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Interior Design

Hanging out: an audience with British design maven Ilse Crawford

Ilse Crawford is a perfectionist. She's been stuck in traffic for an hour, but despite the schedule chaos, she insists on a change of clothes. As an interior designer, aesthetics play a key role in her life.

Friday, 7 June, 2013, 2:14am

Visual tricks that create magic outside

There are various ways to create a view where none exists, and introduce privacy as well. An interesting method - widely used in Europe but less so in Hong Kong - is to paint a trompe l'oeil.

29 May 2013 - 5:01am

Designing talent sashays off runway into homes

Experience has taught one of the world's most successful businessmen, Donald Trump, that "you're generally better off sticking with what you know". But some people just can't help pushing the envelope, among them the current seam of fashion designers crossing over into homeware.

15 May 2013 - 2:53am

Glass pioneers bid to increase use of recycled materials

The government wants us to recycle glass - an admirable green initiative, given that the 13 tonnes of waste glass drink bottles currently collected every day in Hong Kong accounts for less than 10 per cent of the total thrown away.

1 May 2013 - 3:44am 1 comment

Indoor vertical gardens a growing attraction for Hongkongers

In a city with bad air pollution and cramped apartments, Margaret Chen says bringing greenery indoors is an easy path to better air quality and peace of mind.

10 Apr 2013 - 5:43am

Chinese embrace natural draw of log cabin holiday retreats

Think of log cabins and what comes to mind are charming chalets in the Alps, rustic retreats tucked away in the woods, cosy second homes in Vail and Aspen.

27 Mar 2013 - 6:19am

How to make a little room for romance

If cupid could do with a little nudge, a simple answer could lie in your interior décor. Home is, after all, our most intimate space, so where's the harm in allowing it to wrap you and yours in a relaxing, romantic, sensual embrace?

6 Mar 2013 - 4:32am

Contemporary baby furniture that doesn't compromise style for comfort

Four men with offended design sensibilities established bloom, a brand of baby furniture of European design and precision engineering. They tapped a trend: its start-up in Hong Kong in 2006 led to bloom products being sold in 56 countries and notching up US$20 million in annual sales.

20 Feb 2013 - 4:41am

Style with David Roden, February 20, 2013

What: Our Fire candelabra

Why: designed by Philippe Starck using clear crystal and silver mirror coating

How much: HK$16,300

Where: Baccarat, 1/F, Landmark Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2537 2303

 

What: Seletti Keytlery

Why: 24-piece cutlery set using old keys as inspiration. In gold and black

20 Feb 2013 - 4:55am

New generation summons wind of change from West

Over the last decade, some of China's most intriguing design projects have been created by two architects who are business partners - and husband and wife.

17 Jan 2013 - 10:52am

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