Hermès’ 2018 home collection sees graphic prints being executed with the utmost warmth and ﬁnesse. Think paper place mats, bamboo stools (dubbed the “Karumi”), curved leather trays and Raoul Dufy-inspired jacquard wallpapers, all besieged with lines, louvres and lattices in a rich, earthy palette. The furnishing fabrics are also a lavish offering: Imagine jazzing up the little one’s room with a circus-themed frieze, drawn from French artist Annie Faivre’s silk scarf.
Clockwise from top left: Périmètre porcelain trays and vases on display against furnishing fabrics. A Walk in the Garden porcelain plates, saucers and cups. Bouchon leather stool and matching plates from Hermès’ 2018 home collection
MASTER OF DETAILS
Ashley Yeo creates some of the most ethereal artworks with simple tools: Pencils, paper, scalpel blades and watercolour. Known for her poignant black and white drawings and dreamy paintings, the 27-year-old’s artworks invoke feelings of lightness, mindfulness and introspection from anyone who gazes on them. Even more intricate, however, are the hand-cut paper sculptures that have garnered her global recognition. Her most recent feat was being picked as one of 30 ﬁnalists for Loewe’s Craft Prize 2018—the ﬁrst and only Singaporean—from 1,900 international submissions. Her entry, “Arbitrary Metrics II” is a series of cylindrical and cube paper sculptures that showcase a level of intricate ﬁligree that is more commonly found in metalwork.
"Light-as-air paper sculptures by Loewe Craft Prize 2018 ﬁnalist, Ashley Yeo"
"The Google Home Mini is a bedside table essential"
Dubbed the Google Home, Google’s brand new virtual assistant device can speak in Singlish, pull up your go-to workout songs from your phone, aid you on workout songs from your phone, aid you on your grad school research paper and, most importantly, remind you about the much-needed doctor’s appointment you booked a couple of weeks ago. The Google Home is too heavy for your handbag, which is where the Google Home Mini—an adorable pebble-like gadget that comes in pastel hues—comes in. Plus, it upgrades itself automatically. your grad school research paper and, most importantly, remind you about the much-needed doctor’s appointment you booked a couple of weeks ago. The Google Home is too heavy for your handbag, which is where the Google Home Mini—an adorable pebble-like gadget that comes in pastel hues—comes in. Plus, it upgrades itself automatically.
"Google Home can be purchased from the newly launched Google Store"
Bottega Veneta’s latest home collection sees Creative Director Tomas Maier teaming up with designer Osanna Visconti di Modrone once again. For their second collaboration, the duo went into uncharted territories with intrecciato-textured bronze lamps, pastel neutral tones and modular chairs. Other standout pieces include the legless travertine dining table, bronze chandelier and one-armed corner seat—all of which make for a timeless investment for your home.
"Clockwise from top: The Bottega Veneta Home Collection. Table lamp in intrecciato texturedbronze. Rudi Fringe sofa chair"
"Wind Walkers: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests is at the ArtScience Museum from 23 June to 30 September, 2018"
Wind Walkers: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests is the Dutch sculptor’s ﬁrst Southeast Asian exhibition, held at the ArtScience Museum. Constructed from everyday materials like plastic piping and bottles, Jansen’s Strandbeests—Dutch for “beach animals”—are self propelled, wind-powered machines originally engineered to address the threat of ﬂooding caused by rising sea levels by pushing and piling sand to form natural barriers along the shore. Visitors will get to walk with and experience the lifelike movement of 13 of these kinetic creatures. There will also be feature ﬁlms, sketches and prototypes documenting their evolution over the last 28 years.
BY DANA KOH AND MICHELLE VARINATA
"Adam Sky of Jupiter Labs"
DROPS OF JUPITER
Electronic Dance Music fans will be glad to hear that homegrown music ﬁrm, Jupiter Labs, is dipping its toes into the money-making genre by helping unsigned local artistes. From booking gigs to scoring ad campaigns, the artistes will have access to a team of executives, producers, sound engineers and international DJs. Offering fan base management and engagement that goes above and beyond traditional industry practices, the next great EDM mix master just might hail from these shores.
"Jupiter Labs is set to groom the next generation of EDM DJs"