Huge rubber duck in Hong Kong Harbour

You might have seen it on the news already, Hong Kong has a very special visitor. A 16 meter tall yellow rubber duck is floating in Victoria Harbour and it did not just attract media from all over the world, but also thousands of Hong Kongers and tourists. We also wanted to look at this piece of art created by the Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, but it’s not an easy task. Although everybody can go and visit the duck, it is celebrated like a pop star. We almost couldn’t get through to it, as there were hundreds or even thousands of people surrounding it taking pictures.

Fortunately it still stays in Hong Kong until June 6th, so we hop to catch a time with less people.

The kawaii yellow rubber duck - on this picture you cannot even tell how tall it really is

The kawaii yellow rubber duck – on this picture you cannot even tell how tall it really is

But as soon as there are other poeple you see that it is quite tall

But as soon as there are other people you see that it is quite tall

Hong Kong people love the 16 m high rubber duck

Hong Kong people love the 16 m high rubber duck

Inflatable art exhibition in Hong Kong

A couple of days ago a new free art exhibition started in Hong Kong. The exhibition Mobile M+: Inflation centers around huge inflatable objects designed by different artists from Asia, the USA and the UK and was already in the news all over the world. We checked it out too and it’s definitely something we haven’t seen before. Usually you see a lot of cute and kawaii exhibitions in Hong Kong, but this one rather revolves around unusual objects like roasted pigs, cockroaches or Stonehenge.

It was super interesting to check out the sculptures, especially as some even were accessible for the spectator. You could for example line up to jump a bit on the gigantic Stonehenge exhibit, which was basically a big bouncing castle. You could also walk into the belly of the roasted pig and see the rib cage as well as inflatable bacon cushions.

What do you think about the exhibition?  Would you have visited?

Families loved to jump on the Stonehenge exhibit

Families loved to jump on the Stonehenge exhibit

The whole exhibit was a huge bouncing castle

The whole exhibit was a huge bouncing castle

A gigantic inflatable roasted pig. Roasted pigs are a very typical dish at big occasions like wedding or shop openings in Hong Kong

A gigantic inflatable roasted pig. Roasted pigs are a very typical dish at big occasions like wedding or shop openings in Hong Kong

You could even enter the belly of the roasted pig

You could even enter the belly of the roasted pig

Inside you could look at the rib cage

Inside you could look at the rib cage

How spooky: A huge dead inflatable coackroach

How spooky: A huge dead inflatable cockroach

Next to the cockroach there was a pair of human legs

Next to the cockroach there was a pair of human legs

This balloon exhibit looked quite pretty

This balloon exhibit looked quite pretty

This flower exhibit was just being inflated

This flower exhibit was just being inflated

Funny Bunny exhibition in Hong Kong mall

Easter is over already, but we still want to show you a couple of pictures from this super cute exhibition we discovered in the Hong Kong Miramar Shopping Centre. It’s all about the funny bright pink MiRabbit who hides in different spots of the mall. The highlight of the exhibition can’t be hidden very well though, because it is a super huge pink sofa in the shape of the bunny. Isn’t that adorable? People are invited to chill out on the sofa and they really do, which is quite a cool sight. You can’t get to wild though and jump on the sofa, as there is a security man who makes sure that everybody behaves.

We want that sofa for our office!

We want that sofa for our office!

The huge MiRabbit sofa is indeed very comfortable

The huge MiRabbit sofa is indeed very comfortable

Lots of people like to chill on the sofa

Lots of people like to chill on the sofa

It just looks adorable

It just looks adorable

But there are also other parts of the exhibition like this funny bunny on a scooter

But there are also other parts of the exhibition like this funny bunny on a scooter

This one is looking down on the huge sofa

This one is looking down on the huge sofa

The funny poster of the exhibition

The funny poster of the exhibition

More adorable cookies from Hong Kong shop Icingland

We already showed you some Rilakkuma and Hello Kitty cookies from the Hong Kong bakery shop Icing Land, but they just have so many incredible cute cookies that we want to show you some more designs. Aren’t the Disney princesses just gorgeous? But we also like the traditional appeal by the cute lucky cat.

