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  1. Something fishy

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

    ... World-renowned architect Frank Gehry may be responsible for creating landmarks such as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, in the US, and the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, but he is not above designing something much smaller. His collection of jewellery for Tiffany & Co has been a hit since its launch in March 2006 and Gehry ...

  2. Master mind

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alicja Lam Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry is known for his unique, twisted structural forms and is considered one of the pioneers of postmodernist architecture. Although Gehry's most notable work was in Bilbao, Spain, where he catapulted a tired, industrial city to international awareness with the Guggenheim Museum (top), which opened in 1997, it was not his first ...

  3. Beijing's tortuous road to judicial reform

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... At the very least, it should provide information on criteria used to establish what constitutes a state secret. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator. ...

  4. How to restore a tarnished reputation

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Despite concerns on the part of the government and the banking sector, the Legislative Council has decided, quite properly, to make use of rarely invoked powers and investigate ... appears less than stellar. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator. ...

  5. Suspect intentions

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The big news from Taiwan is the handcuffing and detention of former president Chen Shui-bian, who is being held in a money-laundering investigation. He immediately began ... of Taiwan's international image, prosecutors should charge those being detained as soon as possible. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator ...

  6. US architect to add inspiration

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... Martin Donovan Residencies along the upper reaches of Mid-Levels will have a new addition designed by an award-winning firm led by renowned American architect Frank Gehry. Swire Properties ... with the challenges and the possibilities,' says Mr Gehry, who has been working on the project with Hong Kong-born architect Edwin Chan. 'This extraordinary location, with its spectacular views ...

  7. Time to test the water

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Last month, for the 16th year in a row, the United Nations decided not to put the issue of Taiwan's participation in the world body on the General Assembly's agenda. ... Taiwanese participation in international bodies. It may be pleasantly surprised. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator ...

  8. Respect is earned

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The opening ceremony of the long-awaited Olympic Games will be unveiled in Beijing on Friday and all signs are that it will be spectacular, complete with dazzling fireworks ... but in the coming years, as well. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator ...

  9. Small wonders

    Posted May 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... To add to any pint-sized models of classic chairs you may have, Alessi has come out with a collection called Miniature. The series comprises wee copies of such design icons as the Juicy Salif citrus squeezer by Philippe Starck (below, far right; height 11.5cm, HK$400), La Conica espresso coffee maker by Aldo Rossi (right; height 8cm, HK$400) and Pito kettle by Frank Gehry ...

  10. Quake probe will be true test of openness

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching China has, deservedly, received massive quantities of positive publicity from the international media in the wake of the transparent, rapid, humanitarian and effective way ... respected. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator. ...




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