Category Archive: Pop up shop

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SOIL at Square Street

After a few months preparation, our little craft store has now been open. We are so grateful to Edith (Cloth Haven) for allowing us to share her studio space at Square Street in… Continue reading

Something Old, Something New

Everything has its own beauty, If, we are willing to discover. Sometimes, an old object values beyond the others, That its presence indicates how people lived and created in the past. As the… Continue reading


This umbrella we brought all the way from Bagan is made from a shiny, synthetic fabric secured to a lacquered bamboo frame articulated by a maze of overlapping, brightly coloured silk threads. The patterns are… Continue reading

Our Collaborators

SOIL could not have been brought to life without the advice and support of many people. We’re indebted to everyone here for all contributions, encouragement and inspirations… Benny Lau, Chris Lo, So-hing Chau,… Continue reading


January 2012 Expedition to Bagan, Burma April – June 2012 First Pop Up Store at Sau Wa Fong, Wanchai September – October 2012 “Burmese Days – A Timeline” Exhibition at YY9 Gallery, Happy Valley… Continue reading

Our first ever pop up shop

We’re proud to host our first-ever pop up shop, bringing together crafts from independent artists and designers based in Hong Kong. A special collection of lacquerware from Burma will also be featured. Our… Continue reading

An antique of the future by Black Elephant Studio in Bagan

SOIL is glad to present a special collection of Black Elephant lacquerware at our first pop up shop. These items are available in Hong Kong for the first time. Black Elephant studio was… Continue reading

This is how we started …

We know each other for 20 years. (ya?  I don’t really notice this number before this note) It’s at the beginning of our career. As most of friendship, we go on our own path… Continue reading

A Paradox

Sorta feels good…. but once I get going… then I like, forget everything. And… Like I feel a change in my whole body. And I’ve got this fire in my body. I’m just… Continue reading