Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
Film

Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

I look forward with giddy anticipation to every Wes Anderson film. The Texan-born director has brought us The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, and more recently, Moonrise Kingdom, each one bringing to life Anderson’s idiosyncratic vision with a cast of quirky, dysfunctional, odd-ball characters, technicolour palette, and lush cinematography … Continue reading

Clockenflap 2013
Music

Clockenflap 2013

Happy New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi! Several new year celebrations have been and gone, and recoveries have been dealt with. Lots of catching up to do on post-ism. Earlier in December I was fortunate enough to not only attend Clockenflap, Hong Kong’s largest outdoor music festival, on the West Kowloon harbour front, but also … Continue reading

Casa Barragán
Architecture

Casa Barragán

Standing in a quiet humble suburb of Tacubaya, Mexico City, from the street Casa Luis Barragán looks unremarkable; another concrete-like fortress that, along with the contrasting beautiful bright colonial residences, seems to define the urban landscape of Mexico City. But step inside and you will understand why this building is considered a modern architectural masterpiece … Continue reading

Jewels by JAR
Jewellery / Luxury

Jewels by JAR

JAR is not a household name like Tiffany or Cartier. This is the way its founder Joel Arthur Rosenthal intends it. Famously reclusive, terribly exclusive, this Harvard educated New York-born Paris-based jeweller has deservedly been called “the Faberge of our time”. He doesn’t do interviews (I tried), doesn’t lend pieces to celebrities or socialities, and … Continue reading