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Few things are better than putting your feet up while luxuriating in a tub of warm bath water. For those who prefer a freestanding bathtub with an unconventional look, the Sampan by Apaiser is definitely worth investing in. Designed in collaboration with architecture firm Woha, the Sampan collection includes baths and basins. The design language, inspired by traditional sampan boats (a common sight in oldenday Singapore), encompasses geometric forms and tapered silhouettes. Made with Apaiser’s exclusive blend of marble composite material, these captivating vessels will offer you the perfect space for an intimate retreat any time of the day.

Available in four colours, the Sampan collection is a vailable at the Apaiser showroom, 23 Mosque Street. Find out more at
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Bling collectors now have another holy grail collection to add to their display. Swarovski’s SCS Annual Edition 2018 collection, designed by Martin Zendron, features a limited-edition crystal sculpture of a giraffe named Mudiwa. The unique fading effect seen on the surface of the crystal is the result of the 651 facet-cutting technique, which mimics the animal’s fur patterns.

Mudiwa is a vailable to SCS members at Swarovski stores and
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Singaporeans are proud custodians of the Peranakan culture, this can be seen from how this unique South-east Asian style influences everything from our architecture to cuisine and clothes. Carrying on the heritage of the Straitsborn Chinese is the Peranakan Moderne collection, a project conceived between Saurabh Mangla, creative head of Ipse Ipsa Ipsum, and local designers Jeremy Sun and Nicholas Paul. This ninepiece collection includes home accessories like rugs and mirrors featuring intricate patterns and iconic motifs that imbue a sense of nostalgia. The sleek proportions and understated forms also add a touch of sophistication, making these home additions worthy and timeless pieces.

The Peranakan Moderne is available at Ipse Ipsa Ipsum Brand Experience Centre, #11-02 Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road.