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This homeowner created a home with exotic finds around the globe

Serendipity can be so fortunate for some people. Case in point: homeowner Jeremy Tan, who was browsing at an online housing portal and stumbled on a 4-room Telok Blangah flat which caught his eye. “I wasn’t looking to buy. I just tinkled on the keyboard and searched for a flat in the Redhill and Anderson […]

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REAL HOME: This villa demonstrates an execution in tasteful aesthetics and artisanal furniture

The villa offers views of sylvan and hilly terrains all around. Can you count on a male architect to introduce design flair and an appreciation of furniture and accoutrements into a home? Very often, architects are very nonchalant in furnishings and would relegate that role to a proper interior designer or decorator. Not in the […]

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REAL HOME: This home comes alive once you step in to experience its interiors that take you on a pleasure trip

  For most couples, the thought of renovating their home is best done by commissioning an interior designer and everything would fall into place. For Heloiza Montuori and her husband Mario, it was more of a “hands-on” approach to getting into the gritty work and rolling up their sleeves to get the job done. When […]

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House Tour: An apartment for an elderly couple demonstrates how style and function can coexist.

PHOTOS: Weiken.com It is common thinking that homes of the elderly should be just utilitarian bereft of any style. That’s not true with a semi-retired couple living along Kim Tian Road. When they met Emily Tan of Weiken, their brief was to create a modern home with clean lines and it had to be easy […]

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Open And Inviting

Newly-weds want nothing more than to call a space their own home after the big day. For the Wong couple, it was paramount in their plans to quickly settle down with a place to chill and perhaps start their own family, and of course have a place to invite friends over for the weekends. STARTING […]

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Product Designer Scot Laughton

What is your design philosophy? If you are going to try designing this or that, then commit to it fully. Be honest, improve it, practise the highest craft and quality you can, and be aware of who is making it and the conditions they work in.  As a designer, it is very important for me […]

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Rules of Elegance

If the minimalist, streamlined look – enhanced by sleek, comfortable and functional furniture – is what you are looking for in your home, the creations of award-winning Italian designer Carlo Colombo will be your cup of tea. Colombo’s designs are endowed in what he described as five ideas of beauty, simplicity, maximum expression of materials, […]

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Dynamic Duo: Voon Wong & Benson Saw

Two designers, each from distinct countries put their disparate design philosophies into creations that startle the eyes without forgoing practicality.  Homegrown designer Voon Wong and Malaysian-born Benson Saw are the creatives behind the moniker VW+BS. They have a 13-year partnership in the field of product design and interior design. While the layman may not be […]

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Matchmakers

Ploypan and Decha have arranged the perfect marriage between fun and functionality in their product designs. Thinkk Studio, Ploypan Theerachai and Decha Archjananun, both 32, from Bangkok. Juxtaposing traditional and industrial materials drives the duo. For the past six years, Ploy and Decha, as affectionately known by many in the industry, have been driven by […]

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Designing Couture Homes

Known for her sultry persona on TV series Superior Interior, Kelly Hoppen opts for understated chic for her interior designs. Kelly Hoppen made her fortune creating homes for yacht-owning Russians, Asian tycoons and celebrities such as the Beckhams, so she’s the last person you’d expect to believe that the rich are ruining London. “I’m getting […]