Made in the shadesSunday, 8 April, 2012, 12:00am
Design is a family affair for Jake Dyson. He uses the bagless vacuum cleaners invented by his father, James, who in turn has his son's lights fitted in the dining room of his stately Gloucestershire mansion.14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
You might think you do not have room to create a spa retreat at home, but could you fit in a cocoon? That is the essence of a spa experience, according to award-winning designer Ed Ng Chung-hong, and it is not defined by space.3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Old buses never die, they just end up in your living room.
That, at least, is what a group of students would like to see happen after turning relics from disused Kowloon Motor Bus vehicles into a range of environmentally friendly furniture.16 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Lawmakers are divided on whether legislation is needed to combat light pollution, for which environment officials are proposing voluntary guidelines as a first step.
Pan-democrat lawmakers generally favour specific laws to curb light nuisance and are unhappy with what they see as officials' delaying tactics.29 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
Developers of The One shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui say they have toned down a three-storey-high LED advertising sign on top of their building, but owners of flats in The Masterpiece say they will not be satisfied until it is lights-off altogether.16 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
In the clear
This clear-bottom two-seater piece from Hammacher Schlemmer provides a new way to observe marine life. It has inflatable chambers for storage and extra stability and is made of hi-tech clear polymer - which the manufacturer claims makes it almost indestructible. Price: US$1,350. hammacher.com
Best of the nest11 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
Light pollution might be tolerated in Hong Kong if it is caused by technology that reduces the amount of electricity used and, as a result, improves air quality. But the term has been redefined by a new energy-efficient product that has created another environmental problem - too much artificial light.8 Oct 2010 - 12:00am
Being thin and beautiful may have its downside. That's the message from the Consumer Council's latest research on integrated digital televisions. More than half of the televisions it assessed had less than satisfactory sound quality and seven of the 20 sampled were incompatible with traditional hi-fi systems.16 Jul 2010 - 12:00am
When interior designers say 'let there be light', Tino Kwan Wing-kuen is often the first person they call.
The prolific lighting expert may not have the name recognition accorded to other design specialists, but he has received his share of awards and he has been in demand enough to work for 30 years.7 Oct 2009 - 12:00am
The MTR Corporation is being urged to modify the lighting at three stations on the West Rail which, critics say, is wasting power.
A million kilowatts of electricity could be saved annually by changing the lighting system at the Yuen Long, Long Ping and Tin Shui Wai stations, according to a green group.7 Sep 2009 - 12:00am
A spacious and ultra-modern town house was given an artistic edge by an adventurous couple.
Most space-challenged Hongkongers would be happy to stop living in a box. Yet one Sai Kung-based family has chosen to make a box - a bright red cube to be precise - the central feature of their living space.14 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
The clever use of space and lighting and a rooftop conversion have resulted in the ideal entertainment venue for a single man about town.25 May 2008 - 12:00am
Several countries have begun to introduce rules to control outdoor lighting including Chile, Australia, Canada, Greece, Italy and the Czech Republic. The town of Bisei in Okayama prefecture was the first in Japan to introduce curbs through a 1989 ordinance. In the US, several states, towns and major cities have introduced anti-light pollution laws.17 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
Hong Kong International Hardware & Home Improvement Fair and Hong Kong International Lighting Fair
The recent Nobel Peace Prize for former United States vice-president Al Gore has been a victory for the environmental cause, but many within the lighting industry have been promoting energy-saving products for several years.25 Oct 2007 - 12:00am