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Shopping news: The best buys at our favourite home and furniture stores in Singapore

Rock On

Singapore-based vintage furniture store The Rocking Chair up-cycles locally sourced items and one-of-a-kind vintage pieces found in the UK and Denmark, like this old-school cane rocking chair. From matte-black industrial fans with coloured blades to antique Singer sewing machines and a three-seater sofa with black cigar frame – all modified and refurbished in-house – vintage has never looked so hip.


Easy Sittings  

Gallery 278’s latest range of dining chairs made of organic raw solid wood encapsulates clean and timeless designs. The M Chair’s simple linear look is created with different slat sizes, while the Web Chair has artistic spider-web detailing. Both have a slightly slanted back for added comfort.


Connecting with Nature

Why should the island lifestyle be reserved for beach getaways? Natural Living’s latest arrivals will transform your home into a tranquil resort. To celebrate the launch of their new indoor and outdoor lounge collection, they are offering an additional 10-percent discount on top of their current 20-percent discount!


Rug Art

Instead of artwork or a statement sofa, let a rug be the standout piece in your room. Of course, no ordinary rug will do; The Rugmaker will customise a unique piece of art to be laid on your floor. The new showroom at Lower Delta Road is currently showcasing their first rug collection, titled Into The Rabbit Hole. (The Vortex rug is pictured here.) Quote Expat Living for a 20-percent discount on any customised rug with a minimum spend of $1,000 from now till 31 October.


Lux Lights  

Taylor B’s huge showroom now has one-of-a-kind lighting from iconic American designer, Ralph Lauren. The collection has a chic nautical theme, boasting plenty of brass, polished nickel and rich mahogany, and shapes that evoke lighthouses, buoys and surveyors’ tripods. Get your home shipshape with one of these classic designs. Call 8469 7705  or 9420 4000. Lighting & Rug Centre, 27 West Coast Highway (Level 2) ‘Westway Building’ (Across from Haw Par Villa MRT).


Soaking Good Time

Bath-time will be the highlight of your day in an Amalfi freestanding bath by Victoria + Albert Baths. The renowned British brand, which makes its range of ultra-modern baths and basins from natural volcanic limestone and high quality resin for a sleek and resilient exterior, is now available to buy across Asia. Each item comes with a 25-year guarantee.


Jerry Lamps

Is that a jerry can or a lamp? The KŌH Lamp, developed by Hong Kong-based home living product company KŌH Concepts, is both. Lighter than a school textbook, this creative lamp can be set up in just three steps and comes in eight different colours. When lit, it exudes a warm glow reminiscent of a campfire.


And the Award Goes to…

At the recent International Property Awards 2013 Asia Pacific regional competition, Design Intervention received five stars – the highest honour – in the category of Interior Design (private residence – Singapore), edging out several strong contenders within the highly competitive arena. Congratulations!