Super cute Litlle Twin Stars cookies

Super cute Litlle Twin Stars cookies

Kuromi and My Melody cookies

Kuromi and My Melody cookies

Super pretty Disney princess cookies

Super pretty Disney princess cookies

Chinese lucky cat cookie

Chinese lucky cat cookie

Rilakkuma at Hong Kong Marathon

On Sunday 72,000 people participated in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2013 through Hong Kong. One of them was Rilakkuma! To be honest, we did not expect to see him there as he is such a lazy bear and you have to be in very good shape to run a marathon. But in the end we were right, the lazy bear rather posed for pictures and TV cameras than focusing on the marathon. He is a lazy bear after all!

There were lots of people in funny costumes participating in the marathon, but of course Rilakkuma was the most popular character in the spotlight.

Rilakkuma poses for the cameras

Rilakkuma poses for the cameras

Running a marathon is not really Rilakkumas thing - he is just too lazy (photo: hk apple daily)

Running a marathon is not really Rilakkumas thing – he is just too lazy (photo: hk apple daily)

Romantic Chinese New Year exhibition in Hong Kong

A dream in pink. Even though the Chinese New Year celebrations are already over, there are still lots of colourful exhibitions going on in Hong Kong. In the shopping mall Langham Place we saw a very romantic one. As Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year were really close this year this installation combines both celebrations. The pink Chinese peach blossoms, peacock couples and hearts have a traditional touch, but can also be seen in the context of love. It’s no surprise that lots of couples got their pictures taken in front of the different installations.

We think the exhibition is super kawaii. Doesn’t it fit perfectly to our shop?

 

This huge peacock couple is the centre of the exhibition

This huge peacock couple is the centre of the exhibition

A pretty peacock with Chinese girls and a pinwheel, which brings good luck

A pretty peacock with Chinese girls and a pinwheel, which brings good luck

The beautiful flower heart is espcecially popular with girls

The beautiful flower heart is especially popular with girls

A more traditional Chinese scene

A more traditional Chinese scene

A beautiful flower peacock

A beautiful flower peacock

For this cute couple it is hearts all around

For this cute couple it is hearts all around

Also the entrance of the mall is decorated in pink

Also the entrance of the mall is decorated in pink

The official photo of the exhibition - even deserted it looks beautiful

The official photo of the exhibition – even deserted it looks beautiful

Chocolate Trail 2013 in Hong Kong – Part 2

We promised more and here it comes. The exhibition Chocolate Trail 2013 in the Hong Kong shopping mall Harbour City is so impressive that we took too many pictures for just one blog post. So here are more pics of the incredible objects which look like chocolate. The promotion’s theme is “Chocolate Mansion”, which is why there are so many pieces of furniture and home decor in a chocolate disguise. Do you have a favourite item?

If you want to see more pictures, check out part 1 of our Chocolate Trail visit.

What a yummy chocolate bear

What a yummy chocolate bear

The second largest installation: A giant chocolate cake

The second largest installation: A giant chocolate cake

A chocolate chandelier as tall as a man

A chocolate chandelier as tall as a man

We want to dive into this whipped cream and ice cream bath tub

We want to dive into this whipped cream and ice cream bath tub

The Chocolate Trail is super long, it goes on like this for a while

The Chocolate Trail is super long, it goes on like this for a while

The chocolate frame was a super popular photo motif

The chocolate frame was a super popular photo motif

Time to rest on a wonderful strawberry tartlet surrounded by big forks

Time to rest on a wonderful strawberry tartlet surrounded by big forks

Would you want a kawaii cake lamp shade in your home?

Would you want a kawaii cake lamp shade in your home?

