deTour 2015

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deTour 2015, Hong Kong’s annual creative festival and concurrent event of Business of Design Week (BODW), will take place at the iconic Former Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters (PMQ) from November 27th to December 6th this year.


With “Connection” as the overall theme, deTour will host an abundance of interactive activities including workshops, pop-up exhibitions, design dialogues and art installations to showcase the creative works by young, emerging local talents as well as to raise awareness of social issues and to engage the local community.

This year’s event brings together Hong Kong’s most sought-after artists, including Alen Ng, Keith Lam, Gaybird Leung, The Poverty Line, LAAB and WARE to “connect” their innovative artworks with the public. The installations, suitable for all ages, encourage participants to connect with the creators. From giant interlocking horns to life-size hamster wheels, deTour 2015’s programs are designed to excite all senses. 

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This is one of the best exhibitions in deTour 2015 this year. Having a penchant for well-designed fonts (second this if you know that satisfaction from downloading 100+ typefaces from dafont a night), I could by no means take my eyes off this articulately-curated light & sound installation. 


Dated back to the 40s, BeiWei Kaishu (a name of a font if you're bemused) has been utilized extensively on shop signs and a wide range of typographic applications. Yet due to the lack of recognition of its historical and cultural background as well as the destruction of the old city by the so-called urban renewal, such style has been gradually vanished.

While neon light signifies vitality, the combination of BeiWei Kaishu and neon light is a brilliant marriage that brings life to the mundane cityscape. This installation combines Hong Kong Beiwei Kaishu, neon light and noise. Spectators could control the frequency of light blinks and the speed of the noise by distance to the installation. 

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Cloud is a symbol of dream. “Landscape of Cloud” is an artwork with imagination and wish. The artist turns the intangible cloud into reality, allowing the audiences to interact with the sky through feeding the “colours” to the cloud. At the same time, the changing lights of the cloud will create a different ambience to the room.

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Don't leave before appreciating the Urban Symphony! The objective of Urban Symphony is straightforward and sets out to harmonise different sounds people hear every day in a complex and fast-moving city like Hong Kong. Much of the time, people feel overwhelmed with so much commotion around them and it was this challenge, which inspired how the artist projects and complements sounds from traffic, nature and voices. The installation is for anyone to interpret how sound (communication) should be and to hear a different perspective of the city.

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*Thank you DT Communications for having me over!

6 muji collaborations that you covet



Muji has long been distinguished by its design minimalism, emphasis on recycling, avoidance of waste in production and packaging, and no-logo or "no-brand" policy. The name Muji is derived from the first part of Mujirushi Ryōhin, translated as No Brand Quality Goodson Muji's European website.


Muji started with 40 products during the 1980s, their products range from stationery, and clothing for men and women, to food items and major kitchen appliances and has even included an automobile. Its primary business includes Café Muji, Meal Muji, Muji Campsite, florist and home furnishing; the company has also engaged in architectural project such as the Muji houses.



By the end of the 2000s, Muji sells more than 7,000 products. It is positioned as a "reasonably priced" brand, keeping the retail prices of products "lower than usual" by the materials it selects, streamlining its manufacturing processes, and minimising packaging.




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1. Muji x minä perhonen





2. Muji x IDE's KULU Lamp


3.  Muji x Naoto Fukasawa home furniture 



4. Muji x Balmuda air purifier



5. Muji x Thonet chairs (No.14 and B32)




6. Muji x 大槌刺し子

a day with me

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A day with me as a stylist assistant.

#sponsored: hugo boss - the scent


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When I first smelt the new cologne, I closed my eyes and immediately the first whiff exuded a twist of the Hugo Boss signature scent within its fragrance mix.


I have to admit, the campaign with Theo James and Natalie Poly really made me curious and the flacon looks quite attractive. The scent is characterized by an extraordinary oriental smell because of the use of the Maninka fruit which reminds me of a mixture between passionfruit and rum. Ginger and leather give the fragrance the needed masculine spice. For me its actually the best perfume from Hugo Boss. It’s pleasant to wear during the day, not too strong but definitely intense. It is quite heavy and thats why it’s perfect for autumn and upcoming winter.

The Scent is a matured fragrance that left you wanting more.


*This post is sponsored by Hugo Boss, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

the hut

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Situated in a historical building in the busy Mong Kok area, The Hut comes as a thoughtful surprise for the long-stressed city dwellers (those who work from 9-5 and usually overwork an hour or two everyday with a few emails pushed to your mailbox after work, yes you.) - a quiet city garden for you to truly destress on a relaxing Sunday.

Follow their Instagram for more information: thehut_prff

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I have been following Hideaki Hamada's flickr for quite some time and have long been amazed by his exceptional photography skills and how he can artfully captures the very ordinary moments most miss in a blink. 

You can view more of his work from this link

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who would have thought a night visit to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University could be this rewarding? Look at the magnificent architectural designs.