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Enterprising designers offered space at former PMQ

Jeff Wan, left, with Shoe Artistry colleague Kit Lee: PMQ "will be a good window for an international audience." Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Talented local designers are invited to apply for a studio space at the revitalised former police married quarters on Hollywood Road, but only if they have a feasible business plan and can afford the rent.

Friday, 7 December, 2012, 3:26am

Johanna Ho on her path as a designer

Johanna Ho at her new boutique in Woodhouse mall in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Warton Li

At a glance, Johanna Ho has the sort of life any fashion designer could aspire to - she recently opened her first boutique in the heart of the city, last week she launched a series of collaborative collections with celebrity designers and she's happily married with two daughters.

30 Nov 2012 - 9:42am

Danes the highlight of Business of Design Week

The Vittra Telefonplan school in Stockholm, the interiors of which were designed by Copenhagen-based architect Rosan Bosch. The school aims to create an atmosphere that is designed to inspire creativity and learning.

When Copenhagen-based architect Rosan Bosch was commissioned to design the interiors of a school in Stockholm, she introduced a giant iceberg with a cinema, a room for relaxation and recreation, and colourful custom-designed furnishings designed to inspire creativity and learning.

28 Nov 2012 - 3:12am

Hip hot Hong Kong

Superheroes square off

In anticipation of The Avengers opening here this month, an exhibit at The One mall in Tsim Sha Tsui will show off models and action figures of characters from the film.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

New brand for arts hub will be 'waste of money'

Arts hub bosses should concentrate on what would be in the West Kowloon Cultural District rather than spend money on dreaming up a new name for it, culture groups and arts critics said.

Cultural district authority chief executive Michael Lynch hinted that the body was considering a new name to symbolise progress in the long-delayed project, and distance it from past rows.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The new slang

The film of the year has to be Attack the Block, and not only because Drive hasn't yet been screened in Hong Kong. Not seen it? Well a brief synopsis of Attack the Block would be; aliens invade a housing estate in south London and only the outwardly delinquent teenage residents can stop them, with hilarious consequences, of course.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

West Kowloon arts hub the perfect location for Foster's park

I am not an artist and know very little about the arts.

However, I am surprised at the comments made by Mathias Woo on the choice of Norman Foster's design for the West Kowloon Cultural District. Mr Woo said that a park has nothing to do with the arts ('A Pierre Cardin for the price of a Louis Vuitton', March 5).

14 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci

Mathias Woo Yan-wai directs and Tian Haojiang (left) stars in Zuni Icosahedron's digital opera version of Jonathan Spence's tale of the Jesuit missionary who went to Ming dynasty China and his creation of a memory palace transcending time, space and culture. In English with Chinese and English surtitles, Nov 5-6, 8-9, 8pm, St Ignatius Chapel, 56 Waterloo Rd, Kowloon, HK$280-HK$680 Urbtix.

31 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Critics slam non-experts on arts advisory body

Exactly what do economics, karaoke, housing policy and accounting have to do with the arts?

Apparently, the government believes that people from these fields can offer the best advice for arts development.

29 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Arts Festival richest ever with HK$14m boost

Government fears that Hongkongers may not have the cultural depth to keep the West Kowloon Cultural District humming have delivered a fillip for next year's Arts Festival - an extra HK$14 million of taxpayer funds, boosting its budget to HK$97 million.

19 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Street threads

1 Dominated by clean cuts and separates, Calvin Klein Jeans' autumn collection has easy-to-wear pieces that can be mixed and matched. Inspired by women on the move, the collection has plenty of denim and cropped jackets to choose from. Try the original vintage X jeans (HK$1,690) or the more fashion-forward black, high-shine leather jacket with detachable collar (HK$5,990).

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Street art needs support, arts leaders say

Yesterday's acquittal of street performer Andrew So Chun-chau for juggling in a pedestrian zone has provided an opportunity to look into the possibility of developing policies to support street art, arts leaders say.

10 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

What you see is not what you're going to get

The three models for West Kowloon unveiled yesterday may be distinct from one another but the approach of the consultation in asking the public which features they like instead of choosing one design could result in a mishmash, critics say.

21 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

New committee to further HK-Taiwan exchanges

11 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

HK$60m for arts, but will it be well spent, critics ask

A development fund for sport and the arts is expected to generate HK$60 million to HK$75 million a year to spend on the arts.

The money will be split between smaller-scale projects and those requiring HK$2 million or more. The government says it has an open mind on how the money will be spent.

8 May 2010 - 12:00am