LKeren Zhang revisits the tea culture of China’s Tang dynasty.
ook closely at Keren Zhang’s traditional Chinese tea sets and you’ll see that they’re decorated with handmade feathers in the style of the ancient art of Dian Cui, also known as ‘ dotting with kingfishers’. Against these elaborate pieces, Zhang has created a contrasting Dian Cui Fang Table (US$4,100, RM16,000). This black walnut table references the literati tea culture of China’s Tang dynasty. Within a tabletop of polished black stone, framed with a band of copper inlay around the outer edge, a recessed circle sets the stage upon which to display Zhang’s jewel-like teapot, boxes, caddies and cups.
You’ll never be caught short on your next off- duty jaunt.
Winch’s signature bag, the Weekender (from £575, RM3,160), might be a wise move for holidays over a long weekend. Available in the brand’s iconic olive shade, the waterproof cotton canvas bag – dyed and bonded in Britain – also comes in black, sand, navy and chocolate. Capacious enough to hold the essentials for a whole week away, the Weekender’s interior comprises a thoughtfully designed series of functional pockets and sections, such as a padded laptop sleeve and two separate waterproof compartments.
Birds of a Feather Ready for the Weekend
LThe spring/summer line by Hackett sports bright colours for the sun.
aunching three distinct trends that make up its spring/summer collection – appropriately named City Shades, The Great British Stripe and Devon Air – Hackett has evidently made business casual more lively. This piece from the City Shades line is a prime example of Hackett Mayfair tailoring, with lightweight and waterproof features – perfect for rainy weather. The bold navy hue of this blazer is the result of the colour palette for this trend – tones of beige and grey with bursts of blue and aqua – influenced by the architecture of London.