The Revival of Hong Kong Night Market
Born in the era of prosperous night market, I went to the night market in Sham Shui Po with my mum every week, when I was a kid. I still remember every piece of memory of people holding a torch to check out the items, hawkers yelling to offer a bargain, etc. So, The Night Market Project is like a look back at my childhood.
The project is established by a group of Creatives & students in Hong Kong. They picked a spot, exhibited & sold what creative things they did, as means to promote Hong Kong’s unique night market culture. Owing to Hong Kong’s rapid urban development, the traditional night market is rarely seen here. It is good to have some people step up to do something, in order to conserve this culture, especially in Hong Kong who is always called as “culture desert”.
During my walk at the night market, I heard so many hawkers saying,
“Why is it so crowded tonight? What happened?”
“WOAH, I am so happy to see the revival of Sham Shui Po! Sham Shui Po forever!”
I believe the Night Market Project’ curators have made a big step!
The crowds were checking Creative City‘s map, conceived & developed by Whitespace founder Danielle Huthart and former journalist Louise Wong.
vietnam — past and present
Vietnamese photographer Khánh Hmoong combines visuals from two eras by holding up a photo from the past in front the same motif of present time.
a history of new york in 50 objects
We can know something about a person by the way he dresses and the things he uses, and this formula could also apply to a city.
Here’s an interesting article explaining New York’s History in 50 objects.
One sqm house
berlin-based architect van bo le-mentzel of hartz IV möbel has conceived of the ‘one sqm house’, a do-it-yourself structure which offers one square meter of floor area to be used as a dwelling, mobile kiosk or an extra room inside an apartment. made with everyday materials, the wooden frame can be put together with a cordless screwdriver and saw. the waterproof exterior features a slide window and lockable door. weighing in at 40 kilograms, the gabled home can be easily moved to the location of the inhabitant’s desire, determining the views and surrounding context. standing at 2 meters tall, the unit may be turned on its side to double as a perfectly sized bed for impromptu sleeping, with the angled roof forming a comfortable lounge for the back.
jun @ paris design week 2012
Was browsing the participants of The Paris Design Week which is holding in September 10-16, 2012 and found out Jun Yasumoto will be part of the event. Jun’s work is highly relatable to those of Galerie Kreo or Vitra. I fall in love with this desk as it is so practical and considerate yet does not compromise the aesthetic side of our daily life which we all aspire. This desk is called Organized Mess Desk, isn’t it quite us – we all try to get our mess organized day-in-day-out.
Visit the official event site for more details on participants. Many others are exhibiting such as Carpenters Gallery Workshop, Nookha and Iskradesign.