5 months ago
Trying to get used to editing in Adobe Lightroom (anticipating an iPad app forthcoming). Pardon the cat photo. Meow.

Trying to get used to editing in Adobe Lightroom (anticipating an iPad app forthcoming). Pardon the cat photo. Meow.

9 months ago
Tsim Tung Brother Cream (or Brother Cream in short, born 2005, also known as “Cream Aberdeen”) is a famous male British Shorthair cat living at a convenience store in Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong. On March 31, 2013 it was reported in the South China Morning Post that Brother Cream had over 108,000 followers on Facebook. As of July 2013, Brother Cream has over 135,000 likes on Facebook.
Brother Cream disappeared on 10 July 2012, and was allegedly stolen. Fans of the feline helped to post notices alerting area people about the lost cat. He was allegedly released some 20 days after. He was found 26 days later in an alleyway and was returned to his owner. The cat had lost 3 pounds while he was away. The incident was published on the front page of local Hong Kong newspapers, and Brother Cream has become one of the most famous cats in Hong Kong since. A little over 2 months after the incident, the cat’s Facebook page had over 26,000 “likes”. Additionally, Brother Cream has a partner, a female cat that has black and white coloring. The cat is owned by Ko Chee-shing, who is also the owner of the convenience store.

Tsim Tung Brother Cream (or Brother Cream in short, born 2005, also known as “Cream Aberdeen”) is a famous male British Shorthair cat living at a convenience store in Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong. On March 31, 2013 it was reported in the South China Morning Post that Brother Cream had over 108,000 followers on Facebook. As of July 2013, Brother Cream has over 135,000 likes on Facebook.

Brother Cream disappeared on 10 July 2012, and was allegedly stolen. Fans of the feline helped to post notices alerting area people about the lost cat. He was allegedly released some 20 days after. He was found 26 days later in an alleyway and was returned to his owner. The cat had lost 3 pounds while he was away. The incident was published on the front page of local Hong Kong newspapers, and Brother Cream has become one of the most famous cats in Hong Kong since. A little over 2 months after the incident, the cat’s Facebook page had over 26,000 “likes”. Additionally, Brother Cream has a partner, a female cat that has black and white coloring. The cat is owned by Ko Chee-shing, who is also the owner of the convenience store.

Taylor & Ng drug house kitty mug from 1981.

In 1965 Win Ng met artist Spaulding Taylor and shifted his focus toward utilitarian work. The two founded Environmental Ceramics (the precursor to Taylor & Ng) and moved into creating handmade artware and homewares. The company called Taylor & Ng was founded during the same period and, with the addition of Win Ng’s brother, Norman Ng, as president, grew into a major producer and retailer of housewares.

Win Ng’s whimsical designs and animal drawings became a thematic focal point for many extremely popular Taylor & Ng products, from coffee mugs to kitchen aprons, pot holders, and dishtowels. These products sold heavily through Macy’s and other major department stores and housewares retailers throughout the U.S. during the late 1970s and 1980s. He created pottery, book designs and linens for over 20 years.

Through their own San Francisco department store and wholesale business, Taylor & Ng not only created a signature style still in demand by collectors, but helped to popularize Asian culture and cuisine. The Taylor & Ng company is credited with bringing the Chinese wok to the U.S. and making it a common kitchen utensil. In the late 1970s, they expanded their line to include a wide range of kitchen products, including a clever wood-and-metal-hook pot rack called the “Track Rack” that is still sold today. In 1977, Taylor & Ng introduced one of the first knock-down furniture products, the award-winning “Chair-In-A-Box,” designed by Don Vandervort (who later went on to found HomeTips.com). The Taylor & Ng department store closed in 1985 so that the business could focus on its wholesale activities.