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Pod sweet pod: capsule rooms hit Hong Kong

Sydney Morning Herald 17.01.2012
Pod sweet pod: capsule rooms hit Hong Kong

Space-starved Hong Kong has long been plagued by high rents and steep hotel rates, vexing university students and tourists alike. But help may be at hand, thanks to one Hong Kong firm: tiny pods stacked up in tiers to create capsule lodgings at lo...

See Six Picks From Hong Kong's Eco-Friendly DETOUR 2011 Design Fair

“Do you use-less? Or Are you useless?” Such was the strangely-worded binary posed by Hong Kong's DETOUR 2011 design festival. The project, which just wrapped up at the former Married Police Quarters in the city's Central district, was all about ex...


Imagine An Underground Park In NYC? It Could Become Reality

When most people think of the New York City underground, the subway, rats and bad lighting are among the first things that come to mind. But, how about beautiful spaces with natural sunlight, grass, trees and remarkably good-looking people relaxin...

The Minimalist Bachelor Pad

The Wall Street Journal 16.02.2011
The Minimalist Bachelor Pad

When a thirtysomething bought his apartment in Hong Kong's New Territories, he wanted his bachelor pad convey a sense of minimalism. Instead of adorning the 2,044-square-feet flat with various furnishings, he spent more than half a million dollar...


Cool Cafe Bathrooms in Hong Kong

Amy Ma The Wall Street Journal 26.10.2010
Cool Cafe Bathrooms in Hong Kong

The humble restaurant washrooms of Hong Kong and Macau aren’t all so humble, thanks to the work of designers both local and international. Here are a few that warrant a dedicated visit, with or without that extra glass of wine.

New Cathay Pacific Lounge Opens at Hong Kong International Airport

"The Cabin" is the latest addition to the Cathay Pacific lounge collection at Hong Kong International Airport. Combining the highest quality materials with a new seating system designed by Foster + Partners, it will transform the experience for pa...


HOTEL REAL BIG: The Mira Hong Kong by Charles Allem

Kyle Buckner Global Grind 10.09.2010
HOTEL REAL BIG: The Mira Hong Kong by Charles Allem

More than a hotel, The Mira prides itself on being a destination. Every square inch of The Mira Hotel is designed to make your stay as comfortable and stylishly sophisticated as possible.

How old furniture is defining Hong Kong's urban spaces

Christopher DeWolf CNNGo.com 25.08.2010
How old furniture is defining Hong Kong's urban spaces

Two young designers discover that what appear to be abandoned chairs and discarded sofas actually form part of a busy tarmac-top social scene in Hong Kong


Aficionado Realizes His Vision

ALEXANDRA A. SENO The New York Times 11.06.2010
Erwin Rudolfo, an investment manager and design enthusiast, put his hobby to work in renovating his 1,350-square-foot Hong Kong apartment.

Erwin Rudolfo readily identifies the living room as his favorite spot in his 1,350-square-foot apartment. That part of his 125-square-meter residence, in a tower block on Kennedy Road, has floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a 180-degree sweeping v...

If you can’t stand the heat…

Bee McConville Pattaya Today 21.04.2009
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Some of you might be a little mystified when looking at homes to buy or rent when the information states ‘European kitchen’, particularly if you are looking at recently built properties. Surely all houses and condos have such a kitchen, which we c...


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Indigo Pearl, the distinctive lifestyle resort situated on Nai Yang Beach in the tropical island paradise of Phuket, was announced winner of the Hospitality Asia Platinum Award 2008-2010 for the "Best Design Concept Hotel & Resort in Southeast Asia".

Design Dilemma: Decorating an Open Space Interior

In the last couple of decades, there’s been a landslide movement toward houses and apartments featuring large open spaces. After all, modern open floor plans offer advantages that cannot be replicated by the tight, closed-off rooms of the Victoria...


Built-in High-Tech

Jeff Marcus Home&Design 27.02.2009
Built-in High-Tech

In the murky past, new homes were built with only two wiring systems, one for electricity and one for phone service. Modern life demands more. "The combined growth of personal home computers, consumer electronics, entertainment systems and home se...

On Architecture: Top Seattle firm's designs don't intrude

LAWRENCE CHEEK Seattle Post Intelligencer  24.02.2009
On Architecture: Top Seattle firm's designs don't intrude

The architects at Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen sometimes call their work "deferential" in its respect for site, neighborhood and history. It's hard to imagine how a 14,000-square-foot mansion on a Seattle-area lakeshore might qualify, but in at lea...


Green Interior design, Seattle

Alicia Silva Building Seattle Green 17.02.2009
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There are several reasons for wanting to make your interior design projects green. And even in this economy remodeling is still happening so what does a Green interior design project entails?. Lots of people want to make a green project but think ...

Customized Hong Kong Apartment

Apartment Therapy 25.07.2008
Customized Hong Kong Apartment

Joanne Ooi is the creative director of Shanghai Tang, a large retailer that specializes in modern Chinese clothing (there is a New York location on Madison Avenue). The New York Times give us a peek into her 1,400-square-foot apartment in Hong Kon...


8th Homex & Design Plus Expo 2008

The property market has been thriving in 2007, its transaction number and amount both reached a new height. The overall real estate prices even recorded a 20% increase. As the economy of Hong Kong grows steadily, its job market also becomes active...

Design balances style with accessibility in this Seattle home

A casual observer would never notice that Bill Ferris and Marsha Donaldson's recently remodeled North Seattle home has been completely adapted to accommodate Bill's wheelchair. A wonderful example of using every bit of its 980 square feet for livi...


UK heritage: The Homewood, Surrey

Sophie Campbell Telegraph 09.06.2008
UK heritage: The Homewood, Surrey

Sophie Campbell takes a tour of The Homewood in Surrey, an interwar masterpiece in Modernist design.

Junyi Heo’s Digital Pot Gives Your Plant a Face!

If only plants could speak, it would be so much easier to take care of them. Thats why our faces lit up when we spotted this awesome Digital Pot by Junyi Heo. Designed to relay the needs of individual plants through an interactive display of simul...