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Japanese creative agency nendo is winning fans worldwide with its simple design philosophy, writes Kylie Knott.

Thursday, 1 November, 2012, 11:58pm

Phil Ross uses fungus to make bricks and furniture

Once upon a time, an avant-garde senior citizen, being way ahead of the design curve, lived in a shoe. Another occupied a house that eschewed concrete, bricks, tiles and glass in favour of gingerbread and gateaux. And an artist and erstwhile chef decided it would be an environmentally engaging idea to grow a house from mushrooms.

12 Jun 2013 - 4:53am

Style with David Roden, June 12, 2013

What: Forest bookcase

Why: made in solid oak or walnut and comes with lacquered drawers in different colours

How much: from HK$21,400

Where: HC28, 16/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2552 8002

 

What: Femme Bras Leves Lamp

12 Jun 2013 - 4:11am

Singapore's scale models

Singaporean artist Frayn Yong's recent work can fit into a few plastic containers, no bigger than a standard document box. It's not that he's a laggard. It's because his works - painstakingly fashioned out of pencil lead - are small and delicate.

9 Jun 2013 - 2:35pm

Style with David Roden, June 5, 2013

What: Jardin Indien mug

Why: designed by Bernardaud and inspired by Indian botanicals

How much: HK$790

Where: Exclusivites, Ruttonjee Centre, tel: 2521 8626

 

What: Sinatra suspension light

Why: made from brass and aluminium with moveable arms

How much: from HK$31,135

5 Jun 2013 - 4:43am

Seats with a View exhibition shines fresh light on chairs

Glowing a cool blue, the Cybertecture Love Seat is no ordinary bench. Sit down with a friend and the light becomes violet. Nudge closer together and the bench cycles through yellow and orange before finally reaching crimson red.

5 Jun 2013 - 4:43am

Visual tricks that create magic outside

There are various ways to create a view where none exists, and introduce privacy as well. An interesting method - widely used in Europe but less so in Hong Kong - is to paint a trompe l'oeil.

29 May 2013 - 5:01am

Style with David Roden, May 29, 2013

What: Mary side table

Why: By British designer Matthew Hilton, using carved oak wood and marble

How much: HK$13,800

Where: Lane Crawford Home Store, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2118 3668

 

What: McLennan chair

Why: Upholstered in a Jim Thompson linen ikat fabric for that tribal summer look

29 May 2013 - 5:01am

Designer seeks compensation from HKRFU for Sevens passes artwork

A freelance designer who created the VIP passes for the Hong Kong Sevens for the past 10 years has accused the organisers of using her artwork without her permission in a bid to save money.

26 May 2013 - 8:18am

Musician turned jewellery designer Anna Hu creates pitch-perfect pieces

Anna Hu made history last year when she became the first Asian jeweller to be featured in a solo exhibition at the Louvre's Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris.

24 May 2013 - 1:12pm

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