hen was the last time you put pen to paper? Or received a handwritten letter or card? Too long ago to remember? Printer & Co, a Hong Kong-based supplier of exceptional handcrafted stationery founded recently by Jacqueline and Evan Chow along with five other entrepreneurs, is here to change that. The story began in early 2015 when the group acquired and refurbished a 1950s printing press. They then trained craftsmen to operate the machinery and produce handprinted notecards, journals, gift tags, greeting cards and other items on ethically sourced, top-quality paper and cards. “In this fast-paced world, we wanted to bring back an element of slow living,” explains CEO and co-founder Bonnie Chan. “We would like to celebrate craftsmanship, and see people put down their tablets every now and then. There is nothing more personal, nor more pleasing to the recipient, than a handwritten thankyou card or letter.” The luxe products are produced by skilled craftsmen at Printer & Co’s atelier in Quarry Bay.
hong kong cancer Fund Ball Robert and Sally Lo’s annual Cancer Fund Ball is a highlight of the social calendar, the black-tie event that sets the scene for Chinese New Year celebrations. This year’s ball will be held at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal on January 30, and we can’t wait to see how the guests interpret the theme— Chine de Chine. Silvio Bergé is spearheading the design, so it’s bound to be a landmark event. The ball is the Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s biggest fundraiser of the year—and thus is vital in ensuring the fund can continue to offer free information and professional support to anyone living with or affected by cancer.