The golden jar

Long, long ago in Mongolia, there lived an emperor who was extremely vain and conceited. All he cared about was his appearance.

Monday, 23 April, 2012, 12:00am

Pacific Place creates summer rhapsody with exotic music acts that use bottles and glasses

Pacific Place is celebrating the summer with two exotic international music acts in a programme called Summer Rhapsody.

Last weekend, The Bottle Boys, a group from Denmark, performed at the shopping centre. They specialise in making music by blowing into bottles (beer, soda and even large water jugs) filled with varying amounts of water.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Helping to ensure the refs kept their cool

Temptation to mix his drinks was the capital sin resisted by schoolboy Mathew Bevan during the rugby fest. Together with Andrew Fielder, 18, and Hafidz Arkey, 16, he was one of a trio of waterboys offering pitch refreshments to refs between tries, Mathew was drawn to an abandoned jug of Pimms that found its way pitch-side.

2 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Beer handed

It is not quite as thankless a job as cleaning the stands, but being a beer girl is no walk in the park either. 'It's really tiring, because the beer jugs are pretty heavy,' said Kit. 'It was pretty regular this year and I didn't have trouble with any really drunk people. It's my third year here, and I really like it. It's a tough job, but I get to watch a bit of rugby in between the selling.

3 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

water pitchers

1. Rustic hand-painted, olive-motif water pitcher, $545, from Melting Pot, shop 3, Asia Standard Tower, 59 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2525 3192.

2. Tempo glass water pitcher, $305, from Indigo, shop 214, Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, tel: 2523 5561.

18 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Fantastic plastic

Perfect for picnics, parties and children is the Swirl Unbreakable Collection from Indigo (6/F and 18/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2552 3500). The double-walled, hand-painted items are made of acrylic and come in blue and bright orange. The collection includes salad bowls ($325), jugs ($325) and glasses ($75 to $95).

14 Aug 2005 - 12:00am