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All the Trappings of Success | January-March 2013


From the Editor | A welcome. Welcome to Qudos, the magazine that celebrates the rewards of a life well lived by offering up new ideas and inspiring, insightful commentary on the latest and greatest going on around us. In this edition we get up close and personal with some young designers turning heads in Asia, and we feel the need for speed with the new Gullwing Mercedes and the Gulfstream G650. We head to the farmyard as we champion the humble chicken’s place in our culinary history, and we take issue with the highly coveted Kopi Luwak and get to the bottom of a trade that isn’t quite as ethical or justifiably priced as it claims. We delve into the trapped urbanite’s fascination with parks, gardens and plant-filled pleasure domes and bring you a gratuitous first-hand over-the-top experience of a private island holiday off the


coast of Singapore, just to get you salivating and maybe get the taste of over-hyped coffee out of your mouth. It is also our pleasure to present a 37-page portfolio of the most desirable luxury villas and homes in the best tropical island and urban destinations of Southeast Asia, where the rich, the famous, and the aspiring choose to dwell



and live fabulous lives. - Editor


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On the Scent Operating by stealth and seduction Christian Dior's new Midnight Poison is a license to kill. p28

Running Against Time

5 35 56 78 43 When every second counts, who better as the ambassador for speed than Usain Bolt. p35

Spread Your Wings

Hyun-Mook Khan

The mighty Gullwing Mercedes-

A designer with more than just a

Benz is back and turning heads

hankering for cute. p56

wherever she flies. p5

Ode To Joyo

Tropical island holidays are so

much better when you have the whole place to yourself. p78

On the Boil

Kitchen utensils that will turn your life around. p43


contents 96


Agenda – Multi-faceted news, novelty and

Keep it Simple


Dutch architect Sarah Blomfeld and

Building Blocks – Architecture good and bad.

her belief that sole primary colours

Dwellings – Private homes and sanctuaries on

work best. p96

the market. Clouds – The digital medium. Culture – In all its myriad forms. Digestion – Food and drink. Where and why. Ego – History makers in our midst. Buying Time – Faces and timepieces.

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Bo.lan for Bangkok

Some thoughts on perhaps the

best Thai restaurant in the world. p113

Our Future – The state of the environment. Gin Palaces – Floating worlds. Outside the Box – Making contemporary culture tick. Playing About – Toys and modern distractions. Rag Trade – Fashion high and low. Sleeping Around – So many beds, so little time. Trimmings – Designs and materials. Wheels – Getting around on rubber. Wings – Places and the joy of getting there. A Thousand Words – When images say it all.

Never Turn Right

The first class renaissance putting privilege back in the air. p128


Agenda Monster Truck Rampage thru the city’s streets on the second weekend in March. In a move by the US car industry and the State Department, the rally will highlight the benefits of a higher-than-high wheelbase in this flood prone city, while delighting the crowds with some alcoholfuelled, Southern-style, good ol'boy madness. March 12 thru 15.

Chinese Carnival Everyone loves a parade and Chingay 2013, the Singapore Mardi Gras, will be one to write home to Mama-san about. A dazzling and diverse two-day extravaganza of colour and culture filled with over-the-top, highly decorated floats and high-energy performance from the city’s many and varied ethnic groups. Expect dragons, lights, flames, sword-pierced bodies and plenty of food, fireworks and drinking of all description. Feb 9 &10.

Riding High Bangkok comes alive to the sights, sounds and smells of a classic American

All Star Cast In the mega-event of Rock n’ Roll history, tycoon Sun Yat Sen is coughing up a small fortune to bring the gods of rock to his lavish private island estate for a one-night bash of unashamed debauchery and decadence. Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Stones, McCartney and Ringo,

Clapton, Kiss and Mötley Crüe will be performing live on stage, together, for one night only. Admission free. Jan 24th.


Each year

there are thousands of bags left lying unclaimed at Canggi Airport and the authorities have decided to do something about it by holding a blind auction over

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two days in March to clear the backlog. This is a lucky dip like you’ve never seen with all proceeds going to charity. March 12 & 13.

