Edwardian Era

Faberge trunk show features Russian royal antiques

Katharina Flohr (left), socialite and barrister Brandon Chau and Kirsten Hunter

The chance to breath new life into a brand that had stagnated for almost a century was a challenge Katharina Flohr could not resist.

Wednesday, 19 September, 2012, 3:42am

Master's strokes prove too abstract for preschoolers

My four year-old daughter refers to Pablo Picasso as 'Pigasso'. It's not a problem with her enunciation because even I say Pigasso when I'm speaking to her. That's because her first exposure to the great artist came from a children's storybook, When Pigasso Met Mootisse, by Nina Laden. Laden illustrates the characters and their environment in the styles of Picasso and Matisse.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Channel hop

London is getting a disproportionate amount of attention this summer; partly because of the upcoming Olympics, but also because the Queen just celebrated her diamond jubilee, part of which involved half of Britain stopping what they were doing to watch a flotilla sail down the River Thames for several hours, with nary a toilet break.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


San Francisco

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Sleepless Chelsea youths have Munich on their minds

Chelsea Reserves manager Dermot Drummy was hoping Lucas Piazon and his teammates would be playing with a smile on their faces today at the HKFC Citibank International Soccer Sevens.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

FA Cup final looks likely to be cagey, low-scoring affair

Chelsea v Liverpool in tonight's FA Cup final has both a sense of the conventional and the unfamiliar. They are two of the most decorated clubs in the competition's long history and come from the Premier League's dominant big six, yet strangely enough this is the first time they have met in the final.

5 May 2012 - 12:00am

Innovation the key to survival

China's vehicle manufacturing industry must innovate to improve the quality of self-developed products and cut costs if it is to avoid losing more market share to foreign goods, warns a top mainland carmaker.

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Vincy Chan, canto-pop singer

What I'm listening to: Olivia Ong's album Romance. I love her voice and musical style. Her soothing voice is relaxing after a hard day's work.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Car showroom's caf? offers a taste of Italy

Why else would you hang out in a car showroom if not for the vehicles? But it's likely that the latest addition to Fiat's showroom in Leighton Centre, Causeway Bay, will draw as many gourmands as car fans.

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am


What: Oro collection end table set Why: This family, made of walnut wood, can be used as a cocktail, side and coffee table. How much: HK$13,700, HK$9,900 and HK$7,800 Where: Simply Casa, 8/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2525 2672

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The rabbit who came to stay

The Tale of Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) created a cast of well-loved children's characters. But she also began the trend for selling cuddly animal toys based on her creations. That trend is hugely common today. When a new, cute animal character appears in a film or a book, merchandising pops up all over the place, which fans rush to buy.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am


Washington, DC

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Oxford Street is going Chinese

Wealthy Chinese shoppers may give British high-end retailers the year-end sales boost they are hoping for amid record unemployment, economic gloom and poor pre-Christmas sales.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Predictable plot casts a shadow

In Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, all the main components from the first hit movie are back.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Starring: Robert Downey Jnr, Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris Director: Guy Ritchie Category: IIA

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows begins - and ends - with Dr Watson (Jude Law) seated in his well-appointed study, typing out his recollections of his latest adventure with his friend.

15 Dec 2011 - 12:00am