Something to suit everyone

Belgian-Australian musician Gotye's third album, Making Mirrors, is eclectic and will appeal to those who value variety, blending a whole range of musical styles.

Sunday, 8 April, 2012, 12:00am

Space, the final frontier

Poky apartments can be improved with some basic design tips to create the illusion of space. Tara Highfield from Tara Highfield Designs shares her knowledge to help create more open, spacious interiors.

'Mirrors reflect and create depth,' she says. 'By placing a mirror on the kitchen wall opposite the cabinets, the reflection gives an illusion of double the cabinetry.'

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Featured Artist Tomoko Sawada

The New York-based Japanese photographer's new series of works including Mirrors 5 (left) explore the boundary between one's own appearance and image reflected in a mirror. Today-Wed, 10.30am-7pm, Connoisseur Contemporary, G4 Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 3521 0300. Ends Wed

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Beware of negative energy

If you have your own office, try to ensure that the overall fung shui of your workspace works to your benefit. Stand at the entrance of the office and observe what lies opposite. It should preferably be a wall, not the fire extinguisher or axe. It should also not be at the end of a long passageway, as this will expose you to sha chi or attacking energy.

12 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Ludwig - Warm

Ludwig - Warm

Blue Lotus Gallery

French artist Ludwig has constructed a compelling microenvironment installation entitled It's a Warm Day that draws on contemporary site-specific sculptural ideas to use the gallery's location and climate in his work.

21 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

A cause for reflection

A common fixture in the bedroom is the built-in wardrobe with external mirrors. While these closets provide essential storage space, the positioning of the mirrors can be problematic with regard to the principles of traditional fung shui.

15 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Mirror effect

Interior designers use mirrors to increase the sense of depth, light and space in a home. However, if placed carelessly, they may cause more harm than good.

12 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Mirror image

Whether to impart a sense of space or simply to enable you to check your make-up as you fly out of the door, mirrors have long been common, often unremarkable, components of homes.

But a clutch of designers is looking at mirrors differently, seeing them not just as versatile accents in their own right but as examples of technological wizardry as well.

21 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Diamond life

Knocking down walls is not always the best solution to a flat's awkward layout. When a fung shui master overruled a designer the result was far more interesting.

1 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Modern manor

Hi-tech chic blends seamlessly with creature comforts in this light-filled Route Twisk apartment.

Living in a computer-controlled home is not just for techies - it can be fun for all the family. Just ask Ruby Ng, whose spacious 2,900 sq ft apartment proves that new technology can help bring about easy modern living.

29 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Underpass mirrors may have been adjusted to aid ambush

Mirrors in the Tsim Sha Tsui underpass that was the scene of last year's fatal shoot-out could have been adjusted to help the attacker ambush two patrolling constables, a scientific evidence officer told the Coroner's Court yesterday.

Chung Wai-wah said at least four convex safety mirrors designed to let pedestrians see round corners had been tampered with.

5 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Close to heaven

The transformation of a dark and dingy apartment into a light-filled home that takes full advantage of its green surroundings has the owners - past and present - singing its praises.

'This place used to be hell,' says interior designer Gary Yan. 'I can't say it is heaven now, but it was really dreadful before the renovation.'

4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Water world

With an entire floor devoted to an indoor 'spa garden', the owners of one Repulse Bay home ensured they had a place in which to wind down and entertain.

24 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Mirror image

In traditional fung shui, mirrors don't open up spaces in rooms or replace missing elements. They reflect back what is captured in them - whether it's good or bad. Mirrors can't choose the type of energy they reflect. That's why hanging one on the wall directly opposite your front door will result in missed opportunities - as favourable and unfavourable energy is deflected.

16 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Mirror, mirror

Fashion's influence on furniture is growing as designers create 'clothing' for chairs and 'jewellery' for sofas. Karim Rashid's take on this marriage of convenience is an item that borrows from boutiques, but can't be worn, although it does boast a dual purpose. His 1.8-metre-tall Snowhite mirror is a free-standing, three-panel product that can act as a room divider.

4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am