Glass Art

Youthful passion for the arts

The Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme is organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. It encourages students to share the fun of arts and take their passion for the arts beyond campuses and into the larger community.

Thursday, 12 March, 2009, 12:00am

Pots of money and love

Some fung shui masters recommend placing a vase in the wealth sector of your home, in which you keep small pieces of jewellery to symbolise your family's prosperity. Others suggest half filling the vase with rice or soil and burying coins in it to imply that the occupants will always enjoy wealth and prosperity.

15 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

A Christmas tree with a clear difference

With city malls awash with Christmas trees, one Causeway Bay mall has erected a tree with a difference to entice shoppers.

18 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Heiress to crystal palace sparkles on new design series

One of the scions of the Swarovski crystal empire dropped into town last week. Nadja Swarovski (pictured) may be the great-great-granddaughter of the company's founder, but it was her knack for aligning the glass bling with name designers that gave the brand the cachet it carries.

2 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Stained glass graces hospital after young artists rise to challenge

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital has a new stained-glass window display thanks to 20 disadvantaged and mentally challenged young people and a few volunteers from the Sheraton Hotel. Together, their Sheraton Dreamscape Stained Glass Project, organised by the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, has produced eight mosaic works, which can be seen in the Kowloon hospital's Block D.

12 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Bags of romance

Instead of showering the special lady in your life with real roses, which will soon wither, surprise her with a limited-edition Valentine's Day D'Abo minaudiere clutch (HK$2,900) from Kotur, which will last much longer. The ruby-red velvet minaudiere is embellished with a lush red satin rose and a finely wrought gold chain that can be dropped into the clutch and stored away.

3 Feb 2008 - 12:00am


It's back to where it all began for Vengeance Of Rain - the Centenary Vase - and the 2007 Horse of the Year is hoping to kick start another World Cup campaign. But will Packing Winner spoil the party?

2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Clear as glass

To give narrow areas an illusion of space, interior designers often opt for glass partitions, which maximise light and create a feeling of openness. From a fung shui perspective, this increases the level of yang energy, in turn improving the circulation of chi, causing occupants to feel more relaxed and energetic. However, one should be aware of certain fung shui aspects.

16 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Bling in the changes

When better to indulge in bling than during the festive season? Treat yourself to plenty of frosting with the Swarovski Fashion Rocks collection, which has landed at Joyce Boutique.

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Soul purpose

Swarovski crystals have added sparkle to everything from frocks and bags to sex toys and replicas of the ruby slippers Dorothy wears in The Wizard of Oz. The company also has a homeware line, the latest collection of which, Soul of Time, includes Satin Silex candleholders (below right; HK$4,100).

23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Art by the harbour

Harbour City is hosting an exhibition called My Fancy Doll House from September 4 to 23 at Gallery by the Harbour.

The exhibition will feature Japanese-style paper cutting art by Toishi Kayo.

Kayo's artworks are an intense blend of colours contrasts, and each character she creates is unique and will raise a smile.

1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Vital sparkle

Swarovski is giving its crystal pieces a high-fashion edge with a new collection called Atelier Swarovski, featuring accessories created in collaboration with top designers such as Britain's Christopher Kane and New York-based label Proenza Schouler.

29 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Blooming pretty

There are basic rules to choosing vases, one being that the receptacle should be half the height of the flowers it holds, another that the shape of the arrangement should reflect that of the container. Then you have to think of colour combinations.

27 May 2007 - 12:00am

Clearly inspiring

Artists have worked with glass for hundreds of years. But there are only a few glass artists in Hong Kong, and Janice Yeung Yin-ling is one of them.

Yeung's second solo exhibition, now on at Harbour City, features more than 20 glass art pieces.

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am


1. Plastic vase, HK$105, from Homeless, 29 Gough Street, Central, tel: 2581 1880.

2. Eye crystal vase, HK$2,400, from Baccarat, shop 121, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2537 2303.

3. Message Bottle vase, HK$785, from Addiction, 15 Gough Street, tel: 2581 2779.

8 Apr 2007 - 12:00am