This co-working space, supported by Enterprise Singapore, will provide an interactive environment for both local and international, cross-disciplinary designers to congregate, exchange ideas and connect with potential partners and talents. It intends to bring together industry players who are relevant to the fashion and design ecosystem such as value chain suppliers like fibre producers and textile manufacturers, beauty & lifestyle service providers such as photographers and make-up artists.
Housed at the top two levels of the newly-opened Design Orchard, The Cocoon Space is designed to provide the community with networking and interaction opportunities, whilst also offering quiet corners and workstations to foster creativity and innovation. The open work area on level two, which includes, adaptable desk spaces at the Gallery, the Co-Lab, the Incubation Room and theatre space - The Cave is thoughtfully designed to cater to a variety of business needs by providing web-meeting and other high-tech facilities.
TCS also caters to special fashion-centric requirements with The Makers Studio which is well equipped with industrial grade sewing machines and by providing a dedicated space which allows designers to exhibit their work. Adjacent to The Makers Studio is a Resource Wall that will feature different types of fabric and materials and a 3D Printer. On the top level, TENCELTM Studio (the event hall) is set against a lush, green outdoor amphitheatre overlooking Orchard Road – a perfect space for designers to launch their collections, or for companies who intend to run workshops or fashion shows.
“The Cocoon Space has been designed with much support from TaFF’s partners; this includes colleagues from Singapore Furniture Industries Council who have provided advisory on suitable furniture and SGTech on tech infrastructure. TCS is indeed a project of shared effort and collaborations”, says Mr Wilson Teo, Vice-President, Executive Committee, TaFF.
In addition, TaFF is working with international partners such as The Mills Fabrica of Hong Kong to provide members of TCS with the use of their state-of-the-art prototyping lab and tech style-focused (intersection of technology and style) workspace in Hong Kong. Such efforts will help TCS’s community to venture into international markets and to provide tangible benefits for those who have plans to take flight beyond the domestic market.
TaFF is also launching a programme called The Bridge Fashion Incubator (TBFI), supported by Enterprise Singapore, which will run at TCS.
TBFI is a 30-week long programme that equips and enables aspiring firms who are keen to launch and/or scale their business in the fashion industry. Applicants may include firms with fashion or accessories collections, fashion technology and textile-related products or solutions. Applicants for the program will be curated by a panel of distinguished business veterans from both the fashion & textile and technology industry. Successful applicants will undergo mentorship in product portfolio development, business model structuring, pitching, and relevant exposure totechnological innovations and sustainability.
Trendspace (formerly known as JTC Furniture Hub @ Sungei Kadut) is Singapore’s first high-rise multi-tenanted development housing both furniture and furniture-related companies. It is set to house a thriving ecosystem of furniture industry players in areas such as manufacturing, interior fit out, design and distribution. The clustering of furniture players at the Hub will enable companies to share resources and foster synergies and collaborations.
The Hub comprises large modular factory units of about 500 to 1,000 sqm with the flexibility of expanding the space to larger floor plates of up to 3,000 sqm. The Hub will also feature trade showrooms, a training institute, an experience centre, a resource library and an e-commerce fulfilment centre.â€‹â€‹
Roche Bobois, the French worldwide leading brand in design and distribution of high-end furniture has proudly announced the grand opening of its Singapore showroom with a brand-new design concept. The new showroom spans over 5,300 square-feet and features an expansive floor-to-ceiling window to frame the beautiful selection of Roche Bobois’s best collections in a dynamic space; this elegant showroom opening also marks another milestone in the brand's significant expansion in the Asia-Pacific region.
Located at ground level of Boon Siew Building along Bukit Timah Road, the Roche Bobois Singapore Showroom possesses a wide store front to entice passers-by to peek into its luxe interior, which from a distance resembles a jewel box.
The new showroom of Singapore enjoys an incredibly large window that brings visibility and light to the showroom. The focus is indeed to highlight that advantage, and thanks to a mirror illusion, they have created a double exposure that makes the showroom look bigger. Inspiration has been found in the green space in the surroundings. The illusion of an outdoor space within the showroom has been created, giving the impression that indoor and outdoor spaces are a single and same place. The light wood flooring is chosen to go with that peaceful indoor garden ambiance and highlight the gorgeous green wall. While the geometric indoor partition creates an open space, the dark walls disappear to leave the eye attracted by the light, creating depth in the showroom.
Roche Bobois is a ‘story of people’, a ‘family saga’ which is still continuing with descendants of the founders acting as today’scompany directors. It all began with the fateful meeting of two families, the Roches, a family from France with a successful family furniture business since the 1800s, and the Chouchans, immigrants from Russia who in 1950 opened their own furniture showroom in Paris called ‘Au Beau Bois’ (‘beautiful wood’) - a brand name which would later evolve into ‘Bobois’.
Together, they formed a bond with a mission to offer customers high-quality and innovative designs relevant to the time. By theearly 60’s, they had already designed their first collection together. The first Roche Bobois showroom, designed by the visionary architect and designer Pierre Paulin, was opened at the same time on the Boulevard Saint-Germain.
Today, Roche Bobois has more than 265 showrooms in over 55 countries, a true mark of its ambitious, accelerated programme of international growth. After 17 new stores opened in 2017, this growth has continued in 2018 in vibrant cities such as HanoÃ¯, Washington, Tokyo and San Diego among others.
With a growing presence all over the world, Roche Bobois embodies the full diversity of French design. Thanks to its long-established network of European manufacturers and fruitful relationships with talented designers (such as Marcel Wanders, Kenzo Takada, Ora Ito among others) and also with prestigious fashion houses (e.g. Jean Paul Gaultier, Missoni Home), the brand has risen to the challenge of achieving an international presence by offering every client a personalised approach to home design and decor.
Marcelo Burlon is the creative mastermind behind Milan-based fashion label Marcelo Burlon Country of Milan The brand takes inspiration from the Patagonia region and '90s club culture.
