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mrphy and doob joins the Made For Families initiative!

Family plays a crucial role in our lives, offering us a constant source of support and love in all circumstances. Our belief and commitment to foster strong, close-knit families is the driving force behind Becheras’ decision to join the Made For Families initiative. We are proud to say that Becheras, and its brands – doob and mrphy – are now partners …

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Singapore @ Home 2022 – August 6, 2022

As part of the nation’s 57th birthday celebrations, Singapore Global Network organised and streamed a global live show – Singapore @ Home 2022 – to connect overseas Singaporeans and feature local businesses. doob Bean Bags’ founders Shane Low and Jay Cheng shared about the brand and the processes that go into making these well-loved bean bags.

The Straits Times – August 5, 2022

“To celebrate Singapore’s 57th birthday, batik-centric fashion label YeoMama Batik has created a new print and collection, Bloom.

Inspired by national flower Vanda Miss Joaquim, the original orchid batik motif is illustrated in delicate continuous strokes to represent “strength and resilience through both memorable and challenging times”

CNA Lifestyle – January 17, 2022

“With soothing scents in place, bring the feeling of ease up a notch with a couple of doob Bean Bags. The brand is best known for its belief in no-nonsense comfort and affordable quality, and the latest collection of neutral-toned doob Bean Bags invokes a sense of warm cosiness. Visitors will undoubtedly appreciate that extra cushy comfort as they kick back for an extended catch-up session.”

theAsianparent – January 14, 2022

“Fancy some beanbags for the kids? doob® Bean Bags, also awarded with the Made with Passion brand mark, makes comfortable, safe, long-lasting, and easy to clean bean bags. Your kids are sure to love the bright and colourful exteriors of the bean bags like the doobsta’ versatile fabric bean bag. As the co-founder Shane Low says, “doob® Bean Bags is a very excitable personality that shows enthusiasm, curiosity, and an irreverent sense of humour.”

KrisShop – January 9, 2022

“We both share a love and appreciation for design, where form and function meet to produce a good product. It brings us joy when customers write in to tell us how much they and their families in turn love their bean bags, sometimes even years later.” – December 2, 2021

“doob Bean Bags, a bean bag company founded by Shane Low and Jay Cheng, has its 10th anniversary this year. Due to the epidemic, a series of celebration plans were forced to stop, but they took the opportunity to launch new products and also pushed products overseas. ” 

Marketing Interactive – September 23, 2021

“Singapore’s national marketing initiative “Made With Passion” has selected 64 new brands to join its slate, bringing the total number of brands to 111. New names to the Made With Passion slate include … visionary homeware brands such as Scanteak and doob Bean Bags.”

Singapore Home & Decor – July 2021

“Who says pet furniture can’t be stylish? These days, pets are spoiled for choice with the wide range of designer furniture available. From doggie bean bags to cat condos, finding something that blends into your décor is easier than ever.

BestinSingapore – June 2020

“Looking for the best spatulas in Singapore? Well, you’ve hit paydirt with this page, because we’re here to round up our favourite spatulas on the island, both for near-expert-level cooks and amateur chefs.

Uncover Asia – June 2020

“Stressing over what gifts to buy for a friend for either a birthday or a housewarming? First, ask yourself: does he or she drink regularly? If the answer’s yes, then we’ve got the ideal products for you to consider. Taking an ordinary home bar to the next level, here are 7 ridiculously adorable and handy bar tools from the good folks of a local multi-concept lifestyle store, NomadX and award-winning lifestyle and home decor store, mrphy.”

NYLON – December 9, 2019

“‘Tis the season to be jolly — and generous AF. So with the festive season just around the corner, we’re feeling in the mood to dish out… proper gift recommendations! Whether it’s your “influencer” friend who’s always making you go to great lengths for that oh-so-casual picture, the eco-warrior who’ll rage at your disposable coffee cup, or your favourite “quarter-life crisis” millennial who mutters ‘OK boomer’ under their passive-aggressive breaths — or hey, even that one colleague you drew for Secret Santa that you’ve never spoken to in your life — we’ve sussed out the perfect gifts for your friend, family, or significant other.”

Vanilla Luxury – November 28, 2019

How about unique glassware that can become an interesting talking point when entertaining guests? Inspired by laboratory apparatus such as flasks and test tubes, Simple Lab Experience has elegant glassware cleverly designed to provide for easy cleaning and will protect your hands when you’re brewing that great cup of hot coffee or tea.

Vanilla Luxury – October 31, 2019

mrphy is a curated online marketplace that offers quality home accessories that complement not only your interior style but your personality as well. Find what you want easily; search by decor styles such as Scandinavian, minimalist or industrialist.” read more >>

Squarerooms October Issue 2018

Furniture and accessories in colours that are good for the soul

EASY BEING GREEN: Pay homage to the beauty of nature with botanical hues

THE COLOUR PURPLE: Let purple reign for a royal and sophisticated feel”

Squarerooms July Issue 2018

“CHANGE IT UP. Breathe fresh style into your living and dining areas with furniture and accessories swaps.

Love of Cultures: Global influences right at home.

Metal Mania: One-of-a-kind look, matte or polished.”

Honeycombers – December 06, 2017

“Where to shop in Singapore for kitchen tools, accessories and decor

Want your kitchen looking like something out of Alice in Wonderland? Browse and shop from the comfort of your own home for quirky kitchenware such as cutting board sets that come in different designs and grids for cutting specific meat and veggies, and animal-themed dinnerware.

Lookbox Annual 2017 – Special Edition

”Pack a punch: Personalise your living room with our pick of style essentials.

Dining favours: Deck your dining space with these charming additions for an instant pick-me-up.

