Issue 13

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


Products / New collections and collaborations
Read / Our selection of the best new art and design titles from some of the world’s best publishers
Q&A / We speak with co-creative directors Ross Urwin of Design Shanghai about the show’s evolution
Furniture Design / A new Japanese furniture company with a focus on seating for public spaces
Designer Profiel / Conceptual designer Hans Tan uses pottery as a medium to contemplate issues as diverse as mass consumption and cultural heritage
Craft Preservation / Modern technology meets heritage craft in a special collaboration between London-based designer Sebastian Conran and ten Japanese makers and artisans
Studio / Our regular studio feature on craftspeople behind the scenes visits the studio of Moss & Lam, a team of artists who are finding their way in the design world with large-scale installations and delicately hand-painted panelling, among other expressions


Installation / An exclusive interview with COS creative director Karin Gustafsson and the creative duo Studio Swine about their collaboration at this year’s Salone del Mobile Milan
Curated / A selection of some of our favourite designers and their new collections from this year’s edition of Salone del Mobile Milan


Architectural Stays / In the South of India, the former mansions of the Chettiars — Tamil traders and financiers — offer a glimpse into the region’s opulent and cosmopolitan past
Train Travel / We take you for a ride on the Eastern & Oriental Express, a luxury sleeper train that offers travellers a different vantage point for the three-day journey from Singapore to Bangkok
Studio Visits / Any trip to Venice would be incomplete without a visit to the fabled glassblowing workshops of neighbouring Murano Island
Architectural Destinations / Palm Springs, playground to Hollywood stars, is the perfect place to indulge in mid-century modern living and its own spin-off: Desert Modernism
Openings / The best of the new boutique and luxury designer hotels from around the world


Gallery, Beijing / Beijing- and Los Angeles-based Gallery ALL works with young Chinese designs to present a new face to the world
Gallery, Manila / Silverlens gallery in Manila gets a new home in the Makati warehouse district. We talk with designer Anna Maria Sy about her innovative use of materials and approach to layout in the space
Sound Art / Still a marginal art form, sound art is making waves in the art world through several recent high-calibre installations


Hong Kong / On one of the city's outlying islands, a creative family has carved out a tropical sanctuary
Phuket / Thai architect Kulupat Yantrasast returns to his home country to create this form-driven seaside residence in the south
Ahmedabad / A multigenerational home that makes the most of interstitial spaces, established trees and perforated screens for four-seasons living
Bali / Hidden deep in the jungles of Bali, this self-built residence for a young family and their clutch of animals is the stuff dreams are made of


Public Space / The West Kowloon Cultural District’s planners have long promised a district where residents can freely play music, bike around and enjoy the space without the same restrictions elsewhere in the city. We take a look at how this experiment is playing out as Hong Kong pursues a new standard for managing its urban spaces
Modernism / Our first installment in a new series on Hong Kong’s modernist architecture, beginning with the backstory on one of the city’s most beloved landmarks: Jardine House


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. London-based journalist Ruth Sullivan brings us a walk through the city she calls home as this issue’s flâneur