Hunn Wai for Mein Studio Gallery: Ping-Pong Dining Table

Shanghai-based (and Design Academy Eindhoven-trained) designer Hunn Wai's new Ping-Pong table for Mein Studio's Gallery space takes Ping Pong back to its Victorian roots as an after dinner game played in dining rooms. Made with Corian, the table top-cum-playing surface features a Rococo design routed from the material and filled with gold lacquer. Hand-lathed wood legs are a nod to the original. We asked Wai …

Liu Jianhua: Dream In Conflict

Chinese artist Liu Jianhua has built a model of the Shanghai skyline using just poker chips and dice. Widely known for his quirky ceramic sculptures, his exhibition Dream in Conflict has just been opened at the Galleria Continua in Italy and features Unreal Scene amongst other works bordering on the surreal. Dream In Conflict Through 24 January 2009 Galleria Continua Via del Castello 11 San …

Nankeen Bags and Accessories

With their deep blue hue, bold graphics and contrast lining, Two zippered interior pockets (why just have one?) are useful, as are wide handles that work both over the shoulder and carried in hand. Without being overly bulky, the generous size accommodates a weekend or longer, even allowing me to stash a gallon water bottle when I was in a pinch. I also like the …