Attention Hong Kong folks – you need to get yourself down to this fab even next weekend!
Yesterday I finally had lunch at Aberdeen Street Social. What was meant to be a catch up with a friend and ex-colleague over lunch turned into a 4hr session. Not a bad way to spend a Friday afternoon I’d say. Working for oneself has perks sometimes.
Anyway, I think I may have found my new favorite restaurant in Hong Kong. It seems chef Jason Atherton can do no wrong in this city, after the successful openings of 22 Ships and Ham & Sherry. Londoners will know him from Pollen Street Social, Berner’s Tavern and several other establishments.
The restaurant is located in one of the out buildings in PMQ (the former Police Married Quarters) which is one of very few historical restoration projects in Hong Kong. The interiors are by Beijing-based duo Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu of Neri & Hu.
The designers have used a combination of smoked oak flooring and cabinetry, brass accents, black mirror and accents of green (which sounds like a disastrous combination) brilliantly to create something that’s warm, inviting and equally unpretentious. The custom light fixtures were beautiful, and the shade of green on the ceiling has me dreaming of re-painting our apartment.
Big thumbs up from me!
You’ll notice a page at the top of the blog now that links to the website (still under construction), and we ave a facebook page you can like to stay informed of news and other exciting updates (https://www.facebook.com/DesignAnthologyMag). We’re also on twitter (@damag_asia).
Hopefully I’ll have more news again soon!
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.
Oh, and happy lunar new year everyone!
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 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.
Hong Kongers, do you have any last minute shopping to do? Well, head on down to L’sWhere…they have a gorgeous range of pieces, big and small, some budget options and some to splurge on.
Finally, the famous Spanish retailer has brought their home collection to Hong Kong! I checked it out yesterday, and I love that we now have a range of reasonably priced bed linen, table linen and bathware. The Zara Home store is in Harbour City and also carries a seasonal range of small homewares items and decorative objet.
Its been an exiting week for new store openings in Hong Kong this week….
First off we have Tang Tang Tang Tang, by local legend David Tang. A mix of clothing and homewares, new and antique. Located in the ground floor of the lovely old building where the Pawn is, its so nice to see someone has finally done something with that empty space. Unfortunately I was a little underwhelmed by the stock, and how the space had been designed, especially considering the $ and clout that Tang has. Still, some nice items in there, and probably still worth a visit.
amelie & tulips officially opened on Wednesday in the uber cool POHO neighbourhood. A mix of art, vintage furniture and new scandinavian designs, in a very cool space. Definitely worth a look. And you can have a wander around this ever changing area at the same time. There are plenty of cute places to grab a bite to eat or a good coffee.
Enjoy the weekend everyone!