people | mike atkin hong kong architect

Hong Kong based Mike Atkin of HEAD Architecture and Design Limited was awarded one of Hong Kong’s Ten Outstanding Designers in 2009 & with more than 70 interior projects to his name around Asia, we hear what makes him tick… What is your favorite material product and why? Tracing paper.  It allows us to draw … Continue reading

alcoa’s self-cleaning buildings

Alcoa Architectural Products has developed a proprietary process that leverages HYDROTECT™ technology from TOTO® to apply a titanium dioxide coating, called EcoClean™, to the pre-painted aluminium surface of Reynobond®. The result is the world’s first coil-coated aluminium architectural panel that helps clean itself and the air around it. Reynobond® with EcoClean™ actively works to remove … Continue reading

may 2012 | spring clean

It never ceases to amaze, that when the weather changes so does our outlook.   Spring is here once again and although this may bring a few showers, it also brings a sense of refreshment. In our over polluted city of Hong Kong, spring freshness is sometimes hard to realise.  However, hope may be to hand, … Continue reading

eye catcher | balloona stool

…and AFTER THE PARTY IS OVER, this item caught my eye as a fun way to reuse excess party waste…so random! Meet the Baloona stool by Natalie Kruch for Umbra.com, a solid wood stool covered in over 500 defective balloons.  Size : 14″x14″x17″ Find it in Hong Kong at: Homeless http://www.homeless.hk G/F, 28 Gough St Central, … Continue reading

eye catcher | felt lace

Just in time for those last minute Christmas gifts – you really can’t beat on line shopping. With its intricately floral cut outs, the bloom table runner by Selina Rose is a great way to style your table and add and instant lift to your room. Designed by Selina Rose, this table runner is made … Continue reading

people | aya koike’s soft brick

by Di White Designer AYA KOIKE developed Soft Brick, an ecological cork tile produced by NAGAYANAGI.  This tile is made of loose wine cork shavings.  You can line floors, walls and fittings with these tiles to transform areas that once were dead spaces into soft warm sofa areas.  Designed to invoke a traditional sofa motif, applications … Continue reading

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