Monthly Archives: July 2012



Photo by Lena Wan



This might surprised you. Yes, they are the chinese version of pin-up girls from 30s.

When or where did it all begin?  The “art” of seduction. Pinup, glamour as we generally think of it today began to gain popularity in the 1930’s.  It was a time when the image of a pretty girl flourished, whether in the East or West. Whether it was a painted calendar; advertisement; or the photo pinups of movie stars. Pinup was a unique form of art. Enjoy!

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Voice From People of China

Performed by Zhang Quan from Wild Children, a legendary figure of urban folk in China.

This song is an old folk song from Zhang’s hometown(Lan Zhou) and sang in dialect. The instrument he played is called “Dong Bu La” which is commonly used by the nomads.

Wild Children is rooted in Northwest China’s form of music, such as Xin Tian You, Hua Er, as well as Shaanxi opera, have become an integral part of their musical language.


There are 3 levels of a woman’s makeup:

The lowest level is to literally apply makeup on your face but this can only create a visual chemical effect.

The medium level is to love yourself, meaning a lifestyle change — enough sleep, proper exercise and nutrition thus improving your skin from the inside, it’s better than any amount of makeup on your face.

The highest level is to change your aura completely; less gossip, more study and critical thinking; to have self-love and pride, sense of humour and confidence; to be optimistic and altruistic, these kind of women don’t even need a drop of makeup, they just glow naturally.

We need all of them ^^


High above one of the world’s busiest and most congested city streets, urban apiarist Michael Leung runs his crusade for conscious local food. Leung founded HK Honey as a way of using his background as a product designer to introduce the largely unknown concept of sustainable food to Hong Kong. Initially starting with just a few hives on the roof of his design studio in Ngau Tau Kok, Leung developed both a brand and a responsible community around his lifestyle ideology. “By putting bees in an industrial area we are showing a bit of optimism and that it’s not too late to do something about environmental change,” he explains. “Our aim is to get people to know where their food comes from and to source and buy ethically, locally and seasonally.” With hives situated on a number of cafés and design stores throughout the city—including bespoke commissions for Louis Vuitton and Lane Crawford—HK Honey also creates harvestable roof gardens and promotes the development of inner city green space.

Please check out more from HK Honey website. (They have a online shop,delicious honey!)