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Posted on April 10, 2016 by Qi 气 on Balance, Feng Shui, Health, Living, Love, Mirrors, Qi, Relationships, Self-esteem, Yang, Yin

A quick guide to finding your positive Qi flow #2

2. REJECTION / ACCEPTANCE It is a natural human condition to want the acceptance and love of others. When we find ourselves in a relationship we generally try to make sure that we don’t do anything to jeopardise it. This can lead towards many compromises, imbalance and eventually feelings of discontentment on either or both sides. […]

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 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 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 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 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 […]