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Home Journal October 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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SCARLET ELIXIR Inspired by the fusion of clear crystal and 24-carat gold at 540 degrees, the Baccarat Rouge 540 fragrance is the product of a collaboration between Maison Baccarat and Maison Francis Kurkdjian. Now housed in the Maison Francis Kurkdjian signature bottle, the Baccarat Rouge 540 is also available as a scented body cream, body oil and hair mist. SOUND SLUMBER Banish insomnia with Bose’s new wireless noise-masking sleepbuds. These wireless earbuds come with 10 pre-loaded “sleeptracks” that mirror the frequencies of snoring, neighbours, dogs, traffic, and more – hiding them beneath a layer of slumber-inducing audio for up to 16 hours. NOTES OF BEAUTY After the opening of its Speyside distillery, Macallan has debuted The Macallan Edition No. 4 single malt. The launch coincided with an exhibition by Magnum photographers, whose visual documentation of…

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the source

A ALEXANDER STUART DESIGNS | tel 2526 6155, alexanderstuartdesigns.com ALTFIELD INTERIORS | Rm 1101, 9 Queen’s Rd Central, Central; tel 2524 4867, altfield.com.hk ANANTARA KIHAVAH MALDIVES VILLAS | anantara.com/en/kihavah-maldives ANJI CONNELL INTERIOR DESIGN | anjiconnellinteriordesign.com ARCHETYPAL | G/F, 15 Moon St, Wan Chai; tel 2320 0580, archetypal.hk B BOCCI | bocci.ca BROSTE COPENHAGEN | brostecopenhagen.com C CASA CANVAS | casacanvas.it CETEC | Unit 02-06, 15/F, Tower A, Southmark, 11 Yip Hing St, Wong Chuk Hang; tel 2522 6515, cetec.com.hk CHATEAU DE VILLETTE | chateaudevillette.eu CHRISTOFLE HONG KONG FLAGSHIP STORE | Shop 117, Prince’s Building, Central; tel 2869 7311, christofle.com E EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN | Shop 902, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing St, Ap Lei Chau; tel 2554 9088, everythingunderthesun.com.hk H HABITAT PROPERTY | Unit 1201-05, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham St, Central; tel 2869 9069, habitat-property.com HOUSE DOCTOR | housedoctor.dk HOUSE FOR GOODIES | 9/F, Kolling Centre,…

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1. MY NEIGHBOURHOOD Ted Lai of live beer gastropub Blue Supreme sheds light on his go-to favourites for food and drinks around the Sheung Wan area. 2. DESIGN EXPERIMENT From stunning showers to speakers, we round up six of the most futuristic homeware designs soon to hit the market, à la Minority Report. 3. SOUND CHECK Does the Bose SoundWear Companion neck speaker hit the right notes, or is it a broken record? Find out in our first-ever product review. 4. HIS DARK MATERIALS In utilising dark volumes and shadow play, Alex Xie of JST Micro-Design Laboratory creates a dramatic aesthetic in this home in Fuzhou, China. 5. ASK THE DESIGNER Anahita Chouhan of MAKE Architects answers the questions you fielded, on everything from integrating sustainable design to the best low-maintenance plants for the home. Visit our website at homejournal.hk Like…

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tomorrow’s technology

Mindstec Asia specialises in procuring and distributing high-end audiovisual solutions. The company partners with pioneering brands, such as RTI, a world leader in control and automation solutions to apply cutting-edge and convenience systems into any modern homes. RTI recently launched the C2K1 Custom Control Kit – which is ideal for those using automation for the first time – for controlling audiovisual systems, lighting, security, temperature and more via one simple user interface. The C2K1 Custom Control Kit includes a Pro24.z Remote Control, XP-3 Control Processor and RTI’s award-winning RTI Panel App. The kit centres around the XP-3 Control Processor, which has a built-in ZigBee RF transmitter and is the central, customisable control for every aspect – curtains, lights, thermostats, music and security systems – of a room and the entire home. Control further is…

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the golden era

There’s a peculiar parcel of land on the windward side of Hong Kong Island’s western edge, under the gaze of Victoria Peak and above the coruscating expanse of the South China Sea that, while only a stone’s throw from a major thoroughfare, seems to have slipped the grasp of time. On it stands a stately mansion, white-washed and resplendent in the afternoon sun, and within it lives a man, slim and elfin, a modern-day Peter Pan presiding over this stowaway realm. At first glance, the existence of such a pristinely preserved colonial-era estate seems a bit far-fetched in the midst of Hong Kong’s unrelenting modernity, and the identity of its inhabitant only serves to further exacerbate this strangeness: Hins Cheung, Cantopop star and darling of the local media, whose celebrity profile…

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fresh future

This month, Home Journal celebrates its birthday, feting 38 years of epic homes in Hong Kong and around the world, invigorating design talent and spaces as diverse and unique as the lives that circulate within them. Our philosophical emphasis on personal style saturates every page as much as the stories of the personalities we feature. Thank you for reading the magazine – in a world where digital is at the forefront and everything on our devices literally refreshes in seconds, it is truly an honour to boast such longevity. If this bulkier issue is any indication, we have no intention of slowing down. International tastemaker Blue Carreon has guest-edited our Design section, paying homage to the grandeur of a bygone era with a visit to Chateau de Villette in Burgundy (Pg…