CELEBRATING THE INDIVIDUAL

Of Contrasts, Contradictions, and Opposites

Clash de Cartier is a huge departure from the kind of jewellery that we are used to seeing from Cartier. This new collection balances clean design with an excess of energy and a serious spirit with original charm. It is a clash of attitudes, in other words. Most of all, the new line is also a study in contrasts: It…

Master of Preservation

by Jamie Nonis For Sandrine Stern, managing artists’ egos is par for the course in her role as head of creations at Patek Philippe. “It’s hard to find the right [master craftsman] and to also find someone who is open enough to listen to feedback. Because when you are an artist, sometimes you prefer to do your job on your…

Charming Home Away From Home

If you have not been to Malacca in a while, perhaps it is time to do so — the once-sleepy state has come into its own, with plenty to rediscover and a charming hotel at the heart of the town to sweeten the deal. Something about Liu Men feels like home the moment you step inside its spacious, art deco-inspired…

Get Noodling

One of Japan’s fastest growing maze-soba restaurant chain Menya Kokoro has just recently launched their latest lineup of new ramen and maze-soba dishes Menya Kokoro is actually famous for its maze-soba, which is a Japanese dry noodle dish, featuring thick soba noodles and often marinated minced meat, an onsen egg and garlic. In just four years, the restaurant chain has…

The Playful World of Upcycling

de Virieu: Hermès makes useful objects that put a smile on your face In 2010, Pascale Mussard, the sixth generation of the Hermès family, founded a workshop where discarded materials from the French luxury house’s métiers are saved and turned into new objects. In 2018, she passed the baton to Godefroy de Virieu, who is the current artistic director of…

App Fitness and Tofu Diet

Adidas to offer free premium access to adidas Training and adidas Running apps. Can tofu lower risk of heart disease? Free training app Adidas announced that it will be offering three months of free premium access to two of its fitness apps in an effort to help those of us currently self-isolating keep fit at home. Adidas will offer athletes…

10 Incredible Pieces Seen On the Runways

Quirky, strange and out-of-this-world fashion trends It is a safe bet that some of the trends seen in the past month of fashion will be confirmed next winter, but the runways also showed a host of creations that might be qualified as eccentric, if not to say harebrained. Let’s just say that these highly improbable pieces from the catwalks in…

Women of Dance

Legendary watchmakers Rolex has, over nearly two decades, sought to perpetuate excellence and make a lasting contribution to the sharing of knowledge across generations. This is exemplified by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, which has evolved into an enriching dialogue between artists of different generations, cultures and disciplines, helping ensure that the world’s artistic heritage is passed on.…

The Queen of Green

Esther An the Chief Sustainability Officer for City Developments Limited wants women to be more active when it comes to climate action and sustainable development. While we were all busy preparing for this cover story shoot, Esther An walks in, on time and unnoticed. That’s the way she was five years ago, when this writer first met her, and that’s…

Real Estate Changemaker

Yen Chong, deputy general manager at Qingjian Realty, has a razor-sharp focus in mind. She wants to change the real estate landscape by embracing innovation and technology, and incorporating smart living into real estate. It is no secret that the incorporation of the Internet of Things (IoT) into homes in Singapore is soon to be the new normal. From smart…