Tropical Living: A collection that is two years in the making, the Tropicals range of rugs by The Rug Maker – in collaboration with design firm Outofstock – was inspired by actual plants and flowers picked from Singapore’s forest floors. Resulting in a collection of six enchanting designs, the rugs can be customised to your specifications.
THE TROPICALS COLLECTION CAN BE VIEWED AT THE RUG MAKER, 1092 LOWER DELTA ROAD, #07-01, TEL: 6270-2823.
Find even more inspiration for your home at the redesigned Maxalto shop-in-shop showcase in Space Furniture. President Design Award winner and designer Peter Tay has crafted an emotive space imagined for a well-travelled soul who appreciates the finer things in life. Pieces from the Italian furniture brand renowned for its sophisticated artisan furniture include the Pathos table, Lucrezia sofa, and Dives sofa and chaise, complemented with Peter’s own accessories such as the Olivetti Valentine typewriter.
SEE MAXALTO AT SPACE FURNITURE, 77 BENCOOLEN STREET, TEL: 6415-0000.
Suit Up Your Home:
The Italians are famous for their artistry in fashion, and now some of that expertise in fabric has influenced the tile industry. Using the latest inkjet digital printing technology, Italian company Ceramica Sant’Agostino has created tiles that look like sophisticated menswear fabric, in its new Digital Art range. Available in various sizes, and colours such as white, ecru, grey, and denim, you can mix them to form different patterns that will give your space a touch of masculine warmth.
FIND THE DIGITAL ART COLLECTION AT HAFARY, 105 EUNOS AVENUE 3, TEL: 6538- 3823, WWW.HAFARY.COM.SG.
Handcrafted with natural materials in Bali, the ingenious diamond-shaped Aru low table by Italian designer Carlo Pessina can be used in several ways – put three pieces together into a compact hexagonal tabletop, or spread them out to form a zigzag shape.
THE ARU LOW TABLE COMES IN GREY-PALM FIBRE AND DARK TEXTURED BARK FINISHES. VISIT WWW. CARLOSHOWROOM.COM.
More In One:
If you’re impressed by the space-saving capabilities of Murphy beds, which flip up onto the wall, you’ll be awed by the transformable nature of furniture from Spaceman. A specialist in such pieces, the company has sofas that transform into beds, beds that turn into study desks, heightadjustable coffee tables, and more. All to make every inch of your compact space work harder!
SEE THE SPACEMAN RANGE AT THE HARVEY NORMAN FLAGSHIP SUPERSTORE AT MILLENIA WALK AND TANGS.
With beautiful fabrics from India and Thailand, new locally based brand The Pillow Room has released a collection inspired by the botanical beauties of Singapore. From simple plant motifs to textured, colourful weaves, these throw pillows, or cushions, are an easy way to add personality to your home.
PILLOW COVERS RETAIL FROM $45, AND ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE (AFTER AUGUST) AT WWW.THEPILLOWROOM. COM.
Clean and Safe Home
The LG Home-bot Turbo+ vacuum cleaner is able to detect areas that have yet to be cleaned, as well as sense movement in the home. This is possible through its augmented reality technology, which is linked to your smartphone. Not only can you instruct the vacuum cleaner to work while you are away, but its roving security camera will give you a peace of mind, too!
THE LG HOME-BOT TURBO+ VACUUM CLEANER IS AVAILABLE AT ALL MAJOR ELECTRICAL STORES.
Keep fit in style! Technogym’s latest exercise treadmill, My Run, is great for home training as the machine provides instant feedback on running techniques. The streamlined design features a treadmill that is able to simulate a softer surface to absorb shock and reduce the risk of injury for beginners, as well as a firmer surface for expert runners to enable maximum push-off and rebound. The machine can also be easily set up in just five minutes!
AVAILABLE IN GREY AND BLACK, MY RUN BY TECHNOGYM RETAILS FOR $5,000. VISIT WWW.TECHNOGYM.COM.
A plush rug will complete your space! The hand-tufted rugs designed by Toronto-based interior designer and lifestyle channel HGTV host Candice Olson are made of premium wool from New Zealand. With contemporary and modern classic designs, the rugs feature luxurious textured details. Their medium pile and cotton canvas backings also make them easy to maintain.
CANDICE OLSON RUGS, FROM $1,360, ARE AVAILABLE AT FINN AVENUE, #02-21, 8B ADMIRALTY STREET, TEL: 8699-3466, WWW.FINNAVENUE.COM.
Sip In Style
Realise your dreams to be a mixologist, with the stylish Winston bar cabinet by Lema. Crafted by French luxury designer Christophe Pillet, and inspired by traditional Chinese furniture, it features a mirror bottom as well as bottle holders made of leather and bronzed metal. Pull out the retractable surface, and show off your skills by mixing your drinks before your guests in true style.
THE WINSTON BAR CABINET BY LEMA IS AVAILABLE AT W. ATELIER, 75 BUKIT TIMAH ROAD, TEL: 6270-8828.
Set In Concrete
You can achieve a contemporary, minimalist look with concrete without the mess and fuss of working with the actual material, thanks to Panbeton by Concrete LCDA. The ultralight concrete panels, which have a real and raw finishing, are 260cm by 90cm each, and only 15mm thick! They can be customised according to size, texture and colour.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PANBETON BY CONCRETE LCDA AT 91 FARLEIGH AVENUE, TEL: 9012-7626, WWW. CONCRETE-BETON.COM.
Singapore Art Book Fair ( S A B F ) 15 to 17 April, Art Science Museum, Level 4 Local art books, zines, catalogues and new publications take the spotlight at this year’s SABF. Whether you are an artsy bookworm searching for your latest read, or an art enthusiast looking to meet like-minded friends at SABF fringe activities, this event is for you. For more details visit www.facebook.com/ singaporeartbookfair.
Affordable Art Fair 22 to 24 April, 6 to 10pm, F1 Pit Building Browse and buy art pieces for your home at the Affordable Art Fair. With items priced from $100 to $10,000, this fair is a favourite with both beginner as well as seasoned art collectors. Look forward to collections by new gallerists and artists, as well as education programmes. For more information, visit www. affordableartfair.com/singapore.