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Home Journal October 2019

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. A BALANCING ACT KC Design Studio curates a meticulous layout and ratio for a balmy family home in Taipei. 2. OUT OF THIS WORLD TransPennine Express reimagines Britain's prestigious landmarks as if great artists and architects designed them. 3. EMPIRE STATE OF MIND Step inside singer Alicia Keys’ new La Jolla estate, designed by Wallace E. Cunningham with commanding views over the Pacific Ocean. Discover stunning homes, beautifully appointed restaurants and hotels, and intelligent insights on homejournal.com this month. 4. BY THE SEASHORE Blink Design Group fuses earthiness with whimsicality in Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, the Raffles Hotels and Resorts group’s entry into the Maldives. 5. ARTY AFFAIR Acclaimed designer Ross Lovegrove collaborates with Chinese art furniture studio Ji Qing Tang on a bespoke furniture collection titled Lifeform, to be on show at this month’s Fine Art Asia. Visit our website…

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in this issue

MALCOLM WOOD I GLOBAL MANAGING AND CULINARY DIRECTOR OF MAXIMAL CONCEPTS Innovation, change and evolution have been our brand’s three building blocks. We especially disrupted Chinese cooking with Mott 32; our mission is to show people that Chinese food can compete on the international culinary scene. DYLAN FARRELL I INTERIOR AND FURNITURE DESIGNER An admirable aspect I see in Australian culture is the minimised yet stylistic lifestyle. [Moving to Sydney] has surely changed the way I design – our interiors and furnishings are much more edited, and the results look more definitive. PIERRE YOVANOVITCH I ARCHITECT AND DESIGNER I am certainly a visual person, I continuously look at images; somehow they come back to me when I am confronted with a creative issue and allow me to form a new image in my head.…

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a new era

Having approached the milestone of our 39th anniversary and on the countdown to 40 years celebrating the best in interior design, homes and living at Home Journal, we ponder: what are the main issues affecting design in our next era? Several key themes jump to the forefront: technological advancement, sustainability and clearly, a positive mindset with the mission to change. As such, this issue explores the future of design – how the cutting edge of technology creates a potential revolution in how we live, the spaces we inhabit and how we function within them. Our Insight story (Pg 55) uncovers some of the most boundary pushing architecture redefining the future of living, while as usual, we bring you the most stunning homes in Asia and beyond, all demonstrating that the…

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LET CREATIVITY RUN WILD WITH SPRIGHTLY PATTERNS AND CHARACTERFUL PRINTS FROM ITALY WITH LOVE More is certainly more when it comes to La Double J, the exuberant Milanese lifestyle label founded by journalist and vintage collector JJ Martin that landed in Lane Crawford last month. Known for its eye-popping prints and maximalist designs, Italian panache is found throughout the brand’s diverse creations, which span home and bedding products, dinnerware, fashion, editorial projects and decor pieces. ladoublej.com ONE OF A KIND Let your personality shine through in unique, characterful pieces that adorn your home – some of which are sure to be discovered at Establo, a Hong Kong-based lifestyle store offering a range of meticulously sourced Scandinavian-style furniture, lightings, rugs and home accessories from Europe’s most exciting emerging talent. Rarely found anywhere else in the…

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If you know about design, you've probably heard of the renowned design institute – Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Khoi Vo, the vice-president of the US university's Hong Kong campus, was influenced by his mother, who was a high-school principal. He decided to become an educator after completing a master's degree in architecture, joined SCAD as a professor of interior design and has since been named one of the school's most admired educators. Khoi believes that a well-designed space should enable a cultural exchange of ideas and have the power to change the quality of one’s life. He also encourages young design talent to continually challenge themselves, stay constantly curious, attempt the impossible and strengthen their storytelling ability. With the strong support of SCAD, Khoi strives to nurture…

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“Art and design were part of every fibre of my upbringing,” says Dylan Farrell, the Sydney-based interior and furniture designer whose expansive portfolio reveals a common sensibility rooted in visual storytelling. Born and bred in New York, Dylan was deeply influenced by his interior architect father (“I literally grew up in a playroom that had a 2.5-metre long drafting board in it, prepared for the large-scale interior renderings that were one of my father’s specialties,” says Dylan) as well as an enduring love affair with music composition, the lyrical emotionality of which Dylan beautifully translates into his highly sculptural, audaciously modern designs. He is especially known for the verbal narratives he creates at the start of every project. “This sense of mental fantasy allows for dynamic conversation and development,” explains…