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Hong Kong needs more home owners

Many people in Hong Kong are not optimistic about the future. They are unhappy with the government and the unaffordable home prices.

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Style with David Roden, November 14, 2012

What: Silk Road chair

Why: Modern design meets traditional textiles in this unique, cheerily coloured chair

How much: HK$8,900

Where: Shambala, 2/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2552 2475

 

What: Glass table lamp

Why: Handblown green glass gives this cool lamp an inviting, warm lustre

14 Nov 2012 - 3:16am

Pottery potty

A mother of five with a weakness for blue and white ceramics goes all out in her 2,900 sq ft Tai Tam apartment.

 

9 Sep 2012 - 12:04am

Set mood for sweet dreams

Choosing the right bed is a bit like choosing the right spouse or partner. It needs to accomplish a multitude of tasks - providing not only good support and comfort in times of need, but as the largest piece of furniture in a bedroom, it should also be visually enticing and well-presented.

7 Sep 2012 - 11:01am

Objects of desire: coffee cups

2 Sep 2012 - 12:30pm

Handy desk pillow makes snooze news in sleepy city

In light of Hongkongers' hectic lifestyles and their knack of being able to fall asleep just about anywhere, British luxury bedding brand Sleep Naked has created a special desk pillow to enhance the quality of our mid-afternoon nap.

24 Aug 2012 - 3:02am

Home sweet tome: 98 storytellers share memories of Hong Kong in book

Two years ago, keen storyteller Yuen Chi-hung, aka uncle Hung, started a monthly story-sharing session at the Hong Kong Arts Centre in Wan Chai.

In the public space shaded by the trees outside the centre, Hung and other storytellers often gathered to share and listen to other people's tales.

24 Aug 2012 - 3:55am

Up close and personal: twin peeks

"There is baby number one and there is baby number two."

19 Aug 2012 - 6:24pm

From 'different' to diva

Itano, Japan is home to roughly 15,000 people. One of the more notable to have once called the small island district home is Japanese musician Angela Aki.

'I lived in such a rural area,' says Aki, who was recently in Hong Kong promoting her latest album, Blue. 'We didn't even have a TV. The antennae [signal] didn't reach where my village was, so I didn't grow up watching TV.'

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Asians return to roots in their living spaces

The La Cienega Design Quarter in Los Angeles is to home design what Rodeo Drive is to high-end fashion: a destination showcase for the most current and sophisticated offerings.

And at a recent three-day event created to shine the spotlight on this thriving design-led area, there was another emerging star: Asia.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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