Domenica Tan Senior writer.
I fell in love with Klear’s range of acrylic decor accessories, especially this adorable vase, at Siam Paragon department store in Bangkok, Thailand.
Trays can work as wall art, too, such as this display of Notre Monde trays in Homes To Life.
I love the design of Arclique’s miniature soya milk container as it brings back childhood memories of buying the drink from the hawker centre!
I like the curved form of Arflex’s Bonsai sofa, which looks so comfy and reminds me of mochi.
Innovative designs can come from everyday objects, such as this crate-inspired chair, which caught my eye at Siam Discovery Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.
My love for tea drew me to the punny phrase on this Typo mug.
Whether it’s for stationery or cutlery, the geometric designs on these concrete holders will make good tabletop accessories. Found at Homes To Life.
Premium French wallpaper brand De Gournay is renowned for its collections of exquisitely hand-painted wallpapers featuring 18th-century Chinoiserie and 19th-century French designs. Its recent collections also offer ranges of unique and customised wallpapers. Crafted by hand and made with various materials, such as silk, metal and embroidery, De Gournay is now available in Singapore. Ideal for accent walls, the wallpapers will transform your bedroom into a luxe boudoir.
THE NEW DE GOURNAY COLLECTION IS AVAILABLE AT TATUM. PRICES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST . VISIT WWW.TATUMCOMPANY.COM OR E-MAIL NFO@TATUMCOMPANY.COM.
Light It Up
Create your own lighting with the stylish Nanoleaf Aurora. These triangular energy-efficient LED panels, which can be snapped together to form various designs, use only 12 watts of energy each – it promises a brighter and more evenly distributed light, too. Users can choose from millions of colours from the Nanoleaf app, making it easy to achieve the look and mood you want.
THE NANOLEAF AURORA AND OTHER NANOLEAF LIGHTING PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE AT TANGS ORCHARD, LEVEL 4.
Sleep is important, and home-furnishing specialist The Bear Knows understands this well. It has launched the Bodyscan sleeping system, which uses a 3-D full-body scanner to analyse your sleeping posture before recommending a suitable mattress. Now you can sleep soundly, with a mattress that caters to your every need.
THE COMPLETE BODYSCAN SYSTEM STARTS FROM $3,060. FIND OUT MORE AT THE BEAR KNOWS, #04-05/06 THE CENTREPOINT, TEL: 6733-9346.
Sit in comfort on Australian brand King Living’s new Reo sofa, which allows you to adjust the headrest as you please. Available as a two-seater, 2.5-seater and three-seater sofa, as well as an armchair, this simple and classic piece is sure to make your home a little more comfy.
THE REO SOFA RETAILS FOR $2,590. FOR MORE ON THE REO RANGE, VISIT THE KING LIVING SHOWROOM AT #01-00 HONG AIK BUILDING, 22 KALLANG AVENUE, TEL: 6805-4198.
The Royal Treatment
If you love shopping at Space Furniture, you’ll be pleased to know that the designer furniture store has launched the exclusive By Appointment private shopping service. Those looking for a bespoke furniture consultation experience tailored around their needs can also look forward to a private limo pick-up, after-hours appointments, complimentary champagne and canapes, and access to a private VIP room specially designed by the renowned Peter Tay. Furniture shopping doesn’t get more luxe than this.
BOOK YOUR PERSONAL SHOPPING SESSION AT HTTP://BY-APPOINTMENT.SPACEFURNITURE.COM.SG, TEL: 6415-0000.
Electrolux has launched a new range of Ultimatecare washers to ensure your clothes remain as good as new, even after being washed constantly. By using Ultramix technology to pre-mix your detergent, its new front-load washers clean better and use less energy and washing time.
ELECTROLUX ULTIMATECARE WASHING MACHINES RETAIL FROM $1,599 FOR AN 8KG FRONT-LOAD WASHER. VISIT WWW.ELECTROLUX.COM.SG.
Give your home an English touch with Timothy Oulton’s newly launched The Hudson Collection this year. Timothy Oulton is well known for its Britishinspired furnitures and interiors, handcrafted with care. With its dark leather panels attached individually using black studs, The Hudson Collection gives off an elegant and vintage look. Add sophistication and luxury to your home with one of these stunning pieces.
PRICES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AT WWW.TIMOTHYOULTON.COM. VIEW THE NEW RANGE A T 14C DEMPSEY HILL, TEL: 6479-7619.
In celebration of Singapore’s 51st birthday, Gallery and Co has teamed up with the National Gallery to create a new collection of usable and wearable forms of art, ranging from postcards to bucket hats. Released in three sets, the Biodata is the second release and is focused mainly on flora and fauna in Singapore. Up your style quotient with these creative pieces.
THE BIODATA RANGE IS AVAILABLE AT GALLERY & CO, 1 ST ANDREW’S ROAD, #01-01 NATIONAL G ALLERY, TEL: 6385-6683.
If you love the outdoors, Harvey Norman’s latest furniture range will be just right for you. Made using high-quality teak wood and topped with a tempered glass table, the pieces in the collection showcase the Australians’ passion for the outdoor lifestyle. Complete your look with a couple of plants and it’ll almost be like the Gold Coast at home.
PRICES AVAILABLE AT WWW.HARVEYNORMAN.COM.SG AND ALL HARVEY NORMAN OUTLETS.
