Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence: The Physical Embodiment of a Literary World 過不去的往事

by Fenching Wainstein 周芬青 On January 16th, the London Museum of Design published the list of nominees for its 2013 awards.  The awards––which some consider “the Oscars of Design”––recognize international design achievements in seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport.  The winners will be announced on April 17th. 倫敦設計博物院一月十六曰公布了本年度最佳設計獎的提選名單。這個設計大獎,有”設計圈的奧斯卡”之稱,將國際人士的傑出設計,分為以下七個獎項:建築,數位,服裝,傢俱,圖案,商品,運輸。得獎名單將在四月十七曰公開。 Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence (the Museum) is among the nominees … Continue reading Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence: The Physical Embodiment of a Literary World 過不去的往事

Missives 手信

by Chou Fen-ling 周芬伶 Among Hong Kong’s quaint and elegant expressions is the one for hostess gifts: 手信 or “shou-xin” [which can be literally translated as “hand missives”]. When I lived in Hong Kong, students visiting me from Macao brought local “temple pasta” that tasted like the noodles one finds in Taiwan, and had a wonderful chewiness that brought tears to my eyes. Hong Kong … Continue reading Missives 手信

Group Alchemy 化腐朽爲神奇

Group Alchemy 化腐朽爲神奇 Dusasa II, 2007 Dusasa 二號,作於二零零七年 Found aluminum, copper wire, and plastic disks 撿到的鋁片,銅線,圓塑膠片 El Anatsui, Ghanaian, 1944 安那崔,迦納人,生於一九四四年 Dusasa II, one of El Anatsui’s signature works, hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Gallery 918. 美國紐約大都會博物館的九一八畫廊掛了一件安那崔(El Anatsui) 的代表作品,Dusasa 二號。 From a distance, the wall hanging looks like a shawl made from the most exquisite cut velvet––lacy and shimmery, with the sheen of … Continue reading Group Alchemy 化腐朽爲神奇

Eataly: Where the Sons of Italy Came and Cried 令人觸景生情的「飴得利」

by Fenching Wainstein 周芬青 Eataly is a food emporium in New York City’s Flatiron District.  “Here, all sons of Italy came and cried,” quipped a friend who is married to an Italian expat.  On any given market day, Eataly is busy with locals shopping for special cooking ingredients, and tourists ogling the glistening fruits and produce,and delectable-looking paninis and sweets. But, it is at the … Continue reading Eataly: Where the Sons of Italy Came and Cried 令人觸景生情的「飴得利」

An Old Street 老街

by Chou Fen-ling 周芬伶 The area lies where Qi-Qi merges with Da-Li-Wu-Ri. Along Ming-Quan Boulevard West, that divides the two areas, there are dense outcroppings of luxury high-rise condos on one side, and on the other the old streets of Nan-Tun. I remember my first visit here. High above, in one of those condos, I listened to the real estate broker’s sales pitch. “Convenient shopping … Continue reading An Old Street 老街