From the ‘not always beautiful’ objects of post-war years to modern consumers’ demand for quality and uniqueness, exhibition at biennial in France shows Chinese design’s advance, and suggests what’s to come.
A 400-piece art collection featuring an Ai Weiwei dragon sculpture in the lobby is certain to draw the It crowd
Maple-glazed, cherry-wood-smoked bacon fried rice with Chinese barbecue pork is just one of the inventive dishes created by chefs using local produce from Manitoba and Saskatchewan
Wild tea from Yunnan, sweet rice biscuits from Hebei, donkey jerky – food from dozens of Chinese artisanal producers was on show at a recent festival in Italy; soon Ling Kuang Sung and allies will give them a similar showcase in China
With two hotels in China, for W and Langham, due in 2017 and his first furniture collection, for China's Stellar Works, out now, the American founder of Rockwell Group compares public and private design.
You can sleep in an immersive, womb-like cubist sculpture for HK$16,000 a night, or take your pick from 72 art deco rooms. There's a louche cocktail bar and a classic grill restaurant popular with A-listers, writes Giovanna Dunmall
Chinese design has moved on from traditional elements to embrace abstract concepts and functionality, and London Design Festival showcased designers familiar with international tastes but confident in their own roots.
The iconic building and its grounds will be transformed into homes, retail and office space, a cinema, cafes, and restaurants with soaring, glass-roofed atriums; the project involves architects Frank Gehry and Norman Foster, among others.
Park Hyatt's ultra-swanky flagship occupies the first 25 of the 90 floors in a new midtown Manhattan skyscraper.
One of the best food trends to make its way across the Atlantic to London is the resurgence of breakfast. Restaurants open earlier and menus are a panoply of eggs, granola and porridges.
At this month's annual Milan furniture extravaganza, known as the Salone del Mobile, all roads seemed to lead to Chi Wing Lo.
Purveyor of 'New Asian' design offers privacy and refuge from the world that allows hotel guests to feel at home, writes Giovanna Dunmall.
Food critic Andy Hayler has eaten at every top Michelin restaurant in the world. He tells Giovanna Dunmall how the Hong Kong and Macau guide has got it horribly wrong.
The typical star- and barrel-shaped vaulted stone ceilings of traditional Apulian architecture are a sight to behold. Each piece of the pale and soft local pietra leccese and tufo (limestone and sandstone respectively) required to make it are cut by hand and placed so the ceilings can stay in place without the use of mortar.