H&D Hotlist #069: New design products, furniture and home accessories
We all know that scent is the most evocative of the senses. The limited-edition Paris en Fleur candle by Diptyque quite literally puts romance in the air this Valentine’s Day – its fresh rose chypre scent with patchouli brings to mind a romantic evening stroll on a Parisian summer night.
The Paris en Fleur scented candle retails from $57 at Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Robinsons The Heeren, escentials Paragon, escentials TANGS at Tang Plaza, and www.escentials.com.
Keep all the nutritional value of your fruits and foods for longer, when you blend them with Philips latest High Speed Vacuum Blender. With its Stay Fresh Vacuum Technology, the appliance has a powerful pump with an air-sealed system that keeps air out to reduce the amount of bubbles, foam and separation during the vacuuming process. This helps keep fruit smoothie freshness for longer and preserves three times the amount of vitamin C.
Philips High Speed Vacuum Blender retails for $599 and is available at Philips e-shop and authorised retailers.
Paint your home, while protecting endangered species all around the world. You can do that by using Tikkurila’s new Endangered Colours collection, which offers nine colour options that each represent an endangered species, such as the giant panda, Siamese fighting fish, Siberian tiger and snowy owl. With every product sold, one euro is donated to protect these animals. Tikkurila products are designed to be environmentally friendly too, with low-emission paints, packaged in recycled plastic containers.
Style meets substance with the Kohler Parallel Collection, featuring a series of geometric faucets that play with both rounded edges and straight lines to create a contemporary profile. It’s not all just looks, either – the collection includes Kohler’s 30mm highperformance patented ceramic valve cartridge, which increases flow rate by 30%, and an internal waterway that insulates the hot water, so you don’t have to worry about scalding yourself.
The Parallel Collection retails from $649 and is available at authorised Kohler retailers.