Lifestyle

Ariston's WiFi-enabled water heater is now available in Singapore
SINGAPORE (April 22): When renovating your home, do not make the mistake of choosing a water heater at the very last minute. This home appliance is as important as your refrigerator or air conditioner. Providing more choice is Ariston, which has launched its Andris2 range comprising Andris2 Lux, Andris2 RS and Andris2 Top — the first WiFi-enabled smart water heater in Singapore that will change ...
Winning formula
Bell & Ross marks a new season with timepieces that are inspired by the Renault F1 Team. SINGAPORE (April 22): Four years ago, French-Swiss watchmaker Bell & Ross and the Renault F1 Team came together to conquer time with their respective machines. This year, the two companies have strengthened this bond with the appointment of Renault’s F1 drivers Nico Hülkenberg (main image, ...
Room to grow
Mark Yeoh, executive director of YTL Hotels, talks about the Malaysia-born group’s increasing global reach, as well as his three decades with the family corporation’s hospitality arm (Apr 22): The English language has been inundated with a host of poetic, evocative foreign words of late and some truly are delightful. Besides being an audible treat, the words are able to express, resonate ...
Adding the personal touch
Options enjoys the Sheraton experience at its oldest property in Kuala Lumpur, and its newest counterpart on the city’s outskirts. SINGAPORE (Apr 22): It takes us just under an hour’s drive from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport to arrive at Sheraton Petaling Jaya, a 253-key hotel located on the fringe of the Malaysian capital. Frazzled from the early weekday morning flight, the ...
Mastering the future
Fritz Hansen invites us to step out of the ordinary and live in a world filled with unique beauty SINGAPORE (Apr 22): At the recently concluded furniture fair Salone Del Mobile Milano 2019 (April 9 to 14), Fritz Hansen unveiled a masterbrand strategy as it enters an exciting chapter. The strategy involves bringing its furniture, lighting and interior accessories under one umbrella. The old ...
Why in the world is Leica making watches?
Luxury marques attempting crossovers into the watchmaking world isn’t new. Think Hermes, Bulgari, and Van Cleef & Arpels – longstanding craft and jewellery houses who have, in recent decades, strove to carve their own niche in the notoriously insular watch business. While the aforementioned companies boast histories in the accessories trade which, by association, is a ...
Bespoke style
Customise your Neeson tote and make it unique SINGAPORE (April 15): From April 26 to 28, Anya Hindmarch will be offering a personalisation service for its iconic Neeson bag at its Takashimaya store. As part of the Bespoke Graffiti service, customers can select from a variety of leather colours and request for initials, words or symbols to be woven into their bags by an in-house artisan. The ...
Travel-inspired design
Globe-trotting British designer Katharine Pooley talks about how her move into luxury interior design was sparked in Singapore, and how her years in banking gave her the discipline and skills to build an international business. (Apr 15): Award-winning British designer Katharine Pooley has travelled to almost every country on the planet. She has a thirst for adventure while on holiday, having ...
Armed to seduce
French heritage brand Fauré Le Page, a retailer of luxury handbags and accessories, will soon open a boutique in Singapore. SINGAPORE (Apr 15): Augustin de Buffévent describes the Fauré Le Page collection of bags and leather accessories as “weapons of seduction” — a play on the brand’s official tagline, “Armed for seduction”. Trust a Frenchman to put a romantic spin on ...
Perfect pairings
SINGAPORE (Apr 15): Cocktails and wine make all the difference to a meal, whether at a newly launched dining venue or for a specially created menu. Spirited away Mind-boggling concoctions spiked with the likes of Jiang Xiao Bai (a popular brand of Chinese rice wine) and bamboo leaf vodka have made their way into Singapore’s cocktail scene with the debut of 51 Soho, an all-day dining venue ...