Hong Kong

Paper Trash or Recycled Furniture? That is the Question!

Patrick B. | March 6th, 2014

Hong Kong produces roughly 1.8 million tones of paper trash each year. Landfills are running out of space, and only a few people bother to recycle amid a consume-then-throw-away culture. Imagine if you could take all this paper trash and turn it into fully-functional and eco-friendly furniture using the art of papier-mâché.

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The Future is Now

Patrick B. | February 28th, 2014

Ever dreamt of owning a robot that can make things upon request? Now you can. MakerBot Industries makes 3D printers– machines that actually creates products that the user instructs it to make. You may do a double take and ask, WHAT?!

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Teaching for Good

Patrick B. | December 21st, 2013

The various ethnicities that thrive in Hong Kong as well as the constant influx of foreign nationals bring about a tough working climate where plenty of issues surface. Having encountered these problems firsthand, a team of young student leaders decided to provide solutions instead of being a part of the problem.

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Eco-friendly Fashion: The New Fad?

Patrick B. | December 2nd, 2013

What would you do with an old car seat? Ever imagined using the leather to create stylish bags?

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Recycling Déjà Vu

Patrick B. | November 22nd, 2013

When a company, organization or event wants to promote themselves they distribute banners all over the city, or hand out CDs and DVDs with free software or promotional materials on it. But after the campaign, these items become useless. They are thrown away, or stored in locations where they are eventually forgotten. What else could you possibly use these old banners for? Read More

We love vintage photos

Asia Scout | April 26th, 2010

Lomo cameras are “toy” film cameras, and have been quietly accumulating a cult over the years, with only a single Lomography store hidden in the depths of an old Sheung Wan area, and select counters in Log On, a trendy Japanese-style accessories and stationery store. Read More

Designing the City with “Start from Zero”

Asia Scout | April 26th, 2010

Hong Kong youth, like their western counterparts (i.e. Banksy), are turning to graffiti to make their mark and noise. In particular, Start From Zero is a collective that not only puts art on the walls, but also sells stickers and apparel with their distinct prints.  Read More

Food Design: Bo Innovation and the Arrival of Molecular Gastronomy

Asia Scout | April 26th, 2010

Lately, molecular gastronomy restaurant, Bo Innovations has been making noise with its clever blend of familiar Chinese flavours with western style presentation and cuisine. Read More

Bling Bling is the Thing

Asia Scout | April 26th, 2010

Following in the footsteps of Japanese trends, Hong Kong girls are lovin’ their bling on everything from nails to iPhone covers.Swarovski, the revered king of crystals, is commonly used, but beware of fakes!

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From “Good Look” to “Good Lifestyle”: G.O.D AKA “Live Better”

Asia Scout | April 26th, 2010

G.O.D. calls itself “Hong Kong’s Premier Lifestyle Brand”. Indeed, it has become Hong Kong’s most beloved brand for home furnishings, and accessories etc., and it is synonymous with “design”. Read More

The Look of Design

Asia Scout | April 26th, 2010

Design is a Happy Marriage Between Identity and Creative Expression

As we are spoiled by choices nowadays, the deal-breaking factor when deciding to “buy or not to buy” is often the look of the product and its packaging design.

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HK hit by the pseudo-model storm

Asia Scout | August 28th, 2009

靚模 [Lang-Mo] AKA the pseudo-model. These girls are around 20-years-old, wear their dyed hair long, never appear without fake eyelashes and heavy makeup, and cater to male fantasies. Read More

Downhill biking in downtown Hong Kong – an unexpected discovery

Asia Scout | August 27th, 2009

Hong Kong is the place for karaoke and shopping, but who would have guessed mountain biking to be popular with HK youngsters?! A blade of grass is hard to come upon in this concrete jungle, let alone a forested mountain!   Read More

Milk’s Artists Blog

Asia Scout | March 8th, 2007

Popular weekly street Magazine “Milk” also has it’s own roster of music artists signed onto their record label “Silly Thing.” The site contains blogs from different artists who use the portal to keep in touch with fans and show pictures of themselves. TK is the founder who also has his personal blog illustrating products and things which he finds interesting. This is quite popular as it enables the tracking of new products and trends as well as offering an independent location for promotion of their recording artists. www.silly-thing.com Read More