We know Craig Au Yeung Ying-chai is an all-round media guy who can write, draw and host TV programmes on food and travel. But design women's footwear? I don't think so. Oddly, shoe shop Staccato invited Au Yeung (right) to be the lone male among a group of gal guests in designing pumps at their shoes jam on Monday afternoon at Harbour City. Admittedly, Au Yeung confessed he lacked the qualifications for the task. 'I think women's shoes are beautiful and sensuous so you do need a lot of experience to properly design them. I'd rather leave the professional work to the professionals,' he said. 'Instead, I helped out in coming up with the main theme for the new collection.' Au Yeung says he's such a fan of women's shoes that when he sees something he really likes, he'll buy them for vicarious enjoyment. 'I buy them for ladies I know who will really appreciate it, but I do have to work very hard to earn the money to afford the shoes.' Au Yeung's real contribution to the event was an artwork made of leather in 14 different colours (right). It's on display at Harbour City but will move tomorrow to Staccato's Central store. Another thing Au Yeung is not is a mathematician. The art project almost didn't happen because his budget was lost in calculation. 'When I was estimating how much leather I would need, I literally counted four times more and it would be enough to make an artwork four-storeys high,' he joked.