Wanna pick up a little something before you leave the city? Looking for a souvenir for a visiting friend? Or simply curious about the design scene in Singapore? Head to Design Orchard, we say.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a new go-to store for your shopping fix, or looking for one-of-a-kind souvenirs and gifts while holidaying on our island, you have to nip into Design Orchard for a peek at Singapore’s vibrant design scene. Ever since we moved down the road, the Honeycombers team has certainly taken more trips to this multi-label boutique (more than 60 curated local brands!) than we’d like to admit…
Step into Design Orchard and you’ll see canvas prints of Singapore’s cultural enclaves and oft-photographed Peranakan shophouses perched on a few chosen shelves. These beautiful images from Photophactory are captured by the woman behind Valley Arora Photography, who immortalises local street corners and iconic landmarks by printing them on everything from trays to clutches.
Research says scent triggers memories, so it’s no wonder we love gifting Singapore Memories’ fragrances to our friends and family when they end their stay in our city. Yes, we’re talking Singapore-inspired scents like Ion, with notes of Brassavola Orchids and herbs; or Kampong Glam, featuring rich amber and Oud notes inspired by the incense of the iconic Mosque.
The Animal Project
Big shoutout to The Animal Project (TAP) for all the good vibes they’re bringing to our shores. This social enterprise gives artists with special needs a platform to showcase and earn royalties from their work, while also donating at least half of all profits to charities. If you’re all for supporting businesses with a cause (and snagging a whimsy hornbill tote bag at the same time), definitely shop their range of animal-themed products in store.
Flowy fabrics and contemporary cuts make Evenodd’s line the perfect go-to for airy wardrobe staples that’ll take us through summery seasons, while the collection of casual totes and pouches are excellent finds that help us organise our everyday essentials. If pared-down designs are your kind of thing, this label’s fuss-free pieces will be right up your alley.
Design Orchard, 10:30am to 9:30pm, 250 Orchard Road, #01-01 Singapore 238905
This post is in partnership with Design Orchard.