Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Wednesday, April 16, 2014   

Wooing with wok kitchens
The overflow from China's economic high tide is transforming the housing markets of suburban Los Angeles. Affluent Chinese homebuyers are driving prices past boom-era peaks, spawning a subset of property brokers and mortgage lenders that cater to their distinct needs - and even dictate design details in new subdivisions.

Splashes of spring
With spring on our doorstep, Indigo Living's collection for this season is Miami glamour - vivacious yellows, electric pinks and peacock blues.

Immaculate wireless sound
The most discerning home owners of exceptional taste in lifestyle know how a flawless and wireless audio experience can lighten a home's in ambience and style.

Trends on tap
Every year, home decor enthusiasts pore over articles and books discussing up and coming design trends, ready to give their homes a fashionable makeover.

Lettuce get started
Time to grow co-founder Andrew Tsui offers seven practical tips to get you started:

Room to grow
Wannabe farmers frustrated by the lack of space in Hong Kong should take inspiration from Jones Lang LaSalle's first urban farm in the heart of the city. The real estate agent teamed up with local social enterprises Time to Grow and Sowers Exchange to cultivate the farm on the roof of the Bank of America Tower in Central.

Orchid odyssey
It's possible to bring the outdoors in - even in midwinter. Interior designers and decorators are demonstrating that during Orchid Mania, the annual orchid celebration going on until Sunday at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. The designers have created room vignettes that spotlight the exotic-looking flowers.

Sweet scents of Provence
If you can't go to France, you can bring France to your home. Terre d'Oc uses perfumes from Grasse and essential oils from Provence to create natural home frangrances.

Green from wall to wall
Sometimes it's not what's on the walls but what's in them that makes a home stand out. That was the case at the unveiling of the New American Home 2014 outside Las Vegas, an annual demonstration of the latest in residential design and construction.

Springtime cheer
Cold weather getting you down? Bring spring forward with some floral tableware from Heather and March.

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