Eco Friendly Pet Homes

For those of us with pets, these ideas are great eco-friendly housing options. The animals are exposed to fewer toxins and the plants add an air cleansing aspect to the home (which you know from my multiple plant posts that I’m a big advocate of, especially in this super polluted city). NOTE : Recycling and…

Plants For A Luxurious Bathroom

Whether or not a bathroom is luxurious, plant elements can really add a fresh touch to a space. With bathtubs they look resplendent; ivy reclining gloriously on a ledge or fragrant gardenia basking in the humidity. There are many ways to use both real and silk plants to make a bathroom a haven, and the…

Fortress Hill : AIA Tower neighbourhood

This is quite a big review, clumping three streets together because of their future potential as a sought-after neighbourhood in Fortress Hill. As you can see from the layout, there is a lot of possibility for Soho-esque development in dining and retail. The amount of scaffolding that can be seen tells of the future of…

Space Saving Bathroom Sinks

These little sinks are great for Hong Kong bathrooms, where tiny toilet spaces are often overwhelmed by large (or normal sized) basins. While they may seem the miniature guest bathroom type, it’s amazing what a difference a smaller sink can make in a cramped space. NOTE : Whether perched on a ledge or hidden under…

10 Best Plants For Improving Air Quality

Most of these plants are familiar on sight and very commonly found in Hong Kong markets, small plant stores and Ikea and Japan Home Center, to name a few places. They’re easy to get and usually quite happy living indoors by a window with minimal bother. NOTE : Hanging pots are a beautiful option for…

Showers for Small Spaces

Showers are a vital feature of all bathrooms and often take up a large part of the space, especially in smaller homes. Whether a normal glass walled shower or a fancy standing unit is chosen, there are elements such as shelving and tap/shower type to take into consideration, which I’ll explore further in separate posts….

Fortress Hill : Mercury Street

Mercury Street is a gem in Fortress Hill, maintaining its sunny old world charm while still in reasonably close proximity to Fortress Hill MTR. A tiny lane joins Jupiter street behind the confusingly named ‘Causeway Bay Market’ and the area has local vendors and friendly faces selling eggs and vegetables in traditional style. While the…

Neat Sinks for a Small Kitchen (and a Dishwasher Sink Too)

Kitchens are a lamentable area of the house for many people in Hong Kong. To have a practical, useable kitchen is something very coveted here. Fortunately, there are still options for those who would love to cook, even with the limited space available. NOTE : An essential item is a multi-use sink that sits a…