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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 4, 2016 by Qi 气 on Eastern Philosophy, Energy, Ethics, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, Food Energetics, Health, Mindful Eating, Mindfulness, Nutrition, Philosophy, Qi, Seasonal Foods, TCM, Wellness

Ethical and Energetic Eating

Feng Shui and Chinese Medicine are closely linked. Eating seasonal food offers an approach to diet from the perspective of ancient peoples, who understood how the energetic qualities of food affect both physical and spiritual health. I was introduced to this subject by one of my first Shifu’s in Seattle back in 2013 and later […]

Posted on December 21, 2015 by Qi 气 on Duality, Energy, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, Food and Beverage Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Travel, Interior Design, Living, Qi, Spatial Design, Yang, Yin

Trends through a coffee filter

During the past two years a lot has happened in the world of coffee here in Hong Kong. Every day more people discover the pleasure of brewing high quality, fresh roasts at home as well as seeking new hang-outs in their local neighbourhoods. Nespresso have pioneered in this market for the ultimate coffee experience at […]

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, […]

Posted on October 18, 2015 by Qi 气 on Energy, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, Harmony, Health, Hoi An, Living, Phong Thủy, Qi, Topography, Urban Planning

Phong Thủy

Phong Thủy, the Vietnamese name for Feng Shui can be seen within the urban planning and architecture of Hội An. Post-reform era Vietnam has seen an influx of investment in recent years and therefore the establishment of many international hotels, apartment complexes and private dwellings. With approximately 120,000 inhabitants, Hội An is recognised as a […]

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

BROWN THOMAS DUBLIN

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 August 18, 2015 by Qi 气 on Architecture, Beauty, Decorative Arts, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, La Tour Eiffel, Love, Paris, Qi, Spatial Design, Topography, Yang, Yin

The Feng Shui of La Tour Eiffel

The opposite of good or chen Qi is known as shar Qi or killing breath. The practice of Feng Shui includes deflecting and dispersing this negative energy that can be caused by landscape orientations, harmful structures pointing or facing the home, office or public buildings, as well as incorrect arrangements of furniture and other objects […]

Posted on April 3, 2015 by Qi 气 on BaGua, China, Confucius, Digital, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, Hexagrams, Metaphysics, Qi, Travel, Trigrams, Yang, Yin

Connected – Bill Gates, the I-Ching and binary code

01010011 01100101 01100001 01110100 01110100 01101100 01100101 The word ‘Seattle’ represented in ASCII binary code Binary code was first introduced by the German mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz during the 17th century. For many years he tried to find a system that converts logical verbal statements into purely mathematical ones. He came across a […]

Posted on January 19, 2015 by Qi 气 on Architecture, BaGua, Bank of China, China, Design, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Travel, I.M Pei, Qi

Bank of China Tower 中银大厦

Designed by I. M. Pei and L.C Pei of I.M Pei and Partners, the Bank of China was the tallest building in Hong Kong and Asia from 1989 to 1992, and is now the fourth tallest skyscraper in the city. The original project was intended for completion on the auspicious date of August 8th 1988. […]