Kylie Knott

After many years with the Post, Kylie Knott found her calling on the culture and lifestyle desk. She writes about the environment, animal welfare, food and the arts.
Kylie Knott
After many years with the Post, Kylie Knott found her calling on the culture and lifestyle desk. She writes about the environment, animal welfare, food and the arts.

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Razor sharp: female barbers cut it with Hong Kong celebrities in shop that oozes retro cool

Cherry Chung, Lily Zhai and Pinky Wallace are women in a man’s world – cutting hair at the retro cool Handsome Factory Barber Shop in Wan Chai. In contrast to the US they haven’t faced sexism, and have a roster of celebrity clients.

20 May 2019 - 8:37PM

Cherry Chung, Lily Zhai and Pinky Wallace are women in a man’s world – cutting hair at the retro cool Handsome Factory Barber Shop in Wan Chai. In contrast to the US they haven’t faced sexism, and have a roster of celebrity clients.

Razor sharp: female barbers cut it with Hong Kong celebrities in shop that oozes retro cool
From Syria to Iraq, Save the Children centenary photo show reveals indomitable spirit of kids in war zones

To mark the centenary of the Save the Children charity, 50 images by photojournalist Nicole Tung will go on show at Central’s PMQ. They highlight the strength of kids who have had their lives destroyed by war.

10 May 2019 - 12:30PM

To mark the centenary of the Save the Children charity, 50 images by photojournalist Nicole Tung will go on show at Central’s PMQ. They highlight the strength of kids who have had their lives destroyed by war.

From Syria to Iraq, Save the Children centenary photo show reveals indomitable spirit of kids in war zones
Hong Kong subdivided flat residents come together over food, share stories and recipes in new cookbook

Neighbourhood Kitchen supplies ingredients and equipment so Hong Kong tenants with no space at home can cook their favourite dishes and ensure their children get the nutrients they need.

3 May 2019 - 10:55AM

Neighbourhood Kitchen supplies ingredients and equipment so Hong Kong tenants with no space at home can cook their favourite dishes and ensure their children get the nutrients they need.

Hong Kong subdivided flat residents come together over food, share stories and recipes in new cookbook
Lamma’s famous Island Bar to close its doors after almost 40 years in operation

The bar, described as ‘an institution and part of Lamma history’, has been forced to close over noise complaints from the building’s owner and his family who live next door. Its last day open to the public will be Friday, May 31.

2 May 2019 - 4:50PM

The bar, described as ‘an institution and part of Lamma history’, has been forced to close over noise complaints from the building’s owner and his family who live next door. Its last day open to the public will be Friday, May 31.

Lamma’s famous Island Bar to close its doors after almost 40 years in operation
British transgender artist David Kim Whittaker shows his thought provoking works in Hong Kong

The 12 artworks reveal Whittaker’s own struggle with calm and conflict reflecting his own gender dysphoria. The artist combines landscapes and abstracts inside a representation of a head.

29 Apr 2019 - 7:56PM

The 12 artworks reveal Whittaker’s own struggle with calm and conflict reflecting his own gender dysphoria. The artist combines landscapes and abstracts inside a representation of a head.

British transgender artist David Kim Whittaker shows his thought provoking works in Hong Kong
City Nature Challenge: how Hong Kong can show its spirit of discovery – and maybe find something new

Hong Kong-based Stefan Obenauer hopes his discovery of a previously unknown jumping spider will encourage others to take part in this year’s City Nature Challenge, to be held from April 26 to 29.

26 Apr 2019 - 4:13AM

Hong Kong-based Stefan Obenauer hopes his discovery of a previously unknown jumping spider will encourage others to take part in this year’s City Nature Challenge, to be held from April 26 to 29.

City Nature Challenge: how Hong Kong can show its spirit of discovery – and maybe find something new
British artist pays tribute to Hong Kong’s iconic art of neon sign making

Faye Wei Wei, who was named ‘one to watch’ by British Vogue last year, has created an artwork using neon in collaboration with one of the city’s last remaining neon sign masters.

22 Apr 2019 - 8:47AM

Faye Wei Wei, who was named ‘one to watch’ by British Vogue last year, has created an artwork using neon in collaboration with one of the city’s last remaining neon sign masters.

