Fighting the grey…

So one thing we’ve realised about Hong Kong in the two weeks we’ve been living here, is that despite all the fantastic sides to the city, it really is basically just one big grey concrete montrosity.  There are a bunch of cool modern glass skyscrapers in Central and plenty of green forest up on the Peak, but the actual city is largely pretty un-aesthetically pleasing, at least in day time.  Here is one of the many examples I could use to illustrate my point:

Yeesh, that’s bad – this is opposite our apartment block, ha.

It’s a whole other kettle of fish once you’re inside these buildings, however.  Which is very fortunate, otherwise I think I would have hotfooted it outta here already…

One element of interior design that really stands out against this backdrop of, um, horrendousness (is that a word?) are the vertical gardens that I’ve seen more and more of around the place, most notably in Sevva the other week:


So I thought I’d take another look at this quirky design feature again today, after my round up last year.  I’d be pretty happy to add any of these puppies to our home.

(credits: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 )   

I vote more vertical gardens in Hong Kong!


  1. Hi there! Just found your comment on my blog, which for some reason WordPress had squirreled away as Spam. How silly! Anyways, thank you so much for the kind comment! I agree, vertical gardens are wonderful. Off I go to subscribe to your lovely blog. 🙂

  2. emily b says:

    Love Vertical Gardens – thanks for sharing. I plan on adding some to my country home, but I have to do a bit more reaserch…I will write about it on my blog for sure. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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