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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Less is more

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by Vivien Jones

    ... the Ecols shop in Tsim Sha Tsui, of which Yuen is a co-founder. Their former working relationship bolstered the residential project, and the pair supplied a detailed brief with images and keywords. ... requirements for their home: spaces in which to work; relax; eat and drink; and display their collection of art. Walls were demolished and the interior reconfigured to accommodate, among other things, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1548764/less-more
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Preserving the past in new buildings is back in fashion

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:02am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... requirements for space and equipment such as air conditioning and lifts." Trying to preserve the integrity of the façade, to suit how people live these days, is challenging, though ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1549716/preserving-past-new-buildings-back-fashion
  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Store de force: Archetypal

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:25pm by ADELE BRUNNER

    ... the world needs thousands of chair [designs], for example- just a few that work really well. The name embodies the ethos of the company and how we choose the brands we work with. We ... that contemporary look. We also carry items that are a work of art in their own right, such as the Heritage Boy Carpentry sideboard (HK$187,500), by Lee Broom, which is fronted by an artisanal carpet. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1544800/store-de-force-archetypal
  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Reclaimed and recycled wood cuts waste in family home refit

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:25pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... years after they met in New York. Sid, who grew up in India but moved to the United States as an adult, now works as regional director at Victoria's Secret and Reika runs Mayarya, ... home they decided not to appoint a designer and instead worked directly with a contractor who understood their need for environmental-design integrity. The first step, says Reika, was to strip ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1544794/reclaimed-and-recycled-wood-cuts-waste-family-home-refit
  5. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    Kitchen islands now the centre of attention

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Kavita Daswani

    ... to East, said Andrew Bell, a designer who works in Hong Kong and Bangkok. "In the West … islands are often described as the control deck of the family home," he said, "whereas ... of space," he said. That includes creating islands that connect to the main counters in the kitchen through retractable surfaces. "Countertops can slide out, doubling the work surface area. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1544380/kitchen-islands-now-centre-attention
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Shelf esteem

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

    ... designer, on one of his work trips to Hong Kong, spotted an apartment in Happy Valley from his hotel nearby. “I looked up and thought, ‘Hey, somebody else has done my windows,’” he says. “And ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1540407/shelf-esteem
  7. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    House that Dee built is home sweet, tiny home

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:31am by James King

    ... with a compost toilet, and I shower at work or in my neighbour's house," she adds. "There's an 11-foot ceiling, so it's not claustrophobic. To create a sense of space it's ... actually liked it. And I picked up other skills later, building houses while doing volunteer work in Mexico and the US." The result was her diminutive home for the past decade, "a sturdy, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1539683/house-dee-built-home-sweet-tiny-home
  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Strip tease

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 11:51pm by Jane Steer

    ... the developer as a new-build and spent six months working on the design, knocking out non-structural walls. “It took so long because I kept tweaking. The main idea was to make a place where the space ... but it doesn’t work so well in Hong Kong as it tends to warp in the humidity; that’s why I chose laminate. I kept the background as plain as possible and used the timber as a highlight,” he says. “Less ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1534663/strip-tease
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Rocking allure of heavy metal

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:29am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Balazs. "His style of working influenced me, along with his reverence for the landscape and his fascination with the materials of industry- steel, concrete and large objects," Kundig says. "I learned about the balance of art and poetics from watching and working with him. "I learned that natural steel left to weather is beautiful. As materials age, they develop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1534898/rocking-allure-heavy-metal
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Peer factor

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 11:56pm by ADELE BRUNNER

    ... Roden / Photography John Butlin   Many people have cautionary tales about working with friends but not so Catherine Chang and interior designer Gabi Ho, who’ve known each other for years. When Chang and her husband, James, who works in finance, decided to renovate, Ho was the person Chang turned to for help. “I love the interiors Gabi has done, so it was a nobrainer that I went ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1530681/peer-factor

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