British artist pays tribute to Hong Kong’s iconic art of neon sign making
Bauhaus architecture in Hong Kong: on modernist movement’s centenary, buildings to celebrate

From early post-war housing estates to exclusive Kadoorie Hill to the Hong Kong City Hall and General Post Office, the clean lines of Bauhaus are evident as centenary of modernist movement is marked in city and worldwide.

22 Apr 2019 - 8:27AM

From early post-war housing estates to exclusive Kadoorie Hill to the Hong Kong City Hall and General Post Office, the clean lines of Bauhaus are evident as centenary of modernist movement is marked in city and worldwide.

Bauhaus architecture in Hong Kong: on modernist movement’s centenary, buildings to celebrate
Mental illness and art combine in photo project with sufferers showing the weight they bear

Artists Bex and Nic Gaunt show images of people carrying giant stones as a metaphor for the burden sufferers of mental illness must carry each day. The couple hope it will help remove stigma surrounding mental problems.

18 Apr 2019 - 8:59PM

Artists Bex and Nic Gaunt show images of people carrying giant stones as a metaphor for the burden sufferers of mental illness must carry each day. The couple hope it will help remove stigma surrounding mental problems.

Mental illness and art combine in photo project with sufferers showing the weight they bear
Chinese internet users cry foul after Italy labels preserved eggs inedible

‘Foreigners are clueless when it comes to food’, wrote one person on Chinese social media, in response to the news that Italian authorities had confiscated 800 preserved eggs.

17 Apr 2019 - 11:47PM

‘Foreigners are clueless when it comes to food’, wrote one person on Chinese social media, in response to the news that Italian authorities had confiscated 800 preserved eggs.

Chinese internet users cry foul after Italy labels preserved eggs inedible
How Titanic’s Chinese passenger rescue scene was cut from film

The 1997 blockbuster told the story of the tragic 1912 sinking of the passenger liner. Six Chinese men were rescued, but the scene ended up on the cutting room floor.

16 Apr 2019 - 12:06AM

The 1997 blockbuster told the story of the tragic 1912 sinking of the passenger liner. Six Chinese men were rescued, but the scene ended up on the cutting room floor.

How Titanic’s Chinese passenger rescue scene was cut from film
Opinion | Hong Kong’s magnificent rocks defaced with homophobic, nonsensical graffiti

Shek O, which means ‘rocky bay’, is surrounded by rugged granite and rocky volcanic cliffs, whose boulders have recently been spray-painted by mindless vandals

7 Apr 2019 - 10:48AM

Shek O, which means ‘rocky bay’, is surrounded by rugged granite and rocky volcanic cliffs, whose boulders have recently been spray-painted by mindless vandals

Hong Kong’s magnificent rocks defaced with homophobic, nonsensical graffiti
Domestic helpers in Hong Kong applaud arts outreach and seize chance to show their creativity

Ballet in the City, a series of pop-up performances, is one of a growing number of examples of the Hong Kong arts community reaching out to domestic helpers. Some are inspired to show their own creativity.

7 Apr 2019 - 8:45AM

Ballet in the City, a series of pop-up performances, is one of a growing number of examples of the Hong Kong arts community reaching out to domestic helpers. Some are inspired to show their own creativity.

Domestic helpers in Hong Kong applaud arts outreach and seize chance to show their creativity
Hong Kong’s Kai Tak airport: photographer recalls ‘the golden years’ and its final days

In 1998, photojournalist Birdy Chu set out to record the last months of the airport. Forty-five of his shots, including images of planes coming in low over Kowloon to land, and of the last day of operations, are on show near the airport site.

8 Apr 2019 - 10:34AM

In 1998, photojournalist Birdy Chu set out to record the last months of the airport. Forty-five of his shots, including images of planes coming in low over Kowloon to land, and of the last day of operations, are on show near the airport site.

Hong Kong’s Kai Tak airport: photographer recalls ‘the golden years’ and its final days
Ching Ming festival: virtual grave sweeping and four other quirky stories

One funeral firm allows users to build elaborate online shrines for their deceased relatives complete with embellishments like candles and flowers – even a roast pig.

