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Home Journal September 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

5 min
finding home

It takes a lot to build a house and, as most storied abodes will reveal, it takes even more to build a home. But generously high ceilings, voluminous natural light and views of the seaside aren’t a bad place to start, as Donna Shepherd would know. Located in Sai Kung, the three-storey dwelling she now resides in with her family brimmed with potential during its discovery. She recalls: “One of the biggest factors to purchasing the home was the unusually high ceiling in the living room,” which allowed for a 22-foot window to partially encircle the space, inviting light to the ground level’s open plan and into the kitchen. A spacious garden, along with a terrace on the rooftop and surrounding views of the sea, also did their part in winning…

3 min
a place beyond

It took me approximately one full minute to fall in love with Amanoi. Stepping off a short, direct flight from Hong Kong, and after a subsequent 75-minute-long drive along a winding coastal highway, our contingent had been well-primed by the passing verdant scenery, ready to be awed upon arrival by the five-star resort’s vaulted entrance staircase and the staff in their breezy bleached Vietnamese tunics. However, it wasn’t until a beaming attendant handed me a welcome drink – a fragrant, ice-cold ginger beer made in-house – that my mind was truly made. Indeed, it would take a hardened soul to resist the charms of Amanoi. Deriving its name from the Sanskrit word for “peace” and the Vietnamese word for “place”, the resort’s location – between the 29,000-hectare Núi Chúa National Park…

1 min

SUMMERTIME SPREAD Artist Nigel Peake’s pencil illustrations pepper Hermes’ latest tableware collection, taking the garden to the table by way of dainty twigs, leaves, and flowers in summery shades of orange, green, yellow and blue, on bread and butter plates, platters, coffee cups, saucers and mugs. DESTINATION MALAYA Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur has opened in the third tallest building in Malaysia and adjacent to the Petronas Towers, offering 209 guestrooms and 27 serviced apartments right in the heart of the capital city’s Golden Triangle district. THINK PINK Runaway success Flamingo Bloom has opened its third tea salon in ifc mall. Offering premium loose-leaf teas, vegan milkshakes and healthy smoothies, drop by for your tea fix of the day. Pair it with a superfood bowl for that extra kick of health.…

2 min
pursuit of perfection

As the most luxurious French linen brand in the world since 1845, Yves Delorme debuted its stunning collection of Yves Delorme Couture at its new boutique in Prince’s Building. The collection celebrates beautifully hand-embroidered materials and textiles, as well as the refinement and delicacy of past perfections. It’s a collection that can be fully customised by its clients and their designers to fashion the most exquisite bespoke linens, all made to measure. Jérôme Delmas is the designer behind the Couture collection. Educated at l’ESAG Penninghen in interior architecture and design, he became passionate about embroidery and couture. Jérôme’s goal is to utilise his eye for architecture to create some truly timeless and modern designs. We have many competitors but I think we try to create something really different. I’m not sure…

3 min
let there be light

Situated in a prime location in Sydney’s financial precinct, property management firm Memocorp’s headquarters, housed within the prestigious 259 George Street, is nothing short of surprises. “The company was familiar with our work and they felt we would be ideal to lead the project,” says Hana Hakim, founder and design director of Melbourne-based interior design studio The Stella Collective, which is known for using light as its prominent design element. “Studies have shown that workspaces with natural light are beneficial for productivity and sleep quality,” she explains. “Apart from treating wellness as one of the office's guiding principles, we also needed to showcase the panoramic views of Sydney Harbour.” While curating an uplifting environment governed by ample light, Hakim conceived a meticulous design language that blends traditional values and modern aesthetics…

6 min
the source

A AERIS | Hong Kong & Macau Sole Distributor: Winmate Enterprises Ltd., Showroom: 19/F, 103 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai; tel 2741 3900, info@aeris.com.hk, aeris.com.hk ALNO | Shop A, G/F, Wing Cheong Commercial Building, 19-25 Jervois St, Sheung Wan; tel 2806 3111 or Shun Hing Electric Works & Engineering Co. Ltd.; tel 2861 2767, alno.shew.com.hk ALTFIELD INTERIORS | Rm 1101, 9 Queen’s Rd Central, Central; tel 2524 4867, altfield.com.hk ALUBLU LIMITED | A1408 Sea View Estate, 2 Watson Rd, Tin Hau; tel 2151 2880, alublu.com AMANOI | aman.com/resorts/amanoi ANJI CONNELL INTERIOR DESIGN | anjiconnellinteriordesign.com ARCHETYPAL | G/F, 15 Moon St, Wan Chai; tel 2320 0580, archetypal.hk ASIA CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW | asiacontemporaryart.com ARCLINEA | Essere (Hong Kong) Ltd., Shop 110, 1/F, Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell St, Central; tel 3188 1678, info@essereholdings.com, essereholdings.com AVIVA DUNCAN | avivaduncan.com B B&B ITALIA HONG KONG | 31/F,…