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Did You Miss Our Top Stories?

In case you missed them, here’s a recap of our top 5 stories for the month of August.

BY Janice Seow

September 4th, 2015

#1 Over the Moon at Le Lapin Le-Lapin_Moon-1 Le Lapin is a quirky modern French restaurant located in the Macau Science Center, a distinctive conical-shaped building designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei. Influenced by the venue’s circular form, the owner’s Chinese Zodiac (the rabbit), and Macau’s status as an intersection between East and West, the design team at Wilson Associates New York arrived at one prominent and richly layered design narrative: Jules Verne’s story of travelling to the moon, and the Chinese fairy tale of the Jade rabbit in the moon. Read more… #2 TUVE Hotel 05_TUVE-3 If one were to visit Hong Kong for a weekend, the first thing that comes to mind is an urban vacation defined by density, traffic, subway rides, shopping malls, and endless crowds. The usual hot spots like Mongkok, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Lan Kwai Fong have become obvious go-to places for these getaways. However the unveiling of a unique boutique hotel just this month, called, TUVE, in an unexpected foodie district, Tin Hau, aims to change this cliché Hong Kong travel paradigm. Read more… #3 Tropical Party at Ce La Vi 26-1 It would be difficult for one to imagine a bar or club with its very own permanent jacuzzi in space-starved Hong Kong. Along comes Ce La Vi, the latest addition to an area that is already saturated with glamorous nightclubs and bars. Read more… #4 B.S.C. Group’s William Lau: 45 years of rethinking human space IMG_2956_c-1 In 1970, William Lau had a vision: he wanted to change Hong Kong’s attitude to bathrooms and kitchens, and to “enhance the way people lived,” he says. So he established B.S.C. Group with just 10 employees. Today, 45 years later, over a thousand people work for the group; it caters to hotels and developers, as well as to the individual through its 20,000-square-foot lifestyle concept store, colourliving. Read more… #5 Surry Hills & Darlinghurst – The original design firestarters Hub-600x400-1 From billowing smoke-filled stacks of replica furniture to glamourous showrooms abuzz with activity, Surry Hills and Darlinghurst set the bar high for a celebration of design at Sydney Indesign 2015. Read more…