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  1. Face value

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Suji Owen

    ... simply by resurfacing your existing furniture. As well as saving money, revamping or adapting what you already have is unquestionably the most eco-friendly way to go about any redecoration project. Just as green, although it might cost a little more, is having your way with vintage or second-hand furniture. Hong Kong has a thriving online second-hand market and a number of weekend ...

  2. Wyndham Street doors open to the world of 'haute couture' furniture

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... Hong Kong, have launched their furniture boutique Maxalto, in Wilson House on Wyndham Street, with its Italian designer, Antonio Citterio, in town. The classy and classic styles under the posh ... clients. 'It's haute couture furniture,' Philip Ma said. ...

  3. Furniture in the streets

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... By John Millen Street furniture We usually think of furniture as items such as chairs, tables, beds, cupboards and so on. They are used to make a space suitable for living or working in. Furniture and fixtures in the streets are a bit different, but they are still used to make the roads and pavements more user-friendly 1 bollards a. windows in doors b. posts in the middle ...

  4. Tax on furniture trade sparks riot

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Thousands rioted in Nankang, Jiangxi province, yesterday after the local government levied new taxes and clamped down on the city's furniture industry. Protesters took to the streets and paralysed traffic. They also attacked government offices and overturned police cars. A statement on the municipal government's website said hundreds of furniture shop owners ...

  5. Furniture designs go back to basics

    Posted Apr 10th 2009, 12:00am by Nicolette Loizou

    ... Nicolette Loizou This month's Salone del Mobile in Milan is one of the most anticipated events in the furniture and interiors world. Although the interiors equivalent of a haute ... for the simple while still producing something uplifting. Duffy London also opted for the simplicity of all-white furniture, with chairs so stark they are almost ghostly. 'I aim to make an impact ...

  6. Wealthy fleeced of millions by furniture firm worker

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford A former senior manager of a luxury furniture supply company is being investigated in connection with a brazen multimillion-dollar theft of wealthy clients' money. Police are investigating the former showroom supervisor after millions of dollars of its customers' money was stolen while the person was working at the store's Central showroom. ...

  7. Shaker style

    Posted Dec 06th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Lacey

    ... They consid- ered their work an act of worship that gave glory to God, so it had to be carried out to perfection and with love, hence the amazing craftsmanship. Many of the Shakers had been furniture makers before joining the movement, so they were well-versed in traditional techniques such as dovetail-jointing (although some Shaker furniture was made using nails and pegs). The Shakers also ...

  8. Older the better

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Nicole Chabot

    ... during a visit to a budget furnisher, others prefer antique or custom-made items. Chinese furniture is one way to go, as a glance in the direction of the shops dotted along Queen's Road East ... are what makes the Chinese cabinet so special. They are strong without using nails or glue,' says the eponymous proprietor of Andy Hei Fine Chinese Antique Furniture in Hollywood Road, Sheung ...

  9. What goes around

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Suji Owen

    ... Suji Owen Western furniture makers have been inspired by Chinese design for centuries, but in modern times furniture dating from the early Ming dynasty (1368-1644) has been particularly influential. Unadorned and visually light, examples of early Ming furniture still seem modern in both construction and appearance. The simple lines and curves of the era often masked complicated ...

  10. TV dinner trays

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

    ... Kavita Daswani Hands up; who still eats dinner at the dining room table? Having a conversation while you eat is so last century. Designers are responding to the fact that more people are eating while watching television by creating tray tables that range ...




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