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Instilling Life to Concrete Basin – Kate Theunissen [Lux Crete]

Could you give me a brief introduction of your business?

Lux Crete manufactures beautiful concrete basins which are becoming a huge trend worldwide due to its organic and versatile nature. All the products are made using a special concrete mix design called, which is stronger than traditional concrete and up to 50% lighter. Lux Crete proudly manufactures all their products in South Africa, where they are all about supporting local and uplifting the South African community. At Lux Crete the emphasis is on producing high quality products and each basin is specially handmade using only the best quality materials and great craftsmanship. There is a wide variety of designs and colours to choose from, so that there is something for everyone

How does Ballitoville, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa look like?

Ballito is a gorgeous coastal town, with the most beautiful beaches sweeping across the coastline. It is fast growing place as it is becoming the ‘place to be’ in South Africa. The people are all very friendly and it is a real community driven place.

What the founding stories behind the business?

Deon had this crazy idea of making a concrete table one evening. So he came home with a bag of cement and started mixing and pouring the table top. The next day it was so heavy that he needed 6 guys to pick it up. He then started researching about concrete and came across gfrc which is a light weight concrete. Before i knew it I was in our garage till mid night covered in concrete and pigment trying to figure the mix design out. After months We finally perfected the perfect mix design and basin shapes which people really started loving and then we grew from there.

What’s the materials used in the manufacturing process?

We use a variety of natural materials such as cement, sand and special additives.

What’s the manufacturing process of the basin?

Firstly we measure all the materials for the basin, we then mix the mixture and pour the mixture into the moulds. We let the basins set for over 12 hours. We then take the basins through a special sanding process followed by an intensive 9 hour sealing process.

How do you see the business in 5 years?

Deon and I dream big! We want to be a leading world wide bespoke concrete brand, having evolved to concrete baths, furniture, and a larger variety of basins.

Give me three words to describe your brand!

Luxurious, Quality, Statement

Shop Lux Crete now on https://fullstopsg.com/lux-crete/ or visit our showroom at 201 Henderson Road, Apex@Henderson, #03-15 Singapore 159545.

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Gifting Light To Those Matter – Daphne Tan [Candles of Light]

Learn the story of how Daphne, the founder of Candles of Light brings light into people’s lives with her signature ‘time-of-the-day’ candles collection.

“I like the idea that when people are buying my candles, they’re gifting light to someone matters. That’s where the name Candles of Light from. “

Daphne Tan, the founder of Candles of Light shared her experiences of how her love of scents brought her to pursue studies as a perfumer in Grasse, France and led her into becoming a candle maker. She crafted her scents based on the different times of a day, thinking what people would want to feel during that certain hours. The Dawn And Dusk candles are her core candles, giving comforts in their own way. “It’s nice to have a scent accompany you in your daily rituals.”

The candles that are made of pure soy and beeswax are poured into the reusable terazzo jar, with the intention to be reused and repurposed once the candle is finished.

“I love how scents can transport you to another moment in time, even as far back as 10 years ago.” – Daphne

Shop Candles of Light now on https://fullstopsg.com/product-category/candles-of-light/ or visit our showroom at 201 Henderson Road, Apex@Henderson, #03-15 Singapore 159545.

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Turkish Peshtemal Towel At Its Finest – Ceyda Ozcelik Tezels [Tara’s World]

Learn the story of how Ceyda, the founder of Tara’s World brings the famous Turkish Peshtemal Towel to Singapore and grow her business locally. Get inspired by her stories.

Founded in 2011, Tara’s World offers a glimpse of traditional Turkish lifestyle with a range of essential products that hail across the world from Turkey.

Hello, this is me! Ceyda, Jayda, Tara or what people usually call me is Towel Lady! It has been 10 years since I founded the Tara’s World in 2011.

With a heart of wanting to bring the Turkey culture here, which is where I am from, we introduced the Turkish peshtemals towels in 2012 and they quickly took off, thanks to their quality and versatility.

Peshtemals has been around for ages as a part of Turkish cultural heritage. They were used in Turkish public baths (Hammams) to cover up bodies for centuries. The contemporary peshtemal towels that we enjoy using today have evolved from this historical hammam tradition.

