... one community event to support this week it would be Very Hong Kong. It's not every day you get to watch classic films under the stars with Hong Kong's skyline as the backdrop, or get free classical music classes from world-class musicians under a flyover. 


Raised in a powerful political family, Wan Baobao shocked her family when she chose jewellery design as a career, writes Vivian Chen.

Once known for its crystal animal figurines, Swarovski now collaborates with some of the biggest names in fashion and design. Divia Harilela meets the woman whose creative vision helped revive a family business.

Repetto's delicate ballet slipper is taking the world by storm. Jing Zhang meets the man behind the global expansion of the French brand.

The Siam in Bangkok, Pentahotels in Beijing and London's Town Hall Hotel are winning fans -and awards - as they cater to the design-savvy traveller seeking a unique holiday experience. Divia Harilela catches up with the three young Asian hoteliers behind the über-cool properties.

Shoe designer Jimmy Choo talks to Nicole Chabot about making strides in education and tourism.

After a search involving the internet and private detectives, Charles Pollock, creator of the iconic Sling Back Chair, is back in business with the new CP Chair. Khuroum Bukhari talks with Jerry Helling, president of Bernhardt Design, to find out how Pollock was brought back into the creative fold

After a 10-year renovation, Boconnoc House in the Cornwall countryside is back to its former glory. Kylie Knott meets the estate's interior designer who has her creative sites fixed on Asia.

Jaime Hayon's prolific body of fantastical work includes furniture, art, interiors, shoes, ceramics and installations. Here we highlight a selection of his collaborations…

American architect Louis Kahn is back in the spotlight with a new exhibition and the completion of a project he designed 40 years ago. Khuroum Bukhari looks back at the visionary’s life and legacy.

Hardy Amies' eclectic background took him from twee tweeds to space suits, and Essex to Savile Row. Francesca Fearon examines how his legacy is influencing the brand's creative director, Claire Malcolm.

Richard Nicoll's move into menswear starts with dressing himself, writes Francesca Fearon.

Tailors are racking up air miles as rapidly as their custom-made and bespoke orders will carry them, writes Abid Rahman.