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  1. Fireplaces add warmth

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... As Hong Kong's temperature dips and winter begins to set in, open fireplaces are making a comeback, especially with new designs that allow portability. Flueless fireplaces allow easy ... exceptionally stylish too. One company leading the way is Dutch brand Safretti with models designed by leading European designers. The Cube by Jan des Bouvrie is a contemporary take on the traditional ...

  2. Money no object

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... telephones were mainly used to talk to people. The new, long-lasting, chunky gold phone is the creative offspring of Copenhagen-based Aesir. Designer Yves Behar is on record as saying: 'Instead ...

  3. Guide to the fair

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... TOYS FAIR SCHEDULE TODAY 2.30 to 4.50pm (Oasis Area, Hall 1D) Product demo and launch pad TOMORROW 2 to 3.30pm (Meeting Rooms N106-108) Seminar 'Strategies on Product Design ... Industry' 2 to 3.30pm (Meeting Room N106-108) Speakers Joerg Meister, designer, Little Big Things; Danny Wong, sustainability consultant, SGS (HK). BABY PRODUCTS SCHEDULE TODAY 3.30 to 5pm (Meeting ...

  4. CROSSING over

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'neo-Asianism' in the language of designers. 'We have come across a few homes in Mid-Levels that are strictly English style,' says Joseph Sy, an architect who has been in interior design ... it will be a lot of fun. But it is not easy to get it right.' Apart from a good understanding of the cultures, Sy says it depends on the perspective and vision of the designer- and about attention ...

  5. Jewellery designer Marie-Helene de Taillac as subtle as her designs

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen The way Marie-Helene de Taillac promotes her jewellery is as subtle as her designs. 'My jewellery is not for everyone,' the French jeweller said. 'My clients ... telling me certain stones are too expensive, and not to buy them. I'll just buy them,' she said. The designer, who frequently travels to India, Japan and Hong Kong on business, said she ...

  6. Sophie Thomas

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Lai Who is she? Sophie Thomas is the founding director of Britain-based communication design company thomas.matthews. She is also co-founder of Three Trees Don't Make a Forest, a social enterprise set up to educate and inspire communication designers, and Greengaged, a sustainable-design events and networking organisation. What's her story? Thomas grew up in a family ...

  7. BACK TO the future

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are not designers and do not use professional help, so heritage is a pattern book of trusted decor schemes,' he says. He thinks consumers are gravitating back towards noble materials such as gold ... hybrids- a fusion that creates fresh designs while retaining a comfortable resonance for the customer.' Kohler's latest Tresham collection offers co-ordinating bathroom fixtures ...

  8. Giuliano Fujiwara

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Crystal Chui Who started it? Japanese designer Yoshiaki Fujiwara launched Giuliano Fujiwara in Milan in 1986. The label is known for combining minimalism and traditional Japanese ... by Masataka Matsumura, a Japanese designer who studied fashion in London. Matsumura continued where Fujiwara left off, combining Japanese design sensibilities with Italian technology and high-quality ...

  9. Creative Spaces

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Brennan The creativity architecture and design companies bring to their plans for the interiors of new workplaces can make these more creative places for end-users to work in. ... considerations when designing an office interior.' Bryant Lu, vice-chairman of Ronald Lu & Partners, uses his firm's own office as an example of thinking behind his designer's work. ...

  10. Tricks to create an illusion of space

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... existing flat feel bigger. 'Many flat owners hire interior designers for tailor-made furniture, or change the design of their flats in order to fully utilise the space,' said designer Kelvin Chan Lai-sin. 'This has become the first mission of the Hong Kong designer. But in Macau or Singapore the first mission of the designer is to make flats look prettier, not bigger. ...




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