Issue 1

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


Openings / Design store openings from around Asia
Products / New collections and collaborations
Curated / New and beautiful room ingredients
Read / Upcoming and recent books on design, art, interiors, urbanity and architecture from the world’s best publishers
Event, Singapore / The inaugural Maison&Objet Asia
Event, Shanghai / The inaugural Design Shanghai
Restaurant, Hong Kong / Mott 32, a stunning restaurant in central Hong Kong
Studio / Our regular feature on craftspeople behind the scenes. This edition features London’s Based Upon
Retrospective / Our regular feature on influential designers from the 20th century and earlier. This edition focusses on the work of French Moderne master Jean-Michel Frank


Cape Town / Our regular travel guide for designers. This edition features World Design Capital 2014 Cape Town, with the most stylish and inspiring places to stay, shop, eat and drink
Openings / Designer hotels around the world
Hotel, London / We interview designer André Fu about his latest hotel project, the Opus Suite at The Berkeley in London


Home, Long Island / The Amagansett holiday home of George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg of renowned design firm Yabu Pushelberg
Home, London / Philippines-born style icon Florence Lim shows us her London abode
Home, Paris / The antique-filled Paris apartment of Hong Kong-born hotelier Grace Leo


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. Paul Zimmerman, prominent urban critic and CEO of Designing Hong Kong, is our inaugural Flâneur