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Understand the true value of minimalism

A real Japanese home for minimalism

The love of Japanese people for simplicity is well known. Its roots are at least partially understood — where’s the sense in having an abundance of objects and possessions when an earthquake could send them flying at your head at any moment? But there’s also an important psychological idea here. The less time and money you waste on accumulating lots of unnecessary junk, the more order there will…

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Wow Lau! BiG Saving Buy Online At Half Price!

Fans of Taobao Marketplace have saved money by buying homefurn from the Ezbuy       Customer Who Buy Online Like many new home owners, public relations account director Goh He Lin and bank analyst William Toh wanted to decorate their four-room Housing Board flat in Kim Tian Road in style, but without breaking the…

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Headache! What Color To Choose?

Creating Color Flow in Your Home   Knowing how to create color flow is the secret to achieving a harmonious atmosphere throughout your home. Have you ever walked into a space and sensed that something was not quite right but did not know why? Chances are, color had something to do with it.   The…

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WALLPAPER-2016

Wallpaper Trends For 2016

The new year 2016 we’ve decided to help you get a head start on your resolutions starting with your home interior walls. We’re bidding a sweet farewell to those old walls on your behalf and introducing the latest and greatest designer wallpaper trends for 2016.   1. NATURAL FAUX     Natural faux has is…

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Cool DIY Ideas for CNY 2016

Chinese New Year 2016 the Year of Monkey CNY Interior decorations include red colors, but when used properly following simple Feng Shui tips brings good luck. Good Feng Shui color combinations inspired by the Yang Fire Monkey which is symbolized by color Red can include vases of pretty tree blossoms, hot colored Chinese paper lanterns…

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MagicPlan- Making Floor Plans on Your Phone

With MagicPlan mobile app (iOS & Android) quickly create professional floor plans & work estimates. It measures your rooms and draws floor plan just by taking pictures. Simply add objects, annotations, photos and attributes to generate reports or complete estimates.         Great for Architects & Designers : Architects and designers everywhere know the…

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Green Interior

Green Interior Design Why Go Green? As people become more concerned about the environment, “green” design is rapidly gaining in popularity. Being green means using environmentally friendly products and design techniques, and it appeals to the conservation-minded as well as to those who wish to live in more-healthful surroundings.     1. Place plants as…

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Interior Design Trends for 2016

Interior Design Trends You’ll Definitely See in 2016   The new 2016 is approaching rapidly the designer’s trends and specific stylistic of this year are so distinctive and with such richness of expressions. Know the upcoming hot trends in Interior Design here!     Amongst the many inspired changes inside and outside the houses that come…

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BTO Door Opening Ritual Procedure by Big Tree and Koala

    Hi all, We just received our keys for our nest today! 30th Sept 2015. Due to overwhelming response, we decided to do a quick draft on the door opening ritual procedures to share with our friendly neighbours and friends.. We hope it helps you a little and congrats on your key collection! ~…

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Why CaseTrust-RCMA Accredited ID Company

HOME owners planning to refurbish their abodes can look forward to better protection from botched or incomplete renovation jobs.   They will get insurance which compensates them should the contractor fail to finish the job, and contracts that spell out all the fees the contractors are charging.     These changes are part of a…

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How does HDB rectify defects in newly completed flats?

HDB has a system in place to ensure that the quality of its new flats meet acceptable industry standards. They abide by a clear set of guidelines and impose quality checks at every stage of construction. including pre-and post construction.     For example, contractors are required to inspect completed flats and carry out the…

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An Apartment That Tells A Tale Of Illustrious Lifestyle

  Karen Ng popular celebrity stylist, image consultant and successful businesswoman, is a colourful figure in the local celebrity scene.     Famed for her dazzling power outfits at gala events and dinner parties, it is indeed interesting to note that despite all the glitz and glam, when it comes to her home at The…

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3Rm + 4Rm HDB Flat = JUMBO FLAT

Homeowner Ramdzan Minhat’s jumbo flat in Woodlands has four bedrooms and three halls     He describes his home as a “halfway house” for family members who are in need. His parents stayed with him for about seven years after his mother had a knee operation, before moving back to their own flat.   Now,…

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You Will Fall In Love With This Home

  Magic Touch for this Apartment @ Cantonment Close by Jonathan Kuok from Space Atelier                                                     Jonathan Kuok   Arm with a passion for interior design & with a leap…

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Celeb David Gan his passion for branded furniture

Distinguished celebrity hairstylist David Gan known to be collector of luxurious designer furniture and artwork. So what better way to feature his vast collection than through his own home?   Home for him would be a sprawling SGD 5 million apartment right in the heart of the Orchard district, just minutes from his very own…

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Complete Makeover for a 3-Room HDB Flat

A old rundown 3-room flat at Bendemeer Road was given a complete makeover that cleverly bent the rules of the typical Housing Development Board (HDB) flat. Located in an estate established in 1972, this visibly-aged flat was a spartan & modest one.   Celebrated interior designer Norman Yeo injected contemporary sophistication with a dose of…

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Why throw out an old furniture when new life can breathe into it?

