Great design should always make the mind travel, and the whimsical Arts & Crafts designs found in Singapore’s famous black and white houses remain as inspirational today as they did in the early twentieth century. This new and updated collection showcases over 23 buildings, from Raffles Hotel, the High Commissioner’s residence and airbase camps to private houses that have not been photographed before. Inside, a dazzling cornucopia of styles, in which modern art, period antiques and contemporary furniture are arranged together, provide rich source material for the East meets West design enthusiast.
Charles Orchard has spent the last 30 years living and working in Asia where his company iBal Designs specialises in furniture design and manufacture. He has published ten books on luxury interior style. Luli Orchard was the Fashion Editor at the Sunday Telegraph Magazine for a number of years before moving to Bali with Charles and their three children. Recently she has worked for Tatler, Conde Nast Traveller and Porter magazine.
Michael Freeman, one of the world's most widely published documentary travel photographers, has published over 130 books with 4 million copies sold.