The newly opened Dorsett Singapore, is the perfect hotel choice for both leisure and business travellers. They offer stylish and comfortable accommodation for the most discerning guests to enjoy, relax and refresh.
The 10-storey hotel boasts modern architecture and design; it is cladded with a full glass building façade to present a refreshing landmark that seeks to harmonise with the heritage backdrop of the Chinatown precinct.
Well-positioned as a mid-scale hotel with diverse artistic atmosphere and cutting-edge IT facilities and services, be wowed by their promise of uncompromising contemporary living and a unique creative experience of unpretentious luxury created specially for you.
Embrace the foliage with a casual stroll around the landscape roof garden to offer a quick respite anytime of the day. The hotel's fully equipped gymnasium, 30-meter outdoor swimming pool and outdoor Jacuzzi offer the perfect avenues to refresh and recharge after a long day of business meetings or sightseeing.
The property is an elegant development strongly characterised by dynamic shapes, strong design language and sinuous lines. The uniqueness of Ferra’s identity finds its origins from Pininfarina designers who designed the iconic Ferrari 458 and the Maserati GranTurismo.
The Condo offers 104 units and is 22 storeys high. The Sky Terraces are on Level 2 and Level 4 and come with a fantastic and breaktaking view.
Inessence is the ultra-luxury collection of residential developments by Far East Organization. Created to meet the demands of the world’s most discerning home buyers, it will surely set a new benchmark in bespoke luxury living.
Every residence under the Inessence brand shares four pillars: prime location, unique design by a master designer, thoughtfulness of space and details, unprecedented levels of personalisation and bespoke customisation. Above it all, a "semi-white plan” concept that allows you to design the home of your choice.
The condo is easily accessible via the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) and Central Expressway (CTE), connectivity is further enhanced with Orchard and Somerset MRT Stations nearby. Orchard Road shopping belt is a short 7 minutes walk away.
Nestled in the prestigious upper class bungalow enclave of Jervois Road, Chatsworth and Bishopsgate, Mon Jervois offers serenity, prestige, convenience and privacy.
Mon jervois promises luxurious living in the heart of the city amidst rich heritage of nature beauty and greeneries. Located within minutes drive of Orchard Road, the property offers ready convenience to shopping entertainment and eateries together with many amenities.
The condominium offers an excellent combination of typical units with high ceilings heights of 3.3 metres and special loft units with ceiling heights of 6.7 metres. In addition to it's unique modern facade, Mon Jervois has excellent architectural design with unit sizes ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms, including penthouses. Every unit has spaciously designed living rooms and bedrooms with efficient and functional layouts together with branded quality of excellent finishings.
Based in Singapore, they offer specially selected fossil pieces acquired from around the world. Presenting pieces that were previously only available to museums and universities, Set in Stone looks to bring millions of years of natural history directly to your personal collections, living rooms and work spaces.
In addition to selecting rare pieces that are authentic and unique, they ensure that each piece has aesthetic qualities that you will enjoy. From collectors to homes and businesses, they believe that their selection of fossil pieces will catch your eye and stir the imagination of every viewer.
Cliff Hartono is the founder and director of Set in Stone Gallery Pte Ltd. Born in Hamburg, Germany, fossils have been a lifelong passion for him. He has travelled extensively around the globe to dig and acquire fossils for his personal collection.
On his various travels, Cliff noticed that some fossils had aesthetic qualities that were not fully appreciated by traditional hobbyists. Thus, he began to focus his search for fossils that belonged in the same echelon as rare antiques, paintings and sculptures. As his collection grew, Cliff began receiving an increasing number of requests from friends to purchase pieces for them. In 2012, Cliff left his corporate career at Credit Suisse’s London office behind to pursue his passion full-time.
Commissioned by the Housing and Development Board as an exploration of the future of affordable public housing, WOHA‘s public housing design for Skyville @ Dawson consists of 960 new homes. Their project is currently under construction and is estimated to be completed by February 2015. The design focuses on 3 themes – community, variety and sustainability.
