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STYLE
Gram Shoes, Stockholm
Swedish footwear label, Gram has been quietly yet persistently gathering a cult following since its arrival in 2005. It's the creative outlet of designer Hong Kong-based Alexis Holm, Johan Larsson and their cohort, Anna Stenvi. The shoes themselves...
DESIGN
Void Watches
Seven years ago Swedish industrial designer David Ericsson left his industry behind to find himself in Hong Kong, steering one of the most stylistically interesting modern watch brands: Void. It's a brand that was initially developed using one of...
CULTURE
Art Basel Hong Kong: West
More than delivering the caché of the Art Basel name, the inaugural Hong Kong edition contextualized Asian art in the global community. Showcased aside it, an array of Western artists rounded out the festival with grandeur, color and abstraction...
CULTURE
Art Basel Hong Kong: East
After six years of galleries, artists and buyers surging upon Hong Kong's ART HK festival, Art Basel has taken the reigns to build upon Asia's creative boom, bring the local market global and take global audiences local. With 50% of the fair required...
FOOD-DRINK
Small Sake
For many Westerners, remembering one's favorite brand of sake can be difficult due to linguistic differences. Removing that complication marks one of the core ideas behind Small Sake, a new drink from Hong Kong-based Swede, Pontus Karlsson. Karlsson...
CULTURE
Kevin Ma
Sponsored content: Starting out as an early chronicle of sneaker culture, Hypebeast has distinctly evolved into an online magazine that lives up to the tongue-in-cheek origins of its name as a go-to influence guide. Since 2005, founder and editor...
DESIGN
The Enlightenment Series by Boris
It's easy to become "design blind" at the world's biggest design exhibition, I Saloni, and those rushing around to see the blockbuster names run the risk of missing the small gems hidden throughout. One such discovery for us was Boris, a Hong Kong...
FOOD-DRINK
Urban Farming
More than half the world's population now lives in cities, but when it comes to feeding them, trucking in the necessary amount of food isn't a sustainable process for any metropolis. Growing out of the need for better solutions, urban farming is becoming...
TRAVEL
Cathay Pacific Premium Economy
Aiming to bridge the gap between the sophistication of business class and the cramped quarters of coach, Cathay Pacific recently launched Premium Economy class in its 747 and 777 aircraft, available on flights between New York and Hong Kong from...
CULTURE
Off The Wall Art
The art scene in Hong Kong is an exercise in contradictions. While the city plays host to one of the most well respected and largest international art fairs in the world, very few Hong Kong galleries represent local artists and the city seriously...
CULTURE
Best of CH 2011: Moments
Since 2003 Cool Hunting has been about finding and sharing stories of creativity and innovation from a broad range of categories. Looking back on our photos from the year I feel very fortunate that we have had so many incredible experiences. What follows...
FOOD-DRINK
Knockbox Coffee Company
Given Hong Kong's tradition of amalgamating cultures and cuisines, it's no surprise that it's embracing the craft coffee movement. In the quirky residential neighborhood of Sheung Wan in the Central district, I happily stumbled upon one of the city...
TRAVEL
Stiibu for Moustache
Combining western manufacturing with a bit of eastern flair, Italian leather-maker Stiibu launched today a collaboration with Hong Kong boutique Moustache. The appropriately timed line comes out before the biggest travel season of the year and has...
DESIGN
Zevs: Hong Kong Liquidated Logos
by Ariston Anderson While preparing for his first ever solo show in Hong Kong recently, authorities arrested French graffiti artist and notorious logo destroyer Zevs after he painted a "liquidated" Chanel logo atop the flagship Giorgio Armani...
CULTURE
Ryan McGinness: New Shows and Books
The NYC-based artist Ryan McGinness, known for his graphic-inspired art, is a super busy guy. He has every day scheduled until mid-2010 — just thinking about his numerous upcoming shows and books, all due out by year's end, leaves us...
STYLE
Lowercase Scarf
With its intricate laser-cut pattern, the Lowercase Scarf is a stylish way to express a love of typography. Made from 100% microfiber suede by Hong Kong-based design firm Little Factory, the scarves are available in both black and off-white. The...
CULTURE
Cut and Paste 2007 World Tour Update
The International Cut and Paste Digital Design Tournament which kicked off on 8 September has been hosting live design events in various U.S. and European cities over the last couple of months with an Asian and Australian leg of the competition still...
DESIGN
Fang Studio's Nesting Matryoshka Chair
Dutch designer Danny Fang, having recently made the transcontinental leap from Amsterdam to Hong Kong to set up his own studio, is one to watch. Just launched, his first design under the Fang Studio label, the Matryoshka Chair, was inspired by the...
CULTURE
Michael Wolf: 100 x 100
Shek Kip Mei Estate, Hong Kong's oldest public housing estate, is composed of 100 rooms, each closet-like in size at only 100 square feet and built in response to a devastating fire in the 1950s that left thousands homeless. In a new series of...
CULTURE
Broken Biscuit
Broken Biscuit is the site for artist Man Chi Loy. Based in Hong Kong, his artwork is both beautiful and chilling for the intensity and sadness it conveys. The figurine on the left is his most recent work, entitled P.R.E.S.S. He also has paintings...