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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    E-/audiobooks: Non-fiction

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 11:15pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan I Only Read It for the Cartoons by Richard Gehr Amazon Publishing (e-book) “No, Thursday’s out. How about never – is never good for you?” That cartoon, depicting a businessman looking at his diary, phone to ear, is The New Yorker ’s most widely reprinted cartoon. If you recognise the work, by Robert Mankoff, the magazine’s cartoon editor, you will probably also ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    E-/audiobook reviews: non-fiction

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:16pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Korma, Kheer and Kismet by Pamela Timms Aleph (e-book) This is writing to gorge on, filled as it is with descriptions that will sate the senses. Pamela Timms allows her taste buds to lead the way in Old Delhi, although at times, like many expatriates in India, she is felled by the heat and worried about hygiene. However, when she joins a gastronomic group, ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Team spirit

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 11:09pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... Text John Butlin Turning two flats into one is no easy feat but a couple's decision to each take on distinct design responsibilities helped keep the peace Team spirit Text Charmaine Chan / Styling Anji Connell / Photography John Butlin   Couples often make joint decisions when it comes to home renovations. Not Isobel and Antony Lee. To achieve their goal and maintain ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Shelf esteem

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:47am by Charmaine Chan

    ... A Happy Valley home is given a luxurious transformation back to its 1950s roots Text Charmaine Chan / Styling David Roden / Photography John Butlin   So eye-catching are the bold, black-framed windows Andrew Bell puts into the homes he revamps that sometimes he finds himself inadvertently struck by his own designs. That is what happened recently when the Bangkokbased Australian ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Magic touch

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:58pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... Text John Butlin An exhausted homeowner teamed up with a stylist to add the final flourishes to her glamorous family flat Magic touch Text Charmaine Chan / Styling David Roden / Photography John Butlin   Sometimes it's the finishing touches to a home that make or break a design. That was the case for Reema Mulchand. After spending almost a year renovating her ...

  6. Charmaine Chan

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan False Economy by Alan Beattie Penguin, HK$168 The subtitle of this book, A Surprising Economic History of the World, makes readers expect the unexpected, but that's not what transpires. Alan Beattie, the Financial Times' world trade editor, delivers 10 easy-to-grasp chapters that demonstrate basic trade concepts and underscore how humans have shaped ...

  7. Dark Voyage

    Posted May 15th 2005, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Compiled by Charmaine Chan Dark Voyage by Alan Furst Phoenix $109 Take a noble Dutch ship captain, press him into service for his country's naval intelligence, add the tension of hostilities and you have a genre novel with a set readership. Spice it with love affairs, weave in second world war factoids, wrap it up with adventure and you have a book made for the movies. Dark ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Comfort zones

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

    ... R&R spaces define one modern, multi-level, technologically integrated South Bay home Text Charmaine Chan / Pictures John Butlin   When Post Magazine visited the Peak home of British expatriates John and Jennifer Moreton years ago, the couple lived in a stylish, 2,800 sq ft colonial-style apartment with a shared garden. Theirs was a single-storey flat full of hi-tech conveniences ...

  9. Lining the nest

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Jules Lambe is the director of Gaffer Studio Glass in Central. The two-year-old shop sources, buys and commissions glass sculptures and vessels, and holds exhibitions, talks and workshops related to studio glass, otherwise known as art glass. Favourite homeware shop in Hong Kong The Pan Handler, 1/F Shop 318, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2523 1672. 'This ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Winging it

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... A Repulse Bay “nest” has been imaginatively designed to tell a family of four’s unique tale Text Charmaine Chan / Styling Esther van Wijck / Pictures John Butlin   When businesswoman Esther Ma spotted a sculpture of three little birds perched on a branch, she immediately wanted it for her new home, to represent her family of four. But there was one small problem: daddy ...




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