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In this creative couple’s tiny Hong Kong flat, the rooftop is party central

A 408 sq ft flat with a cosy ‘teahouse’ bedroom and plenty of storage proves good things can come in small packages.

26 Sep 2019 - 12:31PM

A 408 sq ft flat with a cosy ‘teahouse’ bedroom and plenty of storage proves good things can come in small packages.

In this creative couple’s tiny Hong Kong flat, the rooftop is party central
How one of the worst fires in Hong Kong’s history started, taking the lives of 176 people

An explosion in a Wing On godown on Des Voeux Road West that contained dangerous goods sparked the blaze, which raged for hours, taking on ‘ever-more-menacing proportions’.

12 Sep 2019 - 8:00PM

An explosion in a Wing On godown on Des Voeux Road West that contained dangerous goods sparked the blaze, which raged for hours, taking on ‘ever-more-menacing proportions’.

How one of the worst fires in Hong Kong’s history started, taking the lives of 176 people
A Hong Kong couple’s moody, masculine flat in a buzzing urban setting

Because ‘everyone has white’, a couple decided to take a different track when it came to designing their Nathan Road flat.

13 Jun 2019 - 3:43PM

Because ‘everyone has white’, a couple decided to take a different track when it came to designing their Nathan Road flat.

A Hong Kong couple’s moody, masculine flat in a buzzing urban setting
A Hong Kong microflat uses creativity to make the most of the space and the view

American financer and long-time Hong Kong resident John Dickson’s art deco-inspired, 376 sq ft apartment overlooks the PMQ and contains plenty of hidden storage.

16 May 2019 - 3:57PM

American financer and long-time Hong Kong resident John Dickson’s art deco-inspired, 376 sq ft apartment overlooks the PMQ and contains plenty of hidden storage.

A Hong Kong microflat uses creativity to make the most of the space and the view
From Borneo to Bali: 140-year-old Dutch colonial house gets a fresh start

In pursuit of their dream home, Hong Kong couple Marcus Foley and Irene Capriz dismantled a Kalimantan plantation house and rebuilt it – with all the mod cons, of course – in Seminyak.

4 Apr 2019 - 4:24PM

In pursuit of their dream home, Hong Kong couple Marcus Foley and Irene Capriz dismantled a Kalimantan plantation house and rebuilt it – with all the mod cons, of course – in Seminyak.

From Borneo to Bali: 140-year-old Dutch colonial house gets a fresh start
Inside the Hong Kong home of Vestiaire Collective’s Fanny Moizant, where vintage pieces tell a stylish story

French entrepreneur Fanny Moizant has found the perfect backdrop for her enviable collection of artworks, antiques and design classics

13 Mar 2019 - 9:25AM

French entrepreneur Fanny Moizant has found the perfect backdrop for her enviable collection of artworks, antiques and design classics

Inside the Hong Kong home of Vestiaire Collective’s Fanny Moizant, where vintage pieces tell a stylish story
Tenants give dated Hong Kong house a no-expense-spared facelift to transform it into a home

A 4,500 sq ft house overlooking Deep Water Bay gets cosmetic fixes rather than a complete overhaul and the results have given the home a fresh start

20 Feb 2019 - 12:48PM

A 4,500 sq ft house overlooking Deep Water Bay gets cosmetic fixes rather than a complete overhaul and the results have given the home a fresh start

Tenants give dated Hong Kong house a no-expense-spared facelift to transform it into a home
Inside an Alvar Aalto-inspired family home in Hong Kong – no sharp edges allowed

Undulating walls snaking through the futuristic space give rhythm to the 2,080 sq ft child-friendly flat

2 Jan 2019 - 11:50AM

Undulating walls snaking through the futuristic space give rhythm to the 2,080 sq ft child-friendly flat

Inside an Alvar Aalto-inspired family home in Hong Kong – no sharp edges allowed
How a huge Hong Kong flat became a family home, complete with a gold fireplace

Why, when a homeowner says ‘I don’t want to be like Donald Trump!’, do his interior designers install a huge gold fireplace?

8 Nov 2018 - 2:08PM

Why, when a homeowner says ‘I don’t want to be like Donald Trump!’, do his interior designers install a huge gold fireplace?

