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Do It Yourself

Crafty customers create new trend for D.I.Y. style

Handmade - a "trend from the heart" - was widely identified as one of the hot interiors trends for this year. According to the tipsters, we will eschew mass-produced, cookie-cutter homewares in favour of edgy indie. Or better yet, make it ourselves.

Wednesday, 20 March, 2013, 5:22am

Time to triumph

1 Baking creme brulee

Creme brulee is delicious. I like to make a lot of them and just ... gobble.

Wong Kai-to

2 Clay sculpture

Imagine if we could all sip or nibble from the cup or bowl that we made. As if that is not cool enough, we can also design our own patterns.

Janet Choi

3 Editing films

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Darling of DIY designs

Many of the clothes in Geneva Vanderzeil's colourful closet appear to have come straight from the runways. There are striking statement pieces that seem bang on trend and expensive. But look more closely and you'll realise that most of her clothes are not designer frocks but inexpensive versions of the items you see in the pages of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Style Meter


Electric shades

For slinky looks with high-voltage style.

Perfectly applied deep red lipstick

Sophisticated and sexy.

Vintage-inspired footwear

We love retro colours and chunky heels.


DIY overload

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Improvements with your own two hands

When retirees Richard and Eleanor Borley bought a bolt hole in Mui Wo, on Lantau Island, 18 months ago, they decided to take on much of the renovation work themselves. Having had two homes in Britain built from scratch, they were confident they could replicate the success with their 800 sq ft apartment in Hong Kong.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Do it yourself

Listen to five people talking about the do's and don'ts of DIY and then answer the questions.

1 What does Jenny think about people who do DIY as a hobby?

a. she thinks they save a lot of money

b. she doesn't understand them

c. she thinks they are boring

2 What does she do if something needs doing in her apartment?

18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am