Sunday, June 27, 2021

JD News Roundup

JD News Roundup

JD News

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS 

JD Logistics JD has established Tibet's largest smart logistics center, after over 100 automated ground vehicles (AGVs) were put into use in the 27,000 square-meter logistics center in Lhasa, on Jun. 9. 

The AGVs are supporting the sales surge during the ongoing 618 Grand Promotion. JD is upgrading the service of its autonomous delivery vehicles during the ongoing 618 Grand Promotion period. Simultaneously, 30 new Level-4 autonomous vehicles were put into use in Changshu, Jiangsu province on Jun. 10. 

International Business JD launched its first cargo flight between China and the US on Jun. 7, following the recent launch of its China-Thailand charter flight in May 28. The China-US route will be an “end-to-end fully self-operated route to facilitate the transport of quality Chinese products to the US and vice versa,” said Stard Huang, president of JD International Logistics. 

Retail JD and Walmart have launched a new omni-channel marketing model called "Jing-Wo New Initiative," which will make use of JD's strength in omni-channel and supply chain middle platform to help brands integrate product launching resources across all channels, expanding new products' touch points and exposure among customers, and more. 

Walmart will leverage its 400+ stores across the country, its online stores including several Walmart flagship stores (both first-party and third-party modes) and more to support the program. As China’s income levels and quality of life rises, so too has its electronics consumption index, according to a new report released by JD Data Research Institute and Xinhua News Agency on Jun. 9. 

Consumers are paying more attention to product quality and being more willing to try and embrace new product categories. Technology "DC/EP has accelerated the cycle for currency settlements, thus lowering a company's operational cost," said Fei Peng, head of the DC/EP program at JD Technology, in an interview with Chinese National TV on June 8. JD Industrial Technology, a division under JD that provides enterprise clients with industrial products and services, has helped Guangzhou Property Management Industry Association build a digital procurement platform aimed at alleviating pressure of property management enterprises in the city in procuring protective supplies during the ongoing COVID-19 resurgence. 

Health JD Health announced plans to partner with Contract Research Organization (CRO) and other pharmaceutical companies on Wednesday (June 10) in Beijing to launch an online clinical trial patient recruitment center to further accelerate the process of new drugs approving and marketing, and make it convenient for patients to find clinical trial projects online both quickly and precisely

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Pirata Group Announces Details of Inaugural PICI PASTA RUN

Pirata Group Announces Details of Inaugural PICI PASTA RUN First-of-its-kind virtual race has guests enjoying pasta while navigating to each Hong Kong-island Pici Pasta Bar, all for a charitable cause

Pirata Group Announces Details of Inaugural PICI PASTA RUN
香港餐飲集團 Pirata Group 今天以「Eat Pasta, Run Faster」的信念宣布將於 2021 年 6 月 26 日星期六舉辦首屆 Pici Pasta Run。以剛剛在堅尼地城開設第六間分店的Pici而命名,邀請客人身穿奇趣的團隊主題服裝穿梭於港島三間 Pici Pasta Bar,一同享受運動和意大利美食帶來的樂趣。 

參賽者可以透過 runnerreg.com 以四人一組報名,並從三個時段中選擇起步時間,以符合社交距離及令活動更安全。活動將以位於灣仔進教圍 16 號的首間Pici作為起點,每位參賽者都會在此獲得一份免費的新鮮手製意大利麵作為早餐補充能量。之後參賽者必須以自己的方法前往位於鴨巴甸街 24 號的中環Pici,在此可以享用經典意大利小食,然後可以選擇沿海旁前往位於加多近街 55 號的全新堅尼地城Pici作為終點,這裡備有飲品、甜點和更多驚喜.

