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Home Journal August 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

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1. TEN DEGREES OF SEPARATION See how Shanghai design firm TOWOdesign used simple geometry to enhance sightlines and the sense of space within this 430sqft apartment. 2. BLING RING Designed by Simplex Interiors, this 1,200sqft home in Sham Tseng expresses subtle glamour with its restrained rose gold accents and interplay between light and dark. Discover the great eats, inspiring travel experiences and elegant spaces that are filling our website homejournal.hk this month. 3. GARDEN CITY Pol Fabrega, co-founder of urban farming initiative Rooftop Republic, gives a guide to growing your own greens in the concrete jungle for a sustainable lifestyle. 4. HOME AWAY FROM HOME We round up the best Airbnb listings in Hong Kong for design lovers craving an affordable weekend staycation. 5. NEW HEIGHTS Go behind the design of celebrated chef Virgilio Martinez’s new restaurant, Ichu Peru, conceived…

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JASON WONG I LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, ANTERRA FLORIST You can create your own garden even in a tiny space by considering hanging plants, so nothing covers or occupies your floor area. STÉPHANE GORTINA I EXECUTIVE CHEF AT RECH August is the best time in the South of France. I created this dish – the squid, shellfish and crustacean in delicate broth, which literally tastes like summer. BILLY TAM I DIRECTOR, THOMAS CHOW ARCHITECTS Success to me is when my design integrates into everything. That’s when I am the most satisfied. ARTHUR DE VILLEPIN I CEO OF ART DE VIVRE GROUP It's hard to determine the importance of art because it’s in your subconscious – you start with a feeling, which adds up to a bunch of emotions that will change your perception about life. Gradually you make your…

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natural forces

Summer and the outdoors go hand in hand – this month it’s all about soaking up the sun and feeling your spirits lift with the azure blue sky. The kids are all out, so the longer golden days should be spent enjoying a well-deserved break with them and relishing in family bonding. Naturally, we dedicate this issue to celebrating the great outdoors, children and the natural environment where we place design at the forefront. In Hong Kong where space is such a luxury, an exterior area is the ultimate indulgence. We chat to two landscape experts in Report (Pg 71), who share their expert tips on how to incorporate this at home, and showcase a selection of patio furniture, nature-inspired accessories and planters in Shopping (Pg 49) to get your design…

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PERFECT MATCH Given its immense success in the world of online fashion shopping, it’s only natural that MATCHESFASHION.COM is branching out into homewares, with a brand new, fashion-oriented home goods section. Featuring the likes of Gucci, Calvin Klein, House of Hackney and Carl Aubock, give the online homeware studio a quick browse for your next summer find. matchesfashion.com SIT PRETTY STUA father-and-son team Jesus and Jon Gasca have created the Libera, a sleek armchair with wooden armrests fluidly connected to the legs. The result is a classic silhouette and the mesmerising profile of a floating seat and backrest, held up on both sides. designlink.com.hk MIDAS TOUCH Designed by Eugeni Quitllet, Mirage by pomd’or comprises sink, bath, mirrors and accessories crafted in luxe materials such as Carrara or Marquina marble, accented with gold, rose gold, and chrome finishes…

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FOR SLUMBER Lauded designer Mauro Lipparini has designed two new beds for Bonaldo, featuring upholstered headboards and soft padding: the Kenobi, marked by top stitching and a headboard curving gently backwards, and the Youniverse, which offers a more cocooned feel with thick padding. bonaldo.it GEM OF THE ROOM Luxury furniture brand Barn in the City paints a touch of luxury to aged barn wood with their new collection, including the George coffee table in Iced Emerald, making for a striking centrepiece in any room. barninthecity.com PORTUGUESE PRAXIS Macau plays host this summer to six exhibitions that highlight the unique bond between artists in China and the Lusosphere. Hosted by Portuguese artists VHILS and Pauline Foessel, the exhibitions explore the central concept of ‘Alter Ego’. Ends 9 September. icm.gov.mo/en/events…

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PARTY PLATES Moda Operandi has collaborated with The Elder Statesman and RP Miller for a three-part tableware collection that celebrates artisanal talent and heritage. Comprised of tabletop ceramics, drinking vessels and linens, the collection features bold, coastal patterns juxtaposed with delicate glassware for an unmissable table setting. modaoperandi.com UNDER THE SEA Sweeten weekends with Conrad Centennial Singapore’s ocean-inspired afternoon tea by executive chef Mandar Madav. Along with a fine cheese selection and glass of Prosecco, as well as sweet and savoury staples, the four-course Lobby Lounge special features a plateau de fruits de mer of Boston lobster, Irish oysters and fresh prawns. conradhotels.com RED CARPET TREATMENT Acclaimed interior designer Kelly Hoppen MBE has partnered with Brintons on her first carpet collection. The woven-to-order collection, inspired by everything from cracked pavements to paint splashes, is produced in the…