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How we survived with no TV in our house

The usual refrain goes like this from concerned, well-meaning friends. “How did you survive without a television set at home?” “How do you entertain your kids and keep them quiet?” … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

5 Award-Winning Asian Furniture Designers You Should Know

When we think furniture designers, names like Philippe Starck comes to mind immediately. While Western names have certainly made their marks, their Asian counterparts are making small in roads into … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

3D Printed Tableware

Foodies and fashionistas no longer have to choose between being one or the other. Here comes a 3D printed ring that doubles up as your dinnerware! How cool!   The … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

3D Print Your Own Mansion

No one does big scale like the Chinese. A Shanghai tech company 3D-printed an entire six storey high apartment and mansions. Can you beat that!? The large scale structures¬†were produced, … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

Our Paper Kitchen Countertop

You read it right – our kitchen countertop is made of PAPER. Yes, the kind of newspapers, magazines, ¬†cardboard etc. that you sell to the garang guni man for a … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · 10 Comments

Real Affordable Antiques

Happy 2015 to all! With the Lunar New Year coming soon, it is common to replace the old and buy some new furniture/appliance. With the extra year end bonus some … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Pipeful of Rack

There’s this very tight, empty corner by our bedroom window that is too small for a built-in wardrobe and too big for a conventional coat rack. We had an industrial-looking … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 8 Comments

A Fan of the Artemis – Part 3

A reader reminded me to share about our Artemis fan and so, happy to report that it is ALL DONE! We have used it now for about a month, and … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · 18 Comments

A Fan of the Artemis – Part 2

Am happy to report that we’ve finally got our Artemis fan on our hands – hand-carried from Hong Kong to Singapore! Here’re some pix to entice you. This new lover … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · 7 Comments

A fan of the Artemis

When things are so expensive in Singapore, what else can we do? Ans: Look outside Singapore, and I don’t just mean Malaysia. We were shopping for a ceiling fan for … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 13 Comments
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