The Street Market Symphony

Celebrating the street market as a valuable part of Hong Kong’s cultural heritage, The Street Market Symphony is a multi-media art exhibition that challenges visitors to revisit the familiar everyday scene while highlighting unique features that may often be overlooked, such as hawker calls and stall signage. Housed in oversized iconic street market lamps, the […]

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Barking Bathhouse

A pop-up spa and bar providing affordable treatments as well as a free social space will open in East London (from 24th July until 16th September) as part of the arts festival CREATE. Designed by London studio, Something & Son, the Barking Bathhouse features a traditional wooden sauna, a cool room chilled with dry ice […]

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Groupon opens Concept Store

Groupon opens its first ever retail concept store in Singapore’s Suntec City shopping mall. As well as being a collection point for purchases already made from the website, there are iPads for shoppers to browse, purchase, print and redeem coupons on the spot. Selected products are available for display and for testing, and there is […]

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Prometheus Awakes

The opening event for this year’s Greenwich+Docklands International Festival was this epic re-interpretation of the Greek myth, Prometheus Awakes. Held on the grounds of the Greenwich Royal Maritime Museum, London. It was created by Graeae, a disabled-led theatre company and La Fura dels Baus, the Catalan theatrical group responsible for the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Opening […]

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Mimicking how the skin or peel of a grape, coconut and orange protects its internal matter, WikiCells are self-contained, edible forms of packaging enclosing liquids, mousses and emulsions. Invented by Harvard professor David Edwards and industrial designer Francois Azambourg, WikiCells can be held in the hand, eaten like an apple or poked with a straw […]

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The Wandering Bar

Following the success of the pop-up phenomenon comes a new hide and seek concept in wining and dining – the wandering bar. The Fourth Wall is an exact replica of London’s Fitzrovia bar Bourne and Hollingsworth, from its cocktails to its floral wallpaper – but guests have to find it first. Each night The Fourth […]

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Visionaire at Detour

Displaying real fruit and veg amongst real products, I spotted this fruit and veg stand-inspired stall of home accessories brand Visionaire at Hong Kong’s annual design event DETOUR. (As contributed to WGSN-Homebuildlife Blog)

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