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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Shelf esteem

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

    ... was also responsible for sourcing everything from carpets to lamps to an extractor fan (see Tried + tested) that rises from the kitchen counter when needed. Bell insists, however, that the flat’s ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Comfort zones

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

    ... Tried + tested) on a balcony leading off the ensuite bathroom. Beside it is a jade orchid tree so tall it screens the shower. “The higher you go the more dense the tree becomes, so you get ...

  3. Elephants on Acid

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... experiments' in biology and psychology. Tests include those to discover whether people can tell Coke apart from Pepsi and whether you can learn in your sleep. Readers who follow Alex Boese's ... gruesome experiments in the chapter Frankenstein's Lab. Canine lovers may find off-putting tests to keep the heads of decapitated dogs 'alive' so they react to stimuli, ...

  4. Sleep on it

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Several years ago, an adventurous couple made the news by hiding in a bed shop in Germany until after closing time, so they could test the merchandise 'properly'. ... a sleep-trial area, where customers can spend hours testing the beds and mattresses sold by the New Zealand company. Forty winks are actively encouraged in the 400 sq ft kip corner of the 4,000 sq ft Ap ...

  5. The Crimes of Josef Fritzl

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... committed such deeds for so long; neither has it been determined whether there might have been negligence by officials who had known the Fritzls. It includes the findings of an engineer who tested ...

  6. Counterknowledge

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Counterknowledge by Damian Thompson Atlantic Books HK$104 'Counter-knowledge' is misinformation packaged to resemble fact. Think of the numerous conspiracy theories around that can be disproved, or claims for which there is no supporting evidence. Damian Thompson says there is a worrying jump in the popularity of assertions that fail empirical tests ...

  7. Japrocksampler

    Posted Dec 21st 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... much unusual as obscure. Billed as 'a cult deconstruction of Japanese [1960s and 70s] rock music', it will test the staying power of most readers, music lovers included. Although ...

  8. Staying power

    Posted Jul 10th 2005, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... with Charmaine Chan Proving good ideas stand the test of time, Alessi has reintroduced the Programma 8 crockery designed in the 1970s by Franco Sargiani and Eija Helander. The duo came up with implements for the kitchen and table that emphasised practicality and flexibility. Thirty years later, designers have realised anew the beauty of the concept- and how to improve it. Instead of being ...

  9. A Big Little Life

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan A Big Little Life by Dean Koontz Harper, HK$114 You haven't misread the cover. Instead of his usual thrillers, Dean Koontz has written a memoir of his dog, Trixie, a golden retriever fans may recognise from the jackets of his novels. Unless they want to test their tolerance for soppy pet stories, non-dog lovers should probably stay clear of the book, which ...

  10. Grip

    Posted Jan 15th 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... his mother and estranged father, Francis, whose loyalty to his new wife is also tested when his ex-wife asks for money to help their son. Just as Francis can spare none of his savings, ...




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