Home Journal June 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


the great outdoors

Just before the pandemic struck, I was in London for a short stay. Overwhelmed by all the ornate structures and decorative façades that lined the streets, it was a humble Japanese Zen-filled enclave tucked away inside Holland Park that left the deepest imprint. At first, I failed to notice its name – Kyoto Garden (it is subtly inscribed in a stele by the entrance) – because of its shrubs and water features. The winding stone pathway, surrounded by crisp birdsong and trees, was dotted with empty spaces where a pair of peacocks were roaming free. This calming experience is courtesy in parts to a traditional Japanese aesthetic philosophy called “MA”, which insists upon leaving a void, or a space, between two things – be it an object, a space, or even a…

in focus

AHEAD OF THE CURVE Perrotin Hong Kong is presenting “Spectrum”, the solo exhibition by New York-based artist Josh Sperling, which will run until 12 June. Featuring a selection of new sculptural paintings in various forms and placements, the artist expands his dynamic practice of defying conventional art-making by going beyond the canvas, and, instead, conceptualising abstract pieces that suggest movement and natural phenomena. perrotin.com URBAN UTOPIA Pamper yourself at the first Alila-branded hotel in China slated to debut in 2023. Located in the Jing’an District, Shanghai, the 188-room hotel will include a rooftop Chinese restaurant, tea bar, and a landscaped garden. Featuring natural materials, earth tones and charming city views, the spacious studios and suites will offer a relaxing and nature-infused luxury retreat in the heart of the bustling metropolis. alilahotels.com OUT IN THE…

editor’s pick

01. ROCHE BOBOIS The Mah Jong outdoor sofa, made of a metal base with a random perforated pattern, supports cushions in refreshing colours, and provides endless modular combinations for you to indulge in during summer. 02. BOCONCEPT Transform your terrace into a contemporary living space with this Rome sofa and coffee table. Minimal and elegant, they are made of quality materials that will ensure many years of great times in the sun. 03. EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN Teaming the essence of natural and tactile materials, the flexible Gloster Lima modular sofa with high-back units is where you can sit down, hang out and feel the warm embrace of nature. 04. ZODIAC LIGHTING Brighten up your garden and outdoor dining area with this handmade Syphasera outdoor standing lamp by Catellani & Smith. Made of metal stem, opaline glass…

a splash of summer

Bring the many shades of summer into your home with crisp colour schemes that will give your living space a cheerful and seasonal update. From out on the patio to indoor furniture, we’ve rounded up an assortment of inspiring pieces in vibrant hues that’ll kick off summer in style.…

on the right track

Hailed as an “insane boutique hotel” by the Robb Report magazine, the Kruger Shalati Train on the Bridge is an innovative safari lodge suspended above the crocodile-infested Selati River on the edge of the Kruger National Park with jaw-dropping views. The 1950s era SA Railways train has been reimagined and repurposed as a luxury hotel. Now permanently stationed on the historically rich Selati Bridge, it pays homage to bygone explorers who occupied the same spot in the 1920s. It’s a feat of engineering and a uniquely African experience, a global-first fused with cutting-edge design, luxury and a spectacular nod to a glamorous era of travel. The train takes its name from Shalati, one of the first female warrior chiefs of the small Tebula clan, part of the Tsonga tribe, who lived in…

the air of true luxury

There’s something about the space. There’s something about the way the sun drapes light and shadow over it, imbuing it with life. There’s also something about the quietness of its materiality, making it inviting, as though saying “come, but take your time”. Come when you are ready to come home. Because home is what it is, this space – that of AMOMA Hiroo in Tokyo – the residential project debuted by Fuin in January. Though amongst universities, museums, foreign embassies, and restaurants that sparkle with Michelin stars, AMOMA Hiroo is a world of its own, a getaway amid the cosmopolis. And it’s all thanks to its space. “Our homes are our foundation,” says Luke Fehon, founder of Fuin. “The people who inhabit them, and the space itself, is a comfort, a refuge and…