Weaving DreamsNew lifestyle concept store Dreamweave & Other Stories stocks three distinctive brands: Sika-Design, Tine K Home and Campomaggi, carefully selected for their design, craftsmanship and quality. Products include hand-painted Moroccan vases, large silver lanterns, scented candles and handmade Tuscan leather bags. 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-34 Millenia Walk.
Linidea is more than just a furniture store; it works with Mitra Bali, a Fair Trade Organisation member, to help small craft producers find a footing in the world of handicrafts. Linidea showcases products made by hundreds of home-based artisans living in remote areas of Bali, who are unfortunately excluded from the booming tourism economy in Bali due to their geographical disadvantage. Look out for Linidea at the Christmas Fair at Raffles Town Club on 5 and 6 December. 81 Ubi Ave 4, #02-16 UB. One.
Home store Luxodec provides high-quality, luxurious items that will beautify your home without breaking the bank. Products include handmade glassware, tableware, vases, cushions, Egyptian cotton bathroom linen and bathroom accessories, many of which are used in five-star resorts. You can’t miss the bold, regal purple storefront. 68 Orchard Road, #05-10 Plaza Singapura.
At Treasures of the Raj, you will find all things Raj, spanning the British, Portuguese, Dutch and French colonial period in the Indian subcontinent. Each piece of furniture, including the solid rosewood table with ivory inlay, circa 1890, shown here, was handcrafted by passionate craftsmen over a century ago and has been painstaking restored to both reveal and protect its unique character. What’s more, after three years they will buy back any piece of furniture from you at the price you paid. 19 Tanglin Road, #02-30 Tanglin Shopping Centre. Call 9173 5041.
IKEA has a new range designed specially for children aged eight to 12 years; these are the tween-age years when they gain more independence. With the quirky disco ball with LED lighting, lipstick cushion and tween-sized functional beds, they can transform their bedrooms to suit their developing personalities.