ZINIO logo
Home Journal

Home Journal November 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.

Read More
Hong Kong SAR China
Tatler Asia Limited
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min

1. FIVE MINUTES WITH Known for his fearless use of bold colour and pattern combinations, designer Gert Voorjans speaks to Home Journal about nostalgia, the necessity of modernity, and his love for chaos. 2. WHO LET THE DOGS OUT What would a home designed around a dog look like? The Dog House in Beijing, designed for a canine-mad owner, explores this concept in depth. 3. FELINE FIX Treat your cat like the lord of the realm it thinks it is by investing in our pick of the best feline furniture pieces. 4. HANOK TALK Architect Teo Yang renovates a traditional hanok dwelling in Seoul, creating a new conception of Korean heritage in the process. 5. AUTUMNAL ADDITIONS Fall-inspired accessories and furniture pieces to help create that cosy fall vibe in the home – just in time for the turn…

1 min
in this issue

CALVIN HUI I CO-OWNER, 3812 GALLERY When you curate a space, it’s about giving a chance to create conversations or to trigger the imagination, or to let visitors connect with one another. HEIDAR SADEKI I CO-FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, RICHARDSON SADEKI As a generation we have become aware of our reckless expenditure of resources. I think smart homes will make life easier and preserve resources. MICHELLE CHEUNG I PR PROFESSIONAL A home is a place you feel most relaxed in, where you can find zen. We like the warmth that wood brings to a home, but we also made sure to incorporate modern design touches to balance it out.…

1 min
small is more

Following the great response from our Small Homes Issue earlier this May, we have returned with this year’s second edition of compact abodes that tackle the realities of micro-living with punch and panache. Utilising a blend of ingenious floor planning, innovative light and colour play, and adjustable or custom-built furniture, our selection of small homes demonstrates that limited space does anything but put a cap on creativity. Among our local homes are a Wan Chai studio unit that utilises vertically-oriented design to be able to fit all the necessary amenities (Pg 130); a couple’s apartment in leafy Tai Hang that combines the best of both their aesthetics (Pg 100); and an open-plan family home in Tai Wai that carves out enough space for young children (Pg 114). We complement this curation with…

2 min
miele’s compact convenience

The open-plan kitchen creates a natural hub for the home and greater sociability whilst prepping and cooking. This convivial plan works particularly well in small homes, as do compact multifunctional appliances. Miele’s new TwoInOne induction hob, for example, features a built-in downdraft extractor that extracts odours precisely where they originate to ensure a pleasant room climate. The hob’s automatic function, Con@ctivity 2.0, also adjusts extractor power to what is actually cooking, and automatically switches the extractor on and off. The powerful extractor, which is only recognisable by its grille, sits in the centre of the hob between two variable PowerFlex zones. PowerFlex technology is exceptionally versatile as it allows for two individual rings to join up automatically when large pots or pans are placed on the surface. Other welcome benefits for small spaces…

1 min

FABRICS WITH FINESSE Designed by Paola Navone for Kieffer by Rubelli’s 2018 collection, these new fabrics available at Altfield Interiors come in a range of textures and palette combinations – gauze, linen, tweed and velvet, in bold, pastel and neutral colours alike – with special attention paid to minute details that lend a touch of the handmade. ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES Explore vibrant shades and graphic motifs with furnishing fabrics and wallpapers from Hermès. Ranging from geometrical figures to latticing and foliage, each creation is a sophisticated study of intriguing compositions and expressive layers.…

1 min

SHINING LIGHT Inspired by Russian avant-garde artist Kazimir Malevich, Suprematic by Noom is a fun collection composed of geometric shapes. Apart from adding a striking touch to your decor scheme, the functional pieces also double as vases and lamps that boast both beauty and practicality. SWEET AND SAVOURY Japan favourite A Happy Pancake has opened its first overseas location at Lee Garden Three, bringing their signature soft pancakes to the city’s bona fide foodies. First served in Osaka in 2014, the fluffy creations come with sweet or savoury pairings, from combinations that include banana in chocolate syrup, to mushroom cheese omelette or salmon and avocado. AROUND THE BEND Designed by Ini Archibong for Sé, Collection IV captures the essence of the brand – sensual beauty, celestial perfection and sensitive fragility – in a 22-piece assemblage.…