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The Usonian House

You know how it is with most architects: they go on and on about how their profession isn't elitist and how anybody should be able to afford great architecture. And then they design a zillion-dollar house with a custom-built copper roof and nanotechnology glazing.

Sunday, 17 June, 2012, 12:00am

Workplace laws need to cover gays

Hong Kong is often hailed as a city of tolerance and diversity. But the reputation is quickly put to the test in the context of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. Despite growing awareness, it remains a sensitive issue that few discuss openly in society.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Paws for thought

Hello everyone! That time of the year is looming closer, isn't it?

I am not going to mention 'it' today - you need a break from all that.

So let me talk about being proactive. I should know a thing or two about that! Did you know that some of the best dogs in the world are known simply because they were being proactive?

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

What it means to be a good chief executive

According to a survey conducted for the South China Morning Post, Leung Chun-ying is the most popular choice to be the next chief executive, gaining 29.1 per cent support.

It is believed Leung has earned the support through his diligence and persistence. However, I am quite confident that his success was also boosted by the mistakes that some of the other candidates made.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Open to all?

One year ago, I and a few of my colleagues began speaking to employers across Hong Kong about the need to be inclusive to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. Our rationale is that inclusive workplaces are better for business than those that are not.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

Molecular menu proves a real gem

With a new restaurant in London scheduled to open by the end of the year and a TV show in the pipeline, Bo Innovation's demon chef Alvin Leung has rarely been seen in his Wan Chai restaurant of late.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Doing more of what matters

In his book, Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times, Stephen Covey lists 'doing more with less' among his key principles of success during uncertain periods.

4 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Warum 2.0

Virtual cinema has finally come of age - in Rotterdam. The Rotterdam International Film Festival ( has always stood at the forefront of new cinema, and has advocated the idea of blurring what, in internet parlance, would be called 'delivery systems'.

15 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Jockey Club gets racy with a 'fancy dress' contest for women

For anyone who has experienced a Wednesday night at the races at Happy Valley, there's a sense of excitement as the horses race around a track that has been there for more than 100 years. But for the Jockey Club, this betting extravaganza is not enough.

3 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Brainless bigots don't worry the terrorists

7 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

What's cooking?

There is a Chinese saying that 'food is the ultimate paradise for people'. As we usher in 2009 with its bleak economic outlook, perhaps one of the easiest ways to find paradise is to fill our bellies with food that is both abundant and exceedingly delicious. We invited some of the city's most talented chefs to give us their culinary hopes and predictions for the year ahead.

1 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Shanghai police on alert after raiding group of terrorists

Shanghai police are on crisis alert after they had 'struck down' terrorists, a top city official said yesterday.

25 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Tackle changing rules with a constructive game plan

Increased regulation is a reality no market player can avoid or afford to ignore. And meeting this challenge with an open mind and proactive approach does not have to be costly and counterproductive.

23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

style meter


Celebrity daughters in fashion

Beauties with famous parents, such as Riley Keough (daughter of Lisa Marie Presley) and Anne Watanabe (left; daughter of actor Ken) are spicing up the catwalks of Milan and Paris, and are a fashion force to be reckoned with.

Watches with bling

The big trend for the new season.

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

A time to take stock

Today we begin a series of daily reports leading up to next Monday's anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, examining key issues and asking how life has changed

5 Sep 2006 - 12:00am