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Home Journal December 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. MEAL PREP Kitchens often serve as the core of a home, nourishing its inhabitants at all times of day. We delve into our archives to showcase the best kitchen designs from real Hong Kong homes to date. 2. PITCH PERFECT We visit Mei Foo, where Fusion Design Ltd. has curated the moody, industrial-chic bachelor pad of an ardent football fan. 3. LIGHT WORK We speak to renowned lighting designer Michael Anastassiades for tips on lighting up your home well. 4. ALL TOGETHER NOW Tasked with renovating a matriarch’s hundred-year-old home in Guangzhou, designer Thomas Xie has created a transcendant, boundary-less abode that honours a rich family history. 5. CULINARY ARTS As a hotspot for art and dining, Hong Kong has its fair share of establishments where these two worlds collide. We pick five restaurants where the art is…

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in this issue

CHERIE YIP | FOUNDER AND FLORIST, THE SPRING IS HERE There’s an inseparable bond between fashion, interior design and floral arrangement – trends might be ephemeral, but they always have a way of coming back. VIRGILIO MARTÍNEZ | CHEF-OWNER, ICHU PERU I love cooking but I also love experiencing a restaurant, so when I cook, I also want to feel the way you feel when you’re seated in the restaurant. MARISA YIU | CO-FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DESIGN TRUST Is researching the history of pre-digital neon signs relevant? Of course –_our history is about knowledge, it’s about culture. DAVID GIANOTTEN | ARCHITECT & MANAGING PARTNER, OMA An architect always needs to be engaged in the present, understanding what the present delivers for the future.…

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’tis the season

Every year, many are content to put up a Christmas tree and call it a day, while for others, the question of how to decorate comes up with thoughtful regularity. The season upon us is an exercise in nostalgia and the abodes featured in this issue evoke that, while also presenting modern holiday decorating schemes that aren’t restricted to a red-and-green motif. Also in this issue are special homes that, while not ostensibly festive, will make you feel giddy inside, with views of Paris (Pg 104) and Tuen Mun’s Golden Beach (Pg 116) conjuring a magic of their own. In our Good Taste section, we introduce Ichu Peru, recently opened in Hong Kong by acclaimed chef Virgilio Martínez of Lima’s Central restaurant (Pg 136). You’ll also find a travel guide to…

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Enamour CENTENNIAL PURSUIT For a century, Riva 1920 has produced beautiful wooden furniture from its workshop in Italy, creating quality pieces in classical and contemporary designs. Now run by third-generation brothers Maurizio and Davide Riva, the brand has launched in Hong Kong through the exclusive distributorship of Nature Evolution, with a showroom on Hollywood Road. natureevolution.com.hk LAVISH FRIENDS AND FAMILY WITH THE CHICEST OF PRESENTS UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE CHECK MATE Luxury fashion house Bottega Veneta has launched a holiday collection of exquisitely made pieces for the home, perfect for gifting or for keeps. More often rendered in its sumptuous leather goods, the label's signature intrecciato pattern makes an appearance in a selection of photo frames, placemats, paper baskets and sterling silver accessories. bottegaveneta.com REAL SIMPLE Rooted in the Scandinavian design hallmarks of simplicity and functionality, Muuto’s Beam…

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a festive affair

Celebrate the holiday season by unveiling your creativity for a cosy, festive setting. More isn’t always merrier, so try to reduce over-decorating this Christmas and refresh your design scheme for a moody, contemporary ambience. Experiment with metallic colours and combinations of copper, brass and platinum in muted and glossy finishes for that extra glitz and glam. Pair them with sleek, geometric forms that serve as conversation-starting centrepieces. To emphasise a homey feel in your compositions, consider tactile textures, nature-inspired materials and a variety of tonalities – they’re ideal for infusing frivolity and positive energy. THE DARK SIDE EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES OF DARKER SHADES FOR A MESMERISING INTERIOR SPARKLING LIGHTS ADD A CLASSIC TOUCH TO ARRANGEMENTS THROUGH SMALLER DETAILS NATURAL MAGIC A KALEIDOSCOPE OF VINTAGE ORNAMENTS, EXQUISITE KNICK-KNACKS AND PINE BRANCHES WILL PROPERLY SET THE SCENE FOR MORE…

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passion project

What began as a chance encounter has blossomed into a thriving creative entrepreneurship. Since 2007, director and founder Pavlo Schtakleff of London-based design firm Sé has showcased his innovative interpretations of contemporary luxury through a variety of beautifully crafted objects that can stand the test of time. By collaborating with some of the most talented designers worldwide – Jaime Hayon and Ini Archibong, to name a few – the design powerhouse delivers sculptural appointments that encourage interaction with users and are intended to be cherished for many generations to come. It was fortuitous that I fell into design. I started working as a stock boy at Interiors Bis in London, a gallery dedicated to curating high-end European design, when I was a university student. I realised quite quickly that I had…