Seeking to avoid predictable Christmas decor, Sha Tin’s Home Square shopping center has plastered its central atrium with photos of this hairy man.
A little male cleavage for the holidays anyone?
On closer look, he is on display not just because of his festive “heavage“, but also because he is some designer called “Michael Young.” Despite being English, he shuns Cath Kidston-type patterns and embraces the “naturalness, simplicity and elegance” of Scan-design. He has created this “Scandinavian Tree House” for the shopping mall’s Christmas display:
From the promotional literature:
“Michael Young’s masterpiece tree house is named “Hytta” (meaning “hut” in Scandinavian dialects).” … “Hytta” and its surroundings enable visitors to appreciate art and beauty in a casual and relaxed setting furnished with a selection of Michael Young’s masterpieces… Once inside “Hytta”, visitors can also view the exquisite Christmas forest art installation, and gain an inspirational new perspective on the Christmas season.”
I’ve taken the liberty of creating a supplement to their promotional copy:
“Michael Young, also known as “Skäggig Bondfångare” (meaning “bearded con-man” in Swedish), is a year-round “Movember” participant who also supports several “bring back the 70s” charities by permanently displaying his chest hair. He regrets the loss of his vintage gold chain collection several days prior to the photo shoot.
“During the post-Christmas season, “Hytta” will be rechristened “Skurk Hule” (meaning “villain’s lair” in Norwegian) and positioned over a sleekly clean-lined pool of sharks for use in a future James Bond film.”
(Source: photos and the original promotional quote are from the Home Square website.)