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Home Journal June 2018

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

5 min
the source

A ALIPLAST | JS Aluminium Window Group, Showroom, Flat C, 25/F, Success Industrial Building, 17 Sheung Hui St, San Po Kong; tel 3621 0138, info@joystar.hk, joystar.hk ALTFIELD INTERIORS | Rm 1101, 9 Queen’s Rd Central, Central; tel 2524 4867, altfield.com.hk AMTRAC FURNISHINGS INTERNATIONAL LTD. | 9/F, Caltex House, 258 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai; tel 2508 9668, amtrac.com.hk, amtrac@amtrac.com.hk ARCHETYPAL | G/F, 15 Moon St, Wan Chai; tel 2320 0580, archetypal.hk A.STYLE | G/F, 48 Tung St, Sheung Wan; tel 2803 0642, astyle.com.hk ATELIER LANE | Room 601, 20/F, Central Tower, 28 Queen’s Rd Central, Central; tel 9558 3007, atelierlane.com B B&B ITALIA HONG KONG | 31/F, China Online Centre, 333 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai; tel 2295 3612, bebitalia@colourliving.com BANG & OLUFSEN | Podium Level 2, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central; tel 2526 8800 or 24 Canal Rd East,…

4 min
craft sphere

When Sasha Young came across the original design for some familiar china in the archives at Cantonese ceramics specialist Yuet Tung, it was a goosebumps moment. It turned out that third-generation owner Joseph Tso’s father had crafted her grandparents’ pre-war wedding porcelain. Young’s grandfather had been captured by the Japanese during World War II and imprisoned in Nagasaki, and her grandmother had suffered in Hong Kong during the occupation, but while the couple miraculously reunited after the war, few of their possessions survived – save one plate from their Yuet Tung dinner service. Finding its original design was remarkable – and it would also mark a new beginning. Young founded Wright & Smith in 2016 and it launched with Yuet Tung’s exclusive 5 Blessings tableware collection, based on that original…

2 min
a place at the table

Widely known as a skilled host when it comes to lavish celebrations at her Central rooftop restaurant, SEVVA, society fixture Bonnae Gokson’s flair for the decadent extends to her home where she entertains guests with a substantial tableware collection that more than helps to set the mood for whatever theme she has dreamt up that night. With every piece of crockery containing a backstory that interweaves Bonnae’s family history with her personal tastes, we asked the serial entrepreneur on the secret to setting a table to astound. I love collecting beautiful crockery and cutlery and by now, I must confess I have lots. If I have a dinner party at home, it all depends on whom are invited before I decide on the setting of the table. Most often, it'll just…

1 min
global perspective

The influence of travel on design and interiors has always been one of my favourite themes to explore, because it truly seems as if the sky’s the limit. One of the reasons we travel is to be surrounded by art, architecture, the life of other cultures and people. Indeed, the effect of globalization has meant that specific styles particular to a region are no longer exclusive. The world is a collective and countries influence each other to derive one true standard of international style. This issue is full, not only of great homes but great stories: from a chic abode reminiscent of a Parisian retreat in the French Concession of Shanghai (Pg 118), and a transportive family sanctuary that leaves us breathless with its spectacular location in Mallorca, Spain (Pg 86),…

3 min
grand dame

Growing old with grace is no easy feat, although an elegant environment certainly makes the process easier. This was the unique brief provided to YC Chen of design firm Hoo in creating this Jardine’s Lookout home for a cosmopolitan lady in her 60s to enjoy her golden years while accommodating regular visits from her daughter’s family, who live in a neighbouring building. A number of years back, YC had designed the current home of the daughter in a decidedly more modern and minimal style. Naturally, when the time came for her mother to move into a nearby property, the daughter’s high praise for YC’s work was more than enough to convince the lady of the house to completely place the aesthetic in the designer’s hands. Of the style they settled upon, YC…

3 min
perfect escape

Those in search for the next unparalleled destination need look no further than The St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. Nestled on a private island in a secluded Maldivian atoll, the resort is just 40 minutes away from the main Velana International Airport by seaplane, where guests will find themselves transported to another world in the Dhaalu Atoll. Surrounded by lush rainforests, the whitest of sands and azure blue waters, this is the ultimate tropical getaway for couples, families and even solo travellers where the ultimate luxury is time. Time to connect with loved ones, to relax and recharge and to appreciate the beautiful but fragile ecology that is the Maldives. Designed by WOW Architects’ Warner Wong, the resort features 77 island and overwater villa accommodations, each with a private pool. The…