Category Archives: design

Artist talk Thu June 15, 2023 at 6pm

I’ll be doing an artist talk as part of the programming for the Carve Wind Chase exhibition. Carving Identity: (un)Making Myths & Monsters Thur June 15, 2023 6-7pm Mary E. Black Gallery, 1061 Marginal Road, Halifax Who are we inside,… Continue reading

Category art, canada, design, events, graphics, halifax, wood, work

Wood shop residency at the Centre for Craft

I’m in the last week of my airCRAFT residency at the Centre for Craft, where I’ve had a bench in the wood shop since mid-September. The months have flown by! Here’s a snapshot with the other two residents, Ivan Flores… Continue reading

Category art, canada, design, events, halifax, sculpture, wood, work

Happy Rabbit!

Gung Hei Fat Choi! Happy Chinese New Year! Best Wishes for a healthy, wealthy and Happy Year of the Rabbit!

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Icehotel 33

Here are the official photos of our art suite at Icehotel Sweden, called High Score, taken by Asaf Kliger. Check back to see some of our own candid shots after we’ve had a chance to sort through our devices! >>… Continue reading

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VANS Mentorship Program

Super happy and excited to have been selected to participate in the Visual Arts Nova Scotia Mentorship Program! Can’t wait to get started. Detailed information about the program and participants: >> VANS Mentorship Program 2022-2023 If you’re an artist in… Continue reading

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Icehotel Sweden – High Score

We’re doing our third art suite for Icehotel Sweden – can’t wait to see old friends again with the adrenaline rush of sculpting ice and snow 200km north of the Arctic Circle! High Score Enter the time-space continuum of High… Continue reading

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Happy Tiger!

Gung Hei Fat Choi! Happy Chinese New Year! Best Wishes for a healthy, wealthy and Happy Year of the Tiger!

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ELEKTROSHIBAI: picture storymobile

New video up on our YouTube channel… an introduction to a new community art project called Elektroshibai, which is transported by our Elektrokatze bicycle. Elektroshibai is based on kamishibai (紙芝居), a form of street theatre from Japan using paper picture… Continue reading

Category art, canada, design, education, elektrokatze, elektroshibai, events, graphics, halifax, kamishibai, life, tools

MFA Thesis Show: Portal

Portal  |  Sonia Chow  exploring access, storytelling, dreams Interdisciplinary artist / designer Sonia Chow interrogates communication and codes, identity, tactile materials and processes.  This installation sets the entry point for a series of ambiguous moments.  Is this scene situated in… Continue reading

Category architecture, art, canada, design, events, halifax, life

Branding and Entrepreneurship in Hospitality

Huschang was invited to give a lecture on Entrepreneurship within the Hospitality Sector to the communities of Chinese Academy of Art (Hangzhou, China) and Brand University for Applied Science (Hamburg, Germany). This online talk took place on November 18, in English… Continue reading

Category architecture, business, canada, china, design, education, events, germany, hospitality, product

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

Category art, canada, covid19, design, halifax, random pairs


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

Category art, design, fashion, graphics, jewellery, small treasures / simple pleasures, textiles, unexpected

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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