Issue 12

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


Openings / A new design store opens up in Tokyo
Products / New collections and collaborations
Read / Our selection of the best food x design titles from some of the world’s best publishers
Curated / A roundup of our favourite quirky tableware designs to liven up your next dinner party
Installation / Architect Ole Scheeren unveils a new fast-food concept that adds some theatre to eating on the go
Trend Report / Kitchens have always been the heart of the home, but changing socioeconomics, consumer preferences and technology are altering the kitchens of the future
Ceramics Workshop / Whether it’s his Hong Kong studio and restaurant or his new organic farm and workshop centre, ceramicist Terence Lee loves to share his passion for pottery
Studio / Our regular feature on craftspeople behind the scenes focuses on what the human touch brings to bulthap kitchen systems


Hotel, Kyoto / A cross between a modern hotel and a traditional ryokan, Hitoyado offers a new breed of accommodation in Japan
Hotel, Bali / As both the architect and owner of Soori Bali, Chan Soo Khian had unbridled freedom to realise the ultimate Balinese retreat
Hotel, Singapore / A historic godown with a lurid past in Singapore’s warehouse district is transformed into a new creative hub and hotel
Villa, France / A remote château in the south of France serves as a playground for a number of A-list designers including Jean Nouvel, Tadao Ando and, most recently, André Fu to enact their own ideas inspired by the Provençal countryside
Farm Stays / Rustic agritourism ventures across the Italian countryside combine gastronomy and charming accommodation for a dream holiday destination
Openings / The best of the new boutique and luxury designer hotels from around the world


Immersive Installations / Three Amsterdam-based creatives are looking to challenge the way we approach food and our rituals surrounding eating through immersive, entertaining and thought-provoking meal installations


Niseko / Breaking down barriers between indoor and outdoor and communing with nature through internal spaces surrounded by landscapes, this Hokkaido home reflects two core tenants of Japanese design
Johor Bahru / A simple terrace house upends spatial expectations through the clever integration of ‘negative space’ for light and greenery
Melbourne / A modernist icon in a leafy suburb gets a 21st century update
Pune / This weekend family home far away from the noise and chaos of Mumbai, this home features spaces for communal living and tranquil retreat
Bali / A Borneo plantation house is shipped, reassembled and dressed up with a new pavilion and lap pool to feel right at home in its new Balinese surrounds


Urban Renewal / A number of traditional hutong neighbourhoods are receiving modern upgrades in China’s capital, sparking urban renewal and signalling greater public consciousness surrounding preservation of the city’s heritage architecture
Historical Preservation / Through the case study of a converted rubber factory in Kunming, we deliver some back story on the industrial renovations that are fuelling much of contemporary China’s cultural scene and where they may go next


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. Hong Kong-based photographer, urbanist and newly inaugurated author Christopher DeWolf is this issue’s Flâneur