All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” The famous line from William Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It will take on fresh meaning when it is performed in the Royal Shake-speare Company’s (RSC) new, £112.8-million ($176-million Canadian) home in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, where the Bard was born, baptized, and buried.
From abandoned car seats to Swarovski crystal, from junkyards to the Museum of Modern Art, Israeli-born, London-based designer and architect Ron Arad makes creations unexpected, unique, and all his own. The strongly opinionated and occasionally cryptic industrial designer discusses his work, his upbringing, and his design philosophy.
The ideal introduction to Macau’s local culture, an amalgam of the East and the West that stretches back to the arrival of Portuguese traders in the 16th century, is a meal.
Chef Chan Yan Tak, executive chef of Lung King Heen, the celebrated Chinese restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, is a man of few words.