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Eames Elephants at Aluminium Opening

Today I went w/ T down to the new 'Aluminum Urban Living'  shop on Lyndhurst Terrace.   As you saw in my previous blog and Andrew's blog,  alivenotdead.com participated in a fundraiser art event for the 'Ambassadors of Design' industry group here in HK.  They had 10 artists decorate elephant stools originally designed by Charles and Ray Eames. (who as you can see from that Wikipedia page, were super famous in the mid-20ths century design world).   This is the piece:or rather a mini-version of it.They're going to auction off the artist's work online at detour.hk til Dec. 18th if you see one you really really like. ;-)Here's a few shots i took of some of the pieces -  Michael Young's.  which is made up of folded newspaper origami on the ears.  must have taken a lot of time! Andre Fu's elephant.  much more practical, he has a pocket and a cushion (is it a saddle?)This one is screaming 'Asterialand' to me, because of course I recognize it as Alice Chan's work.  (it was the eyes that gave it away!) ;-)Four of the pieces were done by design students.this is my favorite.  Very Hong Kong... can anyone identify what its supposed to be?Our friends at Shyalalamade one too.  Theirs is definitely the most huggable.Our contribution. (that's me and Trina and Yeelin from Shyalala who helped us get involved)  Since Andrew is in China for work, we had to represent the work as alivenotdead.com.  Terence luckily was available so he did an interview with Apple Daily about the event and our participation in it.Since Andrew did all the actual painting (after we agreed on the concept, etc),  T had to study up on the details of his work before the interview so the reporter couldn't stump him with a random technical question about the paint used, etc. :-DThanks to David Chiu at Aluminium for hosting us and thanks to Vitamin Water for the free drinks. ;-)I hope there are more events like this in the future.

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roast pig?
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Yummy
Is it breathing fire?
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I immediately thought of a lion in the lion dances - they always wear undersized hats. This elephant is a lion dancer wannabe. Final answer.
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Nice work by Andrew and interesting concept.
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A true friend is one who reps his friend`s and his company`s work with intelligence and preparation. Andrew must have been grateful to have Terence as the spokesperson.
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very cool!!!! =)
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Oh, it's cute!
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Oh, this one is really cute!!!! =D
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Jrs 8c 1405439596528
Nice pic! Yeah, Andrew's elephant! =D
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Desmondso
Roast pig at wedding banquet.
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I love the fluffy one!
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VERY NICE^^
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All are quite impressive, a lot of work has gone into them. I like this one .
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This will look good in any office's front reception foyer.
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Good idea. I like it.
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Must be popular with little girls.
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No way lion. Definitely roast pig complete with foil to catch the dripping.
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I like Andrew's best.
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FYI all - yes, its supposed to be a roast pig, HK style!
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来年はゾウ年?=^・ω・^=
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