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 focus this month is on residential architecture and design, and we travel around the world from Shenzhen (page 52) and South Africa (page 40) to Taipei (page 66), Seoul (page 74), Kyoto (page 79) and Yangon (page 87). And don't miss our report on the wonderful, jam-packed celebration that was World Design Capital Taipei 2016 (page 96) — and take a sneak peek at one possible future for the central business district of Hong Kong (page 100)! Meanwhile, what do a restaurant in Hong Kong, a barber shop in Wuxi, a lighting collection designed in Singapore and the flagship store for a Korean skincare brand in Seoul have in common? … That's right — they're all winners of a coveted Best of the Best Trophy at Perspective's recent A&D Trophy Awards 2016, held last month in Hong Kong. The full report on these and the rest of the winners is coming up in our bumper January-February combo issue, which is also our dedicated Design Issue… Don't miss it! • We're opening the call for nominations for the 2017 edition of our annual 40 Under 40 young talent awards in mid-December! Nominate a rising star in the fields of architecture, art, fashion, graphic design and new media, interior design and product design — or nominate yourself! The only rule is that the nominee must be aged 40 or under in 2017, and must be Asia-based. Head over to and click on the link there for more details.