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Pillow

Sweet dreams

Talk about pillows and you soon find people disclosing all kinds of unsuspected preferences about shapes, support, configuration and fillings.

Tuesday, 10 January, 2012, 12:00am

Sweet dreams ahead

When you live in a small Hong Kong apartment, room for visitors might be problematic, but that shouldn't lead you to rule it out altogether as there are a variety of guest bed options to consider.

These include day and trundle beds, wall beds, inflatable beds and sofa beds.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Kids' stuff - colourful collections for children

Jonathan Adler

(www.jonathanadler.com) is known for whimsical, colourful designs. His first official children's collection, Jonathan Adler Junior, includes furniture, lighting, clocks and throw pillows. Prices range from US$48 for a piggy bank with pink or blue polka dots to US$1,950 for the Junior Lampert, a tufted sofa.

8 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Seamless service

Jenny May of Destination Management Company, preparing for 1,000 delegates

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

The Art of CUHK

Graduation show of Chinese University's Fine Arts Department including Lee Kit's installation A Pillow Seems like a Bed (above) and an exchange project with art students from the University of Virginia. Daily, 10am-5pm (closed public holidays), various locations, Chinese University of HK, Sha Tin. Inquiries: 6025 8477 or www.theartofcuhk.com.

8 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Pillow King can make the long wait worthwhile

Riding high on the success of Good Ba Ba in Sunday's Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup, Andreas Schutz and Olivier Doleuze should continue in celebration mode by claiming the opening leg of tomorrow night's Triple Trio at Happy Valley with a horse at the opposite end of the quality scale - Pillow King.

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Arm yourself for cold, lonely nights

Lonely ladies and gays, despair not. Help is at hand. The legendary boyfriend's arm pillow, made in Japan, has reached Hong Kong. The pillow is shaped like an upper torso with an extended arm. Ergonomically designed, it can wrap around you and keep you company.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

silk bedding

If you've ever suffered the indignity of waking up in a hotel room covered in bed-bug bites, you've probably already bought your own DreamSack. It is the brainchild of frequent traveller Nancy Morgan, who created the pure silk sack after years of sleeping in hotel beds of questionable cleanliness; occupying one is akin to retiring to a soft silk cocoon.

5 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Material world

Crisp white linen and cotton: even the words sound cooling. Which is why these designs by Marika Linen should go down a treat in summer.

22 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Sleep easy

Designer Stella McCartney says all anyone needs to be beautiful is to be 'happy, get some sleep ... and be aware of what you're putting onto your body'.

The US National Sleep Foundation offers these tips to look your brightest in the morning, with glowing skin and reduced eye puffiness:

12 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

luxury travel kits

Airline air-conditioning, lack of sleep and the stress of travel create a puffy-eyed and weary look on arrival but a good travel kit can make a world of difference.

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Sisters uncover truth about their dead mum

Century By Sarah Singleton

Published by Simon and Schuster

ISBN 1 416 90135 3

Mercy and her younger sister Charity lead a solitary life in a large, forgotten mansion called Century. They sleep by day and spend the endless nights walking through the dark grounds, having lessons and wandering the lonely corridors of their 'prison'.

30 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

A bird in the hand

Depending on the species, the appearance of bird motifs in interiors carries connotations of either good fortune (doves, pigeons, nightingales) or something darker (owls, ravens). Nonetheless, all types of birds - the eerie ones included - are emerging as patterns on all manner of decorative home accessories for autumn and winter this year.

14 May 2006 - 12:00am

Dreamy days

It is pretty common in Japan's big cities to see people taking lunchtime naps. Businesspeople snooze on park benches while others grab 40 winks on the subway, and some nod off at their desks after lunch. Taxi drivers, meanwhile, can be found dozing in the afternoons in their cabs parked on side roads.

12 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

ESC Sequences

Ever want to recreate those ancient science experiments that started it all? Thanks to the Japanese, you can. How about a gift offer that he cannot refuse? Or discarded pottery recycled with charm?

get it on record

30 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

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