Her work reflect only-child policy in China, with most Chinese family having only one child. Most often they are spoiled, rebellious and self- centered. Without other siblings, they can only play with toys and made-believe. Often, they are lonely.
Greyhound was founded in Bangkok by four friends with no formal
training in fashion or food, and no grand ambition. Informed by a wide range of
interests from arts, music to architecture, Greyhound is nevertheless bound by
There is no scientific procedure for discovering the
Greyhound DNA, but after three decades of organic growth through trial and
error, Greyhound is known for its unique creativity.
The friends did not set
out to create a brand but they grew into one. Why "Greyhound"? Because
it invokes the image of a sleek, elegant and noble creature, full of spirit
and, most of all, a man's best friend. Started off in menswear, it expanded into womenswear,
leather goods and accessories in the 1990s.
In 2002, it launched Playhound by Greyhound, offering
younger flamboyant clothes with modern, casual and experimental street
Currently, there are 5 flagships stores and 7
cafe's/restaurants plus outlets in various department stores in Bangkok. Its products are
also sold through multi-brand stores in various destinations overseas - Paris, Moscow, Stockholm, Berlin, Zurich, Sydney, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur
and Hong Kong.
Today Greyhound is more than a brand of clothes. It is a way
Liu Ye (刘野; b. 1964) is a contemporary Chinese artist. His
paintings often depict young girls performing an activity before a simple,
boldly colored background.
Liu Ye’s more recent paintings
often feature a single, female figure framed by a large expanse of color. Most
of these female characters are famous personalities such as Teresa Teng, Eileen
Chang, Zhou Xun etc. Liu Ye has quoted Oscar Wilde, stating that “every
painting is a self-portrait…The little girls, therefore, are me, but more
beautiful.” "Young girls with small bodies and large moon-like faces
populate these paintings." He is fond of using bright colors and simple
backgrounds to convey a complex story of the characters that he creates.
Liu Ye claims the loneliness and
quiet atmosphere in his paintings is related to his own painting style. He
works without the help of an assistant, unaccompanied in his studio. Though Liu
Ye works alone, he is not without external influences; some of his favorite
artists include Lucas Cranach, Chardin, Vermeerand the minimalist movement.
Consistent with his diverse array of influences, Liu Ye has no interest in
being labeled as a painter exclusively for Asian audiences. He has said that
“Art should be universal, and it is my hope that my art crosses boundaries of