Capturing Couture

September 11, 2012By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

The meeting between a great photographer and a mythical couture house has manifested in a spectacular recently released coffee table book. ‘Dior Couture’ by Patrick Demarchelier presents a photographic retrospective of the Dior Haute Couture collections, from the first show in 1947 to today. The book comprises a portfolio of portraits of over one hundred … Read More

Short Stays 2.0 by The Opposite House

September 6, 2012By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE, EAT 1 Comment

Floating by Tawei Wang The Nearness of You by Xiao Li Tan Honeymoon Suite by Zao Wang (jump to the end of the post if you’re in China and without a VPN) The Opposite House announces the release of Short Stays 2, a continuation of the Short Stays film project where independent Chinese directors imagine … Read More

Man On A Mission

September 3, 2012By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

As a young man Richard (Ric) O’Barry built a career training dolphins in captivity for television, but the death of a beloved dolphin sparked a relentless 40-year campaign to save other dolphins from the same fate. Ric O’Barry is a man on a mission. He has been campaigning tirelessly on the behalf of cetaceans (dolphins) … Read More