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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY DECEMBER 2017

    DECONSTRUCTING THE GLASS CEILING Seven years ago, I began my career at a company where the majority of staff are women – only two, at that time, were men. That was Vogue China. Helmed by the Chinese version of Meryl Streep’s character in The Devil Wears Prada, the editor-in-chief is leading a female crusade that …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY NOVEMBER 2017

    REVISITING HISTORY The Italian city Bologna has long been celebrated as a gastronomic capital. Most recently, it has also become the principal showcase for state-of-the-art ceramics. Each year, the best of Italian bathroom and tile-makers gather in the terracotta-hued city of Cersaie to discuss trends, and advances in design and manufacturing. Perspective took a day …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY OCTOBER 2017

    Past, present, future London’s Victoria and Albert Museum – known by all as the V&A – has long been in the vanguard of international art and design exhibitions, constantly pushing the boundaries of interpretation and understanding. In addition to its countless galleries displaying paintings, sculptures and ceramics, it has staged special exhibitions on subjects as …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY SEPTEMBER 2017

    A NEW PERSPECTIVE We live in a world of constant and rapid change. New technology, new materials and young talent, among other factors, make our environments dynamic yet demanding. How, when and where we get news, information and inspiration continues to develop at a seemingly relentless pace. This is certainly happening in the spheres of …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY JULY/AUGUST 2017

    Rising stars There’s no doubt that the architecture and design scene in China has matured greatly of late, and that some of the projects underway there, or recently completed, are not only world class, but also breathtaking in both scale and execution. Such endeavours are not restricted to high-rise, show-stopping developments in first- and second-tier …

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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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