What the founding stories behind the business?

I think I can say that it has all started with my love for my home country. First, it started off as an interest project with silver pieces and quickly evolved into a venture that aims to introduce Turkish traditional lifestyle products to the Tropics. My frequent travels have brought me to the realization that one of the most constantly packed items apart from my suitcase is my multi-use peshtemal towel. One year, I explored the variety sold in my hometown, Istanbul. I instantly knew that I had to share the joy.

What’s the materials used in the manufacturing process?

Turkish cotton is gathered and dried by farmers. Then, the cotton is colored processed and meticulously weaved using high standard machine looms. The most amazing part of these towels are that all the tassels are hand knotted by stay at home women.

After production, every towel undergoes quality control before delivery. When I receive the towels, I thoroughly inspect all pieces again and carefully customize packaging for my client orders.

How do you see the business in 5 years?

I am looking forward to continue the expansion of Tarasworld.biz product line to include finely-

selected homewares and accessories.

Give me three words to describe your brand!

Customer Service, Quality, Sustainability

Shop Tara’s World now on https://fullstopsg.com/product-category/lifestyle/taras-world/ or visit our showroom at 201 Henderson Road, Apex@Henderson, #03-15 Singapore 159545.

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[Special Project] What Turns You On ft. Fay Hokulani

This month, Bathworld team is honoured to be collaborating with Fay Hokulani, an advocate of healthy and active living.

Fay Hokulani is a fitness professional who specialises in functional training, HIIT (high intensity interval training), indoor cycling, yoga and women’s health. She started her career as a host on ‘SCORE’ on okto channel and ESPN’s FourFourTwo Performance. Through her online presence, she has worked with international brands such as  Adidas, MyProtein, Nestle, Maxinutrition. In fact, she was featured in Adidas’s very first women campaign back in 2010 and 2011.

Fay is a Certified Personal Trainer under American Council on Exercise and she loves teaching group classes such as spin and Barry’s Bootcamp where she’s known for her energetic spirit and positive outlook on life while bringing heart to all she does!

With a warm glass of apple cider vinegar with lemon and a bowl of Greek yogurt, Fay is ready to start off her day training clients privately and at the gym. Fitness and healthy living has become an integral part of Fay’s life after personally struggling with her own body weight and eating disorder. 

Fay aims to help clients reach their fitness goals by sharing her knowledge on weight training and eating a well-balanced meal that incorporates healthier food rather than having a restricted diet. Aside from personal training, she teaches a 50-minute class at Barry’s Bootcamp 5 days a week. Her smart programming and fast-paced workouts are sure to keep you motivated- even on your laziest day!

One of the best things to come home to after a long day at work is having a furry friend to greet you at the door. Fay spends her downtime playing with Frankie, a Holland Lop rabbit, who is now almost 3 years old. She enjoys teaching him tricks and seeing him growing into a chubby cutie pie!

As she enters a new phase in life, Fay recently moved into a new home. Home renovation has never been a simple task especially with Fay’s busy schedule. Our team is happy to be part of this journey to help Fay achieve a functional, yet aesthetically pleasing bathroom. Choosing the perfect shower head is one of the most important elements to consider when designing a bathroom. NX handshower is selected as the revolutionary water spray technology provides a fully immersive experience, allowing Fay to escape into a place of relaxation and rejuvenation after her long hectic day.

The Phoenix NX Shower with HydroSense are inspired by nature, the water spray pattern shape has a similar shape to an insect wing. It’s the precise calculation of internal curvature and water flow that creates an ideal shower pattern. Designed by the award winning Phoenix team, the NX HydroSense shower collection is both beautifully designed and technology driven.

NX Showers with HydroSense® on Vimeo

Slender and elegant, Iko is stripped back with a clean and light, rounded profile shower design. The design process involved the removal of any extraneous details. NX Iko has been paired back with concealed hose connectors and wall fixings – just a beautifully harmonious presence to ensure Iko is an assured focal point in any bathroom interior.  

“Iko’s mantra is all about being as minimal as possible,” says Ban Liu, Phoenix Design Lead. “The shower design has been paired back to its simplest, most refined form.” 