Pici Pasta Run 將會是第一場不是以速度而決勝負的賽跑,勝出的反而會是最有創意和最別開生面地打扮的團隊,獎品包捨金獎—四人團隊每人一個月免費意大利麵、銀獎—每人一星期免費意大利麵,以及銅獎—免費早午餐,所有獎品均可在香港六間 Pici Pasta Bar 中換領,而所有完成三個關卡的參賽隊伍都會在活動結束後獲得一系列限定Pici紀念品和獎牌。

Pici Pasta Run 將開放給所有年齡和背景人士,費用為每位港幣200 元,所有費用將捐給本地註冊慈善機構Mind HK,該慈善機構致力提高香港大眾對心理健康的認知

緊湊結構 非凡表現 徠卡APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH.鏡頭設置全新基準

緊湊結構 非凡表現 徠卡APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH.鏡頭設置全新基準

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徠卡相機公司發佈迄今為止光學性能最佳的M鏡頭-徠卡APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH.鏡頭。與大獲成功的徠卡APO-Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH.鏡頭一樣,這一次徠卡的產品設計師依舊恪守了「鑄就極致成像性能,絕不妥協」的原則,但是與以前不同的是,此次推出的新鏡頭採用了廣角的35mm焦段。這款成像細節銳利的鏡頭不止著眼於當下,它甚至可以匹配未來的感光元件。此外,徠卡APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH.鏡頭還是M系列鏡頭中唯一一款最近對焦距離近至30cm的鏡頭,配合它在極端光線條件下的出色表現一起,為創作者提供了更多的可能性。

如此卓越的性能離不開構造精密的鏡頭設計和徠卡相機工廠高精度的製造工藝。10塊光學鏡片被分排在5個鏡片組中——其中3塊是非球面鏡片(即3塊中的其中1塊為雙面非球面鏡片)。6塊光學鏡片由具備了局部色散性能的特種玻璃製成,這不僅能將色差降至幾乎為零,而且還提供了複消色差校正能力,使其成為35mm焦段中極少數具有複消色差的鏡頭之一。

得益於能夠確保鏡頭在所有對焦距離範圍內保持一致高素質表現的浮動鏡組,徠卡APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH.鏡頭在近距離拍攝中也能提供出色的成像。對焦環可以在300°的精準對焦環旋轉範圍內轉動,即便在對焦距離縮短時也可確保精確對焦。在使用取景器黃斑對焦時,鏡頭的最近對焦距離為70cm,在對焦環轉動到這一點時,會感受到輕微不同的阻力感。在70cm至30cm的對焦距離之間,攝影師可以通過實時取景模式下的相機顯示屏、Visoflex電子取景器或Leica FOTOS應用程序進行對焦控制。

鏡頭遮光罩的創新型結構與高效的防反射塗層使徠卡APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH.鏡頭足以抵擋任何類型的雜散光,攝影師可以直接對著日光或其他光源拍攝。不僅如此,色差、變形等光學缺陷也幾乎完全被校正。再加上極高對比度的邊緣成像,共同造就了最大光圈下出色的焦外成像質量。得益於11塊葉片的使用,光圈近乎正圓,因此即便光圈縮小,依舊無損畫質。

使用徠卡M鏡頭創作時,無需為了提高成像質素而特意縮小光圈,而是完全出於構圖需要,這一優點在徠卡APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH.鏡頭上更為突出。在最大光圈下,圖像中心和邊緣的成像品質已經極為出色,因此無需為了提高成像質量而縮小光圈。在性能如此卓越的前提下,徠卡APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH.鏡頭緊湊、輕便,搭配經典的紀實攝影焦段,這款鏡頭足以勝任任何情況的拍攝。徠卡APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH.鏡頭適用於當下與未來的徠卡M系列相機,亦可搭配徠卡SL2和SL2-S相機使用。

徠卡APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH.鏡頭即日起發售,建議零售價為港幣$64,800元正。

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瑰麗酒店集團推出全新尊貴私人會所CARLYLE & CO.

