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Beijing's homeless get touch of warmth

Warm bedding is a godsend to homeless people in Beijing grappling with the coldest winter in almost 30 years. Photo: SMP

When Dong Meihua and other volunteers for the homeless arrived at the Yongdingmen long-haul bus station in Beijing carrying quilts, overcoats and snacks on Monday, they were quickly surrounded by some 30 grateful faces.

Sunday, 13 January, 2013, 4:45am

Handy desk pillow makes snooze news in sleepy city

The desk pillow can be used just about anywhere you feel like catching forty winks: indoors or out, standing up or sitting down or even taking advantage of a good friend.

In light of Hongkongers' hectic lifestyles and their knack of being able to fall asleep just about anywhere, British luxury bedding brand Sleep Naked has created a special desk pillow to enhance the quality of our mid-afternoon nap.

24 Aug 2012 - 3:02am

A little patch of heaven

As far as holidays go, we got off to a late start this summer, and I decided to spend a few days combining packing for our three-week holiday with the grandparents with a wardrobe clean-out.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Mattress marketer shares a million reasons why luxury brand will help you slumber like a baby

You might have thought of many ways to spend HK$1 million if you ever hit the lottery jackpot. How does splurging the winnings on a mattress sound?

Brandon Chau Kwok-fung, the son of the late tycoon Kai-bong Chau, is the local distributor of British luxury mattress brand Vi-Spring.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Emphasis on green sourcing

Bedroom furniture company Okooko originates in New Zealand and is projecting Kiwi-style concern for the environment in Hong Kong.

'Our motto is that all the products we sell must be as natural and as 'New Zealand' as possible,' says managing director Dondy Poernomo, who will oversee the showroom's move from the 27th to the 26th floor of Horizon Plaza later this year.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Sweet dreams for all shapes and sizes

Kokoon specialises in high-quality bed linen made of the best natural fibres - silk, pure linen and cooling cotton. Each design range includes duvet covers, flat and fitted sheets, and pillow cases in standard, tailored and boudoir styles, offering a match for every kind of personal preference or bedroom colour scheme.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Key to good night's sleep

Many people do not know how to dress beds properly. The key to a blissful night's sleep is a bed that is made correctly.

Start with a mattress protector. This serves an important dual purpose, protecting the mattress from dust and providing an extra layer of insulation.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The hosts with the mosts

The art of room-keeping

Joseph Tsoi Yan-chi is a room management instructor. His job is to teach students all the tricks of the trade to ensure that rooms are made perfectly clean at top speed.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Stretch out in comfort

A good mattress is a big factor in getting a good night's sleep, so it pays to choose carefully to ensure a relaxing, restorative six to eight hours.

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Sweet dreams

Talk about pillows and you soon find people disclosing all kinds of unsuspected preferences about shapes, support, configuration and fillings. Debate will ensue on the contrasting properties of foam, soft down or organic buckwheat to guarantee peaceful repose at the end of a long day.

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Sleeping easy is child's play

Kokoon is a designer and manufacturer of contemporary Asian beds, mattresses and high-quality bed linen using the best natural fibres such as pure cotton, linen and silk. Supported by a team of experienced craftsmen and seamstresses, the company offers a range that will suit any modern bedroom.

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Sleep more soundly

In addition to completing the look of a bed, a good pillow will give support in all the right places and keep the head aligned with the back and spine.

Experts say the choice of pillow should be made according to normal sleeping positions.

Side sleepers need a firm pillow to support the head and neck.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Style meter


Tasselled loafers

The best options have a vintage feel in washed leather.

Boudoir chic

Go racy with feathers and sheers.


Furry boots

A year later, they are still not OK.

Duvet jackets

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Sleep can be elusive dream

The most important item in a home for many people is the bed. Getting a good night's sleep may seem natural but, for some, it is an elusive dream and often it is because of the mattress.

Sealy marketing and sales manager Chris Ho Wing-tin says it is important that a mattress provides correct skeletal alignment and proper back support.

1 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Put your pyjamas on for a pillow fight

Watch out, the pillow fight is coming to town!

Show up at Statue Square in Central on Saturday with your pillow. Wait until the air horn sounds at 5pm and join the world's biggest international pillow fight.

A total of 106 cities are taking part, including New York, Paris, London, Toronto, Zurich and Taipei.

31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am