5 Apr 2019 - 11:15AM

One funeral firm allows users to build elaborate online shrines for their deceased relatives complete with embellishments like candles and flowers – even a roast pig.

Ching Ming festival: virtual grave sweeping and four other quirky stories
‘I always thought it would be fun to zoom to Macau’: kitesurfer who crossed Pearl River Delta

Hillian Siu ‘always thought it would be fun to zoom all the way to Macau’; having made the 55km crossing, she hopes to lead 30 fellow kitesurfers on same trip to raise awareness of marine pollution problem.

31 Mar 2019 - 8:07PM

Hillian Siu ‘always thought it would be fun to zoom all the way to Macau’; having made the 55km crossing, she hopes to lead 30 fellow kitesurfers on same trip to raise awareness of marine pollution problem.

‘I always thought it would be fun to zoom to Macau’: kitesurfer who crossed Pearl River Delta
Artisan-made fashion, home decor celebrates Mexican, Cambodian heritage of two entrepreneurs

Mika Rouge sells one-off, hand-embroidered pieces such as mother-and-daughter dresses from Oaxaca and Chiapas in Mexico; Cambodian silk weavers create cushion covers and throws for KBEN & HOL. Women founded both brands.

27 Mar 2019 - 8:21PM

Mika Rouge sells one-off, hand-embroidered pieces such as mother-and-daughter dresses from Oaxaca and Chiapas in Mexico; Cambodian silk weavers create cushion covers and throws for KBEN & HOL. Women founded both brands.

Artisan-made fashion, home decor celebrates Mexican, Cambodian heritage of two entrepreneurs
Shark fin trade documentary honours director who died during filming

Rob Stewart died 70 metres underwater while filming his third film Sharkwater Extinction. The film looks at the illegal trade in shark fin and the corruption that allows it.

27 Mar 2019 - 8:21PM

Rob Stewart died 70 metres underwater while filming his third film Sharkwater Extinction. The film looks at the illegal trade in shark fin and the corruption that allows it.

Shark fin trade documentary honours director who died during filming
Photographer captures stunning series of sunrises over Hong Kong outlying island

After relocating to Cheung Chau, early riser Michael Wolf began documenting day break, purely ‘out of joy’

24 Mar 2019 - 10:00AM

After relocating to Cheung Chau, early riser Michael Wolf began documenting day break, purely ‘out of joy’

Photographer captures stunning series of sunrises over Hong Kong outlying island
‘I preferred animal underdogs’: the snake expert helping Nat Geo bust Hollywood serpent myths

Herpetologist Ruchira Somaweera is helping Nat Geo counter misinformation in Hollywood films about snakes. He shows us his scars, reminds us most snakes are not venomous, and tells us what to do if you stumble on one that is.

26 Mar 2019 - 10:52AM

Herpetologist Ruchira Somaweera is helping Nat Geo counter misinformation in Hollywood films about snakes. He shows us his scars, reminds us most snakes are not venomous, and tells us what to do if you stumble on one that is.

‘I preferred animal underdogs’: the snake expert helping Nat Geo bust Hollywood serpent myths
Audrey Hepburn exhibition by famed US photographer Bob Willoughby debuts in Hong Kong

Exhibition marks 90th anniversary of film and fashion icon’s birth and 10 years since the death of famed US photographer Bob Willoughby, Hollywood’s first on-set promotional stills photographer, who shot all the images.

22 Mar 2019 - 1:20PM

Exhibition marks 90th anniversary of film and fashion icon’s birth and 10 years since the death of famed US photographer Bob Willoughby, Hollywood’s first on-set promotional stills photographer, who shot all the images.

