Stoneware lights up sale

The Spring 2012 sales by leading auction house Bonhams this week offer a treasure chest of valuable Chinese and contemporary Asian paintings, and other artworks. Also on sale will be exquisite jewellery and watches, and fine wines, whisky and Cognac.

Monday, 21 May, 2012, 12:00am

Buyers look for creative and practical concepts

Presenting an assortment of products that combine creativity with practicality, the HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Fair is a not-to-be-missed event for buyers on the prowl.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Tea time

Martin Wiscombe biscuit tray, HK$250, from Lane Crawford Home Store, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2118 3668.

Stacking bird cups, HK$380, from Mr Blacksmith, 7 Gough Street, tel: 2581 1110.

Sun tea strainer, from Homeless, 28 Gough Street, Central, tel: 2851 1160.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Rise & shine

1 Shell Scales by Joseph Joseph (HK$680)

2 Cul de Poule bowl (HK$1,370) and whisk (HK$520) by Matali Crasset forAlessi

3 Cylinda coffee and teapots by Paul Smith and Arne Jacobsen for Stelton (www.stelton.com)

4 Tea Infuser by Cuisipro (HK$85), available at Pan Handler

5 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

for the entertainer

1 iBoom Home portable stereo system (works with iPods HK$699), DLO. 2 Heather and March snail toothpick holder (HK$1,460). 3 Leaf shaped salt and pepper dishes (HK$420), Inside. 4 Georg Jensen Helena tea set in porcelain and stainless steel (HK$3,200). 5 Tequila Kola garden tea cup and saucer set (HK$225/one cup and saucer). 6 Leonidas Victoria 20-piece chocolate box set (HK$380).

7 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Whacky inventions: Help in the house

The Teasmade

13 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Tea total

Japanese tetsubin teapots not only enhance the flavour of tea; they also supplement iron-deficient diets with traces of the mineral. And they look good, having evolved from mere kitchen utensils to decorative pieces.

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Kettle collection

In 1891, Salvation Army officer Joseph McFee hung a big red kettle in a busy San Francisco street, collecting for meals for the elderly over Christmas.

In doing so, he began a Christmas tradition in the US which has spread worldwide, providing millions of hot meals for the needy.

23 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Set pieces

Architect Gary Chang has raised the art of tea to new heights with his Kung Fu Tea Set (left). Prohibitively priced to keep amateurs at bay, the HK$608,000 collection is part of the Tea & Coffee Piazza project, begun 20 years ago by Alessi, whose collaborators have included Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito and Dominique Perrault.

10 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

How to choose ... a kettle

How to choose ... a kettle

The kettle isn't the most versatile piece of kitchen equipment: it can only boil water. But it does so quickly and, if you choose the right one, it can even be stylish.

11 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


1. Silver teapot with wooden handle, $10,620, from Cleto Munari, shop 2039, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2899 2009.

2. White porcelain Bernardaud Dune teapot, $2,230, from Exclusivites, shop 101, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2877 2815.

3. Washbasin teapot, $980, from Raffles, shop 1020, IFC Mall, tel: 2199 7377.

12 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

tea strainers and infusers

1. Greggio silver-plated strainer with stand, $350, from Townhouse, shop 210, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2845 0633.

2. Te O tea strainer by Stefano Pirovano, $250, from Alessi, 7/F, Sogo, Causeway Bay, tel: 2968 6377.

3. Bodum round ball infuser with handle, $100, from PanHandler, shop 318, Prince's Building, tel: 2523 1672.

12 Feb 2006 - 12:00am


It sounds more complicated to brew a prefect cup of tea than it actually is. Start by washing the teapot and cups with hot water, then put a generous pinch of tea leaves in the pot. Rinse these with hot water and pour away the first brew. The first pouring isn't drunk; the third brew is said to taste best.

21 Apr 2005 - 12:00am


Moon Garden Tea House is popular with celebrities, including Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng. It offers more than 80 types of tea. 5 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2882 687

VBest Tea House offers more than 37 types of tea. It uses small, elegant teaware. 17 Elgin Street, SoHo. Inquiries: 3104 0890

21 Apr 2005 - 12:00am


Tea ware designed by locals will be exhibited at the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong Park, starting from Wednesday.

The exhibition, Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters 2005, features 97 pieces of contemporary tea ware and vessels related to tea drinking created by 70 locals.

They were selected from the Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters competition last year.

14 Mar 2005 - 12:00am