As Hong Kong's temperature dips and winter begins to set in, open fireplaces are making a comeback, especially with new designs that allow portability.Friday, 2 December, 2011, 12:00am
As the city endures one of its hottest summers on record, concerns are growing for the workers who turn developers' billion-dollar dreams into reality whatever the weather.
The Observatory recorded a temperature of 34.5 degrees Celsius on June 9, the highest on record in June since 1980. Mean temperature for the month was 28.6 degrees, 0.7 degrees above the average.8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Over the past several months, I've received a number of e-mails from a friend in London who is teaching herself to bake. Very few of her attempts have been successful as she likes to 'fiddle' with recipes: she substitutes whole-grain flour for white plain (all-purpose) flour and reduces the amount of sugar in an attempt to make her produce healthier.6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
You may be enjoying the current cooler weather but winter is just around the corner. So here are a few ideas to help you stay warm and cosy and, of course, stylish.17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am
Hong Kong winters may not be long, but they can be chilly. That's reason enough to warm to the coolest design trend in alfresco living: the outdoor fireplace.
A flickering flame has become de rigueur in the hippest yards and patios in colder climates, so it's only natural it would catch on in Hong Kong - especially as some can also be used indoors.18 Dec 2009 - 12:00am
If designing my kitchen was tricky, choosing appliances to kindle creativity was humbling. I craved tools that would allow me to put away childish things and push me to provide adult fare.
No more instant noodles, mushroom omelettes or curry-in-a-hurry. I was destined to become Delia, Julia, possibly even Nigella.12 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
'It's the most expensive oven now in Hong Kong,' a rep from Miele emphasised. Certainly, the German appliance maker went all out to make a promotional statement last week, unveiling a very high-end range of kitchen apparatus. The new slogan is 'Above All', so what better visual representation of that motto than to charter a couple of Peak Trams and take the guests and media up to The Peak.6 May 2008 - 12:00am
Warming up to winter can be a stylish affair, with the latest range of designer fireplaces adding a chic glow to your home.26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
Those with kitchens more suited to hotel rooms than homes often make do without an oven. Siemens offers a solution with its wall-mounted liftMatic oven (above). The appliance, which can be installed between two cabinets or over a table, features a mechanism that lowers the entire oven 'floor'.21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
How to choose ... a cooker
Hong Kong rental flats tend to be sparsely furnished - in fact, the landlord will usually (but not always) agree to supply only one essential item for the kitchen - a cooker.6 Aug 2006 - 12:00am