BY SCENE SHANG
These houses were briefly converted to residential units for rent, and were surrounded by vast greenery each with no real boundary as to whom they belonged to. As such, anyone was free to use however much space they wanted.
This led to Dad growing all sorts of plants, edibles and non-edibles, Mom placing an outdoor dining table for meals, and us kids going wild with buying bicycles, roller blades, inflatable pools, with no space constraints imposed on us. Becky, Renée and I would take our bicycles and cycle through all the different roads named after British places — Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Hyde Park Gate.
Kick the work boots off and slip into cosy lounge slippers, take a seat on the convenient DUKE Shoe Bench. Add relaxing accents of nature with your favourite plant babies in the stylish DUKE Planters.
We lived on Duke Street, which only recently did I realise it has been torn down. We would cycle to where the airport was to watch planes take off and land (these are moments I wish we had a smartphone with us to capture the memories).
“Home became a place for us to participate in each others’ passion.”
Inviting wicker details and luxe brass accents instantly draws guests in for a friendly tipple. Enjoy a Gatsby-inspired evening with the DUKE Bar Cart.
I remember my bedroom being my dance studio, it had enough space for me to practise my ballet exam piece. Becky and I also realised our entrepreneurial streak at a tender age of 9 and 12, we started making flyers and slotting them into neighbours’ mailboxes for babysitting services, inspired by the book series The Baby-Sitters Club (nobody engaged us).
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Chic, fluted glass for an open feel. Keep things in reach with the handy DUKE Side Table.
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ABOUT THE COLLECTION
For lovers of the handsome, heritage charm of black and white bungalows, the DUKE Collection offers you a slice of that iconic style for you to dress your homes with. Inspired by SCENE SHANG co-founder Pamela’s childhood spent living in a black and white bungalow on Duke Street in Seletar Airbase, the DUKE Collection consists of breezy, tropical infused art deco style planters, a side table, a coffee table, a console table, a shoe bench and a bar cart.