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!
New at Originals
Following its move to a new mega showroom at Bukit Batok, Originals has announced an expanded range. The Outdoor Collection – with fresh designs and cool colours – blends both gorgeous looks with durability. The all-weather collection is contemporary and will help to make your outdoor spaces comfortable, no matter the size. You can now also see the new collection of indoor and outdoor rugs from Armadillo&Co, designed in Australia and handmade by artisans in India. The products, available in more than 30 designs and colours, are handwoven and sustainably crafted using fair trade practices and natural fibres for added luxury and warmth. 1 Bukit Batok Street 22, #05-02/03. originals.com.sg
Atelier & Co has brought together its two businesses – The Wedding Atelier and The Floral Atelier – under one giant, delicious-smelling roof. The new global headquarters stretches over 7,000 square feet and has three main areas. In Curated Products, the brand will feature collections by local and global artisans, like the exclusively available Soohyang, a cult Korean fragrance brand. The Floral Atelier has collaborated with Asia’s Best Pastry Chef, Janice Wong, to create custom hand-painted flower bonbons in one-of-a-kind floral-inspired flavours. If you’re looking for flower inspiration, a glass-walled flower cellar known as The Crystal Cube showcases the amazing blooms. As well as being a design studio, you can also hire the space and use the showpiece bar, fully functional kitchen and catering facilities. Open now at Level 8, Delta House, 2 Alexandra Road.
Showing her work at Gnani Arts Gallery this October, Sandhya Wadhwani’s paintings incorporate nature but in an abstract impressionist style, using a knife to create “controlled splatter” on canvas. Sandhya graduated from Mumbai University and went on to study photography in the same city, at the JJ School of Arts and Fashion at Sophia College. She switched from porcelain painting to watercolours, but finally found her true calling in the medium of oil. She has held exhibitions in Malaysia, India, Dubai, Indonesia and Singapore. View her works at the gallery at #02-41 Tanglin Shopping Centre, from 19 to 21 October.
Modern Shanghai Scene
Another local brand has opened in the revitalised Raffles Hotel. Scene Shang, the much-loved contemporary furniture store on the East Coast, has added an additional showroom in the iconic hotel. Come here if you’re looking for Art Deco Shanghai with a modern twist, award-winning furniture designs, art collections, home fragrances and limited-edition collectibles – and don’t miss the new made-in-Singapore Yan sofa! Scene Shang Raffles Hotel also offers a monogramming service, so you can personalise furniture, homewares and gifts with names or well-wishes. 328 North Bridge Road, #02-09.
Under the hammer
Love Your Furniture Again!
“Have you ever walked into someone else’s home and realised you’ve both shopped at the same Swedish flat-pack store, and have some of the same things because you both needed furniture quickly?
It really doesn’t have to be this way. If you need to fill all (or a part of) your home with elegant furniture, art or accessories, and you want to be more sustainable, why don’t you pop along and see us at HotLotz? Not only is our saleroom team super friendly but we have opening hours to suit everyone, and a weekly “Interiors” timed auction on a Thursday night – some lots even have Buy Now prices (so you can have it straight away!).
You can view, bid and buy the items online at hotlotz.com or download our app. Or, why not do what the stylists do – come and view. Our saleroom is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 6pm, Thursday from 10am to 8pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
What’s on for October?
This month, we have our quarterly “Modern and Contemporary Art” online timed auction, featuring a great range of affordable, hand-curated regional and international art. The sale catalogue will be published on 10 October and close on 30 October. Top lots include this charcoal on paper by Dutch artist Johan Rudolf Bonnet (1895-1978) depicting a Balinese man. It stayed in the same family for two generations, and was originally given as alternative payment from the artist in exchange for some dental work!
MATTHEW ELTON is the founder of HotLotz Auction House, which holds curated auctions of hand-picked, eclectic items every week. Visit hotlotz.com for auction catalogues, download the app, or pop in for a visit at 120 Lower Delta Road, #01-15 The Cendex Centre.
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