Favourite design element in India:

"Its best kept secret is in the ancient artisanal techniques that are fast disappearing all over the world. Techniques involving stonework, metal work, mirror work and hand-knotted carpets on massive looms. A lot of people are jumping onto the ultra-modern bandwagon in India, and they're not creating beautiful buildings both inside and outside using the above techniques."

Indian stone

Favourite piece of artwork from Hotel Vagabond:

"The Marco Brambilla piece in the elevator, titled 'Evolution'."


Favourite art capital in the world:

"It's a tough one. I like New York City and The Metropolitan Museum of Art — the scale and diversity of everything that they exhibit."

The Met

Favourite music album:

"Bob Marley's Legend. I spent my formative years listening to it. There's something in it that is quite captivating. I obviously like reggae and island music."

Bob marley

Favourite building in Singapore:

"The National Gallery. I like the way they've integrated the modern into the heritage."

National Gallery

For more information on Hotel Vagabond, click here. To listen to the playlist prepared by their previous artist-in-residence, Captain Planet, click here.