William Duddell

Style with David Roden

Style with David Roden

What: Cobra table lamp

Why: Designed by Greta Grossman for Gubi of Denmark, this lamp has a flexible arm and a shade that turns 360 degrees

How much: HK$4,860

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 5:53pm


What: Anchor lamp Why: Made from solid and polished brass and with a copper finish, it is an updated nautical classic How much: HK$3,900 Where: Museum Context, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2152 0820

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

apm Monaco ups the glam on Duddell Street

So many people turned up for jeweller apm Monaco's store opening on Duddell Street, Central, that some had to wait outside before getting a chance to check out the glittering fare.

The brand's art director, Kika Prette, came to town for the opening of its first store in Asia and to mingle with the more than 100 guests.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


What: Aerodrome table lamp Why: Northern Lighting has collaborated with Hong Kong-based Alberto Puchetti to create this aerodynamically inspired lamp. Also comes in red, white and dark grey. How much: HK$6,350 Where: Homeless, 1/F, HomeSquare, 138 Sha Tin Rural Committee Road, Sha Tin, tel: 2691 1981

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hit illegal parkers with realistic fines

Hong Kong has more vehicles on the streets per kilometre than any other city. We have narrow roads in the busiest districts and a shortage of places to park, especially for motorbikes. Ownership is expensive, so those who can afford to drive are usually well-heeled.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am


What: Nub lounge chair, designed by Patricia Urquiola for Andreu World Why: This chair, made of beech and stainless steel, was inspired by the bobbins with which Urquiola's grandmother used to make lace How much: HK$11,900 Where: OVO studio, 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, tel: 2529 6060

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


What: Ferdinand the Bull coat hooks Why: Designed by John Brauer, these minimal yet almost comical hooks made of reinforced nylon can hold 10kg of weight each. How much: HK$275 for a set of three Where: Oplus Designerware (www.oplus.com.hk), tel: 2528 0808

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Roses help beauty brand overcome thorny issue of how to stand out in the crowd

Owing to the heated competition among cosmetics firms, with their endless promotions, the masterminds of these events are having to get more and more creative.

Japanese beauty brand SK-II launched its luxury beauty line LXP on Tuesday at a private venue in Duddell Street, Central, and the event had a bit of everything hip.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am


What: Chaise Laia Why: this ecologically sound chair, designed by Jean Louis Iratzoki, uses a vegetable-based foam, sustainable oak and pure wool for the upholstery. How much: HK$5,499 Where: Aluminium, basement, Queen's Centre, 58 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, tel: 2577 4066

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


Cotton rug, HK$200, from Inside, Prince's Building, tel: 2537 6298.

Playtex tray, HK$1,500, from Exclusivites, 1 Duddell Street, tel: 2521 8626.

Lino Baya linen fabric, HK$956 per metre, from Cetec, 18/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, tel: 2522 6515.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


What: Riddle magazine hanger. Why: The product, which is designed to hang from walls, removes magazine and newspaper clutter from your floor. Riddle is made of wood with sound-absorbent rubber rings and polyester ribbons. It comes in white and black. Price: HK$13,000. Where: Design Link, 1/F, Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central, tel: 2868 0991.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


What: Chella luxury performance textiles. Why: This fabric is tough enough to withstand rain, sun, salty winds, paw prints and even deluges of red wine, yet is not stiff like other outdoor or high-traffic textiles. Guaranteed for three years against fading and disintegration. Price: HK$1,115 a yard.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Decorative plates

1 Paris by Seletti, HK$799, from Aluminium, 58 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, tel: 2577 4066.

2 Mille Nuits, HK$2,900, from Baccarat, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2537 2303.

3 Camera Obscura by Magdalena Gerber for Bernardaud, HK$5,390 for a set of six, from Exclusivites, 1 Duddell Street, Central, tel: 2521 8626.

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am


Sculptor Sun Yi creates fluid shapes such as Royal Costume (above) out of large blocks of wood. Today-Sat, 10am-7pm, Galerie du Monde, 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell St, Central. Inquiries: 2525 0529. Ends Sat

10 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

More options for shoppers

If you really, really don't think there are enough shopping options in this city, here are a couple more places to check for Christmas gifts.

The construction mess in the basement of the Kowloon Hotel has finally been cleared and tomorrow it opens as a new underground Seibu store, with four floors and 52,000 sq ft of retail.

15 Dec 2006 - 12:00am