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Home Journal July 2018

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.

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Hong Kong SAR China
Tatler Asia Limited
12 Issues

in this issue

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1. MAKING OF A MONUMENT We speak to Chris Wilkinson, co-founder of architecture firm WilkinsonEyre, on crafting a new landmark for the Sydney skyline in One Barangaroo. 2. MOROCCAN EMERALD Designer JJ Acuña revamps a Tseung Kwan O apartment in a striking palette of soft greens and browns for a newlywed couple and their baby. 3. SMALL AND SMALLER Rodrigo Buelvas, Professor of Interior Design at SCAD Hong Kong, shares his predictions on where the trend of micro-living will go, alongside tips to live more comfortably in small spaces. 4. WORK IN PROGRESS We pay a visit to the Tai Po village home of a brand strategist for a story in DIY homemaking and finding beauty in imperfection. 5. MY NEIGHBOURHOOD Executive chef of LE PAN, Edward Voon, reveals his favourite haunts around the restaurant’s vicinity in Kowloon Bay. Visit…

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powerful compact cooktops

Do you dream of having a professional-style home kitchen, where you can grill, steam, use the power of gas and the precision of induction, each cooktop side-by-side? Then you’ll want to know about Wolf’s Six Speciality Modules. At just 38cm wide, these compact modules can be integrated into countertops to create customised cooking areas and a high-performance kitchen. The Multifunction module is the most powerful burner on the market. Its 8.3kW burner shapes a roaring blue flame that concentrates heat in precisely the right spot for stir frying and exceptionally fast boiling. Equipped with a patented dual-stacked sealed burners and two-tier flame ports design, the Gas module offers precise control from the highest high to the lowest low. Its continuous cast-iron grate lets you slide pots and pans from burner to burner without lifting. Enjoy…

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in this issue

TIMOTHY OULTON I FOUNDER OF TIMOTHY OULTON I’m very grateful to antiques. It’s a rubbish industry but it’s a great teacher. I’ve seen leather chairs 100 years old and the arms are still rock solid. The trunks we make all draw on antiques because we used to repair old trunks and we know how they’re made. SHUN SATO I HEAD CHEF AT FUKURO I don’t have long term goals as if there’s something I want to do, I’ll make sure to achieve it in the instant. Tomorrow is another day and I’ll have another new mission. JO HOEVEN I INTERIOR ARCHITECT My house is a showroom of my ideas. Ten minutes is all I need to completely change my kitchen’s look - I can use Formica in front but also veneer or inlays. I might…

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design choices

When decorating a space, we all know it’s essential to inject your personality to create interest and character. However, as traditional gender lines become increasingly blurred and the roles both sexes play at work and at home have shifted dramatically in recent decades, is there such a thing as a masculine or feminine space anymore? This is the theme this issue explores: how much do these stereotypes impact our design choices? Must masculine-inspired spaces entail darker palettes with a less-is-more approach? In fact, the homes we feature in this month’s issue demonstrate the contrary – in Hong Kong, a multifunctional holiday home for an art collector is built for entertaining with its layered approach to colours, fine furniture and smart technology (Pg 88) while a sleek abode for a doctor and…

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roost flight of fancy

ADD SOME AVIAN DELIGHTS WITH OIVA TOIKKA’S ORNITHOLOGICAL ORNAMENTS HANG LOOSE As part of designer-developer Tommy Pao-Watari’s ambitious plan to transform the Tai Hang neighbourhood into a cultural hub, the Hang Space has opened adjacent to his boutique hotel Little Tai Hang and aims to be a hotspot for future events and exhibitions. Its inaugural exhibition is Wander In Style by Cheuk Wing-nam and Han Jinpeng, which runs until 31 July. Created for the Finnish glassworks brand Iittala in 1972, renowned designer Oiva Toikka’s ‘Birds by Toikka’ collection is now on display at a pop-up store in Causeway Bay’s SOGO until 17 July. The delicate wares feature hand-blown designs that make them singularly unique – the perfect avian addition to your home.…

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BLUR THE LINE BETWEEN ART AND FUNCTION WITH THESE B &O WALL SPEAKERS FOR EYES AND EARS Bang & Olufsen’s new wireless speaker system combines superb sound with customisable design. With numerous creative opportunities for interior projects, the hexagonally-shaped speakers in various hues can be effectively placed together to create visual interest in any room – and their soothing indoor acoustics will only add to the sensational experience. BAMBOO FOREST Ta-ke is a new Japanese restaurant in Causeway Bay that boasts some serious pedigree: it is the first project of renowned interior designer Steve Leung’s SLX platform, created in collaboration with celebrated architect Kengo Kuma and inspired by 17th-century Japanese courtyards. LIMA LIAISON Chinese food is a given in Hong Kong, but Peruvian-Chinese cuisine is an esoteric affair that has been given a huge boost with…