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Lacquer

Video: lacquer craftswork a labour of love in Myanmar

Nay Ulin Naing, whose grandfather U Pe Nyunt founded their family's lacquer business decades ago, shows us the laborious process of making lacquer and how to spot fakes. An SCMP feature in Bagan, Myanmar.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

WOW Factor

Superhero polish nails it

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Attention to detail

The Chinese Contemporary Arts and Crafts Biennale opened last Tuesday, featuring about 1,000 contemporary artworks ranging from jade, ivory, stone and wood carvings to ceramics, lacquer ware, embroidery and furniture. The pieces will be on show in Beijing at the National Museum of China until May 6.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

Pink Friday polish

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Lighters

Cartier - Lighter with celestial dragon decor

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

An elegant touch

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: nail polish

Gone are the breezy bright shades of summer - embrace darker, deeper tones this autumn. Metallic, bronze, blue and smoky purple are all hot right now.

Majolica Majorca Speedy & Glossy (HK$38/4.5ml)

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

This week we test: spring nail colour

As the weather starts to warm up, change your strong nail colours for something lighter, brighter and less seriously. Pinks, purples and nudes are especially hot right now.

YSL La Laque (HK$155)

14 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Major Archaeological Discoveries of China in Recent Years

Relics from the Neolithic period to the Qing dynasty, including bronze objects, pottery, lacquerware and jade. Features a lacquered winged figure from the Warring States Period (475-221 BC, right). Daily, 10am-6pm (Sun until 7pm), closed Tue, HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST, HK$10. Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends Sept 24

19 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

It ain't square

Is there anything cooler than a bathroom sink that looks like a geometrically perfect ice cube? Chris Dlutowski and Peter Occolowitz, a Manhattan couple who recently gave their pre-war apartment in the Chelsea area of New York a decidedly post-war makeover, didn't think so.

6 Apr 2007 - 12:00am