Pedder-philes Spring Art 2013
Art

Pedder-philes Spring Art 2013

In the past few years Hong Kong’s iconic Pedder Building has undergone a remarkable, and expensive transformation. Gone are the vintage designer wear and cheap cashmere shops and in their place are the smooth gleaming floors and glass windows of high-end established commercial galleries, a cigar divan and an enoteca. And of course, Abercrombie and … Continue reading

Tales from the Boudoir
Books

Tales from the Boudoir

Amongst the daily blogs and fashion sites I trawl through — sifting through comments that liken a printed onesie to an old master, or oversized peacoats to a buttered crepe — I came across something new and titillating from a designer by whom I’ve long been fascinated. American-born, Paris-based erotic jewellery designer, sexual anthropologist, and … Continue reading

55th Venice Biennale Artists and Pavilions
Art / Culture

55th Venice Biennale Artists and Pavilions

Getting terribly excited about our biennial Venice art pilgrimage to the Venice Biennale. Established over a century ago and nicknamed the ‘Olympics of the Art World’, countries are designated a national pavilion and represented by an artist (or artists) who is selected or invited to participate in this prestigious cultural institution. It’s a showcase of … Continue reading

Stepping Up
Fashion

Stepping Up

You may not know his name yet but you’ve most certainly seen his shoes. At only 28 years of age the self-taught Japanese shoe designer Noritaka Tatehana has become a cult designer of extreme footwear for those who prefer their style avant-garde and unique. His gravity-defying vertiginous heel-less platform shoes are favoured by both Lady … Continue reading