From interior design to architecture, artworks and installations, and even retail, this is City Nomads’ guide to good design in the world.

When it comes to designers, it’s simple to assume that Singapore has nothing much to offer. But here’s the truth: the local design, artisanal, and crafts movement has most certainly been booming in recent years, thanks to the likes of events hosted by market organisers Public Garden and The Local People. Another widely acclaimed annual event, Blueprint Emporium, brings together brands not just within Singapore, but also the rest of Asia and parts of Europe and Australia.

While the safe option is always to visit the international mass brands found along Orchard Road, supporting our smaller, purchasing from homegrown ones mean that the items you’re wearing is way more unique and different from everyone else’s. After all, isn’t Singapore all about innovation and growth?

From shirt-dresses by Arete Good, handcrafted bracelets by Azen, 3D printed (a huge trend right now) jewellery by TINKR, leather accessories by J.Myers & Co., to woven hats by Heads Of State Millinery, there’s a plethora of brands on the market, with new ones popping up every month or so.

Check out our round-ups and stories as we share with you the best of Singapore design.

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