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Home Journal January - February 2020

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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3 min
strength to strength

George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg met in design school at Ryerson University in their hometown of Toronto back in the mid-1970s. Little did they realise then that more than four decades on, they’d be partners in life and work – and that they’d have created one of the world’s most illustrious architectural and design firms, Yabu Pushelberg. Founded in 1980, the company is now present in 19 countries, with countless iconic projects under its belt, including the Four Seasons Kuwait, the Park Hyatt New York, the London Edition, Hong Kong’s Lane Crawford in IFC Mall and New York’s Bergdorf Goodman. Celebrated for their rich, personalised narrative quality and a sleek, sculptural elegance, the duo have in recent years transposed their sensibility into realms spanning furniture, lighting, apparel and styling, ushering…

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DASHO SANGAY WANGCHUK I ENTREPRENEUR It’s our setting in the Eastern Himalayas with such a dramatic and beautiful backdrop that I really wanted to showcase throughout the Six Senses Bhutan. We wanted to use all real and natural materials and to ensure the design truly reflected the setting. MANDY LEE I AUTHOR AND CREATOR, LADY AND PUPS I have this nostalgia about the old colonial Hong Kong. It makes me feel very safe. That’s why I always wanted to create a space where you feel as if something happened here. JESSE MCLIN AND JULIE PROGIN I ARTISTS AND CO-FOUNDERS, LATITUDE 22N We’ve set up a great studio where we can hand-craft each prototype, test it, live with it before putting it into production; or, in some cases, produce ourselves. It allows for a great deal…

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Timeless yet strong, refined yet characterful and modern – the interplay between these seemingly contrasting elements is beautifully expressed in the couture creations of Minotti. Established in 1948 by Alberto Minotti, the brand has evolved from a small artisan workshop into one of the world’s most renowned interior design houses, with its finely crafted furnishings and alluring Made-in-Italy aesthetic adorning many stylish spaces and residences. To Roberto Minotti, Alberto’s son and the brand’s co-CEO today, this evolutionary path has been rooted in the principle of “innovation in the spirit of continuity”. The recent Salone del Mobile Milano Shanghai showcased the brand’s 2019 collection – a highly dynamic, multifaceted melange of sofas, chairs, coffee tables, bookcases, rugs and more designed by the studio, as well as in collaboration with top international…

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1. THE FUTURE IS HERE Wutopia Lab imagines a futuristic world in China’s first architectural model museum, resulting in an ethereal atmosphere that predicts the possibilities of urban living. 2. INTO THE WILD Set amidst a volcanic boulder field in a pine and fir forest, a family retreat by Faulkner Architects is a striking oasis of serenity and sustainability. 3. ARTSY AFFAIR To mark Hong Kong’s highly anticipated art month, we round up all the cutting-edge works and must-see shows that are setting the city’s creative scene alight. 4. BACK TO BASICS Step inside a Taipei residence where excessive decorations and design elements are absent under the hands of Waterfrom Design. 5. SPICE IT UP Feast on contemporary cuisine within an eclectic setting at Milan restaurant Spica designed by Vudafieri-Saverino Partners. Visit our website at homejournal.com Like us on Facebook @homejournal Follow…

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big on berlin

Berlin is a hub for artists, hedonists, hipsters, fashionistas, designers and history buffs, as well as curious urban explorers and luxury travellers. It maintains the unpretentious charm of an international village with a laid-back lifestyle, and has an emphasis on personal freedom and creativity rather than on material wealth and status symbols. Sail through the city centre, taking in the historic sites, or take a longer trip along the Spree and the Landwehr Canal as you travel under dozens of Berlin’s historic bridges. Don’t over-plan and leave a little to serendipity; Berlin has this in spades. SEE Mitte is Berlin’s central borough and home to its world-famous cultural and historical sites, as well as elegant boulevards with beautifully restored pre-war buildings such as the domed Reichstag, Alexanderplatz, Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg…

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to the stars

“THEY WERE VERY SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT THEY WANTED – AN INVITING SPACE INFUSED WITH AN ITALIAN FLAIR” It’s surely a home fit for a princess – featuring five floors across 2,200sqft of indoor living space in a beautiful Victorian building, with a 270sqft garden to boot. This grand abode in South Kensington was once owned by Carrie Fisher, the famed American actress who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. A year after her unexpected death in 2016, the property was sold to a young English couple with two young children. “The husband and wife are both sophisticated professionals; the former is a lawyer and the latter practices in the finance field,” says Milan-based architect Isacco Brioschi, who was tasked with the renovation project. “They were very specific about what they…