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Look at this elegant and timeless makeover of customer’s bedroom with our `Peranakan Tile’ wallpaper! The wallpaper turns the bedroom space into a classy and at the same time cosy place for resting. It’s almost coming back to a hotel room every day. Interior designs in......

Ginza Magazine, Japan’s top design and lifestyle magazine, reports on Singapore Design Showcase which took place in Tokyo last month. Onlewo, together with other Singapore design brands like Carrie K., Biro, Kllylmrck, was brought together by Singapore Tourism Board for the event. We are happy......

Thank you Singapore Tourism Board and Parco (Singapore) for bringing Onlewo’s products to Tokyo as part of Singapore Inside Out 2017. Onlewo’s fabric clutch bag designed in collaboration with Ling Wu are retailed at the event, together with our other fabric products like table runners,......

Thank you, the Honeycombers for featuring Onlewo’s button-down shirt in Chinatown fabric design and dress in Dancing Kueh fabric prints! It has been a rewarding process collaborating with Gentlemen’s Tale and Soon Lee for the fashion pieces. Onlewo started with fabric and wallpaper designs for......

Onlewo is very happy to be have the story of its brand told by the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI). Mike Tay, founder and designer, shares about how he draws out the common elements in the Singapore identity and expresses them in a contemporary......

Singapore Tatler features Onlewo’s fabric stool. Thank you for the shout out! http://sg.asiatatler.com/homes/furniture/10-ways-to-bring-singapore-design-home#slide-10 “Add a touch of local flavour to spaces with the furnitures and accessories from Onlewo. This particular teak stool is upholstered in the Tiong Bahru fabric; it’s one of several textile prints......

An all-occasion dress designed with Onlewo’s fabric featuring print of 7 different types of `kueh’, or local desserts. The inspiration behind the fabric design – Kueh tutu, ondeh ondeh, kueh dar dar, pineapple tarts, peng kueh, ba chang and otah – all part of Singapore’s......

Thanks for the great write-up about Onlewo and Ling Wu’s `Siu Jie’ fabric clutch bag collection! ‘Singapore Design Now’ Exhibits the Best of Southeast Asian Design in NYC “With a passion for telling stories of Singapore through unique patterns, Tay creates cotton linen fabrics inspired......

  From a small little studio space in Little India, Mike Tay built his Onlewo brand of Singapore-inspired wallpaper and fabric into a collection that now includes fashion accessories, including clutch bags, shirts, laptop bags, etc. Collaborating with Ling Wu on the lovely ‘Siew Jie’......

Mike Tay’s cement tile designs get a shout-out by Straits Times! Thank you for sharing ‘My Home’ design series with your readers! http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/decorative-cement-tiles-some-by-singaporean-designers-gain-a-following “His shop now supports Singaporean designer Mike Tay, 46, who launched a set of tile designs called My Home last year. When......

Mike Tay shares some thoughts about the revamped President’s Design Award from his experience growing his design works at Onlewo. https://www.gov.sg/news/content/today-online—presidents-design-award-to-undergo-format-tweaks http://www.todayonline.com/lifestyle/revamped-presidents-design-award-focus-transformational-impact-top-design-craftsmanship “Founder of local design studio Onlewo, Mike Tay, felt the changes offer a “clearer focus on the areas (the awards) look out for......

Thanks www.littlestepasia.com for the feature on Singapore gift ideas offered by us! http://www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/shop/unique-singapore-gift-ideas “Onlewo means safe and happy home. Started by Mike Tay, the studio develops a line of wallpapers and fabrics that are crafted out of deep inspirations from local heritage, culture and nature.......

Onlewo’s Singapore Downtown and Tiong Bahru cushion covers are part of these eight colourful cushion covers featured by Home & Decor (May 2017) http://www.homeanddecor.com.sg/articles/95411-shopping-8-colourful-cushions-brighten-look-home/cushion4–slide-4...

A collection of fabric clutch bags designed by the very talented Ling Wu with Onlewo prints of Tiong Bahru, Botanic Garden, Little India has met with sold-out response in New York! Thanks to AsiaStore, New York for the wonderful opportunity! Thanks Ling Wu, for the......

Ms Tay Suan Chiang from Business Times celebrates design brands with local Singapore flavor, and highlights Onlewo‘s collaboration with Fliq. Thanks for sharing the fun of Bubba Chair design with Singaporeans! http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/lifestyle/design/local-flavour This dining chair is a collaborative effort between industrial designer George Soo and......

Check out the charming rattan chair designed in collaboration by Lestari and Mike Tay, with Onlewo’s brilliant range of fabrics. The fabrics are designed with themes of Singapore heritage towns like Chinatown, Little India, Tiong Bahru. https://www.lestaridesigns.com/blank-l62lg/mike-tay-golden-china-town  ...

