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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Furniture buying spree lands Japanese research lab in new scandal

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:38pm by AFP

    ... scientists of faking data, has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on designer furniture, reportedly to use up its budget. The Riken Institute, headed by Nobel chemistry laureate Ryoji Noyori, ... it was having a tough time spending its budget within a fiscal year, so it would frequently do interior renovations," the researcher was quoted as saying. A Riken spokesman said the furniture ...

  2. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN

    Store makes outdoor life so accessible

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Euan McKirdy

    ... clients, architects, designers and property developers. It has already worked on more than 500 commercial projects. It aims to bring customers the latest international trends in furniture ... have higher expectations for furniture quality. Our team works diligently to bring our customers the latest design trends along with new and eco-friendly materials available in the market. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Furniture trader held over HK1.4 million in unfilled orders

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 05:23am by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Some 200 people say they fell victim to the chain store which closed down in September Furniture trader held for HK$1.4m in unfilled orders The director of furniture chain store J.M. Soft has been arrested on suspicion of accepting a total of HK$1.4 million for orders that went undelivered. The Customs and Excise Department said yesterday it had ...

  4. Lay your cards on the table

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by John Millen 'Do not speak of repulsive things at table.' Amy Vanderbilt (1908-1974)- American expert on good manners Do you have a table mat? What is / are...? 1 the high table a. the table at a formal dinner where the important gues ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Store de force: Takumi

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:36am by CANDACE CAMPOS

    ... Candace Campos The furniture shop's media-shy owner reveals the story behind his artisanal wares Takumi What does "Takumi" mean? "We wanted a Japanese name or word connected to furniture. 'Takumi' means 'artisan' and could be applied to woodworking or a similar trade. Artisan originated as a medieval term describing people responsible ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs

    If I only had … Entertainment Editor Adam Wright wants to see the wood

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 10:48pm by Adam Wright

    ... … extra room in my house I'd buy more furniture from street art crew Start From Zero. After years of bombing the streets with his art, SFZ founder Dom Chan has turned to furniture design- and the chunky, spray-painted results are spectacular. Every night until April 29, Dom will be spreading the carpentry love at the SFZ Happy Worker Workshop of Woodworking classes, where ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Furniture-making puts retired Community leaders in spotlight

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:32am by Staff Reporters

    ... headlines again for their roles in shaping cabinets of the furniture variety. While it is a political taboo for retired state leaders to publicly flaunt their political clout after retirement, some ... to the spotlight purely over their shared love of crafting furniture from rare wood with their own hands. Their handiwork is being exhibited at Beijing's Red Sandlewood Museum, which was established ...

  8. Into the fold

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani Think 'flat-pack' furniture, and what comes to mind are bleached pieces of wood stuffed into a box made by a certain iconic Swedish firm, or cheaper Taiwanese imports. But the notion that furniture- or accessories- can be dismantled and rebuilt easily, taking up little space in shipping or storage, is being increasingly explored by cutting-edge designers ...

  9. Business - China Business - E-COMMERCE

    China's furniture stores wage war with online retailers

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 03:50pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Large scale malls on the mainland are insisting on regulations for e-commerce websites In an effort to prevent brick-and-mortar furniture stores from ... in a memo by members of the China Furniture Association Market Committee, a group encompassing nineteen of the mainland’s large scale furniture malls, including Redstar Macalline, JSWB and Ayd, ...

  10. Benches

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani Benches are utilitarian pieces of furniture no home should be without. They are so versatile they can be used around a dining table for a convivial, communal feel; against a wall in a hallway, where a couch would be too bulky; and at the foot of a bed to hold cast-off clothing. Despite the obviously practical nature of benches, designers are elevating them ...




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