Spending in a pandemic
IN another life, businessman and investor Benjamin Goh's calendar was much like that of his fellow globetrotters - jetting around Asia once a month for work, and at least four times a year to Europe and beyond for both work and play. His passions are food, wine, culture, watches, cars - and his...
AS an interior designer, Cherin Tan, creative director at LAANK, is tasked with turning her clients' carefully drawn plans into reality.
Pandemic skin and hair solutions
CAN Covid-19 make your hair fall out? Can wearing a mask give you acne?
IF Stacy Chai and Dennis Lim had their way, they would be living in a conservation home, perhaps one of the black and white bungalows built by the British, or a Peranakan shophouse.
DENNIS CHEOK, creative director of design firm Upstairs_, is a big fan of vintage modern furniture. “Each piece tells a story of its time and evolution, and represents it in a tangible and recognizable physical form,” he says.
Keeping A Distance
Designers around the world show creative ways of social distancing in public areas.
IT’S AN UNDERSTATEMENT to say that 2020 has been a tough year for businesses, big and small. But in every crisis there is opportunity, and as the pandemic throws up new challenges, it also brings with it a different set of needs.
When you have clients who love entertaining at home, it is all too easy to throw wow factors into the design, creating an ostentatious home that visitors will remember for time to come.
Most gins come clear, but not Brass Lion Distillery’s Butterfly Pea Gin, which makes it a standout looks wise. The infusion of the familiar butterfly pea flower, also used to make kueh salat, gives this gin its lilac hue.
Party for Your Party
IT'S POLLING DAY. Battle lines have been drawn and political parties formed. No, we're not talking about the hustings, but parties of a different kind – the ones where food and a certain amount of alcohol are involved.
POLYTECHNIC LECTURER KERRIE Koh and architect Goy Zhenru have been friends for more than 20 years, so it was only natural that Ms Koh turned to her long-time pal to design her two-bedroom apartment at Telok Blangah.
Designs For A Better Life
Galven Lee and Suanne Chan who volunteer with HealthServe, designed a chatbot that provides accurate and timely information, such as Covid-19 situation updates, medical and emotional resources to migrant workers in an easy to understand manner.
WHEN AESTHETIC CLINICS were finally allowed to resume all services from June 19, aesthetic doctors Angela Hwee of The DRx Clinic and Gabriel Wong at SL Aesthetic Clinic were inundated with calls from clients wanting to resume their botox and injectable treatments.
Space: Lounging Safely
WHILE THERE WAS a massive queue at Ikea when the store reopened on June 19, it was a quieter affair for luxury furniture retailers. You may even find yourself the lone shopper, with the full attention of the sales personnel, who after weeks of not meeting customers face to face, are eager to...
Get Personal and Creative
Homegrown tea company, A.muse Projects, recently launched a bespoke blend service for customers.
Designer Home Office
EVEN BEFORE WORKING from home became the new normal, architect William Ng, founder of Studio Wills + Architects was already doing so. In fact, he had designed his three bedroom apartment at Serangoon Central specifically to accommodate both personal living and work.
THE PAST FEW months of the coronavirus pandemic have sent both big and small businesses into a tailspin, with many closing down even as others scramble to stay one step ahead of the economic Grim Reaper.
Bjorn Lee, CEO of MindFi.co
TEN YEARS AGO, when he suddenly experienced chest pains at the young age of 29, entrepreneur Bjorn Lee thought that he was having a heart attack.
Jazz Up The Home Work Space
IF A PAIN in your neck tells you it’s time to stop typing from your couch, then maybe you should look at creating a proper workspace now that working from home has become the new normal, at least for some time yet.
Best Face Forward
WORKING FROM HOME, and not being able to get a facial because it’s not allowed doesn’t mean you should stop caring for your face.
HUNCHING OVER the computer for long hours is bound to leave the body with sores and aches. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, stimulating acupoints is said to relieve blockages and balance out yin and yang energy.
The Staying Power of Bespoke Design
IN THESE CHALLENGING times, a long-term relationship is everything in business. Local designers and artisans are staying afloat – or even thriving – through new commissions by loyal customers who want to help them weather the storm.
Suzy Annetta, Editor-in-chief, Design Anthology
GROWING UP IN a single parent household, Suzy Annetta and her mother moved from one rental home to another. The pair would visit showhouses on the weekends, dreaming of what they would buy if they won the lottery.