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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - DESIGN

    Creative gems on display as Tokyo Designers Week goes populist

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 07:56pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... Catherine Shaw life@scmp.com Creative gems sparkle in the crowd Another week, another design festival. But does this proliferation of events across Asia spell the death of the creative launch pads they represented a few years ago? If this month's Tokyo Designers Week (TDW) 2013- once considered the epitome of good design- is anything to go by, the future looks bleak. ...

  2. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    How to renovate your home without blowing the budget

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:41am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... will help create a softer mood, inexpensively. In the kitchen, tired-looking Corian counters may be given a new lease of life with a polish. Likewise, new handles and quality drawer sliders can make ...

  3. Lifestyle - DESIGN

    Illumination design companies see the light

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson peta.tomlinson@scmp.com Tricks of light add flash to outdoor spaces At Nabana No Sato park on Japan's Nagashima island, the four seasons change nightly to reveal flowers, fireflies, rain, and snow. This happens not by magic, but by mea ...

  4. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    Danish architects take space and light approach

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:34am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... with carefully. This is how we see sustainability in urban development,” Godefroy says. “Many people in the world envy [the Danish] quality of life, and it is all related to urbanism and architecture. ... which are a feature of the city’s life. Designing from the people’s perspective may not be what China’s leaders expect in the race to build iconic, identity-branding landmarks, but it does ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Comfort zone

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:31pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... life." The solution proved to be a muted, custom-blended grey-and-white palette enlivened by eye-catching bursts of colour and subtle woven textures. In the ground-floor living room, for example, ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    New lease of life

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 11:08pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... Text John Butlin The update of a 3,350 sq ft southside apartment proves you can be adventurous and still keep your landlord happy New lease of life Text Catherine Shaw / Styling David ... ceiling fan (HK$3,150) was found at Life’s A Breeze (16/F, Horizon Plaza, tel: 2572 4000). The outdoor chairs (HK$10,200 each) and side table (HK$3,680) were sourced from Everything Under the Sun ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Life in the raw: updating a tong lau apartment

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 11:07pm by Jane Steer

    ... Text John Butlin Traditional tong laus are vanishing fast, but this studio updates that historic, gritty vibe into a chic bachelor pad Life in the raw Text Jane Steer / Styling David Roden / Photography John Butlin   This apartment is an homage to Hong Kong's odd corners. Its old, ramshackle bits. Its make-do-and-mend bits. The places that were built for practicality and then grew ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Designer Naoto Fukasawa's object lesson on the beauty of function

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 03:50am by Catherine Shaw

    ... of transport and banking. The greatest challenge facing designers, he says, is to make life simple. "Life is so complicated. We need to focus on making life better; it is not just about ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Raising the bar

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:12pm by Jane Steer

    ... is represented in Hong Kong by Candy Darling. The paintings are intriguing abstracts and still-lifes in an ethereal palette of greys and blues. “I don’t think most people like stilllifes any more,” Pun ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Space crafting

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 11:31pm by Viv Jones

    ... away and decorative objects picked up on the couple's travels. With parties of 30-plus people in the apartment, a baby and the hustle and bustle of family life it seems that Wong has ...




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