Category Archives: Green

Feeding the Masses

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Xinxing Preparation for my cousin’s wedding lunch banquet in his old village home. 40 tables, 8-10 guests per table. Dinner and lunch the day before consisted of the organs and less tasty food. Dinner after



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War and Peace

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Waterfall Bay Look up and there is the Peak’s Bel-Air skyscraper, turn around left and there is an old Beach Defence Unit (Pillbox 006 and Lyon Light), turn around right and there is a small



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Poolside

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Wa Fu The locals have created their own open air swimming pool on the coast. Minimalist design and minimal maintenance costs. Steps and handrail enables easy access in and out of the South China Sea, a covered



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Dedicated Energy

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Labrang Monastery 3km kora, 1174 prayer wheels. If each of these were linked up to a generator, would that be enough electricity to power the city? 3km kora, repeated prostration. If every movement was collected



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Weaving to the Future

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Tongde Last year I met Klaas who runs AmdoCraft (See post “Craft for Change”). This year I returned to stay with one of the Tibetan families he works with. After Zigdo proudly shows us some of the



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Tailor-Designed

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Ulaanbaatar When is a dress more than just a dress? When it takes a day browsing Moron’s black market to select 2 beautiful and complementary fabrics. When you travel with this fabric to the next



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Num Sum

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Dulaankhaan Boldbaatar runs one of the three remaining traditional bow and arrow (num sum) workshops in Mongolia. Custom-designed and hand-created, he uses old working methods to manipulate a mixture of traditional and modern materials. Admittedly,



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Across the Water

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Peng Chau No cars, no shopping malls, no artificial frozen yoghurt fads. This island village is only half an hour by ferry from Hong Kong island, what a difference some distance by seawater makes.  



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On the Rocks

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Long Dong, Taiwan A higher perspective



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Sunshine Food

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Shaoguan Harnessing sun power to preserve food and intensify flavour.



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