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Saturday, 22 September, 2012, 11:26pm

How to declutter: experts offer tips for organising small flats

How to declutter: experts offer tips for organising small flats

One wonders why so many words are spent advising on how to declutter. Do we really need entire websites of tips, or even this newspaper article, to state what seems obvious? Just buy less. If only it were that easy.

Going down the road of reduced consumption brings benefits in the long run, but it doesn't deal with the existing stockpile of old clothes, unused gadgets, and mementos.

5 Sep 2012 - 1:59am

On style, she rules

I used to always use Organic Pharmacy in Britain. I did a search (don't scold me!) on its website, but I couldn't see any places that stock the treatments. My skin has been looking decidedly dull since the move. I would consider alternatives if absolutely necessary, or even tips on how to do a facial at home. Help!

Dull and Dusted, The Peak

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

No place like home

It can be difficult to make a rented flat feel like home, but there are easy and inexpensive ways to make your leased space feel more inviting.

One of the biggest hurdles is psychological. Try to live in the present and think of the apartment as your own, not a place you will eventually leave.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Gamers can't wait for la dolce Vita

Last night's low temperatures failed to cool the enthusiasm of more than 100 computer gamers who queued overnight in Wan Chai in the hope of snapping up the latest devices at the Asia Game Show, which begins today.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Expert advice pays off

There are no fixed rules for decorating and furnishing a home in Hong Kong, but the eye and advice of an expert can certainly make the whole process a lot easier.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Room to grow

If you need inspiration while furnishing your children's rooms, Home Square has a variety of shops selling furniture and accessories for children of all ages.

Ikea is possibly the best-known store for children's furniture and products, and it also has a playroom for youngsters when they need a break from shopping with mum.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Designing the space for taking your work home

Tempting as it might be to tap away on our laptops on the sitting room sofa, it's not a practice to be encouraged - at least not for extended periods.

For a start, it's an ergonomic no-no. Just about everything is wrong with this scenario, posture-wise. And if you want a short cut to hunched shoulders, back pain, wrist strain and more, this is surely it.

19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Collections to consider

Hongkongers are great collectors - but whether it be serious treasures or Hello Kitty dolls, there are guidelines to help build an eye-catching mixture, regardless of what it is you accumulate.

The first is to decide whether you want to make the display public, as a centrepiece in the home, in your bedroom or a specially dedicated cabinet.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

HK$30.8m for Bel-Air apartment

Hong Kong is undoubtedly one of the most expensive cities to live in. For the price of an apartment, you could buy a house in another country.

When expatriates move to Hong Kong, most are unwilling to pay a large sum for a house, but would still like to have an apartment resembling their previous home.

2 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

All the right moves

In an upstairs cafe in Prince Edward, a young man is about to get shot. Not with a gun but with the reach for a card and a laugh over a board game called Bang. 'I'd like to shoot you,' says a young woman in the Jolly Thinkers cafe. There are cheers and laughter around the table as the teenage victim smiles at his fate.

9 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Virtual fashion heaven

With avatars you design yourself dressed in tailor-made outfits, Frenzoo is Hong Kong's answer to the hit virtual networking game Second Life.

Founded by Hong Kong IT professionals, the new website is designed by 3D graphics experts from all over Asia who have extensive experience designing 3D video games such as Jurassic Park.

5 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Mall hopes to score with soccer camping option

While people usually camp in the countryside, last night soccer fans could sleep in tents inside a shopping mall in Tai Kok Tsui after watching the World Cup matches.

Olympian City has launched an overnight-stay service for soccer fans, available every night until the World Cup ends.

25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Treasure hunters head off the beaten path

EVERYONE IN Hong Kong has a different definition of fun. For some people it is an afternoon at the mall. For others it is a massage run to Shenzhen. For Andrew Robbins, co-founder and co-owner of furniture shop Shambala in Ap Lei Chau's Horizon Plaza, it is rummaging through your grandmother's attic.

3 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

We are family

IF THERE'S ONE tradition to which Hongkongers hold true, it's the notion of living with their children into old age. According to last year's Axa Retirement Scope global survey, Hong Kong topped the list of 15 countries where people expect to live with their children on retirement.

5 May 2006 - 12:00am

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