TIONG BAHRU

KAMPONG GLAM

DAKOTA CRESCENT

JALAN BESAR

TEMBELING ROAD

SINGAPORE

DESIGN. PEOPLE. FOOD.

JEAN-MICHEL GATHY

SANTHI and SARI TUNAS of Binary Style

Colonial footprints in Georgian style at Jalan Besar

The BREATH OF THE WOK is key

Features

ETHEREAL CHAIR by I AM NOT DAVID LEE

Story by Carol Kraal

"Never over light space."
Ng Ting Yu
Director, Lighting Design Atelier (LDA)

FROM NASA SCIENTIST TO CERAMICIST

Story by Carol Kraal

Story by Carol Kraal

"I use my pencils until they almost disappear."

Story by Carol Kraal

Story by Carol Kraal and Sara Graav

PAULA O'CALLAGHAN, PARTNER HBA

"Do your research and do not be afraid to bounce ideas off of people who are of that particular ethnicity or culture to see what their perception of your idea is. If they tell you it is too themed or cliche, you have to be sensitive enough to listen, learn and amend the design."

RACHEL KHOO

"The famous Swedish meatballs, probably Sweden’s biggest culinary export. Even my cousins in Singapore went all the way to Ikea to eat them, such is their culinary reputation…”

Story by Carol Kraal

FOOD PERSONALITY AND COOKBOOK WRITER

"It's your individual and your unique sense of perceiving the world and translating it into something creative that will set you apart."

What are you favourite kitchen tools?

A good quality sharp chefs knife – the best investment you can make. A heatproof silicone spatula, perfect for stirring in hot foods as well as folding in delicate souffles.

A microplane grater, good to grate spices like nutmeg aswell as hard cheeses.

What advice from your mentors at Design College (Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design) and Food College (Le Cordon Bleu) stays with you till today?

CSM – It’s not necessary the execution that is important but more to have the initial idea. You can always hire the right skilled worker but you can’t hire someone to create an idea like you do. It’s your individual and your unique sense of perceiving the world and translating it into something creative that will set you apart.

LCB – Work quick, work clean.

How do you relax, and what food do you crave for after a hard day at work?

After a long day I love running a hot bath, making a cup of tea and reading a good book in the bath tub with a couple of squares of chocolate – Tony’s chocolate is my favourite. They are slave free.

SINGAPORE GIN

JAMIE KOH of Brass Lion Gin and a few others brave the world of gin production in Singapore

THE CHILLI CRAB

NIC & WES BUILDERS create a project after an iconic Singapore dish

WHITE

Canvas House by MINISTRY OF DESIGN

SEA VIEWS

A young professional couple maximises OCEANIC PANORAMA with the help of high ceilings interplayed with natural lighting

BAUHAUS IN THE CITY

Aspects of the famous German Design School can be found all over Singapore

FENG SHUI IN DESIGN

Designers give their views

ART DECO DRINKS AND SPACES