Expat Parent Jan 2017

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life & style

Charitable reflections Students at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) were invited to come up with a design to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cathay and UNICEF HK’s Change for Good inflight fundraising programme. Change for Good aims to improve the lives of children in more than 150 developing countries and territories. The SCAD students were tasked with developing creative concepts using coins collected from the programme. “Drip Drop” was created by second year students Branwen Bindra and Nikhil Nagarkar and was inspired by UNICEFs work on water, sanitation and hygiene. It shows a drop of water falling into a pool, signifying how a single drop can have a huge impact. The piece is currently on display in the Headland

SCAD students with winning design “The Bloom”, which was auctioned for charity at UNESCO HK’s 30th anniversary gala dinner.

Hotel lobby at Cathay City, Lantau. The second winning design, “The Bloom” was created by second year students Paola

Chen and Helena Cheng and was auctioned at UNICEF HK’s 30th anniversary gala dinner last month.

California dreaming With our girl in the know, Elaine Yeoh

Style-it-right at new homewares boutique HD Buttercup.

All the way from the US West coast, furniture specialist HD Buttercup is launching in Horizons Plaza, Ap Lei Chau. Currently in a soft opening phase, the full opening is anticipated for next month. The Los Angeles-based brand offers a wide range of furniture, floor coverings and accessories, including locally handcrafted pieces and globally sourced items. The range will be grouped into themes to help shoppers source what they’re looking

for, including ‘California Coastal’, ‘Family Style’, ‘Mid-Century Modern’ and ‘Luxe Living’. HD Buttercup is located in Los Angeles and San Francisco and prides itself on its “extraordinary, expertly curated” pieces from around the world, from classic to modern and vintage to luxury. The Hong Kong store will be located at 2/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, 10am-7.30pm, hdbuttercup.com.

If the new year has sent you into a frenzied “declutter” mode, then log onto Carousell, a new app that proves that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. This useful site lets you sell off all your pre-loved, gently-used items, as long as they’re in good, useable condition. Think outgrown clothes, toys, unwanted Christmas gifts, even cars and property. This is ebay but with zero listing fees. There’s an in-app camera to let you shoot and edit your items and listings take just 30 seconds to upload. Follow your favourite sellers and buyers and share your sale listings on instagram, twitter and facebook. So no more excuses for delaying the mega spring clean! Carousell is free-to-use and is available from Apple HK App Store and Google Play Store. A desktop version is available at carousell.com. Yeoh will be reviewing a new app every month. Contact her at simplyfabulicious.wordpress.com or facebook.com/SimplyFabulicious.

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