Christie Lee

Christie Lee covers art and luxury lifestyle in Asia and beyond. She’s eternally interested in the power of the visual, elasticity of the word and peculiarities of human beings.

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How BTS and Mirror help Hong Kong artist represent nonbinary genders and fluidity of existence

Boy bands including the K-pop and Canto-pop giants form the central idea behind Sin Wai-kin’s Hong Kong exhibition that draws on nonbinary genders and the fluidity of existence.

Boy bands including the K-pop and Canto-pop giants form the central idea behind Sin Wai-kin’s Hong Kong exhibition that draws on nonbinary genders and the fluidity of existence.

29 Nov 2021 - 3:30PM
Are scenes drawn from Google Earth landscape painting? Hong Kong artist asks the question in his latest exhibition

Hong Kong artist Stephen Wong creates his popular landscape paintings based on visits to places. Unable to fly because of Covid-19 curbs, he sketched random places to which he travelled virtually via Google Earth.

Hong Kong artist Stephen Wong creates his popular landscape paintings based on visits to places. Unable to fly because of Covid-19 curbs, he sketched random places to which he travelled virtually via Google Earth.

9 Jul 2021 - 3:15PM
Surrealism and mythology: how Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and other artists’ imaginations were captured by myths shown in new exhibition

A new exhibition at the Hong Kong Museum of Art explores how various myths captured the imaginations of Surrealist artists like Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.

A new exhibition at the Hong Kong Museum of Art explores how various myths captured the imaginations of Surrealist artists like Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.

2 Jun 2021 - 6:41PM
‘Curtain’ art exhibition in Hong Kong draws you in and explores the power of a piece of cloth to frame, conceal or reveal

This collaboration between Para Site art space and Shanghai’s Rockbund Art Museum shows works from 23 artists and is spread over two sites in Hong Kong.

This collaboration between Para Site art space and Shanghai’s Rockbund Art Museum shows works from 23 artists and is spread over two sites in Hong Kong.

24 May 2021 - 7:39PM
The art at the heart of computer coding goes on show at Interweaving Poetic Code exhibition in Hong Kong

Graphic artist Taeyoon Choi examines computer coding and its relationship with art and the community in the exhibition. The artworks play with themes including humanising the internet and even how coding is like making dumplings.

Graphic artist Taeyoon Choi examines computer coding and its relationship with art and the community in the exhibition. The artworks play with themes including humanising the internet and even how coding is like making dumplings.

12 May 2021 - 5:45PM
How pre-owned luxury watch platform WatchBox blends the best of both worlds – e-commerce with bricks-and-mortar retail, and technology with a bespoke experience

WatchBox offers a personal touch to online pre-owned luxury watch sales that consumers have appreciated during lockdown-riddled 2020 – if the platform’s rapid growth is anything to go by

WatchBox offers a personal touch to online pre-owned luxury watch sales that consumers have appreciated during lockdown-riddled 2020 – if the platform’s rapid growth is anything to go by

13 Feb 2021 - 10:46AM
No TV, phones or laptops, please: how to designate your bedroom as a sleep-only, no-tech zone

Unwinding and enjoying a perfect night’s rest means turning the bedroom into a restful haven – here’s how to create a peaceful and tasteful bolt-hole

Unwinding and enjoying a perfect night’s rest means turning the bedroom into a restful haven – here’s how to create a peaceful and tasteful bolt-hole

5 Jan 2021 - 3:15PM
How to turn your bathroom into a spa-like sanctuary in a few steps – from cleverly concealed storage and smart tech to mirrors and candles

Style up the smallest room in the house to create a home spa with a combination of tactile textures and smart technology

Style up the smallest room in the house to create a home spa with a combination of tactile textures and smart technology

5 Jan 2021 - 12:50PM
With Covid-19 keeping us out of restaurants, it’s time to freshen up the kitchen and put it to good use – from Miele and Kohler appliances to Tree furniture, here’s how to do it

The pandemic has forced us to pay much more attention to the kitchen – so re-organise and redesign before you whip up some great home-cooked meals

The pandemic has forced us to pay much more attention to the kitchen – so re-organise and redesign before you whip up some great home-cooked meals

4 Jan 2021 - 3:57PM
Covid-19 inspired art imagines Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo wearing face masks – exhibited at Alisan Fine Arts, the historic gallery tracing Hong Kong culture for 40 years and counting

The pioneering Hong Kong gallery has shown famous regional artists such as Zao Wou-ki and Lui Shou-kwan, and maintains an enviable archive – what has director Daphne King-Yao got planned for Alisan’s 40th anniversary?

