When it comes to shopping, Iroshini Chua has a golden rule—time is of the essence. And that's why she loves the comprehensive selection at Edit Lifestyle, which covers everything from the sartorial to gifting needs.
“I know that I can be in and out in 20 minutes,” she explains, while admiring an Anna by RabLabs butter knife. “And in that time, I will have picked up some scented candles for the home, maybe a gift for a friend, and a new outfit for an upcoming holiday. It’s just a more efficient way of shopping.”
Founded by peripatetic designer Florence Lim, Edit Lifestyle carries an international selection of brands housed in a boutique exudes a laid-back, holiday vibe. The ever-changing line-up of wares showcases Lim's latest finds from her sojourns, all of which are carefully curated and styled. At its upcoming Pinoy edition Vol.1 pop-up (which runs from Oct 5 to Nov 5), the store presents a mix of pieces from the Philippines—ranging from apparel, accessories, and home furnishings—crafted by 32 designers, artists and artisans.
We tour the store with Iroshini, in search for pieces that bring a worldly character home:
Located at Tudor Court since 2014, the store describes itself as “a resort lifestyle boutique with a summer spirit all year long”, offering everything from furniture to fashion. The shop does feel like a break from the city, which was something paramount to owner Florence Lim when she came up with the concept. “The interior vibe is designed to transport you to a gentler pace, as if you are at a beach resort,” she explains. “It’s relaxed and easy.”
Whitewashed floorboards, sun-bleached furniture and Ibizan beats make it seem less Tanglin Road and more Saint-Tropez. A constantly evolving mix of international brands ensures it is a year-round treasure trove of unique finds.
Swimwear by Marysia and sundresses by Lisa Marie Fernandez speak of Florence’s passion for travel and fashion, while her former career as an interior designer is evident in her careful selection of home accessories—brassware by Tom Dixon, Alix D. Reynis candles, and custom-made pottery are offset by Fab Habitat’s vibrant eco-friendly rugs and furniture by Tidelli.
(Related: Holiday Home Ideas For The Design Snob)
Set The Scene
The selection at Edit Lifestyle includes objects that are as chic as they are functional—these include the Eva Solos drip-free carafe, woven furnishings, as well as serene-hued ceramics. The minimalist carafe in particular, is one of Iroshini's favourite finds. It can store both hot and cold drinks and features a patented stainless steel and silicone pouring lip; the mesh cover collects the condensation from your cold drink and keeps the contents cool.
Other stylish finds include the Anna by Rablabs spreader knife and bowl, which are hand-carved from semi-precious gemstones and edged in pure silver—an elegant addition to any table. These rest atop a sleek board, made entirely from marble. Slice, dice and chop your produce on it, or use it as a chic serving board during your house parties.
Edit Lifestyle is located at 137-139 Tanglin Rd, Tudor Court, Tel: 6836 5686. Its Pinoy edition Vol.1 pop-up will run from October 5 to November 5.