How a huge Hong Kong flat became a family home, complete with a gold fireplace
Hong Kong marina house gets a nautical makeover in line with its oceanfront location

Interior designer Clifton Leung refreshes a Sai Kung property’s dated interior with its immediate environment in mind

31 Oct 2018 - 1:27PM

Interior designer Clifton Leung refreshes a Sai Kung property’s dated interior with its immediate environment in mind

Hong Kong marina house gets a nautical makeover in line with its oceanfront location
Inside a Bali holiday home, dreamed up by a French journalist for her family

Raphael and Marie le Masne de Chermont’s six-bedroom property an hour’s drive from Canggu brings nature inside

10 Oct 2018 - 4:22PM

Raphael and Marie le Masne de Chermont’s six-bedroom property an hour’s drive from Canggu brings nature inside

Inside a Bali holiday home, dreamed up by a French journalist for her family
Inside a Hong Kong newlyweds’ flat designed to grow with the family

Every detail counts in this well thought out Ap Lei Chau apartment, which makes the most of stunning views and incorporates some clever storage solutions

3 Oct 2018 - 3:51PM

Every detail counts in this well thought out Ap Lei Chau apartment, which makes the most of stunning views and incorporates some clever storage solutions

Inside a Hong Kong newlyweds’ flat designed to grow with the family
How two Hong Kong village houses were transformed into a family retreat

Originally lacking both features and charm, two concrete boxes on Lantau Island become a tasteful ‘green’ sanctuary for mum and dad and a ‘red’ haven for the kids

7 Aug 2018 - 6:20PM

Originally lacking both features and charm, two concrete boxes on Lantau Island become a tasteful ‘green’ sanctuary for mum and dad and a ‘red’ haven for the kids

How two Hong Kong village houses were transformed into a family retreat
Why Nordic design is perfect for Hong Kong homes – Happy Valley apartment shows secret lies in storage

Wallpaper replaces art as creative focus in a clean, colourful home that is delightfully clutter free

25 Jul 2018 - 5:57PM

Wallpaper replaces art as creative focus in a clean, colourful home that is delightfully clutter free

Why Nordic design is perfect for Hong Kong homes – Happy Valley apartment shows secret lies in storage
A Bali house built with recycled materials – an art activist shows how to create a ‘zero waste’ home

After nine years in Hong Kong, Liina Klauss and her family moved to the Indonesian island, where craftsmanship, art and nature provide a breath of fresh air

18 Jul 2018 - 6:26PM

After nine years in Hong Kong, Liina Klauss and her family moved to the Indonesian island, where craftsmanship, art and nature provide a breath of fresh air

A Bali house built with recycled materials – an art activist shows how to create a ‘zero waste’ home
How Hong Kong yoga instructor created uncluttered, Zen-like home for her family

Moving to a quieter neighbourhood gave Sarah and John Woodall a chance to make a fresh start by combining pieces they already owned with new elements

31 May 2018 - 12:57PM

Moving to a quieter neighbourhood gave Sarah and John Woodall a chance to make a fresh start by combining pieces they already owned with new elements

How Hong Kong yoga instructor created uncluttered, Zen-like home for her family
For one Hong Kong couple, an impulse buy on holiday in South Africa leads to their dream home

When Hong Kong-based interior designer Anji Connell and her husband saw this thatched property near Cape Town, they knew they had to have it

17 May 2018 - 3:21PM

When Hong Kong-based interior designer Anji Connell and her husband saw this thatched property near Cape Town, they knew they had to have it

For one Hong Kong couple, an impulse buy on holiday in South Africa leads to their dream home
A small Hong Kong apartment that is big on style

Interior designer Louis Lau created a loft-like space in a 580 sq ft flat with glass partitions, unique materials and a striking feature wall

28 Mar 2018 - 6:04PM

Interior designer Louis Lau created a loft-like space in a 580 sq ft flat with glass partitions, unique materials and a striking feature wall

A small Hong Kong apartment that is big on style
A Parisian artist’s 1960s gallery-like home in Hong Kong

Daphné Mandel’s colonial Peak residence is the perfect backdrop for her collection of art and antiques

27 Apr 2018 - 10:27AM

Daphné Mandel’s colonial Peak residence is the perfect backdrop for her collection of art and antiques

A Parisian artist’s 1960s gallery-like home in Hong Kong
Hong Kong country park retreat that’s hard to say goodbye to