瑰麗酒店集團今日宣布旗下尊貴私人會所Carlyle & Co.於香港正式揭幕。這一地標性私人會所是瑰麗酒店集團最新品牌的全球首獻,代表了頂級私人會所領域的全新標杆。Carlyle & Co. 崇尚以人為本,旨在吸引擁有不同個性、熱情、興趣與經歷的人們會聚一堂,置身於華麗氛圍中,暫時忘卻個人社會地位或職業,尊享非凡的餐飲和生活方式體驗,以及精彩絕倫的文化和娛樂盛事。

同名於象徵著永恆經典的紐約瑰麗酒店 (The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel),Carlyle & Co. 以堅定不移的誠信和一絲不苟的專注營造了一個生機勃勃的多元化社群。會員們通過彼此有趣的特質緊密相連,產生共鳴,共享人生的光彩綻放。 Carlyle & Co. 處於香港瑰麗酒店,並坐落於維港文化匯發展圈的中心地帶,擁有25,000平方呎私屬會所空間,從綠意盎然的戶外露台可盡覽香港致美風景。

會所設有音樂室、遊戲廳、私人理髮與裁縫服務、酒窖及小酒館等眾多華美空間,為交流、商務、美食和慶典營造至尊氛圍,提供日夜不間斷的會所體驗。充滿了傳奇色彩的Café Carlyle 65年來完美塑造經典夜間俱樂部,也將隨著Carlyle & Co.的揭幕首次在紐約之外耀眼亮相。會員們將在城中最私謐的舞台盡情觀賞炫動的現場娛樂表演。此外,會所在亦設有八間風格迥異的套房,為會員及其貴賓提供專享居停之所。 

 “紐約以其難以抵禦的魅力、獨特風格與無形魔力贏得了我的心。我無比激動可以在香港推出首間Carlyle & Co.私人會所,為更多的人們展現紐約瑰麗酒店的迷人特質。”瑰麗酒店集團首席行政總裁鄭志雯女士說。“Carlyle & Co.象徵著與時俱進的理念,為頂級私人會所領域樹立了獨特的標杆,致力於滿足人們對社群與聯繫的渴望。

” Carlyle & Co.由Studioilse的非凡室內設計師Ilse Crawford擔綱設計,既傳承了紐約瑰麗酒店的獨有風情,也同時擁有自身地域特色。由Jean Philippe Delhomme和 Christina Zimpel創作的壁畫充滿了奇思異想,讓人聯想起紐約瑰麗酒店的傳奇Bemelmans酒吧。8間以獨特設計風格為主的私人套房,都以圍繞著紐約瑰麗酒店歷史的傳奇人物命名,為我們尊貴的會員及他們的客人提供一個別樹一格的住宿體驗。 

Carlyle & Co.的會員構成豐富多元,其文化盛事亦多姿多彩,堪稱該品牌的靈魂。從頂尖的商業策略交流會、身心靈健康課程,到專業品酒會和創新研討會,獨一無二的會所體驗將點燃人們的熱情,激發智趣辯論。Carlyle & Co.是會員共聚、互聯並彼此啟迪的專屬天地,讓人們共享生活的精彩紛呈。

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

徠卡相機與Sharp宣佈建立技術夥伴關係 在日本市場的智能手機攝影領域展開合作

徠卡相機公司與Sharp宣佈建立技術夥伴關係,並向日本市場推出首款與徠卡合作設計的AQUOS R6智能手機。兩家公司將在光學工程領域展開密切合作,一起開發創新解決方案,希望能為智能手機攝影帶來更為出色的成像質量。 與徠卡合作設計的AQUOS R6智能手機專為日本市場開發。這款智能手機搭載品質出眾的1英吋超大傳感器。與內部集成的徠卡鏡頭技術相結合,不但確保在終端設備上顯示優異畫質,還能輸出畫質出眾的影像作品。 