Global Cooling It’s an equatorial first this February as Singapore transforms Marina Bay into the world’s largest ice-skating rink, with engineers constructing a massive, 40-hectare, transparent insulated dome and installing twenty-seven thousand solar panels to provide the gargantuan amounts of power necessary to keep the ice from melting. Why have they done it? Because they can! So leave your Greenpeace badge at home and get your skates on. Feb 1 thru 28.

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Hyun-Mook Kang The wunderkind Korean putting the cute back into technology and driving the young girls crazy in the process.

The embossed logo is a comfy grab whilst clicking pics and the popped up shell protects the lens from harm.

Hyun-Mook Kang's name may be a mouthful for most but his designs don't need any translation to get the message across. Dolorem non pa dolorernam, quo

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The Suspense is Killing Me

From the discovery of ďŹ re to the invention of the electric oven humans have never stopped in their quest to ďŹ nd the ultimate kitchen design within which to cook. Australian David Sydney believes that the perfect solution has been simply hanging about waiting for us to discover.

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Different levels for different functions - and statures.

Bold red bench tops - why be boring?

And white for the purists.

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Safer Than Safe

Electronic life preservers bring the paramedic to the victim before even reaching the shore. Eprestiis ere noneturibusa none debitatisim fugit que dolut ex et doluptatem saecto quatas millatiosant exereped et anducie nectio tem volecea ruptati busam, opta si id min nonecto tation reruptatis volores tectem et verore volore eost es quia con corem qui cum lab ilicabo. Litatia ssecae estem a id excessi mententiis et explabo. Q The sleek Swiss design incorporated a heart monitor for drowning victims.

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Building Blocks

What once was... Words: Theresa Elward

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Man's fascination with controlling nature reached it's zenith with the Georgian garden.

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Building Blocks

The irony of a replanted tree on the site of former jungle.

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A glass winter garden at Kew.

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These stylized trees emit acres of light and tragically absorb none.

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Marina Bay is creating a city of beauty.

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Words: Michael Travers

By reinterpreting the recipes of countless generations, Thai food goes avant garde in the Bangkok backstreets.

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few years ago when Dylan Jones left his native Australia to take his cheffing skills to the greener pastures of London, he found himself working in a Thai restaurant, where he developed a passion for more than just the food. “I was working in a very respectable Thai restaurant for five years, where I fell in love with the cuisine, the country and one of its people,” he says referring to Bo Songvisava, his Bo.lan business partner and the love of his life. When their time in London was up they decided to move back to Thailand and give Thai fine-dining a shot. Bo.lan is the result. “We opened the restaurant with the intention of doing Thai food as we believe it ought to be done, but with a slightly modern twist

Only the freshest ingredients pass muster.

when it comes to presentation,” explains Dylan, and while the food itself may look a little left of centre when it comes from the kitchen, he is adamant about one thing, “It’s definitely not fusion! 100% of our ingredient sources are local and only traditional methods of cooking are used when making the dishes.” A claim more than backed up after spending an

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boats and Buddhas,” explains Bo. “Where

you should- then the whole table is

possible, we want to have it relate back to

encouraged to follow suit. It makes it

the cultural identity of Thailand, especially

easier on the kitchen and helps everyone

the food.”

play nicely and share the pleasure,

Bo.lan offers two menus; Bo.lan á la

This could very well be the best Thai food on the planet.

because once these works of art start

Carte, where diners can make their own

coming out, everyone is going to want to

choices, and the Bo.lan Balance, a special

have a taste.

seasonal set menu, a degustation of sorts,

No matter what your chilli tolerance

where the entire evening’s dining pleasure

Thai food can take you places you may not

is put directly into the hands of the chef

want to go, so a word of advice before you

giving guests the chance to taste, not one,

start: listen to your waitress. These lovely,

but a wide variety of different dishes. I am

friendly women are born with chillies in

a firm believer in giving myself over to the

their mouths and know what will work for you. My waitress asked me about my spice threshold and then explained what I could expect from each dish. Their advice should not be shrugged off lightly, and I was glad I didn’t. The amuse bouche arrived with a pre-prandial surprise; glass of yadong, a very traditional, and very strong, white rice spirit that is macerated in herbs and spice, and said to have aphrodisiac qualities. It wasn’t just amusing; it was hilarious and threatened to bring the