A cultural wanderer, jack of many trades and all-around mover ‘n shaker, Marcelo Burlon epitomizes a defining quality of modernity: he is, metaphorically speaking, liquid. Officially based in Milan but actually spending most of his time on planes, Marcelo trots around the globe as a much sought-after party organizer, DJ, creative director, photographer, nightlife wizard and much more. Just as he ignores geographical borders, Marcelo’s ebullient creativity keeps pushing boundaries. His oeuvre is an endlessly morphing monument to the power of contamination. And it really comes as no surprise for this wunderkind, who arrived in Italy from Patagonia and took over fashionable Milan, before setting off to conquer the whole world. Wherever he goes and whatever he does, Marcelo leaves a mark. He truly acts as the catalyst, liberating positive force of the situation. That is why everybody, from revered fashion houses to powerful brands, entrust their parties, show soundtracks and everything social in his capable hands.
Marcelo’s unique network keeps growing and growing, attracting la crème de la crème of who’s cool. That’s just his signature touch – gathering people together is his talent and creative medium par excellence. Knowing too well that one has to think local but act global, Marcelo Burlon operates under the moniker County of Milan: a multi-culti blender of fashion, music, nightlife, extreme beauty and now a complete clothing line – which has created a global phenomenon. Drawing in iconographic elements from different cultures, Marcelo creates his very own symbology and celebrates diversity. That’s exactly what he does with everything he touches, morphs, and invents. Be it a tee or a soundmix, the perfect party or artistic direction for a fashion show, the terms of the equation are just the same: it’s the vision and method that count. A pure expression of the moment, Marcelo celebrates the liberating, exhilarating joys of contamination. He is the great officiator of a thrillingly contemporary melting pot.
A project jointly developed by JTC, Singapore Tourism Board and Enterprise Singapore, Design Orchard aims to nurture home-grown brands and profile local design talents. Housing retail, incubation and event spaces under one roof in the heart of Orchard Road, the clustering of designers at Design Orchard will foster collaboration and offer varied opportunities for designers to test-bed and commercialise their products.
Slated to open in early 2019, the 2.5-storey development is one of the initiatives under the Retail Industry Transformation Map (ITM), launched in September 2016. The Retail ITM envisions a thriving retail industry comprising a mix of highly productive omni-channel retailers, and local brands with global footprints, supported by a skilled and professional workforce.
As nurturing Singapore's design talent is integral to a pipeline of strong local retail brands that have capacity to internationalise, Design Orchard will provide a suite of support programmes that Singapore design talent can tap on for growth. Specifically, designers will be able to connect with overseas production partners and fashion associations, as well as get support for tradeshows and market access trips, business mentoring, training and other services.
The Design Competition seeks to generate new and fresh ideas and secure the best design for St John's Home new five-storey building, providing facilities and services not only to its present residents but to the elderly living in the surrounding precincts i.e. Sennett Estate, Potong Pasir, Joo Seng and Bidadari Town. The Home is envisaged to be an integrated service facility centre serving the needs of the elderly in the community, possibly working with other service providers, complementing the Home as a Sheltered Home.
This two-staged competition saw 52 entries, where seven were shortlisted. And Aamer Architects' serrated profile plan and well-thought-out design was selected as the winning entry.
In 2018, St. John's Home for Elderly Persons (previously known as St. John's Home for the Aged), celebrates 60 years of caring for needy elderly persons.
Over the years, the Home has the privilege to look after hundreds of elderly who:
Are no longer able to care for themselves due to age or physical/mental problems;
Have no immediate family or whose family members have passed away, or who themselves are elderly and thus unable to provide care;
Have severe conflict within members of the family;
Have limited or no financial resources making commercial residential Homes unaffordable.
It is estimated that the new building will cost $15 million. As at June 2018, they have $10 million in their reserve, after paying the Lease Renewal Premium for the land. They depend on the community to raise the remaining $5 million required in stages, as the building moves towards completion by December 2020.
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Create moments worth savouring. American premium kitchen brands, Sub-Zero and Wolf specialise in the finest cooking and cooling appliances in the world. With a history dating back more than 70 years, they embody quality, functionality and aesthetics. Visit House of Sub-Zero & Wolf, their newly-launched experiential flagship showroom in a conservation house on McNair Road.
Your kitchen is where life happens. Where you share food, drink, conversations and confessions with the people you love. Why not make your kitchen the best it can be? Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances assure that your food will always stay as fresh and flavorful as possible, and you’ll have the most precise, premium instruments to cook it with, for delicious results every time, and a lifetime of moments worth savouring.
Sub-Zero is the refrigeration specialist. Using a unique ‘Air Purification’ system which was developed initially for NASA to aid food preservation, Sub-Zero stands not only for innovation but also for impeccable design that will serve your household year after year.
Wolf is the cooking specialist. Distilling eight decades of professional cooking into precise control, Wolf offers a comprehensive range of built-in ovens, hobs, cooktops gas and dual fuel ranges that ensure precise control to deliver truly professional results in the home.
Proudly housing items from all over Europe, the showroom space is filled with modern contemporary furniture and furnishing accessories from notable brands such as Galloti & Radice, Prianera, Gealux, Discaisa and many more.
Local designer Sunny Ang had dressed international celebrities like Lin-Chiling, Jolin Tsai, Sandy Lam and local artistes like Zoe Tay, Michelle Saram and Fann Wong etc. Visit his newly-relocated boutique, Jacob by Sunny Ang and update your wardrobe with one of his unique pieces.
This boutique in Orchard Central not only features modern, chic ready-to-wear to sexy cocktail dresses, but at the same time Sunny Ang’s made-to-order dresses too.
From the first half of 2020, residents of Sembawang will have a uniquely designed Bukit Canberra – an integrated sport and community hub, that will inspire them to live better.
To be opened in phases, the 12-hectare hub will provide amenities such as a hawker centre, indoor and outdoor sport facilities, a polyclinic, a senior care centre, green spaces for community farming and lifestyle related amenities for the community within a lush and naturalistic environment.
London-based Turkish designer, Bora Aksu, is lauded for his elegant, sophisticated, romantic, modern & feminine demi-couture pieces. You can now shop his creations at the brand's first boutique on our sunny island.