The pioneering Hong Kong gallery has shown famous regional artists such as Zao Wou-ki and Lui Shou-kwan, and maintains an enviable archive – what has director Daphne King-Yao got planned for Alisan’s 40th anniversary?

23 Dec 2020 - 7:00AM
Why Lynn Fung is in love with Cartier’s antique timepieces

Private Hong Kong museum Liang Yi, of which Fung is director, houses a treasure trove of Chinese furniture, European vanity cases, antique silver and Japanese works of art

Private Hong Kong museum Liang Yi, of which Fung is director, houses a treasure trove of Chinese furniture, European vanity cases, antique silver and Japanese works of art

10 Jan 2020 - 5:13AM
Why gallery director Angela Li values the most precious moments of each day

Mathematician ditched a lucrative financial career to become an art consultant in 2000, and eight years later she had set up Contemporary by Angela Li on the western end of Hollywood Road

Mathematician ditched a lucrative financial career to become an art consultant in 2000, and eight years later she had set up Contemporary by Angela Li on the western end of Hollywood Road

22 Dec 2019 - 2:00PM
From KAWS to Takashi Murakami: why collectors are deadly serious about designer art toys

Whether KAWS, Yoshimoto Nara, Takashi Murakami or Hong Kong’s own Michael Lau, artists are killing it at auctions worldwide as demand soars for such designer toys

Whether KAWS, Yoshimoto Nara, Takashi Murakami or Hong Kong’s own Michael Lau, artists are killing it at auctions worldwide as demand soars for such designer toys

9 Sep 2019 - 4:40PM
Hong Kong Cultural Centre marks its 30th anniversary in classical style

The centre is commemorating the milestone with Great Music 2019, three concerts showcasing performances by some of the world’s most talented musicians

The centre is commemorating the milestone with Great Music 2019, three concerts showcasing performances by some of the world’s most talented musicians

14 Aug 2019 - 2:51PM
Polish your knowledge of gems with courses from Van Cleef & Arpels, De Beers and Gübelin

With millennial consumers forgoing products in the quest for experiential luxury, jewellery brands are offering learning experiences through institutions like Van Cleef & Arpels’ L’Ecole, School of Jewelry Art

With millennial consumers forgoing products in the quest for experiential luxury, jewellery brands are offering learning experiences through institutions like Van Cleef & Arpels’ L’Ecole, School of Jewelry Art

2 May 2019 - 10:56AM
Step aside, Banksy: Asian art and toys are taking over world markets

The growing popularity of southeast Asian works, street art and toys among Hong Kong collectors has rippled across world markets and fashion brands

The growing popularity of southeast Asian works, street art and toys among Hong Kong collectors has rippled across world markets and fashion brands

8 Feb 2019 - 2:00AM
How to design the perfect safe space for your kids at home

Fun, functional pieces and thoughtful decor are all that’s needed when redesigning your kid’s room

Fun, functional pieces and thoughtful decor are all that’s needed when redesigning your kid’s room

19 Dec 2018 - 6:25AM
How outdoor furniture can make alfresco chilling a breeze

With the right kind of materials and efficient use of space, your outdoor space can be turned into a natural extension of your indoor space

With the right kind of materials and efficient use of space, your outdoor space can be turned into a natural extension of your indoor space

9 Dec 2018 - 12:16PM
Choosing art for the home is about mixing things up – the right way

Art has become more affordable – portraits, photographs, sculptures and paintings can liven up a living space, but selecting carefully is key

Art has become more affordable – portraits, photographs, sculptures and paintings can liven up a living space, but selecting carefully is key

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