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  1. A spooky old house and a strange painting spell trouble

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen The Master of the Fallen Chairs By Henry Porter Published by Orchard Books ISBN 978 1 84616 624 2 If you see a chair that's fallen over, are you tempted to pick it up? Most people are. There is something unsettling about a chair that has been tipped over. Chairs are meant to be upright, their four feet firmly on the ground. A chair that has been knocked over ...

  2. A Chair Deal

    Posted Jun 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Design enthusiasts who want to raise aesthetically sensitive children know it begins with the high chair. And one of the coolest is the Mozzee Nest Chair designed by Australian architect Sally Dominguez who wanted baby furniture that didn't compromise her modern living space. The soft curved contours offer maximum comfort and the tulip base enables the Nest to be raised ...

  3. Him and Her chairs might make for a niche market

    Posted Jul 19th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... I am not sure he has come, but his two art decor chairs have arrived in town, with much fanfare. They actually come highly recommended. Critics in Europe have described them as 'vomitous'; another said: 'I would rather sit in a muddy, E-coli-infested puddle than on this 'chair'.' The chairs are now available at furniture chain Decor Collection. I hope ...

  4. Growing concern

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Suji Owen

    ... be forgiven for focusing on economy rather than durability or design. If Junior is going to bite, kick, scribble over, throw up on and then have the cheek to grow out of a table or chair in just a few ... a full-size inflatable moose head to a sleek dining table made from walnut wood, with tabletop panels that slide towards children seated in matching high chairs and boosters. Typically, the fresh ...

  5. A leg to stand on

    Posted Apr 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) was not a leg man. 'The underside of typical chairs and tables makes a confusing, unrestful world,' he once said. 'I wanted to clear up the slum of legs.' Which is why he came up with Tulip tables and chairs supported by single pedestals. To mark the line's half-century, Knoll has produced special ...

  6. Premier chairs public health talks

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Premier Wen Jiabao has chaired two sessions of public consultations to solicit opinions over a controversial medical reform plan. Mr Wen presided over the sessions on Friday and yesterday in which 22 members - representing such interests as medical practitioners, academics, drug makers, farmers participating in rural co-operative medical insurance schemes and company ...

  7. Dining chairs

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Dora Chan

    ... Dora Chan 1. Mariolina chair by Enzo Mari, HK$1,500, from Axis Collections, 47 Gough Street, Central, tel: 2858 6919. 2. Ebony chair, HK$2,000, from GDS Living, shop B, 4 St Francis Street, Wan Chai, tel: 2110 2089. 3. Peninsula leather chair, HK$14,580, from Starck XO, 1/F, 27 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, tel: 2528 6660. 4. Kai chair, HK$4,040, from Ovo, 16 Queen's ...

  8. Sedan chair racers put shoulders into giving city's charities a lift

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The economic downturn may have stopped some teams from competing in the annual Sedan Chair Race at Matilda International Hospital on The Peak yesterday, but organisers said the impact on donations was limited. Most teams dressed up and decorated their sedan chairs, with runners adopting various personas, from the title character of the animated movie Kung Fu Panda, ...

  9. Lounge chairs

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Dora Chan

    ... Dora Chan 1. Emu Round lounge chair, HK$4,380, from Everything Under the Sun, shop 1613, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2554 9088. 2. Freeline Eyesea lounge, HK$14,880, from Everything Under the Sun. 3. Nobody & Co Bibliochaise, HK$86,000, from Lane Crawford Home Store, shop 126, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2118 3652. 4. Rondo Rattan chair, HK$990, ...

  10. Tycoon's widow quits as chair of 3D-Gold

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Jane Lam Chan Yam-fai, widow of jewellery magnate Lam Sai-wing, has quit as chairwoman of 3D-Gold Jewellery Holdings amid mystery surrounding the alleged theft of gold bars worth about HK$179 million from the firm, which, as well as its subs ...




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