Rachel Duffell

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

The Japanese salaryman inspires a restaurant in Hong Kong: what’s the story?

Ben McCarthy, the founder of Hong Kong-based design firm Charlie & Rose, talks about weaving a narrative through the quirky, retro-futuristic interiors of Sheung Wan restaurant Honjo.

Ben McCarthy, the founder of Hong Kong-based design firm Charlie & Rose, talks about weaving a narrative through the quirky, retro-futuristic interiors of Sheung Wan restaurant Honjo.

18 Nov 2019 - 11:24AM
Everest climber Adrian Hayes on a challenge that was even harder than tackling K2

The British adventurer talks about his unconventional education, his experiences on the notoriously difficult mountain K2 and life’s greatest challenge.

The British adventurer talks about his unconventional education, his experiences on the notoriously difficult mountain K2 and life’s greatest challenge.

19 Jun 2019 - 8:00PM
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

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

19 May 2020 - 3:46PM
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

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

12 Jan 2021 - 3:27PM
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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

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

22 Aug 2018 - 5:43PM
‘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

‘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
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

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

10 Aug 2018 - 2:20PM
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

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
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

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

27 Jun 2018 - 6:15PM
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

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
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

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

8 Jun 2018 - 10:34AM
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

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