Home Journal March 2021

Home Journal is where inspiration lives. For over 35 years, it has been the leading design and lifestyle magazine in Hong Kong, showcasing standout spaces and inspired living ideas. The monthly bilingual publication is a trusted source of insight and intel – its pages are filled with the latest in interiors, design, and decoration as well as beautifully photographed travel, food, and entertaining features.

Hong Kong SAR China
Tatler Asia Limited
12 期号


designing a new future

Change is our theme for 2021. As our magazine celebrates its 40th year, we are excited to unveil a thorough rebrand – on both look and content – that has been many months in the making. The reason behind the revamp is simple – to create content that not only keeps you informed, but also inspired. Such vision has led us to a modern incarnation which involves a multitude of changes in content direction across all touch-points. For one, we have narrowed down our scope and focus on interior designs in Asia to bring you closer to home, while livening up our home features with more human elements. We have also carried out a thorough website overhaul with a streamlined layout and structure to keep pace with changing reader behaviour, and evolving…

in focus

Infuse character into your home with handmade Moroccan rugs Mediterranean Flair Liven up your home with “The Shape of Colour” collection by Beni Rugs. Designed in partnership with New York-based stylist and designer Colin King, the handmade Moroccan rugs take design cues from the vivid hues of Marrakech and Tangier that bring a minimalist vibe and a sense of calm to any space. benirugs.com SOUND OF PERFECTION Turn your home into a professional movie theatre with Devialet’s Phantom I amplifier. A second generation of the brand’s flagship Phantom family, Phantom I combines Devialet’s unique audio processing chip, embedding signal processing and amplification performance in a unique system on a chip for an elevated sound experience and enhanced energy efficiency. devialet.com DRESS TO IMPRESS Altfield Gallery heralds the spring season with a kimono exhibition running from 3 to 17…

editor’s pick

Ingenious pieces of convertible furniture for you to live large in a small space 01. NIDI The multifunctional Twiddy Plus drop-down bed allows you to turn your bedroom into study room at a simple pull. Designed as a bookcase and desk unit, Twiddy Plus can be converted into a bed to fit multiple needs. 02. ROCHE BOBOIS Add a geometric appeal to your home with Furtif table. Inspired by fighter planes escaping from radars, Furtif features a spectacular overhang and an elegant prismatic base with triangular shapes, designed by Daniel Rode, with the idea of defying the laws of gravity. 03. TREE The Cuboid sofa bed by TREE is your best spacesaving solution designed for maximum comfort. Upholstered in 100% polyester, Cuboid can be transformed from a two-seater sofa into a double size sleeper with just…

curve sensation

What better way to cosy up your home than with this sumptuous and curvy furniture? Soft, cosy and inviting, curvy furniture gives off a balanced sense of modern and feminine that adds cosiness and architectural appeal to any space. Curve is all the rage because it pairs well with geometric and crisp lines which, together, elevate visual interest and add extra depth to your home. FOR MORE PRODUCTS AND IDEAS, VISIT HOMEJOURNAL.COM AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @HOMEJOURNAL…

a visual feast

Most restaurants put you next to art, some surround you with it. At Mile City in Yunnan, a Chinese restaurant allows you to dine within it. Conceived by Hong Kong firm Cheng Chung Design (CCD), 50% Cloud – a name inspired by the building’s resemblance of clouds – is cocooned within one of the funnel-shaped buildings in Dongfengyun Town in Mile City, Yunnan. Composed by Chinese sculptor Luo Xu, the architecture boasts distinctive organic forms and curvy silhouettes made entirely of local red bricks and soil without using a single steel bar or nail. “When CCD first saw the building, we were moved by its unique original architecture,” recalls Joe Cheng, founder of Cheng Chung Design. “The curves and contours of the building are casual and full of tension, expressing the architect’s passion…

from the streets

The term “fly restaurant” refers to a type of family-owned eatery in China’s Sichuan province known for attracting diners like “flies” thanks to the delicious and very affordable grub they serve. Set within The Opposite House hotel in Beijing’s Taikoo Li Sanlitun retail, dining and nightlife hub, SUPERFLY is a gastro-bar by New York-headquartered hospitality design firm AvroKO that’s conceptualised as a modern “fly restaurant”. Kristina O’Neal, who worked alongside her AvroKO partners, Greg Bradshaw, William Harris and Adam Farmerie to bring their vision for SUPERFLY to life says, “Our references included the colours and textures of vernacular Chinese street life, including humble Hutong shophouse interiors, neighbourhood cafes, and other textural tapestries of local street life. The bold graphics and branding are influenced by street art and joss paper, also known as…