It took some convincing but having eventually moved into a village house deep in the Sai Kung Country Park, the homeowner is now reluctant to leave. It’s not hard to see why

7 Feb 2018 - 5:31PM

It took some convincing but having eventually moved into a village house deep in the Sai Kung Country Park, the homeowner is now reluctant to leave. It’s not hard to see why

Hong Kong country park retreat that’s hard to say goodbye to
American’s Hong Kong duplex a riot of exuberant colour, runaway fun and girl power

From the giant, plush tiger in her bedroom to the neon toucan in the living room, Brooke Babington’s Mid-Levels home oozes joie de vivre

4 Jan 2018 - 10:41AM

From the giant, plush tiger in her bedroom to the neon toucan in the living room, Brooke Babington’s Mid-Levels home oozes joie de vivre

American’s Hong Kong duplex a riot of exuberant colour, runaway fun and girl power
Hong Kong entrepreneur’s chic and clutter-free home

Designer Sean Dix calls the Convention Plaza apartment a triumph of ‘friendly minimalism’

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Designer Sean Dix calls the Convention Plaza apartment a triumph of ‘friendly minimalism’

Hong Kong entrepreneur’s chic and clutter-free home
A New York loft in Hong Kong – how a creative couple nailed the look

A 2,600 sq ft former warehouse in one of Hong Kong’s grittier neighbourhoods has been transformed into a space reminiscent of a trendy Manhattan home

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

A 2,600 sq ft former warehouse in one of Hong Kong’s grittier neighbourhoods has been transformed into a space reminiscent of a trendy Manhattan home

A New York loft in Hong Kong – how a creative couple nailed the look
How Hong Kong flat went from humdrum to ultimate bachelor’s pad

Spacious terrace, modern kitchen, muted colour palette and industrial details come together in Hong Kong-based financial consultant’s masculine pied-à-terre

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Spacious terrace, modern kitchen, muted colour palette and industrial details come together in Hong Kong-based financial consultant’s masculine pied-à-terre

How Hong Kong flat went from humdrum to ultimate bachelor’s pad
1980s Hong Kong apartment gets a child-friendly makeover that’s modern and elegant

Designer Norman Ung doesn’t let flat’s structural walls get in the way, creating a contemporary family home with spacious living areas, a generous master suite and a dining room that doubles as guest room when grandma visits

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Designer Norman Ung doesn’t let flat’s structural walls get in the way, creating a contemporary family home with spacious living areas, a generous master suite and a dining room that doubles as guest room when grandma visits

1980s Hong Kong apartment gets a child-friendly makeover that’s modern and elegant
Hong Kong interior designer creates timeless micro apartment for him and his wife

With just 369 square feet to play with, Glory Tam has had to use every trick in the book to make the most of the tiny Wan Chai flat. Simplicity was the key, he says

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

With just 369 square feet to play with, Glory Tam has had to use every trick in the book to make the most of the tiny Wan Chai flat. Simplicity was the key, he says

Hong Kong interior designer creates timeless micro apartment for him and his wife
A Hong Kong house with an enviable games room

More than a decade after moving into their multi-storey Stanley house a couple couldn’t wait to go from all-white to dark and dramatic

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

More than a decade after moving into their multi-storey Stanley house a couple couldn’t wait to go from all-white to dark and dramatic

A Hong Kong house with an enviable games room
Stark contrast: a striking black-and-white Hong Kong home

A work-at-home couple’s high-contrast apartment took two years – and many arguments – to complete

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

A work-at-home couple’s high-contrast apartment took two years – and many arguments – to complete

Stark contrast: a striking black-and-white Hong Kong home
A Hong Kong house that is a slice of Australia

A lot of thought and careful planning went into transforming a bare 2,100-sq-ft shell of a house in Sai Kung into one that was bright, airy and reminded its residents of home

28 Apr 2017 - 1:01PM

A lot of thought and careful planning went into transforming a bare 2,100-sq-ft shell of a house in Sai Kung into one that was bright, airy and reminded its residents of home

A Hong Kong house that is a slice of Australia
Jiang Qiong Er: a designer with a mission for tradition

Her Chinese lifestyle company Shang Xia uses ‘heritage to open the future’

7 Mar 2017 - 7:17PM

Her Chinese lifestyle company Shang Xia uses ‘heritage to open the future’

Jiang Qiong Er: a designer with a mission for tradition