Half of us spent the last week in Hong Kong.
Here are some souvenirs from this amazing city:
GREAT DESIGN SHOPS:
1. Design Gallery at the Exhibition Centre
2. Homeless on Gough st, Central
As you can see both shops (and some more) took part in a most clever campaign, seamlessly combining art and commerce, by artist Carrie Chau who chose to set his “Black Sheep” exhibition outside the traditional Art Gallery, at the heart of the grand Time Square shopping mall.
The exhibition feature over 100 pieces of original artworks, a 2.5m tall Black Sheep sculpture, the release of her new book and a whole range of new products out of her paintings which are also sold at the best design shops.
3. GOD on Leighton Centre, behind Time Square, Causway Bay
5 floors of sheer delight.
Hong Kong is a great place for meeting new exciting drinks in terms of flavours, textures and of course packaging.
Please note, we are clueless when it comes to alcohol, so we are sticking to water, tea and juices…
1. Fresh and delicious juices by Ju-Ju’s in the nicest containers
2. Watsons water
3. Functional tea by Health Works – Chinese Urban Healing Tea
A brilliant concept of tiny little Tea Kiosks located only in MTR stations, offering hot cups to go and a huge variety of infusions, from positive thinking to pinkish glow, to vitality, focus, slimming and more.
Hard to resist the promises.
4. 5 senses tea
Hard to resist the package.
1. Mall Art
Like the big local and international fashion brands, art has been popping up all over Hong Kong malls.
The 2007 Sovereign Asian Art Prize sponsored by Louis Vuitton, is yet another example.
This exhibition, placed at The Landmark, features 30 works by the finalists of Asia’s largest art competition, the Sovereign Art Foundation prize.
Entries were judged both by a panel of experts and the public, this is our choice…A Boy and Girl , by Kumi Machida, Japan
Some of the lovely images staring at you from the front windows on Hollywood St.
3. Market Art
A fantastic display on Cat Street, the Antique Market
4. Street Art
The 3 wise men guarding the street
Marketing and Advertising
1. M&M and Bossini – Miss Green Campaign
M&M’s has partnered with local apparel brand Bossini to promote its dark chocolate and crispy mint flavours which are green as the Bossini’s logo .
The theme of the Miss Green campaign titled “The dark side and fresh side of Miss Green” asks consumers to vote for either dark or fresh side of Miss Green, and will have the chance to win a trip to either Hawaii or Paris.
Bossini has launched M&M’s Miss Green collection of apparel and merchandise available in stores.
2. MTR campaign encouraging you to exercise on any chance you have
3. A funny Econimist Billboard
THE COOLEST SNEAKERS SHOP
Billionaire Boys Club, a fashion open their flagship store in Hong Kong .
The store which is designed by the allmighty Wonderwall (who has also designed stores for Bape), has three floors.
The first two floors themed under an “Ice Cream” parlor while the third floor takes you into space and onto the moon.
More about this store here.
That is all for now, we hope the next trip to Hong Kong will come soon.
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