徠卡相機與Sharp宣佈建立技術夥伴關係  在日本市場的智能手機攝影領域展開合作
自1912年成立以來,Sharp一直致力於在眾多產品領域不斷創新。憑借領先的技術和對高品質和高設計標準的不變承諾,Sharp的產品一直具有出色的娛樂性、極高的便利性以及全新的視角。 100多年來,徠卡品牌一直是傑出攝影技術、出眾畫質和一流德國工業設計的代名詞。徠卡公司生產優質的相機和鏡頭,其精密工具總是能給各個攝影領域的專業攝影師和新用戶留下深刻印象。作為品牌文化的一個重要組成部分,徠卡公司一直舉辦各種各樣的活動,以推動攝影藝術發展。徠卡公司歷史悠久,從成立之初就致力於促進全球知名攝影師和新晉青年攝影人才的成長。 Sharp個人通信系統事業部總經理Shigeru Kobayashi表示:「我們很高興推出AQUOS R6,它擁有世界上最大的1英寸傳感器攝像頭。如果沒有徠卡相機公司的巨大貢獻,Sharp不可能取得這個里程碑式的成就。通過這個長期合作關係,我們兩家公司將為市場帶來具有出色拍照功能和用戶體驗的高品質智能手機。」 

「Sharp和徠卡都十分注重傳統,同時不忘追求技術創新,以求實現更高的品質。我很高興能與Sharp合作,並取得第一個成果——這款與徠卡合作設計的全新智能手機AQUOS R6。」徠卡相機公司大股東、全球監事會主席Andreas Kaufmann博士表示。 徠卡相機公司首席執行官Matthias Harsch補充道:「Sharp與徠卡之間的戰略技術夥伴關係表明,雙方對不斷推動技術可能性邊界有著共同的熱情。

與徠卡合作設計的智能手機AQUOS R6是基於我們共同制定的高標準,以及我們對絕不妥協的高質量的共同承諾,反映了我們合作的成功,在各方面都超越了日本用戶極高的期望。」 徠卡香港官方Facebook專頁:Leica Camera 徠卡香港官方Instagram專頁:leicacamerahk #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraHK #LeicaHK

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Sunday, June 06, 2021

SHOUT x NOIZ x YAS 全港首個 NFT 藝術展


SHOUT x NOIZ x YAS 全港首個 NFT 藝術展

香港首個 NFT 藝術展覽正式華麗登場!由 SHOUT Art Hub(SHOUT)& Gallery 和 NOIZ 及 YAS 微保險聯合舉辦,由即日起至 6 月 21 日, SHOUT 將於尖沙咀海港城的畫廊展出共 13 組 NFT 藝術展品。

NFT(Non-fungible token,非同質化代幣)是一種虛擬資產,其附有的智能合約具自動執行功能,買方與賣方在區塊鏈中的交易紀錄皆公開可見,故能做到防篡改及刪除。NFT 不僅能保障藝術創作的擁有權,更可為藝術家的創作心血創造更大的商業價值和珍稀度。SHOUT Art Hub&Gallery 是首個結合 AR 代碼技術,將實物藝術品的真實性與防篡改區塊鏈技術聯繫的畫廊。 

SHOUT Art Hub & Gallery 是次聯乘 NOIZ 及 YAS 微保險,誠摯向大眾推廣 NFT 藝術作品,並為本地藝術家建立一個有助推廣其 NFT 藝術作品的平台。雙方首個 NFT 合作計劃是一場將實物藝術品與 NFT 技術相互結合的展覽。畫廊將展出由 Matt Gondek、Jerkface、Ron English、Parra 等知名藝術家創作的合共 13 套藝術作品,每件藝術作品均配上由 NOIZ 鑄造的 NFT。為讓大眾更容易進入 NFT 藝術市場,YAS 微保險更為是次推出的世界首個 NFT 微保險「NFTY」,為新手買家減低 NFT 藝術作品失竊和有所損失的風險,是次展覽中部分藝術作品更是由 NFTY 獨家承保,保障 NFT 藝術作品買家代幣失竊、 遺失或被黑客入侵等的損失。 

與此同時,為推廣 NFT 藝術教育,是次展覽將邀請到著名本地科技及數碼企業家 Andy Ann 安宇昭先生於 6 月 13 日(星期日)及 6 月 19 日(星期六)下午 2 時半至 3 時半,於展覽場地舉行講座,Andy 為 NOIZ 區塊鏈通訊和營銷技術平台、YAS 微保險及 NDN 多媒體廣告公司的行政總裁及聯合創辦人,屆時 Andy 將會分享各種有關 NFT 藝術的入門資訊,主題為:「NFT For Dummies - What’s an NFT?」。

Launching the homegrown ECO-sneaker label in Hong Kong

Launching the homegrown ECO-sneaker label in Hong Kong

Launching the homegrown ECO-sneaker label in Hong Kong

Having been fully funded on Kickstarter, within 24 hours and incredibly reaching eight times their initial funding goal, LONO is ready to show everyone what it's made of and to challenge the status of quo with a ZERO-inventory retail model, the first of its kind in the industry. LONO is a pair of plant-based sneakers designed for a sockless and eco-conscious lifestyle. 

