Feeling creative and artsy today? Having a headache shopping for Christmas gifts for your artsy friends? Well, with Naiise, your worries are over because they have a wide selection of designer products that are not commonly found in Singapore.
Founded in early 2013 by Dennis Tay, Naiise is a company that hopes to better people’s life through design. With the belief that design can be relevant to everyone and that design can come in all shapes and sizes, whether high or low priced, Naiise stocks designer products across many product categories.
In lieu that Christmas is fast approaching, we have shortlisted 5 really cool, functional, and unique gifts that you might want to consider getting for your family and loved ones!
Enjoy a few drinks without the dreaded dilution with Velity Cubed Whiskey Stones! With the Velity Cubed Whiskey Stones, alcoholics can now say no to watered down spirits and yes to mouth watering flavour! These soapstone cubes are non-porous, so they won’t absorb any substances that come into contact with them! Perfectly designed for everyday, the Velity Cubed Whiskey Stones Set makes a suitable gift for all your alcoholic friends.
Aide de Camp bags are designed to combine both style and utility, supporting the modern woman and her busy lifestyle. Designed by Michele Ng, Aide de Camp camera bags are lightweight and comes with spacious compartments and removable padding, ideal for women who want to carry camera gear and personal items in a discreet and fashionable way.
Rei Camera Bag boasts a sleek silhouette, ideal for stylish dinner parties and evenings out. This sleek, compact bag still makes room for a DSLR camera or a mirrorless four-third camera and lens. Get the stylish and fashionable Rei Camera Bag for your female shutterbug friend.
Started in Seattle by designer Erick Waldman, Lazerwood is the first maker of beautiful, real wood skins for your favourite gadgets such as the iPhones, Beats headphones, and Apple Keyboards, all without detracting from the gadgets’ beautiful design.
Available in walnut or cherry wood, these thin adhesive-backed wood pieces adhere to the keys firmly and the characters and symbols are laser cut with beautiful precision. A suitable gift for the Apple fanboy/fangirl.
Snakkes is a wall-mounted LED “speaking” board that is created to light up the wall and to write a text or comment on with a white board marker pen. With Snakkes, you can now save the planet, express your mood, and say it with light! “Snakkes” in Norwegian means “talk to you later”. It would be something you would say to someone when parting from them or leaving a message. An extremely pricey gift but a suitable one for your very artsy friends whom have just gotten his/her Build-To-Order [BTO] flat.
Shoe bags need not always look drab. With Shubacs’ collection of shoe bags that are specially designed to complement your fashion sense while bridging the different roles you play in life; whether from work to gym or from school to the soccer field; it’ll fit right between work and serious play. Constructed in hardy canvas, this shoe bag is perfect for sailing the high seas, with enough room to carry your footwear and some extra space for a towel and a change of fresh clothes. Now that’s something to get for the fitness buffs!
If you’re looking for quality eyewear and vision care at remarkably low prices, Glasses Online Singapore is the place because they offer a wide selection of high quality prescription eyeglasses, frames, contact lenses and branded sunglasses for both men and women!
Should you require prescription eyeglasses or prescription contact lenses, Glasses Online Singapore makes it really easy for you to customise them and suit your needs. However, before you purchase any prescription eyeglasses or prescription contact lenses, you will need to see the optician and obtain the details of your eye prescriptions.
With your eye prescriptions on hand, you will then be able to use it for ordering your prescription eyeglasses or prescription contact lenses on Glasses Online Singapore. All prescription glasses are highly customizable, so you’re certain to get your order just right the first time.
Glasses Online Singapore stocks all the daily, weekly and monthly lenses and lens care products from trusted brands as Acuvue, Air Optix Aqua, Biomedics, Focus Dailies, Freshlook, SofLens, and Proclear for stellar performance and top quality. Whether you need toric lenses, coloured lenses or just your regular prescription contact lenses, they have what you need.
Apart from contact lenses, Glasses Online Singapore carry a wide range of sunglasses and eyewear from top fashion brands such as Ray Ban, Gucci, Adidas and Christian Dior; and as well as private label products at extra low prices.
Orders can be placed by choosing from a variety of fashionable frames and lens colours, even customizing optical settings when necessary! Once you are satisfied with the design and style of your eyewear, you can just check out and choose your preferred mode of payment; Credit Card, Online Banking, PayPal Bank Transfer or Cash on Delivery. It’s both easy and really convenient!
