David Tang eyes luxe rice cooker

David Tang Wing-cheung, founder of Shanghai Tang. Photo: Oliver Tsang

Tang-Tang-Tang-TANG … Sing it like Beethoven's Fifth. It's the name of businessman and bon vivant David Tang's new retail empire. So, what what what WHAT will it sell?

Monday, 24 December, 2012, 4:23am

Rocking the cradle

Rocking the cradle

Elegant minimalism in a child-friendly interior.

3 Nov 2012 - 11:30pm

Light house

Light house

When it came to creating a bright and airy pad, one bachelor was ahead of the game.

22 Sep 2012 - 11:25pm

Project has best of old and new

Benefiting from an ambitious master plan, which has brought about thoughtful regeneration of south central London, the new Blueprint development draws on traditional design elements while offering a truly contemporary feel.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Case in point

The stairs are often overlooked when it comes to design, but in one house in Tai Mei Tuk, in the New Territories, Timothy Cheng of Tiron Interior Architecture transformed them into a major feature.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Force of nature

The annual Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan in April was a more subdued affair than previous, as the poor economic climate took a toll. But streamlined budgets did not translate into less interesting or less boundary-pushing products.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Mission accomplished

Sometimes clients ask a lot of their designers when it comes to 'making' space. In Angus Chan and Ian Scott's case, they wanted two bedrooms, somewhere else for guests to kip down, a work zone, two bathrooms, wet and dry kitchens off their living area and lots of room for storage. All in 914 square feet.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

A sense of serenity, space and symmetry

In an exclusive area of west London, with riverside walks and acres of greenery, residents of Bridgeman House will enjoy the tranquillity of country living, while still being within easy reach of all the action and excitement that typifies the modern urban lifestyle.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

From the kitchen to the corridors of power

It's remarkable how often when we ask a foodie about his or her earliest food or cooking experience that the answer involves their mother's influence.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Bathrooms clean up act

If last week's Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan is anything to go by, bathrooms and kitchens have become just as important as other rooms in the home. Alongside the world's largest annual furniture fair, the Bathroom and Euro Cucina exhibitions showcased the very best Italian and international products.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

No end to our wicked, wasteful ways

Despite greater awareness of issues such as global warming and rapidly depleting natural resources, few Hong Kong households are motivated enough to make changes to their lifestyle.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

What's hot in outdoor living this summer

We really have no right to complain about Hong Kong winters. Compared with many countries, ours are relatively brief, blissfully mild - a welcome respite, even, from the lengthy heat. But it's only with the spring sunshine that our thoughts turn to outdoor living: to sunset drinks, dining alfresco, and what we can bring home to rejuvenate our courtyard/rooftop/balcony.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Mother of invention

Henning Voss lived communally until just a few years ago. He had a flat that was turned into an office during the day, when he shared his living quarters with a handful of employees who worked at his dining table and ate in his kitchen.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Nice and easy

The tranquility of Bernard and Youchi Chan's apartment in North Point is no happy accident. The high-flying couple wanted their recently purchased 1,200 sq ft apartment to have a Zen-like quality so they could unwind together at home, but also entertain, work and raise a family there.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Old mastered

A30-year-old apartment on The Peak presented as many challenges as opportunities for interior designer Deborah von Eldik. Although the 2,200 sq ft flat enjoyed generously proportioned rooms, relatively high ceilings and attractive parquet floors, its dated bathrooms, aluminium-framed windows and flimsy doors meant it was in dire need of renovation.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am