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Rest and Slumber

Setting ourselves up for a good night’s sleep, and for a new order to life.

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Casting Light

In conversation with the minds that took Aesop’s Brass Oil Burner from concept to product, and growth, vision, and new directions for the brand.

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Millenia Walk Presents: A Trail of Delicious Design

Uncovering the unexpected, yet everyday relationships we share with design, starting with one of our favourite topics: food.

Double Duty muji to go

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Double Duty

When an unexpected pairing takes off, transforming the comforts of everyday into portable nuggets of luxury.

justin zhuang singaplural

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All in Good Time

Justin Zhuang, editor of SingaPlural 2017’s feature project TOMORROW: Design Stories of Our Future, shares his thoughts on storytelling, design, and the inextricable link they share today.

Compact Life by MUJI a clean sweep

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A Clean Sweep

Rounding out our pursuit of a simple, pleasant life by looking inwards at more personal, private spaces within the home.

uniqlo airism roots machineast

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Design Well Clothed

Machineast, Roots and Japanese casual wear retailer UNIQLO shed light on their collaboration, and discuss the evolving role of technology in design.

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Common Ground

When shared respect for a creative medium, philosophy or aesthetic gives rise to partnerships that inspire.

singaplural mark yong

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A Singular Aim

Mark Yong, chairman of SingaPlural, explains how his involvement with the design festival has informed his own approach to collaborations and design.

MUJI Living

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In Good Shape

A workplace, the cinema, an event hall—building the modern home takes a lot more than their compact sizes belie.

MUJI organic cotton

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A Light Thread

Since launching their first organic cotton product in 1999, MUJI has come a long way, turning “organic” into a fully fledged lifestyle.

Aesop skincare kyoto

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Under the Skin

We speak to the creatives behind Aesop as they share with us why fashion, music, yoga and ceramics has everything to do with beauty and skincare.

Rethinking labels stolen fashion

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Rethinking Labels

Elyn Wong, founder of cult fashion label Stolen, on perception as expressed through the vacillating nature of the garment, and the growing seamlessness between disciplines.

singapore inside out brandon tay syndicate

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A Sensory Flood

Jonathan Kiat, co-founder of the audio-visual collective synonymous with Singapore’s underground music scene, Syndicate, on public reception and rampant collaboration.

Homecoming embracing our own singapore inside out

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Better Together

Edwin Low, founder of retail gallery Supermama, on why creating an aesthetic voice for Singapore is a task that necessitates collaboration.

A series of encounters zarch collaboratives

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A Series of Encounters

Randy Chan, award-winning Principal Architect of Zarch Collaboratives, on undertaking his most ambitious project yet.

singapore inside out Homecoming embracing our own

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Homecoming: Embracing Our Own

After inciting untold creative and cultural encounters in Beijing, London and New York, the travelling microcosm of Singapore’s contemporary creative culture finally heads home.

aesop path less taken

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Path Less Taken

The principals of Aesop on doing what they believe in, even when no one else does, as the only way worth living.

Levi's jeans underscore

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Codes Of Conduct

When the only constant in life is change.

let and let live levis

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Live And Let Live

There’s no line between work and play when you’re living your dreams.

Supermama

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Tactile Instinct

Supermama, proving all objects have a story to tell, one touch at a time.

Grafunkt furniture

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Marching On

Jefery Kurniadidjaja and Nathan Yong, founders of Grafunkt, on constructing a future built on customer relations and quality craftsmanship.