Tag Archives: housing

Hong Kong pop up books by Kit Lau

During my 2016 visit to Hong Kong I dropped into a few local bookshops on the hunt for something a big unusual, and I hit gold – the book ‘Hong Kong Pop-Up’ by illustrator, designer, and paper engineer Kit Lau. […]

Continue reading

Posted in Transport | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Another look at Hong Kong’s mosaic tiled buildings

Last year I asked the question – “Why does Hong Kong love mosaic tiles?” Thankfully I am now closer to the answer, after I found an academic paper dedicated to the study of wall finishes in Hong Kong and the progressive change from paint to mosaic tiles. So why did the city make the change?

Laundry day in Hong Kong Continue reading

Posted in Everyday Life | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Hong Kong loves mosaic tiles

One of the things people always notice about the Mass Transit Railway in Hong Kong is the mosaic tiles that line the walls. But why is everything else in the city also covered with the tiles?

Tsuen Wan station sign Continue reading

Posted in Everyday Life | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments