H&D Hotlist #071: New design products, furniture and home accessories
At a time when homeowners are jumping on the trend of sustainable consumerism, and in a marketplace filled with products claiming to be eco-friendly, it is heartening to see a company like Soma standing out from the marketing hyperbole to offer products that are genuinely made from environmentally-friendly materials and backed by a vision to reduce pollution.
With the overwhelming success of its launch in 2014 as a Kickstarter project by environmentalist-slash-entrepreneur Tal Chitayat, Soma has become an established company offering an all-round green solution to creating clean drinking water while eliminating the need for single-use plastics. Soma’s water filters (used in the pitcher and glass carafe) use activated carbon made from coconut husks housed in a plant-based casing.
They do a decent job of removing chlorine, copper, mercury, zinc and improving the taste of their tap water while also being bio-degradable and made from renewable resources. Proceeds from sales go towards an initiative to bring safe drinking water to over 663 million people without access to it.
Prices range from $36.90 for a ceramic mug to $69.90 for a glass carafe. Filter refills from $29.95. To buy, visit https://soma.com.sg.
Furnishing your home is no easy feat, and if you’re after a fuss-free process with accessible prices, you’re in luck. SP Homes’ one-stop home furniture showroom is worth a visit, with a slew of living room, bedroom and kitchen set-ups that let you envision your future abode.
Not just a specialist in customised home furniture, it also offers design consultation, site measurement services and 3D renderings, sans the need for extra charges or design fees. There’s also an array of materials to choose from, including laminate designs to door handles, upholstery of headboards and countertop options.
Room dividers are a quick and efficient way to carve out an intimate space without actually building a wall. Arflex’s Diva Screen isn’t just stylish; you can choose from different panel sizes and fabrics to suit your space.
Reminiscent of Byzantine art and Persian bazaars, the Orientalisme fabric collection by Pierre Frey features rich damask satins, ikats, and velvets that instantly lend drama and decadence to any room.The fabrics can be used for upholstery, carpets, or even as wall art for a visually arresting focal point.
The Orientalisme collection retails at the Pierre Frey showroom, 36A Craig Road. Visit www.pierrefrey.com for more details.
The air in your home and office could be just as polluted as the air outside – think dust particles, mold spores and airborne microorganisms that can cause various health problems.
Novita’s AR3 and AR6 water-based air revitalisers have been tested and proven to eliminate 99.99 per cent of seven types of airborne pathogens in just 30 seconds when you use it with the brand’s air purifying solution concentrate. It electrostatically charges and vaporises the concentrate, which is released into the air to combat and oxidise airborne bacteria.
The AR3 and AR6 are priced at $50 and $70 respectively. The concentrate retails at $40, available in six scents. Available at the novita Air.Water.Body Experience Store, the novita eStore and retail counters.
Woosa Sleep’s adjustable bed base is designed to accommodate your go-to snoozing position, or be used like a recliner for reading or watching TV shows.
With hydraulic motors that are made in Germany, you can adjust it to elevate your head, your legs, or both so you recline in a seemingly weightless zero-gravity position, all via a wireless remote control. It’s compatible with the Woosa mattress, and comes with underbed lighting and USB charging ports too
The adjustable base is priced from $1,399. Get an additional 10% off when you purchase it with the Woosa mattress. It is available at woosa.sg.
Eco-conscious homeowners will be glad to know that there is now an alternative to conventional detergents, which frees you from generating waste bottles and packaging.
Instead of the usual detergent liquid, powder or pods, Earth Breeze comes in convenient strips that dissolves when added to your wash. Everything, from the strips to the box, is bio-degradable, ensuring that your conscience stays as clean as your clothes.
Earth Breeze detergent strips are priced at $27 for a box of 30 strips. To purchase, visit https://earthbreeze.com