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  1. Chinese bespoke furniture shop 'The Red Cabinet' uses its relaunch to aid green lobby group

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... which closed its Central boutique in 2008, hosted a warm and welcoming relaunch party on Wednesday at its spacious new digs in One Island South. The bespoke Chinese antique furniture shop, founded in 1997 by Clarissa Wong, has now added French antique pieces to its collection, and expanded its Kids by Red Cabinet collection of modern, bespoke children's furniture inspired ...

  2. Furniture

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lizzie Turner familypost@scmp.com Shelf esteem The Noah furniture range from Indigo Living is simple and functional. Rounded edges and chunky handles are designed to minimise nasty bumps ... furniture company Bloom, the creation of four dads with a desire to make cool, functional furniture for their children. The compact crib is designed to slot easily into small spaces in city flats. ...

  3. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - BACK TO SCHOOL

    Bell rings for retail spree

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by VICTORIA IP

    ... to stock up on clothing, gear and furniture to see their children through another school year. Help is at hand at Horizon Plaza, where several stores specialise in everything from children's ... child." Bumps to Babes features swimwear, ultraviolet-protective shirts, Zoggs goggles, swim bags and wetsuits from Aqua Sport. The family superstore also stocks children's furniture ...

  4. Warm and modern look

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The trend for environmental consciousness has meant more people care as much about where their furniture comes from as how it looks. Hong Kong brand OVO is the latest to introduce an eco-furniture collection- playful and structural. OVO co-founder Thomas Ma says wood furniture can create a warm and inviting ambience in the home. 'If you wish to have a warm and natural theme, ...

  5. Early American

    Posted Sep 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Sofia Suarez

    ... Sofia Suarez I'm attracted to so-called early and Chippendale antique furniture from the US, but don't really know what that means. Can you offer some advice? WHAT THE EXPERT ... in the US. 'Early American handcrafted furniture from the Pilgrim to the Federal period [1650 to 1830] was for a long time mostly overlooked or considered unfashionable. Americans looked mostly ...

  6. Objects of desire

    Posted May 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... From bold furniture to colourful Buddha heads, innovation is taking design to a new dimension Hot on the heels of its preview at Milan's Salone del Mobile international furniture show, Armani Casa has launched its new range of furniture and home accessories. Art deco motifs and 1920s and 1930s-inspired Chinese decor are evident in the geometric lines and contrasting ...

  7. Beautifying on a budget

    Posted Oct 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... and short-term investments- in other words, decide which items will be expensive to replace (such as furniture, paintwork or floor coverings) and which can be happily replaced with a change of season (or ... and internal fittings to maximise storage that is helpfully concealed behind closed doors. Another idea for those with a bedroom big enough is Ikea's Stolmen range of space-saving furniture, which ...

  8. Space exploration

    Posted Jun 01st 2007, 12:00am by Jennifer Cardenas

    ... Jennifer Cardenas Storage Get rid of unnecessary items. Give away old clothes and sell any unnecessary junk or old furniture- only keep what you need. Where possible, keep storage hidden to maximise the living space. Invest in built-in storage solutions. Build wardrobes with sliding doors into the wall, install pull-out tables or even a pull-down bed. Use furniture as storage. Build ...

  9. Sofa so good for homes

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or three-quarters of the length of the wall or it will look too large for the space. If you have pets, dark-coloured furniture will show up fewer stray hairs if you have dark-coloured pets, and vice-versa ... with haphazardly constructed corner bracing and cheaper wire coils. Cheaper furniture can sag, break and look out of shape within a year of constant use. Although quality construction is more expensive, ...

  10. Expert Advice

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Sofia Suarez

    ... early workmanship where they mixed unearthed clay, a very fine, sticky powder, with fibre from plants to create a paste. The paste was used to plaster the whole piece of furniture so ... The second is material, which can vary widely. 'In Europe you have mahogany and pine. In Chinese furniture we have zitan, huang hua li, cedar,' he says. 'Next, we consider age. ...




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