Tag Archives: shopping
Posted on May 21, 2013 by Rebecca
Main: Tai Ping Shing Street; bottom right: Xin Xin gallery
I often feel blessed to have lived in different cities around the world, which I believe helps me to be open minded about different cultures and people. Yet I have always felt like an outsider ( not always by choice), and never felt [...]
This post was posted in Coffee and cafes, Hong Kong, Food and dining, Architecture, Shopping, shops, Travel, Street art and graffiti and was tagged with Coffee and cafes, Hong Kong, Food and dining, shopping, Sheung wan
Posted on May 14, 2013 by Rebecca
While poverty is a growing issue in Hong Kong, it is still a city of plenty for many. Consumption is a way of life, but the mindset for recycling is still not very popular nor widespread.
A few years ago, I started to change my buying habit and cut down my consumption on [...]
Posted on April 18, 2013 by Rebecca
The beautiful ArtYard is a relaxing place for tea, coffee and craft shopping
ArtYard ( 67, Sec. 1, Dihua St)- Converted from a historical building built in 1923 near the Xiahai City God Temple, the airy and relaxing ArtYard is consisted of a craft shop, art gallery, tea room and cafe. Some [...]
Posted on April 16, 2013 by Rebecca
Top left: Dadaocheng wharf; top right: Xiahai City God Temple; Main & bottom: traditional shops and food stalls
After visiting the Lin Liu-hsin Puppet Theatre Museum, I decided to explore the flavourful and historical Dadaocheng district. Walking towards the museum, I couldn't help but notice the beautiful colonial architecture that are rare to [...]
Posted on March 1, 2013 by Rebecca
Main: Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku; bottom left: Yuse's sandwich tags; bottom right: fun fish pencil cases
With so many cool and unique design shops all over Tokyo, it is almost impossible to give a comprehensive list, so here is an overview of just some of them:
Tokyo's Tokyo ( 4-30-3 Jingumae) - Located on [...]
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Posted on February 24, 2013 by Rebecca
Top left: Scai the bathhouse; top right: a temples in Yanaka; main: the nostalgic Yanaka
There are so many cool and interesting neighbourhoods in Tokyo, but my favourite is the area known as Yanesen ( including three neighbourhoods: Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi). In a metropolis where everything changes faster than the blink of [...]
Posted on February 20, 2013 by Rebecca
My last Kyoto blog entry is on shopping...
Since I spent much of the time in the rural area exploring temples and gardens, there was barely time for shopping. The day before I left for Tokyo, I went into the city centre during the late afternoon and spent a few hours exploring the [...]
Posted on January 31, 2013 by Rebecca
Drop by Tracey Neuls x Tord Boontje
For an ex-shopaholic like me, I am now buying only about 10% of what I used to in a year. I spent years using shopping as a means of stress relief from work, and it was only when I started selling all my unwanted stuff on [...]
Posted on December 18, 2012 by Rebecca
Witty 'glamour and sophistication' at the gallery
How would you interpret the term 'dysfunctional luxuries'? At Paradise Row, a gallery behind Oxford Street, an exhibition/ pop-up boutique, Erratum: beyond utility examines what luxury means in the consumption-driven society we live in today.
London-based artist, Jeremy Hutchison ( with background in advertising) invited factories across [...]
Posted on December 12, 2012 by Rebecca
A more prepared stand this year...
I have been so busy preparing for the show that I haven't had time to update the blog until now...
Last December, approximately 6 weeks after the launch, we did the first pop-up shopping event at East London design show. I was sick with flu, missed most of [...]