Rooms

Eco-friendly furniture 'reclaimed, recycled, reloved'

The Roadie collection features reclaimed wood and lockable wheels.

Space is a luxury that few in Hong Kong can truly afford, which is why a trip to Horizon Plaza's top floor - and TREE's spacious, airy showroom - is such a pleasure. At about 25,000 sq ft, the shop really is an antidote to Hong Kong's cramped, crowded showrooms.

Friday, 7 September, 2012, 11:04am

Gender police on the beat at Underground washrooms

Not only are the Chinese swimmers being labelled as drug cheats, but now their sex is also being called into question as Li Xuanxu, the bronze medallist in the women's 400 individual medley, found out.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

HOME comforts

Business executives on solo assignments are a key segment of the serviced apartment market, but people forget their needs are just one part of the sector's overall picture.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A busy dining room is fine, but where to draw the line?

A friend who often joins me on restaurant reviews has given me an ultimatum: no more queues. He's refusing to eat with me at restaurants that are so hyped and/or popular that diners have to queue to get a table.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Building plan may have hid C.Y. structure from view

An unmarked section on the building plan of Leung Chun-ying's house on The Peak could have made it difficult to spot an illegal basement if it was already there when he bought the property 13 years ago, an experienced architect suggests.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Happy couples' time to relax

The most relaxing part of getting married has to be the honeymoon, as the months of organisation and wedding-day jitters are over. The honeymoon is a time for the newlyweds to focus on each other, create treasured moments and indulge in some luxurious pampering from their hotel.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

On the market

80 Robinson Road

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Mission accomplished

Sometimes clients ask a lot of their designers when it comes to 'making' space. In Angus Chan and Ian Scott's case, they wanted two bedrooms, somewhere else for guests to kip down, a work zone, two bathrooms, wet and dry kitchens off their living area and lots of room for storage. All in 914 square feet.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Where the heart is

There's something special about Malia and Peter Hirschmann's Pok Fu Lam home. It's not the size - although its 2,300 square feet feel decidedly roomy when compared with typical hutch-like Hong Kong residences; it's more the fact that, despite being rented, it feels as though the couple and their children have lived here their whole lives.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Tsang stayed in US$6,900 presidential suite

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has sparked another controversy over his conduct, with his office admitting that he stayed in a US$6,900 hotel presidential suite during an official visit to Brazil this month.

The one-night stay in Brazil's capital, Brasilia, was chosen by the Chief Executive's Office and paid by taxpayers, the office said last night.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Hospitality with a theme

As travellers have become more sophisticated, hotels are responding through versatile offers for guests, such as novel-theme suite ideas.

In Wan Chai, the Cosmopolitan Hotel has fashioned a new style of comfort with its Theme Suite Programmes, featuring select choices of Sony's 3D Entertainment Suites, OSIM Suites, Ocean Park Suite and A-Fontane Suites.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Designs on the future

Companies struggling to cut down on rental expenditure can consider moving to a cheaper location or redesigning their offices to save space.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

High bid tipped to force up prices of funeral rooms

A multimillion-dollar bid to run a publicly owned funeral parlour in Hung Hom has beefed up government coffers while triggering a chain reaction of price increases by other private parlours, operators say.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Industrial strength

The view, through an aluminium window frame, is of foamy cascades tumbling from Niagara Falls. Nearby, nine red-crested chickens roost among scholars' rocks. Overhead is a metal space dock that would not look out of place beside the Starship Enterprise. To the side is a pretty floral canvas that, on closer inspection, contains the sentiment 'Allwordsf***'.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Spot the difference

The dirt track snakes uphill through rice paddies and groves of yellow bamboo before rounding a corner where, like a mirage, a neo-Gothic church tower and the spotless wooden roofs of Alpine chalets rise majestically above a muddy artificial lake.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am