Space Saving Ideas For A Tiny Wardrobe

Oh, for a walk in wardrobe! We’ll get there one day. OR we can decide to forgo the stress of an small cramped closet by decluttering and paring down to an essentials-only wardrobe, which is probably a better idea since our beautiful clothes will get more use that way. But that’s a tough task to work towards….

Saying Yes To Mess in Your Hong Kong Apartment?

I’m not a fan of mess or clutter, and think it’s best avoided in this city of too-small apartments and lamentable storage space. But then I read this great post from Apartment Therapy about making peace with our stuff. It made me think about whether this works in the cramped living situation of Hong Kong….

Great Corner Solutions That Open Up A Room : Armless Slipper Chairs

A neat trick for opening up a room is using small armless chairs, ideal for those odd little corners that need a dose of cheer. The fact that they don’t have borders at the edges allows them to offer personality and practicality while not imposing themselves or dividing the space as an armed chair would….

Hong Kong Voted ‘Best City’ By Economist

People who live here might cheer. People who live elsewhere may boo. But the fact of the matter is that The Economist listed Hong Kong as ‘Best City’ in a recent study. While I have lived in Hong Kong for a very long time, I’m not going to argue for or against it. Plenty of…

Best Ways To Maximize Your Small Apartment Space

Apartments may be smaller than houses, but that does not mean that one should skip decorating or eschew the effort to make apartments into cozy spaces. Choosing the right furniture and accents can make a real difference, and can make an apartment into an attractive home. Below are a few tips: 1. Sofas or chairs…

Cool Small Spaces : Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy is my new favorite blog! It deals with the pressing issue of shrinking living spaces, which suits this Hong Kong blog perfectly. I’ve shared ideas on how to save space by moving your bookshelf, and ways to beautify a tiny bathroom space or double-up planters with pet beds, but this comprehensive interiors site…

Quirky Sinks Make An Impact In The Bathroom

Quirky designer sinks are a personal design preference that is entirely up to the designer. They can change or compliment the space around them, adding personality as one of the most-used items in the household. NOTE : While fabulous and fantastical, it’s important to keep in mind the practicality of a sink. Potential future rental…

REAL ESTATE SUPERMODEL DIARIES : Day 5

Today was gorgeous, sunny, hot. The morning was spent doing something that I can’t quite recall and then organising viewings for the afternoon. Lunch! I persuaded my companion to recommend me to their entire company of bankers. Viewings! My client decided to take one of the properties I’d narrowed down for them. WOOP! I am…

REAL ESTATE SUPERMODEL DIARIES : Day 4

Today I was alone in the office. All alone. Just me. Nobody else. Lonesome onesome all day. Without a huge string of fabulous clients to tend to yet, I had to admit it was less exciting than the previous days of training. However, it was a valuable experience being there without anyone to ask questions…

Tonight At The Old Tamar Site (Admiralty)

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Surviving Summer Heat in Hong Kong : Breathe Like A Whale

It sounds like a new age idea but the results speak for themselves. Hong Kong’s heat can be much more bearable with deeper breaths in the hotter months. I struggled with the humid heat in my first years here, then I did some hot yoga classes. The next summer I realized that I wasn’t struggling…

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No need to sacrifice floor area for greenery with wall planters from Flora Grubb or Woolly Pocket(shown). Woolly Pocket planters start at $40. More Photos » By JESSE McKINLEY Published: July 11, 2012 SO you’ve finally made it to the Big City, and all you can afford is a mini-apartment. Such…