Bora Aksu brand dates back to 2002 when its designer first received acclaim when he graduated from Central Saint Martin’s MA course. Mr. Bora’s collection won a sponsorship award, giving him the opportunity to make his debut at London Fashion Week in 2003 and the BORA AKSU brand was founded in the same year, was quoted as “The Star of the Show” by broadsheets. A resounding success, in total four consecutive “New Generation Awards” from The British Fashion Council were given to Bora Aksu. He also won “The Designer of the Year” award from Elle Style and an acknowledgement from Queen Elizabeth II for his contributions to the British Fashion Industry. Read more about the designer here.
Kampung Admiralty designed by WOHA Architects comprises two 11-storey residential blocks and offers 104 units of Studio Apartments. Integrated with healthcare, eldercare, childcare and commercial facilities, Kampung Admiralty serves as a one-stop hub that encourages social interaction and active living through its innovative design, communal spaces and sustainable features.
As reflected in its name, Kampung Admiralty is envisaged to foster greater community bonding and reignite the kampung spirit of yesteryear.
Kampung Admiralty is Singapore's first integrated development that adopts UD principles extensively to create an inclusive, well-designed and user-friendly environment for senior residents of all abilities to live comfortably and independently. For instance, the development incorporates a 900-seater hawker centre which is well-lit and well-ventilated as well as a medical centre which brings specialist care and day surgeries targeted at common ailments faced by the elderly. In the flat, elderly-friendly features include grab bars, the use of non-slip vinyl floor, the installation of retractable laundry hanger and built-in induction cooker. The active-ageing hub also offers day programmes for seniors and has day care and rehabilitation services for those with greater needs.
Tengah Town embodies Housing & Development Board's (HDB) vision for new towns of the future - green, sustainable and smart. The first HDB town to full intergrate with its surrounding ecosystems, it will also be the first to have a car-free town centre nestled next to a lush green park.
Guided by HDB's Smart and Sustainable framework, Tengah will offer some 42,000 residential dwelling units, providing new living opportunities in the west to meet housing needs.
Around 1,500 HDB flats will be the first to be launched in November this year at Tengah, the first new town in more than 20 years.
When it is fully developed in two decades, Tengah could comprise 42,000 new homes: 30,000 units of public housing and 12,000 units of private housing.
And when completed, Tengah will grow to about 700 hectares, which is roughly equivalent in size to Bishan Town.
Tengah was conceptualised as a unique town in Singapore and as the country's first "Forest Town" with a green theme spread across the district.
Craft By 3 is a homegrown interior design-and-build studio built around the notion that form follows function, using quality products that outlive trends. Its creative direction is led by founder and Creative Director Idris Akbar with a refined aesthetic dedicated to creating beautiful spaces. Its two-storey showroom is filled with ideas where you can begin on your voyage to create one’s ideal and unique space.
Their 1,700 sq ft two-level design studio and showroom located at the Proxima @ Gambas in Sembawang pairs understated furniture with muted textures and tones on walls and flooring. It is designed in a way to make one feel at ease, calming the mind and senses as one steps through to the living room, weaving past the ground floor of the showroom that contains a studio, the kitchen proper and elements of the bedroom. The highlight of the space is the Korean Concept Pole System Wardrobe, inspired by the very idea of a walk-in wardrobe.
Craft by 3 carries various surfacing and flooring materials from partners such as Quartz and KompacPlus.
In addition to custom-tailored design, Craft by 3 also offers essential home decor packages which include all the work needed for a new home – carpentry, cement work, plumbing and wiring – and can be requested upon inquiry.
Asia’s foremost design collective, Paperspace, has launched Paperwork Singapore, its third co-creation space following highly successful launches in Manila and Bangkok.
Housed in the National Design Centre (NDC), Paperwork aims to be a hub for design-preneurs to facilitate greater collaboration and innovation within the design industry. The multi-functional space will also showcase furniture, art and design brands from around the world, making Paperwork the first of its kind in Singapore.
Nurturing a community of designers.
Paperwork is the brainchild of Paperspace founders Narita Cheah (Singapore), Sombat Ngamchlermsak (Thailand) and Karen Calalec (The Philippines), born out of a need to provide a working space to support the collaborative nature of Paperspace’s design partners. It is now the design collective’s new office and set to be a think-tank for developing new, comprehensive design through non-traditional practices and technology.
New and existing local and international design studios and creatives, such as Graphite Studio, Independent Consultants, Just Sketch, M.lab Project and Studio of Design have already taken up tenancy at Paperwork - a testament to the design collective’s strong clout within the industry.
Spanning 3,500 square feet with seating capacity of 60, Paperwork has been thoughtfully designed to foster seamless exchanges and work flows. The space was designed not by one designer, but collectively by the members of Paperspace, in a creative exchange of ideas with the various designers and external design brands who were invited to showcase specific items within the space.
The Verandah Residences is an upcoming & rare freehold residential development with a black & white colonial concept by established developer, Oxley Holdings Limited. This exquisite low-rise apartment is located on Pasir Panjang Road.
This project will have a total of 4 blocks and it comprises a total of 170 residential units.
As an investment opportunity, The Verandah Residences is expected to enjoy strong tenant demand from surrounding employment nodes such as Mapletree Business City, Singapore Science Park, One North and National University of Singapore (NUS).
The recently unveiled integrated complex in Bedok, Heartbeat@Bedok, was designed to incorporate amenities that cater to all age groups, providing family-friendly facilities. Parents with kids, grandchildren and grandparents can all come together as families to enjoy themselves in a single location.
Built upon a formerly forested site, it is apt that the main theme of Heartbeat@Bedok is greenery. Every floor plate is bordered with greenery, seemingly enveloping the building within a park’s forest. The multiple layering of plants, trees, shrubs and ground cover simulate a terraced landscape on the south façade, acting as privacy and acoustic screens from the neighbouring residential units. Heartbeat@Bedok’s unique design has also caught the eye internationally and it has won numerous architectural awards both home and abroad.
Bringing multiple services together under one roof, Heartbeat@Bedok is one of Singapore’s largest integrated complexes - it occupies 2.1 hectares or the size of about three football fields. The building houses several facilities such as a community centre, sport centre, polyclinic, senior care centre, a public library, as well as food & beverage outlets and shops.
Proenza Schouler is defined by its fusion of craftsmanship and attention to detail with a sense of refined ease. Inspiration drawn from contemporary art and youth culture is combined with an emphasis on tailoring and the use of custom developed fabrics.
