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  1. Lifestyle - Technology

    Create a multi-room music system

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 12:11am by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com How to fine-tune every room in the house Are you making use of digital music? If the only place you listen to music is on your smartphone, the portability ... forward multi-room systems from Bose and Sonos, which finally put the smartphone at the centre. The concept behind both systems is identical; why should digital music go to waste? With music now ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Office space makes room for fun and creativity

    Posted May 21st 2014, 06:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... space makes room for fun and creativity Cosying up by the fire, jamming over drinks and chit-chatting in a cha chaan teng are not the norm during working hours- unless you happen to work in one ... room fireplace. That's right- a fireplace. Some of the staff members are musicians, and sofas grouped near the flickering flames may be used for jam sessions- at other times for casual ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology

    Streaming services are becoming consumers' music delivery platform of choice

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Jamie Carter

    ... but the new ways are still a rapidly evolving state where nothing is settled." It's perhaps this constant state of flux in music delivery that has put a brake on the popularity of multi-room ... and different rooms has been a slow-burner. There are now speaker systems from Sonos and Bose that use Wi-fi and Apple Airplay to receive tunes sent from phone apps, but all come with their own ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - INTERIORS

    City designer says small home spaces can be turned into stylish spots

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Catherine Shaw

    ... square feet Hong Kong flat into 24 different "rooms" using an ingenious and highly flexible, yet stylish, series of sliding panels and concealed storage. Custom-built features maximise ... as a display unit and room divider. Her client's two daughters share a large open-plan bedroom so Spiegel asked each to pick a favourite colour and then used it as the accent colour on the shelves ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Let there be light

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by ADELE BRUNNER

    ... home Let there be light Text Adele Brunner / Styling David Roden / Photography John Butlin   If ever there were a competition for rooms with a typical Hong Kong view, Valeria Stockford's ... of the rooms but we managed to look beyond the state it was in and see its potential," says Stockford. She enlisted the help of French interior designer Peggy Bels, who demolished everything she ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    London's National Gallery explores sources and varieties of colour in the history of painting

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Victoria Finlay

    ... room is dedicated to a colour, starting with blue (including a sample of that mystically immersive Hiorns room) and moving through the colour wheel: green, orange/yellow, red and purple. Missing out black and white ("Which was agonising but we couldn't include everything," Campbell says) it ends with a room dedicated to gold and silver. These colours are famously ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Researchers work on new aluminium product

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Christy Choi

    ... energy to cool or heat rooms. "The composite, with layers of other materials, exceeds the basic requirements for building codes in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Moscow," Chan said. ...

  8. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Bruno Menard weaves his Michelin magic in Asia

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Bernice Chan

    ... "It's a touch of pride and joy of the many years we spent in Tokyo." The 52-year-old Frenchman was recently in Macau as guest chef at the Michelin one-star restaurant The Tasting Room ... then headed to the United States for a stint at The Dining Room in the Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, for four years where he gained five stars and five diamonds (only 14 restaurants in North America have ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    How not to work out at the gym

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... metres at a pace chosen by me," he says.   2. Thou shalt not treat the changing room as thy bathroom There's nothing wrong with being comfortable in your own skin, but be aware of your personal practices in the presence of others, particularly in the changing room. "I once saw a naked lady with her leg on a chair using a towel held at each end to floss her behind," says ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books

    Journalist turns China experience into thriller

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by James Kidd

    ... is extremely well planted. There are tens of thousands of people monitoring chat rooms. They have the Great Firewall of China. They are everywhere. Your portrayal of 21st-century China is not all ... has pulled back a good deal from its role in everyday life. People probably have more room to breathe now. You can say pretty much whatever you like as long as it doesn't cross ...




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