A creative interior designer believes he can satisfy clients without comprising on style.
09 March 2022
Architects and interior designers need to walk a fine line between addressing clients’ needs and asserting their personal style. Yet the latter seems to be more prominent in the approach of creatives such as Charles Kwan.More
The last watchband maker in Hong Kong is seeking to boost the industry by expanding into overseas markets.
07 March 2022
Faced with the challenge of growing its business following the COVID-19 pandemic, a well-established Hong Kong watchstrap maker realised it had to use the right channels to go out into overseas markets, in addition to providing quality products that people want to buy.More
The search for elbowroom inspires a South African designer to create a range of eco-friendly homeware.
07 March 2022
“There’s never enough space for storage,” said houseware designer Yvette Robeck, who has spent the past 20 years in Hong Kong. She has experienced, first-hand, limitations of tighter living spaces than those in her home country, South Africa. Always up for a challenge, the designer started her line of homeware focusing firmly on practicality and sustainability for urban dwellers with an eco-friendly focus.More
A specialist wine merchant is helping Hongkongers through the pandemic by supplying boutique vintages for them to enjoy at home.
21 February 2022
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep consumers away from restaurants and bars, Hong Kong has seen a corresponding increase in the consumption of wine at home and a greater emphasis on quality, according to research by Wine Intelligence. Its Hong Kong Wine Landscapes research report released in 2021 found that 68% of millennial wine drinkers believe spending extra for better wine is worthwhile. “The frequency of wine consumption has remained constant, suggesting that consumers want to drink wine at the same rate, but they are willing to spend more per bottle and trade up,” says Richard Halstead, Chief Operating Officer, Insights & Custom Analytics at Wine Intelligence.More
Having won its spurs in Japan and Taiwan, a Hong Kong timepiece brand is shifting focus to its home city.
17 February 2022
Sales of consumer goods such as watches and clothing serve as a gauge for the economy. The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic made consumers cautious, but now, as markets begin to recover, Hong Kong watch brand Glitzy Owl, which initially rolled out in Japan and Taiwan last year, is setting sights on its home market.More
Digital entrepreneurs in Hong Kong can capitalise on strong historical links with one of the strongest Southeast Asian economies.
04 February 2022
Among Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members, Malaysia is Hong Kong's second-largest trading partner. Malaysia's latest five-year development plan specifies that the country will actively develop its digital economy and attract technology-related investment.More
The HKTDC’s T-Box programme is joining with Google to help smaller exporters look overseas in the Year of the Tiger.
31 January 2022
A new year, new research, and a new initiative – Google Hong Kong has partnered with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to power small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) digital capabilities and help them succeed globally in 2022 and beyond. Michael Yue, General Manager, Sales & Operations, Google Hong Kong, explains how it will work.More
An employee-driven Hong Kong brewery is experimenting with craft ales to draw in customers that usually avoid beer.
24 January 2022
The bars may be temporarily closed in Hong Kong, but the city’s beers are enjoying increased interest from consumers keen to support home-grown products – and one of the success stories is Carbon Brews.More
A team of Hong Kong architects is taking an innovative approach to tackling projects of all shapes and sizes.
07 January 2022
Po Hing Fong alley in Sheung Wan is lined with bamboo palisades, a signature feature of Hong Kong with its prolific use of bamboo scaffolding. The alley makes an appropriate home for LAAB Architects, an architectural firm that incorporates nature, culture, society and life into its designs.More
The latest Business of Design Week considered how to configure a post-COVID world.
28 December 2021
Asia’s premier design and innovation event, this year’s iteration of Business of Design Week (BODW) evaluated the impact design has on society and addressed how the COVID-19 pandemic had led people to re-evaluate their approach to design.More