A living network that promotes and supports the small businesses and community initiatives that are crucial to the well-being of our neighborhoods.

When in doubt support the little guy

“When in doubt support the little guy.” Of course, this is sometimes not so easy in our daily lives.  And no wonder, since the big brands and big businesses want … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Art for Everyone in Shenzhen

Before you recoil in horror that the artist is actually stepping on the painting – recall that not all art needs to be so hallowed. Art-against-high-culture is alive and well … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Rice Container, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

This is what store keepers at traditional general goods store (集貨店) or rice shop in Hong Kong used to store and sell rice. This one is quite beat-up as you … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Khmer Ceramics Fine Arts Center, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Since this ceramics center is right next to Pho Yong, I decided to check it out. Turns out they make some nice stuff. Their workshop is right out front, and … Continue reading

February 6, 2012 · Leave a comment


I sometimes sell my clothing and accessories by consignment at Select 18, a vintage shop in Central/ Sheung Wan.  At Select 18 we came across Hiddengem , a line of leather … Continue reading

January 14, 2012 · Leave a comment