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Tatler Homes Singapore

December 2020

Tatler Homes Singapore not only showcases the top homes in Singapore and the region, but also reviews the best international interior design trends, appliances and accessories.

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Tatler Asia Limited
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
a better tomorrow

The Greek Stoic philosopher Epictetus summed up our chief task in life as such: “to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choices I actually control”. Given this year’s remarkable circumstances, such ancient wisdom serves as a source of solace and a guiding principle in our everyday lives. There may be numerous things beyond our control, but we can decisively make our individual choices and actions count. This includes single-mindedly crafting a home conducive to our physical and mental wellbeing. A cosy interior doesn’t happen overnight, and is often a work in progress. Three local tastemakers relished the chance to decorate their abodes in stages, and share their favourite nooks and alcoves…

2 min.

DARREN GABRIEL LEOW Darren Gabriel Leow is a fashion and commercial photographer based in Singapore. His work celebrates a marriage of contrasts, in which saturated colours complement his signature post-production image treatments. He understands the power of effective visual communication and believes that a great photo should engage and transport the viewer to a realm of fantasy—it’s a belief he applies to all facets of his photography, from fashion and lifestyle to editorial and commercial. For this issue, he photographed the favourite alcoves of creatives; peruse these spaces from page 64. LUO JINGMEI Luo Jingmei is a freelance writer and editor who loves exploring inspiring spaces. After earning her Master of Architecture degree at the National University of Singapore, Jingmei was mentored at Ipli Architects, before a love of the written word inspired…

4 min.
editor’s picks

SOFT LANDING Danish brand Linie Design produces high-quality pieces that are crafted by master artisans in India, and feature a wide array of colours and patterns. Hand-tufted with pure new Indian wool—known to be one of the world’s strongest yarns—the brand’s Arguto rug promises to be a stylish investment. What’s more, its bold, colourful geometric pattern will complement any modern home. Available at P5 Studio; p5studio.com.sg AHEAD OF THE CURVE Architect Dara Huang often designs custom furniture for clients in the course of her work. So it comes as no surprise when the founder of Design Haus Liberty recently announced her eponymous furniture line, Dara Huang. The collection is loosely inspired by the natural surroundings of London’s Greenwich Peninsula district; it is being shown in a penthouse that Huang designed in No. 5…

1 min.
show and tell

OKAMURA The Japanese office furniture brand has opened a showroom in the heart of the city centre, incorporating a striking two-storey showcase. Designed in the style of a vending machine, the glass display integrates a lift that transports the desired chair from the shelves to the first floor for customers to try it for themselves. Other machines also dispense souvenirs that visitors can bring home. Okamura is located at 137 Cecil Street, #01-01/04 Hengda Building; okamura.com.sg STRANGE & DERANGED The home decor retailer recently moved its flagship store to Paragon, after six years at Palais Renaissance. Founded by interior designer Alex Tan and co-founder Cindy Tang, the 1,259sqft boutique offers an eclectic and inspiring array of decorative items and homeware handmade by artisans from around the world. Not quite sure how your purchases…

2 min.
ode to nature

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020, homegrown firm LTW Designworks has grown exponentially from its humble beginnings, when founder Lim Hong Lian worked from his home office in its early years. Presently, the firm is staffed with over 100 employees with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Milan and Singapore. EDRA SHERAZADE DAYBED from Space Furniture Combining form and function, this daybed by Francesco Binfare features Gellyfoam, a patented foam material created by Italian brand Edra that provides both style and comfort. It also features synthetic wadding and triangular cushions for optimal back support. “I like how it features Asian influences, designed in a style that’s modern and contemporary,” says Lim. POLIFORM IPANEMA ARMCHAIR from Space Furniture “The sturdiness and spaciousness of this chair would fit well in any living or study area,” says Lim. The work of…

1 min.
clear cut

With a history spanning over three decades, Synergraphic Design has carved a niche as a purveyor of premium glass products. Founded by Florence Ng in 1986, the firm has proved as adept serving the decor needs of discerning homeowners as it has fashioning glass sculptures for public buildings in Asia, such as the Partners Monument at Taipei 101 in Taiwan and Brunei’s Crystal Pyramid. Now, the studio has launched a new interior decoration and furnishings arm, ArteGlas; its product range includes decorative screens, tableware and ornamental items such as candle holders, vases, mirrors and lighting fixtures. A special Christmas collection named Yuletide Charms also makes its debut in time for the holiday season, with a selection of festive glass ornaments. Bespoke options are available to homeowners seeking unique, customised pieces. HEART OF…