Reading Time: 1 minute A morning in Tai Koo led me to the Ichikawa restaurant for lunch. Unlike Japanese restaurants in London, the owners had worked at giving the restaurant a traditional ‘Japanese’ feel with wooden paneling and posts that evoke the country’s traditional architecture. Thankfully the seating was suitably modern and western in style. The food was a … Read moreOut and about: Ichikawa Japanese restaurant
Reading Time: 1 minute Hotel room view in Causeway Bay, originally uploaded by renaissancechambara. I arrived in Hong Kong safely thanks to Cathay Pacific, I was more traumatised by my technology than the culture and temperature shock. My Nokia E90 suddenly decided that it has a battery life of half an hour. I thought that I had resolved this … Read moreDisconnected
Reading Time: 1 minute HOODS HKG, originally uploaded by renaissancechambara. Picture taken for me by my friend Yumei, newish store by Japanese streetwear designer Neighborhood. The store is their first outside Japan. It stands out from other retailers in the area.
Reading Time: 1 minute Swarovski, the crystal trinkets to binoculars behemoth famous for supplying the bling that covered Paris Hilton’s infamous Sidekick outdid themselves with an advertising and ceiling display as part of a brand take over of Hong Kong MTR (US English:rapid transit or UK English: tube) station in Hong Kong. I got the pictures from a friend … Read moreSwarovski takes advertising to new level in Hong Kong
Reading Time: 1 minute Futura 3D tag, originally uploaded by renaissancechambara. Those crazy hepcats at adFunture Workshop in Causeway Bay on Hong Kong island have teamed up with New York graffiti artist Futura to take his tag into the real world with a 3D rendition in fluorescent vinyl. Think of it as the typographic equivalent of Who Framed Roger … Read moreFutura 3D tag