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A Culturally-rich Honeypot | Shanghai Street Studios

Located in the culturally-rich precinct of Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, lies Shanghai Street Studios, a brand new creative space established as a platform to engage local artists and designers through creative and socio-cultural projects.

Founded by photographer Martin Cheung and local designer and beekeeper Michael Leung, Shanghai Street Studios attempts to reconnect like-minded individuals by organizing simple DIY workshops that function more as a get together amongst friends than anything else. Previous efforts have included a honey candle-making workshop, while the upcoming workshop (taking place on the 30 of July) would aid participants in making a pinhole camera and in shooting a few pictures. Another of their projects takes on a more environmental slant as they actively upcycle and source for local packaging. Some things age well with time, and design and packaging clearly fall under that category for the owners of Shanghai Street Studios.

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the roaring city streets of Hong Kong, the studio interior is intimate and nostalgic, and wouldn’t have looked out of place as the setting for a Wong Kar Wai film. Having described itself as a ‘honeypot’, the studio essentially functions as a cozy respite from life as busy worker bees in allowing participants to blow off steam by indulging themselves creatively.

Having been established only recently, Shanghai Street Studios still has plenty of room to grow and expand and from the way things are going, we’re pretty confident they are on the right track.

– Yishu

To find out more about Shanghai Street Studios, visit www.shanghaistreetstudios.org



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