launched earlier this, capitol plaza is a high-profile complex which comprises of a slew of stores, restaurants, a hotel and even a theatre. and not surprisingly, it has quickly gained a prominent place among singapore's leading shopping destinations. although there are already two shops in the area, aesop decided to expand its presence with an additional outpost at this mall. occupying a compact unit on the ground floor, it boasts an interior design by russell & george, an architectiure practice based in melbourne. it takes cues from the city state's unique peranakan culture and is paired with the sleek aesthetic of the mall itself. a white finish was chosen for the curving walls, ceiling, and round-edged, oak-covered counters; allowing the exotic tiled flooring to pop. the distinct local flavour is further boosted by wall-mounted oak shelving, a frequently used material in singaporean shophouses, and plants which in time will spill lushly over the demonstration area. the new aesop store stocks the brand's full range of skin, body and hair care products. location: capitol piazza, 13 stamford road, shop 01-11 [city hall].