Design Anthology, Asia Edition, Issue 35
The International Issue
Head into the holidays with our annual international issue, filled with original stories for an inspiring and optimistic view of the global design scene.
From the Editor
Is it just me or has this year flown by? Or does the tail end just feel that way in comparison to the relative slowness of the last two years? Either way, another year is drawing to a close and I, for one, am looking forward to all that the festive season brings, not least the change in temperature and hopefully a change in pace too.
In this issue of Design Anthology, we cast our gaze further afield for our annual international issue. We’re excited to introduce you to creatives in London and Los Angeles, as well as in Mumbai and Bangkok. And since international travel has just about reopened entirely — bar a few exceptions here and there — we’re equally excited to be profiling new hotels and desirable destinations again, this time Rosewood Villa Magna in Madrid, Suimontei in Japan’s Nara and Kisawa Sanctuary in Mozambique.
Some of the homes in this issue might be my all-time favourites. There’s a charming, personality-filled apartment in Shanghai; an art-filled New Delhi home; a bright, green penthouse in Singapore; a modernist abode that embraces the outdoors in Thailand’s Nakhon Pathom province; and, last but not least, a quintessential Milan apartment that has me already looking forward to April next year.
Speaking of next year, our team has spent quite some time recently reflecting, brainstorming and planning for the year ahead. I dare say you might have noticed the price of most things increasing in the last year, and among the price hikes we’ve experienced, the cost of paper and shipping has been the most difficult to absorb. It’s for this reason that we’ve made the decision to reduce the number of print issues to two per year. But that’s not to say our efforts will be halved! In addition to a refreshed print edition, we’re planning new ways to engage and connect with you, our community, so stay tuned for news (a good way to do that is to sign up for our monthly Dispatch emailer). And for subscribers, your subscriptions will remain unchanged, but you’ll now receive four issues over two years instead of one.
As always, we hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we did producing it.