Get your Proenza Schouler fix at its new store located at Hilton Shopping Gallery.
Proenza Schouler is a New York based womenswear and accessories brand founded in 2002 by designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. The duo met while studying at Parson’s School of Design eventually collaborating on their senior thesis, which became their first collection as Proenza Schouler. Named after the designers' mothers' maiden names, the collection was bought in its entirety by Barneys New York.
The Build-to-Order project is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2021. The project was planned and designed by the HDB’s in-house team of planners, architects and engineers, It is also one of 18 HDB projects to have been designed with roofs that will allow for fast and easy installation of solar panels.
Woodleigh Glen boasts three levels of green community spaces (urban verandas, community farms and butterfly gardens) and a 200m-long sky terrace on the 10th storey. The sky terrace contains sheltered pavilions for birdwatching in the direction of Bidadari Hill Park.
Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB@SDE) will be a new addition to the existing three buildings of the NUSSchool of Design and Environment. The new building, which will be completed in early 2019, will function as a living laboratory to promote research collaboration with public agencies and industry partners.
With a gross floor area of 8,514 square metres, it will house a mix of research laboratories, test-bedding facade, design studios, as well as teaching and common learning spaces. It will also include a 3D Scanning Laboratory, the NUS-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre and the NUS-CDL Smart Green Home.
Conceptualised by the NUS School of Design and Environment, the NZEB@SDE is designed to be climate-responsive with net-zero energy consumption. The six-storey building will feature a range of green building designs, such as harnessing solar energy, hybrid cooling approach, natural ventilation and lighting.
One key aspect of the NZEB@SDE is its contemporary architecture design which demonstrates a deep understanding of the tropical climate of Singapore. The design concept incorporates a large overhanging roof, which together with the double facades on the East and West of the building, shade it from the sun’s heat and provide a cooler interior.
The building design also makes use of the architectural concept of “floating boxes”, where its shallow plan depth and porous layout allows for cross-breezes, natural lighting and views to the outdoors. Weather permitting, rooms can also be opened to natural breezes, and air conditioning is used only where it is needed, reducing the electricity usage of the building. The result is an architecture that seeks to offer a deeply biophillic experience that connects NUS staff and students to the campus’ natural surroundings.
NZEB@SDE is also designed to consume only as much energy as it produces. This is made possible by harvesting solar energy using more than 1,200 solar photovoltaic panels installed on the roof. On days when there is insufficient solar energy, the building will draw energy from the power grid. Over the course of the year, the net amount taken from the grid will be zero – achieving net-zero energy consumption.
2by2 Store is a unique lighting & home decor store which offers a blend of nostalgic, industique, vintage, scandi, scandiGeo themes. 2by2 Store specialises in creating new and DIY decors for the dreamers. Now relocated to their new address at Gemini@SIMS.
The new XTRA Retail, designed by Singapore-based design practice, Produce, is located in the new wing of Marina Square. The single-storey, 13,000 square-feet space will house various shop-in-shop experiences by Herman Miller, Magis, Moroso, Tom Dixon, Foscarini, Dedon, and more, alongside an integrated Kith café.
Founded since 1989, XTRA was originally sited in a pre-war conservation shophouse in the east, and they started as an alternative eclectic design store, but have since evolved into a mainstream store with a carefully curated range of global design products for both the residential and contract market. Visitors are invited to see, touch and immerse in premium designer furniture within the new experiential space.
Known for its unique contemporary-meets-traditional aesthetic, five-year-old local label Ong Shunmugam has officially opened the doors to its new home at creative indie enclave Chip Bee Gardens after relocating from the Hong Leong Building in Raffles Place.
Ong Shunmugam is a contemporary womenswear label with a simple quest to craft beautiful clothes by focusing on sartorial construction instead of fast fashion; on cut and fit before look; on longevity over excess.
Designed and made across Asia, their atelier often reworks familiar influences, weaving traditional textile techniques, colours and silhouettes into the modern wardrobe, while deliberately disregarding stereotypes and caricatures.
Theirs are conceptual collections for the thoughtful dresser. They employ intuition and an exacting aesthetic, and they believe that clothing should be cerebral yet wearable.
Attempting to reinterpret history from a contemporary perspective is never an easy feat. However, for the design competition that sought to redevelop the Singapore Red Cross House earlier this year, the design team at ONG&ONG did just that with a winning design proposal that addressed the main historical and programmatic considerations of the brief, updating the Red Cross House with a fresh, new look and addressing its historical legacy along the way.
For the SRC – an organisation with a seventy-year heritage and history rooted in local and international humanitarian efforts – the design team at ONG&ONG faced a twofold requirement that demanded a preservation of the original Red Cross House structure and an introduction of a new building within the existing site. The final design, more than just blending the old and the new, had to reflect the spirit of the organisation and meet and anticipate the current and future needs of the Singapore Red Cross.
As part of the design proposal, ONG&ONG’s design team introduced a new building that took full advantage of its site, while referencing SRC’s nostalgic and rich past, and its existing building’s surrounding context. Thus, the team proposed to restore the original Red Cross House building to its initial 2-storey form and convert it into a space for the Red Cross Academy and a thrift store, adding a new 10-storey office tower and connecting the existing and new structures via a landscaped plaza and a detached office lift core.
The new and the old buildings convey the history and legacy of the Singapore Red Cross in a variety of ways. The tower is unmistakably indicative of its organisation from the very first glance – the north and south façades feature the Red Cross’s colour scheme in a composition of concrete geometric fins, folded like paper planes and forming the organisation’s distinctive logo. Meanwhile, the original structure reminds of its days of glory, with a restored shape and proportion that recalls the building as it used to be decades ago.
Keepers, an eclectic homegrown collective, which had three pop-up stores under its belt, has moved into a permanent space at the National Design Centre (NDC).
On display are Singapore jewelry label, Carrie K., whose handmade leather accessories will launch in the later half of 2016, along with artisanal candles by A Dose of Something Good, spice pastes by Batu Lesung Spice Company, dressy scarves by Binary Style; flavored chocolate morsels by Demochoco, organic skin products by Frank Skincare, locally inspired furnishings by Hinika and heritage-themed wallpapers by Onlewo.