NX Iko - HydroSense

We cannot be happier seeing the big smile on Fay’s face while immersing in her shower with NX!

Check out our special video production with Fay now on Youtube!

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[Project] Meta Performance – It’s a Gym, not Hotel!

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Gymspiration. Gyms that raise the bar for design.

It’s not just about the workout. Gyms are stepping up their aesthetics by tapping leading designers to create their spaces. Today, let’s dive into this striking architecture designed gym – Meta Performance, strategically located at the center of Singapore.

Meta Performance, a boutique gym that specializes in body & lifestyle transformations makes an one-of-a-kind statement in the design and styling of the space. More than 5000 sq.ft of gym equipment are imported from all around the world to present the best training system, and at the same time, to enhance the aesthetic of the gym. Neon signs bring more of a nightclub feel to the gym, while concrete surroundings add some architectural credentials.

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The design team takes inspiration from concrete architecture, creating a versatile and contemporary environment to provide experiential workout moments.

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Beyond the reception area, the gym takes on an industrial-chic feel, with plenty of open space for an active workout. Oh! Make sure you don’t miss out the recovery zone to pump up your energy level after workout!

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META’s Shower Facility is designed for a relaxing post workout pamper, promising a refreshed and rejuvenated shower experience. The team has tastefully crafted both the bathrooms with a contrasting style, with Matte Black and Chrome tapware respectively to elevate the overall ambiance.

The shower facilities are equipped with up to eight showers and offer eco-friendly shower products. Elegant bottles of shampoo from Omno, a Singapore born, Asia raised personal care company are prepared in every shower to pamper the clients.

A modern retreat in the heart of Singapore, Meta Performance is your escape from the commotion of the city. Decked with the latest fitness equipment, a wide range of free weights and even multimedia stations, you have everything you need to get a quick workout or stretch in.  Check out the video featuring Meta Performance in the link below!

Interior Designer: Liid Associates Pte Ltd

Featured Products in Matte Black

  • Phoenix Tapware Vivid Slimline Basin Mixer
  • Phoenix Tapware Vivid Slimline Concealed Shower Mixer
  • Phoenix Tapware Vivid Shower Arm 400mm Round
  • Phoenix Tapware Vivid Shower Head Rose

Shop Phoenix Tapware now on https://fullstopsg.com/phoenix/ or visit our showroom at 201 Henderson Road, Apex@Henderson, #03-15 Singapore 159545.

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[Special Project] What Turns You On ft. Paul Foster

This summer, we’re happy to announce our collaboration with Paul Foster on our NX hydrosense handshower from Australia.

Paul Foster is an entertainment industry veteran with over a decade of experience under his belt. A Singaporean of mixed parentage (British/Chinese) Paul started off in reality and variety shows as early as 2002 and he has since successfully built a name for himself across the tri-factor in the entertainment industry as an: Actor, Model and Host.

I appreciate taking care of my wellbeing and my new Phoenix NX shower in matte black is definitely taking care of me!

Beautifully designed, this luxurious power shower utilises HydroSense technology inspired by nature to create an ideal shower pattern similar to a shape of an insect wing.


The precise calculation of internal curvature and water flow is the perfect pressure to reinvigorate my body and complete my day!

What can I say, I like getting dirty but I love getting clean! So what turns you on? 🚿💪🏻”

The Phoenix NX Shower with HydroSense are inspired by nature, the water spray pattern shape has a similar shape to an insect wing. It’s the precise calculation of internal curvature and water flow that creates an ideal shower pattern. Designed by the award winning Phoenix team, the NX HydroSense shower collection is both beautifully designed and technology driven.

NX Showers with HydroSense® on Vimeo

Slender and elegant, Iko is stripped back with a clean and light, rounded profile shower design. The design process involved the removal of any extraneous details. NX Iko has been paired back with concealed hose connectors and wall fixings – just a beautifully harmonious presence to ensure Iko is an assured focal point in any bathroom interior.  

“Iko’s mantra is all about being as minimal as possible,” says Ban Liu, Phoenix Design Lead. “The shower design has been paired back to its simplest, most refined form.” 

NX Iko - HydroSense

Check out our special video production with Paul now on Youtube!