PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 16 November, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 16 November, 2011, 12:00am


What: Tempo stool and umbrella stand, designed by Pauline Deltour in chrome-plated steel wire
Why: The stool is stackable and the stand has a transparent polycarbonate container to collect water
How much: Stool in red stainless steel, HK$1,590; umbrella stand, HK$2,250
Where: Alessi, 2/F, Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, tel: 2869 6377

What: Bone and resin inlay cabinet
Why: This handmade cabinet, with intricate inlay, is as beautiful to look at as it is functional
How much: HK$12,000
Where: Inside, 12/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2873 1795

What: Hour glass
Why: Boil your eggs the old-fashioned way using this luxurious hand-carved palm wood and silver timer
How much: HK$3,900
Where: John Hardy, Lane Crawford, IFC mall, Central, tel: 2118 3388

What: Wood pendant lamp and speaker
Why: This solid-wood ceiling lamp is also an efficient and unique speaker system with 360-degree sound capability
How much: HK$29,800
Where: PLC Galleria, 50 Morrison Hill Road, Wan Chai, tel: 2836 3839

What: Spring indoor fountain
Why: Rearrange the polished stones in this water feature, designed by Christian von Ahn, to inspire relaxation
How much: HK$3,790
Where: Exclusivites, 1/F, Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central, tel: 2521 8626