Issue 7

Some highlights from our current issue, as well as a few extra images we just couldn’t squeeze in.

DOSSIER

Openings / New design stores from Singapore to Taipei and Manila to Macau
Products / New collections and collaborations
Read / Upcoming and recent books on design, art, interiors, urbanity and architecture from the world’s best publishers
Curated / A selection of some of our favourite pieces from this autumn’s edition of Maison&Object Paris
Restaurant, Jakarta / An Italian restaurant in the capital city of Indonesia is turning heads and winning awards with its international design collaboration between Australian firm Hecker Guthrie and local interior architect Juliana Muljawan
Restaurant, London / In the heart of Soho, an Autoban renovated gastropub offers patrons a hybrid Sino-Anglo experience, both in its food and decor offerings
Hotel, Tokyo / Under the veteran guidance of Hong Kong architect Andre Fu, contemporary art installations combine with refined finishings for a sophisticated ambiance in a Four Seasons Hotel lobby, Tokyo
Studio / Our regular feature on craftspeople behind the scenes explores the emporium of one-of-a-kind materials and custom finishes available from the atelier of Fameed Khalique

WANDERLUST

Taipei / Our regular travel guide for designers. This edition features the most stylish and inspiring places to stay, shop, eat and drink in Taipei, Taiwan
Openings / Designer hotels around the world
Hotel, Chengdu / We look at how one luxury hotel in the heart of Sichuan’s capital city is taking heritage preservation to new heights

VERNISSAGE

Asian Art / Contemporary art is transforming the art world and nowhere is this more evident than in Asia. We explore the ‘Asian Acceleration’ from capital-rich endeavours to public initiatives to the grassroots efforts, and how these are collectively contributing to a shift in the narrative around art everywhere
Exhibition, Singapore / To mark Singapore’s Golden Jubilee, an exhibition at the National Design Centre celebrates the instrumental role that design has played in allowing the young nation to develop an identity all its own. We also look at the work of a new generation of Singapore-born designers marking this occasion

HOME

Hong Kong / Recent transplants from their Mid-levels apartment to the colourful seaside village of Shek O, the Hayashis share with us their home full of treasures and finds they’ve collected over the years, each with its own story
Hong Kong / In the Ho Man Tin district of Kowloon, Cream creates a tranquil sanctuary with meditative material choices that enhance the home’s panoramic views of Hong Kong and its dynamic energy
Beijing / Built in the tradition Northern Chinese Mansion style, a stately residence by W.Design demonstrates that a new, more considered age of Chinese opulence is dawning

ARCHITECTONICS

Neighbourhood Design / A neighbourhood development on the outskirts of Beijing attempts to cultivate a sense of community through perfectly balanced design elements and innovative architectural form
Public Architecture / A rare glimpse into how one humble public servant countered disillusionment to become a power force behind some of Hong Kong’s most acclaimed public architectural projects
Landscape Architecture / A hidden garden blooms in a former wasteland well above street level in South Korea
Urban Explorations / In a city where real estate ranks amongst the most expensive per square foot in the world, Hong Kong possesses an extraordinary number of abandoned structures ripe for redevelopment—or exploration, as advocated by HK Urbex

THE FLÂNEUR

The Flâneur / A Flâneur is an urban explorer — a connoisseur of the street. In our rotating column, guests share their musings, observations and critiques of the urban environment in cities around the world. Urban historian, writer and photographer Sue Anne Tay is this issue’s Flâneur