Classic meets modern for presentation and taste in their innovative cuisine.

house down with its 80 proof sense of

evening experiencing the kitchen’s output

chef ’s recommendations so I chose the

humour. With a delicious burn like this,

in their magnificent, mixed indoor/

latter. I was not disappointed.

who needs chilli? “It is considered a low

outdoor setting. The decor is in a class

The Bo.lan Balance is composed

class drink these days,” says Bo, “but we

of its own - definitely Thai but without

of five essential dishes; Thai salad (yum),

are trying to change that perception,”

any hint of stereotype. Large rice sorting

chilli relish (kreung jim), a stir-fried

further proving their commitment to

trays line the ceilings in homage to the

dish (jan phat), curry (keng) and also

resurrecting all aspects of the traditional

nation’s staple fact of life, and oil paintings

individually served soups (nahm keng),

Thai food of the people.

of Thai market scenes hang on the walls,

with maybe a couple of surprise dishes

reminding us of the mundaneness of

thrown in for good measure, and is all

advised me to start on the left and move

daily life, where eating is a very normal

prepared fresh and timed to reach the

slowly across each of the five bite-sized

and public thing to do. “We wanted the

table at just the right time. There is a

portions on the plate. The first was tasty;

physical look of the restaurant to be Thai

catch, however; if one person in the

the second was off the charts spicy and

but without the typical decorations of

party wants the Balance Menu – and

had my head spinning – more beer please,

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The starters arrived and the waitress

Classic meets modern for presentation and taste in their innovative cuisine.

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and quickly! – before the last three tasty samplers slowly eased my mouth back down to Earth. What followed thereafter was an avant-garde mélange of meats, fish, seafood, fruits and vegetables wrapped in a six-course whirlwind of spices, textures

Bo.lan Menu Sampler ยําเล็กยําใหญ่ใส่สารพัด Salads ยํากุ้งแม่น้ําอยุธยาย่างใส่สละและน้ํายําตามแบบของนางวันทนา

Yum Gung mae naam Ayuthaya Salad of Ayuthaya river prawn served with salak and spicy dressing

(Market Price)


Yum nua ko sai mungkood lae nahm yum saranair Salad of slow cooked ‘KU’ beef with new season mangxosteen and mint dressing


breathless in places from chilli fatigue

Yum gai baan rod jud Salad of herbal-fed chicken from ‘Kanjanaburi’ with assorted Thai herbs


and ecstatic in others with joy, and loving


and wonderful tastes, which left me both


every minute. The only disappointing part

Yum lai bua sai muu sub roy duay hom jiaw Salad of lotus shoot with minced pork and deep-fried shallot

of the experience was that the journey

เครื่องจิ้มรสเผ็ดและรสเบา Relishes

was over all too soon, taking just under an


hour from start to finish. It didn’t matter, however, I was spent. Bo and Dylan founded the restaurant

Phlaa tao jiaw nam pla tord lae pak thongtin Relish of preserved white bean served with deep-fried ocean fish and local greens

Lon naem nam tord mun lae dok care Cured pork simmered in coconut cream served with fishcake and stuffed local flower

ต้มจืด ต้มแซ่บ ต้มยํา Soups

restaurants should be found in Thailand

แกงแตงโมของชาวเมืองชล (ตามตํารับสายเยาวภา หน้า ๑๗๗)

to the land and its people. They are onto



with the belief that the best Thai

itself, where the food is heavily attached


Geng tangmo khong chaw ‘Muang Chon’ Young watermelon soup with prawn as per ‘Chonburi’ style




Dtom saab nua nong lai North Eastern style spicy soup with ‘KU’ beef shank



Dtom jeud gai sai mapraw orn kub saku lan Clear soup of shredded chicken breast with large tapioca pearls & young coconut meat


