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Modern home interior design sees Hong Kong apartment go from dark and dreary to bright and beautiful

The home’s modern interior makeover blends nature and art to create a calming space for reflection and connection, a design perfect for its artwork-loving occupants.

The home’s modern interior makeover blends nature and art to create a calming space for reflection and connection, a design perfect for its artwork-loving occupants.

4 May 2022 - 1:05PM
How Dutch architects of Blackpink record label’s Seoul HQ balanced its need for some privacy with visibility

Built to resemble a giant audio speaker, YG Entertainment’s futuristic headquarters balances a need for privacy with a desire for visibility, the co-founder of Dutch architects UNStudio explains.

Built to resemble a giant audio speaker, YG Entertainment’s futuristic headquarters balances a need for privacy with a desire for visibility, the co-founder of Dutch architects UNStudio explains.

29 Apr 2022 - 5:15PM
10 Jul 2015 - 4:39PM
Why train travel will be sexy again, according to writer Michael Williams

The British writer and expert on train travel talks about the lure of life on the rails and an Indian trip that ended at the altar.

The British writer and expert on train travel talks about the lure of life on the rails and an Indian trip that ended at the altar.

21 Jun 2015 - 12:03PM
Q&A: what '60s design taught Danish furniture brand Hay's Rolf Hay

Simple but not ordinary, different but not weird - that's what makes a product long-lasting, says designer, who co-founded Hay with his wife, Mette, and is inspired by 1950s and '60s designs.

Simple but not ordinary, different but not weird - that's what makes a product long-lasting, says designer, who co-founded Hay with his wife, Mette, and is inspired by 1950s and '60s designs.

6 Jun 2015 - 11:18PM
Architect couple create a spa-like retreat amid Hong Kong hubbub

Winnie Ling and Scott Findley love the vibrancy and convenience of Wan Chai, but needed to feel relaxed at home in their 670 square foot walk-up flat.

Winnie Ling and Scott Findley love the vibrancy and convenience of Wan Chai, but needed to feel relaxed at home in their 670 square foot walk-up flat.

30 May 2015 - 10:39PM
In Hong Kong show, French designer Olivia Putman celebrates mother's legacy

Rebellious, but disciplined: these are the qualities Putman feels she took from her upbringing among the intelligentsia of Paris' Left Bank.

Rebellious, but disciplined: these are the qualities Putman feels she took from her upbringing among the intelligentsia of Paris' Left Bank.

27 May 2015 - 12:03PM
Philosopher Peter Singer on why all men are not created equal

Dubbed the most influential philosopher alive, Peter Singer is loved and loathed for his controversial views. Now he wants us to give away a lot of our money. 

Dubbed the most influential philosopher alive, Peter Singer is loved and loathed for his controversial views. Now he wants us to give away a lot of our money. 

9 May 2015 - 10:13PM
Annie van Es, widow of fall of Saigon photographer talks about life in the war zone

The widow of Dutch photographer Hubert van Es tells Jo Baker about her husband's iconic picture from the fall of Saigon and the peaks and troughs of living in a war zone.

The widow of Dutch photographer Hubert van Es tells Jo Baker about her husband's iconic picture from the fall of Saigon and the peaks and troughs of living in a war zone.

26 Apr 2015 - 11:20AM
A breath of fresh flair: young Hong Kong entrepreneurs chase start-up dreams in Silicon Valley

On a whistle-stop tour of Silicon Valley, some of Hong Kong's most promising young entrepreneurs learn the risks and rewards of chasing their start-up dream. Words and pictures by Jo Baker.

On a whistle-stop tour of Silicon Valley, some of Hong Kong's most promising young entrepreneurs learn the risks and rewards of chasing their start-up dream. Words and pictures by Jo Baker.

16 Nov 2014 - 10:20AM
My life: Noor Huda Ismail

The anti-terrorism expert tells Jo Baker about attending school with a future Bali bomber and helping jihadists to reform.

The anti-terrorism expert tells Jo Baker about attending school with a future Bali bomber and helping jihadists to reform.

23 Aug 2014 - 11:17PM
My life: Dr Talavane Krishna

The founder of an Ayurveda retreat in India talks to Jo Baker about using the ancient practice to nourish both body and soul.

The founder of an Ayurveda retreat in India talks to Jo Baker about using the ancient practice to nourish both body and soul.

15 Jun 2014 - 12:03AM
Making scents: saviours of the incense tree

The heady fragrance of agarwood gave Hong Kong its name, but it has become so valuable its source is under threat. As Jo Baker discovers, though, there are those for whom the incense tree is worth more than money.

The heady fragrance of agarwood gave Hong Kong its name, but it has become so valuable its source is under threat. As Jo Baker discovers, though, there are those for whom the incense tree is worth more than money.

11 Mar 2014 - 10:37AM
Hong Kong still failing its women

Later this year, Hong Kong will come under the microscope of a UN committee reviewing the city's compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (Cedaw). While Hong Kong is ahead of many other societies in protecting the human rights of women, big gaps remain, and The Women's Foundation has submitted a "shadow report" to inform the committee's analysis.

Later this year, Hong Kong will come under the microscope of a UN committee reviewing the city's compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (Cedaw). While Hong Kong is ahead of many other societies in protecting the human rights of women, big gaps remain, and The Women's Foundation has submitted a "shadow report" to inform the committee's analysis.

20 Jun 2018 - 5:56PM
My life: Paul Kan Man-lok

The Chinese-language telecoms pioneer tells Jo Baker about his passion for collecting - and sharing -treasures.

The Chinese-language telecoms pioneer tells Jo Baker about his passion for collecting - and sharing -treasures.

15 Feb 2014 - 10:59PM
Make the views of women count in a more open Myanmar

While many in and outside Myanmar question the quality of the democratic space being opened by the government after decades of military rule, a surge of new ideas is being allowed in the public sphere. And among the beneficiaries, finally, are women.

While many in and outside Myanmar question the quality of the democratic space being opened by the government after decades of military rule, a surge of new ideas is being allowed in the public sphere. And among the beneficiaries, finally, are women.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
It's Slow time

Heavy hitters meeting at a Thai eco-resort seek to avert environmental catastrophe by targeting and changing the mindsets of the world's most powerful people and companies, writes Jo Baker.

Heavy hitters meeting at a Thai eco-resort seek to avert environmental catastrophe by targeting and changing the mindsets of the world's most powerful people and companies, writes Jo Baker.

11 Dec 2013 - 5:21PM
Making Clockenflap tick

Staging Hong Kong's biggest annual music and arts festival is no walk in the park. Jo Baker meets a team of dedicated, determined and quite possibly exhausted organisers ahead of this year's event.

Staging Hong Kong's biggest annual music and arts festival is no walk in the park. Jo Baker meets a team of dedicated, determined and quite possibly exhausted organisers ahead of this year's event.

30 Sep 2015 - 6:01PM
Leaps & bounds

A versatile penthouse apartment suits the work and social needs of a couple from two very different backgrounds.

A versatile penthouse apartment suits the work and social needs of a couple from two very different backgrounds.

9 Nov 2013 - 10:27PM
Thrills & kills: Frederick Forsyth turns to modern-day terrorism

With his latest book, master storyteller Frederick Forsyth is back doing what he does best, writes Jo Baker.

With his latest book, master storyteller Frederick Forsyth is back doing what he does best, writes Jo Baker.

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