Hong Kong, my home.

Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades

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

Switzerland – 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.

Zurich is a lovely city, built along a beautiful lakefront and riverbank, with splendid views of the Alps.  The Swiss have always been known to produce high quality goods that are reliable.  And recently they are adding innovation and style to their products.

Zurich Centre

Aeris air purifiers are Swiss-made, with cutting-edge technology that is manufactured to high-level Swiss production standards.  Featuring Diamond filters and proprietary IAQ sensor technology, Aeris’ aair is the only smart air purifier that can effectively eliminate >99.9% of indoor air pollutants.

As an interior designer, I love its clean, modernist look – they even won the iF Design Award.  With the air quality in Hong Kong, it’s an essential product for any home.

zurich travel for inspiration

Find out more at: http://www.aeris.com.hk/worldwide

Home design for the family

The child’s bedroom

I have 2 small children, so I know how much energy they have.  It’s easy for kids to take over the home with their presence.  So how do you create their own space in their bedroom, that’s fun and creative?   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

Entertaining guests

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

The Future of the Design Profession

Interior design is a multifaceted profession, combining creativity and technology to produce an aesthetically pleasing and functional environment.

In 2008, HKIDA launched the Registered Interior Designers Associate (RIDA), the objective of which is to promote the interior design profession and gain the support of the government as well as the general public for the establishment of a registration system for Hong Kong Interior Designers. Continue reading

Renovating your new home in Hong Kong?

Regina Kwok, Creative Director of Artwill gives you tips on how to work with your interior designer

Q. I just bought a new home in Hong Kong and want to renovate it.  How do I get started?
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Contact several interior designers and get them to submit design and fee proposals.  Finding designers through referrals is always recommended, but looking at local publications e.g. SCMP or Perspective for features on completed projects is also a good way to learn about designers. Continue reading