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  1. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - TRENDS

    Reclaimed wood a hot design trend

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 02:22am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani property.post@scmp.com The interior use of reclaimed wood is a hot design trend, with bowling alleys becoming ceilings and wine barrels turning into quirky stools Going ... and used for everything from whimsical bar stools to tables and flooring. The use of reclaimed wood in interior spaces is one of the hottest design trends right now, and not just because it is less ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1312017/reclaimed-wood-hot-design-trend
  2. Stacking chairs

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... or game night. And just because they are convenient and efficient doesn't mean they can't be made with some great and enduring design principles. The ONE chair, made by Anders Norgaard for BoConcept (boconcept.com) has won numerous awards, including a Good Design trophy presented earlier this year by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design together ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690445/stacking-chairs
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Nature finds a home in city apartments

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:08am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani property.post@scmp.com Outdoor elements are taking root indoors, with designers miniaturising gardens and planting them in urban interiors Nature finds a place in the home A few years ago New York-based designer Alison Spear encountered the work of Paula Hayes, an acclaimed artist best known for works that incorporate botany. Hayes' elaborate glass ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1554879/nature-finds-home-city-apartments
  4. Magazines - Style - FRONT ROW

    Fashion heirs who inherit family businesses have big shoes to fill

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:33pm by Kavita Daswani

    ... and Giovanna. And a recent handbag launch was inspired by James' late aunt Fiamma, who died in 1998 and who designed the footwear and leather accessories for the brand for 40 years. "[It] ... and design have been part of my life since I was born, and I kind of wanted to get away from it to understand who I was," she says. "Now with my responsibilities, I've found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1562758/fashion-heirs-who-inherit-family-businesses-have-big-shoes-fill
  5. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    Kitchen islands now the centre of attention

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Kavita Daswani

    ... in kitchen islands. Designers are being asked to create these stand-alone fixtures as focal points and communal hubs. And, generally, the bigger, the better. "An island could truly be 6 metres long if the overall space allowed for it," said Joe Human, a designer in New York and founder of Designs by Human. Human said most functional islands ran about 0.9 metre wide and between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1544380/kitchen-islands-now-centre-attention
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Giving the home a makeover the apps way

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:13am by Kavita Daswani

    ... the home a makeover Ask the uninitiated to undertake a design project solo, without the aid of a professional decorator, and the immediate response is inevitably: "Where do I start"? Although the field of interior design continues to grow, more homeowners are going it alone. And thanks to a burgeoning number of software applications, new websites and other tools, it is now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1524680/giving-home-makeover-apps-way
  7. Bamboo

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani It's all well and good being eco-friendly but who wants to sacrifice great design for the inestimable virtues of going green? A number of international designers ... of French designer Ludovic Renson (ludovicrenson.fr), for example, whose Galets series of tables and stools (far right) is as modern as it comes; the avant-garde pieces are chrome-painted in white, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679751/bamboo
  8. Chic and cheerful

    Posted Feb 08th 2009, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... to interiors, that translates into budget-friendly decor. But that doesn't mean you're limited to thrift stores and Ikea; it's more about finding a few top-notch, affordable designs ... that sits flat against a wall. At less than US$100, it's a bargain. (Blu Dot products are available only in the United States, Britain and Canada.) Offi (offi.com), a collective of designers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669227/chic-and-cheerful
  9. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    US architects work on a Qing dynasty garden in the heart of Washington

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 05:12am by Kavita Daswani

    ... and ponds, ornate bridges and Chinese fauna. The ambitious project, a collaboration between China and the US, is finally kicking into gear as money is being raised to break ground, and design ... offices in the Middle East and London, and has been involved in designing US embassy compounds in countries as far flung as Madagascar and Rwanda. Thomas McCarthy, a principal at the company, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1360334/us-architects-work-qing-dynasty-garden-heart-washington
  10. Magazines - Style - SIGN-OFF

    Fashion crazy

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... The Aristocrat Designers are clamouring to beautify celebrities for the Emmys Fashion crazy Half a wall at the Hollywood showroom of a well-known shoe designer was empty last week, ... the next few weeks, designers' racks all over town, as well as in New York, London, Paris and Milan, will be raided in anticipation of a little thing called the Emmys, which will kick off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1300035/fashion-crazy

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