Sunday, 8 April, 2012, 12:00am

TIMELESS textures

Wallpaper is one of the most dramatic ways to add a special twist to a home. While it fell out of favour in the 1980s, it is enjoying a renaissance as people seek to make their homes cosier and more opulent.

30 Mar 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

Fresh start for old wallpaper

Wallpaper has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. Where once only paint would do, now it seems everything goes, from traditional flocked and damask prints to new metallics.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Artistic display opens as underprivileged children snap up a natural opportunity

An exhibition of prints created by a group of underprivileged students from Kwun Tong and Tin Shui Wai has gone on display at the Sheraton hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui and will run until October 17.

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Learning to print like a master printer

Master printmaker Yung Sau-mui and her colleagues hosted three YP junior reporters on September 19 at a special printmaking workshop at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre in Shek Kip Mei. The workshop was held ahead of XinYiDai! An International University Students Exchange Exhibition at the Hong Kong Graphic Art Fiesta 2011, which begins tomorrow and runs until October 16.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Paper trail

A boss once described Nathalie Weston as 'fearless' where interior design was concerned. Any visitor to her 2,500 sq ft flat - a rental to boot - would arrive at the same conclusion: walls are a riot of colour, texture and design; furniture has been painted; pendant lamps are hung in unusual configurations; and paper cutouts have been affixed to drawers.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Some day my prints will come

Collectors and aspiring investors who attended last week's ART HK fair are no doubt aware of our runaway art market - with a record 63,000 visitors, some of the most lucrative sales included Jeff Koon's Monkey Train, which sold for US$3.5 million, and Luc Tuyman's The Couple, 2011, which fetched US$1.1 million.

6 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Literary pursuits

Few Hong Kong homes are big enough to accommodate a library, but that doesn't mean bibliophiles have to sacrifice their love of all things literary. A clutch of designers are making all manner of furnishings - wallpaper, tables, even vases - inspired by books, or, in a brave act of recycling, made from them.

8 May 2011 - 12:00am


Blank walls are proving to be inspiring canvases for designers, whose experiments with texture are taking wallpaper in a whole new direction. And we're not just talking flock.

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

when i draw, i think of...

Gallery Exit

Tomorrow to Aug 22

High rents, a materialistic culture and parents who want you to be a doctor: Hong Kong doesn't make it easy to be an artist.

9 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Celebrating Zao Wou-ki

Oil paintings, lithographs, etching watercolours and ink works created between 1949 and 1994 by the Chinese-French artist (including Untitled, above). A Le French May exhibition. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Alisan Fine Arts, 315 Princes Building, 10 Chater Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2526 1091. Ends Sat

1 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Art on your sleeve

There is no question that pretty doll-shaped dresses top fashion's must-have list this summer. But what makes them different from last season's styles are the striking and colourful prints on them. Gone are the ditsy florals; today's prints are bold and dynamic with great sweeps of colour that blur, merge and bleed into each other, suggesting strong, independent femininity.

20 May 2009 - 12:00am

Easy to spruce up the home

While many people might like to fantasise about stepping through their French windows into a glorious garden below the truth is that in Hong Kong not many apartments come with a balcony.

29 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Top Idea

Lisa Bengtsson, best known for her stunning wallpaper designs, has turned her eye to ceiling prints. Designed for Parafon - a Swedish company that makes roofs for public spaces - the prints are a chic alternative to ceiling tiles. Check out for more information.

6 Jun 2008 - 12:00am