Audrey Hepburn exhibition by famed US photographer Bob Willoughby debuts in Hong Kong
The serious health dangers of mould, and how to stop it taking over your home
  • Studies link mould to headaches, tiredness, aches and joint pains. Some moulds naturally produce mycotoxins, which can even cause death. Good air flow in the home and lots of natural light can help stop spores taking hold.
17 Mar 2019 - 1:00AM
  • Studies link mould to headaches, tiredness, aches and joint pains. Some moulds naturally produce mycotoxins, which can even cause death. Good air flow in the home and lots of natural light can help stop spores taking hold.
The serious health dangers of mould, and how to stop it taking over your home
Hong Kong’s streets, back alleys and wet markets: artist takes a walk down memory lane

Briton Martin Lever, who moved to Hong Kong in 1979, translates his colourful memories of old Hong Kong into 12 paintings for his latest “Street” series

15 Mar 2019 - 7:18PM

Briton Martin Lever, who moved to Hong Kong in 1979, translates his colourful memories of old Hong Kong into 12 paintings for his latest “Street” series

Hong Kong’s streets, back alleys and wet markets: artist takes a walk down memory lane
Hong Kong street photography exhibition captures raw side of city life

“Made in Home Kong” at the Bamboo Scenes gallery in Sai Ying Pun features the works of 21 local and international photographers.

11 Mar 2019 - 4:58PM

“Made in Home Kong” at the Bamboo Scenes gallery in Sai Ying Pun features the works of 21 local and international photographers.

Hong Kong street photography exhibition captures raw side of city life
In the fight against marine pollution, Hong Kong dragon boat paddlers join forces

Hong Kong’s ‘Paddle without Plastic’ campaign is aiming to reduce plastic waste in dragon boat training and race events, with more than 40 local teams expected to take part.

14 May 2019 - 12:53PM

Hong Kong’s ‘Paddle without Plastic’ campaign is aiming to reduce plastic waste in dragon boat training and race events, with more than 40 local teams expected to take part.

In the fight against marine pollution, Hong Kong dragon boat paddlers join forces
Not just MH370: four other baffling aviation mysteries and the conspiracy theories they spawned

The disappearance five years ago of a Malaysian Airlines flight bound for China is the biggest air travel mystery in years, but there have been several other equally mysterious crashes, among them that of Amelia Earhart in 1937.

14 Mar 2019 - 4:00PM

The disappearance five years ago of a Malaysian Airlines flight bound for China is the biggest air travel mystery in years, but there have been several other equally mysterious crashes, among them that of Amelia Earhart in 1937.

Not just MH370: four other baffling aviation mysteries and the conspiracy theories they spawned
Singapore and New Zealand safest places for women in Asia-Pacific region; Indonesia and India the worst, Hong Kong comes 6th

The survey looked at 14 countries and states in the region scoring them for safety, health and opportunities. Bottom place India has previously been called the world’s most dangerous country for women.

5 Mar 2019 - 6:03PM

The survey looked at 14 countries and states in the region scoring them for safety, health and opportunities. Bottom place India has previously been called the world’s most dangerous country for women.

Singapore and New Zealand safest places for women in Asia-Pacific region; Indonesia and India the worst, Hong Kong comes 6th
Hong Kong artist Kate Sparrow celebrates local women with solo show to mark International Women’s Day

Kate Sparrow’s exhibition ‘I Am Woman’ features 10 oil and acrylic portraits of strong female figures

5 Mar 2019 - 9:42AM

Kate Sparrow’s exhibition ‘I Am Woman’ features 10 oil and acrylic portraits of strong female figures

Hong Kong artist Kate Sparrow celebrates local women with solo show to mark International Women’s Day
Hong Kong will-writing specialist wants to take the stress out of subject many want to avoid

“Not talking about it doesn’t mean we won’t die,” says Hong Kong-based Amy Kwan, who wants to take the stress and stigma out of making a will with her firm Good Wills.

27 Feb 2019 - 6:17PM

“Not talking about it doesn’t mean we won’t die,” says Hong Kong-based Amy Kwan, who wants to take the stress and stigma out of making a will with her firm Good Wills.

Hong Kong will-writing specialist wants to take the stress out of subject many want to avoid
He created Macross and designed Transformers toys: Japanese anime legend Shoji Kawamori

Shoji Kawamori is hailed by anime geeks for his Macross/Robotech series and his mecha designs, some of which became early Transformers toys. But now he is worried about how much time children are spending in front of screens.

27 Feb 2019 - 5:44PM

Shoji Kawamori is hailed by anime geeks for his Macross/Robotech series and his mecha designs, some of which became early Transformers toys. But now he is worried about how much time children are spending in front of screens.

He created Macross and designed Transformers toys: Japanese anime legend Shoji Kawamori