Retrospective creations

Pavilion sideboard by Terence Conran (

Retro style's clean lines bring a timeless aesthetic to modern home furnishings.

Thursday, 1 November, 2012, 11:23pm

Out of My Closet: Thierry Chow

Illustrator and fung shui student Thierry Chow (left) has a fascination with all things miniature. Photos: Carmen Chan

22 Oct 2012 - 7:08pm

Alternative images give telling snapshots of society

Each era has its iconic portraits. They could reflect the values pursued by people at that time or details from everyday life as a witness to social change. On the other hand, the observant eyes of photographers have also captured alternative images of society to reflect a unique facet of the times.

14 Sep 2012 - 9:43am

Hong Kong court dismisses villagers' bid to block weather radar tower

A village in Tuen Mun failed in its legal attempt yesterday to challenge the Observatory's plan to build a weather radar tower on what it claims to be a site of good fung shui.

In the Court of First Instance, Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon dismissed an application to stop construction of the tower on Tai Lam Chung village's "dragon" fung shui hot spot.

6 Sep 2012 - 8:45am

Jeweller Harry Winston's new bridal range is one belle of a collection

American jeweller Harry Winston's new bridal collection, Belle, echoes the history of the company in the halcyon days of New York's rise to power.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Secret forces of the mysterious

Some people believe that there is a hidden energy in the world. They believe that working with or against that energy can bring us good luck or bad luck. They might also believe that the energy will act as a gateway to hidden worlds.

The Chinese call this energy qi. In the West, it is thought to be some form of magnetic energy which forms into lines called ley lines.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Harbour's 'lonely' giants need to overcome isolation

The International Financial Centre (IFC) is built on reclaimed land and so its energy is not as settled as some of the other towers built further inland in the business district, such as the HSBC and Bank of China buildings.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Art failure

The opening night of Art HK 12 witnessed an incredible turnout. It was hard to tell whether people came to appreciate or to acquire, but it's perhaps telling that an official T-shirt bore the statement 'Money creates taste'.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Drawing life lessons from graffiti

Graffiti is an art form that can help ex-offenders turn their lives around, participants at an art workshop learned yesterday.

About 20 teenagers and young adults received professional training in the art during the Sha Tin event, taught by two established graffiti artists from France.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

It seems that the new black is ... white

Judging by the recent fashion choices of many A-listers, it's time to trade in that little black dress for a white number.

At a presentation by HK fashion house Moiselle on Thursday at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, there was an abundance of white frocks on the runway and along the front row.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

MIND boggling

The world of furniture is a bit like Lady Gaga - it never stops surprising people. You can see classicism rubbing shoulders with modernity, grunge flirting with elegance.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Bad year for Jobs? Fung shui master on defensive

A leading fung shui master has defended his ability as a soothsayer after posting on his website a prediction of a bad Year of the Dragon ... for Apple chief Steve Jobs.

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

Spring into colour

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

It's tongue in cheek but some do take the fung shui index seriously

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Ancient art for success

If you are starting the year by moving into a new office, fung shui could help boost your business.

Inquire about who occupied the office before and why they moved out. If it was someone who expanded their business and moved to a bigger office, do not hesitate about moving in.

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am