Last Friday, I took half a day off work and made my way down to Space Asia Hub Singapore to bargain hunt for some small accessories that I will be looking to bring over to my next home. Although my parents’ place is a neat and well-kept home, I would not call it a “themed” […]Read more "Bargains Picked Up from Space Year End Sale 2012"
It’s incredible that something designed nearly a century ago still look so relevant in today’s context. The PH 3/2 Lamp was designed by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen 86 years ago. 86 years! Wow… That, is older than even most of the human beings can declare their age today. Designed between 1925 and 1926, the […]Read more "PH 3/2 ~ Thrice the Shade, Double the Class"
Moooi is a joint venture between Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers, founded in 2001 and named after the native Dutch word for “Beautiful”. For those who know Dutch would ask why there is a third “o” in Moooi. According to Moooi’s website, the third “o” stands for the extra value of beauty and uniqueness in […]Read more "Raimond ~ Starry Starry Night"
Remember the good old architecture with fabulous plaster ceilings with beautiful flowery reliefs? Well, Marcel Wanders had taken inspiration from his old house’s ceiling and put it into his new ceiling and a pendant lamp design. Given the flowery reliefs in his new design, it is not difficult to guess why he dubbed his new […]Read more "Skygarden ~ Hanging Gardens of your Ceiling"
Back in 1960, Arne Jacobsen had designed an entire hotel from its external facade to internal furniture and rooms, right down to the cutlery used in the restaurants. This has become an icon and even a marketing bragging right if you visit the hotel’s website. The hotel I’m referring to is the SAS Royal Hotel in […]Read more "AJ ~ Simplicity made Iconic"
In view of the Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke being too extravagant for my minimalist home (more like, it is too expensive for me to get the original :)), I am looking at another Louis Poulsen piece with a different type of charm. While the PH Artichoke exudes luxury and elegance, I am turning to a suspension lamp with […]Read more "PH5 & PH50 ~ Old School Charm"
The PH Artichoke Lamp may be an artistic piece for admiration, but it defies minimalism with its 72 pieces of leaves. Regardless of how well it conceals its complexity, it is still one piece of complex artifact. Ironically, I love it for its complexity, presence and luxury which is against my theme of minimalism. A […]Read more "Mercury Sospensione ~ Zero G Love"