Garden Furniture

New trends for the great outdoors

Gandia Blasco's Cristal Box (above leftand left)

Influenced by the needs of hotels, residential clubs and beachside resorts, outdoor furniture has taken on a stylish new look.

Friday, 7 September, 2012, 11:06am

Are your holiday finds worth bringing home?

While on holiday overseas, many of us, at least fleetingly, imagine what it would be like to live in a rambling Tuscan palazzo, a flat in Paris or a Malaysian shophouse. Although making such dreams a reality might be near impossible, bringing back a token of our trips, in a piece of furniture or a lamp, is a great way to add something new to our homes.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Something's cooking as mercury soars

As springtime temperatures climb into the 20s, Everything Under the Sun is stocked up and ready for the rush. The specialist in furniture and accessories for outdoor living knows that Easter traditionally signals the end of Hong Kong's hibernation.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Outdoor furniture is in

If you plan on entertaining on your balcony or garden this summer, then cheap, dated plastic outdoor furniture just won't do. And there's more choice now than ever before.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Making the most of the great outdoors

Is it just me, or has romance finally infiltrated outdoor spaces? Tucked away inside courtyards and on terraces and rooftops throughout the city, you are bound to find intimate nooks to curl up in, have a cuddle, relax with a book or dine a deux.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Stay cool and have some fun under the sun

Summer is here and that means enjoying the great outdoors in comfort without scorching yourself in the sun. What better way to do that than with stylish and practical furniture or garden accessories, all available in one place and under one roof.

4 May 2011 - 12:00am

Bohemian rhapsody

The term 'bohemian', referring to an untraditional lifestyle, emerged in France in the early 1800s, when creative types began moving into low-rent 'gypsy' neighbourhoods in Paris, including Montmartre and Le Marais.

21 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Decent exposure

THE HIPPEST ROOM in the home right now is the one without walls, so if your garden or rooftop still bears that faded, old plastic table and some mismatched chairs, it's time to get moving for a summer makeover.

3 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Outward bound

SUMMER IS HERE and you may be thinking about sprucing up your outdoor space. Style-wise, outdoors is as important as indoors these days, and as far as furniture is concerned, that grubby plastic table and chair set simply isn't going to cut the mustard at your next barbecue or garden gathering.

4 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Return to the great outdoors

The whirr of ceiling fans and chirp of crickets have long since been drowned out in Hong Kong by air-conditioners blasting their way through the long, hot summer.

So much in modern society - television, tower blocks and traffic - has transpired to suck us from the outside and deposit us inside to laze away the days.

1 Sep 1996 - 12:00am