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Utrecht, Cassina

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld is certainly not a household name but to design purists, he is respected for his work as a furniture designer and architect. He is also one of the principal members of the Dutch artistic movement called De Stijl founded in 1917. In 1935, Rietveld sketched Utrecht but it was never made into […]

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Transat Armchair, Ecart

Lauded as the “Chanel” of furniture, Ecart’s Gallic philosophy is about creating and reviving timeless designs manufactured by the highest standards. Its collection of re-editions offers creations from design greats such as Eileen Gray and Jean-Michael Frank. Design aficionados will adoringly approve that the Transat armchair created by the architect and designer Eileen Gray is […]

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Mamy Blue, Poltrona Frau

Not many armchairs can carry the title as a “future classic”, but the Mamy Blue armchair manufactured by venerable Italian furniture brand Poltrona Frau certainly owns this credo. Conceived in 2013 by renowned Italian designer Roberto Lazzeroni, the intention of the armchair is to seduce one to dream, meditate, and of course, allow one to […]

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Ribbon Chair, Artifort

Could a single spool of ribbon be an inspiration for feted French furniture designer Pierre Paulin? Yes, indeed! Realised in 1966, Paulin was inspired by the fluid motion of the ribbon when unreeled from its spool. His idea to turn a ribbon into a chair is quite intriguing because how can one freeze-frame a soft, […]

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Use Your Microwave Safely

Do you check the labels and materials of your containers before heating them up?  In most kitchens, we will find an assortment of different materials used in our containers – glass, plastic, ceramic and metals. But all food-grade materials are not similar. Let’s take a closer look at common materials used in food containers, and […]

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Stained Glass Snowflake Cookies

Besides keeping your kitchen flawlessly neat this Christmas, welcome guests with these gorgeous Stained Glass Snowflake Cookies for a jolly good evening. Makes 8-12 cookies       Ingredients 225g unsalted butter, softened 150g icing sugar 1 large egg, beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract 350g plain flour, plus extra for rolling pinch of salt assorted […]

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Green Kitchen Habits

Unleash the eco warrior in you by adopting these simple environmentally friendly kitchen habits. Dishwasher When used properly, a dishwasher is a great investment that helps cut water bills. Just remember to only switch it on when it’s full, and pair it with a phosphate-free detergent. Whenever possible, skip the heated drying cycle and leave […]

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White Vinegar For The Kitchen

When facing an SOS situation in the kitchen, white vinegar is the ingredient of choice to save the day.  Perfect Poached Eggs This is a chef’s trick of forming perfect poached eggs. To get your Eggs Benedict just right, add a few tablespoons of white vinegar to the water. It helps keep the white formed. […]

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Storage Picks

Plastic containers for specific storage needs that the OCD in you will enjoy. There’s something magical when the pantry gets sorted out, where everything has its own place. Visually, the impact of clean lines and tidy neatness is so deliciously appealing especially in your kitchen pantry. Rice Drawers Keep rice fresh with rice drawers from […]

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Bulk Bargains & Stockpiles

Inspired by the extreme savings and massive stockpiles on Extreme Couponing, here are 8 products you can buy in bulk and have in your stockpile.  1) Toilet Paper and Paper Towels Handy for tackling messes at hand, these non-perishable products can be stacked and bought in bulk. You’d never regret buying these in ridiculously large […]