SLEEP BY MARINA BAY - AT HOME
If you ever wished you could take home your comfy hotel bed after a relaxing staycation, check out the new range of mattresses by bedding specialist Simmons.
The American brand, which is used by many hotels around the bay such as Marina Bay Sands and The Fullerton Bay Hotel, has launched its Beautyrest Marina Bay Series for home owners. There are two models - the Marina Bay Signature and the Marina Bay Suite - and in single, super single, queen and king sizes.
Both models have the Simmons Original Pocketed Coil, where each coil is individually encased in tear- resistant, non-allergenic pockets. This minimises disturbances to a sleeping partner when the other person moves.
The queen- and king-sized versions of both models are now on offer. Prices range from $3,800 to $4,708. Where: Simmons authorised dealers, department stores and all Simmons Gallery and Simmons Studio branches such as at 02-25 Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road, tel: 6385-3966; and 01-24 Thomson Plaza, 301 Upper Thomson Road, tel: 6266-6282
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REFRESHED LOOK FOR KAPOK
Following a quick renovation this month, design store kapok, at the National Design Centre in Middle Road, has reopened with a new look.
The snazzy new interior features pale wood shelves and round display stands with slats painted in kapok's signature hunter green shade. The store also looks brighter and more spacious.
Hong Kong-based studio AaaM, which is short for Architecture as a Medium, was behind the four- year-old store's revamp.
Along with a new space, kapok has also introduced new pieces from ready-to-wear brand A.P.C. and watch label Cluse.
Also, check out new furniture label Reddie, founded by Hong Kong-based furniture designer Caroline Olah, at the store. Kapok carries one of Reddie's signature pieces, the Suzy ($449), a solid teak wood side table with a powder-coated frame that doubles as a mobile laptop workstation.
The store will host a Picnic Garden Party on July 8 to celebrate the revamp. There will be two workshops ($85 a participant) - a moss terrarium-making class and a resin-painting class - that are open to the public. Where: kapok, 01-05 National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, tel: 6339-7987 Info: Go to www.facebook.com/KapokSG
ACTUS HAUSE'S NEW HOMEWARE
Actus hause, the Singapore offshoot of famed Japanese furniture and lifestyle label Actus, has launched a homeware collection you can take outdoors.
Called Summer's Alfresco Series, it includes tote bags (from $38), butter knives ($33 each), a lantern ($123) and a fruit bowl ($183). The minimally designed products are done in muted colours and have wood hues.
The two-month-old Actus hause is a collaboration between Actus and home-grown retailer atomi, which carries homeware, clothing, accessories and furniture only from Japan.
Products from Actus hause, which has its own standalone boutique next to atomi's furniture and lifestyle stores in Mandarin Gallery, exude a Japanese minimalist vibe, though its products are from around the world. Where: Actus hause, 04-28 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, tel: 6887-4138
CVL LUMINAIRES' SINGAPORE DEBUT
Contemporary French lighting manufacturer CVL Luminaires has brought its quirky pieces here.
Sold at multi-label lifestyle boutique Vanilla Home in Club Street, the fixtures often look like light sculptures.
Take, for example, the 1950s- styled Saturne collection of pendant lamps. Each glowing orb is surrounded by a brass ring. Put together in a series, the collection mimics a constellation.
Prices range from $555 for a wall lamp to $3,655 for a floor lamp. All the lamps are made in the company's factory in Angers, France. Where: Vanilla Home, 63 Club Street, tel: 6324-6206
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