Rachel Duffell

Rachel Duffell is a Hong Kong-based lifestyle journalist and editor who has been covering adventure, travel, food, wine, design, fashion and entertainment for more than a decade. When she’s not writing, she can be found traversing the trails of Hong Kong or seeking out exciting new dining experiences.
Rachel Duffell
Rachel Duffell is a Hong Kong-based lifestyle journalist and editor who has been covering adventure, travel, food, wine, design, fashion and entertainment for more than a decade. When she’s not writing, she can be found traversing the trails of Hong Kong or seeking out exciting new dining experiences.

Latest from Rachel Duffell

Designer James JJ Acuna on creating a space that caters to the millennial market

The creative director of eponymous Hong Kong- and Manila-based studio, talks about the design ingredients behind The Central Sweets dessert hall at The Central, in Yangon, Myanmar

30 Mar 2019 - 12:15PM

The creative director of eponymous Hong Kong- and Manila-based studio, talks about the design ingredients behind The Central Sweets dessert hall at The Central, in Yangon, Myanmar

Designer James JJ Acuna on creating a space that caters to the millennial market
Minimalist Japanese design finds a home in high-end Hong Kong residential district

A clean, clutter-free interior helps a family’s 2,000 sq ft Kowloon Tong flat feel even more spacious

4 Dec 2018 - 6:15PM

A clean, clutter-free interior helps a family’s 2,000 sq ft Kowloon Tong flat feel even more spacious

Minimalist Japanese design finds a home in high-end Hong Kong residential district
Street art moves indoors as designers, home makers use graffiti and murals to make walls, furniture pop

Residential street art brings an unexpected edge to a home, as a full wall mural or a small creative statement. Whether ‘refined graffiti’ will be embraced in Hong Kong, where homes are tiny and people move frequently, remains to be seen.

1 Nov 2018 - 12:38PM

Residential street art brings an unexpected edge to a home, as a full wall mural or a small creative statement. Whether ‘refined graffiti’ will be embraced in Hong Kong, where homes are tiny and people move frequently, remains to be seen.

Street art moves indoors as designers, home makers use graffiti and murals to make walls, furniture pop
Dream cities: why trees and nature are needed to bring joy to the urban jungle

French industrial designers’ Urban Daydreaming exhibition in Hong Kong considers how to bring charm to cityscapes, and joy to city dwellers, by adding plants, trees and water features.

31 Oct 2018 - 8:18PM

French industrial designers’ Urban Daydreaming exhibition in Hong Kong considers how to bring charm to cityscapes, and joy to city dwellers, by adding plants, trees and water features.

Dream cities: why trees and nature are needed to bring joy to the urban jungle
Actor who survived the mean streets of Baltimore and thrived, despite the odds

The performer, who recently played Scar in the Hong Kong Disneyland’s Festival of the Lion King, recalls being surrounded by drugs in the slums of Baltimore and explains why he runs away from success.

19 Oct 2018 - 2:22PM

The performer, who recently played Scar in the Hong Kong Disneyland’s Festival of the Lion King, recalls being surrounded by drugs in the slums of Baltimore and explains why he runs away from success.

Actor who survived the mean streets of Baltimore and thrived, despite the odds
Modern Asian design shines in Hong Kong pop-up exhibition

Exhibition Collectible Design shows that modern Asian designers need not reject regional elements in their work to be considered contemporary.

16 Oct 2018 - 6:43PM

Exhibition Collectible Design shows that modern Asian designers need not reject regional elements in their work to be considered contemporary.

Modern Asian design shines in Hong Kong pop-up exhibition
A film director’s flat where vintage Ikea and props stand proudly among art and antiques

Song Ze Hua, an engineer-turned-director, has created the ultimate set in his Hong Kong flat

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Song Ze Hua, an engineer-turned-director, has created the ultimate set in his Hong Kong flat

A film director’s flat where vintage Ikea and props stand proudly among art and antiques
‘Hounded out’ of Hong Kong: Cantonese teacher’s new Mallorca home celebrates her 30 years in China

‘Hounded out’ of Hong Kong, a Norwegian Cantonese teacher keeps memories of her three decades in the city alive in her new Spanish abode

16 Aug 2018 - 11:25AM

‘Hounded out’ of Hong Kong, a Norwegian Cantonese teacher keeps memories of her three decades in the city alive in her new Spanish abode

‘Hounded out’ of Hong Kong: Cantonese teacher’s new Mallorca home celebrates her 30 years in China
2022 Gay Games: the man behind Hong Kong’s winning bid to host the event

Dennis Philipse went from being picked last in gym class in his native Holland to bringing the Gay Games to Asia for the first time

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Dennis Philipse went from being picked last in gym class in his native Holland to bringing the Gay Games to Asia for the first time

2022 Gay Games: the man behind Hong Kong’s winning bid to host the event
How schools bring hope to Aids orphans in Uganda, ‘the poorest of the poor’

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, the founder and CEO of Nyaka Aids Orphans Project, talks about losing his brother and sister, founding schools in Uganda and the role of grandmothers throughout his journey – both personal and professional

30 Jun 2018 - 10:47AM

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, the founder and CEO of Nyaka Aids Orphans Project, talks about losing his brother and sister, founding schools in Uganda and the role of grandmothers throughout his journey – both personal and professional

How schools bring hope to Aids orphans in Uganda, ‘the poorest of the poor’
Inside a Hong Kong apartment where art plays starring role in design scheme

Transforming an empty shell into an expressive apartment overflowing with art was a challenge one couple couldn’t resist

27 Jun 2018 - 6:15PM

Transforming an empty shell into an expressive apartment overflowing with art was a challenge one couple couldn’t resist

Inside a Hong Kong apartment where art plays starring role in design scheme
How Singapore’s chilli crab inspired one of Sri Lanka’s best restaurants

Dharshan Munidasa, whose eateries Nihonbashi and Ministry of Crab are among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, on carving his own path and making celebrities into business partners

15 Jun 2018 - 3:26PM

Dharshan Munidasa, whose eateries Nihonbashi and Ministry of Crab are among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, on carving his own path and making celebrities into business partners

How Singapore’s chilli crab inspired one of Sri Lanka’s best restaurants
Botanist and vertical garden pioneer Patrick Blanc talks about the birth of his growing business and how to create a natural ecosystem

A vertical garden brings nature into a building, and the feature is a definite design trend. We talk to Blanc, who has spent the past 40 years evolving his skills. The green-haired botanist will hold a Hong Kong masterclass on living walls

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

A vertical garden brings nature into a building, and the feature is a definite design trend. We talk to Blanc, who has spent the past 40 years evolving his skills. The green-haired botanist will hold a Hong Kong masterclass on living walls

Botanist and vertical garden pioneer Patrick Blanc talks about the birth of his growing business and how to create a natural ecosystem
How I became a National Geographic photographer: Keith Ladzinski

The Colorado-raised adventurer, who went from skateboarder to computer programmer to extreme sports and natural history photographer, shares environmental message through stunning images of Antarctica

29 Nov 2018 - 12:52PM

The Colorado-raised adventurer, who went from skateboarder to computer programmer to extreme sports and natural history photographer, shares environmental message through stunning images of Antarctica

How I became a National Geographic photographer: Keith Ladzinski