Glass Art

Micro-mosaic jewellery cuts a dash with designers

Micro-mosaic jewellery, made with tiny glass beads or cubes, was first launched in Italy in the 19th century.

Thursday, 28 July, 2011, 12:00am

Moulding glass into art

Glass is fascinating. Often it is colourless and brittle, yet in the right hands, it can take on an endless array of shapes in intricate, eye-pleasing designs. This is what five junior reporters learned at a workshop co-organised by the Hong Kong Glass Arts Development Society.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

10 great nap-time alternatives

Holidays mean a chance to relax and unwind, but don't spend the whole time on your sofa or in front of the computer. The Young Post team has compiled a list of things you could learn this summer.

1 Speak in a different tongue

15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Beauty centre's tea party offers some DIY glamour

You may have heard of art jamming, but how about crystal jamming? Well-heeled tai-tais couldn't hold themselves back last week when they were invited to Estee Lauder's private afternoon tea gathering at its beauty centre in Times Square. The big draw was the chance to create their own face powder cases using Swarovski crystals.

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Artist is top of her glass

Glass art brings together four very different techniques. Fusing, as its name suggests, 'fuses' pieces of glass together. It is the most accessible form of glass art and great for beginners.

10 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

notes from the dorm

If the age-old belief that the environment in which you study has a big impact on your academic performance is true, then the University of British Columbia would rank quite poorly. Sure, on the best of days, when the sunshine caresses your face and the leaves of the oak-lined boulevards rustle gently in the cool breeze, one would be hard-pressed to think of a more delightful place to be.

1 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Animal attraction

A clock with each hour represented by an animal, a footstool shaped like a dog and an umbrella stand that resembles an owl: there is something enduringly popular about accessories and furniture inspired by animals.

27 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Crystal heels in collaboration

Jimmy Choo teams up with Swarovski

Where: The French Window

When: December 7

What: Fashion label and shoemaker Jimmy Choo unveiled its collaboration with Swarovski. Guests were treated to a preview of the crystal-studded shoes.

Who: Among the guests were Cherie Chung, Charlie Yeung, Annie Liu, Irene Wan and Balia Chan.

21 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Brilliant idea for a party

Swarovski Gems held a cocktail reception and a catwalk show to celebrate the launch of the Swarovski Zirconia Pure Brilliance Cut at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on September 17. The cocktails were flowing as models took to the catwalk to show off stunning sets of jewellery.

21 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Georgina Goodman

Who started it? London-based shoe designer Georgina Goodman started her fashion career working for magazines such as i-D and Elle. In the late 1990s, she enrolled in a bachelor's degree in shoe design at Cordwainers College in London and followed it up with a master's at the Royal College of Art in 2001.

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Street threads

Changing times

15 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Street threads

To die for

14 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Gaile force

Local brand b+ab has enlisted model Gaile to design a cool new collection in collaboration with Swarovski. Perfect for the party season, the line of 20 outfits in colours such as black, blue and fuschia includes hip essentials such as faux fur coats, cocktail dresses, mini skirts, jumpsuits, sequinned jackets and accessories, many embellished with crystals and studs.

11 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Rock around the frocks

Fashion preview by Giorgio Armani and Crystallised - Swarovski Elements

Where: Four Seasons

When: April 2

24 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Recession-conscious socialites prove all that glitters is not sold

It's getting harder to keep track of all the brand extensions. Just as the Las Vegas-based CSI show spun off Miami and New York versions, fashion labels create all sorts of divisions too.

6 Apr 2009 - 12:00am