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Home Journal December 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

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1. STAY THE NIGHT Nestled within a restored geisha house in Tokyo’s Kagurazaka neighbourhood is Trunk (House), a new hospitality concept that takes cues from traditional Japanese salons. 2. WINTER WONDERLAND ’Tis the season for some holiday fun – from Christmas markets to dazzling soirees, we round up the best places to soak up the festive spirit. 3. INNER PEACE Enjoy a retreat and revitalise at the Lohkah Hotel & Spa in the heart of Xiamen, where authentic and luxuriously transformative experiences are offered for weary souls. 4. TOP OF THE TOWN Søren Rose Studio conceives a magnificent penthouse atop New York’s Park Avenue, where a 30-feet-long pool looks out to the Empire State Building. 5. WHITE ON WHITE Experience the power of minimalist aesthetics inside this Portugal Vineyards wine shop designed by Porto Architects. Visit our website at homejournal.com Like…

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TINO KWAN I LIGHTING DESIGNER AND FOUNDER, TINOKWAN LIGHTING CONSULTANTS A beautiful or expensive lighting design doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good. What’s more important is to create a cosy environment in which you feel harmony. HANNAH CECIL GURNEY I DIRECTOR, DE GOURNAY The impact of colour on one’s mood is very powerful. If I can colour my home in a way that inspires positivity then I am off to the best start even on a terrible day. PIERRE-YVES ROCHON I INTERIOR DESIGNER AND FOUNDER, PIERRE-YVES ROCHON (PYR) We’re always inspired by natural elements, whether it’s bringing in daylight in unexpected places, adding greenery, or by showcasing beautiful views.…

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beacon of light

With the mulled wine flowing, ornaments glittering and many loved ones reuniting – December has always been a time when this city brims with great joie de vivre and light-heartedness, and one that our team revels in as we put together our annual holiday issue featuring the most dazzling festive designs and covetable gifts. But Christmas can also be a season of illumination – and not just in the sense of glowing décor, but a beam of energy that brightens up the world and brings hope and positivity to a new future. The magic of light is at the heart of this month’s issue, wonderfully showcased by lighting master Tino Kwan’s Happy Valley duplex where every corner basks in thoughtfully crafted radiance, de Gournay scion Hannah Cecil Gurney’s technicolour London lair,…

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DRESS UP YOUR INTERIORS WITH ELEGANT, SULTRY HUES FIT FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON PERFECT HARMONY Functional minimalism is brought to life through BoConcept’s AW19/SS20 collections, in collaboration with designers Henrik Pedersen, Morten Georgsen and René Hougaard. The tranquil series is composed of design essentials, such as the contemporary Charlotte chair that combines comfort and curves, as well as the Bordeaux nightstand that comes with a drawer and an open glass shelf for maximum functionality with sleek aesthetics. Savour VERY, VERY TIFFANY Tiffany & Co has launched an Ultimate Advent Calendar for Christmas this year, offering 24 days of delightful surprises with which to get into the holiday spirit. A collection of 12 unique high-end jewellery pieces and luxury experiences also showcases the brand’s legacy of unparalleled craftsmanship. Surprise your love with a “Very, Very…

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Founded in 2001, Joineur specialises in the production of precious hardwood furniture, including rosewood, ebony and red sandalwood. The brand now has four branches in Hong Kong. One of Joineur’s founders, Jeff Wong, shares that the Chinese characters in the brand’s logo represent the fact that the design team creates products with artistic sensibility and high-quality workmanship. In addition to its expertise in traditional Chinese furniture design, the brand also works with different designers to merge traditional crafts and modern aesthetics into its products, creating more collectable handicrafts for its clients. A constant pursuit of innovation and persistence in fine craftsmanship makes Joineur one of Hong Kong’s most popular hardwood furniture brands. Many prominent figures in the city, including Yip Shing-yiu, Chua Lam and Cao Zhong, are also fans of the…

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“Always be the best version of yourself” is the motto of fashion designer Vivien So, an M.A. graduate from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Inspired by her fashionable mother, Vivien decided to become a designer when she was just nine years old. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she moved to Los Angeles at age 16, which had a great impact on her design journey. Vivien believes that culture and creativity go hand in hand, and that the latter is heavily influenced by the environment in which we live. Rising Lotus, the athleisure brand she founded in 2016, is inspired by the adventure and freedom of the California lifestyle while catering to the needs of Hong Kong city girls. It combines her two biggest passions in life: fashion and…