Variety show

Variety show

Jaime Hayon's prolific body of fantastical work includes furniture, art, interiors, shoes, ceramics and installations. Here we highlight a selection of his collaborations…

Thursday, 1 November, 2012, 11:46pm

British casino refuses to pay poker star Phil Ivey his baccarat winnings

Phil Ivey

One of the world's top professional poker players has been denied £7.3 million (HK$91.32 million) in gambling winnings from Britain's oldest gaming club, reports said, as it investigates possible misconduct.

8 Oct 2012 - 4:43am

Casino's honour is just a house of cards

Casino's honour is just a house of cards

It's probably sensible to stay away from casinos in general, but it's definitely a good idea to stay away from the Golden Nugget in particular, in light of its refusal to pay out in full US$1.5 million (HK$11.6 million) won by 14 gamblers described as Chinese-Americans.

23 Aug 2012 - 9:13am

Michael Wong's latest brand collaboration is crystal clear as he teams with Chateau Baccarat

Michael Wong Man-tak is on a roll. These days the actor-singer is more often seen at product launches than film premieres, especially since he launched his MW label.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

French sommelier's 'universal' wine glasses pass taste test at L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon dinner

Nay-sayers may be sceptical about a universal wine glass that can indeed enhance the aroma and reveal the richness and complexity of your vino.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

For your Valentine

Baccarat crystal heart paperweight, HK$1,400, from Lane Crawford Home Store, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2118 3668.

Angel pepper pot, HK$220, from I.D., Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2523 3006.

Dali rose bowl, HK$480, from Exclusivites, 1/F, Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central, tel: 2521 8626.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

New Year Dragons

Tibetan carpet, price on request, from Altfield Gallery, Prince's Building, tel: 2537 6370.

Dragon dance print (circa 1882), HK$1,000, from Picture This, Prince's Building, tel: 2525 2803.

De Rosa paperweight, HK$695, from Town House, Prince's Building, tel: 2845 0633.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am


What: Chevaux du vent wall platter Why: Designed using brush-and-ink drawing craftsmanship and limited to only 30 pieces worldwide. Considered as the noblest conquest of man, these pure-bred Arab horses are known as 'Horses of the wind'. They come to life on the pieces and appear astoundingly true-to-life. How much: HK$42,620

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am


Wing Tai teamed up with Baccarat to hold an exhibition of the French crystal manufacturer's works at Forfar. More than 700 guests were able to appreciate about 40 pieces worth more than HK$3.5 million at the event organised by SCMP Marketing Services. They included exclusive creations by renowned designers Philippe Starck and Francois Pompon.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Collection gains inspiration from history

The extraordinary sparkle and beauty of Baccarat's latest crystal objet d'art collection are at their most alluring when displayed against the floor-to-ceiling windows at the luxurious residences of Forfar, with Hong Kong's breathtaking skyline as the backdrop.

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Baccarat crystal adds lustre to private viewing

Wing Tai Properties and SCMP Marketing Services teamed up to present 'A Baccarat Crystal Spectacular' featuring the French company's latest crystal collections at the luxurious No2 Forfar complex in Kowloon Tong.

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Meeting of perfectionists

At the prestigious Forfar residences in Kowloon Tong, Wing Tai Asia and Baccarat jointly presented a spectacular event to unveil the French brand's latest autumn/winter crystal glassware collection.

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


What: Nevo ceiling light Why: With this light, designed by Arturo Alvarez, you no longer have to go outside to look at the clouds. How much: small HK$6,280, large HK$9,280 Where: PLC Galleria, 50 Morrison Hill Road, Wan Chai, tel: 2836 3839

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Chandelier showroom says Hong Kong makes light work of its star's late arrival

Guests arrived on time for the opening cocktail of the Baccarat chandelier showroom in Causeway Bay's Cubus mall yesterday, to find staff still setting up the stage to unveil the event's centrepiece - a chandelier created by French designer Philippe Starck.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

Odds and ends

Like all casino games, baccarat features a built-in series of odds that tend to favour the house. Simply put, player and banker are each dealt two to three cards and the highest hand wins (neither wins in the event of a tie). No decisions are required; the rules of the game dictate whether and when either hand receives a third card from the dealer.

1 Nov 2009 - 12:00am