2 New Design Stores Not to Miss in Singapore

  • Inside Supermama's new Beach Road store.

    Inside Supermama's new Beach Road store.

  • Photographs, glasses, and knick-knacks all made locally are stocked in Supermama.

    Photographs, glasses, and knick-knacks all made locally are stocked in Supermama.

  • Contemporized Ming dynasty-inspired furnishings and playful bookends make Scene Shang's aesthetic a mix of the old and the new.

    Contemporized Ming dynasty-inspired furnishings and playful bookends make Scene Shang's aesthetic a mix of the old and the new.

  • One of Scene Shang's cushion covers features the Cathay Building, once the tallest building in Southeast Asia (SG$38).

    One of Scene Shang's cushion covers features the Cathay Building, once the tallest building in Southeast Asia (SG$38).

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For many reasons, the Lion City has recently blossomed as Southeast Asia’s lifestyle design den, not least because an increasing number of homegrown designers are doing great things. Luckily for Singapore-bound shoppers, two of them just opened neighboring stores on Beach Road: Supermama (No. 265) and Scene Shang (No. 263). Look to the former (pictured below) for its playful porcelain and glassware collections glazed and etched with local landmarks and motifs, and to the latter for its canvas cushion covers featuring the city’s most famous Art Deco buildings and furnishings with contemporized Ming dynasty lines. Gabrielle Lipton

This article originally appeared in the April/May print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Setting Things Strait”).

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