The main attraction: Under this ladys dress lies a whole living room

The main attraction: Under this ladys dress lies a whole living room

A bed made from cake and cookies

A bed made from cake and cookies

This strawberry chair is already taken....by a chocolate cookie

This strawberry chair is already taken….by a chocolate cookie

Chocolate art in a chocolate frame

Chocolate art in a chocolate frame

Chinese New Year Holiday: No shipping until February 14th

Chinese New Year is a HUGE thing in Hong Kong and Asia. The ‘Year of the Snake’ starts on February 10th followed by three days of public holiday. This is basically the only time of the year where everything in Hong Kong is closed, as as many people as possible get the opportunity to be with their families.

Due to the public holidays our office will be closed from Monday, February 11th to Wednesday, February 13th. The post offices will open again on February 14th and we will ship your orders as fast as possible. Please be a little patient if you order over the holidays, we will try our best to catch up as fast as possible. You will receive a shipping confirmation as soon as we shipped your order.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Our office is closed over Chinese New Year

Our office is closed over Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year in Hong Kong with B.Duck

The cute rubber duck character B.Duck is from Hong Kong and therefore quite present here. There are quite a few shops and products that you can buy. But as all the shopping malls are currently coming up with special promotions for Chinese New Year, we spotted two special exhibitions revolving around the cute duck.

In the district Causeway Bay we saw an installation with two ducks in traditional costumes for Chinese New Year. It looked really cool. We like it when CNY promotions include lots of the traditional Chinese symbols which are important for that holiday. In the picture we took you see the ducks holding golden ingots (gold nuggets which represent money), mandarins and lots of red.

The shopping mall The One in the district Tsim Sha Tsui just started their The One x B.Duck exhibition with a couple of kawaii photo opportunities. It’s all about candy, so you’ll see B.Duck in the candy shop with donuts, lollies and chocolates.

Chinese New Year B.Ducks in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong

Chinese New Year B.Ducks in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong

The One x B.Duck exhibition at the shopping mall in Hong Kong

The One x B.Duck exhibition at the shopping mall in Hong Kong

The promotion offers a couple of fun photo opportunities with B.Duck

The promotion offers a couple of fun photo opportunities with B.Duck

Everything revolves around candy

Everything revolves around candy

A game you can play to win some prizes

A game you can play to win some prizes

Chocolate Trail 2013 in Hong Kong – Part 1

Currently the malls in Hong Kong are outdoing each other when it comes to creative installations. Again we found an incredible promotion we have to share with you. The shopping mall Harbour City started their Chocolate Trail 2013 which will be running until the end of February. There are lots of incredible chocolate items on a really long trail that leads through large parts of the mall. Unfortunately none of those things are made from real chocolate, but boy, they sure do look amazingly real and super delicious. Of course you can also buy exquisite chocolates on special booths.

We took so many pictures that we will divide this post into two parts. Next week you’ll get to see more chocolate items from the Chocolate Trail 2013.

The main attraction of the Chocolate Trail 2013: A gigantic chocolate woman

The main attraction of the Chocolate Trail 2013: A gigantic chocolate woman

Unfortunately we couldn't go into this chocolate living room

Unfortunately we couldn’t go into this chocolate living room

A dream come true: A bath tub full of ice cream and whipped cream

A dream come true: A bath tub full of ice cream and whipped cream

Gosh, how we wish that cookie was real

Gosh, how we wish that cookie was real

Super funny idea: a strawberry cake sofa

Super funny idea: a strawberry cake sofa

What is behind this chocolate door?

What is behind this chocolate door?

Chocolate and strawberries are an unbeatable combination

Chocolate and strawberries are an unbeatable combination

These chocolate curtains look so fluffy and light

These chocolate curtains look so fluffy and light

The Chocolate Trail was really long, it goes on like this for a while

The Chocolate Trail was really long, it goes on like this for a while

Of course you could also buy real chocolate

Of course you could also buy real chocolate

The real chocolates looked super delicious

The real chocolates looked super delicious

The official poster of the Chocolate Trail 2013 in Harbour City

The official poster of the Chocolate Trail 2013 in Harbour City