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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Team spirit

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 11:09pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... next to the one they'd bought three years earlier, gutting both and fashioning distinct public and private zones. A transitional area segues between the bright, open living space ... high armchair (B&B Italia's rope version of the famous Peacock chair), which lords it over a small area near the bar that proved difficult to furnish. Instead of disguising the space ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Shelf esteem

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:47am by Charmaine Chan

    ... who moved to Hong Kong in 1984 and bought the apartment in 2009. Also important was that space be maximised – the flat had previously housed a family with children – and that there be room for his hobbies, among them photography, cycling and reading. “There was a lot of storage space I wasn’t using,” James says, explaining that the living area, now open plan, had once been carved ...

  3. Open to life and creativity in a space without walls

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... me happy. I see the sunset. I forget time.' Despite the success of Green T House- which is a restaurant, gallery, cultural-event space and, as its name hints, a teahouse- JinR compares ...

  4. Breathing space

    Posted Sep 18th 2005, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... By manipulating the space, Murray, through his company RJ Murray Design (tel: 6103 2073), was able to give the impression of height and length where they were lacking. Removing an enclosed concrete ... upwards, helping to create a sense of loftiness. 'The whole idea was to lengthen the space,' says Murray. He further maximised the ceiling height by removing fans and installing recessed ...

  5. Personal space

    Posted Jun 26th 2005, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... with Charmaine Chan Private nooks are uncommon in small flats, which is why these wood and rice-paper rooms have hit the spot in Japanese homes. The so-called J.room (below), which made its debut in the United States recently at the International Contempo ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Magic touch

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:58pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... space for everyone," Mulchand says of what is now a three-bed-room, two-bathroom apartment with a playroom for the couple's two daughters. The girls, aged 10 and seven, wanted ... that the family spends most of their time. Roden had his largest input in this vital space, helping to coordinate the gold-and-silver palette of the dining room to showcase the vintage-style lamp Mulchand ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Comfort zones

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 10:52pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... R&R spaces define one modern, multi-level, technologically integrated South Bay home Text Charmaine Chan / Pictures John Butlin   When Post Magazine visited the Peak home of British ... the master en-suite bathroom contains a sunken bath and the son’s room (he is now 18) covers nearly an entire floor and comes with its own lounge. “It is nice for [our son] to have a separate space ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Sheung Wan apartment that blurs the interior-exterior divide

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... and by retractable awnings, which also provide protection from sun and rain over the teak-decked space abutting the lounge and dining areas. Enjoyed by all – and that includes neighbours on upper floors who ... doors dividing them can be left open, allowing the girls to enjoy the other’s space and company. The metal surfaces in this area also serve a more practical purpose. “They can use magnets ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Winging it

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... that tricks the eye into thinking the panes of glass extend from floor to ceiling. This level also accommodates a dining area and enclosed kitchen; Ma’s husband’s work space and a cavelike cellar; plus an open kitchen-cum-bar, where the girls can play at being grown-ups. A window-side bench behind the bar provides space for the sisters to study recipes and prepare food. “We do cupcakes, ...

  10. Divide and conquer

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... with Charmaine Chan The tide is turning against open-plan living, as solitary spaces take on new importance in an increasingly harried world. But before replacing those walls you knocked out to enhance light, space and sociability, consider other ways to create divisions. In Private Places: Creating a Peaceful Space of Your Own at Home (Jacqui Small, $295), Judith Wilson ...




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