Furniture, art, carpets, cutlery and lamps, plus where to live short term, the best cleaners, and everything else you could possibly need for loving your Singapore home can be found on our site and in our mag. Here’s what’s new, including new shops, new product ranges and services. We’ll be updating this on a monthly basis, so make sure you check in regularly!
After eight years at the Gillman Barracks and eight years in the Sime Darby Centre, Originals has reopened in a huge, open and bright warehouse space in Butok Batok. While showcasing countless furniture brands across 14,000 square feet, the store retains the charm and warmth it’s become known for. So, pop in and see the team – they’d love to show you around!
1 Bukit Batok Street 22, #05-02/03.
Need a new mattress?
If you haven’t already heard, Willow Mattress now stocks its certified 100 percent natural latex mattresses in (drum roll, please) over 12 different sizes! These include European, Singaporean, Australian, US, UK and now Ikea sizes, while the Texas King size is coming soon. That’s the widest range of sizes for this type of mattress in Singapore. You can also pick up half-and-half and custom sizes. Willow Mattress offers adjustable comfort settings so you can change how your mattress feels in your own home – plus, there’s also a 100 Day Trial period in the unlikely event you can’t get that “just right” feeling. Willow Mattress is a pop-up shop within Emperor’s Attic.
#01-10 Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road.
Managing your photos?
Do you struggle to manage your ever-increasing number of digital photos or get confused about how to use the Apple Photos app? Worry no more. Tekkie Help is running various hands-on workshops to help. The focus is on how you can manage, edit and consolidate your photos or use them to create keepsakes, and, most importantly, how to create a backup strategy so you never lose those precious memories!
The hands-on courses are 90-minutes long and are aimed at various levels, from basic to advanced. Each is $150, with a discount for bookings of two or more courses.
For dates and more details, visit tekkiehelp.com/it-training or contact the team at 8113 8682.
Where kids and pets are welcome!
If trawling the property market for a condo that suits your whole family is exhausting, have you considered a serviced apartment? At Fraser Suites Singapore and Fraser Place Robertson Walk, your children and furry friends alike are more than welcome. Plus, if you stay for six nights or more, you get to choose a $50 hamper for kids or pets (terms and conditions apply).
To book, visit frasershospitality.com/en/our-properties/singapore and quote “EL2019”.
A cut above
Introducing Oceania, a dazzling ensemble of ten new outdoor fabrics from JANUS et Cie, inspired by the world as seen from above. With an array of richly ornate patterns, soft bouclé weaves and sophisticated stripes, these fabrics are as distinctive as they are durable – designed and tested to withstand the busiest of settings from restaurants to hotel pools, offices to active homes. They harmonise brilliantly with the brand’s comprehensive collection of dining and lounge furniture that’s engineered and luxuriously designed to bring comfort and style to all spaces, indoors or out.
Visit the store at 11 Beach Road or go to janusetcie.com.
Call in the A-Team
Here’s an exclusive offer for EL readers. A-Team Amahs & Cleaners is offering a $120 discount off its agency fees for part-time maid and nanny services. Call 6100 6122 or go to a-team.com.sg for more information.
Personalised to perfection
Naturalis Historia has recently opened its factory doors to the production of custom-made furniture, made and finished to your needs. Be it your own design, a picture of that beautiful piece from your grandparents’ house or an idea sitting at the back of your mind, the company can help. They’ll adapt even the tiniest of details – from your choice of brass fittings to the technical hardware that goes inside; plus, all pieces can be finished in a host of styles, from staining to colour washing and blocking. This service applies to any existing Naturalis Historia piece you may have too!
Visit the showroom at 48 Hillview Terrace, #07-02 or call 6909 3464.
Under the Hammer: Moving, downsizing or decluttering?
MATTHEW ELTON is the founder of HotLotz Auction House, which holds curated auctions of hand-picked, eclectic items every week.
“Moving home is always stressful, especially when you’re trying to shift years and years worth of treasures. If you’re preparing to leave, downsizing or just need some more room, we understand how hard it can be to part with possessions that you’re emotionally connected with. But sometimes you just can’t take everything with you. At HotLotz, we can help you sort and select the pieces you would like to sell via auction, then arrange the whole sale process. You don’t have to deal with endless enquires or people wasting your time.”
“This month, we are thrilled to be hosting a whole ‘Home Contents’ sale. Paddy and Rob are heading for pastures new, and the eclectic pieces they have collected over 20 years together are up for auction. Their Everton Road shophouse is an absolute treasure trove! You can even pop along to the house and view the pieces that are for sale.”
Visit hotlotz.com for auction catalogues, download the app, or pop in for a visit at 120 Lower Delta Road, #01-15.
Suck It Up!
Dyson recently launched a couple of new products in its already diversified range. This time, it’s offering to light up your personal space with the Lightcycle task light, which adapts to the time of the day to reduce eye strain. Feeling hot and sweaty? The Pure Cool Me personal fan will keep the heat at bay and purify the air around you. It’s great for when you don’t want to run your expensive air-con all night or if you’re sensitive to dust and allergens.
For more info, visit dyson.com.sg.
Smarten Up Your Home
Funan Mall has opened, and a host of tech-forward brands have unveiled their flagship stores. Among them is Courts, which is celebrating its first IoT (Internet of Things) store, with over 12,000 square feet of smart home, AI, voice control and tech products! So, if you want to see how a home of the next century might work, pop into this store. You’ll be able to get your hands on the latest range of Pixel smartphones and smart speakers using Google Assistant as well as the newly launched Nest Hub. How about a robot butler? Come and meet GT Assiststar, GT Robot Technology’s robot assistant, and try out a range of smart robotic toys.
#03-01 Funan Mall, 107 North Bridge Road
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