Issue 2

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


Openings / Design store openings from 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 / Our curated selection from Saloni Mobile 2014
Event, Milan / We take a look at Kanjian creation, the ‘created in China’ initiative launched at Saloni Mobile
Event, New York / Reportage on the Sight Unseen Offsite event
Event, Hong Kong / Hong Kong’s Knowledge of Design Week
Studio / Our regular feature on craftspeople behind the scenes. This edition features couture carpet creators Fort Street Studio
Retrospective / Our regular feature on influential designers from the 20th century and earlier. This edition focuses on the work of Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti


University, Hangzhou / Architecture writer and critic Alastair Gordon looks at Wang Shu’s design for the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou
Workspace, Bangkok / Thai architect Duangrit Bunnag’s own workspace-cum-hangout in the Thonburi neighbourhood of bustling Bangkok


Melbourne / Our regular travel guide for designers. This edition features the most stylish and inspiring places to stay, shop, eat and drink in Melbourne, Australia
Openings / Designer hotels around the world
Hotel, China / We interview Hong Kong designer Ed Ng of AB Concept about their latest award-winning hotel project, the Shangri-la in Qufu, China


Bali / The Bali holiday home of a Singaporean couple, designed by Albano Daminato
Shenzhen / An Alfred Lam-designed home in Shenzhen, replete with its own spa
Hong Kong / A stunning private home in South Bay by Interiors by di’zai’in
Shanghai / A breathtaking duplex penthouse apartment in the Xintiandi neighbourhood of Shanghai by Joyce Wang


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. Dr Peter Cookson Smith, respected author, architect and planner, is this issue’s Flâneur