จานผัดจานร้อน Stir-fried Plates ผักผัด ผัดผัก

Pak Phat Phat Pak Stir-fried local greens both wild and cultivated



Pad cha kai baan liang duay samoon prai Stir-fried herbal-fed chicken with green peppercorn, grachai and Sangsom Thai rum



Goong talay pad nahm phrik gapi sai gratiem dong Stir-fried fresh ocean prawn with ‘Pattalung’ style chilli relish and pickled garlic


ผัดถั่วงอกหลายพันธุ์ (เพาะเอง) ใส่ผักกาดดองคอหมูกับพริกเหลือง The food of the people.

Pad tua ngok pakkad dong sai kor muu kub phrik lueng Stir-fried pork tender with home-grown bio-diversified bean sprout and mustard green ฿420

แกงร้อน Curries

something good and in their pursuit of authenticity they are following the cooking rituals practiced in Thailand for countless years, deferring to a thousand generations of mothers and grandmothers and their kitchens. Q

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Gaeng khiaw paa sai pla talay Green jungle curry with ocean fish (without coconut cream)



Geng krua goong sai grathorn Krua style of curry served with prawn and santol



Gaeng dang gai sai fak lae fakthong Red curry of chicken with summer melon and pumpkin


Bo.lan 42 Soi Pichai Ronnarong Songkram Sukhumvit 26 Klongteoy, Bangkok 10110 Tel. +66 (2) 260-2962

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Leaving a Bad Taste in the Mouth Words: Rachel Love

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The humble civet cat: an unknowing prisoner in the search for the taste of the unique.

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Beans fresh from the cat.

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Roasting and removing 'debris'.

Green coffee beans in situ awaiting both ripening and the cat's gut.

Awaiting sorting.

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Weighing out the brown gold.

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High in fibre: the faeces of the mono-diet civet cat.

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suntet voluptae sant.

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Well fed but hardly happy.

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quiducia eatem et ipsaectotae. Q

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The Only White Meat A CulinaryHistory of thFowl. e Words by Sarah Dougherty

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Stupid is as stupid does for an animal that is so versatile in the kitchen while offending few religious and cultural sensibilities, bar the vegetarian.

Coq Au Vin, France.

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Kung Pao Chicken Wrap, Singapore.

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Chicken Casserole, United Kingdom.

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Roast Chicken with Vegtables, Europe.

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Chicken Cacciatore, Italy.

Tandoori Chicken, India.

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Cajun Fried Chicken, Southern United States.

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Chicken Tikka Masala, UK.

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Goosebumps Words: Peter Rigby

55 years after it first opened its doors to the world the MercedesBenz Gullwing is flying once more.

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The new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT boasts enhanced driving dynamics and even better race track performance. With a maximum output of 435 kW (591 hp), the optimised AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission and the new AMG RIDE CONTROL Performance suspension, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT - which is available both as a Coupé and a Roadster - has raised the bar even higher. As a further highlight, the new high-quality AMG designo Exclusive STYLE leather is now also available as an optional extra for all SLS AMG models. According to Tobias Moers, Board Member and Head of Overall Vehicle Development for Mercedes-AMG GmbH: “The new SLS AMG GT demonstrates the sort of potential which lies in AMG’s super sports cars. With its even higher levels of performance, the SLS AMG GT excites out on the race track in particular by providing an emotionally enjoyable and passionate driving experience.” Masculine and decidedly athletic:

with darkened headlamps and tail lights as well as red-painted brake callipers, the new SLS AMG GT also features a unique A fond return to Fifties grace and clarity of vision.

look. The wing-shaped cross fins and the

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star recess in the radiator grille also retain a high-gloss finish, as do the exterior mirrors and the fins on the bonnet and wings. The AMG logo on the right of the boot lid also features the additional letters “GT”. One look at the technical specifications highlights the fact that AMG has succeeded in enhancing the dynamic profile of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT even further. The maximum output of the AMG 6.3-litre V8 front mid-engine is 435 kW (591 hp) at 6800 rpm, while the maximum torque is 650 Nm at 4750 rpm. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, and can reach a speed of 200 km/h in 11.2 seconds. Mercedes-AMG has achieved the output of 435 kW (591 hp) through in-engine dethrottling measures in

Pure power and torque.

conjunction with an increase in peak pressure. The GT version of the AMG 6.3-litre eight-cylinder front mid-engine responds with even greater agility to accelerator pedal movements and excites with even sportier-tuned performance characteristics. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission located on the rear axle is more direct and spontaneous in the manual “M” transmission mode:

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The cockpit. All leather trim and fingertip control.

