Qi Consultancy Sam McDaid
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 December 29, 2015 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 November 20, 2015 by Qi 气 on Design, Fashion, Feng Shui, Hong Kong, Qi

Catherine Deane

Catherine Deane is passionate about creating beauty from the inside out. It made perfect sense for us to discuss Feng Shui, design, textiles, interior design and Qi at the studio today. Her ready to wear and bridal collections are realised with considered details, exceptional tailoring and rejuvenated historic craft techniques. What a gorgeous, talented and […]

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, […]

Posted on September 3, 2015 by Qi 气 on Architecture, Brown Thomas Dublin, China, Design, Energy, Fashion, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, Interior Design, Irish, Irish Economy, Irish export, Irish Retail, Living, Prosperity, Qi, Retail, Spatial Design, Yang, Yin


Last year Brown Thomas made a profit of €6.2 million on turnover of €143.5 million in 2014. It is recognised and being “Ireland’s most beautiful lifestyle store, loved as much at home as it is by international visitors.” During a recent trip to my homelands capital city I visited the 167 year old flagship store […]

Posted on February 9, 2015 by Qi 气 on BaGua, China, Chinese New Year, Design, Fashion, Feng Shui, Health, Hong Kong, New beginning, Prosperity, Qi, Wellness

Red 红

Chinese New Year is the most celebrated amongst all Chinese festivals and holidays. It lasts for the first fifteen days of the Chinese lunar calendar which began on 4th February 2015. It is called the Spring Festival (in the northern hemispheres) as it falls between the December solstice and the March equinox. The 16th February officially […]

Posted on February 3, 2015 by Qi 气 on Architecture, BaGua, Design, Fashion, Feng Shui, Food and Beverage Hong Kong, Graphic Design, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Travel, Interior Design, Living, Love, Philosophy, Popular Culture, Qi, Yang, Yin

A Culinary Love Story

 “L’amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle.” Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy Hidden in the back streets of Sheung Wan is one of Hong Kongs newest and most memorable establishments on the dining scene. Concealed behind a faux fasçade of a traditional Chinese stamp shop reveals a retro modern interior by Nelson Chow of NCDA. Mrs. Pound, […]