by William Lundie on June 30, 2011 0
ONG&ONG Architects have designed this house in Sentosa Cove in Singapore.
Achieving space maximisation and privacy were also factored into this design, in view of the house’s close proximity to neighboring units. As a result, the internal spaces face inward into a multi-functional courtyard which acts as circulation pivot, light well and ventilation exhaust, while also serving as a visual focal point. Dense foliage also provides a natural means for additional privacy.
The building’s slimmer east and west facades are a contrast to the wide-open north and south ones. This regulates natural lighting and wind ventilation for efficient thermal circulation. A pitched roof, with its series of repeating slopes, also generates additional skylight openings. And let’s also not forget that this is first and foremost a home for an active couple and their kids. For t
by Sofia Lanigan on June 29, 2011 0
While quantities last, we’re offering David Mellor Glass Bowls at a special price. Available in two sizes and four iridescent colors.
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If you are looking for a modern sofa that flickers with a hint of retro elegance for a resulting timeless piece, you may fall in love with one from Sophisticated Living. Their sofa designs are confident and fresh, ranking high on quality and comfort. Many of the sofas are modular, meaning they can be arranged in a variety of ways to fit your specific space perfectly. Sophisticated Living also promotes your personal creativity even further by offering custom-made services so that you may essentially design the sofa of your dreams. Although, if we could have our pick right now, we’d definitely take “Peahi” – their newest addition to the sofa collection, as displayed in the photo above. Inspired by the initial rays of springtime sun, this highly inviting sofa is fun and original with captivatingly colorful fabrics and patterns. Be su
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Manutti is a Belgian company that designs and manufactures stunning, elegant, contemporary outdoor furniture. They not only create beautiful items but also pioneered the outdoor modular sofa allowing clients to create their own seating arrangements. Their focus on attention to detail like the same color stitching offers clean finishes bringing cool class to outdoor terraces all over the world.
Here we take a look at their latest 2011 collections:
The fuse collection is pure contemporary elegance giving any terrace a super trendy look. The cushions are made from 100% recyclable Lotus fabric and are extremely comfortable. Clever little items like the stackable chaise longue and the folding sunshade add more elegance to the collection with pragmatic touches.
by Sofia Lanigan on June 28, 2011 0
Stop seat cushions from sliding off kitchen chairs by placing strips of Velcro on the chair and on the cushion.
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Founded in 2010, FABITA makes decorative stove hoods and modern cooktops in Fabriano, Italy. When it comes to the design, you can clearly see the influence of Elica and Falmec, but the decorative hoods from FABITA use proprietary air extraction technologies which are among the most advanced available today. The result are powerful, quiet and efficient stove hoods that feature 4-speed electronic touch controls, timer, halogen lights, 800 m³/h maximum extraction rate and can be installed virtually anywhere. Fabita.
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What more can be said of the importance of first impressions? They’re important, of course. And one of the ways that you can establish a winning first impression when it comes to your home is to amp up your curb appeal.
You’ve heard a lot about curb appeal before, too. But, it should be said that not every situation where curb appeal is concerned is about selling a home. Sometimes, it’s about staying in one too. Curb appeal is one of the outward results of how you’ve transformed a home and property from one that is impersonal, or even kind of ‘blah‘, to one that matches the home of your dreams. And transformation is really what all home improvement is all about. It’s a means of discovering that the home you live in actually offers more than you thought it would before you started your renovation projects.
In this respect, this isn’t just about marketing your home to sell it on to someone else. It’s about a se