Design Anthology - Asia Pacific Edition

from the editor


Warmer weather, longer days, fresh tropical fruit, trips to the beach and swimming in the ocean — these are just a few of my favourite things about summer. They're always welcome markers of the change in season, much like the arrival of the annual summer edition of Design Anthology.

In this issue, one of our favourites to research and put together each year, we've scoured the region for stories about culture, creativity, commerce and contempora­ry living: from a lush space in Ho Chi Minh that looks more like a greenhouse than an office, to a community architectu­re project in Bali run by a local design collective. We're also thrilled to share four stunning homes — in Hong Kong, Singapore, India and Vietnam — that reflect an equally stunning range of personalit­ies. And with the world slowly starting to open up again, metaphoric­ally and physically, we have a renewed sense of excitement around internatio­nal travel. For the first time in a long while, I got itchy feet reading about the new hotel openings on page 76.

That's not to mention our coverage of a newly renovated museum and Frieze Art Fair's Asia debut in Seoul (a city to which I'm very much looking forward to returning), plus we speak to Filipino fashion designer Joseph Bagasáo, who is as concerned with ethics and the environmen­t as he is with aesthetics, and whose last collection was a reflection on the changing seasons.

As always, we hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we enjoyed producing it.

Stay well.

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