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An adult colouring book with a Hong Kong twist

Most of us have, at some time or other, checked into La La Land – that dreamworld escape from reality. Now an enterprising duo have combined the concept with the current craze for adult colouring books, and added a local twist.

Hongkongers Nisha Parmanand and Divia Harilela are gearing up to launch La La Land, a whim­sical 88-page colouring book featuring exclusive drawings by some of the city’s leading creative minds. Interior designers Andre Fu and Joyce Wang, fashion design­ers Barney Cheng Siu-leung and Johanna Ho Chi-yan, accessories designer Fiona Kotur and stylist Denise Ho are among those who were tasked with creating a sketch inspired by their own La La Land.

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“I was amazed at how such a simple task of colouring made me so happy and relaxed,” Parmanand says. “As adults we live such stressful and hectic lives that we often forget to slow down. A colouring book seemed like the perfect creative outlet.”

 

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Priced at HK$388, La La Land will launch at Lane Crawford on November 1 and is available at select retailers around the city, with 85 per cent of the proceeds from sales going to Ronald McDonald House Charities Hong Kong.