For Your Little Ones
Dress up your child’s nursery with new arrivals from Deer Industries. The Fynn (pictured) and Fay furniture collections, designed and made by Dutch company Kidsmill, features white and wood designs with soft, pleasing profiles. Also check out A Little Lovely Company’s cute range of lights (from $19.90) that come in shapes such as ice-cream cones, clouds and stars. The lights are BPA-free and lit with LED bulbs so they remain cool and safe to touch.
DEER INDUSTRIES IS A T #07-05 TAN BOON LIA T BUILDING, TEL: 9485-4430. SEE MORE ITEMS AT WWW.DEERINDUSTRIES.COM.
Blow Wind Blow
Ceiling fan designs and functions seem to be getting better and better. Acorn’s new Fantastique AC-326 comes with three acrylic blades, each angled perfectly to maximise wind performance. The simple and clean design comes in two sizes of 46 and 54 inches (117cm and 137cm), to fit different spaces, and the fan can be controlled by a touch-screen remote control. You can also choose to have the fan with or without an LED light, which can switch between three tones — day, warm and cool lighting.
AVAILABLE IN MATTE BLACK, WHITE AND COFFEE, A CORN’S FANTASTIQUE A C-326 CEILING F AN RETAILS FROM $639 A T ACORN AUTHORISED DEALERS. VISIT WWW.ACORNCEILINGFAN.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Ethnicraft has launched two new bedroom furniture items as part of its Nordic collection. The Nordic II bed and nightstand, made from sustainably harvested teak and oak, personifies simplicity. The strong and clean designs have minimal adornment, letting the beauty of the woodgrains shine through. The pieces also come with lifetime warranty, and free delivery service.
THE NORDIC II BED RETAILS FROM $2,295 FOR THE KING SIZE; THE NORDIC II NIGHTST AND RETAILS AT $550. VISIT THE ETHNICRAFT SHOWROOM AT 72 EUNOS A VENUE 7, #05-05 SING APORE HANDICRAFTS BUILDING.
Create an eclectic and dreamy atmosphere in your home with Moroso’s Romantic Chic seating range. Clad in shades of pink – from dusty hues to bold, hot fuchsia – the plush armchairs and loveseats feature rounded corners and quirky silhouettes. They are also low to the ground, and have adorable names like Juju and Sushi!
MOROSO IS AVAILABLE AT XTRA, #02-48 MARINA SQUARE SHOPPING MALL, TEL: 6336- 0688. VISIT WWW.XTRA.COM.SG.
Try And Buy
Not all shops will allow you to try out appliances before you buy, so the new Philips Consumer Care centre is perhaps the first of its kind here. Designed to look like the spaces in a home, such as the living room, kitchen, and children’s room, the almost 7,000sqf facility is decked out with Philips appliances that consumers can interact with, and find out more about. Workshops, cooking classes and exclusive events are also in the works.
VISIT THE PHILIPS CONSUMER CARE CENTRE AT THE PHILIPS APACCENTRE AT 622 LORONG 1 TOA PAYOH, LEVEL 1. IT’S OPEN FROM 9AM TO 6PM (MONDAY TO FRIDAY), 9AM T O 1PM (SATURDAY), AND CLOSED ON SUNDAY AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.
Known for its unique, Singapore-centric design, Love Sg recently launched a new brand – Design Driven Goods, which aims to create “pieces that would fit in an art gallery or museum”. To kick-start the brand, the designers have introduced five neon light creations, which will give your home some serious street cred.
GET THESE NEON LIGHTS AT $500 EA CH, FROM WWW.DDGOODS.COM AND NAIISE STORES.
The Muji store at Ion Orchard has expanded and relaunched. Now occupying a 9,100sqf shop space, Muji at Ion is home to its interior advisors, who will provide complimentary consultation on storage solutions, furnishing coordination and room layout. There is also a wide range of Muji furniture, such as oak beds and dining tables, in store.
VISIT THE NEW MUJI STORE AT #B4-13 ION ORCHARD, TEL: 6509-9321, WWW.MUJI.COM.SG.
For those who love rabbits, Qeeboo has a range of chairs just for you. Designed by Stefano Giovannoni, the rabbit chair is adorable and practical at the same time. Based on the idea of creating quality products at low cost, the seat is made of polyethylene and comes in two sizes – for both adults and children. It also comes in various colours.
THE QEEBO CHAIRS RETAIL FROM $238 FOR A BABY CHAIR. GET THEM A T JOURNEY EAST, #03-02 TAN BOON LIAT BUILDING, TEL: 6473-1693; AND NAIISE ST ORES.
