The XTRA Christmas Gift Guide

From mid-century modern marvels to contemporary creations by renowned international designers, here are our picks for this holiday season’s must-have design staples.

In Pursuit of Happiness

A dedicated happiness centre in Bhutan teaches valuable lessons in achieving contentment within facilities that inspire with their ecologically and culturally sensitive design approach.

The Modern Icon

Pivotal in the 20th century design history, the definitive Bubble Lamp by industrial designer George Nelson continues to remain a tour-de-force of aesthetics and functionality decades after its making.

Spirit In The Air

The pavilion designed by DP Architects for Archifest 2016 was a spirited breath of fresh air that flowed through the Central Business District.

Magis: The Family Way

Alberto Perazza, second-generation owner of Magis, on the 40-year-old company’s guiding principles and experimental nature.

Preserving A Paradise

Alila’s first eco-luxury resort in China delivers a one-of-a-kind, location specific destination experience, wrapped in a strong environmental message.

The Peculiarities of Space

In his book, Species of Space, the late Georges Perec questioned the familiar aspects of the lived environment, opening up perceptions on interior design and space.