Design retailer Naiise apologises for payment delays after brands exit

YEARS of repeated late payments have led to several brands removing some or all of their products from multi-label lifestyle and design retailer Naiise’s shelves in Singapore and Malaysia.

Short, sweet and full of surprises: Brands using pop-ups to showcase wares

You can hardly go a week these days without hearing about a new pop-up.

Yummy pop-ups: 'Soak' in bubble tea pearls or 'shower' in marshmallow waterfall

SINGAPORE - You can hardly go a week these days without hearing about a new pop-up. It can be a temporary space selling snacks in your office, another selling the merchandise of a Korean girl...

New national framework for design skills to drive innovation in Singapore

SINGAPORE - A new national framework for the design industry was launched on Wednesday (July 24) by Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing in the nation's push to become an innovation-driven...

Firms ride tech wave to personalise employee experience

Imagine a workplace where you fit right in as things can be programmed just the way you like them.

Smart padlock, stamp collection clinch top Singapore Creator Awards

A nursery rhyme-themed stamp collection, a smart padlock and a transformable mahjong table were among the top designs at Singapore Creator Awards 2019, presented last Friday evening.

What companies are doing to cope with sound in open offices

There is an old saying in theatre that the best kind of sound design does not draw attention to itself.

Road map to boost furniture industry unveiled at opening of Singapore Design Week

SINGAPORE - The council that represents the furniture and furnishings industry in Singapore has unveiled an industry road map with the aim to make the sector an Asian hub by 2021.

Bynd Artisan co-founders say working together strengthens their marriage

Other couples may baulk at the idea of working together, but Ms Winnie Chan and Mr James Quan say being business partners has strengthened their marriage.

Singapore company Big Tiny offers eco-friendly 'tiny houses' for sale; buyers rent them out in scenic spots

SINGAPORE - A new company founded by three Singaporean entrepreneurs allows homebuyers to buy an eco-friendly "tiny house" on wheels and rent it out to tourists in scenic locations overseas.

Gunning for unusual interiors

16 Mr Matthew Shang (right) and Mr Paul Semple (far right), both 42, principals at multidisciplinary international design practice Hassell