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Home Journal April 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

in this issue

1 min

Discover stunning homes, beautifully appointed restaurants and hotels, and intelligent insights on homejournal.com this month. 1. SEOUL CONNECTION Korean artist Kim Young-Hun’s solo exhibition at Soluna Fine Art, running from April 3, showcases a tapestry of eight vibrantly coloured oil paintings inspired by digital screen glitches. 2. A PLACE TO LIVE Young and emerging designers conceive mindful creations under the artistic guidance of Italian creative consultant Federica Biasi for Manerba. 3. POETIC TRANSFORMATION Studio8 aptly combined traditional values and sustainable design aesthetics for Pinzhen Galeries flagship store in Beijing. 4. BOMBAY DREAMS In the heart of Mumbai, an Art Deco apartment originally without walls or water has been transformed by Essajees Atelier into an elegant, colourful home. 5. CALM AND COLLECTED Design firm Bean Buro unveils a charming apartment duplex where every detail has been designed to foster mental cleansing…

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material magic

During these unprecedented times, I hope you can find some pockets of peace and curl up with this issue in the comfort of your own home for some inspiration. Like just about every other profession in this current climate, design has been challenged. Clients have grown cautious and the housing market remains stalled. Even the most successful decorators and designers are struggling to survive and thrive. Yet the field continues to grow, which is testament to the importance of design and its vitality. Here at Home Journal, we are currently pushing forward with promoting fresh, talented designers making a difference and we have an exciting lineup of initiatives under our Asia Designers Community (ADC) platform. We need your support so if you are a designer, join the community now at asiadesigners.com. This…

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EVOKE YOUR NOMADIC SPIRITS WITH EXOTIC PRINTS AND EXUBERANT TEXTILES Explore PERFECTLY APPOINTED Lift up the atmosphere of your space with Rubelli’s latest collection, Thread by Thread. Featuring easy-care textured brocades, the high-performance fabric series works wonders in a variety of interiors with its delicate contemporary touch. Available from Altfield Interiors. altfield.com.hk POPS OF COLOUR Lend a touch of Italian post-modernism to your living environment with Tom Dixon’s Swirl collection. Inspired by ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, this vase series is highlighted by multidimensional patterns and eye-catching forms that will turn your plants into extraordinary artworks. tomdixon.net INDULGE IN A FULL SENSORY EXPERIENCE WITHIN YOUR OWN COSY COCOON SMALL PACKAGE Fill your room with brilliant sound via the Sonos One smart speaker. You can easily control the device with your voice for a convenient, rich audio experience.…

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honest comforts

Home is where the heart is. We all need a getaway to reinvigorate our faith and restore our weary souls to get through difficult times, especially under challenging circumstances like now. Lend simplicity and beauty to any home through mindful elements inspired by the nature – think tactile substances such as soft fabrics accentuated by floral prints and patterns, hearty furniture with neutral palettes and time-worn finishes. Welcome the warmer weather with our selections in the following pages.…

3 min
double duty

As the founders of Shanghai-based Neri&Hu, one of Asia’s foremost interior design and architecture firms, it’s interesting to hear that Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu’s own design journeys were dotted with unexpected turns. “I had a typical Asian upbringing, so there was absolutely no way you could even consider art,” jokes Philippine-born Lyndon, who “lied to my father” for two years as a fine arts major before finding his passion in architecture. Similarly, Taiwan-born Rossana stumbled upon her love for design after considering the likes of law and engineering—which led the partners to meet as students at the University of California at Berkeley before establishing their interdisciplinary studio in 2004. Today, the globally acclaimed studio’s dynamic portfolio spans residences, hotels, furniture and products found across China and the world, including the…

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weaving magic

KELLY WEARSTLER | LEE JOFA Instantly recognisable, her exuberant and lushly layered interiors are found in top residential, hospitality and retail spaces across the globe. Now, American designer Kelly Wearstler has captured that same joie de vivre and translated it into her stunning fifth fabric collaboration with renowned British textile house Lee Jofa. Titled Kelly Wearstler V and encompassing an assortment of prints, weaves, embroideries and wallcoverings, the collection is a full-on visual feast with influences and aesthetics as varied as the dynamic creations themselves. “This collection crosses over many different genres, eras and mediums,” says Kelly, who drew inspiration from everything from vintage fashion to historical references, art and design when designing the eight fabric and five wallcovering designs, crafted in an array of earthy, sophisticated colourways. They include the painterly…