Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015
Home & Garden
 
From the outside, it is hard to tell that the 15-storey Tan Boon Liat Building in Outram Road is actually a hot spot with local furniture hunters.
Striding into the hotel lobby in an immaculate navy suit, celebrity designer Laurence Llewellyn- Bowen, 50, looks every bit like the imposing judge he is on interior design competition The Apartment, which airs in Singapore on Star World (StarHub TV Channel 501, Singtel TV Channel 301).
The next time you are in a department store, hotel or dentist's office, take a moment to pull yourself away from the barrage of visual advertisements and background music to take a whiff of the air around you.
Having been at difficult crossroads many times, Edwin Low, founder of lifestyle store Supermama, will tell you that timing is everything. There was that time when he opened his door as Japanese craftsmen walked by his Queen Street store, leading to a collaboration that threw a lifeline to his two-year-old shop, which had been doing lacklustre business.
A t 290m tall, the Tanjong Pagar Centre will have the tallest building in Singapore when it is completed in the middle of next year.
For space-starved folks craving a patch of greenery in their homes or offices and do not want to pick up a hoe, a terrarium is a perfect solution.
In food supplier Connie Sim's house in Katong, it is impossible to turn a corner without bumping up against Hello Kitty merchandise.
With the second Singapore Design Week in full swing, this weekend's calendar is overflowing with well-curated shows dedicated to all things design.