There is a variety of community space. Each home is part of a Sky Village: 80 homes which share a naturally ventilated community terrace and garden. The block is composed of 3 villages, stacked 4 high, for a total of 12 villages. Other community areas include: the Community Living Rooms at ground level, which provides seating areas overlooking the park and is located on the main entrance route of the development; the Landscaped Park, which retains enormous historic rain trees and provides two community pavilions, play and fitness areas, courts and lawns; the Rooftop Park, which houses a 400m jogging track and rooftop pavilions which support a PV array that powers the common lighting; the Urban Plaza, located along a public linear park and provides supermarket, coffee shop and retail spaces.
The design gives variety by offering you flexible floor plans with a column free and beam free main space, eliminating waste and allowing diverse lifestyles, such as home office or loft living as well as future flexibility.
SkyVille has been awarded Singapore’s Green Mark Platinum rating, the highest rating possible. The project uses passive means and avoids the use of energy-intensive solutions rather than using high technology. Every unit is fully naturally ventilated, with every room (including bathrooms and kitchens) having windows. The common areas, lift lobbies and access walkways are all naturally ventilated and lit. The apartments are cross ventilated, with CFD simulations performed at the block and unit level. The units use passive means for comfort – all walls have vertical and horizontal sun breakers to shade both the walls and the windows, all windows have overhangs and special mid-height top hung panels that direct breeze to seating height and allow the windows to remain open during the monsoon period, the units face north and south and have openings on all sides.
PV cells at the rooftop power the common areas and a swale which is a major landscape feature treats storm water before discharging it to the storm water system. The project uses landscaping throughout the tower in the sky villages, additionally it covers 50% of all roof surfaces. Two major landscaped external spaces totaling 1.5Ha are provided.
Designed by award-winning SCDA Architects, TwentyOne Angullia Park is a new architectural icon that reengineers the shape of modern urban living within the context of Singapore’s tropical climate.
Viewed from the exterior, this 36-storey apartment tower is pure, pristine and pragmatic in design, featuring the lightness and sophistication of glass and steel. Its 54 apartments, which include two penthouses, rise in a formation articulated to maximise natural light, ventilation and views, creating an intriguing facade punctuated by high-rise pockets of green.
Framed by glorious green boulevards and gardens, TwentyOne Angullia Park is strategically located opposite ION Orchard, just steps from the prime intersection of Orchard Road and Scotts Road. So central, yet so green. With Orchard MRT station just two minutes from your door, you’re no more than a few stops from art galleries, museums, the Esplanade theatre and Singapore’s integrated resorts, while getting to the nearby business district is an absolute breeze.
The Sofitel So will be opening in July 2013. Experience a subtle blend between French-style living and local culture.
Sofitel's vision of a luxury hotel is to magnify the five senses from the lobby to the spa to make Life Magnifique. You will step into a visually enthralling universe made of designers' caring selections of shapes, fabrics and materials. The floral compositions reveal the contemporary flair of the French art du bouquet.
In the intimacy of your room, you will get to enjoy Sofitel's exclusive bedding concept, an ideal balance between softness and support. This unique sensation of comfort continues with luxurious bedding, bath towels and bathrobes.
Their restaurant will serve local culinary tradition, imaginatively combined with French gastronomy. Their sommeliers will be there to guide you to discover the nuances of grand cru wines.
For creative inspiration and precious help for special events, Sofitel's Inspired Meetings planners, concierges offer expert advice and utmost savoir-faire.
Whether you are travelling for business, leisure, or family fun, you will feel welcomed with exclusive offers and tailored services.
Designed by Singapore architecture design firm P.A.C, a membrane of 3651 pieces of wooden triangles are individually pieced together to form canopies that will guide you through the various settings within the store, depicting living, dining and home office setting.
Herman Miller’s extensive range of work chairs produced over the years embodies their philosophy, culture and aspirations; a desire to constantly innovate, integrate technology with design and produce high quality, purposeful, human-centred products.
In addition to their classic pieces and new designs for the home, Herman Miller is a recognized innovator in contemporary interior furnishings, solutions for healthcare environments and related technologies and services.
