Issue 6

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

DOSSIER

Openings / New design stores in Singapore and Hong Kong
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 Hong Kong’s inaugural International Design and Furniture Fair
Retail, Manila , Hong Kong / a11 Gallery was the first of its kind in Manila, a ‘showhouse’ full of whimsical displays
Restaurant, Tagaytay / Destination restaurant Antonio’s is the first Philippine establishment to join the ranks of ‘Asia’s 50 Best’
Master Craftsmen / A tour of luxury outdoor furniture company DEDON’s manufacturing headquarters reveals that the company is about much more than just furniture
Studio / Elegant, stately or contemporary, Serdaneli’s architectural hardware is akin to none

WANDERLUST

Istanbul / Our regular travel guide for designers. This edition features the most stylish and inspiring places to stay, shop, eat and drink in Istanbul, Turkey
Openings / Designer hotels around the world
Hotel, Manila / Cleverly secluded from the bustling city, Manila’s newest boutique hotel offers guests a nostalgic indulgence

VERNISSAGE

Artist Profile / Alwin Reamillo’s rambling exhibitions are contestations for the Filipino psyche

HOME

Manila / Designer and retailer Eric Paras talks about developing his signature style
Cebu / Ultra modern and clean, furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue’s home in the hills overlooking Cebu adapts a unique design to accommodate the property’s ancient molave trees
Parañaque / Cynthia Almario and her co-designers used light, contrast, water and lines to create her secluded modernist home
Manila / Sisters and design duo Cynthia and Ivy Almario construct a meticulous home in a luxurious residential condominium - Raffles Residence - in vein of the art deco aesthetic

ARCHITECTONICS

Historical Preservation / Rem Koolhaas discusses repurposing old buildings and his objection to the extravagances in contemporary architecture in the context of his latest projects
Social Architecture / A network of architects, designers and activists team up to help informal communities establish their voices in Manila

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 planner and activist Julia Nebrija is this issue’s Flâneur