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David and Victoria Beckham: Fengs ain’t what they used to be

THE Beckhams are preparing to give their London and LA homes a feng shui makeover.

Pregnant Victoria, 36, has asked £600-an-hour interior designers to overhaul their mansions.

She ordered the decorations be done in keeping with the ancient Chinese art of feng shui, which looks to find the right balance of life forces.

It is thought the Victoria and husband David, 35, will be living at their Beckingham Palace home in Sawbridgeworth, Herts, at the time of the summer birth. And Posh wants to emulate the “positive energy” created at their former Spanish house.

They spent £350,000 on exotic Oriental furniture, wind chimes and bamboo flutes designed to create happiness and allow energy to flow correctly.

The couple’s spokesman said: “Victoria has used and uses feng shui.”

By Richard Peppiatt (rich.peppiatt@dailystar.co.uk)

31st January 2011

[via Dailystar.co.uk]



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The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre to open January 12

Ritz-Carlton DubaiThe Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is scheduled to open January 12, which will be The Ritz-Carlton’s second property in Dubai.

This hotel’s design utilizes numerous feng shui water features for wealth and prosperity.

For full story visit the Examiner.com [publish January 5th, 2011 12:45 pm ET]

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Viana Hotel and Spa blends Feng Shui and green design principles

Viana HotelViana Hotel and Spa, an eco-friendly hotel recently opened in Long Island, New York, has been designed to provide a soothing environment, featuring spaces inspired by the ancient art of Feng Shui paired with state-of-the-art technology.

The new eco-friendly, LEED project hotel, a member of the exclusive Small Luxury Hotels of the World, has the distinction of being Long Island’s only Feng Shui Luxury Hotel. The Viana Hotel and Spa has been designed by blending Chinese philosophy and green elements to create a unique and luxurious ambience.

The property features 103 guest rooms, 12 suites and a penthouse. The hotel features six spa treatment rooms and Marco Polo’s, a unique Italian restaurant with Asian influence. Rooftop solar energy system, energy-saving lighting, water saving features in the bathroom, guest towels and robes made of natural bamboo fibbers and eco-friendly furniture and décor are some of the other eco-friendly features incorporated into the design.

Five elements of Feng Shui, including fire, water, wood, metal and earth, have been incorporated to create a tranquil atmosphere throughout the facility. Feng Shui is a 3,000 year old concept which literally translates as ‘wind-water’ in English. It revolves around balance and receiving positive qi, which is a flow of energy.

Feng Shui and eco-friendly elements make the new ‘green’ hotel a unique property.

[via World Interior Design Network, Published: 14-Dec-2010]

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Singapore casino to launch world’s first ArtScience museum

Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands will open the world’s first ArtScience museum in February, the latest attraction at its $5.5 billion gambling complex built by U.S. casino giant Las Vegas Sands.

With a form reminiscent of a lotus flower designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the science museum is due to open on Feb 17 at 1:18 p.m., “as advised by our feng shui master,” a Marina Bay Sands spokeswoman said.

Dubbed “The Welcoming Hand of Singapore” by Las Vegas Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson, the museum hosts 10 “fingers” anchored by a round base in the middle. The design of each finger reveals different gallery spaces featuring skylights at the “fingertips” that illuminate the dramatically curved interior walls.

The building features 21 gallery spaces totaling 50,000 squa`re feet (6,000 square meters) that will deliver exhibits from art and science, media and technology, to design and architecture, the statement said.

The permanent exhibition includes objects representing accomplishments of art and science through the ages, such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Flying Machine, a Kongming Lantern and a high-tech robotic fish.

The dish-like roof of the museum allows rainwater to be harvested and channeled down through the center of the structure to the reflecting pond at the lowest level of the building.

[via Reuters Life! – SINGAPORE | Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:56am EST]

[Reporting by Nopporn Wong-Anan; Editing by Miral Fahmy]

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First Architecture & Fengshui Culture Museum opens in Taizhou

Fengshui Culture Museum 1China’s first Architecture & Fengshui Culture Museum was opened to tourists on Tuesday in Taizhou, Jiangsu Province. The newly-built museum aims to explain the fengshui culture of Chinese traditional architecture through exhibits, photos, books, videos, sand table and other multimedia ways.

Fengshui is an ancient Chinese system of aesthetics believed to use the laws of both Heaven (astronomy) and Earth (geography) to help one improve life. Historically, fengshui was widely used to oriental buildings— often spiritually significant structures such as tombs, but also dwellings and other structures—in an auspicious manner.

The museum covers an area of 2,000 square meters and is located in Fengcheng River Scenic Area in Taizhou, Jiangsu Province. The appearance takes on a Taizhou folk dwelling style from the Ming and Qing dynasties.

The Architecture & Fengshui Culture Museum focuses on basic ideas of fengshui and has exhibition halls to spread knowledge about the general knowledge such as five traditional Chinese elements (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal), the fengshui of residences and offices, etc, which will help people to build a comfortable living and working environment.Fengshui Culture Museum 2

The director of Taizhou Tourism Bureau said that the fengshui culture is one of Chinese national treasures. Now it is well received by people overseas. The museum can not only receive the tourists but also act as an important teaching base for college students from the School of Architecture.

Chinese fengshui can be dated back 2,000 years to what was described in the I Ching, also known as the Yi Jing, or (in English) Book of Changes. The carved characters discovered in ancient Taizhou’s Qingdun historic site are considered the original symbols of Yi Jing and earliest characters in China, 2,000 years earlier than the Oracle.

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