Onlewo’s signature fabric design has now been applied on handbags! Limited edition fabric clutch bag featuring Singapore cultural icons like Tiong Bahru, Peranakan ladies, Little India are now available at Onlewo studio, Ling Wu studio and even AsiaStore in New York....

Look out for Onlewo’s showcase of its fabric products at Singapore Inside Out Tokyo 2017! More update on this event when the event starts tomorrow. This will be the first time Onlewo travels officially overseas for a design show! Thanks Singapore Tourism Board and Parco......

A lot is happening at Singapore Design Week 2017. Onlewo is happy to be involved at Singaplural, a keynote event of Singapore Design Week. At this event Onlewo showcases 3 exciting collaborative product launches – `Siu Jie’ fabric clutch bag with bag designer Ling Wu,......

Singapore fabric and wallpaper designer Mike Tay talks about his love for Jalan Besar and the unpretentious charm of this old road on the fringe of Little India district. http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/lifestyle/haunt/jalan-besar-with-mike-tay “Mike Tay is the self-taught designer behind Onlewo, a line of whimsical patterned fabrics used......

Thanks Marie France Asia for the shout out! http://www.mariefranceasia.com/fashion/serial-shopper/shopping-guide/new-local-brands-singapore-205939.html#item=1 “Onlewo is a small design studio nestled in Jalan Besar that features a line of wallpapers and functional fabrics created by founder Mike Tay. His creations celebrate everything that is unique about our country – from......

Another National Day feature of what Onlewo does. This time the attention  is on a humble little stool with a design that is big in our collective psyche – HDB flats! http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/home-design/celebrate-national-day-in-style “Clean lines and geometric patterns of Housing Board flats were the inspiration for......

Staying rooted to what he believes in has finally paid off for Mike Tay. His original and yet recognisably Singaporean designs applied on fabric and wallpaper has gained quality recognition through passion, hard work and a simple desire to give customers his best works. http://www.homeanddecor.com.sg/articles/83845-shopping-home-furnishing-and-accessories-quality-local-brands...

Todayonline shares Onlewo’s experience and perspectives about growing its brand through pop-up events. “Yes, pop-ups are a great way to meet local and foreign buyers. The direct interaction with our customers is gratifying. Pop-ups also provide a platform for a local business to meet other......

Support Singapore’s design scene by buying these collectibles Thanks to The Peak Magazine for featuring Onlewo and it products which are showcased at Singapasar. “Founder Mike Tay says the collection is inspired by fond childhood memories of huddling with his grandfather to watch the Chingay......

Thank you Business Times for supporting local brands like Onlewo! http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/lifestyle/arts-entertainment/love-sg-buy-sg “I wanted to launch this new collection at Singapasar to celebrate our country’s birthday and the success of our public housing design and planning that contributed significantly towards our nation building,” says Mr Tay.”......

Check out Onlewo’s wallpapers and fabric products at Keepers’ new home at National Design Centre! Thanks Keepers, for the partnership! http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/design-collective-keepers-finds-home-at-national-design-centre  ...

Mike shares about how his family background, childhood and personal perspective of beauty are all reasons for his love for designing wallpaper and fabric. http://a-list.sg/profile-mike-tay/ “As a young boy, Mike Tay noticed a rangoli at the doorstep of his Indian neighbour. The beautiful arrangement of coloured powder......

Another original fabric design by Mike that will tug at the heartstrings of Singaporeans. This vibrant and timelessly festive Chinatown design is a pattern play with icons such as opera singer, historic buildings, persimmon, Chinese lanterns, etc. It’s an oriental eclectic design with a sheen......

Thanks Home & Decor again, for the lovely feature of our Peranakan series of wallpaper and fabric patterns! “Traditional Peranakan designs are so rich in visual imagery and colour, it’s not surprising that designers
are mining them to create products for the modern home. Designer Mike......

The fusion of Singapore design and art has always been the interest of Mike Tay, founder and designer of Onlewo design studio. Giving a voice and space for expression for local designers and artists is what motivates Mike. http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/home-design/singapore-designs-shine “Mr Tay, 44, who designs wallpaper and......

A distinctive heritage feel of this collection of wallpaper and fabric design is something Singaporeans can connect with easily. Mike Tay re-expressed icons of these old estates in timelessly charming patterns. http://www.homeanddecor.com.sg/blogs/5-webstores-get-your-quirky-singapore-themed-decor...

Thankful to have this story about the Singapore inspiration behind our wallpaper and fabric designs! http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/home-design/fabric-of-a-nation `His chic Singapore-themed creations celebrate everything that is unique about the Little Red Dot – from heritage neighbourhoods such as Little India and Tiong Bahru to the intricate design......