It takes four cows to provide the hand-stitched interior leather.

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thanks to newly developed gear change functions and optimised transmission control, it has been possible to shorten reaction time significantly. When changing gears manually via the real metal shift paddles on the AMG Performance steering wheel, control commands right through to the noticeable gear change are executed markedly quicker than previously - all of which is ideal when striving to achieve some ambitious lap times on a closed-off race circuit. The reaction time experienced by the driver is made even more emotional as a result of more distinct gear changes. The automatic double-declutching function when shifting down is also more pronounced in the MercedesBenz SLS AMG GT. Due to an increase in engine torque in manual mode, the shift procedure is even quicker than previously - and is accompanied by some passionate acoustic feedback for the driver. Overall, the optimisation of the dual clutch transmission complements the sporty nature of the SLS AMG GT perfectly. New AMG RIDE CONTROL Performance suspension. But it is not just the AMG 6.3-litre V8 front mid-engine and the optimised dual clutch transmission which are responsible for increasing the driving dynamics of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT. The newly developed AMG RIDE CONTROL Performance suspension also enhances the vehicle’s sportiness. In the case of the SLS AMG GT, MercedesAMG has combined the sophisticated suspension layout. Q

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Buying Time


Against Time Words: Theresa Elward

Quite some symbol. The aptly named King Power Usain Bolt. In addition to the watch's many

the world records in Beijing in 2008. Usain "Lightning" Bolt, the world's fastest man, now has a

mark this monumental year in sport. A truly multifaceted symbol. "It's perfectly natural to be

Swiss watch named in honour of

associated with the fastest man, not

references to the sprinter, it features

him and featuring his image. Hublot,

just on the planet, but the fastest

an interesting hallmark: the strap is

for whom he is an ambassador, has

since the Big Bang" declared Jean-

made from exactly the same leather

developed this special model in close

Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot.

as the shoes he wore when he broke

consultation with the champion, to

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Usain Bolt, who turns 25 this

last season (upon his return - ed.).

powder coating and the strap is made

I feel better than last year, so I'm

from exactly the same gold-coloured

definitely happy with myself", said

synthetic leather as his shoes. This is

Bolt, who began his 2011 season with

stitched onto black rubber - a Hublot

a time of 9.91 seconds at a meeting

signature - to guarantee comfort,

in Rome on the 26th May.

strength and flexibility.

He wanted his watch to be a

Hublot wishes Usain Bolt the

fusion of the symbols representing

best of luck! We hope his watch will

everything he holds dear. Starting

become a most trusted companion

with his silhouette, THAT pose - his

during the exciting season ahead.

unique signature - stylised and

As Bolt declared following his first

immediately recognisable in an

successful performance of the season:

anthracite grey transfer on a black

"The best is yet to come!"

background at 9 o'clock in the centre of the movement's permanent small seconds counter. Another symbol‌ the choice to appear at the centre of the permanent chronograph, embodying time which constantly passes, never stopping... The chronograph movement features a central 60-second hand and a 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock (which could serve him well in his crucial preparation routine during the final countdown prior to each race). A 12-hour chronograph counter sits at 6

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of green in a nod to the colours on the

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flag of Bolt's beloved home: Jamaica.