Studdy buddies: Whether it’s at home or in the office, bring a bit of personality to your workspace with these accessories.

Lookbox Living 52 – July/August 2017

“OBJECTS FOR THE HOME: Furniture and their complements create an alluring environment for sure but kitting up your place with original, iconic furniture might cost you the moon. With designer furniture, you get what you pay for, but for those on a budget, there are always alternative, original products you can consider.

Singapore’s Child write up on mrphy

“Founded in Singapore, mrphy offers quality home accessories that complement not only your interior style, but your personality as well. You can find what you want easily; search by decor or by purpose. mrphy offers a wide range of bean bags, kitchen, dining, living room, bedroom, office and outdoor products curated for you.

The Straits Times – July 8, 2017

“Other Thai brands sold here include Qualy, an award-winning home accessories and kitchenware brand that is known for its witty designs; and Pana Objects, which makes simple and beautiful wooden pieces such as stationery holders.

Singapore’s Child – February 20, 2017

​”6 Adorable Home Decor Accessories for your Kid’s Room: doob’s platoopat Bean Bags, ​with a double layered design that’s kid-safe, along with the use of better materials that results in a higher quality, and removable covers for easy cleaning; these doob bean bags are perfect for all those cuddling sessions with our kids. Oh, did we also mention that there’s free delivery? What’s not to love!”

Nylon Issue 48 – December 2016

“YOUR COLLEAGUE – Yeah, we know it’s already a blessing to have you as a desk mate, but hey, how about an actual gift eh? No stocking stuffers here! ‘Tis the season to give something nice to the person you see more than your mom.”

Nylon Singapore – November 2016

“Second only to a bed, beanbags are perhaps the most comfortable objects on earth. Couches are great too, but there’s nothing like having a soft, cosy, life-sized cushion that moulds itself according to your body shape. A perfect fit is always guaranteed!

Lookbox Living Issue 48 – 2016

“You may have noticed Qualy’s eye-catching products in stores and online before, but now you can head straight to the source for your fix of thoughtfully designed and playfully eccentric home accessories. These are wall hooks shaped like clouds, salt-and-pepper-shakers designed to mimic the four seasons, a doorstopper that looks like a sleeping dove, and many more items that put a bit of cheer into mundane activities.”

The Finder – Issue 275

“Want to enjoy a dip and read at the same time? Then, check out the new doob Plopsta’ Alfresco Bean Bag ($329), which works on or off the water. It’s durable and dries easily once you’ve had your fun. Best of all, it’s strong enough to fit three people in one seating!”

Squarerooms – March 2016

“Cuddle Up. Soft furnishings come in the form of out-of-the-box ideas too! Consider beanbags which are no longer old-fashioned, shapeless things they were. Beanbags conform to the contours of your body, enveloping you with a feeling of calm and relaxation. Create a peaceful corner in your home with this trendy beanbag in the shape of a hibernating grizzly. ”

Singapore Night Festival 2015

We are back for our second year running at the Singapore Night Fest 2015! Providing comfy butt-rests for the folks enjoying the live performances and movie screenings, while adding some colour to the festival green. Shoutout to Satire Singapore for getting doob! Photo Credit: Satire Singapore

Squarerooms June 2015 Issue

“Man of the House: Every man cave needs a Dionysus. With its synthetic shaggy fur cover, this beanbag delivers comfort at all levels, while its deluxe design and elegant, dark colours evoke a masculinity that would fit right into any bachelor’s pad. Designed by home-grown brand SoftRock Living, Dionysus is part of a collection of luxurious bean bags.”

Lookbox Annual – 2015

“Your home sourcing experience begins here! – Check out the brand new Product Showcase section on the refreshed website! We’ve got everything you need for your home, form furniture to fittings, sanitary ware to smart technology. Browse through an exhaustive selection of more than 200 products from Singapore’s top retailers and suppliers.”

The Finder – 2015 May

“Turn your kitchen into one straight out of a Buzzfeed post with quirky and adorable kitchen items from Qualy. Offering homeowners creative kitchen solutions, all of Qualy’s products, be it kitchen equipment or packaging, are made from 100 percent recyclable materials. Items like the super cute Four Seasons seasoning shaker set, Thirsty Bird water dispenser and Slice cutting board set make cute conversation starters as well as gifts. Qualy’s boxes can also be upcycled into makeshift shelves; simply follow the detailed instructions printed on the packaging’s exterior for added storage space.”

Squarerooms – December 2014 Issue

“Bag of Comfort: Unwind after a long day of work and collapse into luxurious bean bags from home-grown brand, SoftRock Living. Designed and manufactured in Singapore, the pieces come in three forms and plush material selections: synthetic suede (Vesuvius), synthetic shaggy fur (Dionysus) and chenille velvet (Bohemian).

Renonation – 2014 November

“Qualy, a brand from land of smiles which has won several product design, innovation awards and international accolades such as “Good Design”award in 2010 and “Designer of the Year” award in 2011, retails a myriad of environmental friendly, practical home and living accessories. – 2012 February

“… What’s doob? doob® makes affordable, chic bean bags. Beyond furniture, doob is also a culture; it’s built a fan base through lifestyle-focused marketing and energetic online campaigns. doob broke the beanbag cartel (a line other finance writers can only dream of typing) through pricing, innovation, and what industry experts technically call being damn happening. 

8 Days Magazine – 2012 January 12

doob® revels in some local pride! Bean There, Done That? “Bean Bags? Aren’t they lumpy sacks that try to pass off as furniture, favoured by students who can’t afford actual chairs? Well, you haven’t met doob bean bags. Designed by Singaporeans for Singaporeans (the dimensions and materials used are suitable for local sizes and our tropical weather), these bean bags are chic and, some say, annoyingly comfortable.