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Home Journal May 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

4 min
seamless kitchens

01. GAGGENAU 01. GAGGENAU The stylish 400 Series is the only coffee machine with a fixed inlet and outlet water connection, making brewing beans effortless. Programme up to eight personalised settings and let the machine monitor everything else for you. 02. ARCLINEA The new Principia collection designed by Antonio Citterio unites various grained woods with a rough finish and stainless steel enhanced by PVD technology. Vertical milling and an integrated handle lend further allure to the timeless pieces. 03. GROHE Have fun at the sink with Essence. Simply pull on the 360-degree spray, choose from normal water flow or spray action to wash all manner of items, and reattach it to the turnable spray arm. 04. FRANKE Franke's granite-like Fragranite is scratch, stain, impact, heat and bacteria-resistant. The awardwinning Style sink in Alabaster Fragranite features rounded corners…

1 min
turkish riviera

VERSACE BLENDS ROMAN NEO-CLASSICISM IN ITS 2018 HOME COLLECTION FASHION FORWARD Home is where the heart is; it’s where family gathers. And that’s what Versace wants to celebrate with its latest Versace Home collection, which launched at Salone del Mobile 2018. Inspired by the Versace home in Via Gesù, Milan, the fashion brand’s signature motifs echo throughout the collection, from the legendary Medusa icon to the familiar Barocco print. WORLD OF WONDERS Bangkok family-owned luxury resort The Siam celebrates its fifth anniversary with the release of a coffee table book titled Our World. Providing a look inside the hotel’s rarefied halls, the book was put together over two years and features the work of famed photographer Michael Paul.…

1 min
astound   this sounds good

If you are up for a sleek-designed audio unit that comes with exceptional sound performance, look no further than the Urbanears Multiroom speaker collection. Choose between the smaller Stammen and the larger Baggen, as well as 6 contemporary fabric colours, and play your favourite tracks from digital audio input or a turntable. Available from Lane Crawford, Fortress and Street Value. THE DESIGN OF URBANEARS' NEW SPEAKERS IS AS CLEAN AS THE SOUND IT PLAYS ENJOY THE SHOW Australian interior designer Greg Natale was commissioned to curate a private suite for the new Geelong Stadium grandstand development. Inspired by the Polo Lounge in New York, Greg meticulously interwove sumptuous materials such as Cambrian Black granite, Tasmanian Oak, brass and exclusive lightings from Ralph Lauren for a touch of opulence.…

3 min
eclectic interior

COSY AMBIENCE Ana's Soho home is a curated getaway mixed with mementoes, exquisite finds and newer appointments such as the sofa from Indigo Living. Interior design professionals often have the most intriguing homes. That’s certainly true in the case of Ana de Olazabal, who currently works as head of image and style at Indigo Living, and has a background in art and interiors. Yet it is not only this experience that has influenced the environment of her cosy home on Elgin Street, though it’s made it all the more captivating. Born in London to a Spanish father and a Portuguese mother, Ana’s early years were nomadic, with the family moving around the world, following her father’s job. As an adult, with that travel bug entrenched from an early age, Ana has lived in…

2 min
island jewel

STEP BACK IN TIME Like all traditional housing on the island, Hoshinoya Taketomi pavilions feature red-tiled roofs with shisa lion figurines, each with a unique expression, and are surrounded by walls built with stones of fossilized coral to protect them from strong winds. The Japanese island of Taketomi is a tiny jewel that boasts crystal-clear waters, white sands, breathtaking skies with dreamy clouds and spectacular stargazing – and it hosts the Hoshinoya Taketomi Island resort, which offers traditional villas, a spa, delicious cuisine influenced by the local culture and fresh ingredients, and utterly stunning surroundings where you can just be. The luxurious experience harmonises with the customs, traditions and soothing ocean breezes that define the island. A mere 10 minutes by ferry from Ishigaki, the transportation hub of the Yaeyama archipelago, Taketomi is…

2 min
monochrome charm

You don’t need thousands of vibrant shades or extravagant prints to shape an inviting interior – simplicity can do the trick, too. Incorporate understated elegance and warm functionality for your home with a sleek minimalist background in mainly grey, white and black. The clean combination is perfect for highlighting statement pieces, and it’s also easy to execute and add depth by blending in shades that are darker or lighter than the base colour – if it’s grey in your case, white accents can instantly infuse sharp contrast between the monochrome palette. Try these schemes to minimize distractions and nurture good conversation with your loved ones in the lap of serenity. LIGHT AND ORDER EXPLORE WHITE, BLACK AND GREY FOR AN IMMACULATE INTERIOR SOPHISTICATED SIMPLICITY DECORATE IN A PARED-DOWN PALETTE FOR A COMPELLING AMBIENCE MODERN AESTHETICS GIVE…