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TILES BETTER A rundown tile factory is now an eco-smart hotel
Poised at the foot of China’s Great Wall near the village of Mutianyu (an hour’s drive from central Beijing) is The
Brick yard, a renovated glazed-tile facto r y tu rned eco-con sciou s boutique hotel. Many of the materials an d fittings have
been reclaimed from the origina l stru cture, which was established in the 1960s du ring the C ultu ral Revolutio n. Today, the
former kiln s ho use the hotel receptio n an d meeting ro oms, while winding paths in set with shards of o rigin al turqu oise and
te rracotta tiles lead to 16 new bedro oms. Each roo m has a private garden, slate flo oring an d floor-to -ceiling glass wi ndows
overlooking the Great Wall itself. Visit brickyardatmutia ny u.com.
DYNASTIC SEATS | Designers put their individual spin on Ming chairs
Lifestyle emporium L ane Craw ford is celebrating its 160th birthday a nd to celebrate,
e ight designers , including DB Kim for Swa rovski Cryst al Pala ce, were tasked with
redesigning the classic Ming Dynasty chair in an artistic way. The Dynasty Revival
chairs are on display at the ifc ma ll in Hong Kong . Visit lanecrawfo rd.com
Two Hong Kong apartments
become one through teamwork
Jason Yu ng and Caroline M a f rom
Jason Caroline Design proved feng
shui and good design can co-exist by
merging two distinct apartments. They
kept the upper floor’s dark palette and
added a white tone to the lower floor to
give contrast between old and new. A
black-an d-white circ ular st airc as e and
opulent chandelier are the link between
the two spaces. The staircase allows
the circulatio n of chi (the breath of
life). Visit jasoncarolinedesign.com.
Shanghai art fair d raws professionals
and collectors from around the globe
Art lovers fl ocked to ShCo n tempora ry
2010, A sia’s most ex perimental ar t fair,
n ow in its fo u rth year. They browsed
83 galleries, mostly Asian -cen tric, but
also in cluding big names from the West.
Highlights included Alexan der Ochs
from Berlin/Beijing and ShanghART
fro m Shan ghai/Beijing. S ales were
stro ng, with man y galleries repo rting
95 per cent of displayed works sold.
Visit shcontemp ora ry.i nfo.
Innermost turns 10! Its Quintessence collection
celebrates the milestone with designs by Rich
Brilliant Willing, Winnie Lui and Tina Leung.
Check out the store’s wares at innermost.net.
Ming chair by DB Kim
Balloon installation by Choi Jeong Hwa.
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