H&D Hotlist #047: New design products, furniture and home accessories
Candlelit dinners, scented tea lights… candles are undoubtedly a key element of romance. For its Valentine’s Day collection, Diptyque brings candles together with another symbol of love: roses. The star of the limited-edition Roses Collection are the candles – for instance, Centifolia Rose, which captures the way this plush rose smells as it grows in the French Grasse region, and the Damascena Rose, which releases voluptuous notes of a rose born in Damascus. In a holder painted in shades of pink and purple, these candles look magnificent, too. Other items in the collection include drawer liners, a scented oval and a 30ml Eau Rose Eau de Toilette.
Find it Diptyque Takashimaya and Tangs Vivocity and Escentials Tangs and Paragon, or visit www.escentials.com.
The cushion covers you choose tell a lot about your personality. If you have a fascination for colours, textures and travel – just like Lynn Lee, the designer behind Girl With a Radio Mind – you will love these distinctive, bohemian-style handmade cushion covers that often feature jute, floral prints and colourful pom-poms. Using materials sourced locally and from her travels, Lynn’s cushions are inspired byculture. She also minimises wastage by using as much remnant material as possible, often turning them into smaller items like coin purses.
With multi-purpose furniture, it is easier to keep a small space organised. Local brand Aartical is one place to check out for some of such pieces. The Stork-R night table features both a pigeonhole for your books, as well as a drawer for essentials you would rather have hidden, like chargers and spectacles. Smaller living the Yvette poof; it comes with a wood tray that easily.
The Yvette poof retails for $390 and the Stork-R night table for $290. Find both at Star Living, www.starliving.com.sg.
Achieving the luxurious style of Italian home design is easier when you have made-in-Italy furniture. Here to offer a sophisticated and sensible range is Italian upholstery furniture makers Chateau d’Ax, which has opened a store in Palais Renaissance. X-Comfort is a deep and generous sofa on high metal legs, while the Eastway Chair is a slim seat with a strong iron structure. Creatives will love the Silhouette recliner, which is made up of corner, chaise longue and ottoman units that allow them to come up with endless configurations. You can even place each unit in different areas of the home!
The bathroom is filled with small yet important items such as hand towels, toothbrushes and soap. Not having a proper place for these results in an unsightly mess – not great for a relaxing bath! Have these essentials within reach, and in a stylish designated space, with Duravit’s Karree series. This range of accessories features soap dishes, toothbrush tumblers, and even a cosmetic mirror in chrome and glass. Sleek and simple, they are versatile and will look great in any bathroom.
If there’s one lamp worth collecting, this is it. The limited-edition Flos Toio lamp comes with an enamel steel base specially painted in a matte smoother original headlight. A cleat – like those you see on docks and boats – allows you to wrap the cord neatly when the lamp is adjusted to a lower height. The light intensity can also be adjusted, thanks to the integrated dimmer on the cable. Only 2,500 pieces have been produced worldwide, so place your order now.
Three Flos Toio Limited Edition lamps, accompanied with auspicious serial numbers, is available at Space Furniture, www.spacefurniture.com.sg.
The superhero craze has influenced even the interior design industry, bringing fun to homes. Designed by Constance Guisset for French pop- culture sculpture workshop Leblon Delienne, the Super Hanger is a set of three coat hanger-cum- decorative objects in the shape of a cape. It’s available in various colour combinations, with one subdued all-black cape that reminds us of a certain bat.