The Lifestyle Collective is a collaboration of small business owners who pride themselves on beautiful design and thoughtfully made products.
Their gorgeous shop is filled with a fantastic selection of bespoke homewares, luxury art, jewellery, children’s accessories, furniture and gifts for every occasion
They will be collaborating with other talented designers, artists, creators, musicians and many more to share this bright and beautiful space with you. They will also be hosting workshops, shopping events, meditation mornings, kids craft and much more.
Kent & Curwen was established in 1926 by Eric Kent and Dorothy Curwen. The company first began as a manufacturer of military, club, and college repp ties that helped define 20th century British style. In the 1930s, Kent & Curwen introduced the iconic cricket sweater and went on to be the supplier to major sporting events and clubs even finding its way across the Atlantic to outfit the Hollywood Cricket Club and Palm Springs Racquet Club.
It wasn't long before such royals as the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Kent were seen sporting Kent & Curwen. More than fifty years after the brand's creation, the Three Lions Herald became Kent & Curwen's registered trademark.
An undeniable symbol of excellence used by King Richard, the logo made clear that the brand was as regal and distinguished as ever.
A new art gallery will open in Singapore in October 1. Miaja Gallery will occupy the ground floor space of a renovated shophouse in Bukit Timah, and is setting out to offer a mix of contemporary art with innovative design pieces, created in limited editions in collaboration with artists and artisans.
For Isabelle Miaja, the gallery is a natural evolution for the MIAJA Design Group she set up over 20 years ago. The interior design firm is behind projects like Sofitel So in Singapore, Pullman Central Park in Jakarta, and Sofitel in Mumbai, but now Miaja wants to bring her ideas to individuals as well.
While the gallery will occupy the ground floor, the upper floor will be Miaja’s design office, relocating there from Orchard Road.
CHAUMET was founded in 1780 by Marie-Etienne Nitot, a jeweler who was appointed as the personal jeweler of Napoleon and all members of the royal family after his creations for NapoleonâÂ€Â™s coronation and wedding.
Today, CHAUMET from Place Vendme Paris perpetuates the expertise of the Paris jeweler by carrying over the firmâÂ€Â™s core values for modern day princesses. CHAUMETâÂ€Â™s creations keep coming in a mix of fashion, elegance, style and unique creativity.
The two firms have now completed the first phase of construction. This includes the seven-storey-high blocks one and two, as well as parts of blocks three and five – accounting for 106,000 square metres of floor space.
The design is centred around the idea of "non-linear" structures. Rather than dividing the campus into different faculties, the architects want to encourage interaction between different departments, as well as between staff and students.
The campus is organised around a north-to-south and an east-to-west axis. These intersect at a point called the campus centre, which forms a flexible multi-purpose space that can be used to host exhibitions and other events.
From here, corridors lead through to the main auditorium, the main library and the International Design Centre – a hub for technology-driven research. Classrooms, laboratories and meeting rooms are spread out across the campus.
Externally, a pre-cast concrete facade system gives the building a bright white surface. This is interspersed with flashes of green, red and purple, helping users to navigate the campus.
The two completed buildings and those still underway frame courtyards, which are planted with native trees and flowing plants. Balcony corridors cover the surrounding courtyard walls, and there are also roof gardens and terraces.
Responding to the tropical climate, the structures incorporate natural ventilation. Sheltered walkways provide safe routes across the site during monsoons, while louvred sunshades across the windows protect the interiors from direct sunlight.
Zara will be opening a new store at Changi Airport.
The Spanish clothing and accessories retailer is based in Arteixo, Galicia and was founded in 1975 by Amancio Ortega.
It is claimed that Zara needs just two weeks to develop a new product and get it to stores, compared to the six-month industry average and launches around 10,000 new designs each year. Zara has resisted the industry-wide trend towards transferring fast fashion production to low-cost countries. Its most unusual strategy is its policy of zero advertising; the company prefers to invest a percentage of revenues in opening new stores instead.
Zara stores offer men's clothing and women's clothing, each of these subdivided in lower garment, upper garment, shoes, cosmetics and complements, as well as children's clothing (Zara Kids).
Known for its artful collaborations with both established and up-and-coming talents in contemporary design, Ligne Roset offers you an entire lifestyle in which to live both boldly and beautifully via its furniture collections and complementary decorative accessories, lighting, rugs, textiles and occasional items.
From the Bouroullec brothers to Didier Gomez and from Inga Sempe to Jean Nouvel, the greatest designers innovate alongside the brand and are constantly driven forward by the avant-garde vision of Michel Roset, Ligne Roset artistic director and talent scout.
Accor will this year open its first ibis Styles hotel in Singapore, called ibis Styles Singapore, where the former Hotel Windsor used to stand at the corner of MacPherson and Aljunied Roads.
ibis Styles is one of Accor's economy brands. The 298-room hotel, with a ship-like exterior, is set to open in Q4 2015.
The hotel will be complemented by MacPherson Mall, which is part of the same complex. The hotel's amenities include a 25-metre free-form swimming pool on the fourth floor, as well as a restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, a pool bar, modern gym and a water feature. Its interiors have also all been refurbished with innovative designer furniture.
DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, has opened a spectacular new wines and spirits flagship duplex store – the first of its kind in the world – at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 3 .
At 11,400 square feet across two floors, the store is DFS Group’s largest single retail space for wines, spirits and tobacco. The opening of the store marks a milestone in DFS’ leadership and innovation in retail, and the realization of a new vision for retail at Changi Airport.
Designed by Masamichi Katayama, the award-winning interior designer and founder of design firm Wonderwall, the store showcases the luxury retailer’s full assortment of wines, spirits and tobacco in a visually dramatic store environment and façade inspired by flowing water and undulating shapes. Within the store, warm and modern design elements accentuated by a double-height atrium measuring over eight meters high provides an inviting shopping and tasting environment for travellers.
Amongst the store’s most innovative features are expanded common areas designed especially for lifestyle and cultural experiences. This includes a Raffles Long Bar – in collaboration with one of Singapore’s most historical landmarks, the Raffles Hotel - the ground-floor atrium tasting bars and a private lounge. The Long Bar will serve its famed cocktail invention, the original Singapore Sling. These common areas also provide space for guided tastings and a monthly program of exciting and interactive activities, featuring master classes for cocktail mixology, bartending and hosting at home.