To top it off, Glasses Online Singapore offer you island-wide free shipping and a 30 days return policy on all orders. Hence, you need not worry about your purchase and can shop with an easy mind. Should you require any help, from general information to style advice and customisation, you can contact their customer service via phone and email. They are available every day from 9am to 6pm.
We’re pretty sure you can find at least a pair of eyeglasses that will suit your fashion style and personality; so start shopping at Glasses Online Singapore now! Oh, and if you’re searching for a suitable Christmas gift for your loved ones, this is probably the place for anything and everything eye-related because Glasses Online Singapore is having a Christmas Sale of up to 50%!
Last Sunday, we were at the Digital Fashion Week at the National Design Centre to catch the runway showcase of L’ILE AUX ASHBY by Rayson Tan and we got a glimpse of the stunning Spring/Summer 2014 Women’s Wear and Men’s Wear Collection that are now available at ASOS Marketplace.
The Door Gifts [Instant Photo Prints] at the Digital Fashion Week is a pretty interesting affair!
What’s L’ILE AUX ASHBY [pronounced as "L" "OR" "ASH" "B"]?
L’ILE AUX ASHBY is a fashion label by Rayson Tan for the discerning urbanite. With designs that encompass three distinctive attributes; quality, detail and exclusivity, it is no surprise that the masterpieces of L’ILE AUX ASHBY by Rayson Tan have been featured in the local and international media including VOGUE, VOGUE Italia, Glamour UK, Surface Asia, W Korea, Highsnobette.com, CNNGo, and Refinery29.com.
Rayson Tan [far right] with Elim Chew [in the middle], founder of 77th Street.
Entitled “Till Genesis Comes”, the Spring/Summer 2014 Women’s Wear and Men’s Wear Collection from L’ILE AUX ASHBY by Rayson Tan celebrates the idea of vitality in life and the tangible strings of existence in nature.
Its immerse focus on digital prints are engineered to tell the story of rebirth and creationism, from morning to noon, and thereafter to night, and how the cycles of day and the notion of time ignites the hope of new beginnings.
Taking a minimalist approach amidst the illustrative printed fabrics, the colours for the collection range from the brighter scale of bold fuchsias, orange, and sun yellows to showcase daytime. They are juxtaposed by contrasting darker shades of Persian blues and quintessential black in solid forms to signify the closure of day.
Made with a diverse mix of comfortable yet luxurious materials, the collection is in essence, an exploratory realm that is constructed for the sunny days ahead, with new beginnings, processes, and hints of rejuvenation instilled in all stylistic aspects.
This has got to be my personal favourite for the Spring/Summer 2014 Men’s Wear Collection and I am really hoping to buy it from the ASOS Marketplace soon!
Truly, the products of L’ILE AUX ASHBY are delicately made with full emphasis details of a work and because all these designs are limited in pieces, it gives access to a privileged minority. This allures the exclusivity of L’ILE AUX ASHBY.
What goes on behind-the-scenes in order to make L’ILE AUX ASHBY’s runway showcase at the Digital Fashion Week a success.
Rayson Tan, founder of L’ILE AUX ASHBY, believes that design is the welcome mist of air in our environment. Quoting him, “Design envelopes us, creating an impact in our daily routine. I have a strong desire to create the best designs that will hopefully revolutionize the way people perceive their surroundings; my intentions are to unlock the eyes and provoke thoughts. I am often spellbound with the world around me and that is where I find my inspiration.”
A closing photo with our dear friend whom was involved in helping to coordinate the runway showcase for L’ILE AUX ASHBY.
Betjeman & Barton is a tea boutique that was started in France in 1919 and they sell over 200 varieties of tea. With over 20 outlets across France, Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, Canada and even Japan; Betjeman & Barton is more than a century-old name.
For many years, Betjeman & Barton relied on pioneers with an entrepreneurial spirit and they have established the company’s reputation and credentials of tea “à la française”. If you’re wondering what’s “à la française”, it basically means “in the manner/style of the French”.
Offering the finest teas from the world’s greatest gardens and plantations, tea lovers like yourself can now enjoy the wide range of tea selections from Betjeman & Barton right here in the little island of Singapore!
