Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Years and years ago, I was wildly entertained by the Unuseless Japanese Inventions book. The book recently came back to my attention given that the selfie stick was pretty much mentioned then and only came into mass consumption decades later. When I looked at the Spreadthat! butter knife, I am reminded of that book. Aside from the horrendous name, the butter knife seems like something that I really do need but also don't really have a use for. I mean, seriously, how hard is it to take out a block of butter and let it achieve room temperature before spreading? (A lot harder than it looks in our era of instant gratification to be honest.) So, for those who want a knife that uses your body heat to make it easier to spread butter, head on over to That! and buy yourself one for US$19.95 a pop.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Since I've made the switch to organic shampoos, I've been discovering a wide range of new products that keeps my hair healthy and I really can't imagine doing back to shampoos with silicon products in it. Latest on my discovery list is the Lavender Shampoo from Bleu Lavande which smells absolutely heavenly. I stumbled upon it when the folks at Canada Mall sent me a sample and I'm really enjoying it so far. It's quite gentle and has even less foam than other organic shampoos but my hair is super soft after using it and the fact that I don't need conditioner is definitely a plus. And yes, Canada Mall is exactly what it sounds like, an online site that sells various Canadian products such as a ton of maple syrup related products, ice wines etc as well as beauty products.
Friday, January 23, 2015
I haven't been feeling Mr Wu's bags for a while (the last Bag Lady from him was in 2012 and I wasn't even sure I liked that bag) but the Hanne is definitely making me take note. Perfect as an office bag, the light blue suede bag is going to be added to my lust list. Available at Net-a-Porter for HK$11,570.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
How adorable are these Marvel inspired clothing from Australian brand Living Dead? I am loving the subtly of these items where they look like bright prints from a distance and it's only upon closer inspection (or if you're a true comic geek) that you will notice that they reference Guardians of the Galaxy (Groot! Definitely my favourite out of their collection), Agents of Shield or Captain America. Their non-Marvel items are cute too such as the gamer one with the awesome Pac-Man dress. If you are already planning your Rugby 7s costumes (and I actually do have friends who are already doing this), be sure to check out the Sailor Scout collection.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
For this Geek Peek, we talk to Belgian multi-disciplinary digital artist Ben Heine who creates awesome artwork that combines photography and illustration to give us a bit of a mind bend by blurring the boundaries of virtual and reality. In town for the annual Chocolate Trail at Harbour City, Ben is showing his latest series of his “Pencil vs Camera” artwork called “From Cocoa to Choco – taking you through the journey of Love” at the Gallery by the Harbour at Ocean Centre and giving a performance of “Flesh and Acrylic” series from today to the 26th at the gallery. Read on to learn his secret ambition where he hints at moving on to conquer the music world and his worst nightmare.
Hong Kong Fashion Geek: What’s your favourite thing about Hong Kong?
Ben Heine: I really like the buildings and the skyline in Hong Kong. I think there is a visionary, even futuristic architecture here and the buildings are always colourful and luminous. All these beautiful urban shapes have a big impact on me.
HKFG: Tell us your secret ambition.
BH: I want to surprise people around me so I'm always trying to find new innovative paths. My next destination could be music creation.
HKFG: What’s the song that you sing in the shower?
BH: I'd maybe sing a big mix of different things together. Let's say it would sound like a good old "organic pop progressive electronic reggae underground" tune, haha.
HKFG: The celebrity you would most like to be/trade places with is...? Why?
BH: Jean Dujardin, he is funny.
HKFG: What was your first big investment purchase?
BH: My current house in the Belgian countryside.
HKFG: What’s your worst nightmare?
BH: I don't want people to think I'm a person that I'm not.
HKFG: Last thing you think about before going to sleep?
BH: Thinking about my son and wife and doing a small briefing about the things I've done and planning the things I'll do the next day.
HKFG: What’s your favourite phone app?
BH: Instagram as a social network and Airwings as a game.
“From Cocoa to Choco – taking you through the journey of Love” Art Exhibition
Date: Jan 23rd 2015 – Mar 1st 2015
Time: 11:00 – 22:00
Venue: Gallery by the Harbour, 207, Level 2, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui