Wood Road


What: Grand Repos & Ottoman Why: Antonio Citterio's chic, classical lounge seating allows for adjustable positions How much: HK$44,950 Where: Flea+Cents, 1/F, 36-44 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, tel: 2528 0808

Wednesday, 13 June, 2012, 12:00am




Works by Russian painters including Irina Kotova and Andrey Petruxin that depict the artists' inner worlds and their feelings for Russia. Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm, Sat, 9am-6pm, Red Square Gallery, Happy Valley Branch, 11 Yuk Sau St, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2838 0040. Ends Apr 30

Art Hotpot in Hong Kong

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

House of fun

The moment you step inside photographer Tara Jenkins' house, it becomes obvious what her passion is: walls, shelves, cabinets and tables are adorned with pictures. Images of her three children and lawyer husband beam out like models in adverts for the perfect family. Colourful pop-art-influenced images- her own work- cover one wall.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Big bucks roll in from old buildings

Jo Gray and business partner Jeff Ovens, both from Britain, are unfazed by slowing sales in Hong Kong's housing market and the continuing turmoil in global financial markets.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Natural habitat

Interior designer Pamela Lee has created a garden in the sky on the 29th floor of a Mid-Levels tower. Not a literal one, but one created from imaginative whimsy.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Let there be light

Visitors to Edith Bagda's Sai Ying Pun flat must take an intriguing route. After twists and turns down several flights of stairs, they're rewarded with the sight of a luscious courtyard garden.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


208 Duecento Otto

G/F, 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan. Tel: 2549 0208. This former meat storage warehouse was transformed into a slice of New York cool by a team who were named the best young designers of 2004 by Wallpaper. Recommended: the extensive wine and cocktail list.

Angel's Share

3 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Cafe Nirvana

G/F, 65 Wing Lok St, Sheung Wan Tel: 2545 2588

3 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


Alfie's by Kee

M18-19, M/F, Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central. Tel: 2530 4422. With its dark wood, dimmed lights and leather lounges to sink into, Alfie's more than matches the Dunhill boys' club aesthetic. Recommended: 'Pimm's by Kee' and the lemon grass martini.

Angel's Share

17 Feb 2011 - 12:00am


Who started it? Eccentric Italian Luigino Bottos launched Bothos in Hong Kong in July last year after more than 30 years in the fashion industry, working as stylist, art director and designer for several Italian brands. The leather goods and accessories label is a manifestation of his vision, style and aesthetic, which attempts to fuse West with East.

31 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

All my life, I've used supermarket brands like Woolite for washing my delicates. Any suggestions for a more luxurious, delicious-smelling wash for my smalls and cashmere?

Clean Thoughts, Wan Chai

17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Gilted pleasures

Roushana Sjahsam looked to the past to create her present apartment. Having lived much of her life in old European cities, Brussels and London among them, she has developed a love of classic interiors with all the trimmings: wall panelling, chandeliers, lustrous fabrics and touches of gilt. The trouble was, she says, she had to find a designer on the same wavelength.

5 Jul 2009 - 12:00am


1. Naturofantastic candle holder, HK$16,620, from Lladro, shop 361, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2918 0369.

2. Nymphenburg Hippopotamus bowl, HK$28,470, from Design Link, 11 St Francis Street, Wan Chai, tel: 3113 8728.

3. Rosenthal Meets Versace soup bowl and plate, HK$2,590, from Exclusivites, 1 Duddell Street, Central, tel: 2521 8626.

28 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Pawn star

The owners of The Press Room brasserie and Classified delicatessen and cheese shop on Hollywood Road have opened a restaurant in a newly renovated four-storey heritage building (below) in Wan Chai. The Pawn, which opened on Tuesday, is so called because a pawn shop previously occupied one of the spaces in the building, which was built in the late 1800s.

13 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

set in stone

1. White jade coasters and box, HK$580, from Melaine, 15 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, tel: 2815 7873.

2. Limestone soap dispenser, HK$250, and box, HK$230, from Homeless, 29 Gough Street, Central, tel: 2581 1880.

3. Daum crystal head sculpture, HK$9,900, from Lane Crawford, shop 126, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2118 3652.

9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am