H&D Hotlist #145: New design products, furniture and accessories
As the year winds down, it’s time to take a breather. Find inspiration in the E.P. Collection of Jingdezhen china depicting imaginary scenes of the imperial garden, with emperors painting as young women serenade one another with the pipa and joyfully play on the swing set.
Conceived in partnership between fashion label Shanghai Tang and home decor brand Mooyee, this series of impeccably made Jingdezhen ceramic vessels are not just beautiful to behold, they are also highly functional.
The vase, for example, is double sided with one end featuring a narrow cross shape for simple arrangements while the opposite end has a wider opening for more elaborate displays.
The Shanghai Tang X Mooyee Limited Edition E.P. Collection is available on www.shanghaitang.com and in all Shanghai Tang boutiques. Call 6737-3537 for more information.
BUT FIRST, COFFEE
Virtual coffee sessions with friends are now the norm – but for those of you who miss a cuppa freshly brewed at a café, you’ll be glad to know that the Vertuo Next by Nespresso is bringing the barista experience to the comfort of your home.
Available in cherry red, grey, and rich brown, the machine uses an innovative Centrifusion extraction technology and barcode recognition to create a whole range of coffee styles.
Factors like the amount of water, precise temperature, and speed of rotation are all programmed into each capsule’s unique barcode, leaving you to enjoy an espresso or a large cup of coffee.
The Nespresso Vertuo Next retails from $328 at all Nespresso boutiques and at www.nespresso.com.
BLUE IS THE NEW BLACK…
…so said to the good people at Dyson. The tech giant recently unveiled a limited edition in Prussian blue and rich copper colourway for their hair styling tools, and comes just in time for the festive season.
Showcasing careful consideration of their colour choices, Prussian blue offers an alternative to the timeless and elegant – albeit overused – black, while the rich copper accents highlight the core Dyson engineering used in each appliance.
Everyone deserves a good hair day, and whether the purchase is for yourself or for a loved one, the matching presentation case will top off your gift nicely.
Dyson’s Prussian Blue and Rich Copper hair styling tools retail from $599 at Dyson, www.dyson.com.sg
Last year, Designsingapore Council (Dsg) invited designers to submit their proposals for the Good Design Research (GDR) programme – an initiative which provides homegrown designers with sponsorship, mentorship and industry support to empower them to research, experiment and ultimately design impactful solutions.
Dsg picked a total of 17 proposals to back and now we get to see the results of the year-long endeavour. Starting from October, these designers will be presenting their research findings, prototypes and solutions in an 11-month rotating showcase at the National Design Centre.