Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The Pottinger

I am so excited to be able to finally share some news and an update on some of the work I've been doing!

The Pottinger, which is opening very soon, is a luxurious 68-room hotel situated in the heart of central - on the corner of Queen's Road and Pottinger Street - the first pebbled stepped street in the city, which was named after Sir Henry Pottinger, Hong Kong's very first Governor.

The design of the hotel is all about celebrating Hong Kong's heritage, and I'm very proud to have been associated with this wonderful project.

Check out the website and facebook page for activities that are happening leading up to the official opening, and check back here for more news!

Oh, and happy lunar new year everyone!

Monday, 27 January 2014

Classic lighting

Very happy to hear that someone in Hong Kong is finally stocking these lamps...

Mantis and le Lampe Gras now in Hong Kong through Homeless.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Bo Concept - Danish design in HK

Bo Concept, the celebrated Danish design retailer opened its doors in Hong Kong officially yesterday. Situated on busy Wyndham Street, in an airy two storey space, Bo Concept brings a selection of much needed well priced furnishings to Hong Kong. They have a range of timeless Scandinavian designs that also cleverly cater to space challenged apartments. Perfect for this city!

These were a few of my faves....

The Hamilton Armchair, show in leather with oak legs, also available in a range of fabrics or with stainless steel legs. I prefer this combination though, its a classic Scandinavian look.

The Granada extendable dining table. Extendable tables are a great option for small spaces, and I don't think I've ever seen a round extendable table before, certainly not one with such a smooth mechanism. Its easily done by one person.

So next time you are wandering down Wyndham Street heading out for a drink, duck into Bo Concept. Its definitely worth a look.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014


I am so excited for this. Finally...a monograph on the work of the late, great David Collins. For one of the greatest designers of our time, this is a nice way to honor his memory.

Thank you Assouline, thank you!

Monday, 13 January 2014

Plum & Cog by Dixon

I'm absolutely loving the look of these new collections by British designer Tom Dixon. Launching officially at Maison & Objet in Paris later this month, but I couldn't wait to share them with you. I am planning to go back again to M&O this year, but in September. I'm also planning to go to the inaugural Singapore event in March. Anyone else going?

Cog collection

Plum collection

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Happy New Year!

I know, I'm a bit late to the table. But happy new years anyway! I got back to chilly, smoggy Hong Kong a few days ago from my amazing trip to South Africa. If you've never been then I highly recommend you do. Plus, Cape Town is World Design Capital this year, so no better time to go really. I won't bore you with all the details, but I did spend Xmas day here...

I booked us a table for lunch at the Delaire Graff winery months ago, and I'm so glad I did. The food, wine and the service were just as amazing as that view. The winery, which is nestled in a valley and surrounded by vineyards in Stellenbosch (not quite an hour from Cape Town), is truly spectacular. And the interiors were designed by the late, great David Collins (yes, that was definitely a deciding factor).

But enough of my travel tales, I have news to share.

I have thought long and hard about how to develop this blog from what it started out as very innocently in 2006.  I may well be insane, but I have decided nonetheless to publish a magazine. I will give you more details as we get closer to the publication date (hopefully within the next few months), but I can tell you it will be unlike any other design magazine on the market at the moment.

I would love to hear from readers, especially those of you in Asia, and what you might like to see and read, and we will do our best to incorporate that into the format we are working on currently. 

I would like to thank those of you who have sent submission material to us for publication on the blog, and encourage you to continue to do so for publication in our magazine. 

So keep your fingers crossed for me, and be patient if I post even less regularly as we put together our inaugural issue.

I wish all of you the very best for 2014. I have a good feeling about this year!