Issue 9

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


Openings / New design stores in Bangkok and Shanghai
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 outdoor furnishings for a more stylish summer season
Online Platform / An promising online community for furniture enthusiasts is springing up in Manila
Profile / Nina Cho is but one of the young designers who are giving a new face to design in Detroit
Studio / Our regular feature on craftspeople behind the scenes visits the power couple behind Latitude 22N in their Hong Kong ceramics workshop and artist studio


Hotels, Santorini / An unusual geology translates into memorable hotel experiences for guests who stay along the craggy coastline of Santorini, Greece
Architectural Pilgrimage / We bring you the personal residences and life story of architect and visionary Geoffrey Bawa — the father of Tropical Modernism
Art DestinationDesign / The Benesse Art Site Naoshima offers an extraordinary and immersive environment for experiencing art, nature and architecture together on remote islands in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea
Hotel, Bali / An exciting new venture in the posh environs of Seminyak features Bali’s rich culture of artisan makers and doers and sets a new standard in the hotel industry
Openings / The best of the new boutique and luxury designer hotels from around the world


Art Spaces, Manila / Filipino art practitioners, gallerists, writers and collectors share their thoughts on the current state of Manila’s contemporary art industry and the sometimes unusual spaces it inhabits
Feminist Voices / We speak with five of the top women in Hong Kong’s art scene about the realities of being a woman in the art world


Singapore / We bring you the House with Bridges — winner at the distinguished Singapore Institute of Architects Architectural Design Awards, and deservedly so
Japan / A waterside residence in the Hiroshima Prefecture makes the most of its tiny footprint through an innovative design strategy and clever manipulation of space
Hong Kong / With Bauhaus-style architecture and Modernist interiors, this abode achieves relaxed luxury on Hong Kong Island's beachy southern side
Singapore / A vivacious designer's creative spirit is elegantly executed in this stylish Singapore apartment with its bold use of art and natural fluidity between the indoor and outdoor spaces


Landscape Architecture / A young landscape architecture practice in Singapore is bringing a fresh perspective to the field through passion projects and adventurous side trips
Social Housing / We explore the evolution of the uniquely Singaporean culture of public housing, and how a new generation of HDB flats are achieving cachet
High-Rise Residential / On the occasion of his first ever high-rise in North America, we speak with the esteemed architect Kengo Kuma about the exchange between East and West, how he was affected by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and what he believes to be the purpose of architecture


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. Urbanist, media maker and the author of Creating Cities, Marcus Westbury is this issue’s Flâneur