Sunday, 17 May 2009

Hong Kong Happenings

So I've been back a few days, and it seems like my trip to Melbourne was already a million years ago. It never ceases to amaze me how busy Hong Kong always is. And now that the weather is warming up the city is abuzz with events...

Thursday night saw the launch of David Ng's new furniture collection launch at Wittgenstein Design - a gorgeous showroom in SOHO that also showcases the work of Christian Liaigre. The new collection of hand crafted contemporary Chinese designs will be in store until June 13th, so you still have time to check it out if you are in HK.

Friday night was the VIP, invitation only, launch of the 2 week event "Boutique Boulevarde: So Central, So Chic". Lots of fun and frivolity in the city with music, wine and gourmet hors d'oeuvres - I think it was the retailers way of plying us with alcohol to get the credit cards out - but in HK you never really need a excuse to shop! Check out the website for further details of some of the other events that are open to everyone, including fashion and lifestyle workshops and poetry readings.

And Saturday I went along with my VIP pass to the Hong Kong Art Fair - and was definitely not disappointed! The fair closed yesterday, so if you missed out this year, make sure you pencil it into your calender for next year - it is definitely a must see for Hong Kongers. The range of international art, and the quality is unsurpassed in this city so far.

A crowd of people around the limited edition Damien Hirst works on paper - these were quite well priced, and I wouldn't be surprised if they all sold within the first day.
People gathered in front of one of the LED pieces by Julian Opie.

One of a few pieces on display by the Lalanne's - it was a real treat for me to see this up close.

Phew, busy week for me. I'll hopefully be back to posting normally next week!


mary said...

Missed you--glad that you are back.

Suzy said...

Thank you - how sweet!