One Dusun Residences is a new iconic development standing 29 storeys high. The residential apartments are located from Level 7 upwards. Designed for SOHO living, every apartment is built with lofty high ceilings, offering you flexible spaces that can be customised to suit your lifestyle or used as home offices.
These apartments are designed to reflect modernity, functionality and contemporary taste. Naturally well-lit and airy, the apartments are specially laid out to maximise its spaciousness and allow you to enjoy the views of the surrounding landscape.
To complete the perfect experience of lifestyle living, an infinity pool at the lushly landscaped 7th floor deck provides indulgence and relaxation set against a cityscape backdrop. In addition, three lifestyle pavilions await you: A BBQ pavilion, a private dining pavilion and an entertainment/living/games pavilion.
Commuting will be a breeze with One Dusun Residences’s easy access to expressways (CTE, PIE) and Novena MRT. Within 5 minutes drive away to Novena and Orchard shopping belt, One Dusun Residences offers you the convenience of dining, shopping as well as lifestyle choices. Balestier is also moving ahead with times as it undergoes an urban facelift to become an exciting spot for business, leisure and entertainment.
Combining a seamless blend of urban convenience and modern luxury, One Dusun Residences is an attractive proposition for the discerning home buyer, retailer or investor alike.
A private family residence designed by K2LD Architects, situated on a uniquely shaped triangular plot, the Winged House frames the site with two prominent forms: the trapeziums. These forms open towards the main view at the back of the site where 3 existing majestic palms are, and of lush greenery. These embracing forms carve out and frame a middle garden for friendly and private gatherings.
In response to the tropical climate context, the formal exploration took a turn from cutting openings from a pure trapezoid form to separating roof from form. The form draws from the understanding of traditional Malay architecture where the house itself is climatically responsive to bring you comfort. The form of the traditional Malay house is reinterpreted into folding trapeziums whilst keeping its climatic purpose of bringing in fresh air into its interior space. Elements such as the extended overhanging eaves and the double pitched roof are adopted into the form. The extended overhanging eaves are manifested in the form of extensive roof overhangs for the naturally ventilated spaces, which are enjoyed with much shelter and shade even during the seasonal heavy rain downpours.
The traditional double pitched roof is translated into the separation and staggering of the roof form. This split of the roof achieved a play of light and shadows into the interior space. Spaces such as the double volume dining room, the 2nd storey passageway and the large patio are all celebrated with the overlapping split roof and its light play. This slot is further enhanced at night with concealed light fittings illuminating the split. The staggered roof form also creates for the possibility of the penetration of natural ventilation into the living spaces.
Materiality is key to strengthening the relationship of the two winged forms, its space in-between and roof on roof. In the intermediate space between two forms is the main entrance foyer and living room which is flanked with two feature natural split granite walls, contrasting its heavy presence with the lightness of the roofs and vertical timber lines of the house. Timber is extensively used throughout the house, choosing a lighter species of timber (Burmese Teak) for the underside of the roofs versus the darker wood (Chengai) as the infill medium (ie: the sun-shading screens) to create a play of depth of the façade. The vertical timber screens not only help in providing shade from the harsh sun, but it helps blend the house with the lush vertical tree trunks of the surrounding greenery.
Touch the Toes is an eco-friendly yoga/fitness apparel and lifestyle shop on Arab Street.
Everything is organic, recycled or up-cycled. Clothing is not only beautiful, it's super comfortable and kind to our planet.
Go chill in their shophouse with yummy probiotic chocolate bars. Play their piano, adopted from the Salvation Army. Or simply kick back in the armchairs & have a chat with them :)
Check out some useful tips on how to make your workout kit more eco-friendly!
Tip 1 - Carry a reusable water container - the gym will sell you bottled water, but it’s expensive and wasteful! Great tip: add a couple drops of essential oil to your water for flavour and an added health boost! But make sure it’s therapeutic grade! We especially love: Young Living’s lemon oil.
Tip 2 - Wear something comfortable, pretty and eco-friendly!
Tip 3 - Most gyms provide plastic bags for your post-workout gear - carry your own reusable baggie and say no to plastic bags!
