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Glass Art

Models shine on catwalk for Swarovski celebration

Balia Chan

Swarovski's Gem Visions celebrated its tenth anniversary with a glitzy get-together in the Bauhinia Room at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai.

Wednesday, 26 September, 2012, 4:33am

Celebrities sparkle at launch of Swarovski's autumn-winter collection

Models including Jacqueline Ch'ng (third left) and Mikki Yao (fourth left) show off the Swarovski collection at the launch of the autumn-winter line.

Swarovski's "Kingdom of Jewels" autumn-winter line took centre stage at the W Hotel with a glittering line-up of celebrities.

The champagne-soaked evening featured supermodels Jacqueline Ch'ng and Mikki Yao strutting their stuff on the runway bedecked in chunky, sparkling crystals.

Vivian Chow closed out the show with her typical antics.

13 Aug 2012 - 12:04pm

Sculpture exhibition inspired by 'energy of Hong Kong' whips up a storm of interest

According to Richard Zawitz, the atrium of Central's IFC mall is a magical place that inspires creativity. Even more so now that an exhibition of his sculptures, called 'Infinity and Tao', is on show there.

'I dedicated this show to the power and energy of Hong Kong, but I didn't wish for a typhoon 10 [signal],' he joked. 'I only wanted a No 3 - that was the maximum.'

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Wine glasses

Kyouei Design - Glass Tank

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A beading heart

French contemporary artist Jean-Michel Othoniel came to Hong Kong two decades ago for a group exhibition - 'Too French', held by Fondation Cartier - and a month-long residency programme. Though brief, the visit was important not only because it broadened his understanding of Asia but it exposed him to a new sculptural form.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Etchings of their imagination

Six junior reporters stretched their imagination for an art challenge at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre in Shek Kip Mei.

With the help of arts-and-craft expert Kiwi Liu Ka-yee, they etched the most creative glass cup they could. Check out the results of their creativity.

Procedure:

Step 1: Draw your design on a piece of paper with a pencil.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Fragments of My Imagination

Chila Kumari Burman's print and photographic artworks on paper and canvas embellished with gems, rhinestones and crystals, and mixed media works from bindis and stickers, including Auto Portrait (left). Today-tomorrow, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Gallery, 24-26A, Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2517 6238. Ends tomorrow

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Actress wishes upon world's biggest Swarovski Christmas star for a birthday surprise

Happy Birthday to you, Carina Lau Ka-ling!

The veteran actress said on Monday that she was hoping for a surprise gift from her busy actor-husband Tony Leung Chiu-wai.

Lau was speaking after flicking on the switch to illuminate the world's largest outdoor Swarovski crystal Christmas decoration displayed on the wall of the Hang Lung Centre in Causeway Bay.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Swarovski recruits glittering 'Magificent 7' for children's charity

Crystal brand Swarovski rounded up actress Michele Reis and a group of six Asian designers for a charity fashion project titled the Magnificent 7.

The up-and-coming designers, including Qiu Hao, Alex Wang Peiyi and Masha Ma from the mainland and Hong Kong's Dorophy Tang, each designed a couture piece to dress up Reis.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Glassmaking reputation dates to medieval times

The Czech Republic has many famous exports, muses Consul-General in Hong Kong, Jaroslav Kanturek.

'Besides famed writer Milan Kundera and tennis player Martina Navratilova, we also have a few traditional Czech brands that have gained international fame such as Budweiser beer and Skoda Auto.'

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Handle with care

As an everyday item, glass is used for many things. To some, it is a bottle holding their soft drink, beer or wine; to others, it is fish tanks and windows. But for glass artists, it is their means of expression.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

China Glass seeking to buy out weak rivals

China Glass Holdings is on the prowl for acquisitions as a credit crunch on the mainland threatens to force some of its competitors out of business.

1 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Store up pleasures

What you'll need

Plain glass jar, cup or plate

Contact paper

Craft punch

Disposable gloves

Etching cream

Paintbrush

Sponge

1 Wash and dry your glass jars.

23 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Diaz Jewelry

Who started it? Japanese designer Takashi Sol Fuchigami and his wife and creative partner, Salina Khan Fuchigami, launched Diaz Jewelry in 2006. Self-taught silversmith Takashi's background in design and sculpture, fused with Salina's passion for the environment, resulted in a brand combining quality modern design and sustainability.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Summer's hottest fit comes swathed in a dressing for all shapes and sizes

What's hotter than a steamy summer's day? Well, check out some of the girls around town flaunting their bikini-ready bodies in super-tight bandage dresses.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

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