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year, recently opened his season in

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style by completing his first individual

4.30 completes the design. The 48

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100 metres in just 9.82 seconds at the

mm-diameter watch, in micro-blasted

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National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica,

ceramic, is predominantly black, with

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as he prepares to defend three titles

gold - Bolt's own colour and that of

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in London this summer: the 100, 200

his lucky fetish shoes - very much in

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and 4X100 metres. "It's a good start,

evidence, adding a further symbolic

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I would say. It's certainly better than

touch. The flange features a 2N gold

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Playing About

Years ahead of it's time, only the very best roads will respond to the look, feel and ultimately, it's pure power.


Robust &

Inspired by the movie Tron, this bike challenges everything you thought you knew about speed. Icimagnist volut etur ad quaspie nimilique dist, utat ut fugita cuptae. Ita

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Head down and tail up for a ride out to the very edge.

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The everyday James Bond.

Ugly above. Beauty below.

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Outside The Box

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Bamboo towel anyone?

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The best product on the market by far for controlling your tan.

Outside The Box

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There's no illusion about the wonky angles but it certainly won't tip over.

Clean lines and a gentle arc that follows the curve of the lower back and behind.

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Eiffel Stool in Red.

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Eiffel Stool in Grey.

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In homage to age old Japanese traditions of craftsmanship, Fujishiro carves his tableware from single pieces of 100-year-old Hinoki - Japanese cedar.

Eiffel Stool in Yellow.

Eiffel Stool in Blue.

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Outside The Box

Applied Science Nowadays, kitchen gadgets come in fancy shmancy varieties but not all consider the practicalities of everyday usage. Why not throw physics into the mix and see what you get. That’s what Italian design firm did with their line of Applied Physics kitchen stuff which considers the basic elements of science in their product designs. The duo of Federica Castagno and Sara Petrucci of Acquacalda have created the One for All-All for One, the Archimede’s Scale, and the Vasco collection of kitchen gadgets in hopes to bridge the gap between scientific principles and practical systems. Pascal’s Principle. The One for All, All for One is a wine dispenser which can simultaneously pour equal amounts of liquid into four separate glasses. Buoyancy. The Archimede’s Scale is a graduated food bowl that doubles as a According to Pascal’s Principle., « a change in pressure applied to an enclosed fluid is transmitted undiminished to every point of the fluid and to the walls of the container » One for All-All for One encourages you to experiment with a bottle of red. You’ll

scale when immersed in water, the depth of the immersion indicates the weigh of the content. (time to throw away the old scale!) Communication Vessels. The Vasco is

see the wine flow smoothly through the dispenser and pour evenly into glasses.

a container with a water reservoir, which

One for All-All for One’s four adjustable pvc arms adapt to glasses of all shapes

passes water to the accompanying vase

and sizes. Includes four matching glasses.

when hydration is necessary. Q

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Outside The Box

« a body immersed in a fluid is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the displaced fluid.» Eureka! Archimede Scale brings the discovery of the greek scientist into your kitchen. Weigh your ingredients whenever you need to, and keep cooking. Perfect calibration, high quality ceramics. Just plunge Bilancia di Archimede into the water and watch.

«a liquid inside two containers communicating with each other reaches the same level». The Vasco makes use of a fundamental principle of physics to help you take care of your cut flowers. The level of water inside the main vase is always visible, and the double opening makes it easier to add water whenever your flowers need it. Rest assured, they’ll show you their gratitude.

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Lufthansa’s first class bathroom.

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first class cabins WORDS: Michael Travers


Never turn

Many of us are

fortunate enough to know the pleasure of flying business class, either through design or being the lucky beneficiary of an overbooked airline

when travelling alone. But it is only a select few who get to go behind the red velvet curtain and truly experience the exquisiteness of travelling first class, a world beyond luxury that we mere mortals can only dream or read about. Back in the days when even economy air travel was considered exclusive, first class used to be an essential element for any airline’s portfolio. But as times have changed and travel has become the domain of the everyman, many airlines have dropped the service. But not all. Around 35 of the world’s best airlines have not only kept it alive, but have embraced it and are going all out to create an exclusive flying experience like no other - for guests with the means to pay for it, of course. For those who are willing to shell out 10 times the price of a cattle class ticket there are many wonders that await; personal limousine pickups, concierge check in and fast track

