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!
I look forward to seeing what you have in mind…and have no doubt it will be something new and fresh and imminently stylish.
I’ve always followed your blog cause I enjoy your off the beaten path global features and appreciate your aesthetic. I look forward to seeing your magazine! Best