Tip 4 - Pack some organic toiletries - Touch The Toes favorite: "Intelligent Nutrients" (www.intelligentnutrients.com/)
Tip 5 - Stash a yummy post workout treat - Ombar probiotic chocolate bars! They’re healthy, organic and delicious!
More and more people have grown to love teak and we're delighted to unveil Scanteak's new home at Toh Guan. Teak has long been valued as one of earth’s finest timbers, renowned for durability and for its aesthetic golden brown appearance. The appreciation for teak has shifted from shipping and railway industries to domestic furnishing over the decades. Today teak has become a valuable option for those with a penchant for a warm, inviting and naturally restful home.
At Scanteak, they seek to create beautifully designed and lasting furniture. Their design and craft are inspired by Scandinavian ideology, whereby simplicity and functionality take precedence. Scanteak’s lifelong vision lies in furnishing home solutions to the hectic pace of executive living. And they believe that the colour and grains of teak, which exudes natural beauty, coupled with simple and uncluttered designs are a perfect mix for the executive’s home. Indeed, they are welcomed by many homes worldwide.
To date, they have opened more than 50 retail outlets and flagship stores in Germany, Singapore, Taiwan, Brunei, Japan and USA. In Taiwan, they’re currently the biggest furniture chain store retailer, with over 70 showrooms across the country. Wherever it may be, they wish to bring the warm, restful and inviting experience to their visitors. They wish to make their guests feel at home from the moment they first meet.
The Golden Box an un-private house designed by K2LD Architects in Singapore.
The ground level living space is a 26 m long and 6 m wide column free space with 3-sided full-height glass panels exposing the user within. It brings in the views from the outside, taking advantage of the abundant greenery in the surroundings.
Behind the glass wall is a row of bamboo chosen for screening. It acts as a foreground for the floating golden mesh and serves as a backdrop for the people sitting in the living space.
The main feature of the house is the varying porosity of golden mesh. This golden mesh acts as a light veil over the private glassed areas of the 2nd storey. During the night, the screen dissolves and unveils the events within the house when the house is lit. It is a contemporary house embracing the idea of an open concept living – unabashedly inviting passers-by envious glances to luxurious living.
Woodhaven is the first residential development in Singapore that features a unique mix of housing types - stylish condo units, SOHO-concept residences and spacious townhouse. Whether you are a couple, planning to start a family or thinking of housing your loved ones under one roof, Woodhaven is the ideal home for you. Offering a wide range of unit sizes, from one to four bedrooms, this one-of-a-kind condominium is designed to suit your changing needs. With more families discovering the comfort of living close together, Woodhaven is the perfect choice.
Located at Rosewood Drive along Woodlands Avenue 1, the development is a 10-15 minutes' walk to the Woodlands Regional Centre, Woodlands MRT station and the bus interchange. The popular Causeway Point, which offers more than 250 shops including a supermarket, cineplex and food courts, is also within walking distance. The regional library located in The Woodlands Civic Centre is also in this vibrant hub.
If you love the great outdoors, head down to the nearby Woodlands Waterfront. This is the latest leisure destination in the north that features a 1.5km long water promenade with expansive views of the Straits of Johor.
Visitors to Gardens by the Bay at Marina Bay can look forward to seeing 162,900 plants comprising more than 200 species and varieties planted on 18 Supertrees, when it opens in June 2012
Standing at between 25 and 50 metres tall, the man-made Supertrees are tough to miss when you pass through the Marina Bay. Starting off with a concrete core, each Supertree will have a canopy weighing about 20 to 85 tonnes.
This will be hoisted by a hydraulic-jack system, taking about three to four hours per tree. Steel frames are then added onto the sides. And for seven of the trees, solar panels will also be added to generate energy that will help power lighting at night. Panels with plants and flowers are then added to complete the picture.
Some of the plants planted on these Supertrees include bromeliads which originate from South America. Others like the tillandsias do not need soil to grow. The plants will come from more than 30 countries including Brazil, Panama, Ecuador and Costa Rica.
