H&D Hotlist #056: New design products, furniture and home accessories
French pop sculpture specialist Leblon Delienne has collaborated with Dutch designer Marcel Wanders to marry the iconic Mickey Mouse fi gurine with a unique cheese tray in their whimsical interpretation of a fun and quirky piece of kitchenware! Available with white or chrome details, the Leblon Delienne X Marcel Wanders cheese tray is fabricated with Limoges porcelain by J. L Coquet.
Fancy stepping into a service centre that feels like a home? Bosch recently unveiled Singapore’s fi rst experiential home-inspired customer care centre. Named Unser Haus, which means “our house” in German, the 1,350 sq ft space has been designed to look like a cosy modern-day contemporary home, where customers can relax while waiting for their appliances to be repaired. Small appliances such as vacuum cleaners can be repaired within the hour, and customers can even oversee repair works being done in a glass room.
Unser Haus at #04-02 Bosch Building, 11 Bishan Street 21.
Enjoy spring views in your home with Kasai Carta Sakura, a wood-inspired Italian tile that boasts beautiful sakura fl ower motifs! The collection pays homage to kasai, which means fi re in Japanese, reminding one of the traditional Japanese artisanal technique of fi ring wood to protect its natural beauty.
Nespresso is doing its part to reduce the impact on the environment with its One Pod At A Time sustainability campaign. Through this, it has established a strong recycling culture encouraging coffee drinkers to return and recycle used Nespresso capsules. In partnership with local urban vertical farm Sky Greens, Nespresso sends coffee grounds from these recycled capsules for use as part of a nutrient mix in growing organic produce. So, the next time you enjoy a cup of Nespresso coffee, remember to send the capsules in for recycling, too!
Nespresso coffee drinkers can recycle their used capsules at all Nespresso Recycling Points, such as Nespresso boutiques, in Singapore.
Poke fun at your guests with kitchen towels that say “your turn to clean up” or other quotes, in American brand Blue Q’s range of quirky items from oven mitts, tote bags and purses to socks. They are great as gifts too. You’ll find something for everyone: home-proud cooks, pet lovers or that one friend who seems to have everything!
Blue Q’s coin purses, tea towels and bags retail at $8, $25 and $35 respectively at www.twoburds.com.
Cleaning up is a cinch with this new appliance that allows you to vacuum and mop at the same time. Philips latest cordless stick vacuum cleaner Speedpro Max Aqua has a 360-degree suction nozzle, as well as a vacuum and mop system. An Aquaboost pedal allows water to be released so you can mop up any stains on the fl oor, while the machine’s advanced fi ltration system ensures dust and allergens are eliminated.
Philips Speedpro Max Aqua is priced at $799 and available at leading electronic stores.