Founder Patricia Choi said that her motto for establishing Wontonmeen place was to have “a creative hub for like-minded people to meet and mingle.” Choi, a designer, converted an old Lai Chi Kok apartment into an artistic building comprised of a hostel, a shop, a gallery, a studio and an event space. If you’re an artist and basically someone who appreciates and loves to bask in great art, then this is the place for you.
100ft Park is located at the ground floor, and it is an open space gallery where behind it sits Hollicycle where you can get your legs flexing by renting a bike for $20 per hour. In the Wontonmeen building, the entire space is decorated with paintings, vintage furniture, and artsy things you can find.
Once you step inside, their so-called “living room” also usually hosts film screenings, music performances, and even parties to welcome you. It’s a perfect blend of everything visually alluring. It’s not just a place where art is made, but it is also where art lives. Wontonmeen derives its name from the terms “wonton” (dumpling) and “meen” (noodles in Cantonese), since it manages to also showcase its truly Hong Kong-style neighborhood.
Other things to see include the following:
- Lab by Dimension + is located at the 1/F. It’s an art space where you are free to artistically create whatever you want and experience a pure “Made in Hong Kong” craft.
- Littlemansharing is located at the 2/F. It houses talented designers and illustrators that can assist you in branding, marketing and communications among other things.
- Yan Chan resides at the 6/F. Much like littlemansharing, Yan Chan is a graphic designer, illustrator and art director who has worked for brands like H&M, Zara and Topshop.
- Akif Hakan Celebi is also located at the 6/F. He is a photographer whose clients include Harper’s Bazaar (Turkey), Vice Magazine (US), and Asia’s Next Top Model.
For more of their events, check out: http://wontonmeen.com/events.html
Their hostel includes everything that you need (the very typical Airbnb essentials) and only cost $159 a week. For more info, check out: http://wontonmeen.com/hostel.html
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More for info check out Wontonmeen’s very creative website: http://wontonmeen.com/index.html