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  1. Superstitious locals shut the door on Aberdeen hand-me-down furniture business

    Posted Aug 25th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford A store selling second-hand furniture must be a financial certainty in these times of increasing environmental concern. Alas, this has not been the experience ... 'It's a very niche market, what we do,' she says. 'The local Chinese are not interested in anything second-hand because they are superstitious.' Ms Lau says regulars love ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/605458/superstitious-locals-shut-door-aberdeen-hand-me-down-furniture-business
  2. Face value

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Suji Owen

    ... simply by resurfacing your existing furniture. As well as saving money, revamping or adapting what you already have is unquestionably the most eco-friendly way to go about any redecoration project. Just as green, although it might cost a little more, is having your way with vintage or second-hand furniture. Hong Kong has a thriving online second-hand market and a number of weekend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688389/face-value
  3. Comment - Blogs

    One third of Chinese travellers admit stealing hotel furniture

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 10:46am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... to remove linen and towels, rather than the furniture.     Mexicans come second from bottom. In their case, 60 per cent claim to leave hotel rooms intact, which means 40 per cent are removing stuff ... and magazines, but mainland Chinese guests take it a step further, often removing furniture, such as lamps, clocks and even the pictures off the walls, according to a survey by hotel booking site ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1333515/one-third-chinese-travellers-admit-stealing-hotel-furniture
  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong furniture sales drop for third month as property market curbs hit

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... goods could remain slow in the second half if property sales remained sluggish. "Performance in the two sectors is directly linked to property sales- if sales of second-hand flats remain ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Sales of furnishings, fixtures fall for third month in a row in May amid slump in property deals Curbs on flat prices hit furniture sales Initiatives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1274228/hong-kong-furniture-sales-drop-third-month-property-market-curbs
  5. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Stamp duty expected to hit second-hand homes hardest

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com SHKP chairman says developers have already slashed prices on flats in new developments Stamp duty expected to hit second-hand homes hardest The city's second-largest property developer, Sun Hung Kai Properties, believes higher stamp duties that became law at the weekend will hit the secondary residential market hardest, despite developers slashing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433797/stamp-duty-expected-hit-second-hand-homes-hardest
  6. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - FURNITURE

    Asia's fusion furniture on show in Milan

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Giovanna Dunmall

    ... angles on fusion furniture It felt like the quietest Milan furniture fair in years. Press previews were half-empty, previously impenetrable design districts were a breeze to walk through and many cocktail parties were shockingly under-patronised. Perhaps it was the advent of a new president (Claudio Luti, the owner of successful Italian acrylic furniture company Kartell), but the one venue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1216136/asias-fusion-furniture-show-milan
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Furniture buying spree lands Japanese research lab in new scandal

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:38pm by AFP

    ... scientists of faking data, has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on designer furniture, reportedly to use up its budget. The Riken Institute, headed by Nobel chemistry laureate Ryoji Noyori, ... it was having a tough time spending its budget within a fiscal year, so it would frequently do interior renovations," the researcher was quoted as saying. A Riken spokesman said the furniture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1482446/furniture-buying-spree-lands-japanese-research-lab-new-scandal
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - INNOVATION

    Accessory turns smartphones into hand-held gaming devices

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:14pm by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... the challenge becomes to bridge the gap between the two worlds. One start-up has found a simple solution of sorts, believing that the only big thing that separates the two is where you place your hands. Phonejoy is a new accessory that turns smartphones into hand-held gaming devices. It's a portable controller that attaches to phones, allowing gamers to marry the usability of a traditional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1473900/accessory-turns-smartphones-hand-held-gaming-devices
  9. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - INTERIORS

    Contemporary baby furniture that doesn't compromise style for comfort

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

    ... Peta Tomlinson peta.tomlinson@scmp.com Designers turn their hands to helping parents create chic, contemporary nurseries with style and comfort Furniture for babies that's all grown ... were older by then, but friends of mine were becoming parents and they found that the same PVC-covered atrocities were still being passed off as baby's furniture," he said during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1154012/contemporary-baby-furniture-doesnt-compromise-style
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - FURNITURE

    Hong Kong-born Chi Wing Lo makes a name for himself in Italy as designer

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:39am by Giovanna Dunmall

    ... and dying arts inspire designs at Milan fair At this month's annual Milan furniture extravaganza, known as the Salone del Mobile, all roads seemed to lead to Chi Wing Lo. The Hong Kong-born ... collection, Dimensione Chi Wing Lo (or "the world of Chi Wing Lo"), in collaboration with Italy's Maroni. The results are some of the most elegant pieces of furniture around. By showing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1483019/hong-kong-born-chi-wing-lo-makes-name-himself-italy

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