Design Anthology, Asia Edition, Issue 29


Inside the issue


Tai Ping’s new Paris showroom

New collections and collaborations

Upcoming and new books on design, art, interiors and architecture from some of the world’s best publishers

Design Week, Melbourne
At Melbourne Design Week 2021, a series of group exhibitions explored meaningfully made objects and the stories they tell

Studio Culture
We take a look inside the tropical studio-cum-home of Sri Lankan architect Palinda Kannangara

Creative Space, Bangkok
Initiated by architect Nantapon Junngurn, Somewhere is part studio, part gallery and part coffee and karaage spot, making up a cool new destination in the city’s next design district

A Day in the Life
We spend a summer’s day with Yumiko Sekine, founder of Tokyo lifestyle brand fog linen work

Korean designer Jeongseob Kim emphasises the tactile nature of materials and champions the role of the maker’s hand


Editor’s Picks
A selection of summertime must-haves

Fashion Label, Hanoi
Kilomet109 transforms ancient craft into contemporary eco-fashion


Songkhla, Thailand
Cafe culture, creative pursuits and historic charm come together in Songkhla’s Old Town, a favourite weekend trip among those in the know

The best of the new boutique and luxury designer hotels from around the world


Art Movement
In the 1950s, Japan’s avant-garde Gutai group pioneered a radical approach encompassing performance, painting, installation and theatre


A single-storey bungalow provides a living backdrop for a family of two architects and their children

Kuala Lumpur
Subverting the typology of conventional Malaysian terrace houses and oscillating between garden, farm and home, the Planter Box House in a celebration of its owners’ lifestyle

Designer-architect Albano Daminato transformed a concrete bare-shell apartment into this careful balance of modernity and tradition, cool and warm materials, and open and intimate spaces

Brewin Design Office transformed one of Singapore’s iconic shophouses into a calm, light-filled oasis


Documenting Architecture
Photographer Xi Wenlei is determined to document old Shanghai’s historic built environment before it vanishes forever

Urban Mobility
COVID-19 forced Philippine government agencies to find new ways to move more people. Now Metro Manila is on a path towards better mobility

The Flâneur

The 15-Minute City by the Sea
A flâneur is an urban explorer — a connoisseur of the street. In our rotating column, guests share their musings, observations and critiques of the urban environment in cities around the world. In this issue, urbanist Julia Nebrija muses on the merit of the 15-minute city model in her adopted home of A Coruña, Spain

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