Salone del Mobile Milano – Shanghai edition

Every year, I travel to Milan for the Salone del Mobile Milano, an internationally known exhibition displaying the latest trends in design and furniture.  With China being one of the most represented foreign countries among visitors to the event in Milan, the Salone organizers started hosting a Shanghai edition. I attended the 4th annual session at the Shanghai Exhibition Center last November. Continue reading

Traveling for inspiration (Italy-Giorgetti ) Part 1

Last month, I had the pleasure to be invited by Giorgetti S.p.A. to participate in their Prestige tour in Milan. I had the opportunity to learn about their brand history, their design philosophy, and their dedication to art and craftmanship. In my next few postings, I’ll tell you more about what I learned of this 120-year-old family brand. Continue reading

Hong Kong, my home.

Louis Vuitton’s limited edition Objets Nomades are on display at Tai Kwun from 23rd to 31st of March.  Renowned artists contributed to the collection, including Atelier Bagietti, Atelier Oï, André Fu, the Campana Brothers, Raw Edges and Tokujin Yoshioka, which celebrates heritage, travel and design.  Continue reading

Traveling for Inspiration

Switzerland, aeris – the land of high-end watches, rich chocolate, and tall mountains.  On my last European trip, I spent a little time in Zurich, meeting with a company whose products I have now put in many homes – Aeris, the Swiss-made air purifiers. Continue reading

Iconic designers and influencers

Herman Miller Eames lounge chair

This chair must be the most recognizable piece of furniture in the world.  The Eames lounge chair is an icon of modern style design.  The curved back, the molded seat, and the accompanying ottoman gives this chair its distinctive look.  Its comfort and design makes it a standard furnishing in many high class homes. Continue reading

Home design for the family

Happy Chinese New Year!  This is a time for family and friends to gather, and often at home.  But in Hong Kong, homes tend to be small, so how best to use your space to host a large gathering?

Open floor plans that combine the living, dining, and even the kitchen space.  A continuous living space allows guests to flow seamlessly from one area to another.   While grandma and the aunties gathers around the kitchen, preparing our favorite new year snacks, my sisters and I gather around the dining room and chat over a glass of wine.  At the same time, the kids play in the living room with an episode of Peppa Pig playing on tv. Continue reading