Lifestyle

A matter of perception
Hermès explores time in a highly unusual way in a special exhibition. SINGAPORE (May 20): H ow often have you wanted to control time? For example, freeze the moment when you were having the time of your life or prolong the amount of time you wanted to spend with your loved ones. While there is no such thing, we can change the way we perceive time through the Time, A Hermès Object exhibition, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Lifebrandz 2Q losses widen 18% to $0.6 mil on higher sales activities, business expansion
SINGAPORE (Mar 14): Lifebrandz saw its losses in 2Q widen 18% to $0.6 million from $0.5 million a year ago, mainly due to an increase in total expenses which the group attributes to higher sales activities and business expansion. Group revenue for the quarter grew 65% to $1.5 million from $0.9 million in 2Q18 on the back of higher revenue from the food and beverage (F&B) segment, out of ...
Nike pitches yoga as fitness tool, not lifestyle, with new line
Nike Inc. wants you to do yoga, but not at the expense of all those miles you run. The athletic-wear brand is releasing a new apparel collection created specifically for yoga, including its first ever men’s yoga line. Nike’s enlisting a group of professional athletes to push the yoga-specific T-shirts, shorts and leggings, which hits stores globally this month. Nike had ...
The Hot 100 list for 2018
SINGAPORE (Dec 31): Every year, we carefully curate the most sought-after items on the market. Audrey Simon, Michelle Zhu, Benjamin Cher, Sunita Sue Leng and Justin Harper highlight 2018’s favourites. Hot buys 1. The Markle sparkle The world’s eye is on Meghan Markle, and whatever she wears or carries becomes an instant hit. An example is this tri-colour Strathberry bag that she ...
Designer bowls
SINGAPORE (Dec 10): The Washlet by TOTO is leading the way in toilet bowl design with its many new tech features It is the only room in the house where you can escape from family members for some alone time. Some even spend time in here reading a book or replying to messages on their smart devices. We are talking about the bathroom. For the reasons stated above, some of us spend a considerable ...
Super Apps, Asia's new innovation, to change cities, economies
SINGAPORE (Nov 7): The ability to communicate, shop online, order rides, read books, play games, get food delivery and pay for anything within a single, unified smartphone app is Asia’s defining innovation, technology leaders said at Bloomberg’s New Economy Forum in Singapore. WeChat, Grab and Go-Jek are prime examples of a breed of software called the Super App. In the US and Europe, such ...
Thakral Corp acquires $66 mil worth of hotel & office properties in Osaka
SINGAPORE (Oct 1): Thakral Corporation says it has acquired a hotel and two office properties in Osaka, Japan, valued at JPY5.46 billion ($66 million) in total. The group’s move comes as part of its overall strategy to broaden its asset & earnings base in order to capitalise on Japan’s strong economic fundamentals and tourism boom, according to Thakral in a press release on ...
Conscious calmness
SINGAPORE (Sept 10): The floating board onto which I’m gingerly creeping suddenly lurches away from the side of the pool, and I slide helplessly into the chilly water. After several seconds of flailing about, I manage to clamber back on, only to realise that I’m facing the wrong way. Several more seconds go by as I struggle to turn myself around without falling into the water again. ...