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Window Blind

Beware of negative energy

If you have your own office, try to ensure that the overall fung shui of your workspace works to your benefit. Stand at the entrance of the office and observe what lies opposite. It should preferably be a wall, not the fire extinguisher or axe.

Saturday, 12 June, 2010, 12:00am


Czech artist Marie Lee's installations of window blinds reflect on her experiences in Hong Kong, including Nocturne (above). Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, or by appointment, Shin Hwa Gallery, G/F, 32 Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2803 7960. Ends Sept 9

26 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Window dressing

As purveyors of sunlight and, with luck, reasonable views, windows have more clout than any other feature when it comes to styling your interior.

Their size, shape and style do pose some boundaries but the way you choose to dress - or undress - them sets the tone of a room, says interior designer Angela Hall.

25 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Prevent crime

A few good tips to keep burglars at bay and homes secure

Keep your keys safe

Do not leave spare keys in obvious places

Do not label your house keys with your home address

Most burglaries occur during the day when no one is at home. Nevertheless, lock your bedroom door at night and keep a mobile phone and flashlight nearby

28 May 2008 - 12:00am

Board work

Message boards can be made of various materials and in different shapes, but they usually share one common feature: ugliness. However this one, spotted in Australian gourmet store Simon Johnson (181 Harris St, Pyrmont, Sydney), breaks the mould.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Balancing act

Have you ever felt unsettled in an apartment with breathtaking views from floor-to-ceiling windows? Or perhaps felt uncomfortable in a dark, windowless room with mood lighting and antique furniture? Essentially, you are reacting to environments that are either excessively yang or yin, which is contrary to the balance sought in fung shui.

19 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Home away from home

HONG Kong-based interior designer Anne Sixt is in the business of making expatriates feel more at home in the territory. Her secret to creating a comfortable interior for those who may only be staying in the territory for a few years is to keep costs down, although not necessarily by scrimping.

23 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Man behind the mask

THE name of the man behind the mask can now be revealed. Peter Karrie is to play the lead role in The Phantom of the Opera when it opens at the Grand Theatre in the Cultural Centre on June 16.

Welshman Peter has performed as the hideously deformed character in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical more than 1,000 times.

22 Feb 1995 - 12:00am