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Posted on February 8, 2016 by Qi 气 on BaGua, Beauty, Change, Children, China, Chinese Culture, Chinese New Year, Colour trends, Creativity, Design, Economy, Energy, Ethics, Fashion, Fashion forecasting, Fashion Trends, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, Food Energetics, Growth Mindset, Harmony, Health, Hong Kong, Human experience, Industry, Interior Design, Irish, Irish Business and Trade Development, Irish Economy, Irish export, Irish Retail, Kindness, Love, Meditation, Metaphysics, Mindful Eating, Mindfulness, Mindset, New beginning, Nutrition, Pantone, Philosophy, Property, Prosperity, Qi, Reflection, Seasonal Foods, Space Clearing, TCM, Transformation, Travel, Wellness, Yang, Year of the Monkey, Yin

Enter the Yang Fire Monkey

Kung Hei Fat Choy! 恭禧发财 Monkeys like to embrace a challenge and tease us with their inquisitive nature. As we officially welcome this creative and clever animal let’s take a closer look at the energy, life-force or Qi 气 that it carries into 2016.   The departure of the yin wood Goat can be unsettling […]

Posted on January 19, 2016 by Qi 气 on Beauty, Change, Chinese Culture, Compassion, Cosmic Breath, Eastern Philosophy, Energy, Enlightenment, Feng Shui, Growth Mindset, Harmony, Health, Meditation, Mindfulness, Nature, Nurturing, Philosophy, Positivity, Qi, Serenity, Tao, Taoism, TCM, The Universe, Wellness

Trust the process

The word ‘Tao’ 道 (or Dao) translates into “path” or “way” and Taoist belief is based on the idea that there is a central or organising principle of the Universe, a natural order or a “way of heaven”, that we can come to know by living in harmony with nature, in tune with our hearts […]

Posted on December 29, 2015 by Qi 气 on Beauty, Change, Compassion, Cosmic Breath, Duality, Energy, Enlightenment, Feng Shui, Growth Mindset, Harmony, Health, Home, Human experience, Kindness, Living, Love, Mindfulness, Mindset, New beginning, Nurturing, Positivity, Qi, Reflection, Space Clearing, Wellness

Intrapersonal Space Clearing

It is often assumed that Feng Shui is about space clearing, de-cluttering and re-energising – that is of course, a small part of this 6000 year old Science, Art and Philosophy. We live within multiple spaces and when we think consciously beyond the obvious physical realm: what we can touch, smell, see, taste and hear, what […]

Posted on by Qi 气 on Beauty, Design, Fashion, Fashion Trends, Feng Shui, Hong Kong, Mirrors, Paris, Qi, Reflection, Retail, Simplicity

Reflecting Values – Carven

Marie-Louise Carven, was known as a Creator of ‘Contemporary’ Fashion. She died at the age of 105 this year, leaving behind a lustrous career in French Fashion, Prêt-à-Porter and the invention of the Push-Up Bra. I took a look at the current CARVEN collection in the Landmark Atrium, Hong Kong today. I was not disappointed […]

Posted on December 21, 2015 by Qi 气 on Architecture, BaGua, Beauty, Design, Energy, Feng Shui, Irish, moon, Newgrange Ireland, Qi, The Universe, Winter Solstice, Yang, Yin

Winter Solstice at Newgrange

Dark retreats before the calculated caress of sun’s brightness. Winter’s hand pulls back from a small ancient chamber; light intensifies. For a few minutes, brilliance scatters kisses before light recedes. The night must return, and we can draw light into dark times if we try. Poem by Mary Mills. Written in Dr. Sylvia Baer’s online […]

Posted on December 16, 2015 by Qi 气 on Architecture, Beauty, Design, Five Element Theory, Harmony, India, Interior Design, Love, Qi, Spatial Design, Yang, Yin

The Jewel of Feng Shui in India

The Taj Mahal Graciously perched on the banks of River Yamuna, the Taj Mahal is known to be the greatest man made testament of love and romance. The name “Taj Mahal” was derived from the name of Shah Jahan’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and means “Crown Palace”. The purity of the white marble, exquisite ornamentation, balance […]

Posted on November 5, 2015 by Qi 气 on Architecture, Beauty, Branding, Design, Energy, Fashion, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, Harmony, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Travel, Interior Design, Qi, Retail, Spatial Design, Yang, Yin

My place or yours?

Heatherwick studio was asked to find ways of improving the Pacific Place Complex owing to competitors threatening its position as a market leader in Hong Kong retail. The improvements cost $166 million HKD whilst the mall remained open for business as usual. The result is much improved circulation by introduction of new escalators and elevators, […]