Sleep In Luxury
You’ll definitely look forward to bedtime with the luxury bedding by Frette. The Italian heritage brand is known for its fashionable and sophisticated high-quality linen — it has been seen all over, from the altar of St Peter’s Basilica to the dining car of the Orient Express, and even in the beds of European royalty. In particular, the autumn-winter 2016 Couture collection features a reinterpretation of jacquard fabric and contrasting textures.
FRETTE IS AVAILABLE AT BASEMENT 1, TAKASHIMAYA D.S., OR VISIT WWW.FRETTE.COM.
TWG recently launched a collection of tea-scented candles – five for different times of the day and inspired by the brand’s bestselling flavours. Made using 100 per cent cotton wicks, heat-resistant brushed glass and specially developed wax, each candle is made using 6kg of tea leaves. Accompanied by a gilded rose cover which can be used to extinguish the flame or as a base to protect delicate tabletops, the candles can burn for up to 60 hours.
SCENTS FROM THE RANGE INCLUDE EMPEROR SENCHA, FIVE O’CLOCK TEA, FRENCH EARL GREY, MA CARON NOIR AND SILVER MOON TEA. EACH CANDLE RETAILS FOR $90 AT ALL TWG TEA BOUTIQUES.
If you enjoy trying out new products, but just can’t find the time to shop for them, Shop and Box is here to help. Personal shoppers (called boxers) from this international site will source for, purchase and consolidate your shopping list before sending them out to you. Not only can you ask for products from other countries, but you can also ask the boxers for recommended local items. Sounds like the ultimate retail therapy is just a click away.
SIGN UP FOR YOUR PERSONAL BOXER AT WWW.SHOPANDBOX.COM.
Up In Flames
Designed by Swedish designer Jens Fager, The Muuto Open three-armed candleholder is a modern and timeless accessory that’s great as a home centrepiece. Its clever design ensures no voids where fluid wax can collect, which makes cleaning up much easier. The sleek yet sturdy base gives it stability, while looking elegant.
OPEN IS MADE OF POWDERCOATED ZINC ALLOY IN BLACK, WHITE, GREEN AND LIGHT TERRACOTTA. IT RETAILS F OR $150 AT POMELO HOME, #10-04 TAN BOON LIA T BUILDING, 315 OUTRAM ROAD.
We The People
Early adopters who would like to try out some of the innovative products seen on crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, but prefer to have a hands-on experience before purchasing it, will be able to do just that at We the People. The Kickstarter store is the first in Asia, and you’ll find a variety of products, such as Flyte, a levitating lightbulb, and Air Bolt, a smart travel lock. Purchasing from the store also cuts down on both waiting time and shipping cost.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE LA TEST INVENTIONS AT WE THE PEOPLE, #04-03 ORCHARD CENTRAL.
Clean and Green
You don’t need to rely on harsh detergents or fabric softeners – the Purewash Pro is an oxygen-based laundry system that uses oxygen to remove dirt and stains. It is easy to use and can be attached to both top- and front-load washers. Depending on the frequency of use and humidity levels, you will have to replace the cartridge after six to 12 months. As it’s eco-friendly and better for sensitive skin, you’ll be taking one step closer to saving the earth while keeping your clothes clean.
THE PUREWASH PRO IS AVAILABLE AT ANY COURTS OUTLET F OR $499, REPLACEMENT CARTRIDGES RETAIL AT $33 EACH. VISIT WWW.COURTS.COM.SG.
Courts’ latest catalogue, Your Dream Home 2017, ushers in a refreshed range of furniture, decor and bedding. Look forward to configurable sofas, multifunctional furniture – such as the Anya L-shaped sofa, which can be transformed into a sofa, bed and extra storage space – and The Hotel Collection, an exclusive range of mattresses that promises you the luxurious sleep experience in hotels right at home. The catalogue will also include bundle deals valid from now til January 2017.
PICK UP YOUR DREAM HOME 2017 CATALOGUE AT ANY COURTS STORE.
Swimwear label K.Blu partnered with furniture company Commune to produce a limitededition home collection – the first collaboration in Singapore to bridge fashion and home living. K. Blu’s Precious Porcelain print, an intricate motif in a green gradient, is now on a line of tableware and home accessories. This includes placemats, coasters, cushion covers and pouffes.
THE LIMITED-EDITION K. BLU HOME X COMMUNE COLLECTION IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.KBLU.COM, AS WELL AS THE COMMUNE SHOWROOMS. PRICES START FROM $17.
Singapore Biennale 2016 : An Atlasof Mirrors Oct 27 to Feb 26
The annual Singapore Biennale is back and better than ever. Featuring both local and international artists, An Atlas of Mirrors aims to showcase the way we view the world, ourselves and the people around us. Visitors can expect artworks such as Rathin Barman’s Home, and performance pieces like Chia Chuyia’s Knitting the Future (in which she knits leek). Furthermore, this is the first time the Benesse Prize will be held in Asia, and one of five shortlisted artists will be awarded the coveted award for outstanding work during Singapore Art Week 2017. Find out more at www.singaporebiennale.org.
Opena Door to Israel Dec 9 to 28, Marina Bay Centre, Hall C
Step into the lives of the Israelites with this interactive exhibition. Using cutting-edge technology to tell nine stories with nine themed doors, visitors can look forward to a unique experience learning about a different culture. Get to understand their way of life, society and social values, through this exhibition held to commemorate 50 years of friendship between Singapore and Israel. Find out more at www.fb.com/IsraelinSingapore.