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  • Authentically energised

    Georg Jensen’s stores around the world live up to the brand’s Scandinavian heritage and at HK’s IFC mall, we see the same understated elegance Many historic brands are revitalising themselves in order to adapt to the new world of consumerism and, crucially, they are achieving this while keeping their own heritage at the forefront. Take …

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  • A taste of old Ceylon

     Interior designer Niki Fairchild’s love for Sri Lanka is exemplified in the sensitive restoration of manor house in Tangalle dating back to the late 19th century and now a boutique holiday villa To describe Maya as a labour of love would not be a stretch, for it took owner and interior designer Niki Fairchild the …

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  • A sinking habitat

     Remistudio’s modern version of Noah’s Ark integrates alternative energy and looks beyond glass and concrete in an attempt to answer the challenges of our times   For decades now, we have listened to – and, for the most part, ignored – gloom and doom prognostications about global warming, rising sea levels and how the world …

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  • A time & a place

    The Insólito sits comfortably in the sleepy seaside town of Buzios, which at its heart is still the tiny fishing village that Brigitte Bardot fell in love with in the 1960s Just a two hour drive from the bright lights of Rio de Janeiro, an oasis of calm awaits guests at the Insólito Boutique Hotel, …

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  • Turn on, check in, drop out

    This little ‘island’ village in France pays tribute to the counterculture of the psychedelic pop era  In the little woodland commune of Raon l’Etape in Lorraine, northeastern France, is the highly unusual Museumotel – a cluster of white, bubble-shaped cabins that look like a cross between hobbit holes and a space pods. The structures are …

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  • Get it right the first time

    Through constant research, testing and refining the technology he uses, Jake Dyson’s latest invention – CSYS – invites us to look at LED in its true light What’s behind your interest in lighting? I was frustrated that the very high end sector of lighting was dominated by retail companies. Lights were appreciated and existed because …

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