Restaurant Review: I-S checks out hotspot Lolla

I-S reviews Lolla, a restaurant-bar in the Ann Siang/Club Street neighborhood. “The whole small plates movement is gaining serious traction, what with more and more restaurants adopting this philosophy. Lolla’s a nice space, located in a shophouse with the main dining area centered on an open-concept bar counter/kitchen so you can watch the chefs at […]

Jules & Jim

This Paris-based furnishing company, which boasts high-profile clients like Philippe Starck and Alberto Pinto, may be expert in fine interior fabrics and bespoke decorating services, but the très chic store holds its own with its collection of furniture, lighting and gorgeous home accessories including Mar de Cava’s Glycine coffee table, hand-painted porcelain tea sets and […]

Carhartt WIP

The fashion arm of this heritage American workwear brand makes its debut in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Currently on the rack is its male-centric Fall/Winter collection of T-shirts, shirts, pants, sweat and jackets, all evoking a no-fuss, utilitarian-cool aesthetic. $69 for T-shirts.

The Black Label

More bespoke loving at this high-ceilinged, wood paneled space in the heart of the Central Business District. Top draws at The Black Label are off-the-rack jackets, hand-embroidered shirts as well as accessories including handmade shoes, premium ties and quality belts (from $189). But if you’re looking for something special, the diamond-studded cufflinks, which bear 0.3 […]

Juchheim (Takashimaya Food Hall)

Don’t miss this Japanese store’s hot-selling cake, the Baumkuchen ($9.80 per box), which is a traditional German layered cake.


From cushions to candelabra, decorations to drinking decanters, necklaces to apparel, this new lifestyle store has them all. All products are meticulously put together by a team of independent designers, showcasing quality, artisanal products that are truly unique to the city, even if its original concept is drawn from the many bazaars found in India. […]


Founders Aaron Koh, Casey Loh and Leon Lai (no, not the Cantopop singer) scour the island’s estates, homes and flea markets for unwanted junk, then repurpose and restore them into unique furniture and furnishings (prices range from $19 for an enamel vase to $2,000 for a sofa). Aspects of the original material, including its history […]

agnès b. VOYAGE (Vivocity)

Even before you browse through its extensive Bijoux range of accessories, the store’s mainly crystal and steel finishing will set you off in festive mood. Once you’re in, the quirky accessory range spanning necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets and cufflinks (from $125) will bowl you over, while those looking for more substantial presents can check out […]

Open Door: I-S visits Ramen Keisuke Tori King at new Singapore shopping mall, 100 AM

I-S headed down to Ramen Keisuke Tori King by celeb chef and Tokyo Ramen King 2011 Keisuke Takeda for a steaming bowl of chicken-based ramen. “Unlike most other ramen establishments, the broth here is not pork- but tori- (chicken) based using ingredients like chicken bones, chicken feet, Japanese seaweed and different vegetables boiled for at […]