architecture + design

Five Tips for Sourcing Eco-Friendly Furniture

American spend tens of billions of dollars each year on furniture. Many of them will visit a high street store to browse and purchase and get to pay a hefty premium, particularly if the item is a designer brand. When the item becomes worn out (usually fairly quickly) or the fashion changes (even more quickly) the old furniture is often thrown out and the whole ... Read more

Ingenious Temporary Interior Design Ideas

Interior decor and design is always changing. It evolves along with us and our lifestyle. In some cases we may just want to live with a certain look before committing to it. For those living in apartments and rented homes we may not be allowed to make permanent changes. Maybe we just like simple over complicated, as not everyone is handy. The price of ... Read more

HDB Flats: Not Your Ordinary Singaporean Dream House

In our modern age, the rise of HDB flats in Singapore has taken the country by storm. With over 23 towns and 3 estates that house HDB flats, you’ll definitely find the perfect one for you. Although these flats or houses are made as neutral as possible to cater to the most number of people, there are those that redesign the HDB flats and ... Read more

Five Creative Ways To Decorate Your Bedroom With Flowers

(photo source: wallpapersafari.com) Flowers are often used in celebrations like wedding, birthday parties, family gatherings, funerals and many more. They are usually presented in a glamourous and bizarre way to attract the eyes of people. Flowers are seen in households as well. Almost every home has flower decorations. But making flower arrangements for your room is a different thing. Your room is your haven and ... Read more

The Surging Popularity of Mid-Century Modern Furniture

The 1950's saw a great deal of importance put on creativity and unique design features in architecture, furniture and automobiles. Eager to showcase what they felt would be a taste of the future, designers incorporated newer materials and design elements in their work, which became collectively known as "Mid-Century Modern". Today, with the help of shows like "Mad Men", mid-century furniture has experienced a huge ... Read more

Otherworldly Architecture: Japan’s Tiny Houses

In the past, most people like to acquire buildings that are huge and enormous. But this slowly changed over time as they realized how impractical it is to own one of these estates. Today, a number of them are more interested in owning properties that have just enough space for their entire family. This is something students from different architecture universities in Manila should learn ... Read more

9 Reasons Why Tiles Are Advantageous For Your Home

Tiles are often used in bathrooms and kitchen because of its slick and smooth texture. According to Wikipedia, a tile is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, or even glass, generally used for covering roofs, floors, walls, showers, or other objects such as tabletops. It is also said that a tile can sometimes refer to similar units made from ... Read more

When Architecture Pays Tribute to Tragedy

By way of illustration, architecture magazine Dezeen reports master builder Daniel Libeskind saying that architecture is "a field of repression" and that those who practice that art need to make “more confrontational buildings." Clearly he’s smarting from bad press for his Jewish Museum Berlin design faulting him for the building’s jagged and pointy shape. Defending it to Dezeen, he said, “When you look at the ... Read more
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