In the new duplex store, DFS also introduces Changi’s first branded boutiques for wines and spirits, situated on the second floor. Nine brands – Absolut, Dom Pérignon, Glenfiddich, Hendrick’s, Hennessy, Johnnie Walker, The Macallan, Martell, and Penfolds – will showcase their heritage and their finest products within individually-designed boutiques, from the travel trunk-inspired Johnnie Walker House to the Glenfiddich boutique’s cellar and cask design. The store will also host visits from master distillers, blenders and brand ambassadors throughout the year, and unveil worldwide product launches for these nine brands.
Their styling areas are so spacious, you will feel like you are in a private room as you and your stylist create the perfect hair design.
Relax in their salon with the positive vibes of negative ions and the gentle murmur of a babbling brook. Enjoy a special day in their luxurious first-class spaces, specially designed for your comfort using feng shui.
Established in 1994, BritishIndia is a lifestyle brand that currently has over 40 outlets across Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. Created for the tropics and inspired by the grand romance of the Colonial era, they offer timeless designs created with the philosophy of comfort and effortless dressing for both men and women in mind.
They currently have 6 main lines: Classic, New Classic, Pure, Traveler, Adventurer, Travel & Yoga; each line offering a different story to suit various occasions of contemporary tropical lifestyle.
In addition to the breadth of their collection, they are also known for our depth in sizes flattering figures of many shapes.
The Proposal is the brainchild of Brenna Koh and husband Chern San Lee. They provide today's fashion-aware brides with gowns that strike the balance between modernity whilst keeping a nod toward tradition.
Apart from carrying gowns and evening dresses from internationally renowned designer labels, The Proposal also features the traditional tea dress, a must-have for any Chinese wedding.
They provide a gown rental service, setting them apart from the competition as a one-stop designer bridal destination in Singapore.
Floral Obsession's designer Chris Teo would have you believe flowers speak louder than words. Step into his atelier and you'd be inclined to agree.
Made to order artisanal handheld bouquets and lavish centrepieces to arrangements bordering on the sculptural, every creation is unique, speaking volumes about the individuality of the patron as well as the artistry of the designer.
No brochures. No catalogues. Arrangements are all uniquely and individually designed.
Pedder Group’s largest concept in South East Asia will launch in the third quarter of 2015 at Scotts Square.
The second level of Scotts Square will welcome a new retail concept by footwear, handbags and accessories specialist Pedder Group which will present the largest offering of its type in Singapore, with more than 200 brands curated in an innovative store environment of 20,000 square feet and supported by exceptional service.
On Pedder Men’s Store – Following the launch of the Hong Kong flagship, the On Pedder Men’s store will be the ultimate destination for contemporary and luxury designer brands and is designed for the discerning man in search of anything from a utility high top sneaker to a tailored lace-up with a twist.
New Generation – Geared towards the young and daring, New Generation presents contemporary brands such as Pedder Red, and footwear brand, Ash.
Weekend & Sports – Dedicated to lifestyle and sports trends, this zone will feature key brands across this category as well as hard to find collaborations.
The Market Place – A space dedicated to creative collaborations and pop-ups which will showcase a rotation of projects that inspire and excite.
Cool Kids – Dedicated for children from 2 to 12 years old with all things mini from footwear, bags to sunglasses.
Known as the world viewed, and bought, men's underwear. for men and women, Calvin Klein Underwear was formed in 1982 and would forever alter the way the world viewed-and bought-men's underwear. Once a utilitarian product, men's underwear suddenly became an object of desire.
A complete women's line followed in 1983. Each season since then, the brand has delivered a new line including basics, basics in fashion colors, as well as fashion-forward, trendy underwear to stores.
There is more reason to celebrate the exhilaration of weekends with the opening of a new one-stop, multi brand lifestyle store, Weekends at VivoCity.
Located at VicoCity's new expanded retail space, the new store brings together 14 international lifestyle brands, from Europe and America, to offer an eclectic collection of inspiring gifts and designer stationery, stylish jewellery and accessories, unique fragrances as well as statement-making soft home furnishings, such as wall art and prints, designer tableware and lamps.
Designed with an optimistic and a dash of whimsical, Weekends sports a contemporary, monochromatic palette of black and white, punctuated by spots of bright, cheerful colours from the range of products within the store. The attention-grabbing store facade, made up of numerous wooden apothecary drawers with vintage finishings, immediately draws your curiosity that quickly translates into an experience of metaphoric hope of "the weekends" upon entering the store.
Targeting modern women of impeccable taste, Weekends aims to be the space where fun and inspiration thrive, allowing shoppers to approach their everyday life with optimism and exuberance.
Since its inception as a preeminent Italian fabric mill in 1881, Cerruti 1881 has never ceased to embody the highest standards of quality and style, craftsmanship and technology.
Building on the brand’s philosophy of luxury fabrics and clean cutting, Cerruti 1881 continues to redefine understated Italian sophistication and elegance as reflected in its contemporary designs of menswear, leather goods and accessories.
Steve Madden is easily America’s most successful shoe designer. Considered the fashion footwear mogul of the 21st Century, Mr. Madden has been responsible for the design and marketing of the company’s trendsetting shoes for the past two decades.
Madden's expertise in trend forecasting has propelled him to the top of his field. Relying on sheer instinct, he transformed a footwear relic into a footwear phenomenon when he introduced a new amped up platform shoe in the early 1990s.
Inspired by Rock and Roll, fused with a jolt of sex appeal and urban edge, Madden creates shoes that are innovative, fun, sometimes wild and always spot-on-chic.
The latest edition to the Keong Saik district is an urban Izakaya, Neon Pigeon.
Inspired by the world of flavours found in the hidden spots of Tokyo and the underground culture of buzzling cities like New York and Hong Kong, the establishment is a vibrant social house offering great value for money and the soul of a Japanese Izakaya with a punch of urban grit.
With a selection of starters (appropriately named ‘Bird Feed’), soups, greens, seafood and meats, Japanese snacks are given a modern and in-house twist at Neon Pigeon. The Izakaya-style menu, designed for tastings, serves up dishes in ‘small’ or ‘large’ portions and you are recommended to order six to eight small dishes to share between two people.
