company’s CEO and co-founder Bas Fransen  “A passion to protect the environment and make a difference” – that was the simple reason which drove Bas Fransen (CEO …

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