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Vanessa Yung

Film-makers aim to create a big bang at festival for shorts

Zcratch Creation's Ho Ka-ho, Benny Chan, Tsui Ka-hei and Tsui Ka-long

The Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards were given a name change in February to Incubator for Film and Visual Media in Asia (Ifva), better expressing the goal of cultivating creativity and nurturing media talent.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 3:47am

M.A.C launches 'global wanderer' collection

Candice Yu On-on and Sasha Lee. Photo: SCMP

The theme of cosmetics brand M.A.C's new autumn collection is "global wanderer". The collection was launched on Friday at the China Resources Building in Wan Chai - with a demonstration by the brand's regional director of make-up artistry, James Molloy, followed by a "Styleseeker" party in the evening.

14 Aug 2012 - 4:15am

Beat generation

Playing a lively tune on the keyboard, Chu Sui-ming tells a group of youngsters to follow her instructions. She asks them to imagine that they are rain. They can run in whatever direction they like, but they must follow the pace of the melody.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Comfort meets travel chic in Escada's newpre-autumn collection

Daniel Wingate, design director of German fashion house Escada, was supposed to present the brand's pre-autumn 2012 press preview on Wednesday. But, an emergency forced the American designer to leave Hong Kong prior to the event, leaving the job in the capable and creative hands of senior designer Alexandra Biron von Curland.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Shock tactics

CLP has given seven Savannah College of Art and Design students some unlikely inspiration.

'Some of the most important equipment in our power system is switchgear,' says CLP chief operating officer Paul Poon Wai-yin. 'We had 28 pieces retiring from the system and we wanted to give them a second life.'

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Art in residence

Industrial Kwun Tong is not the most obvious place in which to showcase contemporary art, but that's where you'll find the cutting-edge collection of L'hotel elan. The Chinachem Group hotel soft-opened amid the district's commercial buildings and warehouses last month.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Rubber Candy bag turned into 'a piece of art' in installation performance at IFC Mall

The Candy Brissima tour by Italian brand Furla made its Hong Kong stop at the IFC Mall in Central on Thursday.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

A job to dive for

A consolation prize may await some of the adventure seekers who lost out to Briton Ben Southall in the 2009 race for the 'best job in the world', a six-month stint taking care of Australia's Great Barrier Reef islands for Tourism Queensland.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Exhibition gives insights into world of photographers and how they see it

Artist Stanley Wong Ping-pui's photo exhibition, entitled 'To see: to be seen', attracted a large crowd of artists, celebrities and socialites to the Pao Galleries at the Hong Kong Arts Centre in Wan Chai last Wednesday.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

Enjoy the seasonal menu at private dining venue Casa - or just play with the gizmos

Opened in May last year, private dining venue Casa (www.casa-acts.hk) is located at 8 Rednaxela Terrace in Mid-Levels. The venue is a bit hidden, but its homely ambience - complete with a dark wood table, which features flickering candles atop candelabras by Buccellati and paired with chairs each with a unique design - soothes away the walk and search.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Kicking beats add some lift to shoe designer Steve Madden's spring/summer show

American footwear brand Steve Madden's spring-summer 2012 collection is inspired by New York's street art, and the preview on Thursday was all about energy and flair.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Self impressions

Attention budding artists: you don't need the talent of Picasso to draw a self-portrait and you don't have to be rich or famous to have your work exhibited.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Who are we now?

Cheung King-wai will only work on a documentary if he has a feel for the subject and the protagonist of his latest work, One Nation Two Cities, a Fujian woman named Xue, appeals to him as a 'traveller', he says.

The woman has been shuttling between her hometown on the mainland and Hong Kong since her parents and two older siblings moved to the territory in the 1970s.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Roam on the range

New York-based columnist Lenore Skenazy sparked a furore across the United States four years ago after writing about her decision to let her then nine-year-old son take the city subway on his own.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Cover story

Japan's beautiful shrines and picturesque scenery have been impressing tourists for years, but many keen-eyed visitors have also admired the delicate designs of the country's drain covers, which differ from place to place and capture the unique character of each area.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

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