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Furnishings

Split-level strategy is solution

The new Monroe sofa in white velvet

To give visitors to Horizon Plaza the widest possible choice of styles, colour and price points, Tequila Kola came up with a split-level strategy.

Friday, 7 September, 2012, 11:01am

The modern masculine vibe is master's choice

On the interior design scene, brothers are doing it for themselves. Designers whose bent was at one time skewed towards the female vote are increasingly parading their maleness in interiors and home-product design.

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Positions with 'sharp' energy

If you are easily distracted at work, review your seating arrangement. Your failure to concentrate may be due to the presence of fast-flowing, distracting energy that may be transformed into shar chi, or sharp energy, if it is not addressed.

4 Jun 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

Don't turn a blind eye to curtains

They shade you from the sun, let you get a good night's sleep and prevent nosy neighbours from prying. Curtains and blinds are also integral to the overall look of a room.

To select what is right for you, Alice Hoi Yuen-lee, from Altfield Interiors, suggests first considering what you intend the room to function as.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Great things in small packages

Horizon Plaza features an array of retailers specialising in maternity and baby products, children's clothing, books and all types of furniture, including custom-made beds, desks and chairs.

In this information age, children as young as four are spending more time on their personal computers, so correct posture is essential for the long-term, healthy growth of their spines.

6 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Seamless service

Jenny May of Destination Management Company, preparing for 1,000 delegates

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

What lies above

For those of us with limited storage space in our homes and offices, it is tempting to place open shelves or glass cabinets on the walls above where we sleep or work. This is not conducive, however, from a fung shui perspective as having objects hanging above your head when you are working or sleeping will result in an increased incidence of headaches.

2 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Opposites subtract

You may be familiar with the fung shui taboo of having a front door and a back door aligned with each other. In such a situation, the chi, or energy, that enters your home rushes out through the exit and positive energy cannot accumu-late.

22 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Let there be light

When the fire energy within your living space needs to be stimulated, it is advisable not to use actual fire or burn candles. Apart from the safety aspect, such fire cures are considered temporary. Some fung shui masters believe the ash they produce will simulate the earth element instead. Nowadays, fire energy is introduced through the use of incandescent lighting.

27 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Prevent crime

A few good tips to keep burglars at bay and homes secure

Keep your keys safe

Do not leave spare keys in obvious places

Do not label your house keys with your home address

Most burglaries occur during the day when no one is at home. Nevertheless, lock your bedroom door at night and keep a mobile phone and flashlight nearby

28 May 2008 - 12:00am

Pillow King can make the long wait worthwhile

Riding high on the success of Good Ba Ba in Sunday's Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup, Andreas Schutz and Olivier Doleuze should continue in celebration mode by claiming the opening leg of tomorrow night's Triple Trio at Happy Valley with a horse at the opposite end of the quality scale - Pillow King.

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Programme caters to a new breed of proactive designers

The fast-changing world of new technology has given rise to a new breed of designers who are putting people first, according to Polytechnic University design professor Sharon Poggenpohl.

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Arm yourself for cold, lonely nights

Lonely ladies and gays, despair not. Help is at hand. The legendary boyfriend's arm pillow, made in Japan, has reached Hong Kong. The pillow is shaped like an upper torso with an extended arm. Ergonomically designed, it can wrap around you and keep you company.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Working miracles

Modern offices tend to have a window on one or more sides. Regardless of how attractive the view is, it is not recommended to sit facing a window, as this may result in distraction and a decreasing appreciation of the view. If you sit with your back to the entrance, you will be vulnerable to rumours and backstabbing from your associates.

2 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

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