New homewares store Ginko Collection is an East Coast sanctuary for anyone shopping for home décor, offering everything from great gifts in the form of candles and glassware, to throws, cushions and plenty more. The collection is the brainchild of friends and business partners Vasilija Zdunic and Rameela Naakka. Drawing on their own retail experience and knowledge of Singapore’s fair industry, their concept store pulls in a range of vendors all under one roof.
Vasilija, originally from Croatia, has lived in Singapore since 2015 and has “absolutely fallen in love with it ever since”. Rameela, Singaporean, moved back after ten years abroad. Both their original businesses – Rameela’s childrenswear line Appletree and Vasilija’s apparel collection Absolutely Fabulous by Vas – are now retailed in the concept store they launched in Autumn 2021.
Ginko Collection was set up as a concept store for homewares in Singapore to suit both Western and Eastern tastes, from homewares to fashion. “We wanted to give ourselves and the great vendor friends we have made during our years in business a place to retail their products and receive exposure,” explains Vasilija. “The shop was a nice way to bring together brands we like and to have them in one place to showcase products.”
Whether you’re hunting for home décor or gorgeous fashion pieces, the Katong Point Mall boutique is the place to head to. “Our aim is to bring everyone much-needed access to quality home décor, particularly given the change to everyone spending much more time at home for the foreseeable future.”
Ideas for home décor: eight great homewares gifts
To Be Calm candles, perfect for the Christmas gifting season!
Hand-painted colourful glassware, one of Ginko’s most popular items in the concept store; a set of two is $98.
Colourful plates and bowls made in melamine, a great hardy material for kitchen homewares; from $20 to $80.
The store houses a great collection of cushions in a wide variety of colours and styles, made from cotton linen mixes and also velvet; prices start at $24, and include fillers.
This striking flower tableware is also made from melamine, and is great for use both indoors or at a barbecue; pizza plate, $80; serving ladles, $20; and cheese knives, $12.
This elegant gold rimmed glassware starts from $24.
These one-of-a-kind owl wine stoppers are quirky pieces with a little twist of elegance; from $10.
Ginko Collection has a huge range of Christmas glasses including this Santa piece; $68 for a pair, and the large red wine glasses in the background, $38 a piece.
More vendors you’ll find at Ginko Collection
Abfab – Italian Clothing
Made By Jules Jewellery – Jewellery
Alentasia – Portuguese wines, tinned fish, soaps and port
The Greek Kouzina – olives, olive oils, honey, tapenade, balsamic and jams
The Lampshade House
The House of Lili – bone inlay trays, photo frames and tealights
The Cat’s Meow – napkins and masks
Samantha Redfern Fine Art
To Be Calm – candles
C S Art
Level 2, Katong Point Mall
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