They have to be lightweight, they have to be maintainable and hardy, and a great amount of effort has gone into looking for plants that can actually be sustained on this living skin. Visitors can also enjoy the view from a 128-metre-long aerial walkway suspended 22 metres from the ground that will connect two of the Supertrees.
Hedges Park consists of 501 units covering a large land area of over 330,000 sqft. Pristinely housed in 10 blocks, Hedges Park offers a comfortable mix of 1, 2, 2+study, 3 & 4 bedroom apartments and penthouses.
Located in a calm and lush green area on an elevated ground from Flora Drive to Upper Changi Road, this gives rise to units with scenic views overlooking the beauty of the development's wide expanse and alluring landscape features.
Every unit is designed with the efficient use of space in mind, making floor plans for the home flow from one room to the next, maximizing the use of space. Layouts are efficient and functional with amply sized living and dining areas.
Verdana Villas are Cluster Houses located at Lorong Chuan (Serangoon Gardens) in District 19, Singapore.
Verdana Villas consists of 54 Premium Strata Semi-Detached Villas (5-Bedrooms) and 2 Exclusive Bungalow Villas (6-Bedrooms). Uber design finesse embraced in the most coveted and renowned brands.
Facilities Include: Private Basement Carpark, Private Lift and Private Swimming Pool, Sunken Bamboo Grove with Water Steam, Spacious Gynmasium and Steam Bath, Poolside Garden Deck on a sprawling ground exceeding 100,000 sq ft.
Well Sought After by the Rich and Famous, Verdana Villas is a True Embodiment of the High Living Society. There are a number of popular schools, eateries, recreational clubs anf the Central Expressway close-by.
BritishIndia is a holistic lifestyle brand with timeless appeal and it will be opening at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands soon. Guided by passion and creativity, BritishIndia embodies the grand romance of the Colonial era with simplicity, purity and integrity. The design philosophy behind the label is comfort, quality and effortless dressing.
Holistic living, timeless design, natural fabrics suited to the tropical climate and superior quality, are some of the core values of BritishIndia. BritishIndia has been successful in evoking nostalgic memories of a bygone era through the colonial décor of its easternised western designs.
BritishIndia is the brainchild of the brand’s founder, Pat Liew who is a veteran in the Malaysian retail industry. Fueled by daring passion and a foresight for fashion with a colonial flavour, she built a fashion empire with a dedicated team who shares her vision; backing it up with a high quality product with a sophisticated, elegant and timeless appeal.
In line with this continuous innovation, BritishIndia introduces a unique lifestyle concept store, from clothes to home furnishings, making it a new, one-stop shopping experience.
B1-81 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue
Right on the edge of the world-renowned shopping destination of Orchard Road, nature reveals a hidden paradise: The Orange Grove. A Collection of exquisite homes where elegant design is complimented by the finest craftsmanship. A harmonious union of luxury, prestige and natural beauty. The Orange Grove is an understated fusion of accessibility and exclusivity, this is freehold luxury living at its very finest.
The Orange Grove is designed to take full advantage of its natural surroundings. Sitting on elevated land, it raised luxury living to a whole new level quite literally. From this unrivalled vantage point, savour spectacular views of both the city skyline as well as the neighbouring lush greenery from each and every unit.
Within its grounds, Nature continues to assert her reign. Verdant foliage interspersed with soothing waterscapes draw you into a world of totaly harmony. Even the sculptures in the terraced gardens pay tribute to Nature, simulating a flock of birds taking flight, delightfully swirling throughout and above the landscape.
The Orange Grove is now ready for your immediate occupation.
Originals first opened in March 2003 in Gillman Village, Singapore. After many years sourcing furniture throughout Indonesia, Australian owner, Geri Murphy saw an opportunity to combine elements of these discoveries with the totally original pieces she discovered in the vast range of Indian carpentry styles.
The aim is to create a modern living environment that can translate to any country and lifestyle.
Originals is about individuality, a simple, clean, contemporary style seen in the mix of old and new teakwood furniture and the contrast of assorted materials of glass, stainless steel and iron.
At the heart of Originals Product Ranges is wood. With that comes their responsibility to think about the environment and the impact they have on it throughout our business process.
