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Happy Ox!

February 12th is Chinese New Year! Gung Hei Fat Choi! Best Wishes for a healthy, wealthy and Happy Year of the Ox!

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Life imitates art

Trevor Noah featured a clip from “Ontario, Canada” on his show yesterday about a social distancing hug contraption. Looks like a less-fluffy variation of the work I showed at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in December. Here’s my work “Armed” –… Continue reading

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January 25th is Chinese New Year! Gung Hei Fat Choi! Best Wishes for a healthy, wealthy and happy Year of the Rat!

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Happy 2020!

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A new Instagram account for my non-commercial art work, beginning with work-in-progress snaps of SuperKatt Custom Cut — a motorcycle vest made from the denim jacket I bought new as a teenager and wore until the collar and cuffs became… Continue reading

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The Goddess Project

Sonia’s work is being featured in a group show at Gallery 21 in Norfolk, Virginia. The Goddess Project is a diverse collection of art by 20 women, featuring a wide variety of art media, including painting, photography, sculpture, mosaic, textiles… Continue reading

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Beyond belated HAPPY DOG!

Our CNY greeting from 2018 is beyond belated, but we decided to share it just the same. Look at those floppy ears! :-)

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Gung Hei Fat Choi! Belated Happy Year of the Pig! We’ve been busy getting settled in our new life and will be catching up on news and projects… Meanwhile if you haven’t already, follow us on Instagram :-)

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CBC Arts

We’ve been featured on CBC Arts – The Exhibitionists series. Shot on the last few days of work on our new art suite, The Tao of Cat, at ICEHOTEL Sweden. Shot by Mattias Löw with sound by Reshma Mansuri Löw.… Continue reading

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It’s been a long while since our last post. After 5 years in Japan and 11 years in Hong Kong, we have moved again… We’re in Canada now – in Halifax, to be precise, on the beautiful east coast! As… Continue reading

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Cat’s Cradle in Canadian news: The Chronicle Herald

We’re pleased to have received more coverage from Canada – this time from The Chronicle Herald, Canada’s largest independently-owned newspaper. It’s based in Halifax, which is also home of NSCAD where I did my design degree. Happy to have Haligonian… Continue reading

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Education and Public Speaking

We believe in sharing knowledge. In addition to organizing the PechaKucha Night series for Hong Kong, we look for ways to help the next generation of thinkers and creators. Here are some of the universities and design organizations who have… Continue reading

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Cat’s Cradle in Canadian news: The Globe and Mail

We’ve been picked up by the Canadian press! Online in the Design section of Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail – my go-to print publication when I’m home. Thank you Gayle MacDonald, for the interview! >> The Globe and… Continue reading

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PechaKucha App

Get your daily PechaKucha fix! The nice folks at PechaKucha Night HQ have been busy making a new app which was launched on February 20, just in time to mark the 14th anniversary of the first event in Tokyo. >>… Continue reading

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Cat’s Cradle in Swedish news

Norrbottens Kuriren, the oldest newspaper in Swedish Lapland, included Cat’s Cradle in its coverage. The printed version was published on December 28, 2016 (see below). The title Mer konst att se i Jukkasjärvi means “More art to see in Jukkasjärvi”… Continue reading

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Cat‘s Cradle: The Making of an Art Suite for ICEHOTEL Sweden

Our first video is up on our new YouTube channel! In December 2016, we built an art suite for ICEHOTEL Sweden, in Jukkasjärvi – a cool 200km north of the Arctic Circle. Take a peek behind the scenes at 14… Continue reading

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Our new YouTube Channel

Subscribe to our freshly set up YouTube channel!

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ICEHOTEL catalogue hot off the press!

If you follow us on Instagram, then you know about our adventures with ICEHOTEL Sweden. If not, here’s the scoop in a nutshell: we designed an art suite for ICEHOTEL’s annual international art symposium / hotel made of ice, which… Continue reading

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Happy Rooster!

Gung Hei Fat Choi! We’ve been posting on Instagram, and neglecting our blog… but better late than never – extremely belated Best Wishes for a healthy, wealthy and happy Year of the Rooster!

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Velo 3rd Gear: Bicycle Culture and Stories

ELEKTROKATZE has been featured in Velo 3rd Gear, the latest bicycle book by Gestalten! :-)

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Happy Monkey!

Gung Hei Fat Choi! Happy Chinese New Year! Best Wishes for a healthy, wealthy and fun-filled Year of the Monkey!

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PechaKucha Night HK Vol 26 – Look who’s talking

Mark it down! >> PechaKucha Night Hong Kong: Tuesday, December 1, 8-10pm, in collaboration with deTour 2015 at PMQ. >> RSVP on the Facebook event page Alberto Cipriani, Associate at RAD Ltd. (Research Architecture Design), will present a building renovation… Continue reading

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Katze Customs in the press…

A belated thank you to Jasmine Chan at TimeOut HK for the interview on ELEKTROKATZE! A few editorial mishaps but happy for the press just the same! :-) (Photo: Calvin Sit)

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A bit of press for PechaKucha…

A belated but hearty thank you to Pop Fugitives (Paul Haswell and Carolyn Wright) for the live interview on RTHK Radio 3 on August 2, and to Coconuts HK for the quick piece on July 31… Really appreciate the help… Continue reading

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