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Home Journal August 2020

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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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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
out of this world

Sensational journeys and integrating with nature are no doubt some of the things we are all dreaming of this month. While it isn’t possible to relinquish those desires in the short term, we’ve curated a visually stunning feast throughout this issue, which we hope can arouse a sense of curious wonder and invigorate your spirits. Commencing with our cover story voyaging to Namib - the oldest desert in the world - we uncover the otherworldly dream residence of entrepreneur and conservationist, Swen Bachran. This fantastical abode is celebrated with other characterful homes in Hong Kong, Peru and Cape Town, where al fresco elements come to the fore and soothe our souls. Other highlights include fun tips to refresh your spaces with summer flowers in In Bloom (Pg 117), a World…

4 min.

FORM AN ELEGANT SETTING WITH THESE ALLURING APPOINTMENTS KALEIDOSCOPES Inaugurating its new location at K11 ATELIER Victoria Dockside, Perrotin Hong Kong opens with a group exhibition that explores meanings of portraiture through the lens of ten selected artists. Alternating between dualities of figuration/abstraction and introspection/perception, the exhibited works examine the formation of identity and humanistic ideals as they become subject to scrutiny and change. perrotin.com Evoke UNIQUE BEAUTY Elevate your ordinary routine with Cattelan Italia’s sophisticated appointments. The two latest collections, namely New Keramik 2020 and Crystalart CY02, are respectively inspired by exclusive precious minerals and sparkling crystal to upgrade everyday furniture with a timeless appeal. The Europa Keramik sideboard and Skorpio Crystalart table are some of our top picks. cattelanitalia.com SIT COMFORTABLY IN THESE SUMPTUOUS SEATING UNITS Enliven UNDER THE SUN For Flexform, the outdoor space is increasingly…

2 min.
passion for perfection

Established in 2010, PplusP Designers Ltd (P+P) is a Hong Kong-based design practice which has received more than 380 international design awards. In just 10 years, the local firm has scaled across Asia with offices in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Singapore. Helmed by interior design veteran Wesley Liu, the P+P team has been busy turning around luxurious residential, corporate office, retail (handling also branding and visual identity for chain stores and emerging brands) and hospitality spaces defined by bespoke design services and well-thought-out details for all bon vivant in town. Its service also extends to art installations and exhibitions. With a predominant focus on the local market, the firm remains steadfast in the pursuit of delivering custom-made solutions for high-end residential properties, developer show-flats and commercial projects, reinforcing its position as a…

1 min.
domestic bliss

The group’s residential discipline, Interiors No.3, takes a more practical approach to planning residential spaces at an approachable price. Targeting the mass market, the P+P’s subsidiary, also led by Liu, strives to provide clients with budget-friendly home solutions, such as kitchen cabinets and appliances, construction materials and lighting systems, in partnership with a range of homeware brands. A departure from traditional procurement methods, Interiors No.3 adopts the “Design-build” model by which the design and construction works are bundled as a single contract in order to trim costs while maintaining high standards. The “Design-build” model enables the design and construction teams to work together at an early stage. Designers can tailor their plans to meet the needs of the construction team in order to prevent the projects from running late or going over budget. The…

2 min.
idyllic retreat

Due to the increasing interest of bringing outdoor elements in and embracing the great nature, we uncover statement pieces and surprising details to add greenery to your interiors amid the pandemic. Apart from embellishing dull corners with thriving plants or building your personal indoor garden, try inviting hints of nature in varied forms and shapes – select wallcoverings mimicking organic patterns and shades, or a gentle rug reminiscing the tactile touch of the great outdoors. For an instant fix, decorative accents such as a lampshade and soft throws can also go a long way. Don’t forget to decide on your statement palette and choose between a coastal vibe that focuses on shades of blues and greys, or a forest-inspired getaway that highlights deep greens, taupe and brown, among many other…

3 min.
bespoke sensibility

Kelly Reynolds and Chad Falkenberg of Vancouver-based interior design practice Falken Reynolds never shy away from their differences; in fact, they embrace one another’s unique values and interweave sophisticated spaces with staying power. With an aim to bring joy to users of a space, Kelly and Chad investigate surroundings carefully and study how they impact, interact and connect with people throughout their diverse portfolios spanning from residential, retail, hospitality projects to product design. We speak to the founding duo as they talk interior design and their idiosyncratic creative approach. Chad: I was working for boutique design firm Robert Bailey in Vancouver and Kelly had his own studio. I would help out where I could on his projects and eventually it became clear that we wanted to start our own studio. We…