Weekend indulgences: Watching Grand Designs UK

It’s kinda become a favourite weekend activity of ours i.e. watching episodes of Grand Designs together.  Grand Designs is a British television series presented Kevin McCloud that features various homebuilding projects. It’s been around for over 10 years but it’s only recently that we found out about it when we stumbled upon an episode on Starhub’s BBC Lifestyle channel (432). Each…

Why not decorate your windows for Christmas?

UPDATE: Click to see my my Christmas 2012 window display here. I don’t think it’s the norm for most Singaporean families to decorate windows/doors for Christmas and I have a few theories why that is so… 1. It’s a cultural thing – just not the norm over here, unlike in other western countries where decorating homes for Christmas…

Inspirations: Industrial themed apartments

It makes sense that the industrial theme is so popular amongst Singaporeans – just have a look at this HDB renovation ‘guideline’: “Embedding of wiring (house in metal/high impact PVC conduit) in RC slab, beam, column, wall and in wall plaster or other finishes is not allowed“. Since around 85% of Singaporeans stay in HDB…

Inspirations: Bookshelves

Just felt like sharing bookshelf inspirations.  I was actually quite stunned when I realized that some people don’t buy books. As in like they never read (magazines don’t count) books ever, so no need for bookshelves. Not sure if I’ll get into this whole e-book thing in the future.  For now anyway, bookshelves are still…