Sealy, the brand behind the comfortable mattresses in The Ritz Carlton and Capella hotels, has relaunched the Sealy Sleep Palace. This newly designed flagship store showcases 22 mattress models, including its newest line, the Sealy Posturepedic Exquisite Collection, and its Hotel Collection. Senior sales consultants with many years of experience are stationed at the store, so homeowners will be well-advised for their mattress selection.
TEST OUT MATTRESSES AT THE SEALY SLEEP PALACE, #01-02 TANGLIN PLACE, 91 TANGLIN ROAD, TEL: 6235-3166. FOR MORE DETAILS, VISIT WWW.SEALY.COM.SG.
Robinsons brings in a new wave of home furnishing brands this autumnwinter season, including Belgium-based label Dome Deco (pictured) for interior textiles, furniture, as well as accessories in elegant and contemporary designs. You’ll also find the candle range by American designer Jonathan Adler, and handwoven candle baskets by top Belgian fragrancemaker Baobab Collection.
FIND THESE BRANDS AT ROBINSONS THE HEEREN, 260 ORCHARD ROAD, TEL: 6735-8838, WWW.ROBINSONS.COM.SG.
Organise And Display
Have your often-used items handy, or show off your knick-knacks on the Folded shelves by Muuto. Designed by Johan Van Hengel, these wall-mounted steel shelves feature soft corners, practical folds and pockets, as well as hooks. Folded is available in black, grey, olive, and light terracotta.
FOLDED BY MUUTO RETAILS F OR $190, AND IS EX CLUSIVELY AVAILABLE AT POMELO, #10-04 T AN BOON LIAT BUILDING, TEL: 6226-4663.
The Beuro, a multi-brand furniture boutique, now counts Italian label Potocco as one of the luxurious contemporary brands it carries. Pieces at the store include the Bon Bon table (pictured), whose round marble top features fossilised leaf prints – unique to each slab – as well as the handwoven Vela lounge chair (pictured), which is available in both indoor and outdoor versions.
SEE THE POTOCCO RANGE AT THE BEURO, #03-09/10 TAN BOON LIAT BUILDING, TEL: 6222-4500. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CHECK OUT WWW.THEBEURO.COM.
Bookends : Singapore Good Class Bungalow 1819 - 2015
Find out more about the rare and sought-after Good Class Bungalow (GCB) properties in Singapore through this book, written by architecture expert Robert Powell.
It traces the architectural history and development of GCBs from the colonial days to present day, highlighting the various styles — from late Victorian, to Arts and Crafts, to contemporary. Peek into over 100 of these exclusive residences, as the book also features beautiful photos by renowned photographer Albert Lim KS.
SINGAPORE GOOD CLASS BUNG ALOW 1819-2015, $60, IS AVAILABLE AT ALL MAJOR BOOKSHOPS.
Bookends : Building Memories
Featuring four iconic local buildings on the cover – the National Library, the National Theatre, the Singapore Conference Hall, and the National Stadium, Building Memories is divided into chapters recounting the history of each building.
The authors – an architect, an illustrator, and a designer – have created a book filled with delightful surprises, such as a mock-up of the book’s Browne borrowing card, a 3-D paper pop-up of the National Theatre, and the opening programme of the National Stadium. More importantly, the authors want to preserve the memories we have of these buildings before they, too, vanish, like three of the buildings have.
BUILDING MEMORIES IS A VAILABLE FOR $49.30 AT GALLERY & CO, THE NATIONAL GALLERY, 1 SAINT ANDREW’S ROAD.
Boutique Fairs Singapore
Nov 4 to 5, F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard. Admission is free.
This annual shopping bazaar returns with its largest edition yet, featuring 150 vendors offering furniture and home accessories, men’s, women’s and children’s fashion and accessories, gift items, and more!
Violet Oon Singapore and Liberty Coffee will offer food and beverages – and if that’s not enough to keep you occupied, there are workshops, tasting classes, and even a play area for children, too. We love discovering new brands that pop up here, and chatting with the business owners, designers and vendors. Find out more about the vendors at www.facebook.com/ BoutiquesSingapore.
Affordable Art Fair 2016
Nov 18 to 20, F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard.
The Affordable Art Fair is back. With art pieces priced between $100 and $15,000, the fair is a great place for both beginners and seasoned collectors to find something that appeals to them. Look forward to workshops and live art demos, too. There will even be a children’s art studio, so the young ones can get in on the action. For more information, visit www.affordableartfair.com/singapore.