07 May 2015
1. Steal home decorating ideas from a chic shop-in-a-home
This adorable two-storey conservation shophouse in Katong looks like someone’s home, but it’s not. You’ll wish it was yours, though. The latest outpost of home and lifestyle accessories brand Egg3, HAUS OF EGG3 is a sprawling lifestyle concept store overflowing with rustic, quirky charm. What used to be a bakery has been transformed by interior design maestro and Egg3 founder Mike Tan into a cosy 2,000 sq ft visual feast that retains some of its original fixtures, including floors, doors and ceiling beams. Walk into the first-floor ‘foyer’ to browse home accessories with a faint Cabinet of Curiosities vibe, such as odd-shaped vases, unusual paintings and ornaments with a cool twist. Wander further into the living room and kitchen and you may be offered a glass of wine or some coffee as you peruse shelves, cupboards, chairs and fashion and home accessories. Take a gander upstairs to the bedrooms, where art and Nordic designer furniture hold court. A cute little ‘yard’ is full of pots and plants.
The awesome thing here is that almost everything is for sale, and the place is chockfull of ideas on how to turn your own humble abode into a thing of beauty. But if you’re still stumped, Egg3 offers styling services. Lose yourself in the endless range of goods and the imaginative styling, then go for Katong laksa. Afternoon well spent.
Haus of Egg3 is at 164 East Coast Road. Tel: 6348-6564.
07 May 2015
2. Save the world with Avengers tees
Athletes are like superheroes, according to UNDER ARMOUR, who launched these The Avengers: Age of Ultron shirts ($99) which allow cosplay-averse types to turn into classy and sporty versions of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk. The compression tees help with muscle recovery time, because well, unlike Cap and co., we’re only human.
From Under Armour boutiques and www.underarmour.com.sg.
07 May 2015
3. Shave the world with Avengers shavers
Okay, we got all excited about this too, but darn, these Avengers-inspired GILLETTE razors are as real as Asgard. These four (fake) razors were ‘created’ in collaboration with ‘Stark Industries’ to promote the movie and the real powers of the Gillette Fusion ProGlide ($19.90 in supermarkets). But seriously, how long do we have to wait for the Captain America-inspired ‘Gillette Ultra Strike’ — with a shield that shoots out to obliterate facial hairs — to actually be made?