We all know about how influential the classic horror movie <<Rear Window>> by Alfred Hitchcock is. Imagine how it happens in our modern lives?
German photographer Michael Wolf has a <<Window Watching>> project which he photographed how people’ lives through the window from his apartment in Hong Kong. Though it is not a breakthrough project, I feel so familiar with this, probably because I was born & raised in Hong Kong, I always live in skyscraper and I can always see what my “neighbors” doing in opposite building, especially in concrete jungle Hong Kong.
However, thinking of privacy issue, our Master Confucius’s wise say has come up in my mind,
“Look not at what is contrary to propriety; listen not to what is contrary to propriety; speak not what is contrary to propriety; make no movement which is contrary to propriety.”
What do you think? ; )
geodes in the city
3D paper geodes crystallize in the holes at the alley corners and the pipes. It stands out from the traditional street art with graffiti and paint. Los Angeles based A Common Name studio is creating their street art project at different little corners around the world. Be observant and see how these artificial geodes fit into urban landscape and weather like the natural ones. Discover treasures of life through another lens just like how a gem stone could be found before they are polished into becoming one of the brightest diamond in the world.
general assembly landed HK!
Many of you should know about General Assembly in New York, and this community landed in HK offering many courses and resources for activists who strive to become better in life through technology and designs. I attended a 4 hours workshop this Saturday called “Using UX to validate your business model” and find the class simply inspiring. My expectation for the course is sharing of techniques and tips on designing better user experience on websites. But this class is actually pulling us further away from micro-managing our business ideas or concepts and stimulate us to think from a much higher level. Something like UX Design Principles, Problem Reframing, Rapid Prototype, Ideate Solutions, Storyboarding are all great topics the instructor, Elaine Ann, shared. Elaine has comprehensive background in technology and psychology, she graduated from Carnegie Mellon and Stanford Executive MBA program. Her consultant experience for multinational conglomerates and startups has equipped her with numerous case studies from HK Post to Herman Miller and many others in the region from USA to China. There are many more other courses line up and go check them out at General Assembly website now.
iStay.Inn X start from zero
Best friend has just started an urban art hostel, iStay.inn in Singapore, which aims to offer another creative yet comfy choice for those who are running on a tighter budget. And studio friends Start from Zero collaborates by giving this Lion City another street art flair and vibe with their painting. Next time you swing by, take a look at this little indie joint where many free souls and creative minds meet and greet.
iStay.Inn – An Urban Art Hostel
211A South Bridge Road, Singaore
Berlin Zwischenraum Festival: a festival for the creative in all of us!
During my stay in Berlin, I stumbled upon the Zwischenraum festival, Zwischenraum meaning ‘space-in-between’. The goal of this festival is to create an alternative to everyday life and a room for art, political debates, and of course music.
The three-day program of workshops, dancing, and theatre is a delight for the creative inside all of us. All generations were participating in the activities, trying to create a space in between our everyday life and our utopian thoughts.
This was unlike any festival I’ve ever been, powerful in the way that people wanted to deal with oppression finding creative ways to open the limitations of everyday discrimination, and much fun as the music made us all ‘eargasm’. If you have the chance to go there next year – do, you won’t regret it!