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  1. Firm in 'imported' furniture scam

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ivan Zhai ivan.zhai@scmp.com Prominent mainland furniture retailer Da Vinci has been selling luxury items at high prices as 'imported from Italy' when in fact they had been made locally, according to a China Central Television report. CCTV reported yesterday that a Beijing customer complained about six months ago that she bought about 40 pieces of furniture from Da Vinci ...

  2. HK Broadband seeks review of pole decision

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Hong Kong Broadband Network has hit back at the Highways Department, saying the director of highways adopted an 'indiscriminate approach' in demanding it remove all the steel poles it had erected in hundreds of locations to mount its t ...

  3. Guidelines for working at home

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... Jin Peh Many companies are increasingly leaning towards letting their employees work from home. It's cost-saving and allows staff a little more time with their families. There are, of course, fung shui guidelines that need to be considered when one c ...

  4. Let There Be Light

    Posted Nov 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Make sure your desk is adequately lit. If the location of your desk means you don't get much natural light, invest in a small desk lamp. A bright work area makes for more productive work. Create a space specifically for your phone, wallet, Bluetooth, ...

  5. ESC Sequences

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Danyll Wills

    ... Danyll Wills Books into furniture Furniture for books is normally called a bookshelf, right? What do you call books made into furniture? This site is either interesting or silly, depending on your view. Personally, I prefer to read books, but the younger generation may find this really cool. Or not. www.thisintothat.com/secondeditions.html What a chair! It was the Aeron chair from ...

  6. Working wonders

    Posted Dec 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... with Jin Peh When sitting at your work desk, you should note your immediate environment and apply fung shui principles to optimise your performance. It is preferable to sit with your back to a wall or partition but those who work in an open-plan office do ...

  7. Fancy that: Boxing clever

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan If you blanch at the thought of exposed audio-visual equipment, do what Chris Walton did and have a cabinet made to house your gear. Rather than buy a remote-control converter that allows you to turn on AV devices concealed in, say, an armo ...

  8. Johnny Wong

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Shirley Lau

    ... not really original. You always have to take it from something else.' Which is why his company is called Fak3, a play on the word fake with a reversed 'E'. Favourite furniture shop 'Unto This Last [230 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London, E2 7EB]. It's all about bringing craft back to the contemporary furniture scene. Its furniture is handmade.' Favourite design ...

  9. Computer program lets users click into interior design mode

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam Clueless about interior decoration or how best to arrange your furniture? Relax, a new computer programme has come to the rescue. The Make It Home software programme, developed ... 20 seconds. The virtual room design package helps place a user's furniture according to their needs. For example, users can specify that a TV must be placed opposite a sofa, and a window ...

  10. Rock stars of design

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... When it comes to furniture design, the names of certain top European designers keep cropping up. Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders, Jasper Morrison, Tom Dixon and Ron Arad are on everyone's lips. At last month's furniture fair in Milan, the list of products or installations with Spanish designer Urquiola's name on them numbered more than 35. Her geometric, ...




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