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  1. Outdoor furniture is in

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... If you plan on entertaining on your balcony or garden this summer, then cheap, dated plastic outdoor furniture just won't do. And there's more choice now than ever before. Everything Under The Sun's managing director, Craig Pallister, says for this summer the trend is towards people blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor furniture. This means sometimes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972196/outdoor-furniture
  2. Standing out

    Posted Jan 17th 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Hong Kong homeowners love to renovate. Little pleases them more, it seems, than demolishing walls, reconfiguring spaces and custom-making furniture. Interior designer Peter ... shows how this can be done, with select items of furniture, judicious use of mirrored screens and a few lamps. 'You've also got to have a tree,' Hunter says, pointing to the ficus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703887/standing-out
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694213/what-goes-around
  4. Magazines - Style - WANTS & NEEDS

    Range roving

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by SSS

    ... Rangeroving       Medici Designer Konstantin Grcic (right) is behind this collection of raw and minimalistic chairs. Constructed from American walnut, Douglar fir, and thermo-treated ash.               Osso Compact, minimal, sculpted, the Osso chair for M ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1069900/range-roving
  5. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - GOOD QUALITY INTERIORS

    Fitting designs for local households

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer Fitting designs for local households At first glance, having furniture custom-made might seem an extravagance, but it's often the most sensible option for householders who have clear style preferences and restrictions on space. "Most people in Hong Kong have smaller apartments [than elsewhere], so it can be difficult finding furniture they like which also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1030757/fitting-designs-local-households
  6. Tender loving chairs

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson In our risk-averse society, it seems danger lurks everywhere. Even our office environment comes under scrutiny. You know the drill: is your work chair the right size for your body type? Does it offer lumbar support? Allow your feet to rest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737911/tender-loving-chairs
  7. Diary of a Renovator: flogging it on

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Xiu Fang

    ... home with second-hand or discounted furniture. It was time to start trawling asiaxpat.com, 2ndchance.com.hk, hongkong.craigslist.org and similar sites. The thought of shopping in Shenzhen ... Asiaxpat customers, however, cannot hum and haw, especially if they are looking for sought-after items such as outdoor furniture. Their competition, after all, are diligent addicts who check ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654839/diary-renovator-flogging-it
  8. The best seat in the house

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If you are shopping for stylish contemporary sofas from Italy and Singapore, Sofamark might just be the place for them. The furniture is also affordably priced without compromising on style, says the retailer. The Gyform Ulisse, for example, has luxuriously soft, feather-padded cushions, which gives one an overwhelming sense of comfort. Adjustable headrests and armrests enable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421348/best-seat-house
  9. Plying high

    Posted Dec 28th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Lacey

    ... of shaved timber together to create furniture. It seems that plywood has been with us forever, and yet the first official patent for plywood wasn't granted until 1865. Nowadays it is used for everything from furniture to entire houses. The reason for its popularity? It's versatile, strong, lightweight, easily transported, inexpensive and, if used well, beautiful. The Sydney Opera ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620966/plying-high
  10. A leg to stand on

    Posted Apr 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) was not a leg man. 'The underside of typical chairs and tables makes a confusing, unrestful world,' he once said. 'I wanted to clear up the slum of legs.' Which is why he came up wit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632704/leg-stand

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