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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Comfort zones

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 10:52pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... beside the bath that afford views of the pool, fringed by banana trees. But the same view one level down is the one Jennifer enjoys the most. “My favourite part of the house is the sitting room, ... South Bay house. The most striking feature is a nine-metre swimming pool in a private garden with trees, cabanas and a mountain view. Elsewhere, the same pool table is in a dedicated room, ...

  2. Home comforts

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... with Charmaine Chan Hongkongers are increasingly spoiled for choice when it comes to lifestyle products. A new store for the house-proud is Lalang, which offers affordable handmade resin lamps (below right; $1,280 to $15,800), shell bathroom accessories ($140 to $580) and aluminium and copper bowls and vases (below left; $280 to $480), among other items. 'We wanted to offer ...

  3. The House in Amalfi

    Posted Apr 16th 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan The House in Amalfi by Elizabeth Adler Hodder & Stoughton, $101 'Sometimes love strikes twice...' promises the subtitle to The House in Amalfi. Which makes ... they moved to a small cottage on the Italian coast. The nature of his demise thus affords a second thread and the opportunity to introduce bello uomos to our heart-broken heroine. Fans of stories ...

  4. Making a scene

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan It needed a lot of work, but the buyer of a south side home immediately recognised its potential. Take the grandeur of Government House, add the elegance of the Peninsula hotel and slip in some Hamptons charm. The combination is a classic yet modern house in which Asian accents complement western decor, affording sumptuousness and comfort. The potential ...

  5. Shabu Shabu

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan G/F Dennies House, 20 Luard Road, Wan Chai Tel: 2893 8806 Open: noon-3pm, 6pm-midnight Cuisine: Japanese. Ambience: Thought has gone into the decor which employs a variety of woods and Japanese trimmings to impart a traditional but modern feel. High-backed seating affords privacy but you will be able to check out the other customers when they visit the bathroom. ...

  6. Home hints

    Posted Jun 26th 2005, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... a coffee-table book worthy of more than a glance. Unlike contractors who recommend renovations take place before home-owners move house, author Andrew Weaving suggests experiencing the space first ... afford, he recommends a multi-purpose area in which the table can be used as a desk by day and a dining table by night. The Home Modernised is available at major bookstores. ...

  7. Altered views

    Posted Jul 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... It was also affordable because Sars had dealt a blow to property prices in 2003. Although new, the house needed a significant overhaul because, Panzer explains, the developer was unable to build ... Charmaine Chan Intent on finding a house with a sea vista, one man's search for the perfect home led him to rethink his priorities. It's a frustration all too familiar to Hong ...

  8. Coffee table

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... says, a cost-effective way to use her skills for those who can't afford to employ her. Unlike other designers who have penned such manuals, she includes practical pointers explaining, ... and low (under 7.5cm). This tome should entice the house proud to reach for their measuring tape- before the damage is done. Lovers of glass and ceramics will savour Ingegerd R?man's new, ...

  9. Lofty pursuits

    Posted Sep 07th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... a stainless-steel kitchen and purpose-built CD library, which houses Yen's 1,000-plus collection. One concession Yen made to the design was to substitute concrete walls for imperfectly finished white ... in front of which is a frosted-glass sliding door that affords private dining. The table (HK$14,000) was designed by Jason Caroline Design (www.jasoncarolinedesign.com) with natural oak flooring. ...

  10. Coffee table

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Case Study Houses by Elizabeth Smith (Taschen, $75) had its beginnings in 1945, when John Entenza, editor of influential avant-garde magazine Arts & Architecture, decided to show Americans how they could live. With a building boom inevitable after the Depression and war years, he sought to encourage architects to design low-cost, modern housing, examples ...




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