Design news: Christmas market by Dream and Bloesem Blogs

The Uno lounge chair (above).
The Uno lounge chair (above). PHOTO: CMYK LIFESTYLE
The Uno lounge chair (above).
F12berlinetta. PHOTO: FERRARI S.P.A

Christmas market by Dream and Bloesem Blogs

Furniture store Dream teams up with interior design and craft site Bloesem Blogs for a festive Christmas market next Friday and Saturday.

Taking part are more than 20 lifestyle stores such as Cat Socrates, The Beauty Candy and Cuckoo Little Lifestyle Store; as well as cafes such as The Refinery and craft beer store The Great Beer Experiment.

There will be live music performances and complimentary food and drinks on Friday, while stocks last.


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Also, pick up furniture from Dream at marked-down prices.

Selected designer pieces from various brands such as Cappellini and De La Espada will be going for up to 70 per cent off.

Where: Dream, 456 River Valley Road

When: Dec 4, 4 to 9pm, and Dec 5, 11am to 7pm


New in-house label at CMYK Lifestyle

Outdoor furniture specialist CMYK Lifestyle has launched its own line of furniture.

The company, which carries American label Lebello and Spanish brand Lobster's Day, among others, now designs its own pieces.

The first collection has four designs: two sofa sets, a lounge set and a dining set. Prices range from $1,411 for the Uno lounge set, which has two chairs, to $4,269 for the Errisa sofa set, which has a three-seater sofa, two single chairs and a coffee table.

Where: 09-15 Woodlands 11 Building, 11 Woodlands Close; open: noon to 6pm (Saturday). For other days, call 6410-9678 to make an appointment or e-mail info@cmyklifestyle.com



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King Living In Singapore

Award-winning Australian brand King Living made its official debut here earlier this month.

The 38-year-old brand is well-known for its range of modular sofas, chairs, beds, dining and outdoor furniture, as well as incorporating technology and innovation into its designs.

It has patented technologies such as the Postureflex Seating System, which is similar to that found in luxury European cars; and the TouchGlide Technology, which has a feature that allows favourite positions to be memorised.

Recently, the company released King Cove, a modular sofa suitable for outdoor spaces here. The seat and back cushions and frames can be adjusted, removed and rearranged. It also comes with a waterproof fabric and can withstand high temperatures.

Prices start at $6,764 for two seats, two side timber shelves and a square table.

Where: King Living Singapore, 01-00 Hong Aik Building, 22 Kallang Avenue, tel: 6805-4198


Celebrate design at National Design Centre

The National Design Centre's calendar is chock-full with events for the end of the year.

First, check out Keepers Playtime, a six-week pop-up featuring workshops, installations and exhibitions. There are also artisans-in-residence so visitors can chat with designers and watch them as they work.

Shopaholics can browse at the Keepers store, which will stock brands such as jewellery label One.61 and candle label A Dose Of Something Good. The event is open until Jan 10.

Petrolheads will love the Icons Of Ferrari: A Celebration Of Design exhibition from Tuesday to Thursday, where four exclusive Ferrari models will be on show - a LaFerrari, an F40, a 599 GTO and a F12berlinetta.

As a tribute to SG50, the F12berlinetta is decked out in a metallic shade called Rosso Singapore.

Return for The Scent Market on Dec 5, where participants can sniff out a variety of scents. There will also be demonstrations and workshops, where you can learn to create aromatherapy body scrubs and scents.

Where: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road

When: Various times

Info: Go to www.designsingapore.org



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Naiise Christmas pop-up store

Start your Christmas shopping early at lifestyle retailer Naiise's pop-up store at a Telok Ayer shophouse.

Located on the second level, the items on sale include Christmas decor, beauty gift sets, kitchenware, homeware and food.

The 3,400 sq ft store also has a pop-up cafe, featuring different establishments from Tuesday that will change weekly. They include dessert stores InTheBrickYard and Bakes & Crafts.

Aside from shopping, Naiise has curated a list of activities for visitors.

For example, tour the historic neighbourhood by joining a walking tour by ArchiWalks, an architecture-focused tour organiser. The tour runs on three dates: today, Dec 5 and 12.

Before you leave the store, tag The Wishing Christmas Tree with a wish and Naiise will grant one of the wishes when the store closes on Dec 24.

You can grant a stranger's wish too.

Where: 167/169 Telok Ayer Street, Level 2

When: Till Dec 24, 11am to 7pm (Monday to Saturday)

Info: Go to www.naiise.com/pages/a-secret-christmas for more information and details on how to register for the walking tour

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 28, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - NZNEWS28'. Print Edition | Subscribe