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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY JUNE 2017

    Design & Dine In Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, food is at the bottom of the pyramid, as a basic requirement for the survival of all creatures. That means us, too. Today, our demands for sustenance have become more sophisticated. Not only do we require delicious fare, we also expect restaurants to offer interiors as …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY MAY 2017

    On the road again Thanks to things such as advances in aviation and technology, the world is now a whole lot more connected than it has ever been before. Being based in Hong Kong means that we here at Perspective can get over to Taiwan, China or Korea at the drop of a hat and …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY APRIL 2017

    Climes, they are a changing An agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, The Paris Agreement, went into effect on 4 November 2016 in a bid to deal with greenhouse gas emission mitigation, adaptation and finance, and remains open for signature until 21 April 2017. So far, it has been signed by …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY MARCH 2017

    The art of the matter Once upon a time, art and artworks were afterthoughts when it came to architecture and interior design. Today, art is rightfully acknowledged as playing an integral role in the process — form and function are closely intertwined, and aesthetics are every bit as important as the structural design of a …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017

    Rousing the Year of the Rooster The Year of the Monkey is drawing to a close and, for many around the world, it can’t happen soon enough. Most would agree that, broadly speaking, 2016 was a year of upheaval and chaos, from the death of seminal music artist David Bowie 12 months ago, through Brexit, …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY DECEMBER 2016

    Our cup runneth over We’ve plenty to keep you occupied this month, starting with a stunning makeover at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (page 36), and art galore at J Plus by YOO, an innovative hotel in Causeway Bay which has turned itself over to Chinese artist Fansack for his Rupa exhibition (page 32). Our …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY NOVEMBER 2016

    It takes all sorts In this issue of Perspective, we shine the spotlight on curves and angles in architecture and design. We’ve got both covered, as does the Casal Belaguer Cultural Centre in Spain, by Flores & Prat (page 54). A studied renovation of an ancient building, the architects preserved the old curves while bringing …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY OCTOBER 2016

    Asia & beyond One of our taglines here at Perspective is ‘Asia & beyond’, to denote our area of coverage, and this month’s issue is a perfect example of this ethos: we’ve got a special focus on Taiwan, partly in honour of 2016 being World Design Capital Taipei year, and partly because the nation is …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY SEPTEMBER 2016

    A flight of fancy If you haven’t been lucky enough to take a holiday yet this year, we’ll whet your appetite with some of the most striking new travel and leisure developments in Asia and beyond — like the jaw-dropping Keemala resort in Phuket (page 80), hôtel vagabond in Singapore (page 53), the Henry Hotel …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY JULY / AUGUST 2016

    So much to celebrate 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of our ground-breaking 40 Under 40 young talent recognition programme, which we celebrated in late May with a party and presentation event (see pages 54-80) attended by honourees past and present, and a whole host of VIP guests. Many of our young talents have gone on …

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