Thanks to TREE fiber, the natural odor-busting, breathability, and anti-bacterial properties are able to perform and translate directly to your feet. LONO is determined in making the transition from synthetic to organic, biodegradable materials. Their goal is to reduce waste and pollution while transforming sustainable resources into shoes with remarkable functionality. 

LONO’s amazing TREE-knit mesh: 100% plant-based fiber; 0% plastic / glue / animal LONO VIP launch 

When: June 22nd, 2021 

Where: The Hangout Cafe & Bar 18 Pok Man Street, Olympic LONO story, experiencing the LONO comfort and showcasing the LONO sneakers.

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XOVĒ and Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Harness the Power of White Truffles

XOVE and Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Harness the Power of White Truffles for an Exceptional Beauty Experience - May 2021

XOVĒ and Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Masterfully crafted by a team of leading scientists in Switzerland, XOVĒ's renowned efficacy comes from the precious white truffle – known as the tuber magnatum - a natural jewel packed with superoxide dismutase that promises optimal skin restoration, thanks to antioxidant properties that are 80 times greater than sheep placenta extract and 1,000 times more powerful than vitamin E.

In celebration of this collaboration, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong's Executive Chef, Christophe Sapy, and XOVĒ's brand founder, Gigi Ma, have created a delectable array of afternoon tea treats, spearheaded by a Truffle Croque Monsieur to delight diners.

Precious truffle is woven into a scrumptious, warm sandwich of ham and melted cheese, creating flavourful indulgence with every unctuous bite. This decadent set also features an assortment of sweet treats such as 1963 Mandarin Cheesecake, Yuzu Vanilla Tart, 66% Dark Chocolate Entremets, May Rose & Raspberry Cake and a range of refined finger sandwiches, accompanied by the hotel's iconic, freshly baked classic and raisin scones, served with Mandarin Oriental's signature Rose Petal Jam and clotted cream.

During the promotion, guests who order the XOVĒ White Truffle Treasure Afternoon Tea will receive a complimentary voucher to redeem an exclusive skincare set valued at HKD1,274 at the beauty brand's Indulgence Hall pop-up store on the hotel's Mezzanine floor. The set includes a Treatment Essence, a Cellular Brightening Activator, a Recovery Mask, cosmetic bag and a HKD50 cash voucher to shop at the XOVĒ eshop and the Indulgence Hall pop-up store.

Available at Clipper Lounge and Café Causette located on the hotel's Mezzanine floor, the XOVĒ White Truffle Treasure Afternoon Tea is priced at HKD736* per set for two persons. Afternoon tea at Clipper Lounge is served from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and public holidays; and 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Afternoon Tea at Café Causette is served from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Click here for the full menu.

For more information and to make reservations, please call +852 2825 4000 or email mohkg-restaurants@mohg.com. *Prices are subject to 10% service charge. XOVĒ Staycation Room Package Indulge in timeless luxury with the ultra-relaxing XOVĒ Staycation room package.

This pampering package includes the ultimate five-star stay experience, with a wide range of privileges which include a complimentary XOVĒ White Truffle Premium Revitalization Set valued at HKD1,557 and a personal invitation to experience the exclusive 50-minute White Truffle Treasure Facial Treatment at the beauty brand's Indulgence Hall pop-up store on the hotel's Mezzanine floor and an Intense RF Tightening Eye Treatment.

For room reservations, please call +852 2522 0111 or email mohkg-reservations@mohg.com. All privileges are subject to availability where terms and conditions apply.

