If it looks like wool, and it feels like wool, then it must be wool, you might think. But the silky, fluffy hat, scarf and gloves made by Wouf are in fact made with recycled dog hair sourced from...
Kate Davies’s career in antiques began with a 19th century mahogany butler’s tray – a piece that would have been used by the butler of a grand English estate to carry silverware from the pantry to...
From its appearance, it's difficult to believe that the nondescript building in Tsing Yi houses the Mass Transit Railway Corporation's nerve centre.
Malcolm Gladwell was in Hong Kong at an interesting time. Here to address a crowd at the Barclays Asia Forum, he had been fascinated by the view from his hotel room of umbrella movement tents.
It was once taboo to talk about depression, mood disorders, and mental health issues in general in Chinese culture. However, in recent years, a growing number of people in Hong Kong have been...
The media plays a vital role in promoting gender equality, particularly in how women and men are depicted. That is the drive behind the BBC's 100 Women project - a series of features, an annual...
As sabbaticals go, molecular biologist Patrick Brown's must be one of the most productive. Brown had a clear goal in mind in 2010 when he took a break from his regular scientific work at Stanford...
It takes more than a slogan T-shirt to make a statement on the runways of Paris. Be it theatrical staging or inspirations for the collections, the veterans of fashion houses know how to get the...
Gastric bands, bypasses and balloons: these weight-loss surgeries are among the solutions of last resort for the obese. But rather than go under the knife, a new type of diet could be a safer and...
A blend of experimental work and all-time classics on Friday night left music lovers with mixed feelings, but their appreciation for home-grown artists was uniform.
No pain, no gain. People who gladly underwent electric shocks for cash in an experiment were more willing to sacrifice money to reduce others' pain than they were to reduce their own.
A new book takes note of 75 years of the American jazz label, writes Peter Conrad.
Be sweet to your skin this winter with these versatile grape seed oil-infused products.
Brimming with history and postcard-perfect scenery, tiny Malta packs a big punch. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.
With her own home filled to bursting, an interior designer divided a second apartment into a stylish granny flat for guests and storage space for a vast music collection.
Lower prices are one of the factors driving mainlanders to shop for luxury goods abroad, which is why outlet malls in Europe and the US have become a top destination for travellers.
Learning how to manage and save money are key life skills, and these basics of financial awareness can be taught to children as young as kindergarten age.
Back in the early 1970s when Australian wines were regarded by many English wine lovers as too vulgar an idea to contemplate, the comedy team Monty Python produced a sketch in which Eric Idle...
Anders Bilidt has been married for seven years, but his attachment to his 1973 vintage BMW goes back 22 years. "You could argue I have more history with my first classic car than I do with my own...
The arduous ascent of an unconquered Sichuan mountain
Jeff Koons: bad boy of American art
Local chefs create spicy menus for the more adventurous diners
Young entrepreneurs win a trip to Silicon Valley
The music Issue
The late art dealer C.T. Loo is loved and loathed for having sold Chinese treasures to the West
Cate Blanchett on her love for theatre and her challenges with Blue Jasmine
Korean film stars learn life lessons
European Alzheimer’s patients and their Chiang Mai care homes
Oscar de la Renta celebrates femininity and beauty in his work
A scintillating array of this season's most coveted fashion and jewellery
Alfresco dining is gaining popularity among busy Hongkongers who want to unwind
Time for tea
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Inside China’s booming contemporary-art market
Precious gems meet powerful make-up for the party season
After opening a store in London's prestigious Sloane Square last month, British jeweller Monica Vinader is now in Hong Kong to inaugurate her eponymous IFC boutique, the first in Asia.
If you're bored with your regular manicure, how about printing your Instagrams on your nails? Spa chain Sense of Touch has brought in Nailae technology, which prints out any pattern or photo of...
Beyond the skyscrapers and traffic-choked streets, Hong Kong is a paradise for runners. On January 25, some 73,000 people will take part in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon.
A new Grace Kelly biopic starring Nicole Kidman has drawn derision from critics and disdain from Monaco's royal family, writes James Mottram.
It's hard to throw a rock without hitting an object that has changed the world in someone's eyes. Hunt through bookshops and there you will find titles on all manner of purportedly world-changing...
What: Beatles Sergeant Coffee Table/Ottoman
Why: This unit, on brass castors, features a classic pop print of the Beatles on chenille fabric
How much: HK$10,980
Horoscopeswith Shelley von Strunckel
Scorpio: October 23-November 21
Letting go of plans you’ve worked hard to organise won’t be easy.
Chinese Zodiacwith Edwin Ma Lai-wah
Auspicious for: grand openings
Bad for: immigration
Auspicious direction: north
Lucky colours: pink
Lucky numbers: 3, 4