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
Reading Time: 2 minutes I was sad to see that OASIS Airlines has gone bankrupt. OASIS provided me with a cheap way to get to Hong Kong. They tried to provide a good value offering to fly to Hong Kong. Its financial failure does not deminish the efforts that the staff put in to make the airline a success. … Read moreThe sure bet
Reading Time: 2 minutes Hong Kong is familiar to many westerners as a backdrop for gangster films from Enter the Dragon to Jackie Chan’s Police Story, PTU and the Infernal Affairs trilogy. In fact, the society is much more organised and less violent than the likes of the UK, even the housing projects in Aberdeen don’t really compare to … Read moreKeeping it gangster with Jingjing