Tiny Island designs and develops home interior objects and personal accessories that celebrate every aspect of Hong Kong culture and history. Founded by Alexis Holm, originally from Sweden, who has lived in Hong Kong since 2009. Tiny Island’s aim is to channel a sense of pride, community and remembrance through the objects and prints it creates.
Hong Kong was once a manufacturing hub for a variety of products, big and small, cheap and costly. much of that production has now been moved elsewhere, but if you look closer, there are still amazing artisans and craftsmen dotted around the city. Tiny Island works with these so called “Sunset Trades” whenever possible, to highlight and educate our community, and to show that “Made in Hong Kong” is still very much alive. all Tiny Island products are carefully developed and produced to the highest possible specifications, to ensure that they too stand the test of time, just like the city they represent.
all map prints are painstakingly produced by silk screen printing, an age-old technique that requires both expert knowledge and patience. from the first neighbourhood of Sheung Wan, to the upcoming rendition of Peng Chau, Tiny Island continues to expand its reach, print by print.
(color: dianthus / jade blue / matcha / porcelain / sour plum / yam / tangerine)
the ‘Floating Icons” series was inspired by an edition of stamps from the 60’s that Alexis has in his collection. these prints exhibit rather uneven lines, since the artwork is hand traced from something very small. a step up from the maps in terms of complexity with each print requiring at least 3 separate screens, layered one by one, colour by colour.
A collaboration with Hong Kong-based candle company, BeCandle, their Hong Kong and Kowloon scented candles offer the best of both worlds. featuring a beautiful terrazzo container and hand stamped gold foil label, they look almost as good as they smell. fragrances and oils carefully chosen and blended, from all those moments when we caught a whiff of something fragrant in our city. the way Hong Kong should smell, in other words.