Art Stage Singapore 2013
Art

Art Stage Singapore 2013

Published on ocula.com, January 30, 2013 Art Stage Singapore has just finished its third, and so far most successful edition, this past weekend. Held in the basement of Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre, this year saw some 130 gallery booths participating. While ‘relaxed’ is how one collector described the atmosphere of the first … Continue reading

Maison de Luxe
Design / Luxury

Maison de Luxe

You probably haven’t heard of Maison Takuya before. That’s a good thing. A well guarded secret amongst connoisseurs, this small artisanal luxury leather goods company can barely keep up with the demand from clients as it is. As luxury (or whatever is mostly masquerading as luxury) is losing its lustre, with branded ‘it’ handbags as … Continue reading

Jewel Purpose
Fashion / Jewellery

Jewel Purpose

The last few years have seen jewellery becoming the statement accessory. More so, in fact, than the ubiquitous ‘it’ bags and statement shoes. Bold eye-catching baubles regularly crop up in front rows at fashion shows, on fashionistas and celebrities. The right piece can dress up an outfit and cement your style, and it can say … Continue reading

The Colour of Beauty
Beauty

The Colour of Beauty

It’s not uncommon in Asia to come across a fair skin bias. Children grow up harangued by parents to stay out of the sun for fear of becoming darker – the implication being that darker skin makes one less attractive. The association of white skin to beauty has been culturally and historically ingrained throughout human … Continue reading