Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Saturday, October 25, 2014   



Pieces of silver
Georg Jensen is synonymous with fine silver but its Danish founder trained, not as a silversmith, but as an artist and sculptor.

Waste not, want not
Local company tree has made a name for being eco-friendly by selling furniture made out of recycled wood. But even the manufacturing offcuts are not going to waste.

Have a blast with glass
In its day, it was the head of the glass. Structural pigmented glass, known as Vitrolite and by other trade names, was an architectural darling of the 1920s and '30s. Storefronts and home interiors were tiled with it, giving them the sexy, shiny, streamlined look so popular in Art Deco and Art Moderne styles.

Relax and recharge
After a long tiring day, there's nothing like a hot bath - preferably in a luxurious tub with a great design. One of the names that springs to mind is Duravit.

Dishing up chef's specials
In Manhattan's Meatpacking District, Michelin-starred chefs whipped up appetizers for a crowd of more than 100 people. The culinary offerings included Colorado wagyu rib-eye wine-braised short ribs and duck foie gras royale.

Candy is dandy
Remember the nautical blue-striped beach towels luxury linen brand Sleep Naked offered at the beginning of summer?

Milking it like a pro
When Nespresso first hit the market, its detractors called it a passing fad. But 28 years on, the brand - which started with the simple concept of enabling anyone to create the perfect cup of coffee just like skilled baristas - is still going strong.

Go green in comfort
You can go green without having to live a basic and austere life. An eco-home, which opened recently in Kowloon Bay's Zero Carbon Building, shows that green solutions can be achieved without banishing comfort.

Poetry in the wood
Landscape architect David Hughes often finds himself ripping out dead, overgrown, or otherwise undesirable plants to make way for new. But he doesn't haul that nasty Japanese honeysuckle, Chinese white mulberry, or Norway maple to the dump, curb or chipper.

Catch of the day
Summertime, and the living is easy at Ikea. The Scandinavian store's new collection is inspired by the west coast of Sweden - designers have infused elements such as sailing, ropes, buoys, longitude and latitude lines, and even seafood, into the limited-edition summer line.



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