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Working in comfort
SINGAPORE (Nov 12): Imagine doing your work ensconced in a comfortable, high-back office chair with useful touches such as power plugs and USB ports. The Plenum by Republic of Fritz Hansen and designed by Jaime Hayon offers all this and more. Spaniard Hayon is internationally known for his fun and functional designs. His creative genius is evident in the Plenum. Shades of pink, blue and camel ...
BMW charges up an 'electrified future'
Christopher Wehner, managing director of BMW Group Asia, explains how electric cars such as the BMW i3 help drive the message of sustainability SINGAPORE (Nov 5): When designing the BMW i3 electric vehicle (EV), BMW’s designers probably did not expect the radically different ride to be used by ambassadors — a role typically fulfilled by stretched limousines. So, when Dr Ulrich Sante, ...
BMW charges up an 'electrified future'
Christopher Wehner, managing director of BMW Group Asia, explains how electric cars such as the BMW i3 help drive the message of sustainability SINGAPORE (Nov 5): When designing the BMW i3 electric vehicle (EV), BMW’s designers probably did not expect the radically different ride to be used by ambassadors — a role typically fulfilled by stretched limousines. So, when Dr Ulrich Sante, ...
Stars align for US banks to shine
(Oct 15): A decade after the global financial crisis, the landscape of the US financial services industry has transformed for the better. Indeed, after the shakeout following the GFC, the existing players have become more efficient and more competitive. The banks are in a better position to help other companies grow and help consumers save and spend. Healthier banks are not just good for the ...
Stars align for US banks to shine
(Oct 15): A decade after the global financial crisis, the landscape of the US financial services industry has transformed for the better. Indeed, after the shakeout following the GFC, the existing players have become more efficient and more competitive. The banks are in a better position to help other companies grow and help consumers save and spend. Healthier banks are not just good for the ...
Stylish moments
SINGAPORE (Sept 24): Javier Bardem and Dev Patel have reunited with director Craig McDean for the fourth edition of Ermenegildo Zegna’s Defining Moments campaign. The previous campaign starring the two was set in the sunny hills near Los Angeles. This time round, they explore Madrid decked out in Zegna’s stylish Fall/Winter 2018 collection. The Italian fashion powerhouse has clearly hit ...
X marks the spot
SINGAPORE (Sept 10):  You may have already seen BMW’s X5 as it is one of the most popular sport-utility vehicles on our roads. You may have also seen and heard of its big brother, the X6, and smaller siblings, the X3 and X4. And, yes, the family extends to the smallest SUV in the range — the X1. So, I guess it comes as no surprise that an X2 has now been launched to make up the full ...
Pearls of illumination
SINGAPORE (Sept 10): In the words of Danish artist and ceramist Michael Geertsen, the charming irregularities of bone china have much in common with the beauty marks found on natural leather hides. It is these very marks that emphasise the personality of the material, he says, ensuring that no two lamps created with it are ever alike. Known for his contemporary sculptural ceramics, Geertsen ...
The future is now
SINGAPORE (Sept 3): The buzzword these days is “electric vehicles”. From mass market to luxury brands, everyone is talking about the future of mobility and introducing electric vehicles or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. However, BMW is a pioneer in the industry and has been ever since it introduced the BMW i division in 2011. Since then, the company has successfully turned electric ...
The future is now
SINGAPORE (Sept 3): The buzzword these days is “electric vehicles”. From mass market to luxury brands, everyone is talking about the future of mobility and introducing electric vehicles or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. However, BMW is a pioneer in the industry and has been ever since it introduced the BMW i division in 2011. Since then, the company has successfully turned electric ...