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immigration handling, showers, A-list designer toiletries, flat beds with duvets, pillows and pajamas, choices of vintage champagne, Russian caviar, seven-course meals served on bone china, silver cutlery, in-flight bars, dining for two, and, in the case of Qatar Airways, a separate check in terminal altogether. Oh, and let’s not forget that most coveted hidden extra, something only too much money can buy; the contempt of the entire back of the plane. Ahhh, to be rich. But there is more to it than that. Something new and enticing that has arisen with the advent of the superjumbo is the private boudoir, which the premium airlines have installed as a Emirates upstairs lounge bar.

matter of course to give their guests total

Etihad’s private sleeping suites.

seclusion, and allowing one to wake up fresh as a daisy 12 hours across the world. Opportunity breeds contempt, however, and flying the friendly skies has consequently gotten even friendlier. Although frowned upon by many airlines, having locks on the doors have led to membership applications for the MileHigh Club going through the roof - much to the chagrin of founder members who Freshly prepared lobster on Emirates.

risked much to get the golden ticket and who see it as seriously diminishing the exclusivity of a once much coveted clique. Such activities are frowned upon for us mere mortals but up front, behind the curtain, the staff often turn a blind eye to such goings on, just as long as the volume levels don’t get out of control and disturb your fellow passengers, who just may be filling in their applications behind their own closed doors. Q

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Singapore Airlines super chic lounge bar.


When first class just isn’t cutting the mustard, it's time to fly to your own schedule.

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Words: Sophie Davidson

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Dilithium crystal fan blades.

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Start your engines.

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Factory grey, but any design is possible at this end of the money scale.

Wi-Fi and cell phone calls? Go ahead, it's your plane.

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How all the most self-important high flyers are travelling these days.

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Multi-arrangement seating for long flights and socialising.

A gourmet galley is a factory standard.

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ode Wings

to Joyo

Words: Michael Travers

It may look like a postcard but it is indeed very, very real.

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Palau Joyo is heaven. The kind of place Robinson Crusoe would have built if he had all the days of the week working for him instead of just Friday. Offici omniae nos iunt anti volupta

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Doing nothing never felt so much like the best thing to do.

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A very basic design.

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Reefs best viewed from above.

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Green, blue and white.

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Bring just one pair of shoes for the weekend and leave them on the dock you won't need them. Primitive-chic dining.

Sleep like royalty.

A desk you will never use.

Garden showers.

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A laid back chair.

Outdoor views.

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Pool views from the shade.


Home style air-conditioned comforts.

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As the sky turns into night it's a time for reflection.

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Interior Design

Architectural Detailing

Kitchen & Bath Design

New Build


Sleeping Around

Words: Sarah Dougherty

Danang Sun Peninsula Resort opens their doors

A gateway that says you’ve arrived in every sense of the word.

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A bay of geographic perfection.

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Where are the other guests, and do you really care?

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Good taste and eclecticism define both the food and dĂŠcor.

The restaurant takes pride in serving nothing but Vietnamese cuisine.

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The resort’s private beach club provides hassle free horizontalness.

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Sprawled across 10 hectares each suite feels like the only one for miles.

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Andara Resort & Villas contemporary Thai-inspired design at its best is the perfect luxury escape. Set on a gentle hillside rising from the Andaman Sea on the upscale West coast of Phuket, the resort offers stunning ocean views, sumptuous cuisine at renowned Silk Restaurant & Bar, luxurious pampering at Andara Spa and not one but two motor yachts available for private charter. Your private paradise to relax, unwind, indulge. Andara is just minutes from the island's best restaurants, beaches, boutiques, golf courses and other attractions. The resort received the Travelers Choice Award 2012 from Tripadvisor, the world's most trusted travel advice website. Special events and occasions are accentuated by Andara's renowned Silk restaurant & pool bar and exclusive 28m & 35m Italian designed motor yachts, offering memorable settings for a fabulous wedding banquet and intimate parties.

