PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 May, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 18 May, 2011, 12:00am


What: Chella luxury performance textiles.
Why: This fabric is tough enough to withstand rain, sun, salty winds, paw prints and even deluges of red wine, yet is not stiff like other outdoor or high-traffic textiles. Guaranteed for three years against fading and disintegration.
Price: HK$1,115 a yard.
Where: Available from Altfield Interiors, 11/F, 9 Queen's Road, Central, tel: 2524 4867.

What: Abachus by Extremis high table.
Why: Designed by Dirk Wynants and winner of a Red Dot design award this year, this handy shaded table lets you hang out while leaning against one of its six arms.
Price: HK$44,600.
Where: Everything Under The Sun, 9/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2554 9088.

What: Ecotropolis living wall.
Why: Designed with pouches hanging on a frame (both made from recycled plastic bottles and the like), this type of green wall allows you to add plants as you build your vertical garden indoors or out.
Price: HK$10,000, including delivery, organic compost, soil, plants and installation for a single-floor wall.
Where: tel: 2525 1577, check out or e-mail:

What: Madeira chair.
Why: This stackable chair is made with 40 per cent recycled wood, enuring it makes an environmental and a visual statement.
Price: HK$1,799.
Where: Aluminium, 36 Cochrane Street, Central, tel: 2546 5904.

What: EcoSmart Fire Lantern.
Why: Standing 79.2cm high, this portable fireplace is designed for indoor and outdoor use and runs on denatured ethanol, a renewable energy.
Price: HK$29,900.
Where: Design Link Showroom, 1/F, Ruttonjee Centre,11 Duddell Street, Central, tel: 2868 0991.

What: Philippi stainless steel BBQ set.
Why: These are for keeps.
Price: HK$1,150.
Where: Exclusivites, 1 Duddell Street, Central, tel:2521 8626.