A look at the menu and you will notice the heavy use of classic, no-frills Japanese flavours in the condiments and among the assortment of "Bird Feed", is a cold dish of Chilled Cucumber with home-mixed crushed chilli peanuts, nori (seaweed) and goma (sesame), as well as the Tsukune Sliders, an east-meets-west combo of a Japanese meatball patty and a western slider bun, coupled with pickled kyuri (Japanese cucumber) and tare (soy basting sauce) aioli.
Keeping up with the fun-sharing concept, Neon Pigeon also offers a large format dining option of Barbecued Pork Shoulder for groups of four to six. With a two-day advance order required, the hearty fare of pork shoulder is slow-cooked for 20 hours and served in a black pepper teriyaki glaze, with a ginger scallion dipping sauce, bibb lettuce wraps, steamed buns, a spring onion salad, onigiri rice cake, kimchi and pickles to complement.
Also an integral part of the concept’s underground vibe is the Neon Pigeon bar. The bar’s Japanese-inspired drinks list includes a selection of Japanese beers and whiskeys, each a representative of different prefectures, as well as a curated list of spirits and Japanese inspired speciality cocktails. These include Throw A Kyuri-Ken, a vodka-based cocktail with a refreshing touch of lemon juice, yuzu and cucumber, as well as Harajuku Girl, a mix of gin, shiso leaf, and plum bitters.
The bar also houses a selection of sake of varying fragrances and complexity, including a range of Junmai, Daiginjo, Ginjo and Honjozo sakes, that were all hand-picked from sake distilleries across Japan to complement the dishes offered at Neon Pigeon.
Specially designed by US-based EDG Interior Architecture + Design, the Neon Pigeon space at The Working Capitol building on Keong Saik is built to own the vibe of a hidden spot off the main street only known to the locals, as a veiled corner of an urban metropolis. The exterior shows only a fluorescent pink pigeon, lit when in business, while the interior is paved with raw elements of steel and bricks that are softened with sophisticatedly designed wood finishing, giving the social hangout an urban grit with comfort and familiarity – an atmosphere reminiscent of Shibuya district in Tokyo or East Village in New York. A semi-open concept kitchen is also featured, with the action in the kitchen open for a close-up view.
A final and crucial touch to the space is the loud graffiti work plastered on the walls of the interior that gives the restaurant a touch of the underground New York City vibe. The team had specially commissioned local visual artist, ZERO to create these murals.
Founded in Hong Kong in 2010 by Parisian Ariane Zagury with great success, Rue Madame was born out of the idea to introduce the timeless Parisian-style of fashion to young modern women, as well as to provide a one-stop shop, offering a diversity of exclusively curated women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, for those seeking an alternative wardrobe that allows them to mix and match to showcase their unique personal styles.
Located at the newly refurbished space on the third level of Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, Rue Madame is a true Parisian-style fashion concept store that offers an eclectic mix of niche and contemporary designer labels, carefully handpicked from Paris and other parts of Europe.
The new concept store brings together some of the most coveted French fashion labels such as Athé by Vanessa Bruno, Ba&Sh, Gat Rimon, Hartford, IRO, Laurence Doligé, Leon&Harper, Majestic Paris, Mes Demoiselles, Swildens and Tara Jarmon Tara Jarmon, and exquisite accessories from trendy and accessible French jewellery brands like Servane Gaxotte, renowned for their hand-made whimsical ‘Rose’ doll pendants and Didier Dubot which is highly notable in Asia because of the brand’s latest campaign featuring Korean drama ‘You who came from the Star’ lead actress, Jun Ji Hyun; some of which are new-to-market brands exclusively brought into Singapore.
Housed in a row of 17 two-storey conserved shophouses, the premise is furnished with well-appointed rooms and suites, complemented by thoughtful touches and impeccable service. The hotel is equipped with a total of 88 rooms and suites with six different categories on offer, all of which feature interiors of rich wood and intricately handpicked finishings and plush beds.
Nestled in the vibrant Bugis enclave, known for its colourful past and equally colourful present, you will find much charm in this heritage building. As a serene urban sanctuary, it exudes a sense of relaxed elegance and is an ideal retreat to unwind, recharge and explore in one of the city’s most sought-after and culturally-rich areas.
The hotel’s shophouse exterior draws inspiration from the rich heritage of South East Asia, providing the perfect foil for the hotel’s historic design. The interior consists of matching tones and blends rich, dark brown colour palettes together with warm lighting, contributing to the rustic feel of the hotel. The design is a subtle mix of the serious, fun and quirky. The overall feel is then completed with the contemporary design accentuated with tasteful and historic touches.
The lobby is furnished with textured wooden tables and ottomans, with, nature-inspired design featured in different areas and corners. Be enthralled as you enter the hotel and be greeted with quirky animal-shaped chairs (think Rooster and duck), framed-up seashells and photos of birds - pointing, it almost seems, to the building’s past life as a seafront property.
Steeped in the mantra of "Simplicity in Luxury" are Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan’s unique Loft Suites (17 units). The 30 – 38 sqm loft suite boasts a private living area on the ground level and an indulgent bedroom with a pair of Siamese daybeds on the mezzanine level. These cleverly-designed loft suites are ideal for not just leisure but also corporate travellers, providing comfortable abodes with leisure-enabling convenience.
For the ultimate indulgence, prepare to be enchanted by the uniqueness and authenticity of Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan’s Garden Suites (3 units). Each unit has a different South East Asian touch with different décor and ornaments to complement the overall feel. Of the three suites, each featuring an elegantly-appointed bedroom and a private garden, there are two Garden King Suites – one is Indonesian-inspired while the other takes on a Peranakan feel. The third Garden Suite, a Garden Lavish Suite, channels a beautiful Thai quality and boasts a built-in hydro bath.
As an urban sanctuary with a rhythm all its own, a great highlight of the hotel is 19 of its uniquely-designed Garden Rooms, featuring an airy patios decked with wood and lush vertical gardens. Enjoy relaxing under the sun at such patios in the comfort of your own rooms. Alternatively, hit the gymnasium for a morning workout or spend an hour or two at their cosy lounge on the ground floor if you are looking for a little space of your own.