Their Ranges come from 3 main sources. Old recycled teak wood used in new Original furniture designs, domestic teak cabinets, utensils and wooden architectural elements, and Plantation teak from Indonesia.
The reclaimed wood they use comes from India and Indonesia. It is sourced from old buildings and houses that have been abandoned, ruined or destroyed for rebuilding. This keeps the wood recycling and alive.
Killiney 118, an upcoming boutique development, is located next to the heart of Singapore’s main shopping belt. This freehold development is situated in the prime residential enclave of District 9, next to Orchard Road and within walking distance to Somerset MRT.
Its appeal lies in its exceptional location; a home that is conveniently located at the edge of the town, yet tucked away from the bustling town within a stylish setting. Killiney 118 is a single block development encompassing 30 units and has a selection
of 1 to 2 bedrooms with spacious living space to reflect the contemporary lifestyle. Killiney 118 offers the perfect blend of exclusivity living alongside beautiful landscaping throughout the development.
Killiney 118 is developed by Amara Holdings. The first floor will be used for retail outlets. Residents to Killiney 118 will have recreational facilities consisting of the pool which would be located at the roof terrace. This will give pool users a beautiful panoramic view of the surroundings.
This development is most suited for young professional couples who like to be in the heart of the city or investors looking to get in to the Orchard Road or district 9 locality. Expected launch is 8 September, after the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival and with only 30 units available, it can be expected to sell out very quickly.
As they opened their first shop in 1984 in Madrid, Ka’s development has been most outstanding, specially since the beginning of their international spread in 1992. Nowadays they share their passion for decoration in 46 countries that makes them the world’s leader in the decoration franchises network.
That encourages them to keep on working on a real concept of integral decoration, aiming at bringing the best decoration styles to every home. And, 25 years later they are proud to be a first line reference for customers and professionals in the sector, who keep on trusting them their spaces in every part of the world. They have just opened a new store in Singapore at Harbourside Building; go check it out and be wowed!
2 Boon Leat Terrace #01-02, Harbourside Building 2
The Shophouse first opened its doors in its namesake - a shophouse on the East Coast in 1996. The business was built on quality teak furniture and exceptional customer service. They have also joined forces with Good Earth India and established their very own Interior Design Facility as well as a customised Furniture Design Unit to cater to their customers’ specific needs.
As of November 2010, they have re-located to 6 Rochester Park, with their second store due to open in Tanglin Mall next February. Their new retail spaces will continue to provide you with the personalised service and distinctive products that are synonymous with our name.
Luxury Living at The Shophouse - where they look forward to making you feel at home.
Esparina Residences offers a wide variety of units to answer your lifestyle needs. 2-bedroom and 2-bedroom plus study units for couples and young families, 3-bedroom compact, 3-bedroom and 4-bedrom units for families. There are also special units for extended families and penthouses for ultimate luxury living. Whichever unit you may select, be assured that you can luxuriate in all the space that you need and be surrounded by the finest finishes and fittings that will make your dream home cone true.
This luxury residential development also boasts not one, not two, but seven indulgent spas. From relaxing to invigorating to pure fun, discover spas that cater to everyone at every age, for every need.
Flamingo Valley was
Japanese architect Miyake
who envisioned a sanctuary of luxurious resort living, amidst a magical
rain forest. Within this sprawling 335,000sq freehold site, you can
expect to find treasures in every corner. From the 11-meter high sky
bridge and impressive 11 meter cascading waterfall to
exotic themed gardens, welcome to the new jewel of the east.
Towering 43 storeys high, Sky@eleven offers spectacular views. Residents will enjoy panoramic views of MacRitchie Reservoir, as well as the beautiful skylines of Orchard Road and the Central Business District. The distinctive Sky Terraces on the 22nd storey houses well-equipped gyms and private outdoor sanctuaries that offer magnificent views of the city-scape.
Delivering its promise of a quintessential luxury living experience, Sky@eleven offers a comprehensive range of condo facilities such as a 50m lap pool, a leisure pool with jacuzzi, a children's playground, outdoor barbecue and party facilities, and a unique circular-shaped club house.