Fun and beautiful home additions

From restored vintage furniture to kitchen appliances by chef Jamie Oliver to rugs by a Dutch artist, these will make great additions to your home

Journey East Revamps Showroom

Journey East recently launched its newly-revamped showroom at Tan Boon Liat Building. The launch also officially revealed new reclaimed teak wood collections from d-Bodhi, “Touch” and “Look”.

The Touch collection seeks to embody a woman’s feminine strength, and is distinguishable by a soft floral design that radiates a sense of peace and calm, combined with lean tapered legs that suggest graceful power.

The Look collection features a muted blue distress-finish stripped back to reveal the rich teak colour underneath. Combined with brushed iron legs and bases, the Look collection hearkens back to the rustic origins of the reclaimed wood, which are old buildings from where the teak is recycled.

The launch for the media and partners was followed by a two-day event over the weekend themed “I Choose to Enjoy the Beautiful Things in Life”. Pop-up stores at the event featured boutique fashion retailers Daughter and In Good Company, artisanal jewellery makers My Vintage Jewel Box, and handcrafted crochet toys from BFF In Good Company. The Providore and 6 Drunk Men ensured that there was plenty of gourmet cheese and beers for visitors.

#46_500P_Klaas-GubbelsIMG_4264Domicil Artist Rugs

German contemporary furniture brand Domicil has recently launched a series of rugs in collaboration with Dutch artist Klaas Gubbels. The hand-tufted rugs are made from 100 per cent New Zealand wool and are the canvases for Gubbels’ iconic paintings of coffee pots – a recurring motif and quite nearly the exclusive subject of his works.

Klaas Gubbels was born in 1934 and is hailed as one of most popular visual artists in the Netherlands. Gubbels’ paintings and sculptures are displayed in museums such as the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in The Hague and are sold by leading auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s.

Domicil is a premium furniture brand established in 1978 in Germany. In 2005, it was ranked among the top 20 German luxury brands. Domicil marries contemporary European design with fine craftsmanship in its collection of modern living and dining room furniture.

This collaboration is part of Domicil’s Contemporary Arts Series which aims to bridge cultures and celebrate differences through art, using furniture as a vehicle to bring art into people’s homes and everyday lives. In 2010 and 2011, Domicil collaborated with Chinese artists Xue Song and Pan Wei.

The showroom is located at 56 Tanglin Road, #02-01/02, Singapore 247964. Tel: 6735 0511. Opening hours are 11am-7pm, Mon to Fri, and 11am-8pm on weekends and public holidays.

#46_500P_Philips-Jamie-Oliver-Food-ProcessorPhilips Jamie Oliver Range

The new Philips Jamie Oliver range of kitchen tools make cooking easy and fun, the Jamie Oliver way. Understanding consumers’ desires for a set of kitchen tools that is trouble-free, efficient and complementary to any kitchen setting, Philips has partnered with Chef Jamie Oliver to develop a range of innovative kitchen appliances.

The Philips Jamie Oliver Food Processor HR7782, Philips Jamie Oliver Hand Blender HR1680, and Philips Jamie Oliver Blender HR2172 are made to give the user greater ease of food preparation and meal creation. These simple tools make cooking delicious meals easier for the busy parents, young aspiring chefs or even grandparents.

Each of the Philips Jamie Oliver products comes with exclusive recipes from Jamie to help prepare a range of easy, fresh dishes for the family.

The Philips Jamie Oliver Food Processor HR7782 (RRP $268), Philips Jamie Oliver Hand Blender HR1680 (RRP $108) and Philips Jamie Oliver Blender HR2172 (RRP $128) are available at major department stores, leading electronics stores and selected authorised dealers.