Naiise is a curated destination for original, well-designed products and daily design inspiration. Naiise is one of the fastest growing design retailers locally and currently stocks more than 2,000 products from 250+ emerging and established brands from Singapore and around the world.
Founded in the belief that design adds value to people’s lives, Naiise strives to make good design accessible and relevant to more people through its various touch-points – online, pop-up stores and customer experiences. Naiise is also a platform where designers can promote and showcase their products to larger audiences.
By working closely with its community of partners, curators and customers and maintaining a vibrant social media presence, Naiise hopes to nurture a community of people who love and appreciate good design. Naiise is design for everyone, for everyday.
The concept of MoodBox stems from the desire to let you catch a glimpse of the French touch lifestyle.
Whether you are looking for fine designer pieces for your home, a stylish present for men, an original gift for a special occasion, or something to indulge in, MoodBox offers a trendy selection of home decoration and fashion accessories.
With its certain je ne sais quoi, MoodBox provides for your changing moods.
Timelessly beautiful and long-lasting, like the eternal ice, Bering blends minimalistic Danish design and optimal material strength in a unique way. Inspired by the beauty of the Arctic, the style of the Bering watch and jewellery collection is characterised by clear, streamlined forms and pure elegance.
Bering merchandise is made from first-class materials, which have guaranteed durability and are in perfect harmony with the timeless design.
As ceramic specialist and with its own ceramic collection, Bering is a professional in dealing with this unique material. The Bering brand has been particularly shaped by the production of extremely slim ceramic watches and watches with linked straps made of scratch-resistant high-tech ceramic.
The contemporary homeware store Maissone has opened in Tiong Bahru.
A one-stop-shop of unique and beautiful bed linen and exquisite homeware.
The brand was started by a passion for beautiful design and gorgeous interiors, ten years of travel and three kitchen sinks and many treasures from back street allies later Maissone was born.
Maissone continues to carefully select an exquisite selection of homeware products from around the globe. They exclusively bring to Singapore, New Zealand designed and made bed linen collections by Thread Design.
Their range of bed linen celebrates colour, style and simplicity. Emphasising clean lines and a fresh colour palette, Thread Designs collections are free of frills and fuss. Each collection develops a story around a particularly fine detail. To compliment their bed linen they have carefully developed a range of hypoallergenic bedding products.
The Singapore University of Technology and Design is established in collaboration with MIT to advance knowledge and nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs. This will be accomplished, with a focus on Design, through an integrated multi-disciplinary curriculum and multi-disciplinary research.
The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) aims to become the centre and stronghold of global research and breakthroughs through creative technical research and education anchored in design within a multi-disciplinary approach. They call this focus on design the Big 'D', where they do not just produce graduates well-versed in technical functionality, but a new breed of the brightest technical minds that understands form to design the new innovations of tomorrow. They will inspire all that goes through our doors in the art and science of design to ensure that architectural, systems and engineering inventions of tomorrow are both a technical breakthrough and a resonating lifestyle appeal.
Mad About Sucre is a private confection label that marries the best of French confection techniques with the glorious British designs. They specialize in handcrafting bespoke wedding and celebratory cakes & confections in Singapore.
They are anti-thesis of modern day conveniences and do not use any cake premixes or any artificial flavorings. They reduced between 20% to 60% the of sugar required in the original cake recipes. Hence, their cakes are well-balanced with smooth natural flavors with the natural ingredients shining through.
They handcraft every cake and confection from scratch so that you and your loved ones can rediscovery the joy of eating quality cakes and confections that naturally taste as good as it looks.
Geek Cafe started with love of coffee and technology together with their design touches, they are more than a computer store they are coffee geeks, tech geeks and design geeks!
They roast their own beans at their Headquarters located at crane road, roasting with perfection and love by themselves ensuring quality, allowing it to sit for a minimum of three weeks before going into the blender.
They communicate with you like their social engineering coffee/tea time mate. They will share, discuss and teach you but they also want to learn a trick or 2 from you.
Learn Leather crafting, Barista, Tech Repair, Bottle Gardening, Design and More with their workshops conducted at Geek Cafe HQ.
A native New Yorker who spent her career at the forefront of fashion, Vera Wang began a sweeping makeover of the bridal industry in 1990 with the opening of her flagship salon at the Carlyle Hotel in New York.
Today, the salon continues to showcase collections known for sophisticated drama, feminine detailing and a modern approach to bridal design.
Bay Level L1-29A The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue
Designed by Hui Designs, it showcases painted wooden wall panels in coastal blue, brightly coloured tiles, oak wood and ‘old-world’ checkered vinyl tiles flooring, juxtaposed with cane furniture, baskets, bamboo blinds, nautical-themed artwork and palm trees.
The new space is modern and enticing and highlights how coastal touches can meet "old-world" tropical charm to compliment the natural setting. The Waterfront Bar now takes on a more seafood-focused menu with oysters and succulent seafood at the helm.
During the day, it is the perfect spot to escape the heat and refresh with a cold flute of champagne as you admire the yachts, while at night it transforms into a breezy alfresco bar complete with a starry canopy perfect for chilling out pre or post-dinner. Enjoy only the freshest and most in-season oysters sourced from France all the way to New Zealand.
With an eye on always exciting the palate and broadening horizons, Waterfront Bar will also bring in seasonal oysters with unique flavour profiles from all over the world so you will always have something new to look forward to. Aside from oysters, the menu showcases lobsters, crabs, calamari and fish as well as other nonseafood delights and desserts. Special seafood platters featuring the freshest catch are also available during weekend brunch.
To complement the seafood, Waterfront Bar also offers an extensive selection of boutique champagnes as well as classic cocktails, wines, beers and spirits.
The Projector is a new independent cinema offering a good selection of curated films.
They have got 2 cinema screens; the first one being more formal, the second one introduces a whole new experience through design.
A dynamic alternative to the common cineplex, The Projector revives a historic movie theatre as an independent creative platform that brings together the best of films, one-of-a-kind events, versatile spaces and delectable fare. Brought to life by a collaborative partnership between Pocket Projects, FARM, and Group Therapy, The Projector is not your average cinema.