Located at Raffles City Shopping Centre [#B1-33], the shop front of Betjeman & Barton exudes a very charming and welcoming Parisian outlook and upon stepping in, you can see rows of interesting and colourful tea caddies that are all neatly lined up on the shelves.
For the Betjeman & Barton Tea Boutique in Singapore, they carry 100 over varieties of tea collections and there are plans to bring in even more varieties. The tea collections from Betjeman & Barton are mainly grouped into 4 different types; the reds, the greens, the blacks, and the whites. If you have problems deciding on a particular tea blend, knowing your personal tea preference would help you make a better decision. However, if you are unsure and you need some recommendations, the service staffs from Betjeman & Barton will be glad to assist you.
If you are new to tea or if you belong to the Millennium Generation, your idea of tea would probably be those that come in the forms of tea bags for example, “Lipton”. Now, those type of teas are sometimes considered inferior because the tea leaves used are of a lower grade and quality. However, we’re not saying that all teas that come in tea bags are inferior. For Betjeman & Barton, the tea leaves used in their nylon tea bags are of the same type and quality as those that are in the tea caddies. Each of their tea bags contains 2 grams of tea leaves to be exact and that is the same amount of tea leaves used for steeping even if you purchase loose tea leaves. Hence, you get the same type and quality of tea, whether you purchase loose tea leaves or the tea bags.
For the tea connoisseurs, you would probably purchase loose tea leaves and if you’re the sort of person whom enjoys hosting tea parties at home, you might want to consider getting the intricately-designed caddies which you can display at home to impress your guests with your other extensive collections of tea, while at the same time, use it to store your loose tea leaves.
In case you’re wondering about the storage of tea leaves, they can be kept for 2-3 years in a cool and dry place. Do also make sure that the tea leaves are not exposed to light. If you are serious about keeping your tea properly, you can also purchase a tea storage box from Betjeman & Barton!
Apart from tea leaves, the Betjeman & Barton Tea Boutique at Raffles City Shopping Centre also carry teapots and tea accessories such as tea infusers and tea strainers.
The hand-crafted teapots are directly imported from England and they are unique because no one teapot is the same.
And since Christmas is just round the corner, we’re pretty sure you will be able to find a suitable gift that will delight all your tea-loving friends.
If you are still clueless about what teas to get, here’s a list of the 5 best-selling teas at Betjeman & Barton; they are:
The recipe is secret since its creation 40 years ago. Like a magical elixir, its taste is a reminiscence of Russia and it is forever the oldest and most enjoyed Betjeman & Barton tea; loved by the company itself and its faithful customers throughout the world.
2. Autumn Blend
One of Betjeman & Barton’s most successful creations ! Figs, grapes, quinces, nuts, raisins and sunflower petals create a warm and intimate atmosphere on a base of black teas. It is a tea you will enjoy by the fireside, while looking at the falling leaves.
3. Parlez Moi d’Amour [Speak To Me Of Love]
When the heady jasmine, velvety raspberry, sunny orange flavours and ylang-ylang essential oils are combined with a green tea, it is more than an intoxicating potion for a night of love. As Lucienne Boyer used to sing it, they are “tender things” and we are never tired of “hearing” them. Truly, this is a tea to be savoured together!
4. Rooibos Stracciatella
Red tea from South Africa perfumed with chocolate, vanilla, pieces of dark chocolate, and coconuts.
5. Lundi Light! [Monday Light!]
This unique tea combines green tea, oil of lemon, ginger and lemongrass from Mexico. Perfect for reviving your energy and peps and for driving away the blues! A real delight when drunk iced!
A brand of excellence tinged with originality and coupled with a desire to offer products that meet the most intimate wishes of each visitor, Betjeman & Barton definitely has a multitude of teas to delight and enchant! Do feel free to browse around the Betjeman & Barton Tea Boutique at Raffles City Shopping Centre and take a whiff of the blended perfumed teas that are available.
Also, for a limited time only, you will receive a complimentary Tea Pouch with every purchase; while stocks last!
Hurry & go check out the Betjeman & Barton Tea Boutique at Raffles City Shopping Centre to get your tea-cravings fixed and if you would like to be kept updated about the latest promotions and offers, don’t forget to “like” Betjeman & Barton Singapore’s Facebook Page!