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  1. World Antique Compact Exhibition

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... World Antique Compact Exhibition Featuring 90 cosmetic compacts from Japanese cosmetic house Kanebo's collection, created between 1873 and the 1950s. Highlights include a 1952 'Bird-in-hand' compact (above) designed by Salvador Dali, and a bracelet compact belonging to Nepal's royal family. Daily, 11am-8pm. Opens today. 21/F, Function Room, Sogo Department Store, Causeway ...

  2. Gone but not forgotten

    Posted Mar 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hanging on, with its destruction temporarily suspended by a government smarting from public anger at the loss of the Star Ferry icon. On Tuesday, the Antiquities Advisory Board decided Queen's Pier, landing place of royalty and governors, should be graded a historic site, but that doesn't ensure its preservation, just that an Antiquities and Monuments Office expert team ...

  3. Buildings 'too high' in Jockey Club plan

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Jockey Club's proposal for revitalising Central Police Station violated a guideline agreed by the Antiquities Advisory Board in 2004, the board was told yesterday. The guideline specifies a height limit of 77 metres for the cluster of monuments- in stark contrast to the 160-metre-high transparent tower proposed by the Jockey Club. In the board meeting yesterday, ...

  4. Bling the house now- crystal-studded wallpaper wows the celebrity crowd

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... because it's very elegant and aristocratic,' she said. 'I can see it blending in perfectly with antique furniture, which would be great for my living room or study. It would create ...

  5. Angels of goodwill

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... was held in the Grand Hyatt ballroom just before Christmas, and featured an antique watch auction and renowned pianist Kong Xiang-dong. Betty Tung Chiu Hung-ping- the guest of honour, who took time ... guests enthralled. Dennis Mui Kuen-lin donated 21 antique watches for the auction, which raised $260,000. The dinner raised $900,000, but the federation is still counting donations from ...

  6. Michelle Ong, socialite

    Posted Oct 10th 2004, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Caryn Yap Jewellery: Carnet black lace diamond earrings. 'But my favourite designer is Joel Rosenthal, a master of his craft.' Treasured accessory: Antique fans. 'I collect ... listening to Lang Lang's rendition of Rachmaninov and Duel's collection for violin. Car: Mercedes e320 Mobile: Nokia 6100. Shoes: Manolo Blahnik. Art: 'My antique Japanese screens ...

  7. Carving a niche

    Posted Jul 10th 2005, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... with Charmaine Chan Just as jade ornaments can dress up outfits and add finishing touches to interiors, they can also impart a formal splendour to table settings. New lifestyle store Melaine (15 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, tel: 2815 7873) has a collection of hand-carved jade trivets (up to $420) and coasters (about $80) sourced from the mainland. The antique-look designs ...

  8. Chang Chen

    Posted Sep 12th 2004, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... Flora Wu Jeans: Armani, Hugo Boss, Agnes b. 'Anything with colour.' Car: 'I have a mountain bike. But I love antique cars, like Nissan's Fair Lady.' Jewellery: Garnet necklace from Japan Tattoo: 'I have one on my right ankle, but I have to keep the nature of it a secret.' Scent: Chanel Egoiste. Mobile phone: Sony Ericsson P900. Sunglasses: ...

  9. Anndra Neen

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... with their organic form and shape, but have a luxe look and feel. The sisters use hammered metals (copper, nickel, brass) with antique finishes to create a contemporary look that is feminine yet fierce. The current collection draws from various ethnic influences and is inspired by antique European jewellery, Egyptian and Bedouin motifs, Japanese design elements and French medieval armour. All ...

  10. Wellington riding high with royal saddles

    Posted Jul 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... to the Qing dynasties, have been on display for the first time in 50 years. They are all from the private collection of renowned Taiwanese antique collector Wellington Wang Du. 'China has been ... collecting antiques including ancient weaponry for 25 years, to celebrate his 70th birthday tomorrow. One of the items alone cost him close to US$250,000, but he doesn't judge his prizes ...




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