Paul Norman

My life: Michaelangelo L'Acqua

Michaelangelo L'Acqua

W Hotels' global music director talks to Adam Wright about finding his calling.

Friday, 31 August, 2012, 5:34pm

Screen test

Six months ago, I went on a screen fast. At the time, like many people in Hong Kong, I was consuming television, movies and entertainment in large chunks. My nightly ritual was an episode or two of a popular TV show, plus part of a movie. The low point was when I started talking about characters from TV shows as though they were real people.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Architect learns to think inside the box

Name William Lim Job Managing director, CL3 Architects

When did you first become interested in architecture?

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Daniel Libeskind

TELLING STOREYS My work addresses not just the surfaces of things, but how architecture, urban space and buildings can tell a story, and how they can bring hope to often gloomy pasts. As a child of Holocaust survivors, who grew up under communist dictatorship in Poland, I didn't have to research these issues in the library - they're part of my own visceral past.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Cruzing through

Name: Jacob Taio Cruz Born: London, England Zodiac sign: Taurus Chinese zodiac: Pig Albums: Departure (2008), Rokstarr (2009), The Rokstarr Collection (2010)

22 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Pearl Lam

CRY FREEDOM I had no freedom when I was growing up and that was a problem. My upbringing was straight and strict. My mother was a very strong character. [My] parents were very determined people. I've inherited that. When I was at St Paul's primary school, in Causeway Bay, I used to go to church and pray that I would be sent abroad; that I would be set free.

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

ART undefined

The Dutch Furniture designer isn't seeking fame - he just wants to have fun

7 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Q&A: Valuable lessons

How did you change as the company went from start-up to being well established? I am now more human and caring, and there has been a definite change of mentality. In the early days, there was so much to do and so little time. All of us had to work flat out and concentrate mainly on ensuring the day-to-day things were done right.

23 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Chua Lam

'I wake up at 6am, drink some tea, do some tai chi and then I'll head down to the market to 'dig up' my own vegetables, meat and fruit, and cook myself a good breakfast. Some days I'll go to the office but a lot of the time I'm on the road.

27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Author decided to do the sensible thing and followed her heart

I grew up on the beautiful Australian island of Tasmania in a society that was 10 years behind the times but in the nicest possible way. It was a fascinating community with a mixture of locals and lots of artists and craftspeople who came to settle from around the world.

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Some took to the road confident they had prepared well, while for others it was a matter of riding their luck


Age: 27

Occupation: School teacher

Time: 43.26

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Loulou de la Falaise

'I normally get up at quarter to eight. My husband, Thadee [Klossowski], brings me breakfast in bed, except for the weekends, when I do it. Then I have a nice sweet-smelling bath, which puts me in a good mood. I have all my jewellery, mostly from my own collections, hanging on a wall, and often it will inspire me for the day.

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

24 hours with Paul Smith

A typical day for me starts at about 6.30am. I travel about seven months of the year, but I usually go swimming no matter where I am in the world, either at my hotel or at one of a couple of places I'm a member of in London. After that, if I'm in London, I normally go for my breakfast in Soho at the same place - I'm a creature of habit.

2 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

First Person

Carol Choi Yin-lai, A Form Seven student and known to her friends as 'Ah Y', is an aspiring songwriter.

4 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

First person

Michael Maddess, 39, quit his secure and highly paid job in Vancouver nearly 15 years ago to work in Hong Kong, where he was stopping over for two days. He is now the owner, race director and course designer of the PowerBar Action Sprint Adventure Race Series

26 Feb 2004 - 12:00am