Spacious Master Bedroom

Andara Beach Lounge

Special Events & Occasions

andara resort & villas 15 moo 6, kamala beach, kathu, phuket 83150 thailand t: +66 (0) 76 338 777, f: +66 (0) 76 338 949 e:

Luxury Yachts Charter




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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Aitutak Island, Cook Islands

Some call it home

Anse Takamaka Beach, Mahe Island, Seychelles

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

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Coralia Motu Resort,Bora-Bora, French Polynesia

Cocunut Crabs, Christmas Islands


La Digue Islands, Seychelles

Vanua Levu and Navadra Islands, Fiji

Vabbinfaru Island, Maldives

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Monuriki Island, Mamanucas, Fiji

Ari Atoll, Maldives

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PROPERTY Your Place in The Sun. Lus, Cuppl. Catum. ernu quiditi telicaes! Imis, nemquid icomporibus. Verestiam is, ac ta que visse potare, me nintem sescrem pon hostarb emquis? quod publinte perudam autem. Nem in se etea res sidemulesi in vilis. Ximore quius dicit, nonve, sigiliis eropte, ne tam te dium atus Mario, scresidiis, furnihi, ur larte nis, Cat ditius; nostem tam in pes sulti prac vissenihil utum cotatum, ves iam anum huit; hoccitero.

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The right investment in tropical property is one of the smartest ever ways to manage your wealth.





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Five-bedroom family home with excellent ocean views.


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USD 7,217,663

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Quiet hillside villa in Phuket’s south.


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Last home in award-winning Koh Samui development.


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Dwellings Quiet hillside villa in Jimbaran.


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Fine living right on the beach.

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Sunshine all day and a stunning light show by night.


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A rare opportunity to obtain a tropical island freehold.

Vanuatu, Oceania

Breathtaking Pilotin Island, Vanuatu. Pilotin Island is a veritable jewel in the South Pacific and is located far enough from Vanuatu’s Espiritu Santo to be private – yet close enough that you are not totally isolated.

a lavish personal retreat or upscale resort

elevated plateau that offers outstanding

and the island’s established coconut

views of the island itself and out to the

plantations allows for self-sufficiency with

surrounding islands and mainland Santo.

Only minutes from the mainland,

offering an ideal location for sunseekers.

Sale Price:

Pilotin is easily reached by boat and the

Meters from the island on all sides is

Land Size

island has ample space for a possible

deep waters and excellent game fishing


helipad and airstrip. At 335 acres, Pilotin






Island offers abundant room to construct

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the use of bio-fuel. A stunning white sandy beach runs along the western face of the island,

Pilotin also boasts a picturesque

AUD $1,100,000 4335 acres Private Island

Tropical Thai splendour.


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Breathtaking urban views and unparalleled interior luxury.


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Contemporary design and high living.

Step from the pool onto the white sands every day.


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Lie in the pool and contemplate the ocean.


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RESORTS Prices from S$140 psf

Artist’s impression only


20 minutes away from Singapore by private yacht charter, Aqua Voyage. • one-kilometre private beachfront • all 133 beachfront homes offer stunning sea views

• remarkable resort facilities

• managed by Montigo Resorts during your absence, with a hassle-free rental programme

• sizes from 3300 sq ft

• guaranteed 5% yield p.a. for the first two years*

• all fully furnished

• attractive financing schemes *Terms & conditions apply.

A development by

For enquiries, contact us at (65) 8383 4808 |

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A Thousand Words

Christopher Leggett FACE Apart from where we may come from a face can say so much about a person's life. From the creases and folds and blemishes we may ask if they have had a life of toil or a life of ease, a life of smiles and laughter or a life of endurance and hardship, or perhaps even a healthy mix of both. Who knows, for it is the photographer's job to only capture a moment in time. It is up to us, the viewer, to make up our own minds.

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A Balinese shaman.

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A Thousand Words

A fisherman from Flores.

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A Bali Aga woman from North Bali.

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A Thousand Words

A Balinese priest.

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A warrior from Sumba.

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A Thousand Words

A Bali Aga holy man.

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A fish wife in Lombok.

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A West Bali farmer.

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A Javan coffee grower.

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