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Home Journal December 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.

Hong Kong SAR China
Tatler Asia Limited
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
make it yours

My husband and I first began our romance on a camping trip in Lantau some 21 years ago. I still remember looking out at a blanket of stars in the sky and that sight and memory was so magical that we’d later engraved on our wedding rings ‘Let’s Keep Dreaming’ (on mine) and ‘Under The Stars Together’ (on his). Despite the tumultuous year we’ve experienced in 2020, that feeling of hope and positivity still triggers whenever I look at the vastness of the sky and the calm sinks in. It’s important to embrace your loved ones, remind yourselves that nothing is permanent and this too shall pass. So for Christmas this season, the team at Home Journal only has one mandate - make it yours. Naturally, we’ll be spending most of…

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ORIENTAL CHARM Spruce up your home and look for the festive season with Shanghai Tang’s new range of fashion items and thoughtful gifts – from cosy clothing to home fragrances. Some of the best picks include the iconic Velvet Tang Jacket with Dragon Silk Lining, and Velvet Cape with Silk Lining, which are crafted from luxe velvet and silk crepe that add an understated elegance to the collection. Other gift options include silk scarves and homeware collection that embodies the beauty of Chinese culture with a modern twist, including the Forbidden Garden Bamboo Lattice China Dessert Plate, and the crimson Chinese Garden Bird And Lattice Fine Bone China Soup Mug. shanghaitang.com FERREIRA ARQUITECTOS CREATES A SAILING CLUB THAT PAYS HOMAGE TO ITS MARITIME HISTORY MAKE A SAIL Located in Portugal’s Costa Nova, The Costa Nova…

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RIMOWA REDEFINES THE ESSENCE OF LUXURY WITH LIFESTYLE LINES ON A ROLL A trip to RIMOWA’s flagship store at Lee Garden can certainly cure your wanderlust. The brand has unveiled a new range of travel and lifestyle products designed for travel and daily usage, available at the Causeway Bay shop. Taking the spotlight are the all-new RIMOWA Personal crossbody cases and the multifunctional Never Still range, which spans backpacks, to tes and weekenders with a new take on functional luxury. rimowa.com CLOSING THE LOOP Circula, by Polish designer Tomek Rygalik, is a bench made of sustainable and durable materials, designed to offer a symbolic and functional space for dialogue and encourage direct social interactions. It features three different versions that are made of spruce or pine wood, recycled plastic, and phosphate steel respectively. With each…

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DEEP BLUE SEA A FLOATING RESORT IN MALDIVES RESUMES OPERATION Dive into the turquoise sea in Maldives as the Huruvalhi Maldives resort by The Standard reopens. What was originally a honeymoon destination is now a seaside recreational paradise with its 115 overwater and beach villas and continuous vibrant programming – from moonlight movie screenings with cocktails on the beach, to the Hollywood-style pool and beach parties. Certain protocols are in place to ensure the guests’ safety and health. standardhotels.com ON THE GO Enjoy advanced technology in style with Native Union’s Sage collection. The soft, muted green takes away the coldness and sterile appearance of ordinary gadgets by imbuing a touch of nature. Our picks include the Drop wireless charger that comes with premium textiles and an ultra-thin aluminum structure, as well as the Belt Cable…

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silent night

While this year has proven to be challenging beyond doubt and subsequently hindered many of our original plans, this doesn’t mean our desires to celebrate the joys of the holiday season need to be extinguished. Since the pandemic, we have been increasingly aware of the need to reexamine residential design and the multifaceted identities the home needs to take on – now doubling as an office, a gym, a learning center, a restaurant and a personal haven to seek comfort. Our vision of celebrating during this special time of the year has been influenced by such changing needs as well. Days filled with boldly saturated colours and gaudy shimmering lights are over. Charm your space and cherished ones with quieter tones, subdued elegance and a decidedly serene vignette to soothe your…

2 min
pattern play

Design is an efficient language that travels beyond cultures and times. Whether it’s an old-time charm, a classic tale, or a futuristic take on aesthetic interpretation, a well-appointed scene never ceases to amaze and elevate daily experiences. While delicate appointments and decorative accents are the jewels of the crown, a nicely outfitted background will work wonders for further curations. Wallpaper design house Or.nami means “to decorate” in Esperanto, resonating with the brand’s founder and artistic director Gabriella Fusillo’s poetic visions and emotional universe. We speak to the creative mind to explore her expressive language. I decided to found Or.nami in a particular moment of my life. I had just finished my last job which didn’t end up very well. It did take me a few months to transform my thinking into…