25 Hong Kong designers you need to know – TimeOut Magazine
November 21st, 2012
Interview

Henry was selected as “25 Hong Kong designers you need to know” by the TimeOut Magazine.

The rest of the designers are Hung Lam, Eddy Yu, Eric Chan, Michael Young, Lee Chi-wing, Tat@GraphicAirlines, Freeman Lau, Andre Fu, Danielle Huthart, Michael Lau, Clement Yick, Choi Kim-hung, Ken Lo, Stanley Wong, Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu, Javin Mo, SK Lam, Douglas Young, Carrie Chau, Benny Au, Tommy Li, Kan Tai-keung and Alan Chan.

The Five Colors Blind the Eyes – Soundtracking #JohnCage4’33” exhibition
November 2nd, 2012
Art Exhibition Installation

Henry created the work “The Five Colors Blind the Eyes” for Soundtracking #JohnCage4’33” exhibition. The work exhibits in K11 from 1st Nov 2012 to 11th Nov 2012.
The Five Colors Blind the Eyes
The work 4’33” by John Cage performed 4 minutes and 33 seconds of silence and tranquility. Without the use of any instruments, the natural occurrences of sounds in the environment become auditory. From Chapter 12 of Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching, “The five colors blind the eyes. The five tones deafen the ears.” Seeking for sounds of the melodic results in a dampened sense of hearing; the eagerness to hear results in deaf of the truth and whole. “The five colors blind the eyes” is a website that changes its color 50 times per second, aiming to create a dizzying effect – behind the flamboyant colors are, in fact, a torture for the eyes.
五色令人盲
John Cage 作品 4′33″ 演繹了 4分33秒的寂靜。沒有樂器,但反而聽到了環境中自然存在的聲音。《老子》十二章中的 「五色令人目盲,五音令人耳聾」,也在說過於追求精彩的樂音,反而會令聽覺遲鈍。追求聽得到的,反而聽不到更真和更多。「五色令人盲」是一個1 秒 50 次的顏色變化的網站,目的是制造目眩的效果。美艷色彩背後,其實是對眼睛的折磨。
Venue: Tsim Sha Tsui K11 Art Mall B2
Exhibition Period: 1st November-11th November (12 Noon-10 pm Everyday)
Free Admission
地點: 尖沙咀 K11 購物藝術館
展出時間: 11月1日至11日 (中午12時至下午10時)

See the online version of the work: http://www.pillandpillow.com/433/

TEDxKowloon
October 12th, 2012
Interview Music Performance Teaching+Talks

Henry 被邀請成為 TEDxKowloon 講者之一。 將會聯同 Gaybird 作新媒體音樂表演。

Milk #586

Lane Crawford – Fashion Night Out
September 30th, 2012
App Installation Work

We’ve created an iPad app for “Lane Crawford – Fashion Night Out”. The lucky draw programme stores customer’s data and generates a coupon through an interactive experience which resembles the campaign’s video directed by Nick Knight.

Hong Kong Design Legacy and Beyond – The 70 Fruitful Years of Kan Tai-keung
September 27th, 2012
Website Work

We’ve created the website of “The 70 Fruitful Year of Kan Tai-keung”. The event includes 3 exhibitions and feature 35 designers who create new works in response to “Uncle Kan”‘s design and artworks.
Link: http://www.kandesign70.com/

School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong
August 30th, 2012
Website Work

School of Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong, renewed their faculty site. Presented a new approach to media school website interface with a moving background. The background was generated based on the new campus’s architectural slope and form unpredictable shape. The research websites ALiVE lab and ACIM also share the same design, however different color schemes were applied to differentiate from the School website.
Link: http://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/

Mobile version of the website

Po’s Atelier
August 24th, 2012

We are going to do a small website for Po’s Atelier. Jonathan Leijonhufvud brought us some fresh bread from the bakery.

Design, I Say
August 22nd, 2012
Website Work

Design, I Say” 是我們最新作品,是一個網上平台,讓大家發表對設計的想法。
概念上我們用了 “Forgotten War” 中留言版配合地圖的想念。每一個留言都會變成了一張便利貼,並用便利貼拼出一個香港的地圖。留言可以是關於文化、生活、思維或未來等等,也可以在這個平台發表。
Link: Design, I Say

Henry 早前接受了本地字體設計師 Julius Hui 於《Milk》雜誌專欄的訪問,訪問已於今期刊出。

DESIGN360° N.39
June 5th, 2012
Interview

今期 DESIGN360° 的主題是”參與設計” (Participatory Design)。這和互動設計不同,不單只局限於“會動”的層次,更重要是參與者和用家的角色變化。參與者也可以是創造者。參與設計也不一定需要電腦扮演人工智能的角色,可以是一個裝了滑輪的巨型畫筆,也可以一幅裝了線和釘子的牆。當然一些概念還是要依靠科技去成全。參與設計最吸引之處在於其連鎖式的感染力,當加入了參與者的創意,作品便產生更多的型態吸引更多的參與者。

90°Vision視野有 Daito Manabe, Matt Pyke 和 我們的專訪。

HKDA Global Design Awards 2011 Hong Kong Best Seminar
June 1st, 2012
Teaching+Talks

Henry 獲邀出席由香港設計師協會主辦的「香港最佳設計」得獎者分享研討會。本次研討會由王紹強老師主席,有 8 位「香港最佳設計」得獎者分享並交流心得。

「香港設計師協會環球設計大獎2011」増設了一個獎項類別,名為「Hong Kong Best」(香港最佳設計),目的是希望藉著是次比賽平台,選出在不同的設計類別中的香港最佳設計。在是次研討會,香港設計師協會將邀請當中8位得獎者到廣州與廣州和深圳的設計師相互切磋,交流並進,了解兩地業甽現況及發展前景,開拓視野。

香港設計師除了以「環球設計大獎2011」作為推廣設計的平台外,也致力推廣設計在生活中的重要性。因此,在大獎舉行期間,香港設計師協會也同時推出了「Hong Kong A+」的網上選舉活動,希望引發大眾一同檢閱設計與生活的關聯性。任何對設計有興趣的公眾也可以上載自己喜愛的香港設計到社交網站「Hong Kong A+」的版面跟志同道合的朋友一起分享和評論,得分最高的20個香港設計將會列入「Hong Kong A+」的名單內。而本次的研討會中,香港設計師協會將展示多個在網上票選得分最高的香港設計,一同與廣州和深圳的設計界朋友分享。

大會海報

Chocolate rain – Prudence Mak

廣州美術學院 900人報告廳

校長正在深思中

蔡劍虹

taekwondo x design

Thomas Siu and his cutest character typography design

Henry talked about his music apps collection

Live demo of SoundGyro

Javin Mo presented 110 slides in 10 minutes

Q&A