  Socialite Jamie Chua was about to throw out a 10-year-old dining table when Norman Yeo creative interior designer & director of OSC by Norman Yeo persuaded her to let him work his magic on it.  After all, why throw out an old furniture when new life can breathe into it? For Yeo, the eight…

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You Are Paying More For Renovation Now

HOMEOWNERS,   If you have signed your renovation contract on or after June 1, you’ll likely have to pay more.       That’s because a new rule — which requires pre-packed cement to be used throughout Housing Board flats — has driven up charges.   In some cases, HDB dwellers may end up paying as much as…

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MEET THE MAN WHO BUILT A 30-STORY BUILDING IN 15 DAYS

ZHANG YUE, FOUNDER and chairman of Broad Sustainable Building, is not a particularly humble man. A humble man would not have erected, on his firm’s corporate campus in the Chinese province of Hunan, a classical palace and a 130-foot replica of an Egyptian pyramid.       A humble man, for that matter, would not…

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Disappointment with expensive buy – Trivelis defect & Toyota recall

The 888-unit Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) project is developed by local firm EL Development (ELD). Trivelis was advertised as having “choice fittings” and “quality floor finishes”. A unit costs between $370,000 and $800,000.  Disappointment with expensive buy – Trivelis defect & Toyota recall   SINGAPORE — His Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS)…

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UNLAWFUL GST COLLECTION

Interior firm unlawful GST collection

SINGAPORE: The sole proprietor of an interior design service provider was on Tuesday (May 12 Year 2015) ordered to pay a total penalty and fine of more than S$38,000 for unlawfully collecting Goods and Services Tax (GST) from his customer. ID firm owner convicted for unlawful GST collection     Mohaideen bin Osman, 39, the sole…

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How Old Do I Look – The Robot That Can Guess Your Age!

Microsoft has a fun new toy! It’s called How-Old.net! It’s NOT a game where you guess the age of their .NET platform. Instead it’s a fun game where they guess your age from a photo you supply. It’s kind of like this:     It is likely that your Facebook page is flooded with the…

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Lovely Pink Kitchen

Pink can be a tough color to incorporate into your kitchen. People tend to either love it or hate it. But, sexy lovely pink is making a comeback and these kitchens prove it.      

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Mushroom Grow In My Bathroom Door

Berry Me blogger found Mushroom Grow in My Bathroom Door I had been really busy for the past 2 weeks, since 2 of my bff was visiting from the U.S. When i got home picking them up from the airport, i can’t believe what i found popped up right outside of my bathroom.    …

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HDB REPAIR

HDB entering flat without permission for urgent repairs

SINGAPORE: Officers from the Housing and Development Board (HDB) may soon be granted more powers to HDB entering flat without permission for urgent repairs and with good reason In June 2013, a Bishan flat owner and his friend removed part of a structural column without applying for a renovation permit from HDB. “Had he applied,…

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Our Hero Tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew

THE LEGACY OF LEE KUAN YEW Our Hero Tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew Mr Lee ‘s home at oxley road Those who see it for the first time are astonished that Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew’s home is so humble. But it is a comfortable house, a home we have got used to. Though…

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Upside down house in Russia

The upside down house in Russia – Moscow was built as an attraction for the All-Russian Exhibition Center, an ongoing trade show that sounds a little like a Russian World’s Fair. It’s not just upside-down from the outside, either; inside, the ceiling is the floor and all the furnishings are attached over visitors’ heads even…

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HDB Virtual Showflats

VIRTUAL SHOWFLATS   Take a peek at the various show flats with different design themes available.    View HDB Gallery here!   Studio Apartment – Totally Tropical (36sm) To view the virtual showflat click here!   2 Room Flat – Sporty Space (45 sm) To view the virtual showflat click here!   3 Room Flat…

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Renovation Contractor Who Preys on HDB Residents

Nowadays, some heartless people will go around cheating people of their blood & sweat money. This happens all over the world & as potential victims ourselves, we must be really careful with any kinda people we are dealing with. Otherwise, it might be too late to rectify anything.   I have a friend called Celestine.…

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HOUSE HUNTING IN A FENG SHUI WAY

HOUSE HUNTING IN A FENG SHUI WAY   Looking for the right dream house of your life is such an overwhelming task for most of us because there are too many areas to take into consideration so we can be easily distracted and ignore the perspective of selecting a good Feng Shui house. Following are…

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HDB revamps showflat gallery

HDB revamps showflat gallery to keep up with the times   The gallery now features five fully furnished HDB showflats – including, for the first time, a studio apartment unit.   Located at the HDB Hub, on Level 3 Biz Four, the space is now called “My Nice Home Gallery”. It will feature five fully…

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Checking Out Your Brand New Flat

Checking Out Your Brand New Flat

  Checking Out Your Brand New Flat So, you’ve finally gotten the keys to your new home! That feeling is simply unbeatable isn’t it?   The flat that you’ve planned all the décor themes and ideas for, is now a physical reality. Like all new home owners, you can’t wait to check it out –…

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BEWARE OF SHAM CONTRACTORS

BEWARE OF SHAM CONTRACTORS

Malaysian cheat posed as HDB officers to con elderly in Singapore Updated article on May 7, 2015 source^states times review   A 24 year old Malaysian was charged in court  (6th May) for posing as HDB officers to cheat elderly into giving him cash for repair works. Lee Zhen Ning came into Singapore on a visitor…

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Futuristic homes to be a reality soon

Futuristic homes to be a reality soon

SINGAPORE — Amid the Republic’s Smart Nation drive, a developer here has teamed up with technology giant Samsung to build future “smart homes” which will, among other things, recognise owners’ lifestyle patterns.   For example, owners would be greeted by lights that are turned on automatically and the whirling sound of the coffee machine when…

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New BTO at Dawson

Skyville and SkyTerrace – offering a total of 1,718 flats. WOHA‘s designed Skyville @ Dawson which is consists of 960 homes in Singapore. As a response to the enthusiasm received by the public, their project is currently under construction and is estimated to be completed 3Q 2015. SkyVille@Dawson is a 47-storey development with unique features…

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Kitchen design ideas deconstructed

Kitchen design ideas deconstructed

Kitchen design ideas deconstructed Have you ever seen a fab reno job or a great design idea, and really wanted to know what they did or how to achieve it? Whether you are just curious, or you secretly want to steal the look (shhh.. we won’t tell), this is for you. Here is a breakdown…

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