The Man Behind the Tower

Published for TALK Magazine in September 2010 Mark Hemel TALKs ‘supermodel’ politics. Perched 610m above Guangzhou’s Pearl River (well, 600m actually, but we’ll get to that later), the Guangzhou TV Tower enjoys the ‘tallest tower in the world’ title, handedly beating out long-time titleholder the CN Tower in Toronto. Architects Mark Hemel and Barbara Kuit… Continue reading The Man Behind the Tower

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Icons of South China Fashion

Published for Paper Magazine in September 2011 It's no secret that South China’s not really known for its bustling fashion scene. High-profile runway shows are few and far between, yet a scene exists and believe it or not, it’s quite vibrant in its own unique, subtle way. ‘Nan Pai’ (Southern style) is an identity among… Continue reading Icons of South China Fashion

Did You Know?

Published for TALK Magazine in March 2009 Perez Hilton[isms] Being American gossip maven and bloganista Perez Hilton is a very divisive profession, so it’s not surprising that the man occasionally needs to get away from it all. Recently Hilton visited China for some much needed rest and relaxation. Here’s what the man himself had to say… Continue reading Did You Know?