One of the best things about being in Hong Kong as a designer is the endless (or what appears to be) supplies of buttons, fabrics and all things shiny.
I had to make a trip to ShamShuiPo, the district devoted to trims and fabrics to pick up supplies I needed. What I love most though is not the newest button but the old signage, the crowds bustling around junk stalls and my new favourite the pawn shops.
The locals draw me quizzical looks as they don't quite see why I am so fascinated in something so old and tarnished.
I can't help it, I'm a sucker for history. How about you?