Douglas Young

Douglas Young

Hong Kong native, designer and artist Douglas Young is the founder and creative force behind Goods of Desire, an original Hong Kong lifestyle brand, whose designs are inspired by the vibrant culture of the city he calls home. Douglas is a leading voice on design, arts, creativity and entrepreneurship in Hong Kong and is often called upon to share his views on Hong Kong culture and identity. In 2015, he was named one of the Debrett s Hong Kong 100 in the field of art, architecture and design. In 2017, Douglas was awarded the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Savannah College of Art & Design.

Latest from Douglas Young

Opinion | Neither black nor white: Hong Kong people must rise above the polarising politics of the protests

Even if it is a natural human instinct to categorise people into binary types, society must resist this ‘with us or against us’ mentality if it is not to lose the richness of the complex real world.

Even if it is a natural human instinct to categorise people into binary types, society must resist this ‘with us or against us’ mentality if it is not to lose the richness of the complex real world.

25 Aug 2019 - 6:30AM
Opinion | Hong Kong badly needs to freshen up its Suzie Wong mystique. Is Sham Shui Po the answer?

Sham Shui Po has potential for tourism, like other gritty areas around the world which have become hip neighbourhoods. But it’s still early days for a district more closely associated with cheap gadgets than trendy shops.

Sham Shui Po has potential for tourism, like other gritty areas around the world which have become hip neighbourhoods. But it’s still early days for a district more closely associated with cheap gadgets than trendy shops.

5 Jun 2019 - 7:53PM
Opinion | Hong Kong as Asia’s cultural hub. How’s that for a policy address suggestion for Carrie Lam?

As the government plots the city’s future, it should not neglect the potential of the arts to promote Hong Kong as China’s, and Asia’s, cultural centre.

As the government plots the city’s future, it should not neglect the potential of the arts to promote Hong Kong as China’s, and Asia’s, cultural centre.

9 Oct 2018 - 1:16PM
What Korean boy band BTS topping the US charts teaches us about being a game changer

The elusive road to soft power success will not come by sticking to the straight and narrow, but by taking risks.

The elusive road to soft power success will not come by sticking to the straight and narrow, but by taking risks.

30 May 2018 - 7:12PM
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