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong Appoints Golin Hong Kong to Lead Communications

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong Appoints Golin Hong Kong to Lead Communications on the Hotel's Transformation Relaunch in 2021

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong Appoints Golin Hong Kong to Lead Communications on the Hotel's Transformation Relaunch in 2021
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong has appointed Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) agency Golin, to lead all communications activities in 2021 focusing on the transformation of the hotel, including renovated guest rooms and the launch of a new bar and lobby café, all of which will be unveiled in phases this year. 

As the hotel’s first major transformation since its inception in 2005, Golin Hong Kong will be providing strategic consultancy on media and influencer outreach for local and regional media in Hong Kong, while GolinMagic in mainland China will be supporting on digital and social media. 

Bill Taylor, Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, comments, "Our new partnership with Golin is particularly exciting, as it marks the beginning of a new journey. Here at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, we pride ourselves in setting the hospitality benchmark and creating new standards within the industry. We are excited to share the news of our transformation, and look forward to working closely with the Golin team who offers a wealth of knowledge of the industry and market." 

Carol Yeung, Vice President at Golin Hong Kong, says, "Our team is tremendously excited to support Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong as they transform their already extraordinary property. The hotel is such an iconic landmark to the city, and we look forward to strengthening and amplifying its vision further with our expertise in the luxury hospitality, F&B and lifestyle sectors." Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong marks the latest client to join Golin Hong Kong’s growing luxury hospitality clientele.

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Pacific Place Presents Works by British Conceptual Artist Michael Craig-Martin

Pacific Place Presents Works by British Conceptual Artist Michael Craig-Martin Including Three Unique Sculptures

Pacific Place Presents Works by British Conceptual Artist Michael Craig-Martin
Pacific Place Presents Works by British Conceptual Artist Michael Craig-Martin

Continuing its fervent support of the arts in Hong Kong, Pacific Place is excited to present Michael Craig-Martin at Pacific Place from 19 May to 9 June as part of Swire Properties Arts Month 2021. This year also marks the ninth consecutive year of Swire Properties' partnership with Art Basel Hong Kong. Three unique sculptures by Michael Craig-Martin, a principal figure in British conceptual art, will be exhibited for the first time in an indoor space at Pacific Place, together with another of the artist's works, Royal Academy Flags1.

Visitors to Pacific Place will be the first to enjoy the sculptures before they move on to be displayed at Taikoo Place and then find a permanent home at Taikoo Li Qiantan in Shanghai. Standing at imposing heights of 2.5 to 4 metres, Michael Craig-Martin's three powder-coated steel sculptures, Bright Idea, Headphones (blue) and High Heel (pink), are prominently displayed in Pacific Place. Above them, suspended from the roof of Garden Court, hang his Royal Academy Flags1.

Together, the sculptures and flags highlight the poetic and emotional potency of everyday objects, probing the relationship between object and image. Their vibrant colourway creates a striking presence against the backdrop of Pacific Place, with passers-by given the opportunity make their own personal interpretations of each work. "Bright Idea, Headphones (blue) and High Heel (pink) depict instantly recognisable objects from contemporary life, emphasising their formal beauty, functional integrity and cultural significance,"

Michael Craig-Martin explained. "Through graceful lines formed from powder-coated steel, they give the impression of floating effortlessly above the ground. The delicate contours of these sculptures allow the viewer to look through them to the landscape beyond, playing upon the relationship between drawing and sculpture, line and scale."

Theresa Leung, General Manager of Pacific Place, said: "As part of our commitment to making art part of everyday life, we are excited to showcase Michael Craig-Martin's compelling works to mark the return of Swire Properties Arts Month.

Highlighting our desire to offer unique first-time experiences at Pacific Place, the highly anticipated indoor debut of Bright Idea, Headphones (blue), High Heel (pink) and Royal Academy Flags1 aims to challenge our perceptions of typically mundane objects, elevating them from the ordinary to the extraordinary." Join us at Pacific Place and ignite your bright ideas, with all the exciting first time experiences available during Arts Month.

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