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Some of the most sophisticated luxury items are the understated ones. Italian luxury fashion house Brunello Cucinelli’s latest lifestyle collection is one of these. Convivium is a collection of tableware and table linen that lend warmth and tactility to the dining table. The ceramic dinnerware collection combines contemporary minimalist shapes and handcrafted techniques from the ancient traditions of pottery making in Umbria, Italy. Each piece is unique.

Convivium tableware collection starts from US$350 (S$386) at 
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Not just to illuminate your space, your choice of lighting can elevate the aesthetics of your interiors. These seriously cool designs double as sculptural statements that will make your room shine with style.

1. Tom Dixon Melt Pendant Lamp, $1,100 to $1,700, from Xtra.
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2. Shiok Lighting Sombre Pendant Lamp, $249, from Etch & Bolts.
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3. Shiok Lighting Glo Pendant Lamp, $269, from Etch & Bolts.
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4. Diva floor lamp, from $3,600, from Danish Design Co.
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Keep your family safe with CleanAire, a portable sterilisation device that cleans the air around a two-metre radius using a combination of UVC rays and ozone sterilisation. Its compact size means you can pop it on your office desk, or use it in your car to kill bacteria and viruses.

The CleanAire retails at $149 at 
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What: The Humanity of Small Things

When: Now till 12th July 2020

Where: Gajah Gallery,

In the face of the global pandemic, online exhibition The Humanity of Small Things brings the focus back to embracing the beauty of the little and the fragile, not just in the physical sense but also as a metaphor for objects, people, places and moments that have otherwise been overlooked. The showcase features small works and expressions of creativity by aspiring and accomplished artists from the region and beyond, with each created in the solitude of the artists’ home or studio during this period of self-isolation and social distancing.

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Italian tile manufacturer, Panaria Group has teamed up with antimicrobial solutions company Microban to debut the Protect Antibacterial Porcelain Tile. The series of tiles are incorporated with an antibacterial shield, using silver as the base of the technology, which the brand says will eliminate up to 99.9 per cent of surface bacteria. Available at local tile company Hafary, you’ll find designs from the marble-inspired Delight to Waterfall, which resembles slate.

The Protect Antibacterial Porcelain Tile collection retails at Hafary, 105 Eunos Avenue 3,
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Sustainability is at the top of Oneseo Choi’s mind. The South Korea-based artist and furniture designer majored in industrial design at Korea’s Hanyang University mingles art, design and sustainability with a focus on industrial materials that are often unwanted and discarded. From plastic to metal, and cardboard to concrete, his intriguing creations blur the line between art and furniture design.

His designs are available at The Artling, Pictured: Pattern of Industry collection 
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Thinking of a gift for the Star Wars fan in your life? How about a miniature Darth Vader made entirely of Swarovski crystal? These collectible figurines come in Darth Vader and Stormtrooper versions, and are rendered in exquisite detail, down to the lightsaber.

The Star Wars Swarovski figures retail from $449 at
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The Squar tile collection by Italian designer Giovanni Barbieri aims to give designers a budget-friendly way of creating artistic installations using a single tile collection. The Squar tiles seamlessly progress from flat and square modules to irregular, three-dimensional relief. Available in ceramic, engineered marble and natural stone variants.

The Square collection retails at, price by request.
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Did you know that in 1667 the Dutch handed over New York’s (then named New Amsterdam) Manhattan to the British in exchange for nutmegs? The nutmeg-rich islands that are now part of Indonesia inspired designer Mary Justice to create Flora, an exquisite, limited edition folding table and nesting trays that double as artwork.

Flora retails from US$1,750 (S$2,440) at and select Aman resorts.
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Unleash your inner chef with the Kitchenaid Digital Countertop Oven. Though it has a small countertop footprint, the generous 21L capacity means you can fit two whole chickens inside, and includes easy-to-read digital displays that lets you check on cooking progress at a glance.

The Kitchenaid Digital Countertop Oven retails for $319 on Lazada and Shopee.
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The Coffire porcelain pendant lights by Chinese designer Zhekai Zhang uses recycled coffee ground as a colouring material. Combined with ancient pit-firing pottery making technique, the biodiesel and the sugar in the coffee grounds are oxidised to red matter that paints a marble-like pattern on the porcelain. Each piece is unique and aces the sustainability test. You would never look at coffee grounds and coffee stains the same way again.

Coffire Lamp retails from $180 in three sizes at Find out more about Zhekai Zhang at 
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Going digital

Furniture brand The King Living has officially opened its first virtual showroom, presenting an immersive and interactive shopping environment for its customers. On top of a new digital consultation service with King Living’s product experts, live showroom tours and personalised product demonstrations via Whatsapp are also available exclusively for shoppers in Singapore.

Visit to browse the full range of products and purchase them at
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Virtual stylist

You can virtually tap on the expertise of furniture retailer BoConcept’s interior designers for both interior design and styling services from home. Via a video call, you’ll get personalised styling advice, from how to style a sofa to your entire apartment, as well as mood boards and 3-D visualisations.

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New tie-up

LG and Miele have entered a long-term agreement that allows the latter to produce and sell robot vacuum cleaners using patented technologies developed by LG R&D. It covers the use of LG’s patented induction signal guide and infrared-induced signals that enable the robot cleaners’ accuracy in returning to their charging stations. Other LG patents that have been licensed pertain to dust and agitator attachments.
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Bring a touch of Versace’s decadence into your home with the Italian fashion house’s 2020 Textiles & Accessories collection. The collection includes velvet-trimmed throw cushions that adopt the Barocco Garden print showcased on the brand’s Fall-Winter 2020 runway - perfect for elevating any couch. Want to sip on that morning iced latte in style? Get the portable cups, decked with the brand’s iconic Medusa logo in glittering crystals.

The Versace Textiles & Accessories collection is available at the Versace boutique, #B1-31 & #B2-29 The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands, prices upon enquiry.
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Solid white surfaces are timeless and evergreen, but not all shades of white are created equal. Dekton Uyuni, Cosentino’s latest solid white colour is an example of a superior white compact surface. Inspired by the breathtaking Uyuni salt flat in Bolivia, it features a matte finish that is soft to the touch and a crystalline white colour with a subtle blue undertone that lends a cooling effect to any room. Available in large format for a seamless expanse of white.

Call your interior designer and view Dekton Uyuni at Cosentino City Singapore, 34/35 Duxton Road. Visit for more information.
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KrisShop has a new addition to its slew of concept stores - KrisShop Green. Centred around sustainability, the online shop will house over 100 products across 20 brands. You’ll find a curation of items that focus on clean beauty, are cruelty-free, eco￾friendly, organic and recyclable - think beeswax wraps, bamboo fibre cups, reusable sandwich wraps and organic wines. In line with its green efforts, the company is also using delivery packages made from recycled, single￾walled craft paper boxes printed with water-soluble ink.